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Netanyahu Notes Today as Yahrzeit of Moses

7 Adar 5773 – February 17, 2013
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu pointed out to the Cabinet Sunday, “Today, the seventh day of the Hebrew month of Adar, is both the birthday...

Peres Tells Congressmen We Don’t Know Who’s on First Anymore

President Shimon Peres told a delegation of US Senators and Congressmen Sunday, “Around us today there is a great deal of confusion, I wouldn't...
'Dead Palestinian Children' by Paul Hansen.

‘Dead Palestinian Children’ Wins 2012 World Press Photo Prize

In 2011, a World Press Photo exhibit in Beirut closed early after Lebanese authorities ordered the removal of an Israeli photographer’s prize-winning work.

ADL, AJC Want another Review of Hagel Statements

Two centrist Jewish groups called for further review of Chuck Hagel's record in light of an account of a 2007 speech in which he...

Netanyahu: Excess Exposure on ‘Prisoner X’ Hurts National Security

"Over-exposure of security and intelligence activities may seriously harm state security."
Habayit Hayehudi Party's #5 candidate Ayelet Shaked on a campaign tour of the Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem, January 15.

Jewish Home to Likud: Ball in Bibi’s Court

"Despite the mudslinging campaign against us before the elections, we recommended Netanyahu to form the next government."
The Russian Arts Theater & Studio cast in the Stanton Street Shul sanctuary.

Russian Theater Troupe Takes Residence at Stanton Street Shul

This is Stanton's centennial year (it was founded back in 1913) and having an in house theatrical company seems absolutely in line with the shul's view of itself.
Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman (R) and Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon.

Today: Avigdor Liberman on Trial, Key Witness—his Deputy

Ayalon's renewed perfect recall could be his means of crushing Liberman's political life, much as Ayalon's aspirations had been crushed by Liberman.
Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov

Bulgaria Kicks Hamas to the Curb

6 Adar 5773 – February 15, 2013
although Hamas members entered Bulgaria legally, information was later received which gave security services reason to believe that their presence posed a serious threat for national security

Arab Riots Exploding Outside Jail and Across Judea and Samaria

An IDF spokeswoman said forces were responding to 200 stone-throwing Arabs with riot dispersal means.

Lautenberg Will Not Run Again

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) said he will not run again for the U.S. Senate. Lautenberg, 89, previously had said he would consider running again in...

JFNA Joins Array of Charities Testifying in Favor of Deduction

Jewish organizational officials were among more than 40 nonprofit officials testifying in Congress in support of keeping the charitable tax deduction. Congressional officials are considering...
Chuck Hagel called the State Dept an "adjunct of the Israeli Foreign Ministry"

Hagel Vote Filibustered, Still More Anti-Israel Revelations

this "State Department as Zionist lapdog" statement is a real zinger, but there were other statements made by Hagel at the Rutgers speech worth noting
Handle of a footed marble basin decorated with Seilenoi heads, the 1st century BCE.

King Herod Exhibition Tracing the Life of a Builder and a Murderer

5 Adar 5773 – February 14, 2013
Lionized as “the greatest builder in human history,” King Herod was also demonized for his cruelty and his shady religious origins.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry with Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh.

An Activist Kerry Planning to Take Down Assad

What will Kerry have to offer the man who stands to lose not just his power, but his life, and, even worse, the lives of his thousands of fellow Alawites?
MP Robert Halfon

Jewish MP Asks Liberal Democrats to Condemn anti-Semitic Members

Two Liberal Democrat lawmakers last month suggested Israel shouldn't be judged according to special standards because of the Holocaust.

French Nazi Hunter: Swiss Turned in ‘Only’ 3000 Jews

Swiss authorities turned away "only" 3,000 Jewish refugees during the Holocaust and not 24,500 as believed, French Nazi hunter and historian Serge Klarsfeld said. Klarsfeld...

Prisoner X Met With Lawyer Before Suicide

More details are slowly coming to light in the case of Ben Zygier, also known as Prisoner X. A day before he committed suicide, Zygier...

Israeli Soccer Player on U.K. Team Barred from Entering Dubai

An Israeli soccer player for a British team is sitting out a team visit to Dubai because of tensions between the emirate and Israel. The...
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Morsi’s Egypt Poised to Criminalize Protest

banners or chants "that include insults, defamation or contempt of 'heavenly' religions, or that stir sedition, violence or hatred or include an offence to state bodies and institutions" will be prohibited

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