Still adrift after being kicked out of the Zionist Union, Hatnua leader Tzipi Livni announces her departure from politics less than a week before the deadline to submit final Knesset lists • Livni: “I am leaving politics, but not the hope for peace.”
At first glance, it would seem that the Republic of Singapore – a sovereign city-state and island country in Southeast Asia lying at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula with only 130 square kilometers whose main religion is Buddhism – has nothing in common with Israel, which covers 20,330 square kilometers and is located 8,000 kilometers away.
Reading from The Israel Bible- the world’s first Hebrew Bible to highlight the special relationship between the land and the people of Israel – Glick spoke about the prophetic beginnings of Hanukkah, maintaining, “Hanukkah is celebrated in the darkest time of the year, on the longest and darkest night, but by putting the menorah in our windows, we can bring light to the entire world.” He continued, “That’s our job on Hanukkah – to remind the world that even in the darkest of darkness, we had a connection to the light of the menorah, to the Temple, to God and to Jerusalem.”
Last week, the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries issued a statement calling on Israel to rescind its Nation-State Law. The law, though controversial, has no real practical implications but the pushback from the Catholic Church may do serious damage to Jewish-Christian relations which have been steadily improving since the Second Vatican Council more than 50 years ago.
After ten years of debate, Israel has now become the fifth nation in the world to pass a national food rescue law. “The Food Donation Act” protects food donors, non-profit organization, staff and volunteers from criminal and civil liability should donated food cause any negative consequences to the receivers.