Kadima Moves Leftward: Geneva Activist Joins the Ranks

MK Tzachi Hanegbi, who has been forced to resign from the Knesset, will be replaced by Georgian-born journalist Nino Abesadze. Abesadze is a well-known leftist activist and proponent of the Geneva Initiative. She is close to Kadima head MK Tzipi Livni. On the Geneva Initiative website, Abesadze is listed as directing outreach to Russian speakers. […]

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Europe: Archive Project to Ease Holocaust Research

A new project aims to support Holocaust research by making historical records easier to access. The project, The European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI), will launch in Brussels next week. The primary goal of EHRI is to bring together information that is currently located in archives across Europe. Not only has information on the Holocaust been […]

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Treasury Official Ridicules Hareidim for Too Many Children

A Finance Ministry official shocked the annual Sderot Conference Tuesday, calling Arabs and hareidi-religious Jews “irresponsible” for having “too many children.” Dr. Avi Simchon, who is a senior adviser to the ministry, called on public officials to urge the Arab and Jewish communities to reduce their birth rate. “You must tell them this is irresponsible. This […]

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Arab League Threatens to End Talks, Disband PA

Amr Moussa, head of the Arab League, has threatened to tell the Palestinian Authority to end talks with Israel. In an interview with the Toronto Star, Moussa suggested a variety of alternatives, among them seeking a “one-state solution” to include both Israelis and Palestinian Authority Arabs. Moussa also blamed Israel for a variety of Arab […]

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Netanyahu: Jerusalem is Not a Settlement

“Jerusalem is not a settlement, it is the capital of Israel,” Prime Minister Binyamin’s office said Tuesday in response to foreign criticism of construction in Jewish neighborhoods of Jerusalem located to the east of the 1949 armistice line. Netanyahu rejected claims that construction in Jerusalem affects Israel’s chance of coming to an agreement with the […]

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