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Strauss Israel CEO Zion Balas (left), appearing before the Knesset Economic Affairs Committee.
 

Posted on: February 26th, 2012

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It's not nearly as funny as it sounds, though. Israeli food products are the costliest in the Western world, and that goes practically across the board. The reason appears simple enough: lack of competition for the country's food behemoth, the Strauss Group.

 

Posted on: February 24th, 2012

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According to the Iranian Christian news organization Mohabat News, Iranian authorities began to systematically seize and destroy Bibles after a Shiite cleric issued an urgent warning about the spread of Christianity. Mohabat reported that authorities in northwestern Iran have so far seized 6,500 Bibles. A state official said of the seizure: “All religions are strengthening […]

MK Danny Danon (Likud) at a demonstration.
 

Posted on: February 24th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Qatar is going all out to assemble a major conference next week, with 350 representatives from Arab and Islamic countries, who will discuss "the legal status of Jerusalem before and after the Israeli occupation." The funny thing is that Palestinian Knesset members who will be spewing their venom at the conference, decrying Israeli crimes against humanity, yada, yada, yada, will be the only democratically elected officials. Is this a fun region or what?

peace-dove
 

Posted on: February 24th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Some days you just have to love Israelis, who take time out of their busy schedules to express their love thine enemy thing online.

 

Posted on: February 24th, 2012

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The AP reported that the European Union is working on regulations that would shut out Iran’s banks from the financial clearinghouse SWIFT, which is used by virtually every country in the world. The move is part of an unprecedented escalation of economic pressure by the United States and the EU meant to halt Iran’s suspected […]

 

Posted on: February 24th, 2012

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The Toronto Star reported that researcher Helen Radkey, a former Mormon who revealed the Wiesenthal baptisms, said this week she found Anne Frank’s name in proxy baptism records dated Feb. 18, showing the ritual was performed in the Dominican Republic. The new allegation came just a week after the LDS apologized for posthumously baptizing the […]

 

Posted on: February 24th, 2012

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The Security Council statement, read to the media, “condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack in New Delhi, India, aimed at Israel’s diplomatic personnel, which resulted in injuries to diplomatic personnel and civilians, and the recent attempted terrorist attack in Tbilisi, Georgia.” The Council also “reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations […]

Brigadier General Rabbi Rafi Peretz at the Siach Yitzhak yeshiva in Gush Etzion.
 

Posted on: February 23rd, 2012

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On the heels of the Supreme Court's annulment of the Tal Law, and following weeks of harsh debates over the coerced participation of religious soldiers in IDF sponsored concerts with women singers, the IDF Chief Rabbi admitted Thursday that despite his liberal ruling on the matter, soldiers should be allowed to avoid entertainment they find religiously problematic.

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Where can you find large quantities of Kosher food in Malta?
 

Posted on: February 23rd, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

At least it took a while, since somehow the organizers of this 4-day event for 120 European Jewish young professionals didn't realize they would all insist on eating kosher food. In Malta? It took a few heroic feats to straighten out that one…

Sacha Baron Cohen in his new title role as "The Dictator"
 

Posted on: February 23rd, 2012

News & ViewsJewish

If they ban him, does he not bleed, at least a little, on the inside? The Oscar folks appear to have had it up to here with the loveable, although as lowbrow as they come, British-Jewish star. Or maybe it was all his own idea. You figure it out.

Iran's UN ambassador Mohammad Khazaee
 

Posted on: February 23rd, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

On occasion it's nice to read good things about one's country, reflected through the eyes of a sworn enemy. If half of what Iran's UN ambassador Mohammad Khazaee told the UN Security Council about Israeli covert operations, cyber warfare, psychological war and assassination of nuclear scientists is true, then we should sleep quietly tonight…

Yeshiva student Elazar Aharoni was attacked by Arab workers on the Hermon
 

Posted on: February 23rd, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

On the face of it, it sounds like Arab on Jew violence, but we'll learn more once the police report is made. Meanwhile, if you're visiting the snowy Hermon site in your yeshiva outfit, better bring along someone who can protect you.

 

Posted on: February 23rd, 2012

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Al-Ahram reports that the Supreme Administrative Court (SAC) on Monday referred several articles of the law governing parliamentary polls to the State Council, the legal body tasked with deciding disputes related to the exercise of state power. The move is raising doubts in Cairo as to whether Egypt’s first post-Mubarak parliamentary elections were constitutional. The […]

Jewish kids holding torches in Jerusalem on Simchat Torah – now, that's happy!
 

Posted on: February 23rd, 2012

News & ViewsJewish

Assuming 676,000 Gallup survey participants can't be wrong, it's now official: don your best yarmulke, tighten that lovely tichel, pour on those blintzes, kreplach and ponchikes, and trek out to hear the Torah reading every Shabbes – cuz that'll make you the happiest man or woman in America. Unless you belong to LDS, that works, too, apparently…

 

Posted on: February 23rd, 2012

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According to FOCUS Information Agency, the United States said Wednesday that Israel’s settlement activity was not “constructive” for Middle East peace after a committee approved a plan for at least 500 new homes in Judea and Samaria, and legalized the outpost of Shvut Rachel, which had been unauthorized. Officials said the committee gave legal status […]

Armored Corps trainees
 

Posted on: February 22nd, 2012

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The website kipa.co.il reports that Col. Lior Hochman, Commander of the 460 Armored Corps Brigade, prohibited the brigade rabbi from speaking at a military ceremony held Wednesday, in the presence of soldiers, officers, and their families. Brigade Chaplain Captain Rabbi Zev Runes had participated in rehearsals for the ceremony and was expected to speak about […]

Housing units in Shvut Rachel.
 

Posted on: February 22nd, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Two settlements in Samaria will be celebrating a modest expansion with Wednesday's decision to add nearly 700 housing units to an area where so much Jewish blood has been spilled. Now wait for it… wait for it… international condemnations!

 

Posted on: February 22nd, 2012

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Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor warned the UN Security Council Tuesday that Hizbollah was increasing its power base in western Africa. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his own concern about dangerous ties between the Lebanese terror group and African crime organizations. Ambassador Prosor added: “Israel is particularly concerned over Hezbollah’s use of the […]

Journalist Rabbi Israel Gelis: Beinisch did a hit-and-run
 

Posted on: February 22nd, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Journalist and radio host Israel Gelis offers the Haredi point of view on the Supreme Court's decision to kill the Tal Law, which served as a moderate avenue for Haredim to join modern Israeli society, while holding on to their unique values.

Controversial Israeli historian Ilan Pappé
 

Posted on: February 22nd, 2012

News & ViewsJewish

Ilan Pappé is one of Israel's "New Historians" who blame the state's founders of committing a well planned ethnic cleansing to drive the Arabs out of the promised land. Now three California state schools are featuring his lectures and the local Jewish community is not amused.

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