Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Av 2, 5774
Israel’s parliamentary system, in which voters choose a party instead of a candidate, makes for some narrowly focused parties and strange bedfellows.
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Ben Sales, JTA
While English-language cam­paigns aren’t new in Israel, observers say this year’s effort feels larger and more sophisticated than those of elections past.
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JTA
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky) called for a reduction of foreign assistance during a visit to Israel.
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JTA
Israel’s National Library has unveiled a trove of ancient Hebrew manuscripts that were rescued from Afghanistan and arrived in Israel last week.
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By:
Ben Sales, JTA
In response to recent criticism, Israeli officials are reviewing haredi Orthodox policies restricting religious expression at the Western Wall. But among the Israeli secular majority, such restrictions rank near the bottom of a long list of church-state issues they would like to address.
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