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Terrorists in Hamas-controlled Gaza prepare to attack Israel with a missile from Gaza.
 

IDF Bombs 29 Terror Targets in Gaza

Posted on: March 12th, 2014

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Wednesday night’s retaliation leaves Hamas in a smaller corner of survival.

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23rd Session of the Human Rights Council
 

Lesser of Two Evils May Replace Falk on Anti-Israel UN Council

Posted on: March 12th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

Even the State Dept. will be happy to say goodbye to Falk, but the “Rights Committee has a built-in anti-Israeli bias.

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Israelis in Sederot examine the site of a Gaza rocket strike, on March 12, 2014.
 

Rocket Lands Near Sderot Library; 70 Rockets Fired at Israel

Posted on: March 12th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

The IDF stated that eight of the rockets hit urban, civilian areas including Sderot.

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DF tanks shot artillery fire at terror targets in central Gaza, near sites of Jewish communities that were destroyed in the expulsion in 2005.
 

IDF Tanks and Planes Bomb Gaza Missile Launchers

Posted on: March 12th, 2014

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

The IDF’s initial response was to stop the rocket fire, and the next step of retaliation has yet to begin.

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Five-year-old kippa-clad boy "handles the truth" on TV.
 

5-Year-Old Wears Kippa While Reciting ‘A Few Good Men’ Monologue

Posted on: March 12th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

Can you handle the truth?

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A volley of rockets fired from Gaza was intercepted by the Iron Dome system.
 

Update: Over 70 Rockets Fired on Israel

Posted on: March 12th, 2014

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Either Hamas is trigger-happy again or has lost all control of Islamic Jihad terrorists

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Buildings Collapse from Gas Explosion in Harlem, 2 Dead, 18 Injured

Posted on: March 12th, 2014

News & ViewsNews Briefs

A huge explosion in New York City at 9:31 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, sent “people flying out the windows,” of a five story building, killing two women, injuring 18 and leaving two buildings in rubble Wednesday morning, according to the New York City Fire Department and witnesses. The explosion occurred at Park Ave. and East […]

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cameron at bibi's office flash 90.
 

British PM Cameron Claims Jewish Ancestors

Posted on: March 12th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

The Haredi Knesset Members who walked out of David Cameron’s speech didn’t miss very much.

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Lea Michele in a 2005 production of The Diary of Anne Frank.
 

New Anne Frank Theater to Open in Amsterdam

Posted on: March 12th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHolocaust

A new theater dedicated to the story of Anne Frank is slated to open in the Dutch capital ahead of the 70th anniversary of the teenage diarist’s deportation and death. The new theater, which is in the final stages of construction, was first shown to media on Wednesday and will feature a permanent show titled […]

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A worker of the Israel Antiquities Authority sews fragments of the Dead Sea scrolls, in a preservation laboratory at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.
 

New Texts Found in ‘Dead Sea Scroll’ Caves

Posted on: March 12th, 2014

News & ViewsArchaeology

Digging for the past sometimes is possible by simple looking at what already has been found.

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A reflected Jerusalem skyline in the city's center.
 

Jerusalem of (Real Estate) Gold

Posted on: March 12th, 2014

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

The romantic skyline of Jerusalem is disappearing. Is Jerusalem on its way to becoming a modern city? Or is it losing its special character?

Haredi IDF soldiers of the IDF Nahal Haredi battalion in the mess hall of their base, in the northern Jordan valley. The IDF is planning two new Haredi battalions and men only recruitment center and boot camp.
 

Haredi Draft Law Passes

Posted on: March 12th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

The Knesset passed the bill to draft more Ultra-Orthodox Jews into the IDF.

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Makor Rishon For Sale?

Posted on: March 12th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

It appears that Makor Rishon may now be up for sale. Makor Rishon is a popular Israeli/Hebrew newspaper that caters to the Religious-Zionist market. Last year, the newspaper’s management purchased the failed newspaper, Maariv, which subsequently turned into a financial black hole that has neen sucking Makor Rishon dry. Agreements connected to the purchase of […]

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Shas candidate celebrates his victory in Beit Shemesh in the do-over elections.
 

Abutbul Wins in Beit Shemesh Re-Vote

Posted on: March 12th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

Moshe Abutbul, the Haredi candidate, beat out Eli Cohen, in the do-over election held on Tuesday.

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The Sultan of Brunei announced the imposition of the Shariah Penal Code starting April 1, 2014.
 

Brunei to Implement Shariah Law, Including Amputations and Stoning

Posted on: March 12th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobal

Net month Brunei will become the first East Asian country to implement the strict penal code of Shariah.

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Nehad Abouel Komsan (center), of the Egyptian Center for Women's Rights, speaking at a 2012 panel
 

14 Year Old Egyptian Girl Dies From FGM

Posted on: March 12th, 2014

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

FGM is again on the rise in Egypt. A 14 year old Egyptian girl died this week after undergoing the procedure.

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Beit Shemesh Election Update

Posted on: March 12th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

According to the Ministry of the Interior, at the time the ballot closed, in the Beit Shemesh elections, 76% of eligible voters voted, compared to 69.32% in 2013. While in the redo election in Nazareth, 83.6% of eligible voters voted, compared to 70.27% in 2013. There is no update yet as to who won.

 

Retired Supreme Court Justice Edmond Levy Dies at Age 72

Posted on: March 12th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

Retired Supreme Court Edmund Levy, who headed a three-man committee that debunked allegations that Israel is an “occupier,” died Tuesday night at the age of 72. He served on the Supreme Court from 2000 to 2011, capping a legal career that began with studies at Tel Aviv University several years after his family immigrated to […]

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Funeral Held for Egyptian Jewish Leader

Posted on: March 11th, 2014

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

Nadia Haroun, the deputy head of Egypt's Jewish community was buried on Thursday.

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Anti-Semitic graffiti painted outside a Stockholm school.
 

Stockholm School ‘Love-Bombed’ after Nazi Graffiti Attack

Posted on: March 11th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The youth wing of Sweden’s Liberal party organized a “love bombing” Monday night and pasted heart-shaped papers on the same school that was attacked by neo-Nazi vandals the night before. Stockholm’s “Vasa Real” school was sprayed with swastikas and slogans, such as “disgusting Jews” and the number 1488 that is a symbol for white power […]

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