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  • Jews and the Royal Baby

    July 22, 2013 | 9:51 am

    When the news broke Monday that Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge and wife of Prince William, had gone into labor, it seemed that London could not have been more prepared.

    For weeks, reporters and photographers had been camped out in front of the maternity ward at St....

  • A gridlock bypass in Congress?

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    February 27, 2013 | 3:05 pm

    A remarkable thing happened in Washington, D.C., last week. National leaders of business and labor hammered out an outline on immigration reform. This might not only give a major boost to a new immigration policy; it might also show a path around the gridlock that has driven the...

  • The problem with Israel’s electoral system

    By Gidi Grinstein

    January 16, 2013 | 11:31 am

    Israel’s electoral system is the root cause of the disheartening polarization and superficiality on display in Israel’s current election season. Many wrongly point to the egos of our politicians as the underlying reason. In reality, powerful constitutional disincentives for...

  • Election Countdown- Why is Shira Teller voting for Ha’Avoda?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 16, 2013 | 10:17 am

    On January 22nd, Israel will vote for its new Knesset, and choose the Prime Minister to lead it. Much unlike the American system, here, we have countless parties with countless ideologies to choose from. Behind the curtain, we will cast our ballot, and choose one party only. The...

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  • Kadima crumbles, Labor emphasizes social issues and Likud still dominates

    December 6, 2012 | 11:16 am

    Two months ago, the strategy for victory was clear: To unseat Benjamin Netanyahu in elections on Jan. 22, Israel’s handful of center-left parties had to unite under one banner and choose a leader who could challenge the Israeli prime minister on issues of diplomacy and security.

    ...
  • NEW: Tracking the trends in Israeli elections season

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 3, 2012 | 5:27 pm

    I’ll start with the following three facts:

    1. Israel’s election is four months away. It is almost certainly to be held on September 4.

    2. Benjamin Netanyahu, the head of the Likud Party, will almost certainly be the next Israeli Prime Minister. That is, if the polls are...

  • Israeli workers launch massive strike

    February 8, 2012 | 8:54 am

    Israeli workers launched an open-ended general strike.

    The strike launched Wednesday by the Histadrut, Israel’s main labor union, closed down the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, stopped trains across the country and caused major delays at Ben Gurion Airport. The crippling strike also...

  • Netanyahu wins new party mandate

    January 31, 2012 | 5:32 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has won a new mandate to head his right-wing Likud party, defeating an ultranationalist challenger opposed to any land-for-peace deal with Palestinians.

    Initial results published on Wednesday after voting held a day earlier showed Netanyahu...

  • NBA Cavalier Omri Casspi a slam dunk for Israel

    By Lauren Bottner

    November 15, 2011 | 11:39 am

    Omri Casspi is done waiting around for the NBA season to start. Haaretz reports that he has signed with the Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team amidst the lockout between NBA owners and the basketball players. 

    Casspi previously played two seasons with the Sacramento Kings and was...

  • Can Labor’s new leader Shelly Yachimovich revive the party?

    October 3, 2011 | 5:06 pm

    The Israeli Labor Party’s new leader, Shelly Yachimovich, makes a grand entrance at the annual Rosh Hashanah toast for party activists.

    Well over an hour after the guests begin munching on puff pastries, she is greeted like a conquering hero as she wades into the crowd wearing...

  • BMW family admits using slave labor for Nazis

    September 28, 2011 | 11:44 am

    The family that owns BMW has admitted to using slave labor during World War II.

    Some 50,000 forced laborers are estimated to have worked in the factories of industrialist Guenther Quandt producing arms for the Nazis, according to a study commissioned by the Quandt family.

    Gabriele...

  • Hugo Boss apologizes for its forced labor under Nazis

    September 22, 2011 | 3:50 pm

    The German fashion house Hugo Boss has apologized for mistreating forced labor at a uniform factory during World War II.

    Revelations about how company founder Hugo Boss employed forced workers at his clothing factory, which was contracted to make Nazi uniforms, have appeared in a...

  • Words of Wisdom or something like it.

    By Julia Bendis

    March 21, 2011 | 5:52 pm

    - When people say that they are only 5 minutes away, they are really 20 minutes away.

    - If your Doctor’s appointment is at 3 p.m., show up at 3:15 to skip sitting in the waiting room.  It works like a charm!

    - When your kid is going on and on about something, and the story doesn’t...

  • Ehud Barak quits Labor: what’s next?

    January 19, 2011 | 2:56 pm

    Was it an act of political self-preservation, a feat of political destruction or a bid to stabilize Israel’s government ahead of some dramatic move?

    And for Israel’s Labor Party, was it another sign of the once-leading party’s demise or a precursor to a revival and the ideals...

  • Car Wash Brothers Face Labor Abuse Charges

    By Karmel Melamed

    April 23, 2009 | 1:13 am

    Since two local Iranian Jewish brothers were charged with a 176-count criminal complaint by the L.A. City Attorney’s Office in February for alleged labor law violations at their car washes, many area Iranian Jewish business owners are quietly expressing support for the pair. And...

  • Netanyahu Made an Offer Barak Couldn’t Refuse

    March 24, 2009 | 9:25 pm

    From Haaretz.com

    There is no debate over two of the achievements of the Labor-Likud coalition agreement that was initialed on Tuesday morning: It was reached after negotiations unprecedented in their brevity - taking less than 24 hours - and it grants Labor a scandalous package of...

  • LABOR JOINING BIBI: Kosher Stamp or Fig Leaf?

    March 24, 2009 | 6:03 pm

    Depending on one’s interpretation, Labor’s decision to join Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud-led coalition grants Israel’s incoming government either a kosher seal of approval or a fig leaf to disguise a right-wing agenda.

    Either way, Labor’s move will make Netanyahu Israel’s...

  • Israel’s Labor Party Votes to Join Government Coalition

    March 24, 2009 | 5:33 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA)—The Labor Party voted to join the Likud-led coalition government, virtually guaranteeing that Benjamin Netanyahu will be Israel’s next prime minister.

    Labor chief Ehud Barak’s bid to join Netanyahu’s coalition came down to a contentious vote Tuesday night by the...

  • Yes, we cantankerous

    By Steve Greenberg

    November 12, 2008 | 11:26 pm

    By Steve Greenberg

  • Rubashkin son arrested, Agriprocessors fined $10 million in kosher slaughterhouse probe

    October 30, 2008 | 8:47 pm

    POSTVILLE, IOWA (JTA) -- The former manager of Agriprocessors was arrested today on charges related to the hiring of illegal workers.

    Sholom Rubashkin, 49, was arrested by immigration officials and was due to appear in federal court later today.

    Documents filed with the court...
  • ANALYSIS: Livni’s failure to build coalition could help or hurt in new elections

    By Leslie Susser

    October 27, 2008 | 5:38 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA)—With Israel now headed for new general elections probably some time early next year, supporters and opponents of Tzipi Livni are putting a very different gloss on her failure to form a governing coalition.

    Opponents say Livni’s inability shows she is not yet...

  • Briefs: Kadima sends coalition plan to Labor, budget woes close colleges

    October 16, 2008 | 12:53 am

    Kadima Sends Draft Coalition Pact to Labor

    Labor would be the senior partner in a new government, according to a draft coalition agreement reportedly sent on by Kadima. Associates of Prime Minister-designate Tzipi Livni reportedly passed the draft agreement Sunday to the Labor Party....

  • Iowa files 9000 charges against Agriprocessors, OU threatens to remove Kosher cert

    September 9, 2008 | 4:55 pm

    NEW YORK (JTA)—Following the filing of criminal charges against owners of the kosher meat producer Agriprocessors, the Orthodox Union says it will withdraw its kosher certification of the company within two weeks unless new management is hired.

    “Within the coming days, or lets say a...

  • Eating Bambi (recipe included)

    By Rob Eshman

    August 6, 2008 | 12:23 am

    Most of the anti-Semitic mail I get these days doesn't concern Israel, Hollywood or even the threat of a nuclear war in the Middle East -- it's about meat.

    The largest supplier of kosher meat in America, Agriprocessors Inc., has been the subject of ongoing public investigation and...

  • Iowa Labor Commissioner prosecutes Agriprocessors on 57 counts

    August 5, 2008 | 7:09 pm

    The Iowa Labor Commissioner’s Office has sent dozens of alleged violations against Agriprocessors to the state attorney general for prosecution.

    In its months-long investigation, the labor commissioner’s office found 57 cases of alleged child labor violations by the nation’s largest...

  • Orthodox rabbis: Agriprocessors Iowa kosher plant passes muster

    By Ben Harris

    August 5, 2008 | 6:58 pm

    NEW YORK (JTA)—Organizers of a delegation of Orthodox rabbis say the Iowa meat-packing plant raided by federal immigration authorities in May bears no resemblance to its image as a place where safety lapses are routine and workers allegedly are abused and underpaid.

    Some 25 rabbis...

  • Israeli policy headed for radical changes in post-Olmert era

    By Leslie Susser

    August 5, 2008 | 4:46 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA)—Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s decision to resign after a new Kadima Party leader is elected in September has opened up the possibility of radical new directions in Israeli policy.

    As of now Olmert has four potential successors, since Kadima’s new leader may not be...

  • Conservatives release guidelines for ethical kashrut certification

    By Ben Harris

    August 4, 2008 | 7:44 pm

    NEW YORK (JTA)—The Conservative movement released a policy statement and guidelines for its much-anticipated ethical kashrut certification, outlining the social justice standards companies are expected to meet if their foodstuffs are to qualify for the designation.

    According to the...

  • Who will succeed Olmert?

    July 31, 2008 | 4:58 pm

    Though the political jockeying to succeed Ehud Olmert began long before his announcement Wednesday that he would not seek re-election, the prime minister’s would-be successors face a tenuous political landscape.

    In the short term, Olmert’s announcement means he will stay in...

  • This Week - The Silent Minority

    By Rob Eshman

    April 20, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    We'll march for Israel, we'll march for Darfur and we'll even march for the whales, but for the people who harvest our food and clean our toilets and watch our children -- for them we can't be bothered.

    I didn't join in any of the rallies held to protest the punitive immigration...

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