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Posted on: February 18th, 2013

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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told the Jewish Agency Board of Governors Monday that Agency head Natan Sharansky is “a giant of the Jewish people,” and he asked the Board to renew his position for another four years. Sharansky, whose low height makes him an unlikely basketball star, “is the tallest chairman of the Jewish Agency,” […]

Jews Blocking Road
 

Posted on: February 18th, 2013

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After too many Jewish drivers were attacked over the past few days, Jewish residents of the Shomron turned the tables around and blocked Arab traffic for an hour in protest.

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Posted on: February 18th, 2013

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Argentinean  foreign minister Hector Timerman insisted on Monday that not only did he not betray his Judaism by signing an accord with Iran but also it was his Judaism that prompted him to do so. “I did not betray my Judaism in the pact with Iran because we are trying to solve the AMIA bombing […]

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Posted on: February 18th, 2013

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Only 28 percent of likely US voters have a favorable opinion of Sen. Chuck Hagel, President Barack Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Defense, according to a new Rasmussen poll. However, most voters also think he eventually will be confirmed for the Cabinet position. Although 38 percent of the respondents have an unfavorable view of Hagel, […]

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Posted on: February 18th, 2013

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President Barack Obama will be the American president ever to receive the Israeli “presidential decoration” when he visits next month, the office of President Shimon Peres announced Monday. The award will be represented at a gala dinner at President’s Peres’ official Jerusalem residence. “President Obama has stood by Israel in the toughest of times, promoted […]

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Posted on: February 18th, 2013

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The leader of the gang that tortured and killed Ilan Halimi, a French Jew, in 2006 was sentenced to seven more years in prison for making anti-Semitic videos while in jail. Last Wednesday, seven years to the day after Ilan Halimi died, a correctional court in Moulins found Youssouf Fofana, head of the Gang of […]

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Posted on: February 18th, 2013

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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told the Jewish Agency Board of Governors in Jerusalem Monday that North Korea is a classic example that shows that sanctions against Iran will not work without a real military threat. “When people with unlimited ambitions of aggression get unlimited weapons, what they believe are weapons of unlimited power, the demon […]

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Posted on: February 18th, 2013

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UPDATED: On Monday afternoon, two Palestinians tried to enter the Tel Aviv Central Bus Station without any ID, and carrying a large knapsack. The two had tried to enter via gate #45. The guards got suspicious and questioned them further.  When the Arabs, who said they were construction workers, could not say where they were […]

 

Posted on: February 18th, 2013

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Only if sanctions are backed by "credible military threat" will there be a chance that Iran will peacefully halt its nuclear program, Netanyahu said.

 

Posted on: February 18th, 2013

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DNA evidence left on SIM cards helped leader Bulgarian investigators to conclude that Hezbollah was indeed behind the bus bomb attack in Burgas in which five Israelis and one Bulgarian were killed, Ha’aretz reported. Bulgarian Foreign Minister will present the evidence of Hezbollah’s guilt in a briefing to other E.U. Foreign Ministers today. The U.S., Israel […]

 

Posted on: February 18th, 2013

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Israel’s economy grew by 2.5 percent in the last quarter of 2012, as compared with 2.9 percent in the third quarter of the year and 2.8 percent in the second quarter, according to figures released by the Central Bureau of Statistics. The numbers are also lower as compared with 2011, which saw growth rates of […]

 

Posted on: February 18th, 2013

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At around 10:45 AM, dozens of Arab protesters have managed to close Highway 60, the main highway next to the town of Efrat. IDF and police managed to eventually open the road and disperse the protesters. Residents in the Shomron decided to return the favor, and blocked Arab traffic for an hour in protest, following […]

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his weekly cabinet meeting.
 

Posted on: February 18th, 2013

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has not discounted the possibility of calling new elections, Likud sources say, according to the Israeli publication, Ma'ariv.

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Posted on: February 18th, 2013

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Nasty threats, mistreatment, rumors, and a general lack of trust define this government's coalition building attempts.

Rabbi Ronsky
 

Posted on: February 18th, 2013

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Following a threat by a young activist to disrupt the Fogel family memorial due to the inclusion of General Nitzan Alon in the ceremony, Rabbi Ronsky threatened to have his arms and legs broken if he showed up.

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Eugene Kontorovich
 

Posted on: February 18th, 2013

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Kontorovich says, "international opinion is squarely against Israel, and if international law were a popularity contest, Israel would be voted off the island. But the whole point of international law is to buffer international politics, rather than serve them."

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Posted on: February 18th, 2013

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A picture of an app developed by an Israeli start-up is being used in a new Apple iPad Mini ad campaign, Israel’s Globes business newspaper reported Sunday. The app was developed by the start-up Kinetic Art, founded by former Israeli journalist Oran Huberman. Kinetic Art’s Look & Cook platform is for writing and editing cookbooks […]

 

Posted on: February 17th, 2013

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The Palestinian Authority is vying with Israel in an effort to win over President Barack Obama before his visit to the region next month. Senior PA negotiator Saeb Erekat and an associate are flying to Washington this week to make their case that Israel must stop building for Jews in Judea and Samaria and half […]

 

Posted on: February 17th, 2013

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Bulgaria reportedly expelled a visiting group of three Hamas legislators from Gaza on Friday, after removing them from their hotel room. The lawmakers blamed their expulsion on Israel. “We entered the country with an official visa, so we should have left willingly, rather than being expelled. The delegates represent the Palestinian people, not Hamas, though […]

Which of these three logos will accompany Obama's "Operation Unbreakable Alliance'? visit
 

Posted on: February 17th, 2013

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Israel is making sure the favorite Americana politicians’ phrase of an “unbreakable alliance” with Israel will not be lost on visiting President Barack Obama next month.

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