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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
Youngest Holocaust Survivor from Schindler’s List Tells her Story

April 24, 2014 - 6:08 PM
 
Brave Israel Police Stand Guard at Empty Yeshiva to Stop Violence

April 24, 2014 - 5:21 PM
 
Gaza Terrorists Firing at Southern Israel, Again

April 24, 2014 - 2:10 PM
 
ADL Warns Missionary Group is Using Holocaust – Again – to Lure Jews

April 24, 2014 - 1:51 PM
 
Russia Accuses West of Starting Ukraine Crisis

April 24, 2014 - 1:16 PM
 
Tunisia Leader Facing Flack Over Jewish Pilgrimage to El Ghriba

April 24, 2014 - 12:23 PM
 
European Jews Ask EU Not to Recognize PA Unity Gov’t

April 24, 2014 - 11:09 AM
 
America Joins Israel in Canceling Talks with PA

April 24, 2014 - 10:10 AM
 
J Street Seeking a Seat at the Conference

April 24, 2014 - 9:33 AM
 
Terrorists Greet Hamas-Fatah Unity with Rocket Attacks on Israel

April 23, 2014 - 11:12 PM
 
Jerusalem Woman Injured in Stone Throwing

April 23, 2014 - 10:50 PM
 
Jeb Bush Considering the White House

April 23, 2014 - 10:36 PM
 
Arabs Going Wild in Jerusalem

April 23, 2014 - 10:17 PM
 
Egypt Receives $700 Million in Oil Aid – Monthly

April 23, 2014 - 10:13 PM
 
Kerry’s Talks Achieve Peace Between Hamas and Fatah

April 23, 2014 - 5:56 PM
 
Ex-Met Council Chief Rapfogel to Plead Guilty in Financial Scam

April 23, 2014 - 3:44 PM
 
Fatah Official’s Family Disowns Him over Censure of Murder of a Jew

April 23, 2014 - 3:30 PM
 
2 Tortured Bodies Found Dumped in Slaviansk, Ukraine

April 23, 2014 - 3:16 PM
 
Suffolk University Defends Honoring Foxman as Commencement Speaker

April 23, 2014 - 2:39 PM
 
Eyewitness Report from Ukraine: ‘You Can Feel the Tension in the Air’

April 23, 2014 - 1:32 PM
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News Briefs
IDF Major-Generals salute Ariel Sharon, as he lays in state at the Knesset.
 

Weather Forecast: Chance of Rockets Raining on Sharon’s Funeral

Posted on: January 13th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

An Iron Dome and additional steps are being deployed so that Gazan rockets don't hit anyone at Ariel Sharon's funeral.

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
 

Iran Interim Agreement to Start Two Months After Announcement

Posted on: January 13th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobal

While the "Interim Agreement" is set to go into effect on Jan. 2o, the U.S. senate is poised to pass a sanctions bill which would be triggered only if Iran defaults on its commitments.

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Iran: Hezbollah Missiles Can ‘Pinpoint’ Targets Anywhere In Israel

Posted on: January 12th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

Their capability has improved "tremendously."

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Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in a meeting at his Muqata compound in Ramallah, where he rejected both Israel's exclusive rights to Jerusalem and its status as a Jewish state.
 

Abbas Tells Supporters He Will Not Recognize Israel as Jewish State

Posted on: January 12th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Abbas promised he would reiterate this stance during a meeting with Kerry.

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Antisemitic French Comic Drops Tour

Posted on: January 12th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAssimilation

Amid an investigation into his finances and bans on his shows because of anti-Semitic content, the French comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala said he was abandoning his nationwide tour. Dieudonne made the announcement Saturday at a news conference in which he appeared dressed in traditional West African garb — his mother was born in Cameroon. “Today, […]

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Jewish Congressman Concerned over Rabbinate Boycott of Avi Weiss Flock

Posted on: January 12th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

New York Rep. Eliot L. Engel sent a letter to Benjamin Netanyahu to express his concern over the Israeli Chief Rabbinate’s decision to reject Jewish status letters written by Rabbi Avi Weiss. Engel, the senior Democratic member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, wrote in the letter to Israel’s prime minister dated Jan. 10 that: […]

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Israelis light candles near the coffin of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon outside the Knesset.
 

Sharon Eulogized as Some Show Up to Pay Respects

Posted on: January 12th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Sharon’s coffin was placed in the Knesset Plaza on Sunday.

 

Anti-Israel Resolution Passes Preliminary MLA Vote

Posted on: January 12th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitismAnti-Israel NGOs

Delegates to the Modern Language Association’s annual convention upheld a resolution accusing Israel of keeping Palestinian academics from entering Judea and Samaria, but rejected another expressing solidarity with academics that boycott Israel. After an hour or so of acrimonious debate in Chicago on Saturday, the MLA’s delegate assembly in a 60-53 vote approved a resolution […]

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Obama Reaffirms Commitment to Israel in Sharon Message

Posted on: January 12th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

President Obama reaffirmed his commitment to Israel’s security in his condolence message on the death of Ariel Sharon. “On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to the family of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and to the people of Israel on the loss of a leader who dedicated […]

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The Knesset Guard carrying the coffin of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, while thousands came to pay their last respects. It appears that other than his immediate family, all of Israel, as well as in many of its neighbors, people are having mixed and often harsh memories of the old general.
 

Sabra, Shatila Response to Sharon’s Passing Not Unlike Gush Katif’s

Posted on: January 12th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

No one in recent memory has elicited such harsh reactions from their political enemies as General Ariel Sharon.

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Screen shot from the original Hitchcock documentary.
 

Watch Hitchcock Holocaust Documentary Suppressed by the British

Posted on: January 12th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

By the time Hitchcock's film was finished, the allies' political needs had changed.

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Obama Nominates Fischer as Fed Vice Chairman

Posted on: January 11th, 2014

News & ViewsNews Briefs

President Obama nominated Stanley Fischer, the former governor of the Bank of Israel, to be the vice chairman of the Federal Reserve. The Friday nomination comes the same week that the Senate confirmed Janet Yellen as Federal Reserve’s chairwoman, the third Jewish person to hold the post in succession, following Ben Bernanke and Alan Greenspan. […]

 

Dieudonne Fans Bring Down French JDL Website

Posted on: January 11th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Supporters of the anti-Semitic comedian Dieudonne hijacked three French pro-Israel websites in a coordinated cyber attack. The attack Thursday paralyzed the websites Israel-Flash.com, Europe-Israel.org and liguedefensejuive.com, the website of the French Jewish Defense League, and replaced their content with messages of support for Dieudonne, Le Nouvel Observateur reported. On the hijacked websites, the hackers called […]

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Antisemitic Black Poet Amiri Baraka Dies

Posted on: January 11th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Amiri Baraka, the New Jersey poet laureate whose works were celebrated by blacks but often condemned by Jews, has died. Baraka’s writings, lectures and poetry brought him national renown beginning in the 1960s, and the one-time black nationalist was celebrated by many African Americans as a voice of the disenfranchised. He was a winner of […]

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Hungarian Jewish Leader Decries German Occupation Monument

Posted on: January 11th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEuropeGermany

The president of Hungary’s Jewish umbrella group criticized a planned monument to victims of the Germany occupation for ignoring Hungary’s complicity in the Holocaust. The memorial announced Thursday would be built in Budapest’s Freedom Square and pay tribute to “all Hungarian victims with the erection of the monument commemorating the tragic German occupation and the […]

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Israel Summons Dutch Ambassador over Divestments in his Country

Posted on: January 11th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitismAnti-Israel NGOs

For the second time in less than a month, Israel demanded clarifications from the Netherlands on Dutch firms’ divestment from Israel. On Friday, Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the Dutch ambassador to Israel, Caspar Veldkamp, to provide clarifications on the decision of PGGM, a large pensions administrator, to divest from five Israeli banks because […]

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Ancient Water Tunnel Discovered in Jerusalem

Posted on: January 11th, 2014

News & ViewsArchaeology

This discovery was first announced in JewishPress.com in April 2013. The longest water tunnel ever discovered in Israel is being excavated in Jerusalem, near the train station in the southern part of the city. Both the tunnel and a stone column head at its opening, belonging to a state structure dating back to the kings […]

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Russian Jewish School Teacher Freed

Posted on: January 11th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Prison authorities in Russia released a Jewish schoolteacher whose controversial bribery conviction triggered protests by leading politicians. The teacher, Ilya Farber, was released Friday from the Tver correctional prison after serving three years of a 7-year sentence for accepting $13,000 in bribes. “The campaign to resolve the issue of [political] prisoners just got another devoted […]

 

Israel Publishes New Tenders for Settlement Construction

Posted on: January 11th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Israel published tenders for 600 new homes in East Jerusalem and 801 in Judea and Samaria settlements. Government officials delayed the announcement until U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry had ended his latest peace-brokering tour in the region, Army Radio reported. European leaders and the United States had urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not […]

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The late Arik Sharon as I would like to remember him, leading the brigade that crossed over to the Egyptian side of the Suez Canal during the 1973 Yom Kippur War (here with  Defense Minister Dayan).
 

Arik Is Dead

Posted on: January 11th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Ariel Sharon, aka Arik, was Israel's 11th Prime Minister and perhaps its most heroic and controversial leader.

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