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NJ Derails Opening of Jewish Charter School

Posted on: July 19th, 2012

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A Hebrew charter school in Bergen County, N.J., will not open as expected because the state said it failed to provide some needed documents. Shalom Academy, according to a letter written Monday by Acting Education Commissioner Chris Cerf to the school’s founder, Raphael Bachrach, did not provide a certificate of occupancy for educational use and […]

 

Netanyahu on Bulgaria Bombing: ‘All Signs Point to Iran’

Posted on: July 19th, 2012

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The attack, which Israel’s government is blaming on Iran, comes on the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires that left 85 people dead. Israel, Argentina and many other governments blame Iranian agents for that incident; Tehran denies the allegations. “All signs point to Iran,” Israeli Prime Minister […]

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Similar Terror Attempt in January?

Posted on: July 19th, 2012

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Was there a similar terror attack attempt against Israeli tourists in Bulgaria, back in January?

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White House Statement on Bulgarian Terror Attack

Posted on: July 19th, 2012

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Statement by President Obama on the Terrorist Attack in Bulgaria: I strongly condemn today’s barbaric terrorist attack on Israelis in Bulgaria. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those killed and injured, and with the people of Israel, Bulgaria, and any other nation whose citizens were harmed in this awful event. These attacks […]

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First MADA Plane Lands in Burgas

Posted on: July 19th, 2012

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The first plane carry MADA (Magen David Adom) medical personnel just landed in Burgas, Bulgaria. A second plane is expected to land within a half an hour.

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300,000 Attend Funeral

Posted on: July 19th, 2012

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Police estimate that 300,000 people attended the funeral of  Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv  (102) on Wednesday.

 

Arab Attacks 60 Year Old Man at Abraham’s Well in Hebron

Posted on: July 18th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

A video uploaded to YouTube by English Spokesperson for Hebron David Wilder shows a stream of blood on the rocks of the Abraham's Well underground spring, following a near-fatal rock attack by a local Arab on a 60 year old Jewish man who came to immerse in the spring.

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UPDATE: Terror Attack Kills 7 Israeli Tourists In Bulgaria

Posted on: July 18th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

At least seven passengers were killed and 30 injured in an explosion on a tour bus carrying Israeli tourists in Bulgaria in an apparent terror attack.

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One World Trade Center
 

Nadler Hails 20-Year U.S. Govt. Lease at One World Trade Center

Posted on: July 18th, 2012

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Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) of Lower Manhattan welcomed the announcement that the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has signed a 20-year lease for 277,000 sq. feet of office space at One World Trade Center.

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Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv
 

Rabbi Elyashiv, 102, Passed Away

Posted on: July 18th, 2012

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There is great concern in Haredi circles following a severe deterioration in the condittion of Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, who has been hospitalized for the past six months in Shaarey Tzedek Hospital in Jerusalem.

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1 Day after Kochavi’s Prediction: Suicide Bomb Kills Assad’s #2 Man

Posted on: July 18th, 2012

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Syria's defense minister and several other government officials were killed or hurt by a suicide bomber in Damascus Wednesday, a day after Israel's Director of Military Intelligence Maj.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi had said that President Bashar al-Assad's days were numbered. Also killed in Wednesday's blast was Assad's brother-in-law, who was Syria's deputy defense minister. The bomber, who struck during a meeting of government and security heads, reportedly was a bodyguard.

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Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (L) at the Elkins Park, Pennsylvania event. Seated on the right is Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz (D-PA).
 

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Touts Obama’s Creds, Many Remain Unconvinced

Posted on: July 18th, 2012

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Schultz declared: “There is nothing, and I mean nothing, in the Republicans’ right wing social agenda that appeals to the American Jewish community.”

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Protesters hold a poster of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former CIA director James Woolsey, demanding the release of longtime prisoner Jonathan Pollard.
 

Pollard supporters call Clinton’s remarks a ‘slap in the face’

Posted on: July 18th, 2012

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Supporters of Jonathan Pollard called Hillary Clinton's remarks rejecting his possible clemency "a resounding slap in the face" to Israel's leaders and its people.

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Milton Gralla, 84, Philanthropist and Publisher

Posted on: July 18th, 2012

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Milton Gralla, a Jewish philanthropist and longtime publisher of business magazines, died in Boca Raton, Fla., on July 11. He was 84. As an active philanthropist for Jewish causes, Gralla and his wife, Shirley, helped support a number of initiatives at Brandeis University, including the Gralla Fellows Program for journalists, the Genesis program for high […]

Left-wing activists protest a decision by the Council for Higher Education in Judea and Samaria to grant full university status to the Ariel University Center.
 

Despite Fervent Objections by All Seven ‘Green Line’ Universities, Ariel U. Becomes a Reality

Posted on: July 18th, 2012

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The 11-2 vote came despite vehement opposition from the country's other seven universities.

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Ariel University Approved

Posted on: July 17th, 2012

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After years of dispute and roadblocks from within the Israeli academic system, on Tuesday the Ariel University Center was officially granted University status by the Council for Higher Education in Judea and Samaria. The Ariel University Center is now one of Israel’s eight universities. As a result it can now begin to officially receive money […]

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Excerpt of Letter From Prime Minister Netanyahu to Shaul Mofaz

Posted on: July 17th, 2012

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Following is an excerpt from the letter that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent to Shaul Mofaz on Tuesday: “I regret your decision to give up on an opportunity to make an historic change. After 64 years, we were very close to a substantial change in the division of the burden. I gave you a proposal […]

Kadima chairman Shaul Mofaz met with Haredi students at Beit Ariel Yeshiva in Jerusalem. last week, to discuss his proposed "equal share of the burden."
 

70 days Later – Mofaz, Kadima, Quit Netanyahu’s Government over Haredi Draft

Posted on: July 17th, 2012

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Following the collapse of negotiations over a new conscription law, Kadima chairman Shaul Mofaz decided to quit Netanyahu's coalition, leaving the premier once again with only 66 MKs. Mofaz told a Kadima faction emergency session: "It is with great sorrow that I say that there is no escape from taking a decision on quitting the government." Mofaz explained: "I went in on a principle, and when that failed, we must quit."

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President Obama on WJLA-TV Sunday
 

Obama Says He Failed to Push Mid East Peace, Vows to Do Better in 2nd Term

Posted on: July 17th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

"I have not been able to move the peace process forward in the Middle East the way I wanted," he told WJLA-TV, the ABC affiliate in Washington on Sunday, in response to a question on whether there was "anything you believe you failed at, not because Congress wouldn't play ball, but that rests squarely on your shoulders and has you desperate to get that second term to atone for it?"

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Gadhafi’s Mother Was Jewish, his Protocol Chief Says

Posted on: July 17th, 2012

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Muammar Gadhafi’s mother was Jewish, the late Libyan leader’s chief of protocol Nuri al-Samara told Al-Hayat. Last year, a 76-year-old Jewish resident of Netanya told Maariv that Gadhafi was her cousin. “My grandmother converted to Islam but never forgot her roots,” Gita Boaron told Maariv at the time. “She would come to visit us, give […]

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