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Assad’s Inner Circle Ready to Flee

3 Tammuz 5772 – June 22, 2012
U.S. officials are saying Bashar al-Assad’s closest supporters are secretly making plans to defect to the other side in case the Syrian dictator succumbs to attacks by the rebellion. And a Syrian activist group reported Friday that four senior officers announced they are defecting and joining the ranks of the opposition.

Polish AG Looking into Ritual Slaughter’s Constitutionality

Poland's attorney general has asked the country's Constitutional Court to investigate the constitutionality of ritual slaughter. Andrzej Seremet said that he believes the minister of...

Hungarian Jews Feeling ‘Increasing Danger,’ Jewish Leader Reports

Hungarian Jews "feel increasing danger" in a country with a government that condones anti-Semitism, the president of Hungary's Jewish community said. Peter Feldmajer, president of...

Latvian Minister Resigns in Protest of Holocaust Restitution to Jews

Latvian Justice Minister Gaidis Berzins has resigned in protest of plans to offer restitution for Jewish property seized after the Holocaust. Berzins, chair of the...

Murdered Yemenite Jewish Leader Buried in Israel

The body of a Yemenite Jewish leader who was stabbed to death in an anti-Semitic attack was brought to Israel for burial. Aaron Joseph Zindani,...

Mofaz Reveals to Obama Reason for Wide Coalition: Revive 2-State Solution

Mofaz, the Kadima leader who is in Washington this week for his first round of meetings since joining his party to the government, had a surprise meeting Thursday with the U.S. president when Obama interrupted a scheduled meeting with Tom Donilon, the national security adviser.

Ivory Coast Head Wants Illegals Back, But Challenges the Numbers

1 Tammuz 5772 – June 21, 2012
Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara said he intends to bring home Ivorian citizens who are living illegally in Israel. But following talks with Rivlin, Ouattara was unsure about Israel's estimate of the number of his brethren (2,000) living illegally within its borders.

Female Rabbis Make Less than Male Counterparts, But Some Fare Better

Female Reform rabbis are paid less than their male counterparts, but it's a far cry from the normal disparities between U.S. male and female employees.

Philanthropist Guma Aguiar Missing at Sea

Guma Aguiar, a Florida businessman and philanthropist who has given millions to Jewish nonprofit organizations, is missing. Aguiar, the CEO of Leor Energy who lives...

Citing ‘Love your Neighbor,’ JFNA Attacks Chief Rabbi

The Jewish Federations of North America slammed Israeli Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar's criticism of the Israeli government's decision to pay the salaries of some...

Vladimir Putin Coming to Netanya Monday

President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, Israeli President Shimon Peres and Jewish leaders from around the world will unveil the brand-new ‘Victory Monument’ in Netanya, Israel this Monday, June 25.

Lt. Gen. Gantz: ‘IDF Prepared to Respond to Any Threat, Any Time’

1 Tammuz 5772 – June 20, 2012
IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz said that "over the past few days we have witnessed, and continue to witness, a series...

Ulpana Residents Surrender to Government Evacuation Order

Over the past ten days government representatives have negotiated with Rabbi Zalman Melamed, dean of the Beit El yeshiva, a deal to build 300 housing units in exchange for the ones being evacuated.

Four ‘Iron Domes’ Positioned Near Border, IDF Attacks in Gaza

Following the incessant rocket firing on civilian centers in southern Israel, four Iron Dome batteries were positioned overnight alongside the Gaza strip border. The cities of Beer Sheva, Ashkelon and Ashdod are now better protected. Four Border Guard policemen were injured Tuesday from a Grad hit.

Mubarak on Life Support

Doctors reportedly have put former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak on life support as turmoil once again threatens to sweep the country. The state news agency...

40 Rockets Fired at Israel, Policemen injured, Iron Dome Silent

30 Sivan 5772 – June 19, 2012
Since the morning hours, at least 40 rockets and mortars have been fired from Gaza into south-western Israel. Several Israeli Border Policemen were injured Tuesday evening, one of them is in critical condition.

Kosher Delight Has Slung Its Last Burger

Since opening in 1984, the restaurant has been a fixture for any Jewish tourists visiting New York and almost every religious Jew in the city has eaten there at least once. The reason for closing appears to be a combination of landlord greed and too many health code violations.

MK Katz: In Two Decades Secular Israelis Will Be the Minority

Speaking at a discussion of the Knesset Education Committee on the changing status-quo of religious and ultra-Orthodox education, committee member and chairman of the...

Alice Walker Kills Hebrew ‘Color Purple’ Deal Citing ‘Apartheid’

The author of “The Color Purple,” refused to authorize a Hebrew translation of her prize-winning work, citing what she called Israel’s “apartheid state.” She added: "It is my hope that the non-violent BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) movement, of which I am part, will have enough of an impact on Israeli civilian society to change the situation."

Survey: Israelis Think Romney ‘Friendlier’ to Jewish State

A survey on American-Israeli relations has concluded that Israelis consider Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to be more ‘friendly’ towards Israel than incumbent Barack Obama. Surprisingly, after almost four years in office, a full 49% of Israelis polled did not know or would not answer questions regarding Obama’s Israel agenda.

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