Search results for tag " Benjamin Netanyahu"

  • The Fourth Elections are upon us
    Written by Uri Regev on 19/03/2021
    Next Tuesday, Israel will go to the polls for the 4th time in two years. All the many polls being conducted ahead of the elections indicate uncertainty as to their outcome.

  • The Court conversion ruling and the elections
    Written by on 18/03/2021
    Non-Orthodox conversion and the Supreme Court are playing a key role in these elections, especially in the election propaganda of the ultra-Orthodox parties.

  • This is not the democracy we aspire to
    Written by Uri Regev on 07/01/2021
    The thoughts of many of our readers, especially in the United States, are on yesterday's events in Washington, DC. It’s hard to believe that those events occurred, and they will make their mark on American society and politics for a long time to come.

  • A coalition that will escalate Jewish disunity
    Written by Uri Regev on 18/05/2020
    Netanyahu, Gantz and their partners know that this ongoing surrender to the ultra-Orthodox parties is in complete betrayal of the Israeli public’s will, including that of their own voters.

  • Religion and state under Netanyahu's new government
    Written by Uri Regev on 07/05/2020
    This week, the Supreme Court unanimously rejected all of the petitions against Benjamin Netanyahu's continued tenure as prime minister due to the pending criminal charges against him, as well as those against the coalition agreement between the Likud and Blue & White.

  • What to expect of a Gantz-Netanyahu government
    Written by Uri Regev on 26/03/2020
    Hiddush's response to the tremendous and impactful political upheaval that is taking place in Israel right now, with Benny Gantz agreeing to join a government led by Bibi Netanyahu.

  • Rabbi Meir Mazuz: Supreme Court Justices are beasts and mosquitoes
    Written by on 18/02/2020
    February 17, 2020: Channel 12 exposes the greatly esteemed Rabbi Meir Mazuz attacking the Israeli Supreme Court. This is the very same rabbi that PM Netanyahu courted for support before the Likud primaries!

  • Chief Rabbi Yosef calls immigrants to Israel non-Jewish communists
    Written by on 09/01/2020
    Almost every news broadcast in recent days, whether on radio or television, has included a segment on the scandalous statements made by Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, denigrating the olim from the former Soviet Union, as well as the numerous public and political reactions to his vile, violent message.

  • A fight for the soul and future of Israel like no other since 1948
    Written by on 24/10/2019
    The passing of Israel’s cherished former Supreme Court Chief Justice Shamgar (laid to rest this week) reminds us of the lingering threat to Israel’s Supreme Court and to its rule of law.

  • Israel's Religion and State conflict in the September elections
    Written by Uri Regev on 18/07/2019
    The unfolding election campaigning provides further validation to Hiddush's contention as to the major role that the clash of religion-&-state can potentially play if properly positioned in shaping Israel's future political trajectory. Avigdor Lieberman (whose political focus on "anti-halakha state" we've described in detail) continues to reap the gains.

  • Religious Freedom and Equality after the Elections
    Written by Uri Regev on 11/04/2019
    The 2019 Knesset elections are over, but not much has been written about their potential impact on matters of religion & state and Israel-Diaspora relations. Hiddush polling shows that approximately 2/3 of Israeli Jews would prefer a civil government that does not depend upon the ultra-Orthodox parties.

  • It’s time for American Jewry to speak up and act
    Written by Uri Regev on 03/10/2018
    A few days ago PM Netanyahu, in NY to deliver a forceful speech at the UN and meet with world leaders, also met with a small group of top level American Jewish leaders. The little that we know about the meeting gives us reason to urge American Jewish leaders that it’s high time to change course and take a far more proactive approach in dealing with the critically important Israel-Diaspora bridge.

  • Netanyahu about-faces on gay surrogacy rights
    Written by on 19/07/2018
    The surrogacy bill, enacted by a vote of 59 to 52, expands eligibility for state-supported surrogacy to include single women but excludes single men and gay couples. Until now the right has only been extended to married, heterosexual couples.

  • Conversion compromise postponed - again.
    Written by Uri Regev on 19/12/2017
    Efforts to draft a compromise agreement between the Haredi political parties and the Reform and Conservative movements in Israel over the issue of Jewish conversion will not be finished before a six-month deadline arrives at the end of this month.

  • What they say about non-Orthodox Jews
    Written by on 30/09/2017
    Netanyahu told reporters in New York that the Reform and Conservative movements wanted to get recognition “via the backdoor, secretly, under the pretext of a technical clause of joint administration of the Western Wall.”


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