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IDF Soldiers Complain: Haredi Soldiers Received $5,000 Each in Illegal Grants

5 Elul 5772 – August 22, 2012
On Tuesday, soldiers in the IDF Kfir brigade sent a letter to the office of Chief of Staff Benny Gantz complaining about discrimination between soldiers serving in the Haredi Netzach Yehuda battalion and other soldiers in the brigade, Walla reports. According to the soldiers’ claims it appears that recently soldiers serving in the Haredi battalion each received a grant of $5,000 from an American philanthropist.

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Rav Ovadia Yosef Holds in his Hands the Fate of Israel’s Attack on Iran

4 Elul 5772 – August 21, 2012
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Netanyahu’s Poignant Message to Cairo: Get Those Tanks Out of the Sinai

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Extremist Salafist Delegation in Sinai to ‘Combat Religious Extremism’

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3 Elul 5772 – August 20, 2012
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Republican Congressman Skinny-Dipped in the Sea of Galilee

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