Avraham Verdiger, who died November 27, was the last Knesset representative of Haredi Judaism’s dwindling labor-progressive wing, Poalei Agudat Yisrael.
Israeli right-wingers like Naftali Bennett are openly trashing the two-state solution. Abraham Foxman says they are damaging the cause of the Jewish state with their hardline rhetoric.
One of David Ben Gurion’s stranger habits was his fastidious journal-keeping. Every meeting he had was entered, in some detail, into his diary, Leonard Fein recalls.
The house of Gilada Diamant Shamir, the daughter of Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, who died Saturday at the age of 96, was broken into on Monday, while the family were attending his funeral in Jerusalem.
When Yitzhak Shamir was Israel’s prime minister, he treasured a painting of the famed three monkeys: See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.
Yitzhak Shamir was laid to rest on in Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl cemetery. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lauded Shamir as an ‘unknown soldier’ of Zionism.
Haaretz editor Aluf Benn writes that he didn’t know Yitzhak Shamir. But the spymaster-turned-prime minister knew him — or at least tried to.
Of all the prime ministers since Israel’s independence in 1948, Yitzhak Shamir is the only one who was a true zealot, a devotee of his vision for the Jewish people.
Yizhak Shamir, the seventh prime minister of Israel, died Saturday at the age of 96. He led nation from 1983-‘84 and again from 1986 to ‘92.
Havruta, a journal of the Shalom Hartman Institute, features a symposium on whether and how to criticize Israel in its February 2012 issue. It makes for interesting reading, with special shout-outs to Yossi Klein-Halevi’s thought-provoking letter to a right-wing friend and editor Stuart Schoffman’s delightful introduction.