Archive for the 'Shas and Jerusalem' Category

Still More Proof Olmert Regime Dividing Jerusalem; Shas Remains

April 7th, 2008

. Commentary; Despite the increasing blatancy of the Olmert Regime’s division of Jerusalem, Shas remains in the government. Quite frankly, one must doubt that they would even make good their most recent empty “threat” to leave the government over bakeries selling and restaurants serviing Hametz during Pesach. The Shas party and its leadership have shown […]

Pressure on Shas to Leave Government Builds

March 31st, 2008

. For context, click here for recent blog posts about Jerusalem division and Shas’ non-reaction to it. MB ‘Build in Betar Illit or Leave Government’, by Matthew Wagner (Jerusalem Post) Excerpts; United Torah Judaism’s six MKs, who were joined by settlement leaders such as mayor of Ma’aleh Adumim and former head of the Council of […]

Rice Notes Time-Change, Concerned About Shabbat Landing Jeopardizing Olmert

March 28th, 2008

. Commentary; Condoleezza Rice is very concerned that Ehud Olmert, Tzipy Livni and the rest of their lackies not have their continuance in power jeopardized by a possible Shas departure from the regime which could result from Rice’s plane landing in Israel during Shabbat. And once again, the Jerusalem Post has registered with dreadfully poor, […]

From the Horse’s Mouth: Livni: Jerusalem on the Table

March 23rd, 2008

. Commentary; One must question whether this report is even eligible for posting on this blog as it is axiomatic that the Olmert regime has been dividing Jerusalem since prior to day 1 of Annapolis. But perhaps, this short report is notable for the very reason stated above. Further, it keeps us focused on the […]

What Good are Motions of “Building” While Dividing Jerusalem?

March 12th, 2008

. Commentary; This question begs asking regarding Shas’ ‘Kidmat Tzion’ Project near the Old City, in an area surrounded by Arabs as well as about the Givat Ze’ev project. Will these projects see fruition or be another rubber check by Olmert to Shas while the division of Jerusalem goes on, impervious to Shas? MB Shas […]

Will Olmert Regime Back Down on Givat Ze’ev, Stiff Shas?

March 11th, 2008

. Commentary; There is a type of “convergence” of several major stories of this time into one; The not-so-secret meetings between Ehud Olmert, Tzipy Livni, Mahmud Abbas and Ahmed Qurei in which Jerusalem is being divided, despite Olmert’s dubious denials. Shas’ egregious failure to keep their promise to leave the government, despite the now open […]

Yishai Promised Olmert NOT to Leave Over Jerusalem Talks

March 10th, 2008

. Commentary; If Shas thinks that they made a deal of any kind at any level with Ehud Olmert — they need to think again. The community of Givat Ze’ev [a decision and "promise" easily reversed], the NIS 450 million to [Shas] yeshivas, the bill enabling municipalities to transfer funding to Shas schools and more […]

Shas Stays in Coalition: ALL About the Money, Or Nepotism???

February 29th, 2008

. Commentary; Below are three real short reports, which speak volumes. Will Shas ever see a silver shekel of NIS 475m? Or will their just reward be that it bounces as high as the funds which Gimmel never got for being in the Expulsion coalition? Do they perceive themselves as on a power trip? Does […]

Shas: Internet Law While Jerusalem Gets Carved

February 27th, 2008

. Commentary; While Olmert, Livni, Abbas and Qurei carve up Jerusalem daily and excise our very heart, the Shas politicians are more concerned about their pet projects. How is it they focus on what you see on the internet while whaffling TOTALLY about Jerusalem? Dr. Aaron Lerner of IMRA (Independent Media Research and Analysis) wrote […]

Another Group of Politicians’ Lame Balks About Jerusalem Divide

February 26th, 2008

. Commentary; This blog cautions against undue optimism regarding these 11 Kadima MKs and their faction meeting of yesterday. Don’t expect them to be any more serious about their so-called “red lines,” Kadima’s platform and a united Jerusalem under Jewish control, than Shas has been about theirs [If they start talking about, no make that […]