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Jazz Great Daniel Zamir Opens Up About Music & Religion
 
France Targets Daash

September 19, 2014 - 2:36 PM
 
Report: IDF Tanks and Bulldozers Enter Gaza

September 19, 2014 - 2:15 PM
 
1000 Kurds Run for Life from ISIS

September 19, 2014 - 2:06 PM
 
Saudi Arabia Buys Chinese DF-21 Ballistic Missiles

September 19, 2014 - 2:00 PM
 
El Al Reunites Parents of Lone Soldiers from ‘Protective Edge’ for Rosh Hashanah

September 19, 2014 - 11:49 AM
 
Netanel Armi Was Murdered in Terror Attack, Says Family

September 19, 2014 - 11:36 AM
 
Gilad Erdan May Replace Gidon Saar

September 19, 2014 - 11:00 AM
 
Internal HaBayit Hayehudi Poll Shows Satisfaction

September 19, 2014 - 10:32 AM
 
Scotland Will Remain Part of UK, Independence Vote Loss

September 19, 2014 - 8:44 AM
 
Shooting Attack in Jerusalem

September 19, 2014 - 12:27 AM
 
IDF Redeploying Iron Domes in South

September 19, 2014 - 12:11 AM
 
Ds Reject Voting to Strip Citizenship From US Jihadi ISIS Volunteers

September 19, 2014 - 12:01 AM
 
Hamas Terrorist Dies in Terror Tunnel Accident

September 18, 2014 - 11:52 PM
 
World’s Oldest Jewish Prayer Book Makes Its Way Home

September 18, 2014 - 11:43 PM
 
Cabinet to Vote Sunday on Cutting Gush Etzion Off from Jerusalem

September 18, 2014 - 8:47 PM
 
British Muslims Plead for ISIS to Free Captive Alan Henning

September 18, 2014 - 2:52 PM
 
Border Police Foil Arab Axe Attack

September 18, 2014 - 2:09 PM
 
Rocket Fire Against Israel, Cease-fire Broken? Naah, False Alarm Again.

September 18, 2014 - 1:47 PM
 
Alan Dershowitz Says Bill Clinton is Wrong: Netanyahu’s the ‘Guy to Make Peace’

September 18, 2014 - 1:40 PM
 
ISIS Plotted Australian Public Beheading

September 18, 2014 - 1:06 PM
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News Briefs
View of the Hebrew University campus at "Mount Scopus." Hebrew U. was ranked 53rd in the world.
 

Posted on: August 16th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (#53), the Technion Israel Institute of Technology (#78), and the Weizmann Institute of Science (#93) ranked in the top 100 universities in Shanghai Jiao Tong University's authoritative 2012 Academic Ranking of World Universities. Significantly, this is the first time that more than one Israeli university made the top 100.

Yelena Shmulenson and Allen Lewis Rickman in "A Serious Man."
 

Posted on: August 16th, 2012

News & ViewsMedia

The actors, best known for their work in the prologue to the Coen brothers’ Oscar-nominated “A Serious Man”, will complete their Festival run before filming begins.

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David Yerushalmi, staunch opponent of Sharia law, is on the SPLC, MPAC and CAP list of "haters."
 

Posted on: August 16th, 2012

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The Center's views have now been stretched so far that, in the name of tolerance and equality, the SPLC is partnering with, on the one hand, a Muslim group whose followers revere and support Hamas and Hezbollah, and a far-left think tank whose writers were spewing accusations of dual loyalty and other anti-Semitic canards just a few months ago.

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Posted on: August 16th, 2012

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The estate of convicted Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk again has asked an appeals court to help posthumously restore his U.S. citizenship. In a filing Monday, Demjanjuk’s estate asked the full 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati to take up the case. In June, a three-judge panel of the court ruled that Demjanjuk’s […]

 

Posted on: August 16th, 2012

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Just four days after being tapped by presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney as his running mate, Paul Ryan met with Sheldon Adelson, a major donor to Republican causes in an effort to defeat President Obama. Ryan, a Wisconsin congressman, met Tuesday with Adelson and other major Republican donors at the casino magnate’s Venetian hotel in […]

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Posted on: August 16th, 2012

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So, did the Ryan appointment give Mitt Romeny the predicted 3+ points edge? You bet your hanging chad it did (as of August 15).

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Posted on: August 16th, 2012

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Two missiles hit Eilat Wednesday evening in an open area near a residential neighborhood. More details to follow.

 

Posted on: August 15th, 2012

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Actor Ron Palillo, who played the obviously Jewish character Arnold Horshack in the 1970s sitcom “Welcome Back Kotter,” died on Tuesday in Florida. He is the second “Sweathog” to pass away this year. Robert Hegyes, who played the Jewish Puerto Rican student Juan Epstein, died in January at age 60. The 63-year-old Palillo died in […]

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Posted on: August 15th, 2012

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Three U.S. lawmakers urged the Obama administration to take action against two ship registry companies that they claim have violated Iran sanctions. Sens. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) sent a letter Tuesday to President Obama asking him to designate the United Arab Emirates-based Tanzania Zanzibar International Register of Shipping and the Singapore-based Tuvalu […]

 

Posted on: August 15th, 2012

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A European rabbinical group is protesting a mobile app of the notorious anti-Semitic text “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.” Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, president of the Brussels-based Conference of European Rabbis, said in a statement Tuesday that he would contact Apple to urge that the company remove the app. JTA’s calls to Apple were […]

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey at Tuesday's press conference.
 

Posted on: August 15th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said at the Pentagon news conference on Tuesday that he doesn't believe that Israel has made a decision to attack Iran's nuclear sites, adding that international sanctions are increasing pressure on Iran to make concessions, the Pentagon has announced. Negotiations with Iran have stalled, with the latter still refusing to give the global powers access to all its nuclear facilities.

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Panetta(l) and Barak(r) deliver statements in Ashkelon. An Iron Dome rocket shield is behind them. Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012.
 

Posted on: August 15th, 2012

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To a packed Council Chamber, the Sacramento City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday night to name Ashkelon as a sister city.

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Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut
 

Posted on: August 14th, 2012

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An EU directive will impose customs duty on products made in the cities of Modiin and Maccabim-Reut, built on what was no-man's land between 1949 and 1967.

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Ministerof Science and Technology Rabbi Professor Daniel Hershkowitz
 

Posted on: August 14th, 2012

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"The zigzaggy conduct of Naftali Bennet is classic opportunism, and the public will judge him for it, his plan is nothing but empty spin,” said on Monday Minister Daniel Hershkowitz, head of the "Jewish Home" Knesset faction. Hershkowitz was referring to the candidacy of MKs Zevulun Arlov and Naftali Bennet, and quoted an opinion piece published last weekend by Mekor Rishon's pundit Sofia Ron-Moria, where she quipped that she "won’t buy a used car from Bennet or Orlov."

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

News & ViewsIsrael

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

News & ViewsGlobal

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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