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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

Don’t set back reproductive rights for Israeli women

By Shari Eshet, JTA July 9, 2012

JERUSALEM — In 1979, I moved from the United States to Israel, where I discovered that unlike in America, reproductive choice in Israel was by and large not an issue — not religiously, politically or socially.  As the director of the Israel Office...

Shas lawmaker Nissim Zeev, shown during a plenum session in the Israeli Knesset on June 11, 2012, is demanding a public debate on abortion, which he has said publicly is akin to murder.

Spurred by a Shas lawmaker, abortion politics arrive in Israel

By Eetta Prince-Gibson, JTA June 20, 2012

JERUSALEM — Israel’s paradoxical approach to abortion — the procedure is illegal unless approved by a committee, which gives the go-ahead to 98 percent of the requests — could radically change if a Knesset member has his way. Nissim Zeev of the...

Freed from prison, ex-Shas lawmaker compares his captivity to Shalit’s

JTA March 4, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Shlomo Benizri, a former Israeli Cabinet minister released from prison, compared his time served to that of former captive soldier Gilad Shalit. Benizri, of the haredi Orthodox Shas Party, was released from prison on March 1, one month before...

Israel’s Yishai apologizes for saying soldiers do not have faith

JTA January 18, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Israeli Interior Minister Eli Yishai apologized for saying that Israel fell short in the Second Lebanon War because its soldiers did not have faith. Yishai, amid calls for his removal from office, said Wednesday in a statement that his words...

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