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MK Nachman Shai (Zionist Camp) slammed the government on Tuesday for displaying indifference to the wave of anti-Semitism that has swept the United States in recent weeks, in contrast to Israel’s history of standing up for Jewish communities under threat in other places.
“We have seen dozens of terrible incidents in recent times, including vandalism, defacing of Jewish cemeteries, threats against Jewish community centers and more. But despite our long-standing practice of coming to the defense of threatened Jewish communities, when it comes to the United States, we are silent.”
“Jews have always fought for the rights of minorities,” Shai told Tazpit Press Service (TPS) by email. “I call on the Israeli government to put the theory of
This past Monday night, the Knesset passed the law empowering the Interior Ministry to ban known BDS activists from entering the country. The law does not apply to Israelis active in BDS. The law passed its third and final reading 46:28.
This law is one of several steps the government has taken since establishing an anti-BDS task force two years ago. Other steps include lobbying foreign governments to curtail BDS activities when they cross the line from anti-settlement to anti-Semitism.
Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Florida), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on National Security, said on Monday evening that President Trump would not renew the waiver that enables the President to postpone implementing the Congressional decision to relocate the US embassy to Tel Aviv. He is heading the committee’s tour to Israel.
Speaking as a press briefing at Jerusalem’s King David Hotel, he said that he did not think President Trump would sign the waiver, which is due for renewal in May. “May will
Israeli archaeologists announced the discovery of a 2,000-year-old road last month near Beit Shemesh, west of Jerusalem. The road passes close to the Israel National Trail, the hiking path that runs the length of Israel from the Lebanese border to Eilat.
The Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA) said researchers discovered the road during preparatory infrastructure digging for the installation of of a water pipeline, at the initiative of the Beit Shemesh water corporation “Mei Shemesh”. Irina
The first thing one notices when meeting a group of Turkish journalists is their sense of relief. It is the relief that comes with a rush of air after being smothered – not quite to death, but nearly to the point of asphyxiation – by a pillow, or perhaps a thick woolen blanket.
It is also a look that quickly gives way to fear when asked about Turkey’s domestic politics, and especially about Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Out of an 11-person delegation of leading journalists from