Politics

The Settlers' Intifada

16:40 04 December in Latest, Politics, Religion
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by Jeremy Gillick [caption id="" align="alignright" width="184" caption="Settlers in Hebron"][/caption] Much of the West Bank is in turmoil following this morning's highly anticipated evacuation of the Orwellian "House of Peace" in Hebron. Though the evacuation itself was a success, as Israel's security forces took several hundred settlers...

Waxman and Cohen Move Up: US Congress Jewish Update

11:22 21 November in Latest, Politics
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By Benjamin Schuman-Stoler [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1wse5_MeT8] In the aftermath of the election and an entirely new incoming administration, the Republican and Democratic parties have shuffled their rosters to prepare for the next Congress. As a result, some Jewish members have been promoted and now hold top positions. This week, representatives...

Israel's Donald Trump? Reality Show to Feature "The Arcadi"

18:35 18 November in Arts & Culture, Latest, Politics
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[caption id="attachment_1542" align="alignright" width="252" caption="Mayoral also-ran Gaydamak"][/caption] By Mandy Katz Jerusalem voters may have told Arcadi Gaydamak, "You're fired" last week, as Nir Barkat edged him for the Jerusalem mayoralty. But don't imagine the oligarch just sitting at home counting his shekels, or making prank phone calls to...