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'Racist' Likud Campaign Ads Banned By Central Election Committee

By Jonathan Lis/ Haaretz

'Racist' Likud Campaign Ads Banned By Central Election Committee
The Central Election Committee on Thursday banned campaign ads used by Likud candidates in the Carmiel and Tel Aviv municipal elections, saying they were racist and offensive.Read More


Israel Revives Funding Ban for Leftist NGOs

By Jonathan Lis (Haaretz)

Israel Revives Funding Ban for Leftist NGOs
The Knesset is once again attempting to restrict foreign donations to certain nongovernmental organizations: MK Ayelet Shaked, chairwoman of the Habayit Hayehudi Knesset faction, submitted a new bill on this subject on Tuesday.Read More


'Prisoner X2' Case Called 'Extreme' by Israel

By Jonathan Lis (Haaretz)

'Prisoner X2' Case Called 'Extreme' by Israel
Former Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman called the new Prisoner X case an “extremely severe incident” but maintained that Israel was acting within legal means.Read More


Israel Bill Would Put Judaism Above Democracy

By Jonathan Lis (Haaretz)

Israel Bill Would Put Judaism Above Democracy
An Israeli lawmaker on Monday submitted a highly controversial proposal that would make Judaism superior to democracy in the State of Israel, amending a previous bill that was tossed by the Knesset before the last general election.Read More


Netanyahu Plays Haredi Card as Talks Stall

By Jonathan Lis (Haaretz)

Netanyahu Plays Haredi Card as Talks Stall
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened on Wednesday to open lightning-round negotiations with the ultra-Orthodox parties following the aggressive stance taken by Yesh Atid’s leader Yair Lapid.Read More






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