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Will Tom Friedman Ever Give Up the Israeli Concessions Paradigm?
 
Israeli-Americans Stranded in Bus Strike

December 18, 2014 - 1:47 PM
 
Youth Arrested for Threatening Eli Yishai

December 18, 2014 - 1:35 PM
 
Putin Blames ‘Outside Factors’ for Falling Ruble

December 18, 2014 - 1:26 PM
 
Hamas Holds Live-Fire Training Hours after EU Takes It off Terror List

December 18, 2014 - 1:12 PM
 
Alan Gross Credits Jewish Efforts for His Release From Cuba [video]

December 18, 2014 - 12:23 PM
 
Moshe Feiglin Drops Out of Likud PM Race

December 18, 2014 - 11:06 AM
 
The Jewish Hipster Party

December 18, 2014 - 10:14 AM
 
Terror Threat Puts Kabash on Sony’s NYC Film Release

December 18, 2014 - 2:30 AM
 
Harvard Boycotts SodaStream (Despite Company’s Surrender)

December 18, 2014 - 2:16 AM
 
Israel’s FM Liberman Declines Swedish Meeting Request Over PA Recognition

December 18, 2014 - 1:35 AM
 
US Re-Defines ‘Unilateral’ to Justify PA Burying the Oslo Accords

December 17, 2014 - 10:16 PM
 
‘Freedom of Speech’ Under Abbas-led Palestinian Authority

December 17, 2014 - 8:01 PM
 
Alan Gross Freed From Cuban Jail

December 17, 2014 - 5:32 PM
 
Boy Arrested Trying to Recreate Chanukah on Temple Mount

December 17, 2014 - 3:45 PM
 
European Jewish Leaders: Court Decision on Hamas ‘Legitimizes Murder’

December 17, 2014 - 2:04 PM
 
Jeb Bush Uses Hanukkah And Christmas Greeting To Launch Presidential Bid

December 17, 2014 - 1:21 PM
 
Netanyahu Rejects EU Court’s ‘Technicality’ to Whitewash Hamas

December 17, 2014 - 1:15 PM
 
Fear and Loathing in the Palestinian Authority

December 17, 2014 - 12:23 PM
 
Haredi Israelis Get the Most Benefits and Are the Deepest in Debt

December 17, 2014 - 12:16 PM
 
EU Court ‘Temporarily’ Removes Hamas from List of Terrorist Groups

December 17, 2014 - 11:41 AM
 
Centuries before Hanukkah: Remains of 8,000-Year Old Olive Oil Found in Galilee

December 17, 2014 - 10:57 AM
 
Palestinian Authority Going to force Advance Goal of ‘State of Palestine’

December 17, 2014 - 7:55 AM
 
Sony Hackers Issue First Terror Threat to US Movie-Goers … From North Korea?

December 17, 2014 - 6:01 AM
 
NYC Pulls Cops from Homicide to Secure Swelling Protests

December 17, 2014 - 4:30 AM
 
Jews Blamed for Mosque Fire, Report Reveals Electrical Cause

December 17, 2014 - 2:54 AM
 
132 Children Slaughtered in Pakistani Taliban Attack

December 17, 2014 - 1:22 AM
 
President Erdogan Sends Hanukkah Greetings to Turkey’s Jews, Beats Obama to Holiday!

December 17, 2014 - 12:12 AM
 
Latest Polls: Yishai and Deri Tied

December 16, 2014 - 8:40 PM
 
Eli Yishai Names His Pick for Prime Minister

December 16, 2014 - 7:48 PM
 
Islamists Maim and Murder Hundreds of Pakistani Schoolchildren

December 16, 2014 - 6:47 PM
 
UN Security Council May Jilt Palestinian Authority

December 16, 2014 - 5:44 PM
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Ethan Kadish, critically injured in a lightning strike at a summer camp, will celebrate his Bar Mitzvah in a Cincinatti hospital
 

Posted on: August 20th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Tragedy has brought out the strength of the Kadish family following the summer camp lightning strike that left their 12-year-old son in critical condition. Now he is 13. His Bar Mitzvah will be in a hospital.

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Posted on: August 20th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Israeli and Palestinian Authority negotiators met for a second round of hush-hush peace talks on Tuesday, reportedly in Jericho. The first round of talks was held last week in Jerusalem, and so far, both sides have more or less kept to a pledge of secrecy requested by  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. The Israeli negotiators […]

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A Brussels clerk suggested the name 'Alma Bethlehem' after denying a Jewish couple's request to name their daughter 'Alma Jerusalem'
 

Posted on: August 20th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

It is not enough that the US does not allow “Jerusalem, Israel” as a birthplace on passports. Now Brussels does not allow “Jerusalem” as a baby’s name, although Bethlehem is totally kosher.

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Posted on: August 20th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Polish photographer Lukasz Szczygielski has apologized for conducting a photo shoot with a half-naked model at the Jewish cemetery in the southern Polish town of Checiny. Szczygielski explained that he actually wanted to draw attention to what he said was a “neglected” and forgotten cemetery. The Jewish cemetery in Checiny was opened in the 17th […]

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Posted on: August 20th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Tzipi Livni, Israel’s senior negotiator in talks with the Palestinian Authority and head of her own tiny six-Knesset Member “Tnuah” party, is sniping at the coalition partner Jewish Home party for being an obstacle to a peace agreement. She told Israel Radio’s flagship Reshet Bet station Tuesday morning that the peace talks would have greater […]

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Posted on: August 20th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

Saudi Arabia said Monday that it and other Muslim countries are ready to bankroll Egypt to make up for any financial aid that the United States might cut. “To those who have announced they are cutting their aid to Egypt, or threatening to do that, (we say that) Arab and Muslim nations are rich with […]

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Posted on: August 20th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky on Monday turned over the keys to the Jewish school of Gondar, Ethiopia, to the town’s mayor as the final flight of Ethiopian immigrants prepares to leave for Israel.. The Jewish Agency Monday’s funded and maintained the school, where approximately 2,500 Ethiopian children studied while awaiting their immigration to Israel. […]

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Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) says the U.S. is sitting on aid money – to comply with the law regarding aid to countries afflicted by coups.
 

Posted on: August 20th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

"Approximately $585 million remains unobligated."

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Posted on: August 20th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

A fire at Camp Simcha, a camp  for children with cancer, destroyed one bunkhouse and damaged a newly built one. The fire was discovered when a counselor at the camp in Glen Spey, N.Y., woke up early Saturday morning and smelled smoke. The counselors evacuated the 15 residents of the cabin, including one camper in […]

euro stacks
 

Posted on: August 20th, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

The rule of when it rains it pours seems to be working in Germany's favor.

 

Posted on: August 20th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Agudath Israel of America condemned a New Jersey law prohibiting gay reparative therapy for minors as an infringement on religious freedom. The statement from Agudah came just hours after Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill barring licensed therapists from providing treatment to help gay teenagers become straight. “The new law tramples on the rights of […]

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Posted on: August 20th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

A Palestinian hacker posted a message on Facebook founder Marc Zuckerberg’s wall to show there is a bug in the social network’s security settings. Khalil Shreateh of Hebron posted information about the bug on Zuckerberg’s wall late last week, following unsuccessful attempts to report the bug to Facebook security. The bug allowed Shreateh to post […]

 

Posted on: August 20th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The Israeli government issued an unequivocal travel advisory on Monday warning Israelis to avoid visiting Turkey, a popular vacation destination for Israelis over the summer and during the upcoming Jewish holidays, Israel Hayom reported. The Prime Minister’s Office issued its routine semi-annual travel warning, formulated by the office’s Counterterrorism Bureau, stating that all non-essential visits […]

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Posted on: August 20th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is working to improve economic ties with politically friendly Latin American countries in order to compensate for the crippled economy of Israel’s main trading continent, Europe. The new effort to increase Latin American trading, particularly with Chile, Peru, Colombia and Mexico, will compliment Netanyahu’s simultaneous effort to increase economic ties […]

 

Posted on: August 20th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

In the face of an unprecedented wave of violence directed against Coptic Christians amid the turmoil in Egypt that has left hundred’s dead, the church’s leadership issued a statement condemning the Western media’s biased coverage of the events in Egypt. “We strongly denounce the fallacies broadcasted by the Western media and invite them to review […]

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Posted on: August 20th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

British rocker Roger Waters published an open letter calling on fellow musicians to join a boycott of Israel. “I write to you now, my brothers and sisters in the family of Rock and Roll, to ask you to join with me, and thousands of other artists around the world, to declare a cultural boycott on […]

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Posted on: August 20th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) announced that the Israeli economy grew at an annual rate of 5.1 percent in the second fiscal quarter of 2013, beating economists’ expectations. Economists had projected 3-percent growth in the second quarter for Israel. This compares with just 2.7-percent growth in the first quarter and 3.1 percent in the […]

Haredi Israelis are under a three-pronged attack by Finance Minister Yair Lapid, who is introducing reforms at such a high speed they threaten to push many below the poverty line.
 

Posted on: August 20th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Israel's social security administration objected to these cuts, arguing that they expect them to send some 35 thousand new children below the poverty line.

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Egypt has closed the Rafah crossing, located at the midpoint of the border between Gaza and Egypt. The closure is due to violence and instability in Egypt.
 

Posted on: August 20th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

Egypt closes Rafah border crossing, but no outrage from the defenders of Gaza. On the other hand, Hamas and Fatah are busy insulting each other.

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Eliot Spitzer is running for NYC comptroller.
 

Posted on: August 19th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Eliot Spitzer is receiving not just hate mail, but newspaper front page hate mail. All 3 major NYC newspapers endorsed his opponent, but Spitzer is nonetheless nearly 20 points ahead in the polls.

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