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2 Tammuz 5763 - July 2, 2003 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly









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Palestinians Announce Truce; Israel Withdraws from Gaza
by M Plaut and Yated Ne'eman Staff

Several moves were made concurrently, leading to skepticism mixed with hope on the part of Israeli officials. Early on Sunday, Hamas and Islamic Jihad issued a joint statement announcing that they are immediately suspending "all military operations against the Zionist enemy" for three months.

Economic Plan Began Tuesday July 1
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

The government's emergency economic plan, which won final Knesset approval in late May, went into effect July 1. The plan hits very hard at the weakest sectors, and thousands of families are expected to be pushed below the official poverty line.

Poraz Focus of Attacks
by Eliezer Rauchberger

The Knesset plenum rejected a no-confidence motion submitted last week by Shas due to the conduct of the Interior Minister and his dealings with the Attorney General. Forty-seven MKs from the coalition voted in favor of the government, 16 MKs from the opposition voted against and 17 MKs from the Labor Party abstained.

Rav Lazerson: Only Gedolei Yisroel Determine Chinuch Atzmai Curriculum
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

"Chinuch Atzmai was set up by the previous generation of gedolei Yisroel, zechusom yogen oleinu, as an independent stream of education, subordinate to the rule of gedolei Yisroel and subject to their authority exclusively," said Rav Avrohom Yosef Lazerson, one of the heads of Chinuch Atzmai, last week.

Thirty Percent Not Inducted or Dismissed During Military Service
by Eliezer Rauchberger

Over 30 percent of young people slated for service in the armed forces are not inducted into the IDF or are dismissed during the course of their service, according to a survey IDF personnel division head, General Gil Regev, submitted to the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Security Committee's sub- committee on IDF manpower on Monday.v

ACER Bolsters Russian Education
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

A new force for Jewish education in Russia was formally established in Tula by the Conference of European Rabbis (CER) in conjunction with the Ronald Lauder Foundation. Rabbis and kindergarten heads met to create and plan the "Lauder Community Kindergarten's Russia Network." The motto of this new body is "Jewish Education for Jewish Children." The kindergartens intend to implement a uniform set of plans for quality of Jewish education, supervised kosher food, halachically Jewish children and more.

High Court Appeal to Disqualify Shinui Representatives
by Betzalel Kahn

The Movement for Fairness in Government filed an appeal for another High Court hearing against the Prime Minister after an appeal demanding Shinui ministers be disqualified from serving in the government due to alleged incitement and prejudice against the chareidi public, was rejected last month.

Income Support Recipients May not Have to Refund Money
by G. Kleiman

Professor Yochanan Stessman, director general of Bituach Leumi, told Yated on Sunday that he hopes that income support recipients will not have to refund money they have already received. He is working hard to that end, and has enlisted the support of Minister of Social Welfar Orlev (NRP) and the head of the Knesset Finance Committee Avraham Hirshson among others.

Lyrics Call for Acts of Violence Against Chareidim and Rabbonim
by Betzalel Kahn

A youth band whose members identify with the Left and whose highly provocative name is intended to attract media attention, has been performing a song with unprecedented lyrics explicitly call for harming rabbonim and destroying botei knesses as well as extremely heretical utterances, Rachmono litzlan.

The Fine Print on the NIS 200 Bill: "Everyone Must Help Bear the Burden of Torah Study"
by Yated Ne'eman Staff

Much has been written lately about the hostility and cruelty the new government is showing toward large families. It is a government in which one of the top ministers speaks against having babies and raising children, while describing how he feels pity for street cats.

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