Jul 24, 2017

Picture of the Day


Shlomi beat off a terrorist in Petach Tikva, as the Arab terrorist attacked an Arab bus driver in a shawarma shop two doors down, with a pizza tray.

Add it to the list of household items used to beat terrorists with.

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Is chilul shabbos really a priority for Haredi MKs?

The Haredi MKs have expressed frustration with the knowledge of continued chilul shabbos for work on the rail lines.

I am not sure which it is, but this seems to possibly show the actual weakness and ineffectiveness of the Haredi MKs on things connected to the general public and Shabbos, as they continue to threaten about this but the work goes on anyway.

Or, perhaps, it shows how little the Haredi MKs actually care about the issue themselves, and perhaps their vocal protests are lip service anyway - if they wanted to put a stop to it they could, the same way they succeeded in turning back everything from Lapid's days and getting almost everything they have wanted in this government. Maybe they care about Shabbos, they surely do, but are not willing to put that issue above the other issues that they consider a higher priority - money for yeshivas and kollels and the like.

I don't know what it is, but I continue to be surprised by the frequency of the threats and the fact that the work continues to proceed, especially when they are such a central piece of the coalition.


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Reform protest male-only conference

Kikar has a report about a conference to be held for [male] directors of Haredi organizations and says that the Reform leaders are protesting the conference and demanding that women be allowed to participate. According to their demands, the organization putting on the conference will have to change their plans and also advertise from scratch specifically that women are invited to attend.

The organizers say this is a private affair and they put on similar conferences for the general public to which all are invited, including women and anybody else.

This fighting won't end any time soon. The Reform lost, so far, at the Kotel with the arrangement being cancelled, so they have opened up new tactics and targets. Eventually they will even petition to stop discrimination in shuls and remove mechitzas, and try to force yeshivas to allow entry to women. Anything in Haredi society where men and women are kept separate will soon become a target, especially, but not only, if they receive State funding for that event or institution.



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Jews not being allowed to pray in Jordan

A common destination in recent years for small groups of Israelis, and especially Breslavers, has been the grave of Ahron Hakohen in Jordan.

According to a report on Kikar, the authorities in Jordan have told a group of Israelis who are there to daven by Ahron Hakohen's grave for his yahrtzeit, that because of the tense situation (with the shootings by the Israeli Embassy in Jordan), they will not be allowed to pray at the grave. Anybody seen doing so, will be arrested.

Rav Zalicha from Bnei Braq, who is present in Jordan, also says that the Jordanians are not letting them daven anywhere in Jordan, not just at the grave of Ahron, even in the privacy of their own hotel rooms, and not to put on tallis and/or tefillin. I am not sure how they can know that unless they have video cameras in all the rooms in the country, or at least where it is common for Israelis to stay.

The connection to Har Habayit is greater than just blaming Arab violence on Israelis actions at Har Habayit. If Israel does not allow Jews to pray on Har Habayit, and if the Arabs don't allow Jews to pray on Har Habayit and Israel lets that go with no outcry, how can we be upset when Jordan does not let Jews pray, whether in a hotel room or at the grave of Ahron Hakohen?





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Israelis: Do you care about the opinions of Diaspora Jews? (video)








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MK Eichler: We Mustn't turn Har Habayis or the Kosel into a battleground (video)







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Temple Mount: What's the point in praying if you can't bring your gun? (video)



This week a lot of people died in Israel. How did it all happen? What critical facts did the media leave out? And why do some headlines make it look like there's no moral difference between the victims and the attackers who killed them? We break down the events, the facts and the media failures.




and when they called for the raping of Israeli women.. at least they weren't being racists like the soldiers of the IDF who refuse to rape Palestinian women because they are racists...

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Meilech Zilbershlag on freckles (video)








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a different view of the situation.. (video)


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Jul 23, 2017

easy conversion for new immigrants drivers license

Good news for new immigrants to Israel, and for many other people..

Yisrael Katz, the Minister of Transportation, has announced new reforms in the transportation industry. A number of these reforms might be thought of as a big deal for a lot of people.

The reforms include issues such as:
 - extending the age of the drivers license to 70 instead of requiring it to be renewed every ten years. Once the driver reaches 70, he or she will have to renew it every 5 years until the age of 80 and then every two years.
 - adding more automated machines around the country, called RishyoMat, from the current 50 to the eventual 100. This makes it easier to print licenses and pay fees without having to step into the DMV and wait in line
 - providing more DMV services via the post office. nobody really wants to wait in line at the post office either, so I am not sure this is a big deal, but maybe even the post office is better than waiting at the DMV
 - installing an appointment system for the DMV
 - new DMV offices around the country in cities that until now never had one
 - more hours open to the public at the DMV
 - and more
 - and perhaps the biggest reform for many of the people I know... new immigrants will no longer need to go through the same bureaucracy when coming and converting the foreign license to an Israeli license. Until now new immigrants had to take a lesson and a test. This was basically part of the same scam the entire licensing procedures follow, just to get more money out of people while not necessarily producing better drivers. Now new immigrants will just be able to go to the DMV and convert their valid foreign drivers license to an Israeli license without going through the lesson and test procedure. The foreign license will have to have been valid for at least 5 years in order to be converted like this. this one is a big deal.
There are still a lot of uncertainties and questions as to how this will work, but hopefully that will be cleared up soon. Will it apply to people who have already gone through the procedure and failed the exam - will they now be able to get the Israeli license without further testing or are they up a creek because the failed exam is on their record? Will this apply only going forward or also to new immigrants already here under the old system?

This will ease the pain for many people, and thank you to whomever lobbied to get this done.


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Palestinians: Do you want the Islamic Caliphate to be restored? (video)








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One on One with Alan Dershowitz - July 20, 2017 (video)







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how Israeli police are catching people using cellphones while driving (video)

don't say you weren't warned...





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B.G.B ELBAZ - Sh'Ybaneh Accapella (video)








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