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Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer with his security man before delivering his farewell speech.
 

Posted on: June 12th, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

It was difficult to tell whether Fischer considers Haredi poverty the central problem, or just Haredi majority.

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In Dresden, the Elbe River has surpassed a level of eight meters, compared to a norm of two meters, and is expected to reach record high water levels.
 

Posted on: June 12th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEuropeGermany

On Tuesday, flood waters continued gushing north along the Elbe Rive.

A Teva systems engineer watching over the packaging line of pharmaceuticals at the Jerusalem factory. A possible system failure in the French factory may have caused several deaths and hospitalizations.
 

Posted on: June 12th, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Several people died or have been hospitalized in serious condition after taking a drug that was released inadvertently in the packing of medicine treating pulmonary edema.

Ahmed al-Tayeb is the Imam of al-Azhar and president of al-Azhar University. His message to Pope Francis: before we can resume relations, you should tell the world Islam is a peaceful religion.
 

Posted on: June 12th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

The Muslim leader of al-Azhar offered to renew ties with the Vatican, but strongly suggested Pope Francis start off by proclaiming that Islam is a peaceful religion. A Coptic organization has suggested that Muslim leaders are the only ones who can make Islam a peaceful religion, and encouraged the Imam to take on that task.

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Posted on: June 11th, 2013

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The U.S. ambassador alleged in State Department memos to have solicited prostitutes, including minors, was embroiled two years ago in a controversy over Israel. A whistleblower who worked for the State Department’s Inspector General office claimed that higher-ups quashed an investigation into Howard Gutman, the U.S. ambassador to Brussels, the New York Post reported on […]

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Posted on: June 11th, 2013

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The Jewish Education Service of North America will end its operations in July after 31 years. Established in 1982, JESNA has been downsizing for the past four years, in part due to declining allocations from the Jewish Federation system. Cass Gottlieb, chair of JESNA’s board of directors, attributed the agency’s closing to dramatic changes that […]

 

Posted on: June 11th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastHezbollah

Gulf Arab states on Monday threatened sanctions against the Lebanese Shi’ite terrorist group Hezbollah in retaliation for its intervention in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Reuters reported. The six Sunni-led members of the Gulf Cooperation Council issued a similar statement, according to the GCC secretariat, as reported by the Saudi Press Agency: “The GCC […]

Raul De Molina in Israel
 

Posted on: June 11th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

“It reaffirmed for me how important it is to have dinner with your family at home."

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Bedouin squatters' village in the Negev.
 

Posted on: June 11th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelIsraeli Arabs

“Any plan to resettle members of the Bedouin community must be developed with leaders of that community rather than be forced upon them.”

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Nicholas Bellantoni, state archeologist, left, Stuart Miller, professor of Hebrew, history and Judaic studies look down into the site of a old US mikveh
 

Posted on: June 11th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

The mikveh barely existed in 19th century American, where Jewish immigrants turned against religion. But one has been found in Connecticut, and it is more similar those in Israel than in the US.

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Posted on: June 11th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHolocaust

Tens of thousands of Jews are expected to visit the gravesite of the Lubavitcher Rebbe Tuesday, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson (z”l), who passed away 19 years ago. Thousands stood in the rain Monday night at the Queens gravesite at the beginning of the third day of the Hebrew month of Tammuz. The Rebbe was arguably […]

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Posted on: June 11th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The Boulder City Council Monday night decided to leave the “peace process” for those with less common sense and overwhelmingly nixed a controversial proposal to adopt Nablus, the Arab version of the Biblical city of Shechem, as a sister city. The council voted 7-2 against the proposal, according to the local ABC outlet Denver Channel, […]

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Israelis are snapping up smartphones and using them more for surfing the Internet more than another cuntry
 

Posted on: June 11th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

Israel often can be seen with two cell phones, one in each ear. Smartphones have been around in Israel only since 2009 but already are in most Israeli’s hands. No wonder Waze was made in Israel

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Posted on: June 11th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle East

A double suicide bombing in the center of Damascus morning killed at least two people and injured two dozen others, according to a regime-operated television station. The reported attacks coincide with what appears to be the upper hand that Hezbollah has given forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad. They are prep raring to recapture […]

 

Posted on: June 11th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Rabbi Yehoshua Neuwirth, who compiled the widely used “Shmirat Shabbat K’Hilkhatah,” died Monday night in Jerusalem  at the age of 85. Tens of thousands of Jews rely on his two-volume book on the laws of Shabbat. He upgraded the first version more than 20 years ago to change several leniencies that he later prohibited. He […]

 

Posted on: June 11th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The Knesset passed into law on Tuesday a requirement that at least four women be included on the committee that elects rabbinical court rabbis. Haredi Knesset Members voted against the bill. The committee automatically includes the Justice Minister, who currently is Tzipi Livni and who will sit on the committee in addition to the four […]

Police water cannon drenches Turks protesting the government of Erdogan
 

Posted on: June 11th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle East

Turkish riot police stormed Taksim Square early Tuesday morning and clashed with protesters, one day before protests leaders were to meet with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Authorities said the police only entered the area ‘”to clear the banners and flags on [a] statue and the AKM cultural center.” However, they also told the […]

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Posted on: June 11th, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

According to the Mas Hachnasa (Israel Tax Authority) website, senior members of the IRS, met yesterday in Jerusalem with the Tax Authority director, Moshe Asher and other senior tax officials, to discuss strengthening cooperation between the authorities. The meeting placed an emphasis on the exchange of information between the two tax authorities and the authorities’ […]

Kettle Quinn
 

Posted on: June 11th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelJerusalem

Quinn actually said: “You know what else is wrong? … Going into communities and pandering and telling them what they want to hear just so you can get their vote."

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On June 10, MK Avigdor Liberman called on the EU and its High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Lady Catherine Ashton, to quit its hypocrisy and label Hezbollah a terrorist organization
 

Posted on: June 11th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastHezbollah

r Liberman said that unless the EU places Hezbollah on its terrorist organization list, Israel should stop allowing the EU to meddle in Israel's diplomacy

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