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  • WATCH: Israel Social TV on the Kidnapping, Gender in Israel, “Airing Dirty Laundry”, and more

    By Jeremy Elster

    3 weeks ago

    In this edition of the English Language Social Order, we discuss:

    - The recent kidnapping of three yeshiva youths

    - Critique gender imbalance in the Israeli media

    - Attend Breaking the Silence's 10 year anniversary and ask, "What do you think about the criticism of "airing dirty laundry" in public?

    - March in the Gay Pride Parade in Tel Aviv

    - Investigate the new "Jewish Identity Administration" that is run by Naftali Bennett's Right Wing National Religious Jewish Home Party and responsible for strengthing the Jewish Identity of Israelis.

  • Israel announces new settlement construction in wake of Palestinian unity government

    June 5, 2014 | 3:12 pm

    Israel issued tenders for the construction of some 1,500 homes and apartments in eastern Jerusalem and the West Bank.

    The announcement Thursday is in retaliation for the formation of a Palestinian unity government that includes the Hamas organization, which has been labeled a...

  • Jewish Home: We’ll leave coalition if Israeli Arabs walk

    April 11, 2014 | 2:55 pm

    The Jewish Home party will leave Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s governing coalition if he releases Arab Israelis from jail, party bosses said.

    Ayelet Shaked, a lawmaker and senior member of Jewish Home, said Friday that the party’s position on the issue was a result...

  • Lawmakers walk out on European Parliament president Knesset address

    February 12, 2014 | 1:54 pm

    Right-wing lawmakers walked out of an address by the European Parliament president at the Knesset after he criticized Israel using incorrect facts.

    Members of the Jewish Home Party led by Naftali Bennett left the Knesset chamber after Martin Schultz accused Israel of allowing its...

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  • Israel’s Bennett: No agreement based on ’67 lines

    January 10, 2014 | 1:39 pm

    Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett said his Jewish Home Party will not accept an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement based on the 1967 lines.

    “No more word games: The 1967 lines mean dividing Jerusalem and giving up the Western Wall, the Temple Mount and the Old City. In...

  • Two-state solution is dead, Naftali Bennett says

    June 17, 2013 | 6:24 am

    The two-state solution is dead, Israeli government minister Naftali Bennett, head of the coalition partner Jewish Home Party, told a settlers’ group.

    “Never has so much time been invested in something so pointless,” Bennett told a meeting Monday of the Yesha Council in Jerusalem....

  • Report: Netanyahu promised Kerry to put ‘hold’ on settlement construction

    May 7, 2013 | 8:39 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that he would put a hold on construction in West Bank settlements until mid-June.

    Housing and Construction Minister Uri Ariel was told to delay the publication of new government tenders for the...

  • New Israel housing minister pledges more settlement building

    March 18, 2013 | 2:24 am

    Israel's new housing minister said on Sunday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's incoming cabinet would keep expanding Jewish settlements to the same extent as his previous government.

    The remarks came two days ahead of a visit by U.S. President Barack Obama who has urged...

  • Yair Lapid named as Israeli finance minister

    March 15, 2013 | 7:01 am

    A former TV anchor whose upstart political party was the biggest surprise in Israel's January election was named finance minister on Friday as a coalition deal was signed, his spokesman said.

    Yair Lapid's centrist Yesh Atid party, which champions bread-and-butter issues of the...

  • Netanyahu, with team of rivals, puts together a government

    March 11, 2013 | 8:26 am

    He’s had to bite a few bullets to get there, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will lead Israel’s next government.

    Barring a last-minute surprise, Israel’s new governing coalition will be sworn in this week: a center-right grouping of Netanyahu’s right-wing...

  • Netanyahu sets meeting to request extension in forming government

    February 28, 2013 | 8:25 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with President Shimon Peres to request an extension in forming a government.

    Their meeting was scheduled for Saturday night at the end of Shabbat, which is the deadline for forming a government.

    Under law, Netanyahu can...

  • An interview with Ayelet Shaked

    August 15, 2012 | 11:17 am

    With the run-up to the first-ever internal primaries for the Jewish Home Party (Ha-Bayit Ha-Yehudi) in full steam, one of the most hotly discussed issues is the candidacy of 36-year old Ayelet Shaked.

    The co-founder and former chairman of the MyIsrael (Yisrael Sheli) national...

  • Bibi stalls bills legalizing Ulpana

    May 23, 2012 | 10:11 am

    Two bills that would have legalized an outlying neighborhood of a West Bank settlement, bypassing a Supreme Court decision, were stalled in the Knesset by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    On Wednesday, Netanyahu asked lawmaker Zevulun Orlev of the Jewish Home Party to...