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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
Ex-Met Council Chief Rapfogel to Plead Guilty in Financial Scam

April 23, 2014 - 3:44 PM
 
Fatah Official’s Family Disowns Him over Censure of Murder of a Jew

April 23, 2014 - 3:30 PM
 
2 Tortured Bodies Found Dumped in Slaviansk, Ukraine

April 23, 2014 - 3:16 PM
 
Suffolk University Defends Honoring Foxman as Commencement Speaker

April 23, 2014 - 2:39 PM
 
Eyewitness Report from Ukraine: ‘You Can Feel the Tension in the Air’

April 23, 2014 - 1:32 PM
 
Common Blood Pressure Drug Prevents Post-TBI Epilepsy

April 23, 2014 - 12:46 PM
 
It’s Prom Time, and Abbas Must Choose a Dance Partner – Israel or Hamas

April 23, 2014 - 12:06 PM
 
Israeli-American Journalist Held Hostage in Ukraine

April 23, 2014 - 11:24 AM
 
Egypt Plays US off Russia, Gets Military Aid Back

April 23, 2014 - 11:18 AM
 
Shas Continues Petty Attacks Against Rav Amar for Control Over Sephardim

April 23, 2014 - 10:34 AM
 
More Jewish Sites Vandalized in Ukraine

April 22, 2014 - 9:53 PM
 
Syria to Hold Presidential Elections

April 22, 2014 - 9:25 PM
 
Egypt Signing Unprecedented $3 Billion MiG-35 Deal with Russia

April 22, 2014 - 8:44 PM
 
Missouri’s Jew-Hating Mayor Quits (Video)

April 22, 2014 - 8:00 PM
 
Jordan Summons Israeli Ambassador over Temple Mount Violence

April 22, 2014 - 6:28 PM
 
Archaeologists Find Ancient Chisel that May Have Helped Build Kotel

April 22, 2014 - 5:00 PM
 
IDF Announces Draft Notices to Christian Israelis

April 22, 2014 - 4:12 PM
 
Elite IDF Bedouin Trackers Eliminate Israel’s Northern Border Threats

April 22, 2014 - 3:55 PM
 
US Has Proof Syrian Gov’t Poisoned Civilians

April 22, 2014 - 3:00 PM
 
Gazan Rockets Pound Israeli Communities Over the Holiday

April 22, 2014 - 1:44 PM
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News Briefs
 

Polish AG Looking into Ritual Slaughter’s Constitutionality

Posted on: June 22nd, 2012

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Poland’s attorney general has asked the country’s Constitutional Court to investigate the constitutionality of ritual slaughter. Andrzej Seremet said that he believes the minister of agriculture, who allowed an exemption to Polish law to accommodate ritual slaughter, violated the constitution. Under Polish law, animals must be stunned before slaughter; the only exception is ritual slaughter. […]

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Hungarian Jews Feeling ‘Increasing Danger,’ Jewish Leader Reports

Posted on: June 22nd, 2012

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Hungarian Jews “feel increasing danger” in a country with a government that condones anti-Semitism, the president of Hungary’s Jewish community said. Peter Feldmajer, president of the Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities, made the remarks Tuesday at a conference on anti-Semitism in the European Parliament in Brussels. Though Hungarian government officials say they want to combat […]

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Latvian Minister Resigns in Protest of Holocaust Restitution to Jews

Posted on: June 22nd, 2012

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Latvian Justice Minister Gaidis Berzins has resigned in protest of plans to offer restitution for Jewish property seized after the Holocaust. Berzins, chair of the rightist All For Latvia-For Fatherland and Freedom Party, announced his resignation on Wednesday, the country’s news agency Leta reported. In 2006, the Latvian parliament blocked a bill proposing $55 million […]

 

Murdered Yemenite Jewish Leader Buried in Israel

Posted on: June 22nd, 2012

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The body of a Yemenite Jewish leader who was stabbed to death in an anti-Semitic attack was brought to Israel for burial. Aaron Joseph Zindani, 46, was stabbed in the neck and stomach in a market in the capital city of Sana’a in May. His Muslim assailant accused Zindani of casting a spell on and […]

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Deputy Prime Minister Shaul Mofaz.
 

Mofaz Reveals to Obama Reason for Wide Coalition: Revive 2-State Solution

Posted on: June 22nd, 2012

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Mofaz, the Kadima leader who is in Washington this week for his first round of meetings since joining his party to the government, had a surprise meeting Thursday with the U.S. president when Obama interrupted a scheduled meeting with Tom Donilon, the national security adviser.

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) met with Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara in Jerusalem.
 

Ivory Coast Head Wants Illegals Back, But Challenges the Numbers

Posted on: June 21st, 2012

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Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara said he intends to bring home Ivorian citizens who are living illegally in Israel. But following talks with Rivlin, Ouattara was unsure about Israel's estimate of the number of his brethren (2,000) living illegally within its borders.

Female Rabbi
 

Female Rabbis Make Less than Male Counterparts, But Some Fare Better

Posted on: June 21st, 2012

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Female Reform rabbis are paid less than their male counterparts, but it's a far cry from the normal disparities between U.S. male and female employees.

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Philanthropist Guma Aguiar Missing at Sea

Posted on: June 21st, 2012

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Guma Aguiar, a Florida businessman and philanthropist who has given millions to Jewish nonprofit organizations, is missing. Aguiar, the CEO of Leor Energy who lives in Fort Lauderdale, was last seen around 7:30 PM Tuesday. His 31-foot boat washed ashore in Fort Lauderdale early Wednesday morning, according to reports. A close friend of Aguiar, Rabbi […]

 

Citing ‘Love your Neighbor,’ JFNA Attacks Chief Rabbi

Posted on: June 21st, 2012

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The Jewish Federations of North America slammed Israeli Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar’s criticism of the Israeli government’s decision to pay the salaries of some non-Orthodox rabbis. “It is a fundamental Jewish virtue to ‘love your fellow as yourself.’ We condemn comments that disparage fellow Jews and, in particular, well-established branches of Judaism that represent 80 […]

The brand-new Victory Monument in Netanya
 

Vladimir Putin Coming to Netanya Monday

Posted on: June 21st, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, Israeli President Shimon Peres and Jewish leaders from around the world will unveil the brand-new ‘Victory Monument’ in Netanya, Israel this Monday, June 25.

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Lt. Gen. Gantz: ‘IDF Prepared to Respond to Any Threat, Any Time’

Posted on: June 20th, 2012

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IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz said that “over the past few days we have witnessed, and continue to witness, a series of attempts to harm the State of Israel. In the face of these threats stands a strong and powerful IDF, prepared to respond to any threat, at any time.” Gantz spoke […]

Rabbi Zalman Melamed, dean of the Beit El yeshiva, decided against a clash with Israel's government over the demolition of Ulpana Hill.
 

Ulpana Residents Surrender to Government Evacuation Order

Posted on: June 20th, 2012

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Over the past ten days government representatives have negotiated with Rabbi Zalman Melamed, dean of the Beit El yeshiva, a deal to build 300 housing units in exchange for the ones being evacuated.

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Tuesday night an Israeli police sapper photographed the scene of a Kassam rocket that hit a Border Guard base near kibbutz Yad Mordechay, causing injuries and damage.
 

Four ‘Iron Domes’ Positioned Near Border, IDF Attacks in Gaza

Posted on: June 20th, 2012

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

Following the incessant rocket firing on civilian centers in southern Israel, four Iron Dome batteries were positioned overnight alongside the Gaza strip border. The cities of Beer Sheva, Ashkelon and Ashdod are now better protected. Four Border Guard policemen were injured Tuesday from a Grad hit.

 

Mubarak on Life Support

Posted on: June 20th, 2012

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Doctors reportedly have put former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak on life support as turmoil once again threatens to sweep the country. The state news agency Mena said Mubarak was “clinically dead” when he arrived at the hospital and that doctors used a defibrillator on him several times. The initial report said the efforts were not […]

 

40 Rockets Fired at Israel, Policemen injured, Iron Dome Silent

Posted on: June 19th, 2012

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

Since the morning hours, at least 40 rockets and mortars have been fired from Gaza into south-western Israel. Several Israeli Border Policemen were injured Tuesday evening, one of them is in critical condition.

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Kosher Delight
 

Kosher Delight Has Slung Its Last Burger

Posted on: June 19th, 2012

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Since opening in 1984, the restaurant has been a fixture for any Jewish tourists visiting New York and almost every religious Jew in the city has eaten there at least once. The reason for closing appears to be a combination of landlord greed and too many health code violations.

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MK Katz: In Two Decades Secular Israelis Will Be the Minority

Posted on: June 19th, 2012

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Speaking at a discussion of the Knesset Education Committee on the changing status-quo of religious and ultra-Orthodox education, committee member and chairman of the National Union MK Ya’akov Katz (Ketzaleh) said: It’s all about the numbers. The change in the status-quo stems from demographic change. When I was in an officer training course 40 years […]

Alice Walker says "the United States and Israel are great terrorist organizations."
 

Alice Walker Kills Hebrew ‘Color Purple’ Deal Citing ‘Apartheid’

Posted on: June 19th, 2012

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The author of “The Color Purple,” refused to authorize a Hebrew translation of her prize-winning work, citing what she called Israel’s “apartheid state.” She added: "It is my hope that the non-violent BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) movement, of which I am part, will have enough of an impact on Israeli civilian society to change the situation."

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in a video message to AIPAC members.
 

Survey: Israelis Think Romney ‘Friendlier’ to Jewish State

Posted on: June 19th, 2012

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A survey on American-Israeli relations has concluded that Israelis consider Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to be more ‘friendly’ towards Israel than incumbent Barack Obama. Surprisingly, after almost four years in office, a full 49% of Israelis polled did not know or would not answer questions regarding Obama’s Israel agenda.

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Egyptian President-elect Mohamed Mursi
 

Muslim Brotherhood Candidate Wins Egyptian Presidential Elections

Posted on: June 18th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

If official results stand, Mursi will have won Egypt's first post-uprising elections with 51.89 per cent of the vote, succeeding toppled dictator Hosni Mubarak. The ruling military council will "hand over power" on 30 June.

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