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Posted on: May 20th, 2012

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Israel’s American football team took the field last Thursday in Petah Tikva, and lost its first international match by a score of 49-6 to Maranatha Baptist Bible College Crusaders from Watertown, Wis. According to AP, Israel’s 10-team amateur league is gaining audience interest. Last year’s Israel Bowl attracted more than 1,000 fans and was broadcast […]

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Thousands of Israelis take part in the annual flag parade, celebrating Jerusalem Day in the streets of Jerusalem.
 

Posted on: May 19th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

According to the Israeli extreme left, Jerusalem Day is "a holiday only to settlers and racists, who get a license to provoke and harass Palestinians." In the march of Jerusalem Day, tens of thousands of Israelis go from the western part of the capital through the Muslim Quarter, ending in front of the Wailing Wall. The parade has received the greatest amount of criticism on the Left.

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Posted on: May 19th, 2012

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Nothing suggests that Iran is ready to stop its nuclear weapons program, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said ahead of talks between Iran and a U.S.-led negotiating coalition. “Nothing would be better than to see this issue resolved diplomatically,” Netanyahu said Friday during a state visit to the Czech Republic. “But I have seen no evidence […]

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Posted on: May 18th, 2012

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The Obama administration said it would rush $70 million to Israel in order to enhance its Iron Dome missile defense system, with more money in the pipeline. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said Thursday, after meeting with his Israeli counterpart Ehud Barak, that he was directed by President Obama to meet Israel’s needs for the […]

 

Posted on: May 18th, 2012

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A Toronto Islamic school has lost the right to use a public school building for its classes after anti-Semitic teachings were discovered in its curriculum and posted on its website. The Toronto District School Board announced this week that the East End Madrassah could no longer rent space for its Sunday classes until police finish […]

Soldiers shot at Arabs trying to infiltrate into Israel on Sunday.
 

Posted on: May 17th, 2012

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IDF spokesperson: "Terrorists approach the security fence in order to place explosives, plan terror attacks, and attempt to kidnap IDF soldiers, endangering Israeli civilians and security forces stationed in the region."

 

Posted on: May 17th, 2012

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Minister of Finance Yuval Steinitz signed a directive on Wednesday enabling foreign lawyers to work in Israel, and enabling collaboration between Israeli and foreign law firms.

 

Posted on: May 17th, 2012

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Israel and Japan celebrated 60 years of diplomatic relations on Tuesday, kicking off a series of special events commemorating the occasion. On May 21, the Israeli embassy in Tokyo will stage a special gala concert marking the occasion, joining the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra with leading Israeli musicians.

 

Posted on: May 17th, 2012

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It’s official – over half of babies are being born to racial and ethnic minorities in the United States, according to a report in the Associated Press.

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Google's "Street View" car driving through the neighborhood of Mea Shearim in Jerusalem.
 

Posted on: May 17th, 2012

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Israeli security authorities including the IDF Military Intelligence Formation, closely monitored the Google Street View Project, first launched in Israel just last month, giving a close look of streets in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa. The inspection prevented publication of pictures revealing classified information and locations of security facilities operating in Israel.

 

Posted on: May 17th, 2012

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According to Reuters, a confidential report on Iran sanctions-busting says Syria continues to receive Iranian arms shipments that violate a U.N. Security Council ban on weapons exports by Iran. The new report, by a panel of experts on monitoring sanctions, submitted to the Security Council’s Iran sanctions committee, also details Iranians’ efforts to circumvent sanctions […]

 

Posted on: May 17th, 2012

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U.S. Rep. Ron Paul has effectively given up his presidential campaign but will not give up his delegates to Mitt Romney. Paul, a Texas Republican, said he would no longer compete in his party’s primaries, leaving Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, the only viable candidate for the GOP nod still running. Romney remains about 200 […]

U.S. Ambassador Dan Shapiro with the newly appointed commander of Israel's Air Force Major General Amir Eshel, May 14, 2012.
 

Posted on: May 16th, 2012

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Washington prefers the diplomatic option and stated as much time and again – but it seems that beneath the surface, an attack is ready to roll on command. An unusual moment of candor on the part of U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro at a closed meeting in Tel Aviv, reveals the planning behind the scenes. "The military option is not only possible, it's ready," he says.

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Posted on: May 16th, 2012

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The United States Tour Operators Association, the largest tourism wholesalers association in America, will hold its 2013 annual conference in Israel as guests of the Tourism Ministry. The decision was made in February during a meeting in the US between Tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov and USTOA management. The organization’s last annual conference in Israel occurred in 1995.

 

Posted on: May 16th, 2012

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A suburban New York father is suing his school district over the anti-Semitic taunting of his son. Robert Slade filed the suit last week alleging that officials at Northport High School on Long Island took no action to stop a group of 20 students from traumatizing his son with taunts such as “Jews are disgusting,” […]

H. Res. 568, introduced by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla., seen here on her weekly radio show), chairwoman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, had 314 sponsors.
 

Posted on: May 16th, 2012

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The House on Tuesday approved a non-binding resolution that "strongly supports United States policy to prevent the government of Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability," and expresses "opposition to any policy that would rely on containment as an option in response to the Iranian nuclear threat." Americans for Peace Now urged members of Congress to "vote NO or PRESENT."

 

Posted on: May 16th, 2012

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While Pakistan has been invited to the NATO summit in Chicago next week, Israel has been left out, at the request of Turkey, according to Reuters. Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has not yet responded to the invitation. Israel, NATO’s most dependable Middle East ally in the war against terrorism, did not even an invitation […]

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At a meeting last month in front of the Ulpana Hill homes, members of the Likud Committee assembled to voice their support for blocking the demolition efforts.
 

Posted on: May 15th, 2012

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According to a Tuesday report, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu does not see a way to prevent the court-ordered demolition of the Ulpana Hill neighborhood in Beit El, in the Benjamin region of Judea and Samaria. The neighborhood' spokesman thinks the PM must be helped out of the entanglement of his own doing.

 

Posted on: May 15th, 2012

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European Union foreign ministers at a meeting in Brussels slammed Israel for threatening the viability of a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict. Their three-page statement released Monday condemned the increased growth of settlement building, and the eviction of Palestinians and demolition of their homes in eastern Jerusalem. It also expressed concern over settler violence. […]

Last year Arab demonstrators marked the 63rd anniversary of Naka (catastrophe in Arabic), the term Arabs use to describe the 1948 creation of the state of Israel.
 

Posted on: May 14th, 2012

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On Monday night, hundreds of Palestinian prisoners agreed to end their hunger strike after winning concessions from Israel to improve their conditions, both sides announced. Earlier in the week, concern had been rising about the effect the death of one of the strikers might have on Tuesday's 'Nakba Day' protests.

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