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Presidents Conference Leaders, URJ Join Pollard Plea

Posted on: April 12th, 2012

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Top U.S. Jewish organizations joined the call on President Obama to release Jonathan Pollard because of his reported illness. “A few months ago we visited Jonathan Pollard in prison and came away concerned about his health and the medical challenges he faced,” said a letter sent this week to Obama from Richard Stone, the chairman […]

 

Congressmen Threaten PA Aid over Helen Thomas Award

Posted on: April 12th, 2012

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In a letter to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, two congressmen said a medal awarded to veteran journalist Helen Thomas could hurt U.S. assistance to the PA. Reps. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), the chairman of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia, and Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) in their April […]

Mel Gibson's "Maccabees" was supposed to be "Braveheart" about Jews. If only he liked us…
 

This Just In: Warner’s ‘Maccabees’ Suspended, Mel Gibson Stil Hates Jews

Posted on: April 12th, 2012

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In an explosive letter, Hollywood screenwriter Joe Eszterhas ("Basic Instinct," "Jagged Edge") writes Mel Gibson, Joe is accusing Mel of “hating Jews” and of using him to deflect his anti-Semitic reputation. Eszterhas wrote that Gibson, the director of a sadomasochistic flick about how the Jews killed you-know-who, never actually intended to make the movie about Jewish heroism, titled “The Maccabees.”

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Judge Margaret Marrinan and the Ramsey County courthouse.
 

Judge Throws Out Suit Calling on Minnesota to Divest its Israeli Bonds

Posted on: April 11th, 2012

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Judge Margaret Marrinan dismissed a lawsuit looking to force the state of Minnesota to sell the $18 million in Israeli bonds which is held in its portfolio. The Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota published this understatement: "Divesting from the State of Israel, the only true democracy in the Middle East, one of our nation’s strongest allies, and an important trading partner for the State of Minnesota, is wrong."

 

French Resistance Leader Raymond Aubrac Dies at 97

Posted on: April 11th, 2012

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Raymond Aubrac, whose parents were sent to Auschwitz, and his wife, were the most celebrated couple of the French resistance, fierce underground fighters against German occupation. Aubrac’s pregnant wife Lucie famously led a daring commando raid to rescue him from the Nazis. AFP reports that President Nicolas Sarkozy paid homage to “a heroic Resistance figure” […]

A Palestinian man walking behind two IDF soldiers at a crossing.
 

IDF Captures Terrorist Armed with Seven Explosives

Posted on: April 11th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

IDF Soldiers and Military Police on Wednesday arrested a Palestinian armed with seven explosives at the Beka'ot crossing in the Jordan River Valley. The terrorist appeared suspicious and while searching him the soldiers discovered three knives and bullets, as well as the explosives. The terrorist was taken for further investigation by security forces.

 

With Toughest Counter-Terrorism Laws on the Books, French Add Restrictions

Posted on: April 11th, 2012

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Just ahead of France’s presidential and legislative elections, the conservative French government Wednesday unveiled new counter-terrorism measures intended to restrain visits to extremist websites and travel to weapons-training camps abroad. The new measures will be presented to Parliament in the coming days, and may face resistance from the Socialists, who suggest France already has enough […]

LA resident Michael Carreon doing the Heil thing during an official City Hall meeting..
 

Are You Allowed to Cry ‘Heil Hitler’ in a Crowded City Hall?

Posted on: April 11th, 2012

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It started when Michael Carreon, a resident of Los Angeles’ 14th council district, objected to the rules of decorum at a City Council meeting on Tuesday. "I'm upset, so I guess I'll just salute you," he said, raised one hand in the air in a Nazi salute, and shouted: "Heil Hitler."

 

Chai’s Rabbi Metzger Pays $40 Million for Midtown Building Shared with Lubavitch

Posted on: April 11th, 2012

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The NY Post reported that Rabbi Joshua Metzger has signed a contract to pay $40 million for the 12-story, 60,000-square-foot building at 509 Fifth Ave., in the middle of the block between East 42nd and 43rd streets, which is occupied by Metzger’s nonprofit Chai Foundation and Chabad Lubavitch of Midtown. According to the Post, the […]

 

New Legislation Will Protect Stratford Mezuzah Lady

Posted on: April 11th, 2012

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Connecticut Senate Majority Leader Martin M. Looney, D-New Haven, announced Tuesday that in order to avoid a repeat of what Barbara Cadranel had to endure, he has proposed legislation that would prevent condominium associations from demanding that residents remove religious symbols from their front-door areas. Cadranel was threatened with a fine of $50 a day […]

 

Kiev Attack Victim to Be Treated in Israel

Posted on: April 11th, 2012

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Aharon Alexander Gorshonov, 25, the Jewish man who was attacked after he had left a seder at a synagogue in Kiev, will be flown to Israel for treatment. Gorshonov was found on Sunday night in an area near the synagogue where attacks by neo-Nazi groups have occurred in the past, nearly a full day after […]

 

Santorum Quits

Posted on: April 11th, 2012

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Former Senator Rick Santorum, who was trailing Candidate Mitt Romney in delegates and had very little hope of catching up to him in the race for the GOP nomination, announced Tuesday that he was quitting. This is a victory to the Republican establishment, as Santorum represented the conservative—some say principled—wing of the party. “We made […]

$1.4 billion Conduit founder and CEO Ronen Shilo.
 

With JP Morgan Purchase, Conduit Becomes Israel’s First Billion Dollar Internet Company

Posted on: April 10th, 2012

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JP Morgan acquired a $100 million stake in Conduit from investor Yozma fund at a $1.4 billion valuation. Conduit’s cash cow is its toolbar, which the company says has been used by more than 200,000 sites, including MLB.com and Miniclip, to reach 250 million users.

Egyptian forces are moving into the Sinai.
 

Egypt Sending 2,000 officers into the Sinai, Well Above Treaty Limits, to Fight Rampant Terrorism

Posted on: April 10th, 2012

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Egyptian Maj.-Gen. Ahmad Jamal said that Egypt's Interior Ministry decided to send 2,000 officers and soldiers from the Special Forces to the north of Sinai, in order to increase security control of the area. He said the ministry has already sent 150 officers and the rest will be sent soon. The main reason for sending them is to implement security plans, especially plans to protect the natural gas line.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad no doubt was assisted in busting the Zionist terrorists by his anti-Zionist allies.
 

Iran Busts ‘Major Israeli Terrorist Network’

Posted on: April 10th, 2012

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Iran has announced that "key members of an Israeli terrorist network have been identified and arrested." Apparently, Iranian intelligence forces, carrying out a series of sophisticated operations in a number of central and border provinces of Iran, managed to identify "a major Zionist network of terror and sabotage" and on Monday arrested "a number of criminal terrorists and mercenaries affiliated with the network."

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Dior’s Galliano Finally Replaced After Anti-Semitic Disgrace

Posted on: April 10th, 2012

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Disgraced designer John Galliano has finally been replaced as creative director of French fashion house Christian Dior, more than a year after his racist and anti-Semitic drunk tirade in a Paris bar had been captured on video. Galliano was arrested in February, 2011, and shortly thereafter lost his job. He was charged with uttering “public […]

 

Jewish Man Attacked after Seder in Kiev

Posted on: April 10th, 2012

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A Jewish man was attacked after he left a seder at a synagogue in Kiev. The man, 25, was found on Sunday night, nearly a full day after the attack, with serious head injuries believed to have been inflicted by glass bottles. He is in critical condition in a Kiev hospital. He also had bruises […]

UNT students playing video game in school library. Because we couldn't find pictures of the now cancelled Hebrew classes.
 

No More Hebrew Classes in North Texas University, Registrar Glitch Blamed

Posted on: April 10th, 2012

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For the past 10 years, UNT has been the only university in the North Texas area where students could study Hebrew outside of seminary. But, according to NTDaily.com, after many years of low enrollment, the program is being eliminated. Ruth Precker, the adjunct professor hired in 2002 to teach Hebrew, believes the program’s recent low enrollment is due to issues with the registrar – there was a glitch!

President Shimon Peres and President Barack Obama in Washington last week.
 

Obama to Pollard, Peres, Knesset: Drop Dead

Posted on: April 10th, 2012

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The White House on Monday rejected an emotional appeal by Israel's President Shimon Peres to commute convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard's life sentence. Peres based his appeal on Pollard's fast deteriorating health, after Peres' recent conversation with Pollard's wife Esther. Peres' appeal came after he had received a petition signed by 80 MKs, urging Obama to release Pollard.

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Syrian Army Ignoring Ceasefire, Continuing to Massacre Civilians in ‘Rebel’ Areas

Posted on: April 10th, 2012

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Prospects for a cease-fire in Syria appear low, as Syria’s conflict has been spilling over into Turkey and Lebanon, with government forces continuing to battle rebel fighters. According to reports, on Monday another 160 people were killed in Syria, as President Bashar Assad’s military continued to shell buildings and to shoot at civilians in “rebellious” […]

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