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Rain Provides Signs that Israelis Are in Good Hands
 
IDF Chief Rabbi: Nothing is Holy to Muslims on Temple Mount except Al Aqsa

November 28, 2014 - 12:13 PM
 
PA Sniper Gunman Shoots at Jewish Driver on Highway 60 near Hebron

November 28, 2014 - 11:09 AM
 
Who Gave $1 Million for Museum That May Deal with Nazi-Looted Art?

November 28, 2014 - 10:05 AM
 
Knesset Synagogue Bars Reform and Conservative Jews from ‘Mixed Prayer’

November 28, 2014 - 9:46 AM
 
Al Aqsa Mosque ‘Stand-Up’ Preacher Calls for Annihilation of the United States

November 28, 2014 - 12:52 AM
 
Pro-Assad Hackers Hit Western Media and Wal-Mart

November 28, 2014 - 12:04 AM
 
IDF on Manhunt for Arab Terrorists Trying to Gun Down Jewish Drivers

November 27, 2014 - 9:23 PM
 
Minnesota Univ. Student Official Compares Group Backing Israel with KKK

November 27, 2014 - 5:08 PM
 
Gazans Shoot at Vehicle on Border, IDF Returns with Tank Fire

November 27, 2014 - 3:42 PM
 
Hamas Gunfire Damages IDF Patrol Vehicle

November 27, 2014 - 3:26 PM
 
Exposed Hamas Terrorist Cell a ’Drop in the Bucket’

November 27, 2014 - 3:14 PM
 
Moshe Feiglin: I Will Not Allow Verbal Violence in Knesset Plenum

November 27, 2014 - 3:13 PM
 
Report: Abbas’ Lack of Support Ditched Back-Channel Peace Process Talks

November 27, 2014 - 1:28 PM
 
Hamas Planned Massive Attack at Teddy Soccer Stadium in Jerusalem

November 27, 2014 - 11:58 AM
 
Israel’s Controversial Plastic Bag Law Delayed

November 27, 2014 - 8:54 AM
 
IDF Selects First Female Commander of Navy Ship

November 27, 2014 - 7:21 AM
 
3 Gazans Caught in Israel

November 27, 2014 - 6:42 AM
 
Israelis Donate Masses of Hair to Cancer Patients

November 27, 2014 - 3:32 AM
 
Israel’s 2014 Cruise Ship Tourist Numbers Affected By… Operation Pillar of Defense

November 26, 2014 - 11:45 PM
 
Heart Surgery for US Supreme Ct Justice Ginsburg

November 26, 2014 - 11:36 PM
 
Shas: For 0% VAT on Basic Goods, We’ll Join Coalition

November 26, 2014 - 9:10 PM
 
Arab Charged with 3 Arson Attempts at Hadassah Hospital, Where He Worked

November 26, 2014 - 8:37 PM
 
The Hidden Reason the United States Won’t Release Pollard.

November 26, 2014 - 5:30 PM
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News Briefs
 

Posted on: July 8th, 2012

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On Saturday Night, July 8th, the 10,000 person signed the petition against the German court’s ban on Brit Mila. The petition can be found here: http://www.jewishpress.com/petition-against-germanys-ban-on-brit-milah/ Members of the JewishPress.com staff plan to present the petition to the German Embassy in Israel this week.

 

Posted on: July 7th, 2012

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Milan’s Jewish community has condemned a meeting of European extreme right-wing movements held at a Milan hotel Friday and Saturday. In a statement, the Milan Jewish community expressed “alarm” at the meeting, which is to include representatives of  Hungary’s Jobbik Party, the French National Front and Britain’s British National Party, among others. They all form […]

 

Posted on: July 7th, 2012

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The United Nations’ top human rights body has appointed three independent experts to conduct a fact-finding mission on how Israel’s Jewish settlements affect Palestinians. The president of the U.N. Human Rights Council, Uruguay Ambassador Laura Dupuy Lasserre, on Friday named three women to the panel, The Associated Press reported. Dupuy Lasserre said their mission will […]

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Posted on: July 7th, 2012

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Four students were fined for throwing raw eggs and shouting anti-Semitic taunts at groups of Jews in Northwest London. The students were each fined $642, some of which will be paid in compensation to their victims, the London Jewish Chronicle reported. Each was convicted of using religiously aggravated and insulting words likely to cause alarm […]

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Posted on: July 6th, 2012

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Update #2: Motion to reconsider – Failed ——————- Update #1: A motion to reconsider the BDS divestment from Israel vote has been made and seconded at the Presbyterian General Assembly. Now it only needs a simple majority.

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American billionaire businessman Sheldon Gary Adelson and his wife Miriam.
 

Posted on: July 6th, 2012

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NJDC President David Harris says Sheldon Adelson's money is bad because the casino magnate approved of prostitution at his China properties.

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in transit.
 

Posted on: July 6th, 2012

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The announcement of Clinton's visit comes just after news earlier this week that Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, would visit Israel this summer. "As part of her ongoing consultations with senior Palestinian and Israeli leaders, the Secretary will also meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas" – in Paris. But the State Dept. is vague on a meeting with newly elected Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi.

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Posted on: July 6th, 2012

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Rabbi Pesach Lerner will step down as head of the National Council of Young Israel, the organization said. Lerner decided not to resume his role as executive vice president of the organization – a position he has held for more than 20 years – following a six-month working sabbatical, Young Israel said in a statement […]

 

Posted on: July 6th, 2012

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The AP reported that on Thursday night, the largest Presbyterian group in the United States rejected by a razor-thin margin a proposal to divest from three companies that do business with Israel. According to AP, the Presbyterian General Assembly voted 333-331, with two abstentions, against the divestment plan. The assembly voted instead in favor of […]

 

Posted on: July 6th, 2012

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Libby Kahane, widow of Rabbi Meir Kahane HY”D, was questioned by police this week after her grandson, Meir Ettinger broke his bail conditions last Shabbat. Ettinger has been under house arrest for several months after being indicted approximately six months ago on charges that he gathered information on IDF troop movements in order to block […]

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Ozar Hatorah students during a trip to Israel a few years ago.
 

Posted on: July 5th, 2012

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A 17 year-old student from the Ozar Hatorah school in Toulouse, where gunman Mohammed Merah murdered three children and an administrator last March, was attacked violently on a train Wednesday night in Lyon, according to the French Interior Ministry. Neither of the perpetrator has been summoned for questioning on Thursday morning, after having been caught by the train’s controller.

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Posted on: July 5th, 2012

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Three people were injured Thursday in a family brawl south of Gaza City, witnesses told the Ma’an news agency. One of those injured is in critical condition, witnesses said, adding that all three were hospitalized after the fight in the Zaitoun neighborhood. No IAF drones were involved in the event.

 

Posted on: July 5th, 2012

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Warsaw prosecutors decided to discontinue an investigation into anti-Semitic entries on Polish on-line forums. The investigation, which ended Tuesday, was undertaken at the request of Polish foreign minister Radoslaw Sikorski. The prosecutor concluded that there was no “public interest” requiring his office to prosecute the perpetrators. In April 2011, Sikorski informed the prosecutor of the […]

 

Posted on: July 5th, 2012

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Online anti-Semitism in Spain doubled in volume last year, according to a Spanish Jewish community monitor. In a report on anti-Semitism in Spain in 2011, the Observatory on Anti-Semitism in Spain counted more than 1,000 anti-Semitic sites and web pages that the observatory says were created in Spain. In 2010 the observatory counted only 400 […]

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A pre-circumcision family outing, on their way to the to Eyup Mosque in Istanbul.
 

Posted on: July 5th, 2012

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Around 20 organizations representing four million Muslim residents of Germany, announced that the parliament must ensure religious freedom by removing legal doubts about circumcision since the June 26 court ruling. The ruling was also criticized in no uncertain terms by the head of Germany's Central Council of Jews, Dieter Graumann.

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Neo-Nazi Terry Tremaine
 

Posted on: July 5th, 2012

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A neo-Nazi leader is planning to defend himself against hate crime charges by proving his bigoted comments on white supremacist websites are factually correct, his defense attorney says.

 

Posted on: July 5th, 2012

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Hungary’s House Speaker László Kövér has replied to Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel, who recently renounced a Hungarian state honor in protest at what he sees as the government toleration of rising anti-Semitic sentiment, the Budapest Times reported. Kövér defended Hungarian writer József Nyírõ, who was a member of parliament for the wartime fascist […]

Students at the Ariel University campus.
 

Posted on: July 5th, 2012

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The Planning and Budgeting Committee of Israel's Council for Higher Education recommended Wednesday to defer the decision until a comprehensive evaluation is undertaken in the next year. The list of Ariel's accomplishments may be the very reason for its failure to achieve recognition by its peers in Israel.

 

Posted on: July 4th, 2012

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Six women from Gaza appealed their case to the Israeli Supreme Court on Wednesday to be allowed to pray at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque, after their original petition was denied by the Beersheba District Court last year.  The women claim discrimination based on their Muslim faith, as Christian women in Gaza are allowed to visit Israel’s […]

 

Posted on: July 4th, 2012

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Human rights group claims that Jordan is discriminating against 140,000 Syrian refugees by forcing the return of new arrivals and threatening others with deportation.  The New York-based Human Rights Watch found that since April, Jordanian authorities have detained Palestinians for months with no possibility of release.  Others said that they or relatives had been deported […]

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