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US Restricts Air Travel from Africa to Contain Ebola

October 22, 2014 - 2:46 AM
 
Israel Attempts to Insert Reason into UN Debate About Middle East

October 22, 2014 - 2:12 AM
 
Syrian Mortar hits Israeli Golan Tuesday Morning

October 21, 2014 - 11:05 PM
 
Head of Iran’s Top Clerical Body Dies

October 21, 2014 - 5:48 PM
 
‘Radicalized’ Convert to Islam Attempted to Murder Canadian Soldiers [video]

October 21, 2014 - 5:45 PM
 
Abbas Wreaks Vengeance on Arabs Selling Land to Jews

October 21, 2014 - 5:17 PM
 
Israel’s Government Recruits Citizens to ‘Fight Ebola’

October 21, 2014 - 4:58 PM
 
Beach Boys Cancel Israel Performance

October 21, 2014 - 3:58 PM
 
Jerusalem Light Rail’s New ‘Zero Tolerance’ for Arab Violence

October 21, 2014 - 2:42 PM
 
Rare 2,000 Yr Old Monument to Emperor Hadrian Found in Jerusalem

October 21, 2014 - 1:52 PM
 
Syrian Death Toll for Saturday and Sunday Breaks 300

October 21, 2014 - 12:01 PM
 
Father and ISIS Stone Woman to Death in Syria [video]

October 21, 2014 - 11:43 AM
 
Proposed Conversion Bill, Change in Local Rabbinate Power Nixed by Netanyahu

October 21, 2014 - 9:35 AM
 
Haaretz Smears American Terrorism Expert with Political Hit Job

October 21, 2014 - 2:53 AM
 
Kosher Butcher in Germany Admits Selling Non-Kosher Meat for Years

October 21, 2014 - 12:12 AM
 
RCA Issues Statement Regarding Freundel Matter

October 20, 2014 - 11:05 PM
 
Israeli Sherpa ‘Pony Express’ Saved Hundreds in Nepal Blizzard

October 20, 2014 - 10:43 PM
 
ISIS Wants You – Dead [video]

October 20, 2014 - 8:36 PM
 
PA Children’s TV Shows Why Peace Process Means Wiping Israel off the Map [video]

October 20, 2014 - 7:13 PM
 
US-led Air Strikes Kill 8 Civilians in Syria

October 20, 2014 - 7:11 PM
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News Briefs
 

Posted on: August 24th, 2012

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It is still early in the day, but according to Arab news outlets,  200 people in Cairo have begun protesting against Egyptian President Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood takeover. The protest is expected to get larger as evening approaches and the temperature cools down.

Speaker of the Knesset Reuven Rivlin
 

Posted on: August 24th, 2012

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Rivlin said, “If we don’t attack [Iran], we will lose our deterrence with our enemies. If Israel keeps threatening and threatening, but in the end doesn’t act, it will place us in a bad strategic position. Israel’s deterrence capabilities are a strategic asset that has no equivalent.” Rivlin then went on to attack specific individuals, such as Kadima head Shaul Mofaz, and the various former intelligence chiefs, condemnibg what he believes is their need to comment in real-time on the Iran situation, because otherwise they won’t be considered “in.”

 

Posted on: August 24th, 2012

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The Iran threat does not scare Rabbi Dov Lior. The rabbi of Kiryat Arba/Hebron believes that it is forbidden, and there is actually no reason to leave Israel because of a life-threatening situation. In a halachic response made public in the B’sheva newspaper, Rabbi Lior wrote that “it is clear that the goyim are always […]

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Posted on: August 23rd, 2012

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Here’s the new method for combating modesty problems: on posters that were displayed publicly on Wednesday in Beitar Illit, Israel, signed by the Committee for the Purity of our Camp, a woman’s picture appeared including her full name and the ‘fact’ that she had gotten married not in accordance with halacha (Jewish law).

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Posted on: August 23rd, 2012

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A Gazan Arab was captured Thursday evening after he crossed the North Gaza security fence near the Zikim army base. The man was unarmed, and IDF forces captured him.

Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman with Catherine Ashton, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union. The FM has requested the Quartet's help in ousting PA Presiden Mahmoud Abbas.
 

Posted on: August 23rd, 2012

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Israel’s problem with the Palestinians is that it has not established a clear strategy, or any strategy at all for that matter, regarding its most intimate neighbors, "and that is why we are not leading any course of action except merely responding," argued on Thursday Israel Beitenu leader and Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman.

.Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau
 

Posted on: August 23rd, 2012

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Rabbi Meir Lau, Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv and Holocaust Survivor, attacked the Germans today with harsh words. Rabbi Lau said, "We don't need their permission to live as Jews," and added that, "I didn't see such German sensitivity to Jewish blood in the Shoah."

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Head of IDF Human Resources Major General Orna Barbibay.
 

Posted on: August 23rd, 2012

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About half of recruitment-age Israeli youths do not enlist, said Head of IDF Human Resources, Major General Orna Barbibay on Wednesday. But despite this reluctance to serve, she argued that "the IDF is the only melting pot I know," adding, "and even if the connection is partial, the Army still introduces different segments of the populations to each other, enabling them to perform the essential task of national security."

 

Posted on: August 23rd, 2012

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Two Torah scrolls, one complete and one incomplete, were found in Poland’s Sokolow Podlaski district. The Torah scrolls found Aug. 20 are believed to have belonged to a synagogue in nearby Wegrow. A local policeman brought the scrolls to the municipal offices in Sokolow and gave them to Marcin Pasik, Sokolow Commune Head. “The policeman […]

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Posted on: August 23rd, 2012

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The chief rabbi of Lyon, Richard Wertenschlag, has received a letter threatening to “punish a Jew for every complaint the Jews make on TV.” The threat came in a two-page letter delivered to Wertenschlag on Aug. 10. It contained two photos of a concentration camp, according to Dr. Richard Prasquier, president of the Representative Council […]

 

Posted on: August 23rd, 2012

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In an interview with former US ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk on Galei Tzahal radio Thursday morning, Indyk stated that the US was expecting an Israeli attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities this past spring.

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Posted on: August 23rd, 2012

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Chicago White Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis said he will play for Israel at the World Baseball Classic. Youkilis told Israel Sports Radio Wednesday that he would play for Team Israel if he is healthy. This season, the three-time All Star is hitting .241 with 15 home runs and 47 runs batted in. He has […]

If you find yourself in Rogers Park, Chicago, and can't figure out where to get kosher food…
 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

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"Kosher Near Me" is a smartphone software application ("app") that will allow you to find kosher food pretty much wherever you are.

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Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

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A major rally is planned for August 24 to protest against the Muslim Brotherhood and President Mohamed Morsy.

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Neztach Yehuda Battalion soldiers.
 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

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On Tuesday, soldiers in the IDF Kfir brigade sent a letter to the office of Chief of Staff Benny Gantz complaining about discrimination between soldiers serving in the Haredi Netzach Yehuda battalion and other soldiers in the brigade, Walla reports. According to the soldiers’ claims it appears that recently soldiers serving in the Haredi battalion each received a grant of $5,000 from an American philanthropist.

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Ichilov Hospital Director, Professor Gabi Barbash, under attack for profiling tuberculosis patients.
 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

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It appears that the staff members contracted the disease from African patients.

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Traffic control sign being tested at the exit of the Mt. Carmel tunnel. Haifa Mayor Yona Yahav thinks of using the tunnels as bomb shelters.
 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

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"No one so far has been able to tell me how much oxygen would be required for, say, 30 or 40 thousand people."

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The visiting Polish Jews at the Kotel on Monday.
 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

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25 young Polish Jews, many of whom have only recently discovered their Jewish roots, arrived in Israel on Monday for a special seminar organized by Shavei Israel, an organization that aims to strengthen the connection between descendants of Jews and the State of Israel & the Jewish people. The participants, between the ages of 18-35, most of whom were raised Catholic, came from cities like Krakow, Katowice, Warsaw, Przemysl and Gdansk. For many it marks their first time visiting Israel.

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Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

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More than 600 rabbis have joined a campaign initiative called Rabbis for Obama. The rabbis represent themselves and not individual synagogues or organizations, according to the news release. The names of all the rabbis can be found on the website barackobama.com/rabbis. Most of the rabbis are Reform or Conservative, although a handful are Orthodox. Obama […]

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Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

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U.S. authorities announced the seizure of $150 million allegedly linked to a money-laundering scheme by the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah. The Lebanese Canadian Bank and other unidentified institutions sent nearly $330 million to the United States between 2007 and 2011 to finance the purchase of used cars that were shipped to West Africa, according to […]

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