Dov submitted a bill last week calling for a two-year limit on local councils' terms due to fears that Israeli democracy is being undermined because the Interior Ministry is appointing such councils. Full story by Haaretz journalist Yigal Hai.
Sderot mayor: We will not seek revenge By Mijal Grinberg, Haaretz Tensions were already high in Sderot yesterday, after four Qassam rockets struck the town in the early morning hours. Then, in an additional barrage of two rockets, came the lethal strike. A Qassam rocket hit not far from Defense Minister Amir Peretz's home, where […]
Public Defense Min.: IDF must expand action to stop Qassams By Yoav Stern, Haaretz Correspondent and Haaretz Service – 13:51 15/11/2006 Public Defense Minister Avi Dichter (Kadima) said Wednesday morning that Israel's political echelon must instruct the Israel Defense Forces to eliminate all Qassam rocket fire using any means necessary, regardless of the risk to […]
WORLDPRIDE 06 : Press Releases Monday, August 7 at WorldPrideThe second day of WorldPride focused on issues concerning LGBT Youth, as dozens of LGBT teens attended a special meeting of the Knesset (The Israeli parliament) Committee for Children’s Rights. The meeting, initiated by the Jerusalem Open House and the Hoshen center for education and information, […]
Left-wing rally: Negotiate with Hamas, Hizbullah Ynetnews – Israel (16.July.06, 23:17) MK Dov Hanin of Hadash told Ynet: "We are protesting against the second Lebanon war. The war is a disaster for Israelis, Palestinians and Lebanese. MK Khenin calls to shut down Dimona nuclear plant Ynetnews – Israel (03.July.06, 18:16) MK Dov Khenin (Hadash) filed […]
Left: Ceasefire before it's too late Left calls for truce in response to Palestinian offer and subsequent Israeli refusal to ceasefire without Shalit's release. In Nazareth and Rahat, Arab-Israelis protest against operations in Gaza, demand government negotiation. Roee Nahmias Saturday evening, the left-wing Peace Now movementcalled upon the government to agree to Palestinian Prime Minister […]
New lawmakers 'excited' ahead of swearing-in ceremony for 17th Knesset By Nir Hasson, Haaretz The 17th Knesset will be sworn in tomorrow in its maiden session. At precisely 4:00 P.M., President Moshe Katsav will call the legislature to order with three blows of a gavel. He will then invite MK Shimon Peres (Kadima) to conduct […]