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White House Promised Lada Gaga She Would Be Safe in Israel

September 22, 2014 - 3:43 PM
 
Facelift for Mossad Intelligence Agency Website

September 22, 2014 - 2:04 PM
 
Jail for Returning Jihadists in Australia

September 22, 2014 - 1:56 PM
 
Kurds Block ISIS Advance on Syrian Town

September 22, 2014 - 1:46 PM
 
Report: US Sending Indirect Military Aid to Hezbollah

September 22, 2014 - 1:37 PM
 
ISIS Living High Life in Raqqa, Using Yazidi Females as Human Shields

September 22, 2014 - 12:53 PM
 
Hezbollah Used UAVs to Kill Al Qaeda Terrorists in Syria

September 22, 2014 - 11:54 AM
 
Wow! Turkey’s Erdogan to Meet Jewish, Armenian Leaders in NY!

September 22, 2014 - 11:39 AM
 
Hamas Angry with Palestinian Authority

September 22, 2014 - 11:12 AM
 
Israel Baseball Ranks 19th in World Ratings

September 22, 2014 - 10:23 AM
 
Israeli PM, PA Chairman in Secret Talks?

September 22, 2014 - 10:09 AM
 
Report: IDF Foils Rosh Hashana Terror Attack Set for Gush Etzion

September 22, 2014 - 8:53 AM
 
Mossad’s Legendary Mike Harari Passes Away (87)

September 22, 2014 - 8:20 AM
 
Israel Watching Northern Border with Syria, Lebanon

September 21, 2014 - 10:35 PM
 
Canada to Revoke Citizenship of Canadians who Fight Alongside ISIS

September 21, 2014 - 9:45 PM
 
Arab Media Outlet Struggles w/ Cave of Patriarchs Closure to Muslims on Rosh Hashana

September 21, 2014 - 9:13 PM
 
Pricey ISIS ‘Chotchkes’ on Amazon, Facebook For Sale

September 21, 2014 - 8:27 PM
 
New Traces of Life Found in Theresienstadt

September 21, 2014 - 8:03 PM
 
IDF Officer’s Role Was to Ensure Protection of Gazan Civilians [video]

September 21, 2014 - 7:54 PM
 
Govt Approves Massive Upgrade of Southern Israeli Infrastructure

September 21, 2014 - 7:20 PM
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Posted on: June 2nd, 2010

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As millions of gallons of oil continue to leak into the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the impatience and helplessness of Americans continue to grow. Never before has such a significant issue relating to our country's environmental health been at the mercy of a faulty valve. This unprecedented experience has humbled engineers, scientists and bureaucrats alike.

 

Posted on: May 30th, 2010

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On the eve of the Six-Day War, Israel stood alone. The events of June 1967 came just a decade after the 1956 Sinai Campaign waged by Israel, France and Great Britain to protect international passage through the Suez Canal.

 

Posted on: May 26th, 2010

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Not since the height of the Cold War has our nation been this wary of foreigners, or this uncertain as to how to best respond to external threats to our national security.

 

Posted on: May 26th, 2010

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Moishe Rosen, the Jewish convert to Christianity who founded the evangelical missionary group Jews for Jesus, died on May 19 in San Francisco after a prolonged battle with cancer. He was 78. His passing presents an opportunity to reflect on the devastating effect he had on Jewish lives.

 

Posted on: May 26th, 2010

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The 14th of Sivan (May 27) marks the tenth yahrzeit of my father, Zechariah Schwarzberg, z"l, a man who experienced the worst humanity had to offer and responded with the best the human spirit could muster.

 

Posted on: May 26th, 2010

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The 14th of Sivan (May 27) marks the tenth yahrzeit of my father,Zechariah Schwarzberg, z"l, a man who experienced the worst humanity had to offer and responded with the best the human spirit could muster.

 

Posted on: May 26th, 2010

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It seems the only nation not allowed to ban people with belligerent, racist or hostile political views is Israel. Recently, MIT professor Noam Chomsky was prevented by Israel from entering the country via Jordan. Chomsky was on his way to give an anti-Israel speech at a university in Ramallah in the West Bank. (Instead he gave the speech by videoconferencing from Jordan.)

 

Posted on: May 26th, 2010

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Fearing that the Jewish community now perceives him as hopelessly unsympathetic to Israel, President Obama has launched a Jewish charm offensive. Last week alone 15 rabbis and 37 Jewish members of Congress were invited to the White House.

 

Posted on: May 18th, 2010

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As Jews in Israel and all over the world prepare to celebrate Shavuot, it is incumbent upon us to take the time to reflect on the meaning of our traditional values and history with regard to our current challenges and goals.

 

Posted on: May 18th, 2010

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Former president Jimmy Carter's controversial twining of Israel and the "apartheid" epithet created quite the fuss, as has the Biden construction affair and its aftermath of bloodying the Israeli nose. Unsurprisingly, if leaky reports are true, lurking in the background of both stories is the second-rate theorist Zbigniew Brzezinski, still hoping somehow to overcome the frustration of not being Henry Kissinger.

 

Posted on: May 18th, 2010

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Finding a classmate has never been easier, with online tools rekindling long-lost childhood friendships. For those whose last school exams took place more than 70 years ago, only to be followed by the ravages of the Holocaust, a long-distance reunion leads to an outpouring of emotion.

 

Posted on: May 18th, 2010

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Megilas Ruth narrates the origins of King David, who was born on Shavuos, who died on Shavuos and whose offspring, Mashiach ben David, we hope to greet soon. In the third chapter, Boaz awakens on the threshing floor to find a woman lying at his feet. In the darkness, Ruth explains her mission. Boaz replies, "There is a closer redeemer than I. Stay the night. In the morning, I will go to the city gate. If the closer redeemer will redeem you, well and good. But if not - Chai Hashem! - I will redeem you!"

 

Posted on: May 18th, 2010

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Judaism is meticulous about the manner in which it celebrates Festivals. We eat matzah on Pesach because it recalls the suddenness of the Exodus that happened so quickly there was no time for the dough to rise. On Sukkot, we leave our homes and establish residence in a sukkah to remember, "In sukkot did I house the children of Israel when I took them out of Egypt."

 

Posted on: May 12th, 2010

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Recent polls show that Americans, American Jews and Israelis all disapprove of President Obama's policies toward Israel. One reason for the disapproval that emerges in these polls is that the Obama administration pressures and criticizes Israel, while giving Mahmoud Abbas's Palestinian Authority a free pass.

 

Posted on: May 12th, 2010

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After eight wonderful years living in Jerusalem, my wife and I recently picked up the keys to our new house in a community located within the Gush Etzion "settlement" bloc.

 

Posted on: May 12th, 2010

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My Dear Brothers and Sisters: There is nothing more pitiful than a condemned man asking his executioner for the sword so that he may do his work for him.

 

Posted on: May 12th, 2010

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There are times when it becomes truly difficult to explain the obtuseness of Israelis. And, for a change, I do not mean leftist Israelis, who by and large are simply beyond cure.

 

Posted on: May 5th, 2010

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I would like to be dan lekaf zechut – give the benefit of the doubt – to the Tennessee woman who, wishing to “return” her seven-year-old adopted son to the country of his birth, put the boy on a plane by himself and sent him back to Russia.

 

Posted on: May 5th, 2010

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I went to a sentencing several weeks ago - my first ever. The man being sentenced, William Hill, was convicted by a jury of brutally beating Jacob Gerstle, an 81-year-old member of my community in Washington Heights, in 2006.

 

Posted on: May 5th, 2010

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After months of uncharacteristic silence, New York's senior senator, Charles Schumer, finally voiced his concerns - and it could not have come at a more crucial time for American-Israeli relations.

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