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While working toward deporting asylum seekers, the government is gradually increasing the number of foreign workers in Israel, mainly in construction -- even though policy from 2003 has been to scale back foreign labor in order to save unskilled Israeli labor. Just last week the government approved ...
Thursday's hearing dealt mostly with the issue of allowing Hamas members and their families to enter Israel for humanitarian reasons. The Goldin family, represented by attorneys Prof. Aviad Hacohen and Oded Svorai, says the government should adhere strictly to a cabinet decision from January 2017 on ...

Not only is Israel losing its support and overall appeal among large sections of American society, but among young American Jews, as well - a particularity worrying phenomena for the Israeli government. The trend promises to be a lasting one, since it has been in the making for years, starting some time ...
Netanyahu and his supporters have accused the heads of the police of trying to bring down the right-wing government. Commissioner Roni Alsheich? That's nonsense. Moreover, the polls show most Israelis are losing their trust in Netanyahu, not in the right. If elections were held today, the right would ...
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said his coalition government remains stable and will continue to govern despite police recommendations that he be indicted for bribery. "I want to reassure you, the coalition is stable. No one, not I, not anyone else, has plans to go to an election. We will ...
Israel made a secret deal with Rwanda to compensate that government, or at least its officials, $5,000 dollars for each refugee that it accepts. If the asylum seekers refused to leave voluntarily, they would be incarcerated in Israeli jails indefinitely. In my column I quoted the expected reaction from liberal ...
The international community had for decades stuck to the position that the final status of the city was central to part of any peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. Mr Trump said he was only recognising a reality that already existed on the ground as Israeli government offices and ...
The government on Thursday appointed a team headed by Deputy finance Minister Yitzhak Cohen (Shas) to coordinate the activity of various ministries and authorities in regard to holocaust survivors. The decision came as a result of the state comptroller's report last year, which was highly critical of the ...
A government official has for the first time acknowledged the practice of injecting women of Ethiopian origin with the long-acting contraceptive Depo-Provera. Health Ministry Director General Prof. Roni Gamzu has instructed the four health maintenance organizations to stop the practice as a matter of course ...
The sad reality is that the JNF in the US, the JNF/KKL in Israel and the Israeli government, institutions that I once loved and supported, are now working together to steal the Sumarin family home and the homes and property of countless other Palestinians using quasi-legal means that no true democratic ...
The meeting was one of many similar events taking place across the country in what has become a particularly Jewish backlash against the government's tough new deportation policy. Last month, the Israeli government offered some 38,000 migrants from Eritrea and Sudan a stark choice: $3,500 and a ...
Mr Coveney said the relentless expansion of Israeli settlements on Palestinian territory was unjust, provocative and undermined the credibility of Israel's commitment to a peaceful solution to a conflict everybody wanted an end to. He said a considerable amount of work had gone into drafting the Bill and he ...
... to deny entry to Israel to foreign nationals who "knowingly issued a public call to boycott the State of Israel," "pledged to participate in said boycott" or act on behalf of a group or an organization that have done so. The amendment was part of the Israeli government's effort to combat the global BDS (Boycott, ...
About 60,000 migrants crossed Israel's previously porous desert border with Egypt before a barrier was completed in 2012 along the 130-mile (220-kilometer) frontier. Since then about 20,000 migrants have left either voluntarily, via a U.N. program, or with the encouragement of the Israeli government, ...

The harsh criticism of the proposed law in Israel has offended many in Poland, including those who oppose the law and any expressions of anti-Semitism. The Israeli media, politicians and Foreign Ministry have all come out strongly against the bill, which seems to have surprised the Polish government ...
Der Spiegel wrote the meeting was canceled by Netanyahu because the German foreign minister wanted "to meet with critics of the Israeli government." "Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's policy is not to meet with diplomats who visit Israel and meet with organizations that slander IDF soldiers and seek ...
Irish ambassador to Israel Alison Kelly said Wednesday that a recent bill in Ireland calling for a boycott of Israeli settlements in the West Bank was raised by independent representatives in the senate, and that the Irish government opposes it. According to the Foreign Ministry, which summond her over the ...
Jerusalem, Jan. 30 (Xinhua) -- Israel's controversial migrant policy that tells African migrants to leave or face imprisonment has triggered heated debate. The Israeli government is giving African migrants three months to leave the country or face jail time if they do not. The migrants slated for deportation ...
The Irish ambassador to Israel has been summoned by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to hear a protest about a bill tabled in the Seanad on Tuesday which would prevent the import of goods produced in Israeli settlements regarded by the government as illegal. Ambassador Alison Kelly has been ...
Although some individual Poles did aid the Nazis, nearly 7,000 Poles are recognized by Yad Vashem (Israel's holocaust memorial organization) as having helped rescued tens of thousands of Jews, and the Polish government did not collaborate with Adolph Hitler's regime. While generally discouraging ...
"The carnage on the roads is growing year to year and so is the money that the government is paying out to the injured and the families of those who die. Road accidents are costing Israeli companies a lot, both economic and in human terms. We have to lower the price significantly," said Erez Kita, ...
While the Israeli government is understandably thrilled at what they have seen from Trump so far, from the Jerusalem recognition to Trump's hands-off approach to new settlement construction, the uncomfortable fact remains that Trump has no prior relationship with Israel that gives him bonafides to pass the ...
"If any government sends people to Rwanda, according to a deal that doesn't exist, against their will, of course we will not accept them. We can't accept anyone as part of a deal that doesn't exist." Asked if Israel was lying when it said it had an agreement with Rwanda, Nduhungirehe said there were talks ...
When Litzman climbed a tall ladder on the issue of Israel Railways' work on Saturday, to the point of resigning from the government - the voice of Dery and his Shas colleagues was barely heard. Now they've done a rotation. Dery screamed to the high heavens, declared that he's severing contact with his ...
Psychologists have joined the growing ranks of professionals, academics and religious figures urging the Israeli government to nix a plan to expel tens of thousands of asylum seekers or announcing they would actively work to foil forced deportations. Over the last week, demonstrations have been staged ...
Israel is the greatest threat to Lebanon, Prime Minister Saad Hariri told an audience at the World Economic Forum on Wednesday. Hariri expressed concern about an Israeli "miscalculation" and referenced the 2006 Lebanon war. The current Israeli government "doesn't want peace" with Palestine, the ...
... by the rabbi in charge of the site, and the media arrangements were handled by the American embassy in Israel, not the Israeli government press office. ... Earlier in the day, Pence met with President Reuven Rivlin, saying that President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is ...
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The border guards, responsible for the border between the safe zone and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, would monitor the area and report back to the Israelis, according to a Syrian opposition source in the area and Syrian government sources monitoring the area, neither of whom agreed to be quoted ...
"We are currently campaigning for all governments around the world to ban the import of goods produced in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian Territories. We do not think it's appropriate for Amnesty to host an event by an organization that actively supports Israel's settlements. "We apologise for any ...
Disappointment following Israel's defeat at the UN also encouraged the right-wing Knesset to punish states that voted against Trump's unilateral and illegal declaration to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The Israeli government moved to close down diplomatic missions in seven countries at the ...
23: government reopened, York musician, Pence in Israel. Senate advances bill to reopen government. Congress sped toward reopening the government Monday, as Senate Democrats dropped their objections to a temporary funding bill in return for assurances from Republicans leaders that they will soon take up ...
A group of airline pilots in Israel recently vowed not to fly deported African asylum seekers and refugees back to war-stricken countries in their home continent, Israeli media has reported. Their protest comes days after Zizim Community Action, an Israeli non-government organization, launched an online ...
Pence will head back to America on Tuesday having gotten at least one thing he came for: affirmation that the Israeli government is delighted with the Trump Administration. "America has no greater friend than Israel," Netanyahu told the Knesset on Monday. "And Israel has no greater friend than the United ...
"Jews are afraid; they are assimilating and taking cover," he said "anti-Semitism is on the rise and European governments and the world is ignoring this. Israel's government is also responsible for world Jewry." And then came the presentation of another report on anti-Semitism to the cabinet, this time ...
Israel Bans Activities In Jerusalem Connected To Palestinian Authority government ... ESTRIN: Efraim Inbar heads The Jerusalem Institute for Strategic Studies, a conservative Israeli think tank. INBAR: The city, according to the majority of the Israelis, is to be a united city under Israeli sovereignty.
Palestinian solidarity organisation BDS South Africa has been blacklisted by the Israel's Strategic Affairs Ministry, barring it from entering the country. BDS SA is among 21 international nongovernmental organisations to have been blacklisted by the ministry, headed by Gilad Erdan. BDS stands for boycott, ...
government examining G-to-G deal to buy Spike missile from Israel. PTI| ... DELHI: India is considering purchase of Spike anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) from Israel through the government-to-government (G-to-G) route, months after it decided to cancel a deal to procure the weapons from an Israeli firm.
... fee revenues came to 1.8 billion shekels and rents an additional 1.62 billion, all told a 5.4% increase from the year before. The IAA is worried the windfall will eventually end because a surge in online buying from overseas websites like Amazon is threatening to cut into duty-free sales at Israel's airports.
asylum seekers arriving to Rwanda after agreeing to be voluntarily deported from Israel in exchange for a payout from the government have testified to harrowing journeys which sometimes involve robbery, human trafficking and torture. "Our human and Jewish responsibility for the people here is to ...
Israeli Scholar Yair Auron Requests Information from Israeli government on Armenian genocide ... Professor Auron's concludes his request from the Israeli government by stating that "one suspects that not only does the State of Israel 'trade' in the recognition of the Armenian genocide, but that it has taken ...
No one should be terribly surprised that Israel is embarking on annexation. It is entirely consistent with the "Greater Israel" worldview of right-of-center Israeli governments, which, with brief interludes in the early 1990s and early 2000s, have dominated the political arena since 1977. As a result, the idea that ...
Just as a week earlier he made no effort to block the Likud Central Committee from passing a resolution to annex the West Bank settlements to Israel -- despite the fact that the government has no plans to carry out its main party's new policy and Netanyahu himself certainly has no interest in rocking the ...
"It is in the public domain that the US and the Israeli governments want Kenya to have a government of national unity. But as far as we are concerned, such talks with the opposition leader have not taken place," said a source who requested anonymity. The source added that there have been proposals from ...
The organization, which has worked on social justice issues for nearly 100 years, is among 20 advocacy groups on a blacklist published Sunday by the Israeli Ministry of Strategic Affairs. The ban follows a law passed in March to deny visas to those who support any boycott of Israel. The AFSC and most of ...
Earlier this week, Israel approved a plan to force asylum seekers to choose between indefinite detention in an Israeli prison, or deportation to a third country in Africa. The migrants were told they had three months to leave, drawing condemnation by activists who said the Israeli's government move would ...
The two-state solution, conceived as a full Palestinian State living side by side with Israel in peace and security, will be reviewed even by those who have ... depends on leveraging Sunni Arab government alarm over Iran's aggressive regional policy to win support for an imposed Israeli-Palestinian deal.


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