By Israel Today Staff.. We have already reported several times on Benjamin Netanyahu’s revival of the Prime Minister’s Bible Study group in Israel. Now the Knesset is getting in on the trend with the establishment of its own weekly sessions of scriptural enlightenment. The initiative came from one of the new Knesset parties, the centrist Yesh Atid, which fields both secular and religious lawmakers. (more…)
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The Arab population in Israel has signaled a rather apathetic attitude towards tomorrow’s elections. And this is not because of hostility toward the Jewish state, but more toward their own Arab representatives in the Israeli parliament.
“We are desperate. Every time we send our Arab representatives to the Knesset, they only seem to care about the Palestinians (in the disputed territories), but not for the Arab citizens of Israel,” Jamal Hadsh from the Arab town of Tamara told the Israeli daily Maariv. (more…)
By Israel Today Staff.. Amid all the pre-election arguing over diplomatic, security and economic issues, the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem made a brief appearance as a topic of fiery debate between two Israeli candidates. The episode began when Israel’s Channel 2 News in its Friday evening coverage of the election aired a video showing a member of the right-wing Jewish Home party purportedly stating that it “would be incredible” if the Dome of the Rock were to be blown up and a Jewish Temple rebuilt in its place. (more…)