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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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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Jerusalem. July 16, 2012.
 

Clinton Says US Commitment to Israel ‘Rock Solid,’ Wants Support for Palestinian Authority

Posted on: July 17th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

In meetings Monday with Israeli leaders, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called on them to take steps to strengthen the Palestinian Authority. According to a news report, Clinton has received a promise from President Morsi that he would not end the closure of the Gaza Strip. Clinton reiterated that the U.S. "commitment to Israel is rock solid. By strengthening Israel's security we are strengthening U.S. security."

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Hillary Clinton in Jerusalem
 

Hillary Clinton: Jonathan Pollard Will Not Go Free

Posted on: July 17th, 2012

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Hillary Clinton: He was sentenced to life in prison. He is serving that sentence, and I do not have any expectation that that is going to change.

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Thousands Protesting Against Draft

Posted on: July 16th, 2012

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Thousands of Ultra-Orthodox adults and young children are protesting against the universal draft in Kikar Shabbat in Jerusalem. The adults have handcuffed all the children together as part of their protest. United Torah Judaism and Shas have renounced  the demonstration and passed the message to Prime Minister Netanyahu.

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Mosque’s Loud Prayer Generates Mega-Decibel ‘Battle of the Bands’

Posted on: July 16th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

A Jerusalem neighbprhood decided to play very loud music, in defiance of the volume and disturbance of the sound of the muezzin at the nearby mosque,

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Suburban Philly Temple to Feature GOP Speaker after Wasserman Schultz

Posted on: July 16th, 2012

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A Philadelphia-area Reform temple will feature a Republican speaker to balance an appearance by U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) is set to speak Monday at the Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park, Pa., on behalf of President Obama. The synagogue’s senior rabbi, Lance Sussman, […]

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The World Is Aghast as 500 Jewish Families Are Promised Homes

Posted on: July 16th, 2012

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The AP has apparently caught the Israeli government red handed on the eve of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to the Jewish state.

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Clinton meeting with Flat6Labs, which fosters and invests in Egyptian technology startups.
 

Anti-Islamist Protesters Pelt Hillary’s Motorcade with Tomatoes, Shoes

Posted on: July 16th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

As U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's armored car motorcade was riding through the Egyptian port city of Alexandria where she had given a speech on democratic rights, a tomato hit an accompanying Egyptian official in the face, and shoes and a water bottle were thrown at Hillary's car. Clinton herself was not hit, but she may have been able to hear the taunts of "Monica, Monica" which the protesters were chanting. Protesters in Cairo and Alexandria accused Clinton of cutting a deal with the Muslim Brotherhood, at the expense of Egyptian liberals and non-Islamists.

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Poland's President Lech Kaczynski (R) in the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial.
 

Righteous Gentiles Honored in Warsaw, But Poland’s Record Remains Abysmal

Posted on: July 16th, 2012

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Unfortunately, as highly as Jews praise the sacrifices made by brave Poles, it is difficult to overlook Poland's abysmal record in caring for its Jewish citizens.

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Politicians Talk About the Universal Draft

Posted on: July 15th, 2012

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Chief Rabbi Amar and President Peres met today and discussed the draft issue. They concluded that the debate must continue, but without extremism from any side. Peres restated that everyone must bear the burden. Prime Minister Netanyahu announced at the weekly cabinet meeting that drafting every 18 year old makes for a good headline, but […]

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Massive Fire Near Jerusalem

Posted on: July 15th, 2012

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A fire in Ein Hemed has spread to Mevaseret Zion just outside Jerusalem. 21 firefighting squads and six airplanes are fighting the fire.

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Chancellor Angela Merkel
 

Chancellor Merkel Pledges to Keep Circumcision Legal

Posted on: July 15th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

After what German diplomats have described as a "disastrous" damage to Germany's image abroad, especially in light of its Nazi past, it appears that Berlin has finally gotten the message.

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A man set himself on fire at the end of social justice march in Tel Aviv.
 

Psychiatrist: Man Who Set Himself on Fire at Tel-Aviv Rally Attempted Suicide in 2005

Posted on: July 15th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

While it is true that Silman had been treated quite heartlessly by the authorities, it is also clear that his case is by no means typical.

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Florida State House Candidate Apologizes to the ADL

Posted on: July 15th, 2012

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A son of Holocaust survivors, who is running for reelection in the Florida statehouse, has apologized to the Anti-Defamation League after labeling the group “despicable.” The ADL had criticized Sheldon Lisbon after he sent out an email to supporters in June with the subject line, “A vote for Shelly Lisbon is a vote for the […]

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UC-Berkeley Jewish Students File Civil Rights Complaint

Posted on: July 15th, 2012

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Attorneys for two Jewish UC-Berkeley graduate students alleging verbal and physical assault by Muslim students have filed a federal civil rights complaint against the university. The federal complaint alleged that “Jewish students have been subjected to a pervasive hostile environment and that the university has failed to take effective measure to cure the situation,” according […]

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Ismail Haniyeh during a speech in Gaza City.
 

Hamas: Morsi Will Protect Gaza from Israel

Posted on: July 14th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

The head of Hamas in Gaza said Egypt's new president would shield Gaza from attacks by Israel and would lift the blockade.

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
 

Clinton Meets Morsi, Urges Egyptian Control over Hamas

Posted on: July 14th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

An anonymous U.S. official has said that, in addition to stable relations with Israel, “the U.S. is expecting Egypt to use the good ties that link the Muslim Brotherhood with the Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip to curtail any plans that Hamas might have towards escalation with Israel." The U.S. is also expecting President Morsi's Egypt to remain committed to its traditional policy of limited engagement with Iran.

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New Oversite for State’s Prosecutor

Posted on: July 13th, 2012

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Yehuda Weinstein, the government’s legal adviser announced Friday that a new government body will be established in October to oversee and review the actions and decisions of the State’s prosecutor office. According the report in Makor Rishon, the new office will review the transparency and ethics of the State’s prosecutor.  

 

IDF Kills Gaza Terrorist

Posted on: July 13th, 2012

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On Friday, an armed terrorist inside Gaza fired on Israeli troops at the border fence. IDF soldiers shot back, killing the terrorist. No Israeli troops were injured.  

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