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Screen shot from the original Hitchcock documentary.
 

Posted on: January 12th, 2014

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By the time Hitchcock's film was finished, the allies' political needs had changed.

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Posted on: January 11th, 2014

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President Obama nominated Stanley Fischer, the former governor of the Bank of Israel, to be the vice chairman of the Federal Reserve. The Friday nomination comes the same week that the Senate confirmed Janet Yellen as Federal Reserve’s chairwoman, the third Jewish person to hold the post in succession, following Ben Bernanke and Alan Greenspan. […]

 

Posted on: January 11th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Supporters of the anti-Semitic comedian Dieudonne hijacked three French pro-Israel websites in a coordinated cyber attack. The attack Thursday paralyzed the websites Israel-Flash.com, Europe-Israel.org and liguedefensejuive.com, the website of the French Jewish Defense League, and replaced their content with messages of support for Dieudonne, Le Nouvel Observateur reported. On the hijacked websites, the hackers called […]

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Posted on: January 11th, 2014

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Amiri Baraka, the New Jersey poet laureate whose works were celebrated by blacks but often condemned by Jews, has died. Baraka’s writings, lectures and poetry brought him national renown beginning in the 1960s, and the one-time black nationalist was celebrated by many African Americans as a voice of the disenfranchised. He was a winner of […]

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Posted on: January 11th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEuropeGermany

The president of Hungary’s Jewish umbrella group criticized a planned monument to victims of the Germany occupation for ignoring Hungary’s complicity in the Holocaust. The memorial announced Thursday would be built in Budapest’s Freedom Square and pay tribute to “all Hungarian victims with the erection of the monument commemorating the tragic German occupation and the […]

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Posted on: January 11th, 2014

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For the second time in less than a month, Israel demanded clarifications from the Netherlands on Dutch firms’ divestment from Israel. On Friday, Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the Dutch ambassador to Israel, Caspar Veldkamp, to provide clarifications on the decision of PGGM, a large pensions administrator, to divest from five Israeli banks because […]

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Posted on: January 11th, 2014

News & ViewsArchaeology

This discovery was first announced in JewishPress.com in April 2013. The longest water tunnel ever discovered in Israel is being excavated in Jerusalem, near the train station in the southern part of the city. Both the tunnel and a stone column head at its opening, belonging to a state structure dating back to the kings […]

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Posted on: January 11th, 2014

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Prison authorities in Russia released a Jewish schoolteacher whose controversial bribery conviction triggered protests by leading politicians. The teacher, Ilya Farber, was released Friday from the Tver correctional prison after serving three years of a 7-year sentence for accepting $13,000 in bribes. “The campaign to resolve the issue of [political] prisoners just got another devoted […]

 

Posted on: January 11th, 2014

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Israel published tenders for 600 new homes in East Jerusalem and 801 in Judea and Samaria settlements. Government officials delayed the announcement until U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry had ended his latest peace-brokering tour in the region, Army Radio reported. European leaders and the United States had urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not […]

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The late Arik Sharon as I would like to remember him, leading the brigade that crossed over to the Egyptian side of the Suez Canal during the 1973 Yom Kippur War (here with  Defense Minister Dayan).
 

Posted on: January 11th, 2014

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Ariel Sharon, aka Arik, was Israel's 11th Prime Minister and perhaps its most heroic and controversial leader.

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Cong. Peter Roskam IL-6(R), one of 4 House members who initiated letter condemning ASA boycott of Israel
 

Posted on: January 10th, 2014

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A congressional letter slams the American Studies Association's academic boycott of Israel as antithetical to academic freedom and as "thinly veiled bigotry." UPDATED!

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Posted on: January 10th, 2014

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Israel’s foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman’s proposal of several years ago, which he now has taken down from the attic and dusted it off, that some Arab towns and villages be handed over to a future Palestinian state in exchange for the Jewish towns and villages in Judea and Samaria – is not making him friends […]

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The digging on the part of CBC Anchor Evan Solomon – obviously one of us – into the fact that Canada is sending a Jew to represent her in a Middle East that so hates Jews – that made me cringe.
 

Posted on: January 10th, 2014

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Did you know Bercovici was Jewish? I was sure she was Italian…

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Caleb Jacoby
 

Posted on: January 10th, 2014

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Caleb Jacoby, the missing suburban Boston teenager, has been found and is safe!

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Posted on: January 9th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

Israel’s Tourism Ministry’s aggressive pitch to bring Christians to visit Israel has paid off with another record-breaking year for visitors, led by Americans and Russians who accounted for nearly 35 percent of tourists. Three-quarters of the tourists visited Jerusalem, and 68 percent arrived at the Western Wall, Israel’s most popular attraction. Only 28 percent of […]

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Posted on: January 9th, 2014

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The French government has won a last minute appeal on Thursday to France’s highest court, which reinstated a ban lifted hours before by a third court and decided that the French anti-Semitic comic Dieudonne M’bala M’bala cannot appear as scheduled in Nance. Interior Minister Manuel Valls appealed to the Council of State, France’s highest court […]

View of the Cave of the Patriarchs and Tel Rumeida neighborhood, where archaeologists have begun digging in hopes of finding remnants of King David's Palace.
 

Posted on: January 9th, 2014

News & ViewsArchaeology

'All the elders of Israel came to the king [David] to Hebron, and King David made a convenient with them in Hebron… In Hebron, he was king over Judea for seven years and six months…. (Samuel 2, Ch. 5).'

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Posted on: January 9th, 2014

News & ViewsMiddle EastIraq

At least 13 Iraqi soldiers and 18 Syrians, including woman and children, were killed Thursday in another round of the seemingly endless fighting in both countries. Iraq was supposed to be safe from democracy after the American invasion, but it has been neither safe nor democratic since then. Bombings by anti-government and Al Qaeda terrorists […]

 

Posted on: January 9th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

A court in France scrapped a municipal ban on a performance by the anti-Semitic comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala Thursday after he petitioned to negate the ruling by a court in Nantes. The judge rejected the argument made by Christian de Lavernée, a municipal administrator, who banned the show on grounds that it would create a […]

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Posted on: January 9th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

The medical condition of former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has deteriorated in the past few hours, but doctors at Tel HaShomer Hospital in Tel Aviv said Thursday evening. They described his condition for the first time as “mortal.” He has been in a coma for eight years, and his condition deteriorated sharply 10 days ago. […]

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