Shahar Ilan

Arab Knesset Members Boycott Session Marking Partition Anniversary

Arab members of Israel’s parliament boycotted Monday a special Knesset session commemorating the 60th anniversary of the 1947 United Nations decision to partition British Mandate Palestine into an Arab state and a Jewish state.

J’lem Gets 1st Charedi Mayor

JERUSALEM — The accession to mayor of the United Torah Judaism Party’s Uri Lupoliansky, an ultra-Orthodox Jew, is underscoring the gains that charedim have made in the city during the last decade.For many Israelis, Lupoliansky, who belongs to an extreme ultra-Orthodox sect and represents a non-Zionist party, serves as a symbol of those gains