Israel’s newly expanded governing coalition may be more cautious about bombing Iran, and it may be marginally more open to serious negotiations with the Palestinians. But neither issue was the immediate reason the centrist Kadima party joined the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on May 8.
Israel deployed 3,500 police officers to handle a demonstration in Jerusalem today by ultra- Orthodox Jews protesting a proposed law that would reduce the number of military draft exemptions for seminary students.
When David and Rivka Wietchner bought a home in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Har Bracha, they swooned over the mountain view, the embracing community and the 375,000-shekel ($106,000) price of a six-room apartment.
Hundreds of thousands of Israeli ultra-Orthodox Jews rallied at the entrance to Jerusalem in a prayer vigil, protesting a proposed law that would cut the number of military draft exemptions for seminary students, police said.
What’s in a name? In 2008, supporters of a state ballot measure convinced a majority of California voters that there was a meaningful difference between extending full domestic partnership rights to gay couples and calling their relationships marriage.