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Yishai Fleisher Show: The Gay MK Against Land Giveaway [audio]
 
Israeli Researchers Discover Genetic Evolutionary Signature Associated to Autism

September 29, 2016 - 1:26 AM
 
AIPAC Mourns Shimon Peres, Indefatigable Advocate for Justice [video]

September 29, 2016 - 12:20 AM
 
IAEC Director: Middle East Instability Worsened By Non-State Actors Supported by Syria, Iran

September 28, 2016 - 11:10 PM
 
Israel Atomic Energy Commission Praises ‘Contributions’ of Shimon Peres, Mourns His Death

September 28, 2016 - 10:21 PM
 
Yad Vashem Mourns Passing of Israel’s 9th President, Shimon Peres

September 28, 2016 - 10:05 PM
 
Shin Bet Releases Peres Documents, Photos; Police Reveal Security Plans

September 28, 2016 - 9:43 PM
 
Palestinian Authority Leader Hails Peres As Peace Partner While PA Gov’t Vilifies Him

September 28, 2016 - 6:55 PM
 
Popular Albany Kosher Restaurant Gives Up Supervision

September 28, 2016 - 6:04 PM
 
Mossad Chief, Staff, Mourn Passing of Shimon Peres

September 28, 2016 - 4:50 PM
 
EU Urges Israel: ‘Advance Peres’ Vision for 2-State Solution’

September 28, 2016 - 4:11 PM
 
ADL Condemns Pepe the Frog as Hate Symbol

September 28, 2016 - 3:17 PM
 
Official Statements on the Passing of President Shimon Peres [video]

September 28, 2016 - 2:45 PM
 
As 5777 Rolls In, Israel’s Population at 8.585 Million

September 28, 2016 - 1:15 PM
 
Large First Temple Period Gate-Shrine Excavated in Central Israel

September 28, 2016 - 12:41 PM
 
Obama, the Clintons and the Pope to Attend Shimon Peres’ Funeral

September 28, 2016 - 10:46 AM
 
Shimon Peres Dead at 93

September 28, 2016 - 6:47 AM
 
Israel’s 9th President Shimon Peres Dead at 93

September 28, 2016 - 6:18 AM
 
Peres Family Members Summoned to President’s Bedside for Final Goodbye

September 28, 2016 - 12:32 AM
 
Israeli Nuclear Technology On Display at 60th IAEA Conference in Vienna

September 28, 2016 - 12:30 AM
 
Facing Lawmakers in Ukraine: Rivlin Warns ‘We Must Recognize Anti-Semitism’

September 28, 2016 - 12:03 AM
 
Jerusalem Light Rail Attacked in Shuafat

September 27, 2016 - 11:21 PM
 
Israeli Injured in Firebombing Attack

September 27, 2016 - 11:17 PM
 
Rivlin Tells Ukraine Parliament ‘My Thoughts Are With My Friend, Shimon Peres’

September 27, 2016 - 10:24 PM
 
Russian Deputy PM Surveys Israeli Farming Technology

September 27, 2016 - 8:52 PM
 
JDC and IFCJ Team to Help Elderly Jews in Eastern Europe

September 27, 2016 - 6:15 PM
 
NY Senator Chuck Schumer Slams BDS as ‘Modern Anti-Semitism’

September 27, 2016 - 5:38 PM
 
Wine Industry’s ‘Wine Spectator’ Praises Israel’s Wines

September 27, 2016 - 5:22 PM
 
Israelis Ignore Warnings, Flock to Turkey for High Holiday Vacation

September 27, 2016 - 5:08 PM
 
UPDATE: Serious Deterioration in Peres’ Condition, Brain Damage Irreversible

September 27, 2016 - 4:13 PM
 
Netanyahu to Cabinet: Obama and I Have Disagreed, But Our Countries’ Ties Are Strong

September 27, 2016 - 3:11 PM
 
Judea, Samaria, Golan Communities Bypassing BDS, Taking Products Directly to US Consumers

September 27, 2016 - 2:48 PM
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Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv
 

Posted on: July 18th, 2012

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There is great concern in Haredi circles following a severe deterioration in the condittion of Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, who has been hospitalized for the past six months in Shaarey Tzedek Hospital in Jerusalem.

Syria's Late Minister of Defense Gen. Dawood Rajiha
 

Posted on: July 18th, 2012

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Syria's defense minister and several other government officials were killed or hurt by a suicide bomber in Damascus Wednesday, a day after Israel's Director of Military Intelligence Maj.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi had said that President Bashar al-Assad's days were numbered. Also killed in Wednesday's blast was Assad's brother-in-law, who was Syria's deputy defense minister. The bomber, who struck during a meeting of government and security heads, reportedly was a bodyguard.

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Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (L) at the Elkins Park, Pennsylvania event. Seated on the right is Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz (D-PA).
 

Posted on: July 18th, 2012

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Schultz declared: “There is nothing, and I mean nothing, in the Republicans’ right wing social agenda that appeals to the American Jewish community.”

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Protesters hold a poster of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former CIA director James Woolsey, demanding the release of longtime prisoner Jonathan Pollard.
 

Posted on: July 18th, 2012

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Supporters of Jonathan Pollard called Hillary Clinton's remarks rejecting his possible clemency "a resounding slap in the face" to Israel's leaders and its people.

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Posted on: July 18th, 2012

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Milton Gralla, a Jewish philanthropist and longtime publisher of business magazines, died in Boca Raton, Fla., on July 11. He was 84. As an active philanthropist for Jewish causes, Gralla and his wife, Shirley, helped support a number of initiatives at Brandeis University, including the Gralla Fellows Program for journalists, the Genesis program for high […]

Left-wing activists protest a decision by the Council for Higher Education in Judea and Samaria to grant full university status to the Ariel University Center.
 

Posted on: July 18th, 2012

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The 11-2 vote came despite vehement opposition from the country's other seven universities.

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Posted on: July 17th, 2012

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After years of dispute and roadblocks from within the Israeli academic system, on Tuesday the Ariel University Center was officially granted University status by the Council for Higher Education in Judea and Samaria. The Ariel University Center is now one of Israel’s eight universities. As a result it can now begin to officially receive money […]

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Posted on: July 17th, 2012

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Following is an excerpt from the letter that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent to Shaul Mofaz on Tuesday: “I regret your decision to give up on an opportunity to make an historic change. After 64 years, we were very close to a substantial change in the division of the burden. I gave you a proposal […]

Kadima chairman Shaul Mofaz met with Haredi students at Beit Ariel Yeshiva in Jerusalem. last week, to discuss his proposed "equal share of the burden."
 

Posted on: July 17th, 2012

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Following the collapse of negotiations over a new conscription law, Kadima chairman Shaul Mofaz decided to quit Netanyahu's coalition, leaving the premier once again with only 66 MKs. Mofaz told a Kadima faction emergency session: "It is with great sorrow that I say that there is no escape from taking a decision on quitting the government." Mofaz explained: "I went in on a principle, and when that failed, we must quit."

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President Obama on WJLA-TV Sunday
 

Posted on: July 17th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

"I have not been able to move the peace process forward in the Middle East the way I wanted," he told WJLA-TV, the ABC affiliate in Washington on Sunday, in response to a question on whether there was "anything you believe you failed at, not because Congress wouldn't play ball, but that rests squarely on your shoulders and has you desperate to get that second term to atone for it?"

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Posted on: July 17th, 2012

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Muammar Gadhafi’s mother was Jewish, the late Libyan leader’s chief of protocol Nuri al-Samara told Al-Hayat. Last year, a 76-year-old Jewish resident of Netanya told Maariv that Gadhafi was her cousin. “My grandmother converted to Islam but never forgot her roots,” Gita Boaron told Maariv at the time. “She would come to visit us, give […]

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Jerusalem. July 16, 2012.
 

Posted on: July 17th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

In meetings Monday with Israeli leaders, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called on them to take steps to strengthen the Palestinian Authority. According to a news report, Clinton has received a promise from President Morsi that he would not end the closure of the Gaza Strip. Clinton reiterated that the U.S. "commitment to Israel is rock solid. By strengthening Israel's security we are strengthening U.S. security."

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Hillary Clinton in Jerusalem
 

Posted on: July 17th, 2012

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Hillary Clinton: He was sentenced to life in prison. He is serving that sentence, and I do not have any expectation that that is going to change.

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Posted on: July 16th, 2012

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Thousands of Ultra-Orthodox adults and young children are protesting against the universal draft in Kikar Shabbat in Jerusalem. The adults have handcuffed all the children together as part of their protest. United Torah Judaism and Shas have renounced  the demonstration and passed the message to Prime Minister Netanyahu. Jewish Press News Briefs

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Posted on: July 16th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

A Jerusalem neighbprhood decided to play very loud music, in defiance of the volume and disturbance of the sound of the muezzin at the nearby mosque,

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Posted on: July 16th, 2012

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A Philadelphia-area Reform temple will feature a Republican speaker to balance an appearance by U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) is set to speak Monday at the Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park, Pa., on behalf of President Obama. The synagogue’s senior rabbi, Lance Sussman, […]

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Posted on: July 16th, 2012

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The AP has apparently caught the Israeli government red handed on the eve of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to the Jewish state.

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Clinton meeting with Flat6Labs, which fosters and invests in Egyptian technology startups.
 

Posted on: July 16th, 2012

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As U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's armored car motorcade was riding through the Egyptian port city of Alexandria where she had given a speech on democratic rights, a tomato hit an accompanying Egyptian official in the face, and shoes and a water bottle were thrown at Hillary's car. Clinton herself was not hit, but she may have been able to hear the taunts of "Monica, Monica" which the protesters were chanting. Protesters in Cairo and Alexandria accused Clinton of cutting a deal with the Muslim Brotherhood, at the expense of Egyptian liberals and non-Islamists.

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Poland's President Lech Kaczynski (R) in the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial.
 

Posted on: July 16th, 2012

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Unfortunately, as highly as Jews praise the sacrifices made by brave Poles, it is difficult to overlook Poland's abysmal record in caring for its Jewish citizens.

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Posted on: July 15th, 2012

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Chief Rabbi Amar and President Peres met today and discussed the draft issue. They concluded that the debate must continue, but without extremism from any side. Peres restated that everyone must bear the burden. Prime Minister Netanyahu announced at the weekly cabinet meeting that drafting every 18 year old makes for a good headline, but […]

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