Why are Greek Jews welcoming the election of a leftist party critical of Israel? Because they’ve has been hit hard by the economic crisis that the new government vows to end.
The kind of basic science that helped Randy Schekman win the coveted Nobel medicine prize might never have been funded if he had applied today.
Sheldon Adelson asked for a meeting, and Yair Lapid consented. Adelson’s purpose in asking for the meeting was to ensure that Lapid would not cut government support to the Birthright program — which totals $40 million per year — as part of the budget cuts.
Just months after a dazzling political debut, Israel’s new finance minister Yair Lapid has come crashing down to earth with a budget that critics say hits the very people he vowed to protect – the middle classes.
Shavuot is best known for being little-known. J.J. Goldberg says it’s kind of like the Zeppo Marx of the Jewish spiritual calendar.
Israelis are about to be taxed to death — literally.
Thousands of Israelis took to the streets on Saturday to protest against austerity measures presented this week as part of the state’s new budget.