State indicts Haredi protester for attacking policeman during anti IDF enlistment riot

Prosecution claims that Nahman Godlbsky threw a rock at a police officer from a mere distance of ten meters.

February 10, 2014 20:55
1 minute read.
Haredi protest IDF, Jerusalem, February 6, 2014

Haredi protest IDF, Jerusalem, February 6, 2014. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Finance Minister Yair Lapid and MKs of the Knesset State Control Committee clashed on Monday over the quality of his appointments of directors for government-connected corporations.

The debate also asked the question of whether those appointments represented “old” or “new” politics.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.

MK Gila Gamliel (Likud) implied Lapid had broken his promise to move away from old politics and politicization, by “appointing so many of his party members” to the positions.

MK Yisrael Eichler (UTJ) slammed Lapid as having categorically disqualified several sectors of the public, including: Haredim, Arabs and new immigrants. He said this was done by requiring particularly higher level of Israeli academic credentials for appointments.

Committee chairman MK Amnon Cohen (Shas) said that particular academic credentials should not be the end-all in appointments.

Lapid responded, saying that “well-picked directors will help us establish professional, well-managed and profitable governmental corporations that will give the Israeli public added value and place money into the state’s coffers from the profits.”

The finance minister said: “We promised the public new politics and there is no better manifestation of bringing the old politics to its end than cutting off the bitter line of political appointments to governmental corporations.”

He rejected allegations that many of the appointees were Yesh Atid members, saying that any political affiliation actually reduced candidates’ chances.

Balad MK Haneen Zoabi said that Arab-Israelis should have more than three percent of the appointees, reflecting that they are 20% of the population.

Uri Yogev, head of the governmental corporations authority, committed to half of the director-appointees being women and 10% being minorities of some sort.

Related Content

August 31, 2014
Rioting resumes throughout east Jerusalem Saturday night