Tag: Jewish Home party

A picture shows the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim near Jerusalem on March 2, 2009. Israel's housing ministry has plans for West Bank construction that would nearly double the number of settlers in the occupied territory, the anti-settlement group Peace Now said. AFP PHOTO/ AHMAD GHARABLI (Photo credit …

Lawmakers Renew Bid to Extend Israeli Sovereignty to Ma’ale Adumim

TEL AVIV – Now that President Donald Trump’s meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in the past, Israeli lawmakers are planning to reintroduce the annexation bill extending Israeli sovereignty to the Jerusalem-area settlement of Ma’ale Adumim.

A Pro-Palestinian demonstrator carries placards reading 'Keep calm and boycott Israel' on the Republique square in Paris, ahead of a banned demonstration against Israel's military operation in Gaza and in support of the Palestinian people, on July 26, 2014

Knesset Set To Vote On Bill That Would Ban Entry To Supporters Of BDS

JERUSALEM – The Knesset is slated to vote on Monday on a bill that would ban entry into the country of supporters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement and other individuals calling for boycotts of the Jewish state or of products made in West Bank settlements.

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Bill Barring Mosques From Blasting Call To Prayer Withdrawn

The Times of Israel reports: A bill that would bar mosques from broadcasting the call to prayer on loudspeaker systems was withdrawn by its sponsor. Knesset member Moti Yogev of the Jewish Home party withdrew the bill on Sunday before

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Israeli Military Braces For Battle Over Beards

Israel’s long-running struggle to balance modern standards with Jewish tradition has come to a head in the military, where new orders curtailing beards among soldiers have met protests from some rabbis. Many Orthodox Jewish men go unshaven, a religious observance