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Arson Attack on Brussels Synagogue

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US Jews ‘Bought Israel’ During War

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Shekel Dollar Rates Breaks Year High at 3.64

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German Man on Trial for ISIS Membership Played On Jewish Soccer Team

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Death Row Inmate: ‘Kosher-like’ is Not Kosher’

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Report: ISIS Shoots Down Syrian Regime Plane

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8-year-old Struck and Killed by School Bus

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New Cancer Drug Uses Immunotherapy to Treat Metastatic Melanoma

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Lapid Won’t Let Defense Demands Turn Into ‘Turkish Bazaar’

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Turkey Offers to Host Muslim Brotherhood Leadership

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Israel Fights Back Against the Jerusalem Intifada

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First Time: US Bombs ISIS Near Baghdad to Support Iraqi Troops

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Travel Advisory: Have a Safe Holiday by Staying in Israel

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British Store Guard Tells Children ‘No Jews Allowed’

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Klinghoffer: Pretending Art Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry

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Bullet-Filled Doll Halts Traffic at Ben Gurion Airport

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Radical Islam Helps United French Jews and Far Right Leader La Pen

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ISIS Prompts Hezbollah’s ‘Great Need to Remain in Syria’

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Last Man Injured in Operation Protective Edge Released From Hospital

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Hamas Denies Political Bureau Chief Khaled Meshaal Leaving Qatar

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Keeping Jerusalem
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Posted on: October 11th, 2012

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A big week for Jerusalem: Britain's Press Complaints Commission ruled that newspapers may not refer to Tel Aviv as Israel’s capital, and Palestinian Media Watch publicized five recent examples of the Palestinian Authority's ongoing attempts to erase Jewish history in Yerushalayim.

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Posted on: September 12th, 2012

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Once again we see that no matter what happens, Yerushalayim keeps popping up in the center of world events. Just last week, the Democratic Party was innocently preparing the re-election bid of the incumbent leader of the free world, when it abruptly found itself having to deal with a major brouhaha concerning its omission of Jerusalem from its platform – and an even larger commotion when it put it back in.

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Posted on: September 6th, 2012

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The Jewish people have had bitter experience in recent decades with enemies who repeatedly vow to destroy them. Despite this, here are some of the arguments being presented as to why Israel should not attack Iran:

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Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

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In the heat of the American election campaign, it's fascinating to note the large part being played by Israel's capital, Jerusalem – at least in the Mitt Romney campaign.

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Posted on: August 8th, 2012

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The U.S. presidential campaign is upon us, and one of the central issues – at least based on a perusal of recent press reports – is none other than the Jewish people's right to their own capital.

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Posted on: July 25th, 2012

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The Levy Report's conclusive findings: Israel is not an occupier, and the settlements are not illegal. We all know that history repeats itself, but of late it seems that even the repetitions are repeating themselves.

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Posted on: July 11th, 2012

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Mourning, repentance – and love of the Land of Israel. These are arguably the major themes of these Three Weeks of Mourning over the destruction of the Holy Temple. The first two are well known and require little elaboration. But how does love and concern for Eretz Yisrael fit in to the picture?

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Posted on: June 27th, 2012

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Just 15 miles to the north of Jerusalem, the Jewish effort to return to the biblical heartland of Judea and Samaria (Yesha) suffered a severe blow this week – or did it?

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Posted on: June 13th, 2012

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As most of you read these words, Egyptians are taking to the polls to elect their new president – and the outcome is liable to be fairly treacherous for their smaller neighbor to the northeast, Israel.

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Posted on: May 31st, 2012

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The Municipality of Jerusalem and Mayor Nir Barkat are trying to stay on everyone's good side. On the one hand, the city is working together with the Ir Amim organization – a group that promotes dividing Yerushalayim along Arab-Jewish lines – jointly sponsoring a seminar on the controversial topic of urban planning for eastern Jerusalem.

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Posted on: May 17th, 2012

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How does a state keep its capital city united? A strange question, and one that is clearly not an issue in most of the world. But in Israel, whose capital is the most coveted and contested city in the world, the problem is an acute one.

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Posted on: April 25th, 2012

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A brief review of Jerusalem's police blotter for recent days looks like this: * April 2: Haredi man, 55, is axed by Arab terrorist near Shaar Shechem (Damascus Gate); lightly wounded. * April 15: Seven Molotov cocktails are hurled at Jewish homes in Maaleh Zeitim, causing a fire in one of them. * April 19: Young worshipper on his way from Shimon HaTzaddik to Meah She'arim is stabbed by two Palestinian terrorists (moderate wound).

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Posted on: April 12th, 2012

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Who said Arabs lack imagination? Take the one who is in charge of thinking up new ways to perpetuate anti-Jewish sentiment, especially regarding Jerusalem. Here's what he came up with just last month: Accusing Israel of planning to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque atop the Temple Mount via artificial earthquakes.

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Posted on: March 28th, 2012

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A million Arabs plan to march on Jerusalem highlighting strange "accusations" that Israel is seeking to retain the Jewish character of its holy capital.

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Posted on: March 22nd, 2012

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The fight for Jerusalem continues, on a number of quiet fronts. And if "want of a nail" can lose an entire war, as per Benjamin Franklin's poem, Yerushalayim can certainly be won via our close attention to issues that may not appear decisive or crucial.

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Posted on: March 22nd, 2012

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Rabbi Porat oncesaid that his proudest parliamentary achievement was having sponsored and ensured the passage of a law entitled “Do Not Stand by Your Neighbor’s Blood”—rendering it a legal duty to offer assistance to someone in mortal danger. Based on a verse in Vayikra, Rabbi Porat’s law ensures that sanctity of life is a national value not only in word, but in deed.

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Posted on: February 17th, 2012

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Over the past year, KeepJerusalem has been keeping you informed in these pages about developments in Jerusalem that are likely to affect its Jewish future, for better or for worse. We strive to educate readers regarding the importance of a United Jerusalem under Israeli sovereignty.

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Posted on: February 10th, 2012

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While Republican presidential contenders Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich vie with each other in expressing ever-stronger support for Israel, polls show Romney has a better chance of unseating President Obama in the November election. It is for this reason that many Israel supporters would like contender Rick Santorum to withdraw from the Republican race to ensure Romney is chosen over Gingrich.

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Posted on: January 19th, 2012

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In a city of Jewish symbols, the Mount of Olives is perhaps the most symbolic of all: With a theatrical view of the Temple Mount and the Old City, it was the last stop for the Divine Spirit before the destruction of the First Beit HaMikdash and will be its first stop when Mashiach arrives.

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Posted on: January 4th, 2012

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Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, elected three years ago on a strong "Jerusalem will never be divided!" platform, has changed colors.

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