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.
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.
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.
Switzerland said it expects to deliver account data on almost 4,450 UBS AG clients suspected by the U.S. of tax evasion, prompting the Internal Revenue Service to say it will drop a lawsuit against the bank within months.
A Hasidic rabbi holds a modesty ribbon tied around the waist of his daughter on her wedding day. He dances to the cheers and stomps of hundreds of ultra-Orthodox men. She wipes tears from under her face-covering, overwhelmed by emotion.
Shaul Goldstein has been building West Bank settlements as a contractor and politician for 20 years. He plans to continue no matter what Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas achieves in his bid for statehood.