Bezalel Smotrich blamed the liberals for his Twitter account freeze following his tweet that Ahed Tamimi should have been shot rather than arrested.
JERUSALEM — A rabbi who is a leader of the Jewish Home Party has threatened to leave the party because a spokeswoman for its leader, Naftal…
Current law requires a simple majority to approve transferring parts of Jerusalem in a peace deal, but the new law would require two-thirds.
The Jewish Home party has filed a police complaint over threatening comments posted to chairman Naftali Bennett’s Facebook page.
When haredi Orthodox political parties Shas and United Torah Judaism entered Israel’s governing coalition, they vowed to roll back a raft of recent religious reforms. In turn, the secularist Yesh Atid party raised its voice in protest.
Benjamin Netanyahu’s dilemma is pretty clear, J.J. Goldberg writes. If his shaky coalition falls, he’s back to Square One. If it survives, it could make Israel an international pariah.
Netanyahu’s last-minute outcry to save Israel from Arab votes arguably won him the election. But it opened a deep rift in society that will take ages to heal, J.J. Goldberg writes.
The final deadline passed this afternoon for Israel’s political parties to register for the March 17 Knesset elections. Several last-minute decisions will substantially affect the map in the weeks ahead:
Outside the Moriah Synagogue in this central Israeli city, boys in ritual fringes and girls in long skirts handed out fliers for the dozens of candidates running in the Jan. 14 primary for the Jewish Home party, a right-wing, modern Orthodox faction. Religious voters trickled in and out of polls in the synagogue lobby.
Bezalel Smotrich, who is ninth on Habayit Hayehudi’s Knesset list, in 2006 was involved in organizing the anti-gay Beast Parade in Jerusalem as an answer to the annual Pride Parade.