All posts tagged Naftali Bennett

Herzog takes helm of Jewish Agency

The Jewish Agency has selected Isaac Herzog, leader of Israel’s opposition, to take over as chairman from Natan Sharansky – a move Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was trying to block.

Probe Breaking the Silence

IN a move that is sure to spark outrage among wide sections of the Jewish community, the executive director of controversial Israeli group Breaking The Silence is visiting Australia next month, as a guest of the New Israel Fund.

Israel’s UN migrant deal scrapped

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday officially cancelled an agreement made with the United Nations just hours earlier that would have relocated thousands of African asylum seekers to Western countries.

Last minute deal saves Bibi’s coalition

The Israeli government has averted early elections, by cutting a deal to bring a coalition crisis to an end.

‘The blood of Polish Jews cries from the ground’

Poland's President dealt a major blow to Israel and Jewish groups on Tuesday, announcing that he will ratify a controversial new Holocaust law.

The real threat facing us

OUR community is justifiably concerned about recent developments within the ALP. The misguided push by some elements, led by Bob Carr, to unilaterally recognise the "State of Palestine" has gained some traction at recent state Labor conferences. Much of the rhetoric emanating from supporters of the Palestinian cause has been inflammatory, including morally offensive comparisons with apartheid South Africa. These decisions will have no bearing on Labor's foreign policy determined at its 2018 national conference.

Western Wall

Bibi blasted for ‘betraying’ Jewish unity

THE government in Jerusalem is being accused of sabotaging the Israel–Diaspora relationship, after it suspended plans for a grand mixed-gender prayer gallery at the Western Wall.

Optimism over ties with Arabs

THERE was something unusual in the air at Israel’s top global policy conference, which has just finished – a hint of optimism.

Bennett bolstered by UN resolution

Naftali Bennett, champion of the settler cause and leader of the rightist Jewish Home party is positioning himself as the man who has answers to international criticism.

Settlement bill slammed

Israeli legislators have thrown their weight behind a controversial bill that will retroactively legalise settlement-building on private Palestinian land.