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Israeli Sovereignty in Jerusalem, and the Second-Chance Holiday
 
Shas Signs with Likud, Bayit Yehudi Gets Offer

May 4, 2015 - 10:24 PM
 
NGO Monitor: Negative Testimony from ‘Breaking the Silence’ Meets Quota for Grant Makers

May 4, 2015 - 8:47 PM
 
US Navy Begins Escorting UK Ships in Strait of Hormuz

May 4, 2015 - 8:27 PM
 
Motorcyclist Stoned and Injured in Jerusalem

May 4, 2015 - 7:58 PM
 
UN Peacekeepers Wounded by Syrian Shelling — Will UN Probe This One?

May 4, 2015 - 7:14 PM
 
Avigdor Liberman Resigning from FM, Quiting Coalition, Heading to Opposition

May 4, 2015 - 4:36 PM
 
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
 
Two Mortar Shells Explode at Golan Heights Fence, UN Peacekeepers Injured

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
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Posted on: September 16th, 2012

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The Palestinians' two illegitimate governments have once again denounced Israeli "aggression" against the "helpless" residents of the Gaza Strip. Such denunciations always come after the Israel Defense Forces succeed in foiling a terror attack from the Gaza Strip or fire back at terrorists who launch rockets and missiles at Israeli targets.

The Eliyahu HaNavi Synagogue in Alexandria, Egypt. (archive)
 

Posted on: September 16th, 2012

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Fears for the future of religious minorities in Egypt were accentuated earlier this month when it was announced that the last synagogue in the country would be closed down. The Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue, which had operated in Alexandria, was the last functioning center of Jewish life in the country. It is now clear that its cavernous halls, built in the nineteenth century, will not be open to worshippers hoping to mark Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur services this year.

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Posted on: September 16th, 2012

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Former Israeli Consul General in the U.S. Yoram Ettinger offers a series of points regarding Rosh Hashanah.

Bill Belichick
 

Posted on: September 16th, 2012

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Let us begin our year on the right foot towards another Super Bowl season.

The SpaceX Dragon's launch was carried out under the terms of the Bush-era Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program.
 

Posted on: September 14th, 2012

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It needs to be clearly understood America's civil space program is just as much an instrument of national power as the US Navy or the State Department. It is to be hoped that the President and Congress will in the future recognize this fact.

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A mob of Iranian students stormed the British embassy in Tehran last November.
 

Posted on: September 13th, 2012

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Despite the news of Canada's decision and Baird's justification for breaking diplomatic ties with Iran, much more action needs to be taken by Western nations. For example putting Hizbollah on the EU's terror list.

Jewish Children playing in the streets of Betar (Battir).
 

Posted on: September 13th, 2012

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The Palestinians have asked the World Heritage Committee (WHC) of UNESCO to recognize Battir, a village about 5 miles west of Bethlehem, as a World Heritage Site and add it to the 936 sites already maintained by UNESCO. The city's original name was Betar, the last fortress of Bar Kochba and the name of Jabotinsky's Zionist youth movement.

President Harry Truman
 

Posted on: September 13th, 2012

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By the summer of 1947, British Mandatory Palestine was in flames. Jewish underground fighters waged guerrilla warfare against the British administration. Refugee ships, such as the S.S. Exodus, challenged London's refusal to let Holocaust survivors enter the Holy Land. A United Nations committee visited the region and returned with a plan to partition Palestine into Jewish and Arab states.

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Posted on: September 13th, 2012

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It’s election season, so Republicans can’t be blamed for expressing outrage when the political platform at last week’s Democratic National Convention removed support for Jerusalem being the capital of Israel.

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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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