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Posted on: September 10th, 2013

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In multiple interviews with TV networks, President Barack Obama said he would prefer to have a diplomatic solution to the crisis rather than insist on a military attack, hinting that he would gladly avoid the strike against Syria if the Syrian government turned over control of its chemical weapons. “John Kerry and the rest of […]

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Posted on: September 10th, 2013

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Authorities in the northern Israeli city of Haifa are preparing for possible conflicts resulting from the fact that Yom Kippur, which begins at sundown on Friday, coincides this year with the Eastern Orthodox Feast of the Cross. JNS News Service

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Posted on: September 10th, 2013

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Mark Leibler and Dr Colin Rubenstein of The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council have sent congratulations to Australia’s new Government, J-Wire reported. Newly elected PM Tony Abbott of the conservative Liberal Party is known for supporting Israel, and said during the election campaign that he is “firmly committed to restoring the Australia- Israeli friendship.” The congratulatory note […]

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Posted on: September 10th, 2013

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Ron Paul, a former Texas congressman and Republican presidential candidate, has been condemned for plans to speak at a conference hosted by the Fatima Center, a Catholic, antisemitic fringe group. “For Ron Paul to associate himself with such a disreputable, hateful religious movement is simply beyond comprehension,” American Jewish Committee (AJC) Executive Director David Harris said […]

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United Torah Judaism MK Meir Porush (seen handcuffing himself to the microphone during a speech at the Knesset plenum against the draft bill. Now he is threatening a full blown religious war, should the law be passed.
 

Posted on: September 10th, 2013

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It would probably be easier for the U.S. to make peace between the warring factions in Syria than between MK Porush and Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid.

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AIPAC has Obama's back, if not vice versa
 

Posted on: September 10th, 2013

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Team Obama came down hard on AIPAC to use its political muscle to convince members of congress to vote in favor of the U.S. strike on Syria.

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Posted on: September 10th, 2013

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Traces of the wild polio virus have been found in Jerusalem sewage system.

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Posted on: September 9th, 2013

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The White House announced Monday that more than dozen more countries have formally backed a “strong international response” to the use of chemical weapons in Syria. The United States now has the support of 24 countries, not including Israel which has tried to lay low. The list includes an interesting collection of allies, such as […]

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Haredi extremists shout at a demonstration in Beit-Shemesh in August against construction at a site allegedly containing Jewish graves
 

Posted on: September 9th, 2013

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Extremist Haredim were at again in Beit Shemesh, breaking into a construction site that they say contains old Jewish graves. The Haredim found the Arab guards even more violent.

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Posted on: September 9th, 2013

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Bill de Blasio has turned around the election polls one day before the real vote and has a chance to win Tuesday’s election without a run-off, according to the new and last pre-elections survey conducted by Quinnipiac University. De Blasio won 39 percent of the respondents’ support, one percent point short of the minimum 40 […]

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Posted on: September 9th, 2013

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny called for a recount in Moscow’s mayoral election after missing the runoff vote cutoff by one percentage point. He is asking for a recount. Incumbent Sergei Sobyanin, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, garnered just over 51 percent of the vote in Sunday’s election to 27 percent for […]

Bill Thompson has been campaigning with Assemblyman Dov Hikind,
 

Posted on: September 9th, 2013

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Thompson brushed off suggestions that having D’Amato stumping for him tarnished his liberal credentials.

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Russia suggests that Assad turnover chemical weapons to the international community
 

Posted on: September 9th, 2013

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Russia suggests Assad turn over chemical weapons to the UN. Then Obama can call off an attack and Assad can claim he captured poison gas from rebels. But what about the nerve gas the Assad keeps hidden?

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Posted on: September 9th, 2013

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The IDF staged a surprise drill Saturday night on Mount Hermon, and Nahal Brigade soldiers used live fire and took over a mock outpost near the border with Syria. The exercise had been planned, and the IDF said it was not necessarily connected to the current tension in the wake of a threatened American military […]

Assad tells Charlie Rose that his 'friends' or rebels might use chemical weapons on the US and Israel if Obama attacks.
 

Posted on: September 9th, 2013

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The US, Israel and others might be hit with chemical weapons if they attack, says Assad. But would he use them? Of course not. Not him. But there always is Hezbollah. Or rebels. But not Assad. Never.

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Posted on: September 9th, 2013

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Israeli start-up Outbrain, which provides a digital content management and storage solution,  sis going to Wall Street to raise $100-200 million in a public stock offering. The company’s decision to go public rather than sell out to foreign companies puts it in company with Wix, Matomy Media and Fifty One Inc., now called Borderfree, all […]

'Tamar'  gas rig off Israel's Mediterranean coast.
 

Posted on: September 9th, 2013

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Israel may have struck it rich twice – once with indications of oil off the southern coast and twice with the prospect of Hamas and Abbas fighting it out over probable claims to the Israeli discovery.

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Israeli archaeologist Eilat Mazar showing an ancient medallion dated to the late Byzantine period (early seventh century CE) with a shofar (ram's horn) and a Torah scroll ornament, September 9, 2013. The treasure was discovered in recent Jerusalem excavations near the Temple Mount southern wall, by members of the Hebrew University Institute of Archaeology.
 

Posted on: September 9th, 2013

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Dr. Mazar estimates the treasure was abandoned during the Persian conquest of Jerusalem, in 614 CE.

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Turkish troops near Syrian border are on high alert.
 

Posted on: September 9th, 2013

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Six people were killed in an accident last Tuesday, in which a package of live ammunition exploded while being smuggled into Turkey.

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Posted on: September 9th, 2013

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The Iranian media has denied that the country’s president, Hassan Rouhani, sent a Rosh Hashanah greeting to Jews. A Sept. 4 message from the Twitter handle @HassanRouhani stated, “As the sun is about to set here in Tehran, I wish all Jews, especially Iranian Jews, a blessed Rosh Hashanah.” Major media outlets picked up on the […]

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