Eyewitnesses: Police fired on police during Umm Al-Hiran demolition

Jerusalem Post By Ben Lynfield 23 January 2017 06:49 Accounts raise possibility policeman killed by friendly fire, not terror attack. Police in Umm-al-Hiran. (photo credit:Courtesy) Police officers allegedly fired at a police vehicle during the deadly incident in Um Al-Hiran last week, two eyewitness told The Jerusalem Post, raising the possibility that friendly fire was exchanged…

Insights from an Israeli Member of Knesset – A Frank Discussion with MK Ksenia Svetlova

04.07.2016     “Israel has strayed from the route” Ksenia Svetlova. Photo Twitter “I am a product of this country,” 38-year-old Knesset member Ksenia Svetlova exclaims proudly, “I have been living here for 25 years.” A Russian-born immigrant to Israel, she studied Middle Eastern History at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and went on to become a respected Arab…

‘With Muslim influx, Europe will have these attacks daily’

MK Svetlova says integration of Muslims ‘has failed’ in a call to rethink paradigm, says ‘ISIS declared war on Israel’ in Istanbul. israelnationalnews.com By Hezki Ezra First Publish: 3/22/2016, 9:11 PM MK Ksenia Svetlova (Zionist Union) spoke to Arutz Sheva on Tuesday about the lethal Islamic State (ISIS) bombings in Brussels earlier in the day in which 34…

Female MK blasts Bnei Brak chief rabbi: Don’t hide Queen Esther

MK Svetlova criticizes Bnei Brak Chief Rabbi for posting public banners requesting girls not congregate in the streets during Purim.  israelnationalnews.com By Chaim Lev, Shoshana Miskin First Publish: 3/21/2016, 11:22 AM Ksenia Svetlova Photo: Knesset spokesperson This year, like every year, posters signed by the Rabbi of Bnei Brak, Rabbi Moshe Yehuda Leib Landau, have…

MKs call for government recognition of independent conversions

timesofisrael.com A charged committee meeting discusses ‘ticking bomb’ of 350,000 FSU immigrants who can’t convert to Judaism through state religious authority BY AMANDA BORSCHEL-DAN March 9, 2016, 11:14 am Born in Moldova, David immigrated to Israel with his family as a child in 1997, where they qualified for citizenship under the Law of Return. But…