Terra Incongnita: Rewarding IDF service is not discrimination
The only discrimination of a bill allowing for preferential treatment for army, national service results between Jews who don't serve, those who do.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
Habayit Hayehudi MK Struck Suing Machsom Watch
"Netanyahu's present government is continuing the trend of its predecessor and promoting racist laws that exclude minorities and weaker populations."
Sun Jun 16, 2013
Meretz chief: PM uses 'Iran threat' for political ends
Meretz chief Zehava Gal-On criticized Sunday Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's comments on newly-elected Iranian President Hassan Rohani, accusing him of using the "Iranian threat" as a way to distract the Israeli public from real domestic problems.
Sat Jun 15, 2013
Henin proposes gay discrimination bill
Schools will not be able to discriminate against gay pupils if a bill proposed by MK Dov Henin passes.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
23:19Peace Now to hold rally in Jerusalem in support of Kerry
Peace Now plans to hold a rally at 8:30 p.m. Saturday in front of the prime minister's Jerusalem resident to urge the government to take what ever steps are necessary to help US Secretary of State John Kerry rekindle the frozen peace talks.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
Arutz Sheva Israel News
Israel to Provide Health Insurance to Illegals?
The Knesset Committee on the Foreign Workers' Problem met for a special discussion Wednesday with Health Minister Yael German , regarding the health services provided to foreign workers.
11:10Gal-On slams PM for backtracking on joint peace statement
Meretz MK Zehava Gal-On on Tuesady slammed Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for backtracking on an official communique released by his bureau and which was to serve as a joint statement with the Polish government affirming the Palestinians' right to statehood.
Tue Jun 11, 2013
Women added to rabbinical judge selection c'tee
Bill to add women to committee that appoints judges to religious courts passes readings; Gal-On: New bill fixes twisted reality.
Bill to put women in c'tee to elect religious judges passes
A bill proposal to add women to the committee that appoints judges to rabbinical courts passed the second and third reading at the Knesset at 4 a.m. on Tuesday.
Sun Jun 09, 2013
The Times of Israel
'Hate-spewing' PA official barred from Tel Aviv conference
A top official from the ruling Palestinian party, known for making harsh comments against Israel, was banned from attending a conference organized by a left-wing Israeli political party on Sunday.
Meretz, ACRI say bill is anti-democratic, violates human rights.
The punishments for involvement in terror organizations and for anyone who supports, identifies or sympathizes with terror will be increased, according to a bill approved by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation Sunday.
Sat Jun 08, 2013
Arutz Sheva Israel News
Yaalon: I Blocked Rajoub before Meretz Invitation
Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon explained Saturday evening that he had decided to block Palestinian Authority official Jibril Rajoub's entry to Israel before the Meretz party invited him to its conference.
Fri Jun 07, 2013
Tel Aviv celebrates gay pride festival with record-breaking participation of 100,000
Tel Aviv hosted its 15th annual Gay Pride Festival on Friday, with a record-breaking 100,000 spectators and participants attending the celebrations, including droves of tourists from all over the world.
Thu Jun 06, 2013
Israeli Army Apologizes for Book Saying Non-Jews Aren't Equal to Jews
The Israel Defense Forces has apologized for publishing a book of religious regulations that states non-Jews do not have equal rights in Israel.
Arutz Sheva Israel News
Meretz Protests Ban on Jibril Rajoub Speech
Chairwoman Zahava Gal-On of the leftist Meretz party criticized Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon for not allowing Jibril Rajoub, a senior member of the Fatah terror council, from speaking at the Meretz convention on Sunday.
A plea for pluralism
At the end of a long and irritating - though restrained - day, the results of the elections for the local branch of the Meretz Party were announced.
Wed Jun 05, 2013
Religious tolerance and mutual respect
Candidly Speaking: The pivotal breakthrough which now seems likely to oblige haredim to share the burden in terms of conscription.
Tue Jun 04, 2013
Israel Must Recognize Armenian Genocide Without Political Reasons: Knesset Mp
ISRAEL MUST RECOGNIZE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE WITHOUT POLITICAL REASONS: KNESSET MP http://armenpress.am/eng/news/721057/israel-must-recognize-armenian-genocide-without-political-reasons-knesset-mp.html 10:52, 3 June, 2013 JERUSALEM, JUNE 3, ARMENPRESS.
Mon Jun 03, 2013
Report: Israeli Warplanes Flying Over Lebanon
"Maybe instead of filling our young children with fearful thoughts on threats and weapons, we will teach them about ways to solve conflicts." --Meretz Chairwoman Zahava Gal-On on the lesson the Home Front Command gave to 10-year-olds last week.
Thu May 30, 2013
Who's coming to the party?
For years, it was at the forefront of the city's struggle for pluralism. But how relevant is Meretz after four years with a secular mayor? About 10 years ago, Pepe Alalu, then a newly elected Meretz city councillor, tried to convince his old friend Meir Margalit, at the time a social worker at the Kiryat Menahem community center, to join him.