Jonathan Lis and Barak Ravid (Haaretz)
By Jonathan Lis and Barak Ravid (Haaretz)
Bibi Poised To Win Support for Settlement Freeze
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will apparently be able to muster a majority of his diplomatic-security cabinet to approve an additional 90-day freeze on West Bank settlement construction in exchange for an incentive package from the United States. But Netanyahu’s majority will be a razor-thin one, made possible only by Shas ministers’ agreement to either abstain…
Olmert: Bush Offered To Absorb 100,000 Palestinian Refugees
Former prime minister Ehud Olmert said Sunday that the Bush administration had assured him that the United States would be willing to absorb some 100,000 Palestinian refugees immediately as American citizens, should Israel reach a permanent settlement with the Palestinian Authority. The former premier told a Geneva Initiative conference in Tel Aviv that during negotiations…
Bibi Proposes Biweekly Meetings With Abbas
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proposed to the U.S. administration on Thursday that he hold a face-to-face meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas every two weeks to try to forge covert understandings and set principles to solve every issue. After the principles are determined, small negotiation teams would hammer out the details and put the understandings…
Barak: Deporting Children of Migrant Workers Would Cause ‘Irreversible Damage’
Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Wednesday he would call for a renewed discussion during the weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday of the decision to deport 400 children of migrant workers, as the deportation would create “irreversible damage.” “The decision to grant 800 children of migrant workers legal status is just and worthy, but the decision…
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ט״ו בשבֿט אין דער אַלטער הייםTu B’Shvat in the old country
די באָבע האָט מיט אירע שוואַכע ציין ניט געקענט אײַנבײַסן דאָס האַרטע שטיקל באָקסער, פֿלעגט זי עס אײַנטונקען אין הייסן וואַסער.
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אַ וויכטיקער בריוו פֿונעם ליובאַװיטשער רבין יוסף־יצחק שניאורסאָהן An important letter from the Lubavitcher Rebbe Yosef-Yitschok Schneerson
אַ רעפֿעראַט אויף דער טעמע איז געווען איינער פֿון אַ סך לעקציעס אויף דער „איי־דזשיי־עס“ קאָנפֿערענץ אין דעצעמבער.