Israel News

PM names Karnit Flug as head of the Bank of Israel
BY Maayan Jaffe
October 31, 2013

After months of indecision and several scandals, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Yair Lapid decided last week to appoint Dr. Karnit Flug as governor of the Bank of Israel. The Knesset approved the decision this week. Netanyahu and Lapid said in a statement, “We have been impressed by Dr. Flug’s performance as acting CONTINUE »

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Men want to marry educated women
BY Linda Gradstein
October 31, 2013

Eman Abu Ammar, 24, is studying language and literature at Ben-Gurion University. Unlike many Bedouin girls her age, she’s in no rush to get married. “Bedouin usually get married young,” she said. “People ask me, ‘Why aren’t you married, don’t you have anybody?’ It does pressure me, but I plan to choose a partner who CONTINUE »

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Ethiopian singer, winner of ‘Kochav Nolad,’ shares her message of perseverance
BY Maayan Jaffe
October 31, 2013

Hagit Yaso is an Israeli icon. She won the ninth season of “Kochav Nolad,” Israel’s version of “American Idol,” in 2011. And at only 24 years old, she is considered a role model for young Ethiopian girls. Yaso, who was in town earlier this week for performances through Jewish National Fund at the University of CONTINUE »

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Benefits raise money for Meir Panim
BY Marc Shapiro
October 30, 2013

When Americans think about Israel, what generally comes to mind is the Western Wall, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict andthe Iranian nuclear threat. What many people are not aware of is that 1.8 million Israelis live below the poverty line — 860,000 of whom are children. Nonprofit organization Meir Panim is working not only to feed hungry CONTINUE »

David and Yaron Friedman, holding a picture of Guy, a relative that was murdered by Palestinian terrorists.
Source: Tazpit News Agency
3,000 demonstrators, terror victim families demonstrate at Ofer prison, near Ramallah
BY Anav Silverman, Tazpit News Agency
October 29, 2013

  Outside Ofer prison, near Ramallah on Monday night, thousands of demonstrators gathered to protest the release of 26 Palestinian prisoners – all convicted of murdering Israelis – in the second stage of confidence-building measures led by Washington for the current Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. At least 3,000 people demonstrated, chanting “Jewish blood is not cheap.” CONTINUE »