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Walking Around the Walls – Tisha B’Av 2013 (Photo Essay)

On Tisha B'Av evening, the Women in Green led their traditional march with a packed crowd (despite the late hour) around the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem.

Justice Dept: Looking into Civil Rights Charges Against Zimmerman

George Zimmerman may face civil rights charges by federal prosecutors and civil charges from Trayvon Martin's family. A jury in a criminal trial against Zimmerman found him not guilty of second degree murder.

Kerry’s New ‘Peace’ Brainstorm: Talk with Abbas without Israel

Kerry is flying to the Middle East, but who cares about Egypt or Syria? He will meet with Abbas in Jordan; Israel is not on his itinerary. He is cooking up something nasty or really is weird.

Rabbi Eliyahu Ignores A-G’s Ruling Him Out as Chief Rabbi

Attorney General Weinstein told Tzfat Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu that the courts probably would not allow him to be Chief Sephardi Rabbi have not dissuaded...

Weiner Looks Like a Winner in the Polls

Anthony Weiner is leading the pack in a new Quinnipiac University poll released on Monday, with a three percentage point lead over City Council...

Presidential Bid coming? Rick Perry Says He’ll Visit Israel

Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry, in what observers see as a move signaling a possible White House run, said he is planning to visit...

How Jewish Is Rembrandt’s ‘Jewish’ Bride?

Today is the 407th anniversary of the birth of Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn. Google is celebrating it with a Goodle Doodle of the Dutch artist's 1659 oil on canvas self portrait.

Anti-Circumcision Group to Picket ACLU’s Marriage Equality Rally

Boys should be protected by law from circumcision just like girls, say activists. And if the ACLU backs marriage equality? Picket them because it also is against circumcision bans! Welcome to Oakland.

Israelis Love of the Lottery Pushes Revenues Up by 14 Percent

The safest bet in Israel is that the national lottery Mifal HaPayis will make money. It announced Sunday that it raked in $810 million...

Rabbinical Council of America Issues Guidelines on Sexual Abuse

Orthodox Jewish institutions have been stunned by charges and evidence of sexual abuse, particular concerning children. The organization of Orthodox rabbis – RCA – has issued guidelines to prevent abuse.

Netanyahu Opens ‘Direct Talks’ with Abbas: Greetings on Ramadan

Who says Netanyahu does not want peace with Abbas? He picked up the phone to wish him greetings on Ramadan. Why didn’t Kerry think of that? Maybe Arabs will call tonight and wish Bibi a good fast.”

Military Court Convicts PA Terrorist for Murdering Jew in Samaria

An Israeli military court has convicted a Palestinian Authority terrorist for the April murder of 31-year-old Eviatar Borovsky, who lived in the community of...

Weiner Making Inroads among Orthodox Jewish Voters

“To underestimate Weiner is to make a huge mistake,” Mr. Hikind said.

Jordanian Official News Agency Claims Jew Pray on Temple Mount

Jordan’s official news agency told its readers on Sunday that police on the Temple Mount protected Jews from angry Muslims to allow them “to...

Bottle of Cologne Stands in Way of Frenkel as Bank Governor

An alleged shoplifting incident in Hong Kong in 2006 has become a major issue over whether Yaakov Frenkel will return to his former post...

Poland’s Chief Rabbi Threatens to Quit over Kosher Slaughter Ban

Poland’s chief rabbi said he will resign if a definitive ban on kosher slaughter is imposed in the country. “I cannot imagine serving as chief...

Obama Urging Calm in Wake of Zimmerman Acquittal

The acquittal of Zimmerman Saturday dominated television news and the Internet on Sunday, with incidents of protests in communities as far away as San Francisco.

RT: Israeli Strike on Syria Launched from Turkey

Anyone reading the report on this level of cooperation between the Turkish and Israel has to be thinking about their cooperation against Iran.

Terrorist Killed by own Bomb in Sinai

An Egyptian military source told state news agency MENA that a member of a terrorist group was killed on Sunday as he was attempting...

3 Killed in Attack on Bus in the Sinai

At least three people were killed and 17 wounded early Monday morning in the northern Sinai when terrorists used rocket-propelled grenades to attack a...

Ohio Bought High Yielding Israel Bonds, Arab Advocates Shout Foul

For those Ohioans who prefer that their state get a lower return on investment than tarnish their government dollars by investing in the Jewish State, news of the Israel Bonds purchase was more than they could bear.

Pakistani Taliban Pitch Camps in Syria, Join Anti-Assad Rebellion

Will America and the EU repeat the dreadful mistake of U.S. President Ronald Reagan, whose CIA assembled and trained the nascent al-Qaida Mujahedeen?

ElBaradei Sworn in as Egypt’s VP

Liberal opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei was sworn in on Sunday as Egypt's vice president—incharge of international relations, Egypt's official news agency MENA reported. ElBaradei was...

Who Needs Egypt when the EU Is Squarely behind Hamas?

European governments including Britain are increasing their back-channel contacts with Hamas, all but ignoring the official EU policy of maintaining political isolation over the...

Haredim Again Attacked Religious Soldier in Jerusalem

On Sunday, in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Israel, two Haredim attacked a religious IDF soldier. The soldier did not require medical treatment. A...

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