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Start-Up Nation Meets Biblical Game of Thrones
 
UPDATE: Alert in Kochav Yaacov

December 27, 2014 - 11:50 PM
 
Failed Carjacking Near Maaleh Shomron

December 27, 2014 - 11:47 PM
 
How Hamas Rebuilds (in) Gaza [video]

December 27, 2014 - 11:38 PM
 
Syria Boasts Exports – with ZIM Containers

December 27, 2014 - 11:00 PM
 
Terrorist Santa

December 27, 2014 - 10:55 PM
 
Firebomb Thrown at Jerusalem Apartment

December 27, 2014 - 10:16 PM
 
Netanyahu Tells GOP Sen Graham PA Incitement Led to Firebombing

December 27, 2014 - 9:54 PM
 
‘How to Stab a Jew’ Going Viral on Palestinian Authority Social Media [video]

December 27, 2014 - 9:04 PM
 
War of Words Escalates Amongst Obama, North Korea and Sony

December 27, 2014 - 9:02 PM
 
IDF Captures Palestinian Authority Terrorists Who Firebombed 11-Year-Old [video]

December 27, 2014 - 7:52 PM
 
Haredi and Hard-Core Right-Wingers May Help Elect the Left

December 27, 2014 - 6:09 PM
 
Third Time This Week Jewish Site in France Hit by Gunshot

December 26, 2014 - 4:23 PM
 
Yaalon: El Matan Firebomb Terrorists Captured

December 26, 2014 - 12:31 PM
 
Rocket Alert in Gaza Belt

December 26, 2014 - 12:11 PM
 
Indiana’s GOP Governor Tours Israel with Eyes on the White House

December 26, 2014 - 11:15 AM
 
Bus Stoned Near Maaleh Shomron

December 26, 2014 - 10:51 AM
 
Argentina’s President Adopts Jewish Godson

December 26, 2014 - 10:31 AM
 
Iron Dome Redeployed Near Netivot and Be’er Sheva

December 26, 2014 - 10:14 AM
 
Brooklyn Jews Tackle Man Who Shot Colleague in Robbery Attempt

December 26, 2014 - 10:03 AM
 
‘Slight Improvement’ in Life-threatening Condition of Firebomb Victim

December 26, 2014 - 10:02 AM
 
Latest Election Poll Results

December 26, 2014 - 7:52 AM
 
Uri Bank Gets Bennett’s Endorsement

December 26, 2014 - 7:19 AM
 
2 Border Police Stabbed Near Jerusalem Old City

December 26, 2014 - 7:04 AM
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(L-R) Lance Armstrong and Neil Armstrong
 

Posted on: September 12th, 2012

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Two major news stories involving two famous men named Armstrong occurred within days of each other recently. Was it random happenstance? Or was there hashgacha involved? We know that nothing happens outside Hashem’s realm and power. But did Hashem have a specific reason for these two events occurring together when they did?

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Posted on: September 12th, 2012

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President Obama may be enjoying a slight, if likely temporary, bounce in the polls this week. But one of the surveys showing him with a lead in a tight race over Mitt Romney also provides a breakdown of the data that confirms predictions that he is losing up to a quarter of the Jewish votes he got in 2008.

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Posted on: September 12th, 2012

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You've seen the scene before – the congregants are silent, the tension can be cut with a butter knife, all eyes are peeled on the bimah in the center, two blessings are uttered, and the silence is pierced….by the most primitive horn one could find!

Rabin
 

Posted on: September 12th, 2012

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Israelis have been forced to accept that just because you want something, does not mean that you can have it. And the United States will have to either accept that as well or end its relationship with Israel.

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A Syrian refugee girl poses at the Al Zaatri refugee camp in Mafraq
 

Posted on: September 12th, 2012

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

Syrian female refugees aged 14 and 15 who fled their country to Jordan and Iraq are being forced into "pleasure marriages" [Nikah al-Mut'ah] -- a pre-Islamic custom allowing men to marry for a limited period, which can last as little as 30 minutes. More disturbing is that Muslim scholars and preachers have given the green light to their followers to exploit the plight of the poor and helpless Syrian girls.

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Adnan Oktar (R) with former Israeli Chief Rabbi Israel Lau
 

Posted on: September 12th, 2012

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NATO is right to want to see the end of communist regimes, but their methods are all wrong. Surely, Turkey will support NATO’s efforts to make Syria a democratic country. However, Turkey will not do anything that will push it into a war with Syria. First of all, Syrian lands are old Ottoman lands and that makes Syrians our very own brothers and sisters. Turkey will never do something that could hurt Muslims and will never allow something like that to happen, either.

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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
 

Posted on: September 11th, 2012

BlogsHADAR

The U.S. reiterated its rejection of Israel's call for "clear red lines." Today, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded, saying those "who refuse to put red lines in front of Iran, don't have a moral right to put a red light in front of Israel." Here is the Prime Minister in his own words - responding to a reporter's question about the State Department's position:

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The "Tribute in Light" memorial for the events of Sept. 11, 2001.
 

Posted on: September 11th, 2012

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New York City is used to tragedy. Terrible things happen here all the time. But New York cannot move on, neither can the country, because the murderers are still on the loose and what happened on September 11 was not an isolated incident, but part of a pattern of attacks taking place in a clash of civilizations. New York, the crossroads of civilizations, is a natural target for the attacks. New York is to the world what Mecca was to Arabia and the new Mohammeds are eager to do to it what Mohammed did to Mecca.

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Tampa Bay Times Forum during the 2012 Republican National Convention, Aug. 31, 2012.
 

Posted on: September 11th, 2012

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The GOP's "no foreign law" platform provision represents something beyond concern over the practice of buttressing sketchy legal reasoning with extra-American sources; the GOP statement also objects to Sharia law or any other foreign legal code that threatens to creep into judicial decisions disguised as validated ethnic customs.

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivers remarks to the 2011 U.S. Global Leadership Coalition Conference in Washington, D.C.
 

Posted on: September 10th, 2012

BlogsHADAR

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave an interview stating that the U.S. would not be setting any deadlines for Iran.

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Traditional Mount Zion, from Tower over the Jaffa Gate, South.
 

Posted on: September 10th, 2012

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In two weeks millions of Jews will cry out, "Next Year in Jerusalem" and millions more will cry out, "Vote for Obama." And we shall see whose faith will prevail.

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Mohammed Morsi announcing himself Egypt's president after the second round of Egypt's presidential elections, June 18, 2012.
 

Posted on: September 10th, 2012

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President Morsi is continuing the evolution toward an Egyptian definition of Egyptian interests that began with the decline of Hosni Mubarak and that promises to hasten the decline of American influence.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham is greeted by Libyans upon arrival at Tripoli, October 18, 2011.
 

Posted on: September 9th, 2012

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Unlike Iraq, Libya is a back-burner issue, even if the oil-rich country is beginning to look a lot like Iraq. In defending U.S. military force there, President Barack Obama said that "To brush aside America's responsibility as a leader and -– more profoundly -– our responsibilities to our fellow human beings under such circumstances would have been a betrayal of who we are." But with armed militias, car bombs going off, destruction of religious shrines, and Salafi violence, what does the current state of Libya say about who we are?

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Photo: The Rumanian Prime Minister at Yad Vashem
 

Posted on: September 9th, 2012

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The virus of antisemitism is alive and well in Eastern Europe, and so is the denial of the Holocaust. It is particularly disconcerting that a younger generation in Rumania, and more than likely everywhere else in the world, should be infected with this virus, and is -- or claims to be -- ignorant of the real treatment of Jews in the 20th century.

A man walks past a baord showing stock fluctuations at the Tel Aviv stock exchange.
 

Posted on: September 9th, 2012

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While recognizing pitfalls of the Israeli economy such as Israel's significant social and political problems as well as a slowdown in growth, Moody's 2012 credit report seems to have more confidence in israel's economy relative to the G-20 advanced countries.

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Posted on: September 7th, 2012

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The good news is that I believe that most marriages can work. Often, all they need is a little guidance and direction, and when necessary, a bit of first aid. I call this simple yet revolutionary idea Relationship Theory, which states that for a marriage to work, both husband and wife need to make their relationship their main goal.

German Ambassador to Israel Andreas Michaelis attends a discussion in the Knesset regarding Brit Milah on July 9, 2012.
 

Posted on: September 7th, 2012

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So let no one praise a nation that murdered a million Jewish babies and children for shedding crocodile tears over the plight of the poor little baby boy who, following a many thousand year old tradition, is circumcised 8 days after birth. Every good person should condemn Germany for what really lies at the heart of efforts to ban circumcision—old-fashioned anti-Semitism, a term coined by Germans for Germans and against Jews.

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Sculpture of a therapy session with Sigmund Freud.
 

Posted on: September 6th, 2012

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The Gemarah in Kiddushin (82a) indicates that homosexuality is not something that Jews have to deal with because “Jews are not suspect to be homosexual”. In fact the Rambam (Issurei Biah 22:2) uses this Gemarah as a basis for a Halachik ruling. So, how do we understand this Gemara and Rambam in the light of the many people who present to therapy struggling with this issue?

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Posted on: September 5th, 2012

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Forty years ago this week, Jews the world over watched in agony as Arab terrorists kidnapped and eventually massacred eleven Israeli Olympic athletes. The International Olympic Committee, bowing to Arab pressure, has repeatedly refused these Israelis a proper commemoration. But we as Jews ought to pay them the tribute of remembering their individual lives, deeds, and accomplishments.

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Posted on: September 5th, 2012

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“Fair and Balanced” is fast becoming more slogan than operating system at Fox News, and nowhere is this seen more clearly than in the way Israel is increasingly being treated and the extent to which anti-Semitism is tolerated as part of the cable channel’s conversation.

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