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President Morsi is certain to bring up his pledge to seek the release of Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman from U.S. custody.
 

Posted on: July 8th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

President Barack Obama has invited his newly elected Egyptian counterpart Mohamed Morsi to visit the US for an official visit in September. Deputy Secretary of State William Perez said he delivered this message during his meetings with Morsi on Sunday. One of the issues Morsi is certain to bring up as part of the preparation for his visit, would be his pledge to seek the release of Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman from U.S. custody.

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Posted on: July 8th, 2012

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One of the largest-ever gold caches located in Israel was discovered by Tel Aviv University and the Nature and Parks Authority in a dig in the Apollonia National Park near Herzliya.

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Posted on: July 8th, 2012

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IBM in Haifa is developing a a new augmented-reality mobile shopping app to enable retailers to personalize customers’ shopping experiences from their smart phones and tablets.

 

Posted on: July 8th, 2012

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In an Arab rock throwing incident Sunday morning near Michmas in the Binyamin region, three cars were damaged and two Israelis were injured. One of the injured was treated on site, the second was transported to Hadassah-Har Tzofim hospital for treatment.

UNHRC president, Uruguay Ambassador Laura Dupuy Lasserre.
 

Posted on: July 8th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

UNHRC on Friday named three women to the panel, one accused Israel of "total discrimination," another's sister served on the Goldstone commission.

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Some 35,000 people rallied in Tel Aviv urging government to enact universal draft legislation.
 

Posted on: July 8th, 2012

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

Keynote speaker former GSS chief Yuval Diskin said: "I served this country for thirty-seven years with love and with hope, and throughout these long years I did not even once, even for one moment, feel that I was a sucker. When I joined, almost everyone enlisted, but when I got out I discovered that we are close to the point where almost no one is enlisting. And that's the whole story."

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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

News & ViewsGlobal

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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