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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the 67th United Nations General Assembly in New York.
 

Despite Ridicule from the Left, Bibi’s Message on Iran Is Being Heard

Posted on: September 29th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

Three leaders: President Obama, Secretary Clinton and Canadian Prime Minister Harper by the end of last week expressed both in words and deeds a commitment to the elimination of Iran's nuclear program. Interestingly, the one whose action Friday will probably have the most profound influence on the future of Iran was Hillary Clinton, who has unleashed an old, aggressive enemy against the Mullahs' state. It may only be a matter of time before other Western powers will internalize Bibi's message.

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Religious Passengers Stranded at Ben-Gurion Over Shabbat

Posted on: September 29th, 2012

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Chadarei Chaderim reports: US Airways flight number 796 from Philadelphia, landed at 4:00 on Friday afternoon, instead of the expected 2:15 PM. The doors to the plane only opened at the terminal at 5:20 PM, and passengers arrived at the passport control at 5:30. Rav Yochanan Chayat, the El Al rabbi was called, and he […]

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Israel Listed as Second Most Educated in the World

Posted on: September 29th, 2012

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24/7 Wall Street listed Israel as the second most educated country in the world, following Canada. The list is as follows: Canada Israel Japan United States New Zealand South Korea United Kingdom Finland Australia Ireland Read more: http://247wallst.com/2012/09/21/the-most-educated-countries-in-the-world/

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Palestinians Protest Spanish Soccer Team Honoring Former Hostage Shalit

Posted on: September 29th, 2012

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Palestinian groups are calling on Arab sports and soccer unions to protest a Spanish soccer club’s invitation to former Israeli captive Gilad Shalit. The Catalan soccer team has invited Shalit as a guest of honor to its Oct. 7 Super Clasico match against Real Madrid. Shalit, who was held hostage for several years by Palestinian […]

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Pouty Egyptian free speech sprayer Mona Eltahawy moments before getting arrested.
 

Egyptian Reporter Defaces Subway ‘Anti-Savage’ Ad, Sprays an Opponent, Gets Arrested (Video)

Posted on: September 28th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

Eltahawy was arrested Wednesday evening, September 26, in a New York City subway station because she insisted free speech included her right to deface an ad espousing a message with which she disagreed -- Pamela Geller's anti-Jihad ad. She also insisted her free speech right extended to spraying toxic paint on a woman, Pamela Hall, who tried to interfere with Eltahawy's efforts to deface Geller's ad. And then Eltahawy blamed Hall for interfering with her free speech rights and accused the arresting police officers of interfering with her "non-violent" protest, thereby engaging in anti-democratic activity.

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Netanyahu displaying the 3 stages of Iran's nuclear program at the U.N. Thursday.
 

Netanyahu Warns the World: A Nuclear Iran Is like a Nuclear Al Qaeda

Posted on: September 27th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

"I ask, given this record of Iranian aggression without nuclear weapons, just imagine Iranian aggression with nuclear weapons," Netanyahu said to the assembly.

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Abbas at the U.N.
 

Abbas Blasts Israel as ‘Racist’ at UN Speech, Downplays Statehood Bid

Posted on: September 27th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Describing what he said were "racist" attacks by settlers on Palestinians in collusion with the Israeli government, Abbas told the General Assembly on Thursday that he has reached the conclusion "that the Israeli government rejects the two-state solution." He said, however, that Palestinians remain ready to negotiate a two-state solution. "We do not seek to delegitimize an existing state, that is, Israel," Abbas said.

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For eight years, the bridge leading up to Temple Mount was in danger of collapsing.
 

Arab Temple Mount Keepers Accuse Israel of Plot to Replace Mosques with… Ladies Synagogue

Posted on: September 27th, 2012

News & ViewsArchaeology

The aim of the Israelis, according to this group, is to transform these areas into segregated prayer enclosures and synagogues for Jewish women.

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Alabama Man Indicted For Threatening to Kill Obama

Posted on: September 27th, 2012

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A Birmingham, Alabama man was indicted Wednesday for posting threats to the life of President Barack Obama on Twitter.

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German Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger initiated pro-circumcision legislation.
 

Germany Initiating Pro-Circumcision Legislation

Posted on: September 27th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

A spokesman for German Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger said his office is working on an outline for new legislation that will permit circumcision of minor males after a controversial court decision in the summer that criminalized the rite.

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Rep. Henry Waxman (D Ca., on right) with PM Netanyahu and Senator Carl Levin (D Mi., on left).
 

Jewish House Dems Support Obama’s Refusal to Meet Netanyahu, Warn Bibi to Cool It

Posted on: September 27th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

California representative Henry Waxman blamed PM Netanyahu for negative press Obama sustained as a result of his refusal to rearrange his schedule to meet with the Israeli leader during the recent UN General Assembly convention in New York. Massachusetts representative Barney Frank said the fallout over the meeting indicates that “Maybe Netanyahu’s for Romney. And he’s making a mistake if he is.”

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Statement from PM Netanyahu on the Eve of his UN Speech

Posted on: September 27th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

“Citizens of Israel, Tonight, I am leaving for New York to represent the State of Israel at the United Nations. On the issue of Iran, we are all in agreement on the goal of preventing Iran from achieving nuclear weapons. On the day when we pray to be inscribed in the Book of Life, a […]

 

Baltimore Sun Features Sports Fans’ High Holidays Dilemma

Posted on: September 27th, 2012

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An article in the Baltimore Sun featured the conflict fans of the Baltimore Orioles have with the yearly Yom Kippur observance, showcasing how lovers of baseball keep their finger on the pulse of sports as the Day of Atonement takes place.

 

Jewish Cemetery South of Prague Vandalized

Posted on: September 27th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

The Jewish cemetery south of Prague has been vandalized, with over 26 tombstones being knocked over, according to Czech police.

 

Clinton Asking Egypt’s Morsi to Improve Ties with Israel

Posted on: September 27th, 2012

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asked Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to improve ties with Israel. Clinton made the request during a meeting Monday with Morsi in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. Morsi reportedly told Clinton that Egypt intends to uphold the 1979 peace treaty between Israel and Egypt, […]

 

Obama tells UN a Nuclear Iran Threatens Israel’s Existence

Posted on: September 27th, 2012

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President Obama told the United Nations that “containment” of a nuclear Iran is not an option and it would pose an existential threat to Israel. “Make no mistake, a nuclear-armed Iran is not a challenge that can be contained,” Obama said in his address to the General Assembly in New York on Tuesday morning. “It […]

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Prof. Alan Dershowitz
 

Abbas Endorses Dershowitz’s Settlement Freeze Offer – Someone Should Tell the Settlers

Posted on: September 26th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Abbas and his senior negotiator, Saeb Erekat, reacted with keen interest to a proposal that Dershowitz first made in January.

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Syrian Rocket Hits Israel on Yom Kippur

Posted on: September 26th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

A Syrian rocket, launched between the Syrian army and the Syrian rebels ended up hitting the Israeli side of the Golan Heights on Wednesday afternoon. There were no injuries or damage from the strike. On Tuesday, a number of mortars hit the Israeli side of the Golan Heights, also from fighting between the Syrian army […]

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Five Pairs of Brothers and Sisters Make Aliyah and Enlist in the Army Together

Posted on: September 25th, 2012

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

Every year, young soldiers from overseas are enlisted into the Israeli Defense Forces through the Garin Tzabar program. The distance from their families and friends combined with the acclimation to their new country makes their service especially challenging. This year, however, at least for five pairs of brothers from the United States and Australia, the experience should be somewhat less difficult.

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Many Gazans Less Than Peachy About Fruit Import Ban

Posted on: September 25th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

With the exception of bananas and apples, fruit will no longer be brought from Israel to Gaza is, according to the Agriculture Ministry on Monday.

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