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23 Shevat 5765 - February 2, 2005 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly









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Rabbi Ravitz: The Coalition Agreement is Being Ignored
By Eliezer Rauchberger

Degel HaTorah MKs abstained from voting on two no-confidence motions on Monday of this week since no progress has been made on any of the points listed in the coalition agreement signed between UTJ and the Likud.

Israel Demands Complete Quiet in Gaza
by M Plaut and Yated Ne'eman Staff

The Israeli government of today is not prepared to shoot and talk like the Israeli government in the early days after Oslo. Top Israeli officials insisted that they would not hand over security control of five West Bank cities to the Palestinian Authority unless there is a complete cessation of mortar fire into the settlements of Gaza.

Marking the Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

A speech By Mr. Joe Lobenstein (formerly Mayor And Councilor of the London Borough Of Hackney) at a special ceremony held on 27th January 2005 at the Town Hall to mark the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the notorious Auschwitz Concentration Camp.

Sharon: All of the Falashmura will be Brought to Israel Over the Next 3 Years
By G. Lazer

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon held a special meeting on Monday 21 Shevat to discuss the aliya of the Bnei Falashmura following demonstrations and legal and party pressure. At the conclusion of the meeting Sharon announced he had decided to bring all of the Bnei Falashmura to Israel within three years and to double the number of Falashmura immigrants every month.

Israel's Demographic Problem Does not Exist
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

In 1997 the PLO published a report, "Demographic Indicators of the Palestinian Territory, 1997-2015," based on a census carried out by the PA's Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS). The report projected that the Arab population west of the Jordan River will outnumber the Jewish population by 2015.

Egged Hiring Drivers for Mehadrin Lines

For the first time ever, Egged placed ads to encourage Jerusalem's chareidi residents to join company-sponsored training courses in preparation for jobs as drivers on the mehadrin lines. Suitable candidates who hold regular drivers' licenses and meet Transportation Ministry qualifications will participate in a six-month course at the Egged School of Driving, including both theory and hands-on instruction.

MK Gafni Defends Remarks on Forged Documents from Former Soviet Union
By Eliezer Rauchberger

MK Rabbi Moshe Gafni condemned remarks made against gedolei Yisroel following statements on the numerous forged certificates of Jewish identity from former Soviet countries.

Maranan Verabonon Call for Increased Peace

Maranan verabonon gedolei Yisroel shlita are reiterating calls to all parts of Torah-true Jewry to increase peace in the world.

Degel HaTorah Representatives Help Chareidi Public Obtain Property Tax Discounts
By Betzalel Kahn

Degel HaTorah representatives in Beit Shemesh have begun a round of visits to all of the city's kollelim and botei knesses over the coming weeks to assist avreichim in filling out request forms for property tax (arnona) discounts.

Ayalon Expressway Free of Traffic Lights
By S. Fried

The Ayalon Expressway recently opened the southern section with interchanges rather than traffic lights. The completion of the project, along with the previous completion of the northern part of the expressway, allows rapid through travel along the north-south length of the Tel Aviv metropolis. Numerous officials were on hand at the opening ceremony.

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