Joshua Mitnick |
Sair, West Bank — The air was thick with militancy and talk of a new intifada on Monday as thousands of Palestinian mourners crammed the central square of this village to pay respects to Arafat Jaradat, who died in an Israeli security jail over the weekend.
More parties are expected to join the third government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in coming days after former opposition leader Tzipi Livni on Tuesday became his first coalition partner.
Editor’s note: In her inaugural Knesset speech last week, Ruth Calderon, a secular Talmud scholar and teacher and member of Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid party, created a national stir with a contemporary lesson she drew from the Talmud. This excerpt was translated, from the Hebrew, for The Jewish Week by Elli Fischer.