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Brit Milah
 

Posted on: June 7th, 2012

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The New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley has issued a strongly worded statement calling for an end to the circumcision-related rite of "metzitza b'peh," loosely translated as suction with the mouth. Last year, a baby died at Brooklyn’s Maimonides Medical Center from “disseminated herpes simplex virus Type 1, complicating ritual circumcision with oral suction."

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Police subduing a minor during a demonstration in front of the Knesset on Wednesday. The youth was detained and today was released unconditionally.
 

Posted on: June 7th, 2012

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Following a Knesset vote on the “Regulation Law” intended to prevent the evacuation of the Ulpana Neighborhood in Beit El, Ulpana residents and others supporting the law broke up in angry protest. Police, on horseback and on foot, acted brutally to subdue what was, essentially, a loud protest.

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Posted on: June 7th, 2012

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Israel's Air Force attacked what it said were two weapons storage facilities in the Gaza Strip.

Thousands of Holocaust survivors were defrauded out of $57 million by a ring of Claims Conference employees and other individuals.
 

Posted on: June 7th, 2012

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Zlata Blavatnik, 65, was part of a ring of 31 individuals, including Claims Conference former employees, who, over 10 years, allegedly stole $57 million in German reparation funds intended for Nazi Holocaust victims. Blavatnik is cooperating with the FBI investigation.

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Posted on: June 7th, 2012

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A massive merger between to United Jewish Communities federations will create a powerhouse of influence and funding for Jewish programs, projects, and social services in New Jersey.

Legendary Chief Warrant Officer Itzahk Tito starts the race for tens of thousands of soldiers and commanders who took part.
 

Posted on: June 7th, 2012

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A recording-breaking 11,000 IDF infantry soldiers participated in the Annual Ground Forces Race, stressing importance of physical fitness.

 

Posted on: June 7th, 2012

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Two suspects have been arrested in connection with an attack on three Jewish teens in Lyon in southeastern France. The two suspects reportedly turned themselves in to police on Wednesday, AFP reported. The “main perpetrator” of the attack has not yet been apprehended, local police chief Albert Doutre said, according to AFP. The attack, which […]

 

Posted on: June 7th, 2012

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Israel’s housing and construction ministry announced plans for up to 851 new housing units for Judea and Samaria settlements. Wednesday’s announcement came in the wake of the defeat of a bill in Knesset that would have retroactively legalized the Ulpana Hill neighborhood of Beit El. Housing and Construction Minister Ariel Atias said Wednesday evening that […]

 

Posted on: June 7th, 2012

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Police have identified a Jewish family from Tempe, Ariz., the Butwins, as the subjects of a suspected murder-suicide. Police said that James Butwin, a board member of his local synagogue, Temple Emanuel, was the primary suspect in the killing of his Israeli born wife and three daughters. The bodies were found on Saturday in a […]

Hunger striking settlers received the news of the failure of legislation to save their homes from demolition.
 

Posted on: June 6th, 2012

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The Knesset on Wednesday rejected the proposed bill to save the Ulpanah Hill neighborhood, which was ordered by the High Court to be demolished at the end of this month. In a preliminary reading, the Knesset voted the bill down by 69 to 22.

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Runners carrying a banner predicting: "Another Disengagement = Civil War" through Jerusalem's streets.
 

Posted on: June 6th, 2012

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A protest race is being conducted in the streets of Jerusalem this afternoon, to raise public awareness of the importance of the proposed "Regulatory Law," the Tazpit news agency reports.

"True Arab" Parcell Vs. "America's Rabbi" Boteach.
 

Posted on: June 6th, 2012

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Bill Pascrell, the "Arab" candidate, won the Democratic primary for NJ's 9th district. In the other corner, meet "America's Rabbi," Shmuely Boteach, the Republican candidate.

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President Barack Obama with his new White House Chief of Staff Jacob Lew, an Orthodox Jew.
 

Posted on: June 6th, 2012

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The OU reps pressed Obama hard on his handling of US-Israel relations and on mandating contraceptive coverage. Obama accused Netanyahu of trying to "act without restraints."

 

Posted on: June 6th, 2012

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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called on Israel to withdraw from all lands it occupied in 1967, warning that the two-state solution may not be on the table for much longer. “I would like to address our Israeli neighbors and say we are seekers of peace and freedom and our people made a major sacrifice […]

 

Posted on: June 6th, 2012

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A group of kipah-clad Jewish tourists in Jordan reportedly was harassed and attacked by locals. Arab media reported that Jordanians in the town of Al Karak grew agitated on Monday when they saw a few Jewish men wearing head coverings in the local market. They threw shoes at them and chased them away, the Jordanian […]

Despite its effort to erase Jewish ownership of the city, the virtual tour of "Jerusalem, Asia" begins with a view of Temple Mount from the Jewish cemetery on Mt. Olives.
 

Posted on: June 5th, 2012

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In the "World Wonders Project" the "White City of Tel Aviv" is under the Israel category, but Jerusalem is presented as "Jerusalem, Asia," with no connection to Israel.

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Deputy Prime Minister Moshe Ya'alon (L) with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu against the background image of a former Likud premier.
 

Posted on: June 5th, 2012

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Speaking to Israel's Army Radio in advance of the Wednesday Knesset vote on the "Regulatory law" which has been rocking the politics, Deputy Prime Minister Moshe Ya'alon compared the dilemma between the evacuation of Jewish homes and enacting retroactive legislation to circumvent the High Court's ruling to a choice between eating a Neveila and a Treifa.

David Azoulay, father of one of three youths who were attacked in Villeurbanne, France, on Saturday.
 

Posted on: June 5th, 2012

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The recent massacre at a Jewish school in Toulouse "triggered an explosion” in anti-Semitic attacks across France, according to the French Jewish community's protection service. Last Saturday afternoon, three young Jewish men came under attack on their way to synagogue by at least 10 men of North-African origin.

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Posted on: June 5th, 2012

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The City University of New York denied a report that it had created a special minority designation for Jewish faculty (see “Is CUNY Planning a Jewish Quota?”). Rather, a university spokesman told JTA, the university simply had responded to requests by Jewish faculty members to be recruited for focus groups aimed at boosting the recruitment […]

The area just outside the Cave of the Patriarch minutes after the stabbing attempt.
 

Posted on: June 4th, 2012

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This evening an Arab terrorist in his early 20s tried to stab a Border Policeman at the Arab side of Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, the Tazpit news agency reports. The policeman was lightly injured, while the terrorist is in serious condition and received medical attention at the site.

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