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What Makes the IDF Special; the Lag BaOmer Victory; Rescue in Nepal; and Crazy Coalition-Building
 
Off-Shore Menorah-Shaped Islands Plan Mixes Interfaith with Promise of Jobs and Housing

May 6, 2015 - 4:00 PM
 
Netanyahu Wants Restrictions on the Minister of Justice

May 6, 2015 - 3:50 PM
 
Gas Line Terrorist Sentenced to 30 Years

May 6, 2015 - 3:20 PM
 
While Battling Mylan, Teva Acquires Auspex Pharmaceuticals for $3.2 Billion

May 6, 2015 - 3:00 PM
 
Coalition Last Minute Talks: Likud Capitulates, Bayit Yehudi Wins Justice + 2 Security Cabinet Votes

May 6, 2015 - 1:31 PM
 
Stone Throwers Injure Jerusalem Man

May 6, 2015 - 1:12 PM
 
Report: Sudan Shoots Down “Israeli” Drone

May 6, 2015 - 12:29 PM
 
Fear of New Bombing Attack Keeps Jews Away from Tunisian Lag B’Omer Pilgrimage

May 6, 2015 - 12:10 PM
 
Senators Boxer, Ernst, Move to Arm Kurds Against ISIS

May 6, 2015 - 11:55 AM
 
Tonight at Midnight: Netanyahu’s Moment of Truth

May 6, 2015 - 11:51 AM
 
5 Senior Hezbollah Field Commanders Killed in Qalamoun Battle

May 6, 2015 - 10:31 AM
 
Former UK Cmdr.: UN, Foreign Governments ‘Deliberately’ Twisting Laws of Armed Conflict on Israel

May 6, 2015 - 1:19 AM
 
Clinton Said She Will Speak on Benghazi but Only Once

May 6, 2015 - 12:59 AM
 
Huckabee Throws his Hat in the Ring

May 6, 2015 - 12:06 AM
 
Report: Bibi Blinks First, Ayelet Shaked to be Justice Minister

May 5, 2015 - 11:00 PM
 
US Senate May Vote Thursday on Nuclear Review Bill

May 5, 2015 - 10:33 PM
 
Bennett Goes Underground as Likud’s Anxiety Increases

May 5, 2015 - 9:40 PM
 
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May 5, 2015 - 8:32 PM
 
6 Anglo Aliyah Immigrants to Receive NBN Bonei Zion Prize

May 5, 2015 - 8:19 PM
 
Israel Issues Travel Warning for Nepal

May 5, 2015 - 6:30 PM
 
Oldest Set of 10 Commandments Showing in Israel

May 5, 2015 - 5:35 PM
 
Hamas Dentist of Death Arrested and Indicted

May 5, 2015 - 3:13 PM
 
Olmert Uses Tony Blair as Character Witness

May 5, 2015 - 1:22 PM
 
ISIS Claims ‘Credit’ for Attack at Mohammed Cartoon Contest

May 5, 2015 - 1:02 PM
 
Watch Hamas Film Banned by Gaza U. because of Fears of Losing Funding [video]

May 5, 2015 - 12:28 PM
 
IDF Uncovers Weapons Factory in Hebron

May 5, 2015 - 11:15 AM
 
Police Arrest Gush Etzion Teen for Vandalizing Arab Olive Trees

May 5, 2015 - 11:06 AM
 
Anti-Semitism Drives European Jews to Israel

May 5, 2015 - 10:19 AM
 
With Liberman Out , Bennett Toughens Position, But Who Will Blink First?

May 5, 2015 - 9:26 AM
 
NYPD Cop Dies 2 Days After Shooting, 3rd in 5 Months

May 5, 2015 - 3:16 AM
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News Briefs
Adina Bar Shalom with her father, Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef.
 

Posted on: August 29th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

“Rav Ovadia Yosef is not what the newspapers make him out to be. Rav Ovadia uses his influence on the Israeli public and also on the Israeli government,” Rabbi Fruman told the Palestinian officials. Abbas addressed the Iranian threat against Israel, and, surprisingly, expressed his objection to permitting Iran to possess a nuclear bomb, thus dragging the entire region into great danger.

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Midnight Cowboy Jon Voight with RJC intern Barbara Efraim.
 

Posted on: August 29th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Delegates to the Republican Convention have been pouring into Tampa for the last several days. The delegates have been pouring in, but thus far, despite predictions that Hurricane Isaac might bring with it heavy rain and driving winds, there has been 'nary a cloud in the sky. Lynne Kessler Lechter serves on the National Women's Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Lechter told The Jewish Press that on Saturday night she attended a dinner for Republican Jewish Coalition leadership at the home of Ambassador Mel and Betty Semble...

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Bar Ilan University president Professor Moshe Kaveh
 

Posted on: August 28th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Monday night, Bar Ilan University president Professor Moshe Kaveh informed lawyers representing the committee of heads of Israeli universities that he is withdrawing Bar Ilan University from the petition to the Supreme Court to annul Ariel University's accreditation.

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NBN Retiree
 

Posted on: August 28th, 2012

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

A group of 16 retiree couples ages 50 to 80 made Aliyah to Israel in mid-August on Nefesh B’Nefesh charter Aliyah flight that left out of JFK airport in New York. The retirees joined their children and grandchildren who had made Aliyah over the last decade.

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Photo: Former Bush Administration official Elliot Abrams
 

Posted on: August 28th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

“They do not think it’s possible. They do not think it’s in the cards. I think that is one of the reasons diplomacy has failed – and it has failed,” he said.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara are worth just over $10 million.
 

Posted on: August 28th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Following the minor storm that erupted on Monday over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's request to rearrange his portfolio which is in a blind trust—a request he eventually rescinded—Forbes Israel decided to dig into that portfolio, to find out how rich is Bibi. It turns out he's not crazy rich, and incidentally, close to half of the Netanyahus wealth is invested in their penthouse in the affluent neighborhood of Rechavia in downtown Jerusalem, and a villa in Caesaria.

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Posted on: August 28th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

A Jewish civilian was stabbed by a Palestinian terrorist near Ma’aleh Levonah. A group of residents from the town of Ma’aleh Levonah went down near the Arab village of Khan Luban to photograph and document the illegal land grab and construction that was occurring near their town. A group of Palestinians then attacked them with stones, axes […]

 

Posted on: August 28th, 2012

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Rabbi Asher Lopatin of Chicago is set to succeed Rabbi Avi Weiss next year at the helm of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, the Modern Orthodox rabbinical school founded by Weiss. Lopatin is the spiritual leader of Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel Congregation, a high-profile Modern Orthodox synagogue in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago that counts Mayor Rahm […]

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Posted on: August 28th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik is scheduled to deliver the opening invocation at the Republican National Convention. “It is an extraordinary privilege to deliver an invocation at a cherished ritual of American democracy,” said Soloveichik of the invocation, which he is scheduled to deliver on Tuesday in Tampa, Fla. Soloveichik is the director of the Straus Center […]

U.S. ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro added his support to the ISM effort to create martyrs in their fight against Israel.
 

Posted on: August 28th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

It turns out, the ambassador's position appears to simply be the opinion of Rachel Corrie's parents, the plaintiffs in the case against the government of Israel.

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Posted on: August 27th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

On Monday morning, approximately two million children started the new school year 5773 in preschools and schools across the country.

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Netanyahu visits Efrat
 

Posted on: August 27th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu marked the opening day of the school year telling students in Efrat that Efrat and Gush Etzion will always remain part of Israel.

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz.
 

Posted on: August 27th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The committee for permits in the state comptroller’s office has allowed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on August 15 – at his own request – to make changes in his investment portfolio, both overseas and locally. The request comes in the wake of threats by the PM to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities in the near future. But it appears that Netanyahu's financial move was done in full transparency and in complete adherence with legal procedure.

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Left to right: a mission of good will with MK Rabbi Nissim Zeev, Rabbi Ben Abrahamson, Turkish Muslim teacher and author Adnan Oktar, Geneva Chief Rabbi Dr. Izhak Dayan, and Dr. Mordechai Kedar
 

Posted on: August 27th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

A small group of religious Jews accomplished what Israel's foreign ministry could not in 3 years of attempted diplomacy - namely, to meet with representatives from the Turkish government and attempt to heal the Turkey-Israel rift. From August 15 - 17, Shas MK Nissim Ze'ev, Shas deputy finance minister Yitzchak Cohen, the chief Rabbi of Geneva, Professor Mordechai Kedar of Bar Ilan University and other leaders met with no less than twenty Turkish parliamentarians.

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Haredi soldiers praying in the fields. Some are less welcome in their own shuls.
 

Posted on: August 27th, 2012

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

He was told that since he was wearing the uniform of the “Army of the Zionist State,” he was not permitted to enter the shul.

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Posted on: August 27th, 2012

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Residents of Migron said they will not leave the Samarian outpost until the Israeli Supreme Court rules on a request to halt their evacuation.

Rabbi Lior speaks in Migron Tazpit
 

Posted on: August 27th, 2012

News & Views

Cabinet Secretary Zvi Hauser arrived in the last hour to visit the new neighborhood established to accommodate the residents of Migron who are slated to be evicted from their homes today following a Supreme Court hearing.

 

Posted on: August 27th, 2012

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A 500-year-old Sephardi women’s prayer book is being reissued in Hebrew.

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Posted on: August 27th, 2012

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The Hadassah Foundation announced 13 mini-grants for organizations serving Jewish young people in 11 states.

 

Posted on: August 27th, 2012

News & Views

An Estonian gas company apologized for using a photo of Auschwitz in its advertising.

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