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Posted on: May 5th, 2012

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Adam Yauch of the seminal hip-hop group the Beastie Boys has died at the age of 47 after battling cancer. Yauch, one of three members of the seminal hip-hop group, had been diagnosed in 2009 with cancer in his parotid gland and a lymph node. The news of Yauch’s death was first reported Friday by […]

 

Posted on: May 4th, 2012

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Jewish Canadian-Egyptian businessman Raphael Bigio is seeking a full U.S. appeals court to rehear his lawsuit against Coca-Cola for using his family’s property in Egypt. Bigio and his family filed the brief Wednesday in the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York. He is suing the Coca-Cola Company headquartered in the United States for […]

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Posted on: May 4th, 2012

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Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone, who stirred controversy with remarks called anti-Semitic by the city’s Jewish leaders, was trailing in a bid to reclaim his post, an exit poll showed. Incumbent Boris Johnson, Livingstone’s successor, had 53 percent of Thursday’s vote to 47 percent for Livingstone in the hotly contested race, according to the YouGov […]

 

Posted on: May 3rd, 2012

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The International Olympic Committee apparently has rejected an online petition seeking a moment of silence for the Munich 11 at the 2012 London Olympics. Emmanuelle Moreau, the IOC’s head of media relations, told The Jerusalem Post that the Games this summer would not have a moment of silence honoring the 11 Israeli athletes who were […]

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Activist Nadia Matar (center, with megaphone) with American guests at the Jewish settlement of Bnei Adam.
 

Posted on: May 3rd, 2012

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Nadia Matar and her associates at the 'Women in Green' have been conducting their 9th of Av mournful walk around the Old City's walls for 18 years. This year the Jerusalem police has banned the walk for fear of provoking the Arabs. Meanwhile, Jerusalem Police has permitted the Slutwalk Friday, with provocatively dressed women marching to protest sexual harassment.

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IDF Dolphin Submarine
 

Posted on: May 3rd, 2012

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The INS Tanin cost approximately $500 million, one-third of which was funded by the German Government, and is slated to arrive in Israel next year.

 

Posted on: May 3rd, 2012

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Soon after the Methodist Church had decided not to support divestments from Israel,  Canada’s largest Protestant denomination is calling for a boycott of goods produced in “illegal” Israeli settlements, including East Jerusalem. In a 26-page report released May 1, the United Church of Canada calls for an economic boycott of Israel focused exclusively on settlement […]

 

Posted on: May 3rd, 2012

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Despite a UN arms embargo, Iran has imported over £350 million worth of weapons in the last three years, according to an Oxfam report reported on by Britain’s Telegraph newspaper. The report will show that UN arms embargos do little to thwart sanctioned countries, with 10 such nations purchasing £1.4 billion in 2000-2010, according to […]

 

Posted on: May 3rd, 2012

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“Slutwalk”, a controversial rally aiming to counter the claim that revealing clothing provokes rape and sexual assault, will come to Jerusalem on Friday unless it is stopped by conservative and religious elements in the city.  On such rally has already occurred in Tel Aviv. The march is set to begin at Paris square and arrive […]

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Posted on: May 3rd, 2012

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A Baltimore judge will not drop the charges against two Jewish brothers accused of beating a black teenager. Judge Pamela White on Tuesday denied the motion to drop the charges against Avi and Eliyahu Werdesheim, according to The Associated Press. The brothers have pleaded not guilty to charges of second-degree assault, false imprisonment and carrying […]

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Posted on: May 3rd, 2012

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The general conference of the United Methodist Church voted not to divest from three companies that trade with Israel. Two-thirds of the approximately 1,000 delegates to the conference voted Wednesday in Tampa, Fla., against a motion to divest from Caterpillar, Motorola Solutions and Hewlett-Packard. Divestment advocates claim that products manufactured by these companies are used […]

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Posted on: May 3rd, 2012

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The Likud Party, which leads the ruling coalition, has submitted a bill to dissolve the current Knesset and is pushing for new elections on Sept. 4.

 

Posted on: May 2nd, 2012

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Jenin District Governor Kadura Musa died Tuesday night of a heart attack after attackers opened fire on his home, according to a report by Haaretz. A hail of bullets rained down on Musa’s home Tuesday night by a number of attackers positioned outside his home.  Guards returned fire, and Musa himself came out and shot […]

 

Posted on: May 2nd, 2012

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The internet is seeking out the text of President Obama's condolences to Prime Minister Netanyahu, but they can't find it.

 

Posted on: May 2nd, 2012

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Bosnian immigrant Adis Meunjanin was found guilty on Tuesday of plotting to bomb New York’s subway system as an Al-Qaeda terrorist.

Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.)
 

Posted on: May 2nd, 2012

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Senator John Kerry, head of the Senate foreign relations committee, arrived in Cairo Tuesday evening, as part of his tour of the region, to hold talks with Egyptian officials about the "democratic transformation" of Egypt. Kerry will meet with Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate and head of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) Mohamed Mursi, at the FJP headquarters on Wednesday.

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Posted on: May 2nd, 2012

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A university student in Scotland lost his appeal of a racism conviction for insulting a fellow student’s Israeli flag. On Tuesday, a three-judge panel at the Court of Appeal in Edinburgh turned down Paul Donnachie, 19, in a bid to have his conviction overturned. Donnachie had been sentenced last August to 150 hours of community […]

 

Posted on: May 2nd, 2012

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The debate over the merits of circumcision, which seems to have stirred up a lot of talkback action on the Jewish Press website, may be taking a turn in yet another unexpected direction. According to the website AllAfrica, the Government of Uganda is planning to circumcise 4.2 million men aged between 15 and 49 by […]

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Posted on: May 1st, 2012

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The website Bowery Boogie reported that the building at 100 Norfolk Street, on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, has been sold for an all-cash sum of $8.8 million (6% above ask). The unconfirmed buyer, believed to be Brooklyn-based Urban-Scape, negotiated air rights from adjoining buildings and will be constructing a 44,000 square-foot condo (12 […]

Meretz activist receiving cold water from a settler.
 

Posted on: May 1st, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

After being told that the Meretz activists who came to see their homes were looking to stop at a Palestinian store to buy water, residents of the Bet El neighborhood welcomed their guests with cold water and cookies.

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