Search results for tag " Netanyahu"

  • ‘Tzviut’ – not ‘tzniut’! (Hypocrisy, not modesty)
    Written by Uri Regev on 29/11/2016
    The first business conference organized by the ultra-Orthodox newspaper Hamodia, Agudat Israel’s organ, took place last week. So who was not invited? Not a single woman – neither as a speaker nor as an attendee.

  • MK Amsalem's ugly disdain for Diaspora Jewry
    Written by Uri Regev on 08/11/2016
    We who truly care about Israel's well-being and bond with world Jewry must not continue tolerating such contempt for (and humiliation of) Diaspora Jewry and the largest Jewish religious streams at the hands of the leaders of the parties that serve in his Government Coalition.

  • PM to Diaspora Jews: Be Patient! We say: NO!
    Written by Uri Regev on 04/11/2016
    Hiddush's simple, straightforward review of the comments regarding the Western Wall made by the Prime Minister, the Speaker of the Knesset, and the Head of the Opposition during the Jewish Agency's Board of Governors meeting this week, teaches us much about how Israel's political leadership prefers to deal with crises in Israel's relations to the Diaspora: it's called "Damage Control."

  • Politicians heap insults upon non-Orthodox Jewry
    Written by on 08/02/2016
    Will Netanyahu seriously take a stand, confront these bigoted leaders and do something of substance against their venomous insults? Moreover, will Netanyahu do what it takes to truly ensure that all Jews feel at home in Israel, and that equality and pluralism extend beyond the southern Kotel plaza?

  • Religious politicians abuse their authority
    Written by Uri Regev on 28/01/2016
    The Education Ministry has frozen budgeted funds for non-Orthodox and secular education initiatives. The religious politicians abuse their authority, and pour millions into one-sided brainwashing efforts. It’s time for Israeli and Diaspora leaderships to declare: Judaism, pluralism, Jewish Peoplehood and democracy are too important to be left at the mercy of sectarian interests,

  • How to most effectively advocate for religious freedom and equality in Israel
    Written by Uri Regev on 26/01/2016
    What advocacy strategy should supporters of religious freedom in Israel pursue? How should we set our policy priorities? How meaningful are Prime Minister Netanyahu's promises to Diaspora Jewry?

  • Giving Tuesday: Give Israel a Chance
    Written by on 02/12/2014
    Netanyahu dissolved his government coalition and called for new elections in March 2014. His likely partners in the next coalition will be the ultra-Orthodox parties. Still, two-thirds of Israelis oppose this unholy union. Please support Hiddush so that we can continue the urgent fight for religious freedom.

  • Past successes and future challenges for Israel
    Written by on 06/01/2014
    A video highlighting the year's success and the forecast for religion and state in 2014.

  • Prime Minister Netanyahu, “Audacious Hospitality” and Real Jewish Unity
    Written by Uri Regev on 19/12/2013
    Netanyahu’s message regarding Jewish unity left much to be desired. Will American Jewry buy Netanyahu’s shiny wrapping, or look inside to find a disturbingly bare box.

  • Prime Minister Netanyahu promises 'audacious hospitality' to American Jewry, but how serious is he?
    Written by on 17/12/2013
    Rabbi Uri Regev questions the ability of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to deliver his promises to the delegates of the 2013 URJ Biennial Convention in San Diego.

  • Attempt to allow voluntary segregation of buses fails
    Written by on 18/12/2011
    A bus was delayed half an hour after a woman refused to give in to ultra-Orthodox demans to sit in the back. CEO of Hiddush, Rabbi Uri Regev says: Ultra-Orthodox zealots enforce bus segregation with violence

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