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Israeli Sovereignty in Jerusalem, and the Second-Chance Holiday
 
President Rivlin says Ethiopian Protest Opened ‘Raw Wound’

May 4, 2015 - 12:06 PM
 
Update 12:07 PM: Terrorist Shot while Trying to Stab Jew at French Hill

May 4, 2015 - 11:59 AM
 
Breaking News: Two Mortar Shells Explode at Golan Heights Fence

May 4, 2015 - 11:46 AM
 
‘Anarchists Inciting Violence at Ethiopian Protest against Police [video]

May 4, 2015 - 11:17 AM
 
Black Republican Ben Carson Running for President

May 4, 2015 - 10:09 AM
 
IDF Foils Terrorists Attacks near Jewish Community in Samaria

May 4, 2015 - 9:17 AM
 
Two Suspects Shot Dead Following Shooting at TX ‘Free Speech’ Event

May 4, 2015 - 6:56 AM
 
Hundreds of Israeli Ethiopians Protest in Tel Aviv, Block Ayalon Highway

May 3, 2015 - 8:07 PM
 
Bangkok Chabad Rabbi Among Winners of Jerusalem Unity Prize

May 3, 2015 - 7:33 PM
 
Israel Counter-Terror Bureau Nixes Travel to Tunisia

May 3, 2015 - 6:08 PM
 
‘Survey Monkey’ CEO David Goldberg Passes Away at 47

May 3, 2015 - 5:02 PM
 
Body of Missing Israeli Hiker, Or Ashraf, Found in Nepal

May 3, 2015 - 4:14 PM
 
Israeli Food Tech Startup to Make Sugar Taste Twice as Sweet

May 3, 2015 - 4:00 PM
 
‘Unity Day’ and Prize will Honor Memories of Abducted Israeli Students

May 3, 2015 - 3:28 PM
 
Breaking News; Searchers in Nepal Find Documents of Missing Israeli

May 3, 2015 - 2:50 PM
 
State Dept.: Iran ‘Hoodwinked Countries but This Time It’s Different

May 3, 2015 - 2:32 PM
 
‘Unity Day’ and Prize will Honor Memories of 3 Kidnap-Murder Victims

May 3, 2015 - 12:43 PM
 
Deri Plays Tough, Refuses to Share Religious Affairs Post with Bennett

May 3, 2015 - 12:35 PM
 
Kachlon Says Allowing Public Buses on Shabbat a ‘Social Issue’

May 3, 2015 - 12:12 PM
 
Rami Levi Negotiating to Buy Mega Supermarket Chain

May 3, 2015 - 10:37 AM
 
Bethlehem May Charge a Fee for Tourists to Enter

May 3, 2015 - 10:36 AM
 
Arabs Leaders to Join Ethiopians in New Protest against Police

May 3, 2015 - 10:01 AM
 
Squaring the Circle

May 3, 2015 - 9:21 AM
 
NYPD Cop Shot in the Head

May 3, 2015 - 8:07 AM
 
Biden: Iran 2-3 Months from Nukes

May 3, 2015 - 4:00 AM
 
Kerry Hysterical over Opposition to Obama’s Deal with Iran

May 3, 2015 - 12:46 AM
 
Jewish Life in Baltimore: Private Guards on Shabbat

May 3, 2015 - 12:04 AM
 
Netanyahu Congratulates Cameron on Birth of Princess

May 2, 2015 - 11:04 PM
 
IDF Foils Stabbing Attempt at Gush Etzion Tunnel Checkpoint

May 2, 2015 - 11:03 PM
 
Netanyahu Tells US Think Tank Obama’s Deal with Iran Endangers Mideast [video]

May 2, 2015 - 10:26 PM
 
Robbie Williams Plays Tel Aviv

May 2, 2015 - 9:38 PM
 
BDS-Linked Mob of 40 Hoodlums Attack 2 Jews in Paris

May 2, 2015 - 9:28 PM
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Right to left: Yigal Dilmony, Tzviki Bar-Chai, Dany Dayan, Avi Roeh.
 

Posted on: October 25th, 2012

BlogsMy Right Word

At the Yesha Council Emergency Meeting dealing with the new campaign to pressure the government to authorize the Levy Report and/or make it a condition for a future coalition agreement with the parties that will form Netanyahu's next government:

Nephi built a temple
 

Posted on: October 24th, 2012

BlogsMy Right Word

"The Book of Mormon clearly states that Nephi built a temple modeled upon the temple of Solomon upon arriving in the Americas (2 Nephi 5:16). In addition, the Book of Mormon says that other temples were built in the Americas (see 3 Nephi 11:1 and Helaman 3:14)...the Israelites in the Americas were trying to faithfully follow the law of Moses."

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guardian
 

Posted on: October 24th, 2012

BlogsCIFWatch

The most glaring omission by Sherwood is her broader failure, in this or other reports alleging Israeli racism, to provide similar data indicating the political views of Palestinians. This is part of a larger problem within the Guardian’s coverage of the region, which consistently fails to rigorously examine Palestinian society and mores.

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Posted on: October 24th, 2012

BlogsFelafel on Rye

Dear Rabbi: With elections approaching in Israel, I am searching for a religious political party for which to vote. When I think about voting for Shas, I remember their support for Oslo, the surrender of parts of Eretz Yisrael, giving rifles to our enemies, and the terrible sea of Jewish blood that was spilled after the Oslo Accords were signed. That is not the Torah I am searching to find.

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Orthodox dropping out
 

Posted on: October 24th, 2012

BlogsEmes Ve-Emunah

There has been a lot of discussion about young people abandoning Mitzvah observance (going off the derech) over the past few years. A lot of that discussion took place here. Indeed it has been declared a crisis by some. The focus of this issue in the religious media has been primarily in the Charedi world. Many theories have emerged as to why children go OTD. Among them: being sexually abused and the negative reactions to it by family and community, dysfunctional family situations, faulty educational environments, teachers unprepared to deal with questions of faith, or being overly sheltered from the world so that rebellion occurs when they are exposed to it unprepared.

JTA
 

Posted on: October 23rd, 2012

BlogsMy Right Word

Yisrael Medad's letter to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency on the true beginning of the movement for Soviet Jewry and what country the JTA said Medad resided in.

Goods and gas entering Gaza
 

Posted on: October 23rd, 2012

BlogsCIFWatch

The most interesting aspect of the Guardian/AP report on Oct. 17, ‘Israel used calorie count to limit Gaza food during the blockade,' in addition to the extremely misleading headline, is that there is little if anything in the story which demonstrates that Israel did anything improper whatsoever.

Rav Kahane
 

Posted on: October 23rd, 2012

BlogsFelafel on Rye

It seems that the fad at The Jewish Press these days is for contributing writers to declare that Sarah Silverman’s trashy routine is a Chillul Hashem. That may be true, but there’s a bigger Chillul Hashem than Sarah’s. The biggest Chillul Hashem is when Jews choose to live in Chicago, and Dallas, and Los Angeles, and Lakewood, and Brooklyn, when they could live in the Land of the Jews instead. But why listen to me? Let an old writer for the Jewish Press explain it to you – Rabbi Meir Kahane. I turn this blog over to him. Let’s hear what he had to say about Jewish life in the Diaspora.

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Professor Samuel Heilman
 

Posted on: October 23rd, 2012

BlogsEmes Ve-Emunah

In its most recent edition, Ami Magazine has accused Professor Samuel Heilman - a distinguished Professor of Sociology at Queens College of hating Charedim. I am all too familiar with accusations like this as I am often accused of being a Charedi hater myself. But the truth is that neither I nor Professor Heilman are such a thing.

hezollah
 

Posted on: October 23rd, 2012

BlogsThis Ongoing War

Hezbollah, by most calculations, is the military force that has the largest deployment of weapons pointed at Israel today. It's Iran's proxy, and is funded and armed by Iran and also by Syria. In much of the Arab and Moslem world, it has long been called a resistance movement [see this Asia Times analysis from 2006]. Among Western countries like the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Australia, Canada and of course Israel, it's been classified as a terrorist organization for years and remains so.

Essam Zahran, former MP for the Salafi-oriented Nour Party
 

Posted on: October 23rd, 2012

BlogsFresno Zionism

News item: Muslim Brotherhood leader Ahmed al-Hamrawy resigned from the group and its Freedom and Justice Party to protest a letter introducing the new Egyptian ambassador to Israel. The letter was addressed from President Mohamed Morsy to Israeli President Shimon Peres. Hamrawy, former secretary general of the Lawyers Syndicate in Alexandria, described the letter as […]

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Posted on: October 23rd, 2012

InDepthColumnsDaniel Pipes

Barack Obama has a weak record in the Middle East, but one would not learn this from the debate, where Mitt Romney praised Obama's achievements ("It's wonderful that Libya seems to be making some progress"), agreed with Obama more than he disagreed, and rarely pointed out his failings. Presumably, Romney took this mild approach to establish his likability, competence, and suitability to serve as commander-in-chief.

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Turkish soccer
 

Posted on: October 22nd, 2012

BlogsMy Right Word

In Turkey, the referee attacks the player. Seems in August, one soccer official decided enough was enough. During a low-league soccer match in Turkey between Altinorduspor (red) and Pazarspor (blue), a Pazarspor player was preparing to take a free kick when one of the linesman suddenly ran out onto the field and socked an Altinorduspor player right in the face.

Philip French
 

Posted on: October 22nd, 2012

BlogsCIFWatch

The Observer (sister publication of the Guardian) published a review, by film critic Philip French, of the film '5 Broken Cameras,' a documentary produced by a Palestinian about his “resistance” to Israel’s security fence in Bil’in. In in addition to the story’s predictable Palestinian narrative, French writes that "Inevitably, seeing this barrier going up in Israel we think of the wall surrounding the Warsaw ghetto, the one that appeared overnight in Berlin…."

Israeli and American soldiers participated in Israel's largest civil defense, five-day drill, code-named Turning Point 6 on Sunday, October 21, 2012, putting soldiers, emergency crews and civilians through a simulated earthquake and a Tsunami.
 

Posted on: October 22nd, 2012

BlogsA Soldier's Mother

There's a superstitious thought that when you invite tragedy, it happily walks through the door. A second, more pragmatic view, is that when you prepare for it, you are better able to cope. Israel takes the second view as today we once again take part in the Turning Point 6 nation-wide exercise preparing us not only for earthquakes, but several other disasters.

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Posted on: October 22nd, 2012

BlogsFelafel on Rye

Give this week’s Torah portion, “Lech Lecha,” to an eight-year old to read, ask him where God wants the Jewish People to live and he will answer “the Land of Israel” right away. Give it to a gentile to read and ask him the same question. “The Land of Israel” he will answer without batting an eye. Give it to a Jew in the Diaspora and ask him the same question, and you’ll get a dozen different answers.

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Posted on: October 22nd, 2012

BlogsEmes Ve-Emunah

Just when you think you have everything pretty much figured out in the Middle East, someone throws you a curve. At least that’s what happened to me last week. In what has to be the most surprising development thus far in the so called Arab Spring - Egypt’s new freely elected President, Mohammed Morsi, has sent a friendly letter to Israeli President Shimon Peres on the occasion of the exchange of ambassadors.

donkey in the air
 

Posted on: October 22nd, 2012

InDepthOp-Eds

Democrats do not have a great track record in the White House. The number of Democratic presidents who have won second terms is small and becomes much smaller with the second half of the 20th Century. Unlike Congressional shifts which reflect regional politics more than a national referendum, the Presidency is a referendum on the usages of the nearly unlimited power of its holder.

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Prof. Cyril Karabus
 

Posted on: October 22nd, 2012

BlogsThis Ongoing War

It's a news story that directly affects just one man, but the implications of what is being done to Prof. Cyril Karabus are horrific, and of particular note to air travelers planning to fly Qantas at some future time. Recently, Karabus has been released on bail, but cannot leave the UAE as his passport has been confiscated.

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huddle
 

Posted on: October 22nd, 2012

BlogsFresno Zionism

In my last blog, I called attention to a report that the US and Iran had made a secret agreement to end sanctions in return for a halt or pause in uranium enrichment. I suggested that this could be an “October Surprise:” the Obama campaign could claim that the President’s policy of partial sanctions and “tough diplomacy” had forced the Iranians to back down from their march toward nuclear weapons.

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