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... had been a strong ally of Rabin and a key coalition partner. The man appointed by Shas spiritual mentor Rabbi Ovadia Yosef to succeed Deri as head of the party was Eli Yishai, a radical rightist who ...

...e other side.     The Geneva Initiative has been working for years with Shas leaders, rabbis, ministers, Members of Knesset and activists, with the aim of helping them play a more s...

3. Geneva Initiative Opinion Poll – March 2016
(Events/Local Activities - 2016)
...% of United Torah voters.   The Geneva Initiative has been working for years with Shas leaders, rabbis, ministers, Members of Knesset and activists. It is with great satisfaction that we see ...

...leh sees fault on both sides. Palestinians believe that "Israelis are only brutal soldiers or land-grabbing settlers," while Israelis "think that Palestinians are only terrorists,&rdquo...

...the next ten years.”   Some think support for the two-state solution is deeply unhelpful. Rabbi Shai Gluskin says, “For salvaging 2SS, the report adds intellectual capital. But I ...

6. New Knesset supports two-state solution
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...   At a Geneva Initiative event in March, Adina Bar Shalom, the daughter of the late Shas leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, declared, “If the next government is involved in some diplomatic proc...

...r might.” She maintained that this was in line with the worldview of her late father, former chief rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the founder and spiritual leader of Shas. “Those who go up to th...

...itiative. The Geneva Initiative told us that “We have worked for years with Shas, from MKs to rabbis, members of religious councils and other activists.” However, a year ago thre...

9. Shas and the Geneva Initiative
(News Room/News - 2015)
...ip of Aryeh Deri, Shas' position on Jerusalem was a riddle. According to recorded statements by the late Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, which were made public this week, it was Deri who led Shas to support the O...

...engaged in a genuine dialogue and we understoof that peace is not only important, it is essential. When Rabbi Ovadia Yosef z"l [the late spiritual leader of Shas] related to the question 'how i...

...ttlement enterprise when it set up camp in the Park Hotel in Hebron. Land of Israel activists, including Rabbi Moshe Levinger and attorney Elyakim Haetzni were celebrating Passover there, and with the...

12. On hope and despair in the Middle East
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...form of a binational state, or an apartheid state, or a state of all its soldiers, or a state of all its rabbis, all its settlers, all its messiahs.   And maybe, just maybe, the despair that ...

...next Knesset election. Not, heaven forbid, as a candidate of Shas, the party founded by her late father, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, but in a party with a more modern, secular, open character.   One ...

14. Advanced Political Course Graduation Ceremony
(Events/Local Activities - 2014)
...   In April we hosted Rabbanit Adina Bar Shalom, the daughter of former Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef z"l and this year's Israel Prize recipient, and Itzik Sudri former Shas...

15. Israel’s ultra-Orthodox key to peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2014)
...sts from Israel was an elegant table covered with all sorts of glatt kosher offerings, supervised by the rabbi of the city and served with disposable utensils.     Among the women was ...

...s Bruelhart, Assistant State Secretary, Swiss Foreign Ministry. The event was also attended by dozens of rabbis and key political activists from Shas and the Likud as well as senior diplomats. &nbsp...

...s hard to receive the kosher certificate required for retail in many Jewish stores.   Getting a rabbi to enter Nablus to certify that kosher conditions are being met is nearly impossible, he ...

...al title, “the legal adviser of the Shas Party.” He acquired a reputation as a confidante of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef and as the spiritual leader’s point of contact with the political worl...

19. 20 years on, Oslo architect has Plan B
(News Room/Op Ed - 2013)
...izure of land. It is not the Zionism of settlers across the Green Line, which derives its authority from rabbis and messianism. It is not the Zionism that reinvented itself after the founding of the s...

...o;t in anyone’s pocket anymore. They know the Right has always betrayed them.”   Rabbi Menashe Zilka (Shas) outside the PLO offices in Ramallah   Organizations and lob...

...ayit HaYehudi Chairman Naftali Bennett, and the consequences for the ultra-Orthodox were disastrous: The rabbinical colleges' budgets were almost immediately slashed and a law was legislated requiring...

... Shaath, smiling and welcoming, opened the meeting by wishing a speedy recovery to Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, and did not hide his excitement for the unusual gathering.   &quot...

...s coverage of the event.   07.07.2013 via JPost [click here for original article]   Rabbi Menashe Zlika (Shas) at the Geneva Initiative event in Ramallah.     &nbs...

24. Likud, Shas Tour and Joint Meeting in Ramallah
(Events/Joint Activities - 2013)
...rospects for a final-status solution. For news coverage of the event, click here.     Rabbi Menashe Zilka (Shas) outside of the PLO offices in Ramallah. ...

...a group of some 40 senior officials of the ultra-Orthodox Shas Party on a tour of east Jerusalem — rabbis, members of municipal councils, members of religious councils, activists, parliamentary ...

...er Secretary of State Alistair Burt asked for a blessing from the Belz rebbe. The British diplomat asked Rabbi Yissachar Dov Rokeach that his efforts to restart the peace process be fruitful.  ...

27. Viewing Israel with one eye closed
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
...tt told Haaretz’s Ari Shavit. This is the nationalist, religio-messianic echo of the doctrine of Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, Israel’s first chief rabbi ‏(though the state had not yet b...

...ed Stav Shaffirm former leader of the social protest movement and currently 9th place on the Labor list, Rabbi Gilad Kariv, head of the reform movement, Nachum Hofri, Mayor of Ra'anana, Yariv Oppenhei...

...ror Etkes, Yesh Din, Breaking the Silence, Peace Now, Gisha, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, Rabbis for Human Rights, B'Tselem, Geneva Initiative and the New Israel Fund.   At the...

... Shas does not “hate Arabs”, and that we are open and practical. Our approach, according the Rabbi Ovadia, is that the sanctity of the human being comes first”   Margi said ...

...marked? What status would women have in such a country? How would a political system with parties led by rabbis and sheikhs function?   Palestinians who seek a unitary state in all of former ...

32. Could Haredim Make Peace?
(News Room/Op Ed - 2012)
...f its politicians, including party chairman, interior minister Eli Yishai, the party's spiritual leader, Rabbi Ovadya Yossef is more of a moderate.   ...

...l parts of Jerusalem with the Palestinian Authority.      J'lem mayor speaks with rabbis from national religious community on initiative that would relinquish parts of city. &...

34. A Blessed Initiative
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...ution. Three had three representatives in the Israeli delegation, and all three, at their turn, repeated Rabbi Ovadia Yosef's commitment to a peace agreement in our region. Deputy Speaker of the Kness...

... and the other, the painful sacrifice of a portion of our respective dreams.   This seconded by Rabbi Yitzhak Vaknin, leader of the religious party, Shas, and Vice Presdent of the Knesset, re...

36. Adorning the 1967 Borders Anew
(News Room/News - 2011)
...se and a recognition that 'what we can have today, we may not be able to get tomorrow' – What does Rabbi Ovadia Yosef have to say about this? 'The Rabbi would support an agreement', they determi...

37. Give Peace a Chance
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...hing comprehensive peace in the Middle East. These religious leaders -including 10 nationally recognized rabbis - called on President Obama to visit Jerusalem and the region to promote peace based on ...

38. Shas members meet Palestinian officials
(News Room/News - 2011)
...t, despite its right-wing tendencies. "They said that the one who determines their final opinion is Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, not Eli Yishai," he said.   Margi, for his part, appears to c...

... Among the Israeli visitors, however, was one unlikely figure: Adina Bar Shalom, the eldest daughter of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, 92, the longtime spiritual leader of the Sephardic Orthodox Shas Party. Yos...

...ately, if there is an agreement that meets the political and security problems of Israel, I am sure that Rabbi Ovadia Yosef will support this agreement. Any Jew who prays has the issue of peace in his...

41. Good News From the Middle East (Really)
(News Room/Op Ed - 2011)
...term “Judea and Samaria.” He has also condemned an initiative offered by a group of Orthodox rabbis that sought to forbid Jews from selling or renting homes to non-Jews. But it is on the...

...ikud opponents of the moratorium proposal, has reportedly requested a meeting with Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, to attempt to convince him to oppose the freeze.   If Yosef were t...

43. Two-day Seminar for Leading Women in Israel
(Events/Local Activities - 2010)
...fugee expert Israela Oron and settlements expert Talia Sasson. Adina Bar Shalom (Shas, granddaughter of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef) and Orit Zuaretz (Kadima) led a panel discussion moderated by senior politi...

44. Be a man, freeze the settlements
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...nst Israel in the PA - is weak and unconvincing. There is also incitement in Israeli government circles (Rabbi Ovadia Yosef ) and vocal opposition to the negotiations (Foreign Minister Avidgor Lieberm...

45. The right's strategy of phrases
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...d ... because we were commanded to inherit the land," according to the doctrine of the disciples of Rabbi Zvi Yehuda Kook.   Historical Zionism viewed the state as a modern tool that wo...

46. Saving Israel from Itself
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...lobal opinion and lashed back wherever they could, undermining their own cause.   Yet now, as a rabbi noted on my Facebook page, it is Israel that never misses an opportunity to miss an oppor...

47. Who'll want to drive on Route 443?
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...use, Israel has chosen to add an additional security installation to the security fence with the aim of grabbing everything. But the chances are greater that we'll be left with nothing.     ...

...ne petition in support of Israel but critical of its policies, is signed by dozens of prominent American rabbis, judges, writers, academics and philanthropists.Following in the footsteps of the Europe...

...ight in WWII. I also instructed my ambassador in Moscow to attend the grand event organized by the chief Rabbi of Russia on the Holocaust Memorial Day. We feel with you. We need you to feel with us. Y...

...cademic debate regarding the Geneva Initiative, but ultimately the deciding factor is the opinion of the Rabbi and the Council of the Torah Scholars’.”   ...

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