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Netanyahu Discusses Cooperative Measures with International Red Cross (VIDEO)

By Jspace Staff on 7/1/2013 at 6:13 PM

Categories: Israel, World

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met today with Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). During the sit down, which took place in Jerusalem, the two men discussed possible water and health technologies that the Jewish state might contribute to the ICRC’s work. The men also discussed topics like Israel’s plight to keep terrorist groups like Hamas and Hezbollah at bay, while adhering to international law and respecting human rights. "Israel will continue …More

  • Shimon Peres with Peter Maurer
  • Zeev Elkin and Peter Maurer
  • Peter Maurer and Netanyahu

Lithuanian FM Breaks Tradition, Visits Kotel in Jerusalem

By Jspace Staff on 5/28/2013 at 1:47 PM

Categories: Politics, Europe, Israel

Lithuanian FM Breaks Tradition, Visits Kotel in Jerusalem

Lithuania’s foreign minister garnered headlines last week when he broke with tradition and visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Linas Linkevicius made the stop during a diplomatic trip to the Jewish state. Customarily, foreign politicians do not stop in East Jerusalem, as the international community does not recognize Israel’s annexation of the area following 1967’s Six Day War. “This is highly unusual and violates our usual code of practice,” a diplomat from a European Union …More

  • Zeev Elkin and Linkevicius
  • Linkevicius

Supreme Court President Blames Politicians for Delegitimization

By Jspace Staff on 12/2/2011 at 3:40 PM

Categories: Politics, Israel, Legal

Supreme Court President Blames Politicians for Delegitimization

Israel's Supreme Court President Dorit Beinisch blasted what she called a recent “delegitimization campaign” against the Supreme Court. Beinisch blamed politician’s Knesset members and ministers during her speech at a conference of the Israeli Association of Public Law at the Dead Sea. Beinisch, who is set to retire next February, referred to a series of bills that aim to change the way justices are appointed. "Over the past five years I warned against the trend to harm the Supreme Court, to …More

Knesset considering bill recognizing Israel as ‘Jewish state’

From JTA on 8/3/2011 at 4:32 PM

Categories: Politics, Israel

Knesset considering bill recognizing Israel as ‘Jewish state’

The Knesset is considering a bill that will officially recognize Israel as a Jewish state and the homeland of the Jewish people. Avi Dichter of the Kadima Party and Zeev Elkin of Likud introduced the bill Wednesday and have received 42 supporting signatures. The measure needs 61 votes to be signed into law. In a section that has garnered controversy, the bill aims to elevate Hebrew to the only formal language of Israel. Arabic would be afforded a special status in the country. In addition, the legislation will …More