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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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Norwegian Cruise Lines Drops Tunisia over Anti-Israeli Bias

Posted on: March 11th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Norwegian Cruise Lines dropped Tunisia from its itineraries after the country refused to allow Israeli citizens to disembark in the Port of Tunis. About 20 Israelis were quietly told before disembarking from the Norwegian Jade over the weekend that they were not welcome per the Tunisian government. The cruise line’s decision to drop Tunisia was […]

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An orthodox travel agent helped  saved the life of a Jew by convincing him not to violate the Shabbat by boarding the Malaysian flight that has been missing for three days.
 

Shabbat Saved a Jew from the Malaysia Airlines Death Flight

Posted on: March 11th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobal

“More than the Jews have kept the Shabbos (Sabbath), the Shabbos has kept the Jews.”

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Power for Israel MKs Michael Ben Ari (R) and Aryeh Eldad (RC) with party candidates Baruch Marzel (LC) and Aryeh King (L) under their campaign slogan "There are no rights, without duties."
 

Knesset Passes Law that Drives Extremists to the Political Graveyard

Posted on: March 11th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

Bye-bye to the right-wing extremists, left-wing extremists, weirdoes and maybe Tzipi Livni.

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Three Hamas Terrorists Killed in ‘Work Accident’

Posted on: March 11th, 2014

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Three Hamas terrorists were killed on Tuesday in an explosion that was “all part of a day’s work” of preparing rockets and bombs for attacks on Israel. The Hamas website reported that the “work accident” killed three members of the “military branch” of Hamas in Beit Hanoun, located in northern Gaza. Earlier on Tuesday, the […]

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Priceline Buys Israeli Ad Start-Up for $3 Million

Posted on: March 11th, 2014

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

The Priceline online ticketing and reservation company has bought Israeli-based start-up Qlika for around $3 million, according to the VentureBeat website. Qlika, based in the metropolitan Tel Aviv city of Ramat Gan,  focuses on “micro-location” ad campaigns and has only six employees, all of whom have masters’ degrees in physics and mathematics and who have […]

 

Arab Airline Denies Claims of Discrimination against Israelis

Posted on: March 11th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

An airline owned by the United Arab Emirates said it “emphatically refutes” claims that it excludes Israel from its official travel-route map and refuses to transport Israelis. In a statement, Etihad Airways wrote that it carried more than 1,000 passengers traveling with Israeli passports last year, refuting assertions made in the New York Post newspaper. […]

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Netanyahu needs Jordan's King Abdullah more than ever now,even if it means apologizing for killing a Jordanian terrorist.
 

Netanyahu Apologizes to Jordan while IDF Says Attacker Was Terrorist

Posted on: March 11th, 2014

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Either the IDF has privately admitted it goofed or Netanyahu is scared of Jordan when he needs him most.

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Jay Ruderman, President of the Ruderman Family Foundation
 

Foundation Offering $250K for Jewish Communal Disabilities Inclusion

Posted on: March 11th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobal

Ruderman Foundation announces $250K prize for programs to ensure inclusion into the Jewish community to those with disabilities.

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Police manhandle a youth in expulsion from the Hebron Peace house in December 2008.
 

Supreme Court Rules Hebron’s ‘Peace House’ Belongs to Jews

Posted on: March 11th, 2014

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

It is up to Defense Minister Ya’alon to decide if a court ruling in favor of Hebron Jews has any meaning at all.

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A Hebrew scribe restored a scroll of the Book of Esther (similar to the one pictured here), which tells the story of Purim, for a Catholic nun order.
 

What Do Catholic Nuns Care about the Book of Esther?

Posted on: March 11th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

A Jewish scribe has restored an 18th century copy of the Book of Esther that was donated to Catholic Nuns.

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Jewish Russian Was Aboard Missing Malaysian Airlines Plane

Posted on: March 11th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

One of the passengers aboard the Malaysian Airlines plane that vanished is a Jewish Russian national, Nikolai Brodskii, 43, of the Siberian city of Irkutsk, whose name appears on the missing plane’s passenger manifest. He is a husband and father of sons aged 17 and 11. The flight, with 239 passengers on board, disappeared Saturday […]

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Anti-Semites shot a Jew in Paris with a taser gun Monday night,
 

Jewish Man Assaulted with Taser Gun Outside Paris Synagogue

Posted on: March 11th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Anti-Semitism is not the best reason to make aliyah, but it is better than being dead.

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The Israel Air Force bombed Islamic Jihad terrorists after a mortar shell attack on soldiers.
 

IDF Kills Three Terrorists Immediately after Mortar Shell Attack

Posted on: March 11th, 2014

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

The rapid isolation of Hamas by former allies is making it easier for the IDF to hit hard and fast.

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Brooklyn College BDS Forum, Feb. 7, 2013
 

B’klyn College Pro-Israel Students Deserve More than Late Apology

Posted on: March 11th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelBoycott

Brooklyn College has finally apologized to the four Jewish Pro-Israel students it ejected from a BDS forum last year.

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