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How the Palestinians Use Narrative to Make Themselves Look Good
 
Ambassador Michael Oren Warns Obama is Legitimizing Hamas

July 28, 2014 - 11:32 AM
 
Elkin: Last Time We Listened to the US, Hamas Took Over

July 28, 2014 - 11:01 AM
 
Current Status Report

July 28, 2014 - 10:27 AM
 
Day 21 of Operation’ Protective Edge’ – “Israel is in Possession of all of the Attack Tunnels”

July 28, 2014 - 9:30 AM
 
IDF Retaliates for Ashkelon’s Morning Rocket Fire

July 28, 2014 - 9:12 AM
 
Rosh Chodesh Av: Global Shema for Israel’s Success and Protection of Our IDF

July 28, 2014 - 6:57 AM
 
UN Security Council Demands Gaza Cease Fire

July 28, 2014 - 6:00 AM
 
Investigation: IDF Rejects Claim it Killed 16 Gazans in UNRWA School [video]

July 28, 2014 - 12:45 AM
 
Weekend Update: Anti-Israel Riots Around Europe

July 28, 2014 - 12:38 AM
 
Palestinians Looking for UN Downgrade?

July 27, 2014 - 11:06 PM
 
UN Official: Criticism of Israel ‘a bit much’

July 27, 2014 - 10:12 PM
 
Turkey Planning ‘Marmara II’

July 27, 2014 - 8:41 PM
 
Netanyahu Interview on the Cease Fires [video]

July 27, 2014 - 8:09 PM
 
Free Iranian Weapons to Gaza

July 27, 2014 - 7:50 PM
 
Hamas Planned Rosh Hashana Tunnel Surprise

July 27, 2014 - 7:09 PM
 
Hamas’ Operation Death Wish’: Rockets Fired from Cemetery [video]

July 27, 2014 - 6:15 PM
 
Even Haaretz Thinks Kerry’s Ceasefire Is One-Sided against Israel

July 27, 2014 - 5:19 PM
 
Update: Netanyahu Rejects Hamas’ False Ceasefire

July 27, 2014 - 3:08 PM
 
Hamas to Buy N. Korean Weapons as Kerry Pledges $47 Million in Gaza Aid

July 27, 2014 - 12:21 PM
 
UPDATED: Major Car Bomb Attack Averted at Beitar Checkpoint [video]

July 27, 2014 - 11:00 AM
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Sheldon Adelson
 

Posted on: August 1st, 2012

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Sheldon Adelson is again under attack in the media. This time the billionaire is being criticized for his effort to target Jewish voters in swing states including Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Ze’ev Jabotinsky
 

Posted on: August 1st, 2012

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The popular image of the Jews who took part in battles for black civil rights is of liberal activists and idealistic college students. Yet several important early civil rights efforts in the United States and South Africa were undertaken by officers of the Irgun Zvai Leumi, the Jewish underground militia in British Mandatory Palestine.

As'ad Abu Khalil
 

Posted on: July 31st, 2012

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As'ad Abu Khalil, tenured Professor of Political Science at California State University, Stanislaus: My favorite Zionist delusion is the notion that the Arab people don’t hate Israel but that the Arab governments incite the people to hate Israel, when it is the other way round.

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Demonstrations for the release of Jonathan Pollard
 

Posted on: July 30th, 2012

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One must ask what, exactly, is the aim of Israeli spying against the US? It is certainly not — as with Soviet and contemporary Russian espionage — to weaken us diplomatically and gain a military advantage in a possible conflict. Nor does it, as is the case with Chinese spying, also include a massive component of industrial espionage to erode America’s competitive advantage in world markets.

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A view of west Jerusalem, seen from the Old City.
 

Posted on: July 29th, 2012

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By harnessing the creative energy that is bubbling below the surface, Jerusalem is being restored to its rightful place as the center of world-wide social innovation.

Tisha B'av at the Western Wall
 

Posted on: July 29th, 2012

JudaismHolidays

A few years ago, I happened to be in Los Angeles for the fast of Tisha B'Av. Towards the end of the fast, between afternoon and evening prayers, the rabbi of the shul asked if I could say a few words to the congregation to explain the significance of the holy day and the fast.

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American Flag
 

Posted on: July 29th, 2012

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No nation is perfect, and they all have skeletons in their closets. But the US does have a commitment to such things as individual rights, equality of opportunity, social mobility, democracy, rule of law, etc. Many other nations — perhaps most of them — don’t even pay lip service to these ideals, much less exemplify them.

Ultra orthodox Jewish boys study the Talmud
 

Posted on: July 27th, 2012

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I have always felt that the Daf Yomi would be the leader of that "Ahavat Chinam". In all my experiences attending those various Daf Yomis across the globe, nobody ever asked me what Kashrut I observe, how big my Kippa was or if my wife covers her hair. We were all one nation, one people studying the same page of Gemara. And then it came crashing down.

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Rabbi Yakov Horowitz
 

Posted on: July 25th, 2012

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These lines are written in loving memory of our dear father, Reb Shlomo Zev ben Reb Baruch Yehudah Nutovic, a”h, whose first yahrzeit is 7 Menachem Av. May the positive lessons learned from this essay be a zechus for his neshamah.

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Baker-072712
 

Posted on: July 25th, 2012

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Mr. Peter. A. Joseph, Chairman, Israel Policy Forum Mr. David A. Halperin, Executive Director, Israel Policy Forum Dear Mr. Joseph and Mr. Halperin, Permit me to introduce myself. I am Ambassador Alan Baker, a member of the Edmond Levy Commission established to examine the status of building in Judea and Samaria and to make recommendations to the government on this and related issues.

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Student-072712
 

Posted on: July 25th, 2012

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The Internet is a medium that has made its way in its short existence all the way to the center of contemporary life. Many of our daily tasks are now tied to it, and will be more so in the future.

Rabbi Simcha Weinstein
 

Posted on: July 25th, 2012

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It’s being called a game changer. Everybody seems to be talking about the recently released Jewish Community Study of New York and its surprising findings regarding New York’s changing Jewish demography.

Richman-072712
 

Posted on: July 25th, 2012

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This year, as Israel observes the traditional period of national mourning for the destruction of the Beis HaMikdash on Tisha B’Av, it has again been revealed that the Islamic Waqf is carrying out unsupervised work at the Temple Mount, potentially causing irrevocable damage to Judaism’s holiest site.

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Members of Jewish Voice for Peace
 

Posted on: July 25th, 2012

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As the Levy Commission recently found, Israel is not in violation of international law, and it is not occupying or colonizing “Arab lands.” Jewish Voice for Peace's ideas of the ‘fundamental rights’ of Arab citizens of Israel goes far beyond what we normally think of as civil rights — for example, these ‘rights’ are said to be violated by Israel’s being a Jewish state — and UN resolution 194 does not require Israel to admit the grandchildren of refugees.

Yishai Fleisher on ShalomTV
 

Posted on: July 19th, 2012

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Yishai Fleisher, managing editor of JewishPress.com, appeared on L’Chaim, a show that has been running on ShalomTV for years. “Fear is everywhere,” he told the interviewer, Rabbi Mark Golub. “People go silent when I talk about fear because they realize how much fear they live with…we need to be proud.”

Marlon-072012
 

Posted on: July 18th, 2012

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The recently highlighted "crisis of Zionism" is in fact a quandary afflicting Jewry and no new phenomenon. Rather, it has two sources, each centuries old.

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Harris-072012
 

Posted on: July 18th, 2012

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Internet usage is something many of us have been thinking about in this post-Asifa world. I am not writing this to debate the effectiveness of Asifa-type events but only to suggest that since the Citi Field Asifa people aren’t as reluctant to talk about the Internet as they use to be. We are discussing, in a positive manner, Internet safety while projects such as the Internet Shiur series created by Rabbi Gil Student and Dovid Teitelbaum are educating and informing people about Internet use.

Seplowitz-072012
 

Posted on: July 18th, 2012

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Many years ago when I was helping my congregation write a new constitution, I submitted a first draft to an expert who had been involved in setting up new shuls. One paragraph read, “All matters of halacha (Jewish law) will be determined by the congregational rabbi.” Pretty straightforward, I thought.

Hillary Clinton
 

Posted on: July 18th, 2012

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The Washington Post trod over some familiar territory this past weekend with a 7,000-word retrospective on the Obama administration’s Middle East peace process misadventures.

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Rabbi Berel Wein
 

Posted on: July 18th, 2012

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There is an old rabbinic anecdote about a rabbi who was called on to deliver a eulogy for someone who had no redeeming social value whatsoever. The rabbi was hard pressed to think of anything positive to say about this person. So when he spoke he solemnly pronounced: “No matter how evil the deceased truly was, he was still a far better person than was his brother!”

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