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Rescue Plans Suspended in Talks of Baltimore Jewish Times Bankruptcy

Posted on: March 14th, 2012

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The Baltimore Sun reported that two competing plans to save the Baltimore Jewish Times’ publisher from bankruptcy are no longer pending, and negotiations resumed Tuesday with a key creditor, after a judge ok’ed an emergency cash infusion. According to Alter Communications Inc.’s attorney Alan M. Grochal, the two proposals before the bankruptcy court had falled […]

 

Those Sneaky Zionists

Posted on: March 13th, 2012

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Terrorist injures himself trying to attack Israel. Israel treats him in hospital.

 

232.2 Million Barrels Oil, 1.8 Trillion Cubic Feet Natural Gas in Israeli Off-Shore Sites

Posted on: March 13th, 2012

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Adira Energy Ltd. announced Tuesday that it has received  two independent resource reports with a best estimate regarding the potential yield of its two off shore drilling sites, nicknamed Gabriella and Yitzhak. The estimate is of 232.2 million barrels oil and 1.8 trillion cubic feet natural gas.

An "Iron Dome" missile defense system outside Ashkelon.
 

Riding High on the ‘Iron Dome,’ Rafael to Raise Half a Billion Shekels

Posted on: March 13th, 2012

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Advanced defense systems developer Rafael, maker of the "Dome," took less than half a day since the last siren warning of incoming missiles, to announce it is issuing 500 million shekel ($133 million) in privately traded stocks. While the US made Patriot surface to air missiles' success rate is lower than 50%, the Iron Dome's performance this past weekend reached upwards of 85%.

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Kissinger: Iran’s Pursuit of Nukes Indisputable

Posted on: March 13th, 2012

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Former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger said on Sunday that the US should premise its policy on Iran on the assumption that it is actively seeking to produce  nuclear weapons. “I am very uneasy with the so-called intelligence report that say we don’t know whether they are actually working on nuclear weapons,” Kissinger said […]

 

Arab Youths Confessed to Spraying ‘Death to Arabs’

Posted on: March 13th, 2012

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Two boys from the Arab village of Beit Zarzir were arrested and admitted that they had been the ones who sprayed swastikas and “Death to Arabs” on the walls of their school. They also said they broke the school warehouse and smashed windows. The two were released after interrogation house arrest. The school, which caters […]

Israeli army officer examine a wall of a kindergarten hit by Qassam rocket.
 

We Cease, They Fire

Posted on: March 13th, 2012

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Multiple rockets were shot, after a ceasefire had gone into effect Tuesday. Rockets landed at Eshkol, Ashkelon, and Sha'ar Ha'Negev. Still, the shooting has subsided significantly. Palestinians agreed to stop launching rockets at Israeli cities, Israel agreed to stop targeting terrorist leaders from the air. Israel released only a noncommittal confirmation, saying "Quiet will be met with quiet."

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Michigan Israel Business Bridge Creates Advisory Council

Posted on: March 13th, 2012

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Michigan Israel Business Bridge President Chuck Newman announced the members of the newly formed MIBB Advisory Council, which is composed of leaders from Michigan and Israel who serve as ambassadors and counselors for the organization. Mitechnews.com reports that the group was chosen for their ability to assist the MIBB in its mission to promote business […]

 

Bill to Impeach Obama for Bombing Syria without Congressional Authorization

Posted on: March 13th, 2012

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Drew Zahn of World News Daily reports that Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr., R-N.C., has introduced a resolution declaring that the president’s use of offensive military force  without Congressional authorization would be considered “an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor.” Jones cites Obama’s authorization of military force in Libya as an example for such unilateral action. […]

Tourists ride segways down the new promenade in Tel aviv.
 

All Time Record High for Israel Tourism in February

Posted on: March 13th, 2012

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The month of February 2012 has broken records in the tourism industry in Israel, with 232,000 visitor arrivals, 6% more than the same month last year, and an increase of 4% compared to February 2010, which marked the previous record. Out of 232,000 arrivals, 200,000 were tourist entries, another all-time record high.

Air Force chief Ido Nehushtan checking an unmanned aircraft. Jihadists say they won't cease fire until Israel stops targeted killings which often utilize drones.
 

IAF Kills 2 Jihadists East of Gaza City, Death Toll at 25, Efforts on the Way to Bring Calm

Posted on: March 12th, 2012

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Two Palestinians were killed Monday evening in an IAF strike east of Gaza City, bringing the death toll in Gaza to 25 since Friday. The IDF Spokesman reported that the IAF attacked a terrorist squad Monday night in northern Gaza, shortly before it was able to shoot a high trajectory, medium-range rocket toward Israeli territory.

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Palestinian mourners carry the body of Shalit's kidnapper, Raafat Abu Eid, member of the Islamic Jihad.
 

As Death Toll Reaches 23, Jihad, PRC ‘Will Not Accept’ Gaza Ceasefire

Posted on: March 12th, 2012

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While Israel and Hamas are preparing to negotiate a ceasefire through Egyptian mediation, Gaza militants are determined to carry on shelling civilian targets inside Israel, until the latter commits to stop killing terrorist leaders from the air.

 

China to Israel on Eve of Lieberman Visit: Lay off Gaza

Posted on: March 12th, 2012

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AFP reports that Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Liu Weimin told reporters at a regular briefing that “China is concerned about the escalation of the situation in Gaza.” “We call upon the Israeli side to stop air raids against Gaza. We hope the parties concerned can stop firing immediately in order to avoid casualties of innocent […]

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UC President Condemns On-Campus Anti-Israel Attacks

Posted on: March 12th, 2012

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UC President Mark G. Yudof released an open letter calling on UC students, faculty and staff members to “foster a climate of tolerance, civility and open-mindedness,” reports Angela Swartz of the California Aggie. Yudof specifically addressed recent anti-Israel incidents on UC campuses. He denounced students who heckled speakers at a UC Davis Feb. 27 event, […]

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‘Hamas Will not Give Up Armed Resistance’

Posted on: March 12th, 2012

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Hamas leader Osama Hamdan, the top representative of Hamas in Lebanon and a member of the organization’s politburo, told Quds Press in an interview on Sunday that Israel’s aggression serves a new practical proof on failure of the “peace process”. Hamdan suggested the aggression reflected an internal Israeli crisis and fear of the spirit of […]

 

Palestinians: Israeli Air Strikes Kill 3 in Gaza, Death Toll Reaches 20

Posted on: March 12th, 2012

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The Palestinian news agency Ma’an reports that Israeli air strikes on Sunday killed three people in the Gaza Strip, including a 12-year-old boy, as cross-border violence continued for a third day. Israeli warplanes also fired on the Zaytoun neighborhood of Gaza City, killing Ahmad Deib Salim, 24, a known terrorist. Ma’an also claims that a […]

A Migron settler signs the relocation agreement, March 11, 2012.
 

Migron Settlers Signed Evacuation Agreement ‘With a Gun to our Head’

Posted on: March 12th, 2012

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Some 13 years after its establishment, and six years after the court case on the settlement's legality began, all the residents of Migron, a large outposts in Judea and Samaria, arrived Sunday night at their local synagogue and signed an affidavit to be submitted to the court, committing to leave their homes voluntarily and without any forced eviction in three and a half years.

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Feisty Jewish Former Congressman Alan Grayson Runs Red Light, Injures Two

Posted on: March 12th, 2012

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The Jewish Congressman who became the darling of the left wing of the Democratic party but not so much with his district (he served only one term), who, in 2009, defined the Republican’s idea of health care plan as, "Don’t get sick, and if you do get sick, die quickly," may require some serious health care himself. Last Saturday he ran a red light with his car, smashed into a bus and injured two people.

 

Twitter Launches Hebrew Menus

Posted on: March 11th, 2012

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Twitter users who share short thoughts and follow their favorite Israelis in the Hebrew language can now enjoy a full range of services, thanks to Twitter’s new Hebrew menus.

 

1 Shekel Sells for a Million Dollars

Posted on: March 11th, 2012

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We knew the Israeli economy was in good shape, but this is ridiculous. Well, not if the shekel in question was minted just under 2000 years ago.  The ancient Jewish coin was sold for $1.1 million (a record) at the Heritage Auctions house in Manhattan. It’s a silver shekel from 66 AD, and was bought […]

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