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  • Punishing Bennett won’t bring peace

    By David Suissa

    2 weeks ago

    People do crazy things when they get desperate and run out of ideas. That’s the first thought that came to mind after I read that a group of pro-Israel academics have decided that the best way to help the comatose Israeli-Palestinian peace process is to stop people like Naftali...

  • Israel’s proposed Jewish nation-state law hits hurdle

    November 17, 2014 | 10:31 am

    Divisions within Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's governing coalition delayed on Sunday a preliminary vote on a proposed law to declare Israel the nation-state of the Jewish people.

    Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, who heads a centrist party, has expressed concern that...

  • New Israeli law limits Palestinian prisoner releases

    November 4, 2014 | 10:19 am

    Israel's parliament has passed a law aimed at limiting the practice employed in the past of releasing Palestinians convicted of killing Israelis to promote peace efforts.

    "Terrorists should die in jail," Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett, from the far-right Jewish Home...

  • Do Israelis think Netanyahu is ‘chickenshit’? Maybe, but they like him that way

    October 31, 2014 | 12:56 pm

    An anonymous White House staffer apparently isn’t the only one who thinks Benjamin Netanyahu is shy about taking chances.

    A piece this week in  The Atlantic magazine by journalist Jeffrey Goldberg ignited a firestorm with its revelation that an Obama administration official had...

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  • IDF reserve officer disciplined for passing info to Bennett during Gaza op

    September 16, 2014 | 2:21 pm

    The Israel Defense Forces took disciplinary action against a senior reserves officer who reportedly passed classified information to a government minister during Operation Protective Edge.

    Israeli media on Tuesday identified the officer as former IDF Chief Rabbi Avichai Ronsky,...

  • Gaza fighting surges with no firm sign cease-fire near

    July 17, 2014 | 10:03 am

    Israeli leaders on Thursday played down prospects of a permanent Gaza cease-fire and fighting returned to a familiar pattern of Palestinian rocket salvoes and Israeli bombing after a five-hour humanitarian truce.

    An Israeli official said earlier that senior Israeli negotiators in...

  • Jewish Home’s Naftali Bennett punched at conference on peace

    July 8, 2014 | 9:43 am

    Israel’s economy minister, Naftali Bennett, was punched following his speech at a peace conference in Tel Aviv.

    Some audience members rushed Bennett, who heads the right-wing Jewish Home party, after he finished speaking on Tuesday afternoon; he was punched in the back by one....

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

    By Jeremy Elster

    June 23, 2014 | 7:15 am

    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 ramps up pressure on Hamas in hunt for missing teens

    June 17, 2014 | 10:00 am

    Israel decided on Tuesday to widen a crackdown on Hamas in the West Bank after troops detained more than 40 members of the Palestinian Islamist group in sweeps conducted in tandem with a search for three missing Jewish teenagers.

    The Jewish state accuses Hamas of kidnapping the...

  • Herzliya reveals split on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    June 11, 2014 | 10:26 am

    Naftali Bennett and Tzipi Livni don’t agree on much.

    Bennett, Israel’s economy minister, sees the West Bank as an inseparable part of the Jewish state and wants Israel to annex its settlements there. Livni, the justice minister, says Israel can remain a Jewish democracy only by...

  • Israel vows big investment in world Jewry project, though details remain fuzzy

    June 3, 2014 | 8:47 am

    Its leaders call it a “historic development,” a “paradigm shift” and a “change in the relationship” between Israel and Diaspora Jewry.

    But when it comes to the details of the Joint Initiative of the Government of Israel and World Jewry, key questions have yet to be answered —...

  • Cruz in Israel blames Palestinians for failed peace talks

    May 27, 2014 | 10:34 am

    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in Israel said the Palestinian Authority’s refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish state caused the latest round of peace negotiations to fail.

    On a two-day visit, Cruz (R-Texas) said in an interview with The Jerusalem Post that the United States should not...

  • A year on, Israeli team of rivals rules Netanyahu’s coalition

    March 26, 2014 | 3:46 pm

    In the lead-up to last year’s Knesset elections, the pro-settlement Jewish Home party released a controversial ad showing party chairman Naftali Bennett smiling alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    The message was clear: Netanyahu will be prime minister, but a...

  • 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...

  • Bennett’s job may be on line without apology, Prime Minister’s Office intimates

    January 29, 2014 | 2:50 pm

    Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett must apologize for remarks contradicting Benjamin Netanyahu or face the consequences, the Prime Minister’s Office told Israeli news outlets.

    “Bennett was given a message that he has to apologize clearly and unequivocally or there will be a...

  • 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...

  • Livni vs. Bennett: Israel’s acrimonious coalition

    January 8, 2014 | 10:35 am

    Judging by the words of Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett, a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza could lead to the destruction of the state of Israel.

    Judging by the words of Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, establishing a Palestinian state is the best way to...

  • Bennett urges patience on Western Wall plan

    August 30, 2013 | 9:02 am

    Israel’s minister of religious services, Naftali Bennett, acknowledged flaws in his plan for egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall.

    “I know that the temporary platform is not perfect,” Bennett wrote in a letter reported by Haaretz Thursday. “But, in the spirit of Rosh Hashana, I...

  • Women of the Wall call alternative site a ‘wall of misfits’

    August 27, 2013 | 10:45 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    About a dozen women sit underneath a large Israeli flag at Judaism’s holiest site, the Western Wall. They’ve been here close to 24 hours, and are getting tired. They are members of Women of the Wall (WOW), a 25-year-old group of...

  • Most Israelis support peace deal; Bennett vows settlement expansion

    July 24, 2013 | 7:42 am

    With Israeli-Palestinian talks set to begin, a poll has shown that a majority of Israelis would support a final-status agreement with the Palestinian Authority.

    Conducted by Tel Aviv University and the Dialog Institute, the poll showed that 39 percent of Israelis would vote for a...

  • Netanyahu, coalition partner Bennett at odds over peace talks

    June 25, 2013 | 7:16 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel was ready to enter serious peace negotiations with the Palestinians, while his coalition partner Naftali Bennett said a pact would lead to more violence.

    “Our fervent hope is for peace, a genuine peace that can be achieved only...

  • Bill Clinton to Israelis: Share future with a Palestinian state

    June 17, 2013 | 5:18 pm

    There is no alternative to a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict, Bill Clinton said at an event to honor Israeli President Shimon Peres.

    Clinton was speaking Monday night at the Peres Academic Center in Rehovot in honor of Peres’ 90th birthday.

    “Your neighbors...

  • 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....

  • Charedim called on to protest Women of the Wall Torah reading

    June 6, 2013 | 10:10 am

    Women of the Wall said it will read from a Torah scroll at its upcoming service at the Western Wall.

    Meanwhile, several leading Charedi Orthodox rabbis called on Charedi men to gather Sunday for a mass prayer opposite the group’s service that included an admonition against...

  • Obama’s Middle East visit: 50 shades of gray

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 27, 2013 | 2:37 pm

    On March 21, four days before Pesach, Sarah Chazizza was at home in Sderot, doing what people do before Pesach. She was cleaning. It was still early in the morning, but the weather was getting warmer and the windows were wide open to let the dusted furniture breath. So the sound of...

  • March 18, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 18, 2013 | 3:40 am

    The US

    Headline: '69% of Americans against US leading peace push'

    To Read:  According to Eli Lake, while Obama is going to face a lot of angry people, he does have a surprising beacon of hope in Netanyahu:

    Settlers say they will protest Obama’s address to university...

  • Reports: Netanyahu to present new government on Sunday

    March 15, 2013 | 8:21 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and potential coalition partners Yair Lapid and Naftali Bennett successfully crossed the last hurdle in talks on forming a new government, which may be presented on Sunday, Israeli media reported. 

    The breakthrough in the talks, which...

  • Primaries vs. Backroom Deals and the Declining State of the Likud Party

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 15, 2013 | 6:17 am

    At the moment, most of the political attention in Israel is rightly focused on the new coalition and on the new government (my comments on the matter are all here and the bottom line is hardly positive as far as PM Netanyahu is concerned). However, I wrote another article this week...

  • What Conclusions Might We Draw Concerning the New Israeli Government

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    March 14, 2013 | 8:25 am

    Days before President Obama’s visit, PM Netanyahu has managed to form a new Israeli government with 68 seats (out of 120) for a ruling majority. What does it all mean? That is the question of the hour.

    I offer a few observations and Israeli press sites that, hopefully, will not...

  • Netanyahu clinches coalition deals

    March 14, 2013 | 7:01 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu clinched deals for a coalition government on Thursday reflecting a shift to the center in Israel and a domestic agenda that has shunted peacemaking with Palestinians to the sidelines.

    In control of 68 of parliament's 120 seats, the right-wing...

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