Archive for April, 2006

Coalition Talks Down to Wire: Kadima Still Lacks Shas, UTJ, Yisrael Beitenu Signatures on Dotted Line …

April 30th, 2006

The picture is muddled, but it seems obvious that Kadima is short of a governing majority at this point! MB Kadima Tries to Avert Shas Crisis Excerpts; A crisis appeared to be looming in the coalition talks between Kadima and Shas, despite the fact that a deal between the two parties was wrapped up before […]

Motsei Shabbos and Sunday War News …

April 30th, 2006

Police to Control Israeli Side of Fence Six Terrorist Groups Joining Hamas Army Rock Attacks Continue in Samaria IDF troops Discover Bomb on Highway Near Nablus Arab Terrorists Shoot at Itamar< /a> 12 Illegal Workers Infiltrate Israel From Sinai Palestinian Taxi Driver with 40 Knives Arrested Rafiah Resident Convicted for Terrorist Murder Police Detain 27 […]

A Must Read: Shas and Abandonment of ALL Principles for the Political Buck …

April 30th, 2006

Shas Close to Joining Withdrawal Government Excerpts; The Shas Party, a Sephardic hareidi party that opposed the Disengagement and maintains that it opposes another unilateral withdrawal, appears to be on the verge of signing a coalition agreement. It has been reported that Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef, known to be against unilateral withdrawals, instructed Yishai to insist […]

Rebellion Against Peretz in Labor??

April 30th, 2006

Amir Peretz Rallying Forces Ahead of Crucial Sunday Vote Report: Labor Party Might Split in Two Labor MKs May Rebel Against Peretz Excerpts; Labor Knesset member Matan Vilnai Saturday labeled party chairman Amir Peretz a “megalomaniac,” and several party MKs may be planning to bolt the party, according to media reports. An open rebellion may […]

Other News and Views About the Emerging Olmert Regime …

April 30th, 2006

Startling Dahaf Post Election Poll Regarding The Making of Olmert’s Coalition; Poll puzzle: Why Are 85% Satisfied How They Voted When 51% Not Pleased, Olmert 76% Wrong for Peretz to be DM? When Leftist Meets Evacuees Excerpt; Gaza evacuees still living in tent encampment meet Colonel (res.) Shaul Arieli, who represents in their eyes everything […]

Shabbos War News …

April 30th, 2006

Stabbing Attack Foiled South of J’lem Excerpt; Three Palestinians nabbed at Beit Rachel checkpoint in possession of knives, ax; in their interrogation, three say they were sent to stab security guards in exchange for money. Arab Terrorists Injure Truck Driver, Shoot at IDF W. Bank: Bomb Explodes Next to Bus; No Wounded IDF Shells Gaza […]

Mood of Former Gush Katif Residents With Approach of Yom Ha’Atzmaut 5766 …

April 28th, 2006

Holding On, by Rachel Saperstein Excerpts; During Pesach, we heard the endless shelling of Israeli artillery into Gaza. We heard the voices of our people, out of work. We heard the sadness in the voices of our people, many struck down by stress-induced heart attacks and cancer. Groups came to visit during Pesach. I speak […]

But Ehud: No Governing Coalition Yet!

April 28th, 2006

Kadima and Labor: Signed and Sealed When it happens, an Olmert regime will be but one issue-oriented, like what the Sharon Government evolved into. And their assertion about Bush, US understanding – Totally bogus! MB Excerpts; The agreement stipulates, among other things, that the government will move “to shape the permanent borders of the state […]

A Piece of Good News on the Justice Front: Daniel Pinner Freed …

April 28th, 2006

Daniel Pinner Released from Prison Excerpts; Daniel Pinner, serving 2 years in prison for firing in self-defense at an Arab mob, was released from prison today. High Court Justice Edna Arbel ruled that his appeal is “likely to succeed.” Following his sentencing earlier this month, Pinner’s lawyer Baruch Ben-Yosef, hired by the Honenu Civil Rights […]

Israel’s Finest: The Thought Police Clamp Down National Religious Thought, Again …, But Look at Who the Justice System Lets Off …

April 28th, 2006

Rav Yitzkak Shapira Arrested at Entrance to Ariel Full Text; Officials at the “Od Yoself Chai” yeshiva in Yitzhar said Rav Yitzhak Shapira was arrested at the entrance to Ariel early Friday morning, according to Yesha News. Rav Shapira is on the Rabbinical Board of the yeshiva. The arrest apparently came in the wake of […]