Natural Gas May Have Profound Impact on Israel's Geopolitics/pbs newshour

There is an economic and a social threat and poverty is a bigger threat than security right now to Israel. Prices are going up, salaries are going down, and social services like, for example, housing are being neglected. We should build a more viable and a more sustainable economy. And this is something that the natural gas can truly help doing, but we need to be patient.

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Police under fire after massive force descends on south Tel Aviv cafe / the jerusalem post

A number of people on Tuesday accused policed of trying to settle a grudge by intimidating the cafe, with MK Tamar Zandberg (Meretz) writing on her Facebook page Tuesday morning that “the combination of the night arrests and the arrest of Ortal Ben Dayan give the impression of unprecedented maltreatment.”

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Israeli Knesset Member Calls For Boycotting Settlement Good/ almonitor

Although just five months have passed since the elections, it is already obvious that Zandberg is a rising star on the left, which seemed to have aged rather ungracefully over the past few years. She is eloquent, and she pours all her strength into raising the banner of the diplomatic process, but at the same time she has also managed to forge some “strange” alliances with the right and the ultra-Orthodox parties to advance social legislation.

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 History made in the Knesset / Peace and health blog

A historical event took place today in Jerusalem—an official meeting of IPPNW and ICAN members with Israeli members of the Knesset (the Israeli parliament) at the Knesset in Jerusalem. The unprecedented meeting was organized by Sharon Dolev, ICAN’s campaigner in Israel and director of the Israeli Disarmament Movement.

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