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News Briefs
 

Posted on: October 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle East

Assad’s army has surrounded a village near Damascus that the regime gassed with chemical weapons last month, and it is not letting basic food supplies into the town, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. One of the newspaper’s reporters managed to overcome the government ban on foreign journalists and visited the village of Moadhamiya, home […]

 

Posted on: October 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

President Shimon Peres and Knesset Members Moshe Feiglin and Avigdor Liberman were shared the same podium Thursday on the 12th anniversary of the assassination of Tourism Minister Rechavem (Ghandi) Ze’evi at the hands of three Arab terrorists in a Jerusalem hotel. “Ghandi,” as he was popularly known, fought in the War for Independence and was […]

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Netanyahu carried his message to Americans through the media after meeting with President Obama and castigating Iran at the UN. (September 30, 2013)
 

Posted on: October 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

Like him or not, Netanyahu is at his best as a speaker. He was stunning as Ambassador to the UN in 1984. He wowed over in Congress two years ago. Now he media blitzed the US. Truth triumphs a bad press.

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Posted on: October 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Six Syrian rebel groups came out with a call to the two major rebel factions – al-Qaida’s Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant on one side and the Western-supported Free Syrian Army’s Northern Storm Brigade on the other – that are fighting each other in Syria to end their internal strife, AP reported. The […]

 

Posted on: October 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

A postdoctoral fellow at Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School identified a genetic protein involved in the development of glioblastoma, a common and aggressive brain cancer. Regina Golan-Gerstl’s discovery could help create new diagnosis and treatment options for more than 20,000 Americans diagnosed with brain cancer each year. The Israel Cancer Research Fund supported the research, which […]

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Posted on: October 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Israel’s antitrust regulatory commission is investigating whether the Google-Waze merger constitutes a monopoly. The Israel Antitrust Authority opened its investigation on Wednesday, the Israeli business daily Globes reported. The probe will focus on whether Google’s purchase of Waze, a free downloadable navigation application with more than 50 million subscribers, should have obtained permission from the […]

 

Posted on: October 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

A federal judge reprimanded an attorney working on behalf of jailed former Agriprocessors executive Sholom Rubashkin. In a meeting Tuesday, U.S. District Chief Judge Linda Reade told the attorney that interviews of jurors in Rubashkin’s 2009 trial on bank fraud charges cannot be used for future appeals or other court proceedings, according to The Gazette, […]

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Posted on: October 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Practices covered by the resolution include female genital mutilation and the circumcision of young boys for religious reasons.

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Posted on: October 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The chain Hobby Lobby, following a blog report that it did not stock Hanukkah merchandise, said it was evaluating its inventory, and also looking into an alleged anti-Jewish slur by one of its employees. Ken Berwitz on his Hopelessly Partisan blog wrote over the weekend that a friend who asked about Hanukkah goods at the […]

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American banks are not processing for clearance any checks coming from outside the U.S. A Jerusalem money changer believes this is yet one more result of the American government shutdown, entering its second day.
 

Posted on: October 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

"Everyone is nervous."

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Police in Karaj reported that the killing was carried out by two men on a motorcycle. The 2012 killing of an Iranian chemist was also carried out by two men on a bike. A theme emerges?
 

Posted on: October 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

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An IMAX camera mounted on a crane captures the recitation of the priestly blessing at the Western Wall during Passover.
 

Posted on: October 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsMediaArts and Entertainment

Move over Kohn Kerry and let the moviemakers take over. It took five years of negotiations for an IMAX visual tour of Jerusalem, including the three major religions, to come to the screen.

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Young Settlers Capture the Stage at the Gigantic Rally at Binyanei HaUma
 

Posted on: October 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The gigantic (as it was billed) pro-Settlement rally in Binyanei Ha’uma on Wednesday night, was a gigantic success.

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The Women of the Wall will pray at the southern end of the Western Wall Friday but without their Torah scroll, which has been damaged by dampness.
 

Posted on: October 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

The Women of the Wall are unhappy again. Yes, they can read from the Torah, but now that have no scroll. It was damaged by dampness, and WoW blames the government for lack of proper storage.

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Posted on: October 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef regained consciousness at Hadassah Medical Center in Ein Kerem Wednesday but his condition remains very serious, doctors said. He woke up and recognized family members, who helped him put on tefillin. His physician, Dr. Dan Gilon, said that the rabbi may not have suffered brain damage. The 93-year-old Torah sage and spiritual […]

President elect Hasan Rohani (center) under the watchful eyes of the late Ayatollah Khomeini.
 

Posted on: October 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

Rohani claims that he rejected five White House requests to meet with Obama which is just as well. Don’t U.S. sanctions include not picking up the tab for dinner? Or maybe Rouhani demanded that Bibi pay.

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Posted on: October 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

A resolution that calls male ritual circumcision a “violation of the physical integrity of children” was passed overwhelmingly by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. The council, a pan-European intergovernmental organization that strongly influence European Union decisions, debated and passed the resolution on Tuesday, as reported here. The resolution was based on a […]

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Iran was selected to a leadership role in the U.N. Disarmament and International Security Committee
 

Posted on: October 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

On the heels of Israel's warning to the world of the existential dangers posed by the Islamic Republic of Iran, that country was chosen for a leadership position on the U.N. Disarmament and International Security Committee.

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Legalizing marijuana in Israel would wipe out the black market and generate huge tax revenues, according to a a new study.
 

Posted on: October 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Israel, like Canada and many states in the US, has one big reason to legalize marijuana: Money. Canada launches legal medical marijuana. Colorado and Washington have legalized it. Is Israel next?

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The first rally in front of Binynei Ha'uma (Jerusalem Convention Center), circa 1950.
 

Posted on: October 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Our people in Jewish Home and Likud kept campaigning that they had to be in the coalition to influence government. They're in now, and what influence do they have?

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