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Bibi’s Approval Drops While US Jews Stay Connected (Guests Jeremy Saltan & Rabbi Avi Berman)
 
OJ Simpson Converting to Islam

September 3, 2014 - 2:30 AM
 
Gazan Deaths and Destruction Dramatically Drives Popularity for Hamas

September 3, 2014 - 12:43 AM
 
Lady Gaga Pre-Tel Aviv Concert ‘Shalom’ Video Irks Some Arab Fans

September 2, 2014 - 11:11 PM
 
British Jew Pleads ‘Not Guilty’ to Assaulting MP George Galloway

September 2, 2014 - 10:45 PM
 
Honey Sales Expected to Soar as Rosh Hashanah Approaches

September 2, 2014 - 9:59 PM
 
US Pushes PA Agenda and Tells Israel to Cancel New Gush Etzion Town

September 2, 2014 - 9:48 PM
 
ISIS Beheaded American Journalist Steven Sotloff And Posted Video

September 2, 2014 - 9:45 PM
 
Second Terror Attack Averted When Arab Driver Killed by IDF Fire

September 2, 2014 - 7:51 PM
 
Eric Cantor Joins Wall Street Investment Bank

September 2, 2014 - 4:06 PM
 
Poll: Hamas Would Rule Judea and Samaria in New Elections

September 2, 2014 - 3:52 PM
 
Arab Terrorist Attack Foiled Near Netanya

September 2, 2014 - 1:38 PM
 
Ehud Olmert’s ‘Talansky Affair’ Re-Opens in Jerusalem District Court

September 2, 2014 - 12:58 PM
 
Iran Unveils New Self-Defense Radar, Missile System

September 2, 2014 - 12:04 PM
 
Turkey’s New PM Says ‘No Hope’ of Normalizing Ties with Israel

September 2, 2014 - 11:22 AM
 
Jihadist Threat Rising on Israel’s Northern Border

September 2, 2014 - 9:58 AM
 
Germany to Begin Supplying Kurds With Weapons to Fight Islamic State

September 2, 2014 - 1:41 AM
 
Did You Know September 1 is an Israeli National Holiday?

September 2, 2014 - 1:02 AM
 
SodaStream May Close Maaleh Adumim Factory

September 1, 2014 - 11:41 PM
 
Last Soldier Killed in Protective Edge Laid to Rest

September 1, 2014 - 11:31 PM
 
Arab Rock Throwing Attacks Wounds 3-Year-Old Girl

September 1, 2014 - 11:22 PM
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News Briefs
 

Posted on: March 8th, 2012

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Israeli military magazine Israel Defense has reported that Russian military experts recently upgraded Syria’s long-range radar capabilities to provide Iran with a more cohesive early-detection system in the event of a strike on its nuclear facilities. The report said that the experts brought new equipment and software modifications with them, and focused on a radar facility “south of […]

 

Posted on: March 8th, 2012

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Toronto CityNews reports that Adel Aranout, 41, was convicted of 11 counts of attempted murder between 2004 and 2007, when he sent bottled water containing toxic industrial solvent and letter bombs containing explosives and nails to several people in Toronto and Guelph. Aranout, an aspiring actor and model, sent tainted water to a modeling agency […]

 

Posted on: March 8th, 2012

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NY1 News reports that Councilman David G. Greenfield (D-Brooklyn) is about to denounce the creation of the so-called Super Jewish state Senate seat, merging portions of six senate districts into one. Greenfield will argue that the Senate district lines as currently proposed will dilute the voice and power of Borough Park and Midwood. Greenfield will […]

 

Posted on: March 8th, 2012

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Al Ahram reports that a women’s demonstration has been planned for Thursday to coincide with International Women’s Day, in downtown Cairo. Organizers are expected to provide parliamentary leaders with 100 suggested names of prominent female Egyptian figures for inclusion in a constituent assembly that will be mandated with drawing up a new constitution. Despite the […]

 

Posted on: March 8th, 2012

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Reuters reports that French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe voiced skepticism on Wednesday that resumed talks between the six world powers and Iran would succeed. He said Tehran was not sincerely willing to negotiate about the future of its nuclear program. “I am a little skeptical … I think Iran continues to be two-faced,” Juppe said […]

 

Posted on: March 8th, 2012

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CNN reports that a man identifying himself as Abdo Hussam el Din, the country’s Deputy Oil Minister, announced in a video posted on YouTube that he was defecting from the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. “I am joining the revolution of this noble people who will not accept injustice,” the man says in Arabic. “I’ve […]

The Iranian Parliament (Majlis) held an open session on Monday morning.
 

Posted on: March 7th, 2012

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President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may no longer be as popular with Iran's powers that be as he used to be. The Majlis, Iran's parliament, has approved a proposal calling for the removal of the President from the general assembly of representatives of shareholders of major companies affiliated with the Oil Ministry, including the National Iranian Oil Company. Meanwhile, the President will appear before the parliament to answer questions on March 14 about irregularities in his administration.

Dennis Kucinich (with wife Elizabeth) lost bid for Democratic Congressional seat.
 

Posted on: March 7th, 2012

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Super Tuesday Republican primaries were a race between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, Republicans selected a Jewish veteran for Ohio's Senate run, and Dennis Kucinich lost his bid for reelection. Ten states went to the polls Tuesday in what is the biggest election day of primary season.

 

Posted on: March 7th, 2012

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The Orlando Sentinel reported that thirteen Jewish graves were desecrated over the weekend at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Only Jewish tombstones knocked over or uprooted, while other graves were left untouched. Sumter County Sheriff”s Office is investigating the vandalism as a hate crime. “Every headstone that was targeted had a Star of David […]

 

Posted on: March 7th, 2012

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A baby died at Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn last September after contracting herpes from a circumcision ritual. The cause of death was listed as “disseminated herpes simplex virus Type 1, complicating ritual circumcision with oral suction,” according to the New York Daily News. The Jewish Week reports that the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office is looking […]

Jews walking on the outskirts of Temple Mount, March 4, 2012.
 

Posted on: March 7th, 2012

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The Arab side in the dispute over Jewish right of access to the holiest Jewish site, has now been taken up by Israel's Chief Rabbis, who emphatically prohibit emphatically any entrance by a Jewish person onto the Temple Mount. The unexpected ruling, on the eve of Purim, is being met with strong objections from senior Rabbis who have been visiting the holy mountain since 1967.

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Posted on: March 7th, 2012

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Robert Bernard Sherman, who died in London this week at age 86, composed, with his brother Richard, the scores for films including “The Jungle Book,” “The Aristocats,” “Mary Poppins” and “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.” They also wrote Disneyland’s anthem, “It’s a Small World After All.” Robert Sherman was born on December 19, 1925 in New […]

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Posted on: March 7th, 2012

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The NY Times reported early Wednesday morning Mitt Romney appeared to win narrowly in the Ohio Super Tuesday  primary, but lost at least three other states to Rick Santorum, which challenges Romney’s claim to the Republican presidential nomination. Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum each won three states in Super Tuesday primaries, and Newt Gingrich took […]

 

Posted on: March 7th, 2012

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According to breitbart.com, Pam Dickler, director of the 1998 production of “The Love Song of Saul Alinsky” in Chicago that included a panel discussion featuring then-State Sen. Barack Obama, has a video tape of the play, and she won’t release it. “There is only one archive tape of the play and I have it,” Dickler […]

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel
 

Posted on: March 7th, 2012

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Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy announced in response to an AP Exposé that his department will never conduct blanket surveillance of Muslims the way the New York Police Department had done in Newark, N.J., when he was the chief of police there. Mayor Bloomberg's response to the same AP story was: "We cannot slack in our vigilance. The threat was real. The threat is real. The threat is not going away."

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Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum speaking before AIPAC Tiesday.
 

Posted on: March 6th, 2012

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At a speech before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference, coinciding with the Super Tuesday primaries, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum accused President Barack Obama of appeasement of Iran and urged an ultimatum demanding that it put a stop to its nuclear production immediately, or the US will "tear down" its plants. Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich took a break from their race for votes in the high-stakes primaries to speak to the pro-Israel lobby.

 

Posted on: March 6th, 2012

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WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Florida House of Representatives passed legislation opposed by Jewish and Muslim groups that would ban the application of religious or foreign law in marriage, divorce or custody cases. The bill is one of a number around the country that has sought to limit the influence of Sharia, or Islamic law. The bill, […]

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke at the AIPAC Policy Conference Monday.
 

Posted on: March 6th, 2012

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A transcript of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech before the AIPAC Policy Conference Monday.

 

Posted on: March 6th, 2012

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The Bangor Daily News reports that the Maine Human Rights Commission found Monday that a Lewiston, Maine, man was harassed out of his home by another tenant last spring because he is Jewish. Bruce Brown of Lewiston said a tenant in the apartment building he lived in drove him out of his home by painting […]

Writer Ákos Kertész is fleeing his fellow Hungarians
 

Posted on: March 6th, 2012

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Ákos Kertész, winner of the Hungary's prestigious literary award, arrived in Montreal Sunday seeking asylum, saying elements in his home country are threatening his life. But a fellow Hungarian immigrant says that Kertész may not be Jewish, and Hungarians are angry at him because he called them "genetically servile," comparing them to pigs.

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