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Cabinet OKs Reserves Call-Up

August 21, 2014 - 5:31 PM
 
Irish Jews Brace for Galloway Visit

August 21, 2014 - 5:22 PM
 
Education Minister: Hamas Terror Won’t Prevent Israel’s Children from Learning

August 21, 2014 - 4:18 PM
 
Search for Mohammed Deif Continues in Gaza City Ruins

August 21, 2014 - 3:49 PM
 
Rock Attack on Israeli Bus

August 21, 2014 - 3:45 PM
 
Massive Rocket Barrage Blankets South

August 21, 2014 - 3:27 PM
 
Netanyahu Praises ‘Meticulous Intelligence, Precise IDF Operational Abilities’

August 21, 2014 - 1:00 PM
 
3 Terrorists Killed in IDF Attack on Sheikh Reduwein

August 21, 2014 - 12:42 PM
 
Live Updates: Gaza Terror Rocket Fire Continues

August 21, 2014 - 12:07 PM
 
1 Israeli Hero Wounded Saving Children from Rocket Barrage in Eshkol

August 21, 2014 - 11:48 AM
 
Israel Kills Top Hamas Commander Raed Al-Attar

August 21, 2014 - 10:59 AM
 
Royal Jordanian Cancels Flights to Ben Gurion Airport

August 21, 2014 - 10:26 AM
 
Israeli Air Strikes Eliminate 20 Terror Targets in Gaza

August 21, 2014 - 10:12 AM
 
Israel Confirms: 3 Top Hamas Military Commanders Killed in Gaza

August 21, 2014 - 9:11 AM
 
PFLP Leader Khalida Jarrar ‘Deported’ to Jericho

August 21, 2014 - 8:59 AM
 
PA Flag Hung From Brooklyn Bridge

August 21, 2014 - 7:50 AM
 
Melbourne Jewish School Evacuated in Bomb Scare

August 21, 2014 - 7:30 AM
 
Jewish Student Assaulted by ‘Pro-Palestine’ Student at Temple University

August 21, 2014 - 6:52 AM
 
US Reveals Failed Summer Mission to Rescue Captured Journalist

August 21, 2014 - 2:30 AM
 
ISIS Kidnaps Four European Hostages

August 21, 2014 - 12:41 AM
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News Briefs
New Home Front Minister Avi Dichter (R), with Police Major General Yohanan Danino.
 

Posted on: August 14th, 2012

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After feverish searches by the prime minister's office for some former senior IDF official to be appointed as Minister for the Defense of the Home Front, late Monday on night, following all-night meetings with the prime minister and the minister of defense, the appointment of MK Avi Dichter was finalized.

New recruits at the military induction center near Tel-Aviv
 

Posted on: August 14th, 2012

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Against the background of the expiration on August 1 of the Tal Law, which attempted to manage Haredi recruitment, the Moetzes Gdolei HaTorah (Assembly of Torah Sages), the supreme rabbinical policy-making council of several Haredi organizations in Israel convened Monday night in Bnei Brak at the home of leader of the Lithuanian sector, Rav Steinman, to solidify the policy of military conscription.

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Zev Wolfson
 

Posted on: August 14th, 2012

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A world renowned philanthropist, Wolfson helped spread Torah through kollel and outreach programs with many catering specifically to secular Jews in an effort to bring them closer to traditional Judaism.

 

Posted on: August 14th, 2012

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The Tel Aviv District Attorney’s offices today submitted to the magistrate court an indictment and an arrest order against Shay Cohen and Simon Soriano, on charges of attempting to blackmail a Rabbi in a New York Jewish congregation. The name of the Rabbi has not been released for publication. The two are charged with conspiracy […]

US billionaire businessman Sheldon Adelson.
 

Posted on: August 14th, 2012

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Sheldon Adelson is shopping for a new printing house for his paper, while other Israel newspapers are laying off dozens in the wake of Yisrael Hayom's market takeover.

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Al-Quds Day Organizer Zafar Bangash
 

Posted on: August 14th, 2012

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An Islamic group's request to mark International Al-Quds Day on Aug. 18 has been approved by the Ontario Legislature.

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Posted on: August 14th, 2012

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A Hungarian lawyer has urged authorities to charge Nazi hunter Efraim Zuroff with making “false statements” against an alleged war criminal. Attorney Futo Barnabas said Zuroff, director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Israel, should be indicted for leveling false allegations against Laszlo Csatary, whom police arrested last month. Zuroff gave testimonies to Budapest prosecutors […]

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Posted on: August 14th, 2012

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Rumors are flying around Egpyt that Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi and Chief of Staff Sami Hafez Anan have been placed under house arrest by President Morsi. The two former military leaders of Egpyt have not been seen or heard from by anyone since they were retired yesterday. On Sunday, supporters of Tantawi gathered by the […]

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Posted on: August 13th, 2012

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Debra Ryder, a Jewish resident of Florida and an El Al passenger, is asking the carrier for 50,000 shekel ($12,500) in compensation for allegedly switching her seat on a flight from the U.S., after a Haredi man refused to sit next to her. She claims that the flight attendant moved her without her expressed consent […]

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Posted on: August 13th, 2012

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The Israel Ambulatory Pediatric Association is calling for an end to a controversial circumcision-related rite that is also under fire in New York. Direct oral-genital suction, known as metzitzah b’peh, should not be performed during Jewish ritual circumcision, the IAPA said. The association is calling on Israel’s Health Ministry to require maternity wards and clinics […]

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Cell phone
 

Posted on: August 13th, 2012

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The Israel Defense Forces on Sunday began a week-long drill of a text-message warning system that sends alerts to cellphones about imminent missile attacks in particular areas. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: "All of the threats that are currently being directed against the Israeli home front pale against a particular threat, different in scope, different in substance, and therefore I reiterate that Iran cannot be allowed to have nuclear weapons."

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Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi, right, with Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniyeh in Cairo.
 

Posted on: August 12th, 2012

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Egyptian president Morsi made several sweeping decisions on Sunday afternoon, announced by the presidential spokesperson in a televised statement. Al Ahram reported that, to start, Morsi cancelled the addendum to the constitutional declaration, issued by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) on June 17. The addendum stipulated that the head of the SCAF, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, was to remain minister of defense until a new constitution was drafted. Not any more.

Sgt. Lee Rosenthal (center) with his teammates during the championship's quarterfinals in Taicang, China.
 

Posted on: August 12th, 2012

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A combat soldier in the Kfir Infantry Brigade, Sgt. Lee Rosenthal, is also one of the best bridge players worldwide. Just last week the Israeli bridge team placed second in the world bridge championship for competitors under the age 21 held in Taicang, China a week ago. The skillful players overcame teams from China, Italy and dozens of other countries, defeated only by the Dutch team by a single point. Among the team members are two IDF soldiers, completing their full service.

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Refugees from Saturday's quake in Iran have complained of inadequate rescue efforts.
 

Posted on: August 12th, 2012

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In its war against the West and Israel, Iran has apparently given up its attempt to portray itself as being unaffected by the sanctions against its economy and, taking a page out of the Palestinian playbook, is now switching to the opposite approach, pushing the suffering of individual Iranians under the cruel sanctions. Of course, for all that to change practically overnight, all Tehran has to do is stop its nuclear project and open up its facilities to international inspectors.

 

Posted on: August 12th, 2012

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Syria’s Olympic 400m hurdler Ghfran Almouhamad has been disqualified from the Olympics after testing positive for methylhexaneamine, according to the BBC. Almouhamad, 23, finished eighth in the second heat of the first round of the event on 5 August. Although intended to be used as a nasal decongestant, methylhexaneamine has been marketed as a dietary […]

 

Posted on: August 12th, 2012

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The IDF Homefront Command will be testing a new nationwide SMS alert system between Sunday and Thursday this week. Each day the testing will be done in different cities and areas. On Thursday, between 10AM  and noon, the entire country should receive an SMS alert.

 

Posted on: August 12th, 2012

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At 11:53 PM on Saturday night, a rocket was launched from Gaza at the Eshkol region in Israel. The rocket fell in an open area.

iran quake
 

Posted on: August 11th, 2012

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Two strong earthquakes struck northwest Iran on Saturday, killing 153 people and injuring more than 1,300, with many buildings being reduced to rubble, according to Iranian officials. Thousands are fleeing their homes and staying outdoors, fearing more damage from aftershocks – at least 20 of which have hit the region.

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Posted on: August 11th, 2012

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If it’s not cloudy by you and its dark enough, go outside tonight and look at the sky, the annual Perseid meteor shower will be peaking tonight. It’s  a nice show. Later in the evening, you should also be able to see Jupiter rising.    

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Posted on: August 11th, 2012

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Two employees of an Amsterdam tram company are denying making anti-Semitic comments about Anne Frank as their vehicle approached her former house. An unidentified member of the Amsterdam Jewish community reported hearing the conductor of Line 17 say on Monday as the tram neared the Anne Frank House, “The Jews have to make a living […]

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