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US Vice President Joe Biden says Israel must rely on its own military power when facing Iran.
 

Posted on: May 8th, 2012

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Speaking at the annual convention of the Conservative movement's Rabbinical Assembly in Atlanta on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden made the case that Obama's strategies regarding the Iranian nuclear program have worked, but said the decision to strike must be Israel's. "I would not contract out my security to anybody, even a loyal, loyal, loyal friend like the United States," Biden said.

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Posted on: May 8th, 2012

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Reps. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) and Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday asked the General Accountability Office’s comptroller general to probe what U.S. funding was being given to the Palestine Investment Fund and under what circumstances. Deutsch and Israel had co-signed a similar letter drafted last November. The signing of Lowey, the senior Democrat […]

 

Posted on: May 8th, 2012

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A Hebron resident summoned for routine interrogation was asked to sign a restraining order banning him from Mitzpe Avichai, an outpost of Kiryat Arba-Hebron. When he refused, he was arrested for 24 hours, Honenu reports. Several days ago A., a resident of Hebron, was summoned for interrogation on Tuesday at the Hebron Police Station. A. […]

 

Posted on: May 8th, 2012

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The Civil Administration arranged for the transport of Yehia, an Arab boy from Bethlehem, to be treated at a hospital in Boston where he underwent a kidney transplant that saved his life. The child was previously treated for kidney issues at the Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem, where he received dialysis treatment. Eventually, Israeli doctors […]

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The water tower in the demolished village of Homesh, in Samaria, where Rabbi Vodka and others were staying two years ago despite an eviction of the residents in 2005.
 

Posted on: May 8th, 2012

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Numerous residents of the area, including members of the Garin Torani, arrived on the scene and protested the Police conduct. Disturbances developed during which the police reacted violently, hitting and pepper spraying the protesters. Three Garin Torani members were arrested and later released.

 

Posted on: May 8th, 2012

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Two Congress members from Michigan at the Jewish Council for Public Affairs annual plenum stressed the importance of stopping a nuclear Iran and passing a bipartisan farm bill. Rep. Mike Rogers, the chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, told plenum participants in Detroit on Monday that leaving the military option on the […]

 

Posted on: May 8th, 2012

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The NY Post reported that Mayoral hopeful Bill Thompson has been “surprisingly successful” in seeking the Orthodox Jewish vote in Brooklyn. Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind, a Democrat, who supported Thompson for Mayor in 2009, said “Thompson’s definitely a favorite in the Jewish community, no question about it.” Thompson’s rival in the Mayoral race, Manhattan Borough […]

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Prime Minister Netanyahu talks with Shaul Mofaz
 

Posted on: May 8th, 2012

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In an overnight drama worthy of a Hollywood thriller, the leaders of Likud and Kadima, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition leader Shaul Mofaz concluded a deal for a broad coalition government led by their two factions, and the cancellation of the early, September 4 elections.

One of the barrier stones is stuck under the vehicle. It caused the vehicle to stop, and damaged the gas and oil lines.
 

Posted on: May 8th, 2012

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Palestinians rioters at around 11 p.m. Monday blocked with stones the Benjamin-crossing highway near the settlement of Neve Tzuf in south-west Samaria. An Israeli vehicle with four Tel Aviv residents hit the barrier and was damaged. Last week a Jewish woman was attacked at the same spot.

Francois Hollande's victory is sending many Jews packing.
 

Posted on: May 7th, 2012

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Some 5,000 French Jews participated in an aliyah fair in Paris. The fair, organized and run by the Jewish Agency, took place on the Sunday of Francois Hollande's election as their new president, beating incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy—the Jewish community's favorite. A recent poll found that 26 percent of those surveyed said they have considered emigrating due to French anti-Semitism.

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Posted on: May 7th, 2012

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Jewish leaders in Greece expressed concern and disappointment after the fascist Golden Dawn party was poised to enter the Greek parliament for the first time. Speaking to a news conference on Sunday, Golden Dawn leader Nikolaos Michaloliakos warned Greece’s enemies – inside and outside the country – that they should be “very afraid.” “We are […]

 

Posted on: May 7th, 2012

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A tomato shortage has led to a surge in prices for the juicy Israeli staples, with prices estimated to reach NIS 16 per kilo on Monday ($1.90/lb).  Tomatoes are usually an inexpensive commodity, available at 45 – 75 cents a pound. The shortage is a result of the conclusion of a growing season.  In a […]

 

Posted on: May 7th, 2012

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Warren Weinstein, an American humanitarian aid worker kidnapped by al-Qaeda  begged US President Barack Obama to free all al-Qaeda and Taliban prisoners in US detention camps, and end airstrikes against forces in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia in exchange for his freedom. Weinstein, 71 of Rockville, Maryland, was kidnapped August 13, 2011, while in Lahore, […]

 

Posted on: May 7th, 2012

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A ten year-old Tunisian boy is gaining fame across the Aram world for having refused to compete against an Israeli opponent in the World School Chess Championship. The eighth annual competition took place in Romania, with 640 participants competing.  Rather than compete against an Israeli, Tunisian Muhammad Hamida withdrew from the competition. Director of the […]

 

Posted on: May 7th, 2012

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A major annual US gay conference will feature Israel and its gay community this year. The Equality Forum’s four-day event in Philadelphia, ending Sunday, featured Israeli gay performers, activists, and Israeli ambassador Michael Oren.  Each year, the conference chooses another country as its theme. Gaycities.com rated Israel the top Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual travel […]

 

Posted on: May 7th, 2012

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The Tel Aviv-Jaffa Chevra Kadisha burial society will invest NIS 10 million in preserving and refurbishing a historic Jaffa cemetery established in 1840. The cemetery, at the corners of Yehuda Hayamit and Yehuda Meragusa streets, will revamp the site into a tourist location highlighting the settlement of Jews in the area prior to the establishment […]

 

Posted on: May 7th, 2012

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The Detroit Free Press reports that Israel’s Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren, speaking Sunday at a Jewish-American conference in Detroit, said that his country has to hold on to its Jewish identity, and he urged American Jews to remain united with other Jews around the world in their support for Israel. “Together, we must […]

Netanyahu addressing the Likud Party convention Sunday.
 

Posted on: May 7th, 2012

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a Likud Party convention called for a four-month election campaign. Meanwhile, coalition partner Yisrael Beiteinu called for a delay of the Knesset dissolution to allow the government to pass its bill ordering mandatory enlistment in the Israel Defense Forces for all Israeli citizens.

François Hollande thanking tens of thousands who came to the Place de la Bastille in Paris Sunday.
 

Posted on: May 7th, 2012

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Following his victory Sunday, the 57-year-old François Hollande shouted himself hoarse, as he had done so often during the campaign, thanking his supporters for electing him president and promising to unite the whole country. But Richard Prasquier, President of the Jewish-French organizations, says one of the changes the Hollande presidency brings is a boost to the anti-Israel left.

 

Posted on: May 5th, 2012

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The AP reports that a trial is set to begin in the case of a Connecticut Jewish woman who sued her congregation because a black woman had been buried in the interfaith section of their cemetery. Maria Balaban’s lawsuit will go to trial Tuesday in New London Superior Court. She is demanding that the remains […]

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