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Jazz Great Daniel Zamir Opens Up About Music & Religion
 
A Chance To Wish IDF Soldiers a Sweet & WET New Year!

September 23, 2014 - 10:33 PM
 
New York City Site of Huge Rally Against Met’s Klinghoffer Opera

September 23, 2014 - 10:20 PM
 
Highest Number of New Immigrants in Israel from Ukraine, Russia and France

September 23, 2014 - 9:16 PM
 
Israel SWAT Team Exchanging Fire with Hamas Kidnappers in Hebron [video]

September 23, 2014 - 7:43 PM
 
Iranians with Stolen Israeli Passports Plead Guilty

September 23, 2014 - 6:25 PM
 
Hamas and Israel Finish Today’s Cairo Talks

September 23, 2014 - 6:05 PM
 
Israeli-Arab Priest at UN Human Rights Council: “Israel is the only place where Christians in the Middle East are safe.”

September 23, 2014 - 5:57 PM
 
ISIS Urges Muslims Worldwide, ‘Kill A Disbeliever’

September 23, 2014 - 5:54 PM
 
French National Abducted by ISIS Algerian Terror Group

September 23, 2014 - 5:47 PM
 
Travel Terror Attack Foiled on Ashdod Road

September 23, 2014 - 4:53 PM
 
4 Arab Teens Charged in French Hill Gas Station Attack

September 23, 2014 - 4:40 PM
 
Rosh HaShana Message from PM Binyamin Netanyahu

September 23, 2014 - 4:24 PM
 
Death of Hebron Killers Apparently No Obstacle to Cairo Talks

September 23, 2014 - 3:43 PM
 
Israel Shoots Down Syrian Sukhoi-24 Fighter Jet In Israeli Airspace

September 23, 2014 - 2:38 PM
 
Abbas to Netanyahu: ‘End Occupation, Make Peace’

September 23, 2014 - 2:22 PM
 
Unprecedented NIS 2b Development Plan for Southern Israel Gets Green Light

September 23, 2014 - 1:27 PM
 
‘Now the World Will Know Jewish Blood Isn’t Free’

September 23, 2014 - 1:05 PM
 
3 Wounded Syrians Treated in Nahariya

September 23, 2014 - 12:41 PM
 
Syrian Groups Respond to Israel’s Downing of Jet

September 23, 2014 - 12:13 PM
 
All US Partners in ISIS AirStrike were Arab Nations

September 23, 2014 - 12:01 PM
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News Briefs
 

Posted on: June 12th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Ten rabbis have signed a petition to boycott a mall in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramot because of “issues of modesty” while secular residents are organizing a demonstration in support of the shopping mall. The petition alleges that Haredi rabbis in the Ramot area struck an agreement with the mall developers on rules concerning modesty, […]

 

Posted on: June 12th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastHezbollah

The Assad regime escalated the spillover of the civil war Wednesday with a helicopter-mounted missile attack on a Sunni Muslim Lebanese urban center, wounding at least two people, including a schoolteacher. It was the first time Syrian forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad have attacked a Lebanese city, having limited previous attacks to villages […]

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Coming soon to Israel. This sign posted on the Lakwoodscoop.com website is about the arrive one Israel's north-south 'Kvish 6' superhighway
 

Posted on: June 12th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Scenes of Jews davening on the side of the highway just as common in the Jersey Turnpike as they are in Israel, but the country’s north-south superhighway “6” toll road now has mobile synagogues.

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Posted on: June 12th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner thinks he has the solution for small businesses to combat constant fines, but when it comes how to deal with delivery trucks blocking traffic, he is stumped. He brought his “Keys to the City Ideas Tour” to the Avi Glatt Kosher market, according to the Capital website, and echoed other candidates […]

IAF fighter bombers (flying over Massada). A refueling stop in Turkey is crucial in planning an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities.
 

Posted on: June 12th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastHezbollah

Common enemies, Iran and Syria, have brought Israel and Turkey together. The Mossad chief reportedly flew to Ankara for a pow-wow Turkish intelligence. Is Assad linked to Turkish protests?

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"Governor Stanley Fischer will be remembered as the Israeli Alan Greenspan. It won't be long before everyone realizes the magnitude of his mistakes, and the fact that the responsibility for much of the financial crisis in the country rests on his shoulders."
 

Posted on: June 12th, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Fischer's strong shekel is destroying Israel's two main industries—manufacturing and agricultural exports and tourism—which are struggling to compete over global markets.

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Posted on: June 12th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

An amendment under consideration in the U.S. Senate would add kosher food to emergency food assistance. The amendment, introduced last month by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), earned the endorsement of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the umbrella body for Jewish public policy groups, in a letter sent June 7 to other U.S. senators. “The […]

 

Posted on: June 12th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and his Israeli counterpart, Moshe Ya’alon, will meet this week. A Pentagon official told JTA that the two defense chiefs would meet in Washington on Friday, but did not provide further details. Israel and the United States are closely cooperating in tracking Iran’s suspected nuclear weapons program and formulating […]

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Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer with his security man before delivering his farewell speech.
 

Posted on: June 12th, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

It was difficult to tell whether Fischer considers Haredi poverty the central problem, or just Haredi majority.

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In Dresden, the Elbe River has surpassed a level of eight meters, compared to a norm of two meters, and is expected to reach record high water levels.
 

Posted on: June 12th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEuropeGermany

On Tuesday, flood waters continued gushing north along the Elbe Rive.

A Teva systems engineer watching over the packaging line of pharmaceuticals at the Jerusalem factory. A possible system failure in the French factory may have caused several deaths and hospitalizations.
 

Posted on: June 12th, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Several people died or have been hospitalized in serious condition after taking a drug that was released inadvertently in the packing of medicine treating pulmonary edema.

Ahmed al-Tayeb is the Imam of al-Azhar and president of al-Azhar University. His message to Pope Francis: before we can resume relations, you should tell the world Islam is a peaceful religion.
 

Posted on: June 12th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

The Muslim leader of al-Azhar offered to renew ties with the Vatican, but strongly suggested Pope Francis start off by proclaiming that Islam is a peaceful religion. A Coptic organization has suggested that Muslim leaders are the only ones who can make Islam a peaceful religion, and encouraged the Imam to take on that task.

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Posted on: June 11th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The U.S. ambassador alleged in State Department memos to have solicited prostitutes, including minors, was embroiled two years ago in a controversy over Israel. A whistleblower who worked for the State Department’s Inspector General office claimed that higher-ups quashed an investigation into Howard Gutman, the U.S. ambassador to Brussels, the New York Post reported on […]

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Posted on: June 11th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The Jewish Education Service of North America will end its operations in July after 31 years. Established in 1982, JESNA has been downsizing for the past four years, in part due to declining allocations from the Jewish Federation system. Cass Gottlieb, chair of JESNA’s board of directors, attributed the agency’s closing to dramatic changes that […]

 

Posted on: June 11th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastHezbollah

Gulf Arab states on Monday threatened sanctions against the Lebanese Shi’ite terrorist group Hezbollah in retaliation for its intervention in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Reuters reported. The six Sunni-led members of the Gulf Cooperation Council issued a similar statement, according to the GCC secretariat, as reported by the Saudi Press Agency: “The GCC […]

Raul De Molina in Israel
 

Posted on: June 11th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

“It reaffirmed for me how important it is to have dinner with your family at home."

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Bedouin squatters' village in the Negev.
 

Posted on: June 11th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelIsraeli Arabs

“Any plan to resettle members of the Bedouin community must be developed with leaders of that community rather than be forced upon them.”

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Nicholas Bellantoni, state archeologist, left, Stuart Miller, professor of Hebrew, history and Judaic studies look down into the site of a old US mikveh
 

Posted on: June 11th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

The mikveh barely existed in 19th century American, where Jewish immigrants turned against religion. But one has been found in Connecticut, and it is more similar those in Israel than in the US.

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Posted on: June 11th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHolocaust

Tens of thousands of Jews are expected to visit the gravesite of the Lubavitcher Rebbe Tuesday, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson (z”l), who passed away 19 years ago. Thousands stood in the rain Monday night at the Queens gravesite at the beginning of the third day of the Hebrew month of Tammuz. The Rebbe was arguably […]

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Posted on: June 11th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The Boulder City Council Monday night decided to leave the “peace process” for those with less common sense and overwhelmingly nixed a controversial proposal to adopt Nablus, the Arab version of the Biblical city of Shechem, as a sister city. The council voted 7-2 against the proposal, according to the local ABC outlet Denver Channel, […]

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