Jewish Home Party

Poor Bibi. Poor Israel. And Poor Us.

05/06/2015 - 20:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

In an article that appeared in the May 5 issue of Haaretz, Israel’s preeminent English language newspaper, the well-respected columnist Chemi Shalev pointed to the irony of Israel’s most recent coalition-building crisis. By withdrawing at the very last moment from Prime Minister Netanyahu’s emerging coalition, Avigdor Lieberman, head of the Yisrael Beiteinu party, had gifted the Israeli left, who reviles him, with an unintentionally sweet gift: schadenfreude.

Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik

Jewish Home Party Wins Major Posts In Netanyahu’s Coalition

05/05/2015 - 20:00

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu formed a coalition government after making concessions to the right-wing Jewish Home party.

Naftali Bennett of the Jewish Home Party. Via

Bibi's Alumni Running Against Him

The 2015 Israeli election is looking like a Netanyahu alumni reunion except that these former alums are all running against the prime minister in hope of denying him a fourth term.

A Candidate's Chances

The inclusive David Stav, once a long shot for chief rabbi, seeks changes in haredi stronghold.
04/15/2013 - 20:00
Editor and Publisher

A few months ago Rabbi David Stav, the 53-year-old founder and president of Tzohar, a rabbinic organization that strives to make the face of traditional Judaism more appealing to Israelis, was seen as the Don Quixote candidate in the upcoming national Chief Rabbinate election, held once a decade.

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