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A series of sex scandals rocked Israel Thursday, as rumors and accusations of misconduct swirled around the Knesset, the IDF and a former senior aide to Prime Minister Netanyahu.
Thursday, a woman named Chagit Moria Gibor accused an unnamed Knesset member representing the Jewish Home faction of attacking women over many years, but she said the price that the victims would pay for speaking out is simply too great, so they remain silent.
“This is a classic case where everybody knows but no one can do anything. And in the meanwhile, women continue to get hurt,” Gibor wrote.
Gibor’s accusation became public the same day that disgraced IDF Brig. Gen. Ofek Buchris announced he would release a letter of apology and admit to having raped and
MK Moti Yogev (Jewish Home) admitted Monday that the government has little choice but to comply with a High Court of Justice order to remove the Amona outpost, north of Jerusalem, but he said the religious Zionist community should look at the positive side of current attempts to retroactively expropriate land.
“I’m very sorry about the fact that we have not managed to prevent the demolition of Amona and the eviction of dozens of families will be evicted from their homes. But unfortunately
Israeli politicians, business leaders, students and residents of the Negev Desert paid tribute Tuesday to David Ben-Gurion, the country’s founding prime minister, on the 43rd anniversary of his death.
If Ben-Gurion’s life was marked by a visceral loathing for his political opponents – as the leader of Labor Zionism before Israel’s independence, he instructed the Zionist establishment to collaborate with British authorities in Palestine against the Irgun, which the British considered a terror
Minister of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources Yuval Steinitz said last Thursday that Palestinian Liberation Organization Chairman Mahmoud Abbas is Israel’s “number one enemy.”
Abbas warned during a Fatah Central Committee meeting in Ramallah on Wednesday that the Palestinians’ recognition of the State of Israel would not be “eternal,” should recognition not be reciprocated by the Israelis. He stressed his confidence that the Palestinians will eventually gain independence and that
MK Yehuda Glick called a bill proposal to limit loudspeakers “unnecessary” and said noise issues between neighboring communities in Israel should be solved via dialogue not legislation, and said that the word “Shalom” is both one of Judaism’s names for God, and forms part of the word Yerushalayim, Hebrew for Jerusalem.
Speaking at a Knesset conference co-hosted with MK Zouheir Bahaloul (Zionist Camp), Glick said that at first glance the bill seems like a fair attempt to address a simple social issue