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One of many similar violent Social Media messages allegedly sent by SFSU student and General Palestine Student Union president
 

SFSU Student Continued Posting Violent Threats Against IDF, Jews

Posted on: February 19th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

Knife-wielding and loving former SFSU student still wants to kill Jews, and is presumably still in Bay area

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Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Lieberman speaks at a meeting of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations,Tuesday.
 

Avigdor Lieberman Warns US Jews ‘You Are Facing a Catastrophe’

Posted on: February 19th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAssimilation

It is not an easy fact to swallow, but the real demographic problem for Jews is in the Diaspora and not in Israel.

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At least 19 policemen and protesters were killed as of midnight Tuesday in violent clashes in the Ukraine.
 

Ukraine Police Storm Protest Camp after 19 Killed in Clashes (Video)

Posted on: February 19th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobal

The United States and United Nations once again have showed their weakness and have failed to prevent violence in Ukraine.

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Rabbi Meir Schuster, z"l' dies Monday at the age of 71.
 

Rabbi Meir Schuster, the ‘Man of the Wall,’ Dies at Age 71

Posted on: February 18th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

One is remembered for his mitzvahs and good deeds, and Rabbi “Heritage House’ Schuster will be remembered forever.

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An ancient Torah scroll (illustrative).
 

Rabbi Finds 103 Torah Scrolls Stolen from Jews in Hungary

Posted on: February 18th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

A senior Hungarian rabbi said Tuesday he has found 103 Torah scrolls that were stolen from Hungarian Jews in World War II and hidden in a Russian library in Novgorod, east of Moscow. Russia has not decided what to do with the holy scrolls, which Unified Hungarian Jewish Congregation Chief Rabbi Shlomo Koves wants to […]

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Shneur Odze is running for the EU Parliament but has offended some men because he won't shakes hands with women.
 

Uproar over Jewish Candidate’s Refusal to Shake Hands with Women

Posted on: February 18th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

When a Muslim won’t look at a woman, it is called respect. When a Jew won’t shake her hand, it is called sexism.

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Two Mortar Shells Explode in Golan Heights after Netanyahu’s Visit

Posted on: February 18th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

Two mortar shells exploded in open areas in the central Golan Heights Tuesday afternoon, shortly after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his entourage left the area following a visit. No one was injured, and no damage was reported. It is not known if Syrian soldiers or rebels were the source of the mortar fire and […]

 

PA Pays Terrorists on Time but in Debt to Gas Stations

Posted on: February 18th, 2014

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Arab gas stations in Judea and Samaria have refused to fill tanks of Palestinian Authority security vehicles because of six months of unpaid bills, according to the Bethlehem-based Ma’an News Agency. The accumulated bill for unpaid fuel now stands at nearly $16 million, according to an official of the union of gas station owners, The […]

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Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon and Prime Minister Netanyahu during a visit on the Israeli-Syrian border Tuesday.
 

Netanyahu Visits Golan Heights and Says It ‘Divides Good from Bad’

Posted on: February 18th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

The Golan Heights “divides the good from the bad,” meaning Iran, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday during a visit to the region along with Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon and IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz. “On the day when talks between the major powers and Iran are being opened in Vienna, it is […]

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Bari Weizman, owner and content director of Hadar Magazine.
 

Jewish Fashion Magazine Targets Orthodox Women

Posted on: February 18th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

It could be Vogue or Elle. But it’s Hadar Magazine. In English, “hadar” means “glorious.”

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David Morris, the founder of Magen.
 

Beit Shemesh Agency Tackles Sexual Abuse One Case at a Time

Posted on: February 18th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

"In many cases, perpetrators are ‘shipped’ to different communities instead of being dealt with.”

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Aerial photograph of the 2300-year-old village discovered outside Jerusalem.
 

2,300-Year-Old Village Discovered Outside Jerusalem

Posted on: February 18th, 2014

News & ViewsArchaeology

The site reached the peak of its development in the Hellenistic period (3rd century BCE).

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Antisemitic Graffiti Painted on Toulouse Buildings

Posted on: February 18th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Swastikas and other hate graffiti were painted on buildings throughout the French city of Toulouse. Sunday night’s vandalism, which also included far-right symbols, struck an LBGT center, a university and cemetery, and the offices of left-wing candidates in elections next month, according to Radio France International. Police have not identified any suspects. The graffiti attacked […]

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Work with Kerry, Tim Kaine Tells Netanyahu

Posted on: February 18th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

The chairman of the U.S. Senate subcommittee on the Middle East urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cooperate with John Kerry in advancing Middle East peace. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) is touring the Middle East with Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), and met Sunday with Netanyahu and his defense minister, Moshe Yaalon. The senators also […]

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Facebook’s Sandberg Recalls BBYO Experience

Posted on: February 18th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, described how the Jewish youth movement BBYO helped to shape her. Sandberg, also the author of the best-seller “Lean In” on empowering women in the workplace, spoke in a video message to the annual BBYO conference in Dallas over the weekend. She said her experience in the organization […]

 

Argentine Jewish Delegation to Follow Pope’s to Middle East

Posted on: February 18th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobal

Jewish religious leaders are part of an Argentine delegation following the path that Pope Francis will take on his scheduled May visit to the Middle East. The 45-member delegation of businesspeople, politicians and interfaith leaders is leaving Argentina on Tuesday for its trip to Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Jordan. The group is scheduled to […]

 

Conversion Reform Bill Advances in Knesset

Posted on: February 18th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

A bill that would allow more rabbis to conduct conversions in Israel advanced in the Knesset. The coalition government-backed bill passed its first reading by a vote of 28 to 16 in the Knesset plenum on Monday night. Under the measure, as many as 30 courts made up of municipal rabbis would be allowed for […]

 

Cantor Compares Obama Iran Policy to Pre-WW2 Isolationism

Posted on: February 18th, 2014

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

Rep. Eric Cantor, the House majority leader, cited the lateness of American actions against the Nazis in critiquing President Obama’s foreign policy. In a speech Monday to the Virginia Military Institute, Cantor (R-Va.), who is Jewish, described leading a congressional delegation recently to Auschwitz to mark the 69th anniversary of the Nazi death camp’s liberation. […]

NY born Gershon Beskin, who was active in the Gilad Shalit negotiations, was picked by Hamas to deliver a message to Netanyahu about the organization's intentions.
 

Hamas PM Sent Secret Appeasement Message to Netanyahu

Posted on: February 18th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

The message was delivered by a NY born Israeli citizen named Gershon Beskin.

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On Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, Charlie White (center) and Meryl Davis (right) won the USA's first gold medal for ice dancing.
 

Jewish American Ice Dancer and Partner Win Gold at Sochi

Posted on: February 18th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

American Jew Charlie White is first American to win Olympic gold as part of an ice skating pair.

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