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Shoplifter casually stuffing his bag with expensive Judaica item in a Jewelry store in B'nei B'rak.
 

Posted on: April 5th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Israeli shop owners have been resorting to You Tube in their efforts to help police apprehend thieves who brazenly walk away with thousands of shekels worth of merchandize. All of Israel's high end shops have been training security cameras on their aisles, but once they have the incriminating evidence on tape, no one knows who the perpetrators are.

Palestinian journalists demonstrating in Ramallah over arrests.
 

Posted on: April 5th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

The condition of Ismat Abdul Khaliq, the Palestinian woman who had been arrested over her critical writings about PA President Mahmoud Abbas, is deteriorating in an isolation cell in prison. Prosecutors accuse Abdul Khaliq of writing a Facebook status update criticizing Abbas. She has been held since last week after a court extended her detention for 15 days.

 

Posted on: April 5th, 2012

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One rocket which had been fired Thursday morning, 15 minutes after midnight, at Eilat was located at a construction site in the city, reports Eilat police. The rocket was found by three new immigrants from France who live near the site. “Based on the force of the explosion, we figured the missile probably fell near […]

Nobel Prize Laureate Günter Grass says Israel is destabilizing world peace.
 

Posted on: April 4th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

Günter Grass, Germany's most celebrated living author, became the center of a news hurricane on Wednesday, after he published a poem titled "What must be said," in which he blames Israel for destabilizing world peace with its plots against Iran. The Israeli Embassy in Berlin said it is a European tradition to accuse the Jews of ritual murder before the Passover festival.

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Posted on: April 4th, 2012

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he will submit a plan to legalize several Judea and Samaria outposts and avoid the demolition of another. At Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said he asked Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein to “find a solution” for the Ulpana neighborhood in Beit El “that would obviate the need for demolition.” The […]

Israeli soldier of the Golani brigade with favorite Passover carbs.
 

Posted on: April 4th, 2012

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

As of Thursday, the Military Rabbinate will render all IDF bases kosher for the Jewish holiday of Passover. After weeks of heavy-duty spring cleaning, soldiers across the IDF will be joined in the field by military rabbis who will certify the bases and assist if need be. By the end of the day, with the mission accomplished, the IDF will be declared Kosher for Passover.

Women in Green Co-Chair Nadia Matar to Barak and Netanyahu: "J'acuse!"
 

Posted on: April 4th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Matar was responding to an emergency SMS alerting Judea and Samaria Jews—most of whom were busy with pre-Passover cleaning—of the unexpected forced evacuation, less than one day after Israel's government appeared to be deciding to await verification of the sale of the house in Hebron to its new owners. She dropped everything and rushed over.

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The B'Hadrei Haredim portal offers a lot of information, except anything concerning allegations of its own blackmail operation.
 

Posted on: April 4th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

According to Police, B'Hadrei Haredim's directors attempted to "squeeze" rabbis, politicians and business executives, as well as business outfits, over the past two years, threatening that if they did not pay large sums of money, the website would publish negative reports about them and block the posting of positive articles.

Comic Sarah Silverman is the least representative of Jewish values, according to a new survey.
 

Posted on: April 4th, 2012

News & ViewsJewish

As of now, 62 percent of Jewish voters favor Obama's return—down from 78 percent in 2008—but this number is still more than twice the number who said they would prefer a Republican candidate, according to the survey released Tuesday at a National Press Club briefing. Only 37 percent said Comic Sarah Silverman represented Jewish values well or very well. Eric Cantor only got 38 percent.

Deputy Prime Minister Ya'acov (Boogie) Ya'alon (L) speaking with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Knesset.
 

Posted on: April 4th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Deputy Prime Minister Ya'acov Ya'alon accused Defense Minister Ehud Barak of "starting up fires," after Netanyahu and his cabinet had decided that the newly settled Machpela House, at the Cave of the Patriarchs, would be evacuated only if it is proven that it had been purchased illegally. According to Ya'alon, Barak is purposefully "sticking up the process, not only in Hebron, but all across the Jewish communities."

The International Criminal Court building in the Hague, the Netherlands.
 

Posted on: April 3rd, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

In a key defeat for NGO "Lawfare", the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Tuesday decided that it does not have jurisdiction to begin an investigation over cases related to the 2008-09 Gaza War because "Palestine" is not a state. But this victory over Israel's Palestinian foes may not be long lasting.

Met Council CEO Willie Rapfogel.
 

Posted on: April 3rd, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

This Passover season, more than 100,000 Jewish families in NYC will find themselves struggling to put food on the table, according to the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty. Many households have lived through job loss, dwindling savings and maxed-out credit cards. Met Council and the Food Bank For New York City, two of New York […]

 

Posted on: April 3rd, 2012

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The French Interior Ministry announced Monday the deportation of two Islamists, adding that it is planning to expel three more, in the wake of the killing of seven people by an Islamic extremist. The statement by Interior Minister Claude Gueant said these were part of “an acceleration of the deportation procedures of foreign Islamic radicals.” […]

 

Posted on: April 3rd, 2012

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The owners of Washington’s Jewish newspaper submitted the winning bid for The Baltimore Jewish Times at a bankruptcy auction. Route 95 Publications, LLC, an affiliate of the WJW Group that owns the Washington Jewish Week, said it won Monday’s auction to purchase Alter Communications, the publisher of The Baltimore Jewish Times and Style Magazine. The […]

 

Posted on: April 3rd, 2012

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This should serve as a cautionary note to Israel’s Magen David Adom (MDA) service, which so eagerly cooperates with the Palestinian Red Crescent, to the point of transferring to the latter the medical authority in the district of Samaria. The folks you’re in bed with might just shoot you. JTA reports that the goalie of […]

 

Posted on: April 3rd, 2012

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Paul Donnachie, 19, a student who racially abused a Jewish student at St Andrews University in Scotland and was sentenced to 150 hours of community service and ordered to pay £300 compensation, is appealing his conviction of defiling an Israeli flag in a racially aggravated manner. Donnachie was convicted of racially aggravated breach of the […]

 

Posted on: April 3rd, 2012

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The Flea Theater will present a reading of “The Vandal” by Hamish Linklate (best known as Matthew in the CBS sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine) on April 3 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, with Golden Globe winners Sigourney Weaver and Alan Rickman and Outer Critics Circle nominee Noah Robbins. “The Vandal” is […]

PA President Mahmoud Abbas at the Mukataa in Ramallah, where he regularly updates his Facebook account.
 

Posted on: April 2nd, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Did you ever get the urge to go beyond just flaming someone who got on your case on Facebook, or elsewhere on the Internet for that matter, and wished you had a police force all your own you could use to put that person in his or her place? If you happen to be Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, you can do that!

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An AK-47 assault rifle and ammunition were found next to a killed terrorist's body Monday morning.
 

Posted on: April 2nd, 2012

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

Remember the adage about how fences make for good neighbors? It turns out they work quite well for bad neighbors, too. Sunday night, IDF soldiers operating along the security fence in the central Gaza Strip identified a suspicious figure digging in the ground, suggesting he was attempting to plant an explosive device. The soldiers tried to distance him by firing at him, confirming a hit.

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie (L) with senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh. The nightmare of an Egypt dominated by the Brotherhood may become a come the May 23 Presidential elections.
 

Posted on: April 2nd, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

It's not as if no one in the West has been warning about it; and it's not as if Egyptians, exposing themselves to violence while demonstrating gallantly in a relentless effort to topple a corrupt, repressive regime, weren't aware of the possibility of it; nevertheless, the prospect of an imminent takeover—albeit using democratic means—by the radical Muslims is terrifying.

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