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Off-Shore Oil Field May Contain 3 Billion Barrels of Oil

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Noble told analysts that drilling will not begin before the end of next year.

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Damaged Torahs Found in Iraq Buried in New York

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIraq

Damaged Torah scrolls found by U.S. troops in Iraq’s intelligence headquarters were buried in a cemetery in New York on Sunday, according to Jewish law for disposing of unusable religious objects and texts. More than 100 people, including Lukman Faily, the Iraqi ambassador to the U.S., attended the ceremony at the New Montefiore Cemetery in […]

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‘Most People Don’t Lie, and Liars Confess,’ Says Ben Gurion Study

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

A recent survey conducted by researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the University of Amsterdam found that most people tend to avoid lying, and people who do lie usually own up to it. “The fact that participants who indicated lying often actually did lie more often in the dice test demonstrates that they […]

 

Air Force Airlifts Generators for Blacked-out Towns in Samaria

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

The Israeli Air Force has airlifted generators to end an electricity blackout in the Jewish communities of Itamar and Shiloh in Samaria (Shomron.) The two towns, along with several other smaller communities, have been without electricity since last Thursday because of the savage storm that crippled Israel with more than three feet of snow and […]

 

Court Approves Haredi-Led Consortium to Take Over IDB Conglomerate

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

A Tel Aviv court Tuesday has rejected arguments from embattled billionaire Nochi Dankner and has given its stamp of approval to allow a consortium, led by a South American Haredi businessman, to take control of the mammoth IDF holding company. Dankner’s lawyers said they are considering whether to appeal the decision that accepted a creditors’ […]

Superman Sam and his mother
 

8-Year-Old ‘Superman Sam’ Sommer Died of Leukemia

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

"Over his entire brief but meaningful life, Sammy has taught all of us about courage, struggle, strength, and wisdom."

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Government Issues Annual Misleading Report on Poverty

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The National Insurance Institute (NII) (Bituach Leumi) has released its annual report on poverty that once is based on a statistical method that guarantees that the “poor will always be with us.” By partly basing the “poverty line” on the average family income, the poor would always remain that way even if the government were […]

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Report: Hamas Prepared to Join Fatah to Hold Elections

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

The Hamas terrorist organization has told Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas it is ready to agree to national unity government in preparation for local and parliamentary elections. The Jewish Press reported here on Monday that Hamas supreme leader Khaled Mashaal recently spoke with Abbas by phone and suggested the time has come to implement the […]

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Jerusalem Light Rail System Back in Operation but Woes Pile Up

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Jerusalem’s light rail system is back in operation for the first time since the “snowstorm of the century” shut it down and crippled the capital last Thursday, but the city’s problems are far from over. Thousands of cars are blocked in by plowed snow, and pedestrians often walk in the middle of the street instead of […]

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Israeli olah proudly showing their new ID cards. Instead of investing in strengthening Jewish centers in diaspora, Israel must focus on one narrow mission: bring everyone home.
 

Should Israel Help Save America’s Jewish Community?

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

Israel has invested more than $125 million trying to bring young Jews to visit, with meager results.

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"Jewish Taliban" women dressed in head to toe robes walking through Meah Shearim, in Jerusalem. Members of the same cult in Ontario, Canada, are in a legal fight with authorities to retain their 130 children.
 

Haredi Sect Blames Zionists, Persecution, for Seized Children

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

The Canadian Lev Tahor cult of about 200 is headed by convicted felon Shlomo Helbrans, an Israeli returnee who left Israel with his followers in 1990.

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Ostreicher Released from Bolivian Prison

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

Jacob Ostreicher, a New York businessman held in Bolivia since 2011, is back in the United States. Two Jewish news websites, JP Updates and Algemeiner, reported Monday that Ostreicher returned Sunday to New York, although the circumstances of his departure from Bolivia are not clear. Ostreicher, who had a flooring business in New York, invested […]

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Green arrow indicates the area where the Lebanese soldier shot IDF soldier Shlomi Cohen on Dec. 15, 2013
 

UN Security Council Condemns Lebanese Sniper Attack on Israeli

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

UN Security Council labels Lebanese soldier's shooting death of Israeli soldier "deplorable."

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Another Israeli First: ‘Vegan’ Pizza without Products from Animals

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Domino’s Pizza in Israel has come up with the world’s first Vegan pizza that does not have cheese or any other products derived from animals. “Israel is leading the vegan revolution around the world, and this is another indication,” said Vegan Friendly Director Omri Paz. The vegan pizza will use a soy-based topping with vegetables instead […]

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50 Richest Arabs’ Combined Wealth Is $266 Billion

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

The 50 richest Arabs in the world have a combined wealth of slightly more than $266 billion, and 23 of them are from Saudi Arabia, according to Arabian Business figures quoted by the Saudi Gazette. The oil-rich kingdom’s richest man, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, has a personal wealth of $12.6 billion. His bank account surged […]

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UPDATED Harvard Exams Interrupted by Bomb Threat

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

SEE UPDATE AT END OF ARTICLE At 9:02 Monday morning, Dec. 16, Harvard University students were gearing up for exams when students received a university alert that a bomb threat had been received. Students were instructed to immediately evacuate four university buildings: Emerson Hall, Thayer Hall and Sever Hall, as well as the Science Center. […]

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Alan Dershowitz Retiring from Harvard Law School

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Alan Dershowitz, one of the country’s most prominent lawyers and a passionate advocate for Israel, is retiring from Harvard Law School at the age of 75. Known for taking on high-profile and often unpopular causes and clients, Dershowitz taught at Harvard Law for half a century. His retirement becomes official at the end of the […]

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Iran Says Its Foreign Minister Scolded Kerry

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, in separate phone calls, allegedly scolded U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for what he said was an American breach of the recent interim agreement between major world powers and Iran over its nuclear development program. “Zarif deplored Washington’s recent move,” according to the regime-controlled Fars News Agency. “The […]

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More Kosher Snack Foods Coming Up for Passover

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Snack food manufacturers are increasingly turning to the Orthodox Union for kosher certification to expand their markets during the Passover holiday. Classic Foods announced last week that the company and its branded snack products will be kosher for Passover, under the certification of the OU, which will put Kettle Classics, California Classics, and Baked Classics […]

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Coup Attempt in South Sudan Imperils Israeli Aid Group

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

Intense fighting amid a coup attempt in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, has forced the Israeli aid group IsraAid to suspend its operations in the country and go on lockdown. The heavy gunfire in Juba began late Sunday night, and IsraAid members reported artillery and automatic weapons fire in their vicinity. Salva Kiir, the […]

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