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All in the Family: BDS Protests Zabars; Carole Zabar Promotes BDS

April 20, 2014 - 11:09 PM
 
Prayer Request from HaRav Aharon Bina

April 20, 2014 - 5:39 PM
 
Bennett to Abbas: Go Ahead, Make My Day

April 20, 2014 - 4:46 PM
 
Arab Riots Forced Rabbi Meir Soloveichik, Family off Temple Mount

April 20, 2014 - 2:27 PM
 
Ukrainian Synagogue Firebombed (Video)

April 20, 2014 - 2:05 PM
 
Hikers Find Human Skull and Bones in Gush Etzion Cave

April 20, 2014 - 8:28 AM
 
U.S., Israel Teaming to Push Israel into Visa Waiver Program

April 18, 2014 - 5:25 PM
 
Report: Lebanese man admits to targeting Israelis in Thailand

April 18, 2014 - 5:22 PM
 
Syrian Jets Strike Targets on Ramat HaGolan

April 18, 2014 - 4:14 PM
 
Chelsea Clinton Pregnant with Non-Jewish Child

April 18, 2014 - 10:58 AM
 
Police Limit Arab Visitors to Temple Mount

April 18, 2014 - 10:18 AM
 
No Gov’t Majority for Pollard-Talks Deal

April 18, 2014 - 10:11 AM
 
Shas Party Appoints New Spiritual Leader

April 18, 2014 - 9:50 AM
 
‘Jews Must Register’ Flyer in Ukraine an Echo of Babi Yar

April 18, 2014 - 2:19 AM
 
Florida Teen Stabbed in High School Gym

April 17, 2014 - 9:31 PM
 
4 Wounded in Gush Etzion Road Terror Attack

April 17, 2014 - 1:01 PM
 
Arab Violence Closes Temple Mount to Visitors Again

April 17, 2014 - 12:26 PM
 
Jews Ordered to ‘Register’ in Donetsk, Ukraine

April 17, 2014 - 11:41 AM
 
Indyk Returns to Raise the Dead (Israel-PA Talks)

April 17, 2014 - 10:14 AM
 
Funeral of Baruch Mizrachi (Photo Essay)

April 16, 2014 - 11:39 PM
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The U.S. Navy variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft, conducts a test flight over the Chesapeake Bay.
 

First F-35 Stealth Fighter Planes to Arrive in Israel in 2015

Posted on: March 29th, 2012

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The first F-35 is expected to arrive in Israel in 2015, but Israeli pilots will be able to start training on it in the U.S. in 2014. A stealth fighter aircraft, produced by Lockheed Martin, the F-35 is considered to be the most advanced fighter aircraft to date.

 

Snubbing the US, Turkey, Iran, Set $30b Trade Target for 2015

Posted on: March 29th, 2012

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According to the Iranian news agency Mehr, Iranian First Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that the two countries had agreed to increase the volume of bilateral trade to 30 billion dollars within the next three years. The value of trade between Iran and Turkey surpassed […]

Palestinian journalists protested Wednesday in the city of Ramallah, demanding the release of Yousef al-Shayeb.
 

Journalists Protest Jailing of Reporter of Palestinian Corruption

Posted on: March 29th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Palestinian journalists protested Wednesday in the city of Ramallah, in Judea and Samaria, demanding that the Palestinian Authority release Yousef al-Shayeb, a reporter who was arrested two days earlier, following a complaint of slander and deformation filed by the Palestinian ambassador to France and his deputy and Foreign Minister.

 

Brandeis Students Disrupt Meeting with Israeli Lawmakers

Posted on: March 28th, 2012

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Brandeis University students disrupted a panel discussion at a Boston-area synagogue featuring Israeli lawmakers and Jewish community leaders. The students, members of the Brandeis Students for Justice in Palestine group, removed their shirts Monday night in Temple Emanuel in Newton, Mass., to uncover T-shirts that read “apartheid” in Hebrew. They also chanted “Free, free Palestine” […]

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New Kadima leader MK Shaul Mofaz.
 

Mofaz Wins Kadima Primary Polls by 62% to Livni’s 38%

Posted on: March 27th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Out of 95 thousand registered Kadima party members, only 40% voted by 10 p.m., when the polls closed. It was rumored that left-leaning Haim Ramon was planning to resign as Chair of the Kadima Council. Along with the Mofaz win, this may suggest that the party is moving to the right. It may also mean that Kadima could not be taken for granted as partnering with the left on issues such as religious vs. secular tensions.

Barack Obama with Mahmoud Abbas
 

Obama Off-the-Record: I Will Have Greater Flexibility on Foreign Policy After Presidential Election

Posted on: March 27th, 2012

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President Obama was unaware that he was within microphone range at the Seoul Nuclear Summit when he made the comments to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

 

Ecstasy, Hashish Seized in Gaza

Posted on: March 27th, 2012

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The Palestinian news agency Ma’an reported that Police in north Gaza on Monday detained a man in possession of Ecstasy and hashish. Jabalia police said they received a tip off that a man was picking up drugs from Rafah, a town on the Egyptian border, to sell. Police tracked the suspect and found 50 packets […]

Robot disables explosive device planted by terrorists outside Gaza.
 

IDF Sappers Disable Explosives Near Gaza Security Fence

Posted on: March 27th, 2012

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According to the IDF Spokesperson, sappers were called to disassemble an explosive device planted adjacent to the security fence outside the Gaza strip. “This incident proves, yet again, that terror organizations, headed by Hamas, use the area adjacent to the security fence in order to carry out terror attacks against Israeli citizens and IDF soldiers,” […]

 

Entire Family Incinerated in Rehovot Fire

Posted on: March 27th, 2012

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Less than two weeks before Passover, a terrible disaster destroyed an entire family in a fire that consumed a two-room housing unit in the town of Rehovot. Six members of the Shaer family died: the father Guy, 38, and five children, ages 18 months to 11. Fire officials said that when they arrived, they discovered […]

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Israel's gay pride parade passes in front of the Knesset. But Israeli gays are not "kosher" enough for some West Coast LGBT.
 

Seattle LGBT to Visiting Israeli Homosexuals: Gay Aveck!

Posted on: March 27th, 2012

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In the solidarity business, life can be unpredictable. Take, for instance, the story of the LGBT commission representing the gay community in Seattle, which this month canceled a Friday reception at City Hall for a visiting delegation of Israeli gay leaders. They argued that Israel was "pinkwashing" its treatment of the Palestinians by showing the world how fabulous they are on gay rights.

 

Toulouse Killer Visited Israel in 2010

Posted on: March 26th, 2012

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The Shin Bet, Israel’s domestic intelligence agency, has confirmed that Mohammed Merah, the man responsible for the murders of 7 people last week, visited Israel in 2010. According to a Shin Bet investigation, Merah entered Israel via the Allenby Bridge from Jordan, prior his travels to Afghanistan, in September 2010. The investigation also revealed that […]

 

Turkey Closes Embassy in Syria

Posted on: March 26th, 2012

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Turkey has closed its embassy in Syria because of what it says is a worsening security situation, as President Bashar al-Assad continue to bombard the city of Homs. Turkey informed its citizens last week that it was suspending all activities at its embassy in Damascus and called on them to return to Turkey. Turkey, a onetime ally […]

President Nicolas Sarkozy at the funeral of French paratroopers. The President granted a request for posthumous marriage by the girlfriend of one of the fallen.
 

Sarkozy Grants Merah’s Victim a Posthumous Wedding

Posted on: March 26th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

It may seem a bit macabre, but the terrible tale of multiple killings of innocents in Toulouse continues to yield messages of hope, peeking through the scenes of blood and gore. It began with the heartfelt plea for increased light that was issued by widow and grieving mother Chava (Eva) Sandler. Now the pregnant girlfriend of one of the Toulouse gunman's victims has said she will marry her murdered partner in a posthumous ceremony.

 

Survey: 48 Percent of Gazans Blame Hamas for Fuel Crisis

Posted on: March 26th, 2012

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The Palestinian news agency Ma’an reports that residents of the Gaza Strip mostly blame the Hamas government for their ongoing fuel crisis, according to a poll released on Saturday. According to a study conducted by the Arab World for Research & Development, 48 percent of Gazans hold Hamas responsible for the cutoff in fuel supplies […]

 

Israel, PA Coordinating Fuel Transfer to the Gaza Strip

Posted on: March 26th, 2012

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Israel has allowed a special transfer of fuel through the Kerem Shalom crossing, in order to accommodate the dire needs Palestinian civilians, according to the IDF Spokesperson’s office. Altogether, 10 tankers will move 112,500 gallons of diesel and gasoline to a power plant in Gaza. The fuel transfer will be carried out as quickly as […]

New Court Chief Justice (Asher Grunis, with retired Chief Beinish), old Court overreach.
 

High Court Rejects Migron Deal; Outpost Must Be Evacuated; Deputy Speaker Danon: ‘We Will Confirm Migron via Primary Legislation’

Posted on: March 25th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

The High Court on Sunday rejected the settlement deal between the State and the residents of the outpost Migron, allowing an extension of their evacuation date until August this year, and not next weekend, as was the original decision. But Deputy Knesset Speaker MK Danon threatens "If the court does not approve the Migron agreement, we will confirm it via primary legislation."

 

Iranian, Tajik, Pakistani, Afghan Presidents to Meet in Tajikistan

Posted on: March 25th, 2012

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The Iranian Mehr news agency reports that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has arrived in the Tajik capital of Dushanbe on Saturday to attend the ancient Persian New Year (Noruz) festivities, which are being held on Sunday. The occasion is celebrated in Iran, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Albania, Kyrgyzstan, India, Afghanistan, Macedonia, Azerbaijan, and Tajikistan. The presidents […]

 

Obama to Erdogan: There’s Still Time to Solve Iran Issue Diplomatically

Posted on: March 25th, 2012

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Reuters has reported that President Obama spoke with Turkish PM Erdogan Sunday morning, and told him that Iran still has time to solve the nuclear issue diplomatically, but that the window is closing. President Obama is currently in South Korea for a nuclear security conference in Seoul. He made a symbolic gesture by first visiting the De-Militarized […]

Students on the campus of Ariel University Center in Samaria. The institution will soon receive full state recognistion.
 

Lessons in Propaganda: Ha’aretz Bungles Numbers in Effort to Squash ‘Settler’ College

Posted on: March 25th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Anyone with a basic knowledge of third-grade math will raise an eyebrow at the mathematical gyrations displayed by the Israeli daily Ha'aretz regarding the efforts to block the certification of Ariel College, located east of the 67 armistice line, as a full-fledged university. The numbers in their report on academicians' objections to the new facility just don't jive.

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan
 

Farrakhan Tweets Retaliation for Slain Trayvon Martin

Posted on: March 25th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

As federal and local authorities investigate the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, and whether or not Florida's “stand your ground” law applied to the shooter, George Zimmerman (not Jewish), Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has been calling for "justice" in typically disturbing ways.

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