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Spiritual Cafe: Fighting The Sin of Forgetfulness
 
Pro-Israel Carson Breathing Down Neck of Pro-Israel Trump

August 30, 2015 - 7:30 PM
 
31st Democratic Senator Backs Iran Deal

August 30, 2015 - 5:54 PM
 
‘Mega” Gas Field Discovered off Egyptian Coast

August 30, 2015 - 5:27 PM
 
Elbit Wins European and African Contracts

August 30, 2015 - 4:02 PM
 
A Sign of Desperation: Iran Claims Syria Killed Israeli Soldiers

August 30, 2015 - 3:48 PM
 
Iran Rejects Daniel Barenboim’s Gesture of Peace Because He’s Israeli

August 30, 2015 - 3:15 PM
 
Wasserman-Schultz ‘Blocked DNC Resolution Supporting Iran Deal’

August 30, 2015 - 3:06 PM
 
Neurologist Oliver Sacks Dies at Age 82 in New York City

August 30, 2015 - 2:40 PM
 
Aljazeera Arab Readers Shocked by Restraint, Kindness of IDF Soldiers in Nabi Salah

August 30, 2015 - 2:37 PM
 
1 Injured in Drive-by Shooting Terror Attack Near Kedumim

August 30, 2015 - 1:43 PM
 
Large Brush Fire Contained in Galilee

August 30, 2015 - 1:28 PM
 
Israeli Woman Arrested Trying to Join ISIS

August 30, 2015 - 12:30 PM
 
Netanyahu: No Objection to ‘Civilian” Nuclear Program in Iran

August 30, 2015 - 11:01 AM
 
Soldier Injured in Suspected Car Attack

August 30, 2015 - 1:02 AM
 
Monaco Apologizes for Deporting Jews to the Nazis

August 29, 2015 - 11:54 PM
 
Obama to Jewish Organization Heads: I Understand Israelis Mistrusting Iran

August 29, 2015 - 11:43 PM
 
Clinton Puts Her Foot in the Mouth (Again) with ‘Boxcar’ Remark

August 29, 2015 - 11:37 PM
 
Iranian President Says Nuclear Deal a ‘Non-Committal Agreement’

August 29, 2015 - 11:01 PM
 
Union to Strike Ben Gurion Airport 2 Hours Sunday

August 29, 2015 - 10:05 PM
 
Official PA Media Calls Huckabee ‘Inane Creature’ and ‘Wicked Man’

August 29, 2015 - 9:45 PM
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News Briefs
Ichilov Hospital Director, Professor Gabi Barbash, under attack for profiling tuberculosis patients.
 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

It appears that the staff members contracted the disease from African patients.

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Traffic control sign being tested at the exit of the Mt. Carmel tunnel. Haifa Mayor Yona Yahav thinks of using the tunnels as bomb shelters.
 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

"No one so far has been able to tell me how much oxygen would be required for, say, 30 or 40 thousand people."

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The visiting Polish Jews at the Kotel on Monday.
 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

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25 young Polish Jews, many of whom have only recently discovered their Jewish roots, arrived in Israel on Monday for a special seminar organized by Shavei Israel, an organization that aims to strengthen the connection between descendants of Jews and the State of Israel & the Jewish people. The participants, between the ages of 18-35, most of whom were raised Catholic, came from cities like Krakow, Katowice, Warsaw, Przemysl and Gdansk. For many it marks their first time visiting Israel.

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Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

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More than 600 rabbis have joined a campaign initiative called Rabbis for Obama. The rabbis represent themselves and not individual synagogues or organizations, according to the news release. The names of all the rabbis can be found on the website barackobama.com/rabbis. Most of the rabbis are Reform or Conservative, although a handful are Orthodox. Obama […]

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Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

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U.S. authorities announced the seizure of $150 million allegedly linked to a money-laundering scheme by the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah. The Lebanese Canadian Bank and other unidentified institutions sent nearly $330 million to the United States between 2007 and 2011 to finance the purchase of used cars that were shipped to West Africa, according to […]

Israel’s Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger
 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

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A rabbi in Bavaria, Germany, has been slapped with criminal charges of committing bodily harm, in the first known case to arise from an anti-circumcision ruling.

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Former Shas minister Shlomo Benizri kissing the hand of Shas siritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef.
 

Posted on: August 21st, 2012

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The final say on whether or not Israel will go it alone against Iran's nuclear facilities depends on the two architects of that plan, and on the IAF which will carry it out. It will also depend on the Obama Administration and on whether or not the Saudis and the Gulf states will give their tacit approval. But that same decision will also depend on the approval of a 92-year-old Sefardi Rabbi from Jerusalem, whose thumbs-up or down could kill the plan or give it life.

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Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
 

Posted on: August 21st, 2012

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Boteach: "I treasure the Adelsons’ support. They have been dear friends for a long time and were among the earliest backers of my campaign. Not only are they heroes in the Jewish community for their mega-philanthropy, but they are among the most generous and sophisticated political donors in the country...This donation is a game changer.”

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Posted on: August 21st, 2012

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Criminal assault charges have been filed against the rabbi of the Jewish community in oberfränkischen Hof, Rabbi David Goldberg, for circumcision for religious reasons. Chief prosecutor Gerhard Schmitt confirmed that the complaint was filed by a doctor from Hessen, which is under the jurisdiction of the Cologne Regional Court, which decided a while ago that […]

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Scientology Center, Tel Aviv
 

Posted on: August 21st, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

The new, renovated Scientology Center opened in Tel Aviv. IDF Radio interviewed a man who said his family fell apart when his wife joined the Church of Scientology.

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israel embassy ireland
 

Posted on: August 21st, 2012

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The online Irish website, TheJournal, reports that the Israeli embassy in Dublin was evacuated early Tuesday afternoon after a suspicious package was discovered. An army bomb disposal team was sent to the site.   Source:  http://www.thejournal.ie/suspicious-package-israeli-embassy-dublin-566588-Aug2012/ Hattip: Challah Hu Achbar

Chairman of the U.S. joint chiefs of staff Gen. Martin Dempsey.
 

Posted on: August 21st, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

The Taliban fired rockets into the American Bagram Air Field outside Kabul in Afghanistan Monday night, damaging the plane serving the chairman of the U.S. joint chiefs of staff Gen. Martin Dempsey. The general was out on a visit at the time of the hit, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition said on Tuesday. Two maintenance workers were lightly harmed by shrapnel from the two rockets, coalition spokesman Jamie Graybeal said.

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Tank in the Sinai Peninsula
 

Posted on: August 21st, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

After Egypt has dispatched tanks into the northern Sinai area over the past few weeks, as part of its attempt to combat Islamist terror cells in the peninsula, the Prime Minister’s office has decided that this must stop. Using the White House, Netanyahu sent a sharp message to Cairo to withdraw the tanks immediately.

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Yasser Borhami, co-founder of the Salafist Nour Party, believes Jews and Christians are "infidels."
 

Posted on: August 21st, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

Here's a story about pots rebuking kettles over the issue of blackness: Al Ahram reported on Monday that the extremist Salafist Nour Party will be sending a delegation to the Sinai Peninsula to "raise religious awareness and combat extremism." Among those going are the Salafist Calling movement’s head Yasser Borhami and its spokesperson Abdel-Moneim El-Shahat, both of whom have made a number of controversial statements in the past.

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Posted on: August 21st, 2012

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The College of Charleston received $2 million to be split between Jewish life on campus and full tuition scholarships for the children of clergy and religious educators. The Samuel R. and Regina K. Shapiro Endowment Scholarship was announced Monday with an initial $1 million pledge dedicated to a four-year scholarship program for the children of […]

 

Posted on: August 21st, 2012

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A Jewish mother from France locked in a custody battle with a Saudi prince fell to her death from an apartment window in Paris. Candice Cohen-Ahnine died last week, less than a month before she was to see her 11-year-old daughter for the first time in four years. It is unclear whether Cohen-Ahnine’s death was […]

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The TOS group conducted in 2011 a march commemorating the deportation of the Jews of Leipzig, Germany, to Riga, Latvia.
 

Posted on: August 20th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

German marcher Bäerbel Pfeiffer asked for forgiveness for her grandfather, an electrician who installed the electrified barbed wire fence at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

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Lake Kinneret, also known as the Sea of Galilee, in northern Israel, just south of the Golan Heights.
 

Posted on: August 20th, 2012

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Rep. Kevin Yoder, 36-year-old first-term Republican from Kansas: “A year ago, my wife, Brooke, and I joined colleagues for dinner at the Sea of Galilee in Israel. After dinner I followed some Members of Congress in a spontaneous and very brief dive into the sea and regrettably I jumped into the water without a swimsuit."

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Illustration
 

Posted on: August 20th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

We have grown accustomed to these letters being directed at Haredi women. Now, surprisingly, this letter is addressed specifically to the men.

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Several fires started in the Jerusalem forests this summer, but only a few were started over nationalistic sentiments.
 

Posted on: August 20th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Firefighters cannot remember a summer like this in many years.

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