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Posted on: September 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Pope Francis in a meeting with Jewish leaders sent Rosh Hashanah greetings to Jews worldwide and expressed “concern” at the ban on kosher slaughter in Poland. At an audience Monday at the Vatican with World Jewish Congress heads, the pope said he was directing a cardinal to investigate the situation in Poland, where a ban […]

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Abbas dumps on Obama for wanting to strike Assad's regime, In picture: Abbas with his friend President Obama in Ramallah in 2008
 

Posted on: September 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

The closer the Palestinian Authority gets to become a country, the more it spits in the face of those who feed it. Abbas says Obama should stay out of Syria; PA media blame Obama for the civil war and 9/11.

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Population
 

Posted on: September 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

On the eve of Rosh Hashana 5774, the population of the State of Israel stands at 8.081 million people.

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Posted on: September 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The 6th Sydney, Australia Jewish Writers’ Festival that ended on Sunday was a great success, J-Wire reports. Traditionally, the SJWF has been a biennial event but following the success of the 2012 festival, it was decided to hold a smaller-scale event this year. “The response to our festival events this year has been far from […]

 

Posted on: September 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

A French imam known for promoting Jewish-Muslim relations said he was physically assaulted in Tunisia by a man who called him a “Zionist.” The attacker of Hassen Chalghoumi, the imam of Drancy near Paris, punched him in the chest and shoved him to the ground on Sunday near Hotel Gammarth near Tunis, the capital of […]

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Posted on: September 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, former Chief Sephardic Rabbi and the spiritual leader of the Shas Sephardi party, is in the Intensive Care Unit of Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital, where he is being treated for an infection. He is conscious but is breathing with the help of a respirator. “Rav Ovadia,” as he is popularly known, had […]

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Posted on: September 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Palestinian Authority security forces were forced to flee from gunmen early Monday during an attempt to arrest them, according to the Bethlehem-based Ma’an News Agency. PA soldiers, officially called “policemen,” raided a village in northeast Samaria to carry out arrests but were forced to withdraw under a hail of Molotov cocktails. The security forces  returned later […]

Kol Israel is about to be shut down and re-started.
 

Posted on: September 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

The last Communications Minister destroyed the mobile oligarchy that emptied the public’s pockets. The new minister is determined to break the left-wing control of public radio that gags nationalists.

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Posted on: September 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

The Arab League, split on whether to back U.S. intervention in Syria, has categorically denied reports that its member states will give the United States air cover in the event of a military attack on the Assad regime. It told the United Nations is backs “deterrence” but avoided using the word “intervention,” despite Saudi Arabia’s […]

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Posted on: September 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Terrorists from Hamas-controlled Gaza set off the second bomb in four days Morning in an attempt to blow up an Israeli army vehicle. The powerful bomb exploded near the army vehicle without causing any damage or injuries. An IDF bulldozer plowed the area and uncovered another explosive device that was to be set off by […]

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Posted on: September 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle East

The United States has sent its nuclear-powered Nimitz aircraft carrier to the Red Sea to support a possible attack on Syria, Defense Dept. officials said. The presence of the ship and other destroyers and a cruiser are meant to be a show of force at this time. “We try to reduce the physics of time […]

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Posted on: September 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Approximately 90 percent of the $10 million in funding for non-profit organizations announced by the Department of Homeland Security to help nonprofit organizations protect themselves from terrorism went to Jewish institutions this year. The total amount of grants, announced Aug. 29, is slightly up from last year’s $9.7 million, while the total Preparedness Grant Program […]

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A Palestinian tunnel worker lights a cigarette for his colleague inside a smuggling tunnel dug beneath the Gaza-Egypt border in the southern Gaza Strip on August 27, 2013. Egyptian security forces have stepped up a crackdown campaign on smuggling tunnels as part of the establishment of a no man's land along the border.
 

Posted on: September 1st, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

The Egyptian army gives residents a short time to gather their belongings, and down come the buildings.

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Palestinian Caretaker Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah says September could bring yet another release of Palestinian prisoners, but they are not expected to be "heavyweights."
 

Posted on: September 1st, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Hamdallah also called on the international community to push for an independent state based on the 1967 borders.

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Posted on: September 1st, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

On Sunday, Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis was appointed as the United Kingdom’s new chief rabbi. Rabbi Mirvis is the Britain’s 11th chief rabbi. Besides being a congregational rabbi, Rabbi Mirvis previously served as the chief rabbi of Ireland from 1985 to 1992. Rabbi Mirvis was born in South Africa in 1956. He moved to Israel in […]

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Posted on: September 1st, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Bayit Yehudi announced that NIS 65 million of government funding earmarked for Hesder and Haredi Yeshivas will be transferred before Rosh Hashanah. The money was supposed to have been transferred a while ago, but Yair Lapid’s Finance Ministry has been holding up the transfer after they realized that Haredi Yeshivas would also benefit from this […]

 

Posted on: September 1st, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

In August no illegal infiltrators from Sudan and Eritrea crossed the border from Egypt into Israel. In addition, 168 illegal infiltrators agreed to leave Israel on their own volition.

Syrian National Coalition's top official Samir Nashar worries about the example the West's reluctance to respond. will set for other despots.
 

Posted on: September 1st, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEuropeFrance

Is the coalition of the willing turning quickly into the coalition of the reluctant?

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Justice Minister Tzipi Livni (L) speaking with Finance Minister Yair Lapid at a recent cabinet meeting. Livni opposes extending protection to pregnant women, Jewish and Arab, in Judea and Samaria from being fired.
 

Posted on: September 1st, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Israeli law protects women who are pregnant or are on maternity leave from being fired, unless they live in Judea and Samaria.

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Picture from Facebook page of 'Untold History' violates the social media network's standards but has not been removed
 

Posted on: September 1st, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Facebook “does not permit hate speech, but distinguishes between serious and humorous speech.” If so, Holocaust denial and praise for Hitler apparently can now be called harmless humor.

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