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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
Ex-Met Council Chief Rapfogel to Plead Guilty in Financial Scam

April 23, 2014 - 3:44 PM
 
Fatah Official’s Family Disowns Him over Censure of Murder of a Jew

April 23, 2014 - 3:30 PM
 
2 Tortured Bodies Found Dumped in Slaviansk, Ukraine

April 23, 2014 - 3:16 PM
 
Suffolk University Defends Honoring Foxman as Commencement Speaker

April 23, 2014 - 2:39 PM
 
Eyewitness Report from Ukraine: ‘You Can Feel the Tension in the Air’

April 23, 2014 - 1:32 PM
 
Common Blood Pressure Drug Prevents Post-TBI Epilepsy

April 23, 2014 - 12:46 PM
 
It’s Prom Time, and Abbas Must Choose a Dance Partner – Israel or Hamas

April 23, 2014 - 12:06 PM
 
Israeli-American Journalist Held Hostage in Ukraine

April 23, 2014 - 11:24 AM
 
Egypt Plays US off Russia, Gets Military Aid Back

April 23, 2014 - 11:18 AM
 
Shas Continues Petty Attacks Against Rav Amar for Control Over Sephardim

April 23, 2014 - 10:34 AM
 
More Jewish Sites Vandalized in Ukraine

April 22, 2014 - 9:53 PM
 
Syria to Hold Presidential Elections

April 22, 2014 - 9:25 PM
 
Egypt Signing Unprecedented $3 Billion MiG-35 Deal with Russia

April 22, 2014 - 8:44 PM
 
Missouri’s Jew-Hating Mayor Quits (Video)

April 22, 2014 - 8:00 PM
 
Jordan Summons Israeli Ambassador over Temple Mount Violence

April 22, 2014 - 6:28 PM
 
Archaeologists Find Ancient Chisel that May Have Helped Build Kotel

April 22, 2014 - 5:00 PM
 
IDF Announces Draft Notices to Christian Israelis

April 22, 2014 - 4:12 PM
 
Elite IDF Bedouin Trackers Eliminate Israel’s Northern Border Threats

April 22, 2014 - 3:55 PM
 
US Has Proof Syrian Gov’t Poisoned Civilians

April 22, 2014 - 3:00 PM
 
Gazan Rockets Pound Israeli Communities Over the Holiday

April 22, 2014 - 1:44 PM
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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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Illegal African Infiltrators March for Refugee Status

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Hundreds of illegal infiltrators from Africa fled from their detention facility in metropolitan Tel Aviv Sunday night and marched on a highway in southern Israel on Monday in a demonstration to demand refugee status. The illegal immigrants are allowed to leave the detention center in the day and return at night. Instead of going back […]

 

American Studies Association Votes to Boycott Israeli Universities

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

A one-third turnout of American Studies Association (ASA) members have voted to endorse its national council’s call for a boycott of Israeli universities, the ASA announced Monday, a day after the deadline for voting. There were 3,853 eligible voters, but votes were cast by only 1,252 members, two-thirds of whom approved the boycott, according to […]

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Lebanon Says Its Soldier Acted on His Own to Kill Sgt. Cohen

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

Lebanese shirked from responsibility for the murder of Sgt. Shlomi Cohen and explained that the Lebanese soldier who shot and killed him acted on his own. UNIFIL confirmed the Lebanese claim and said, “All the circumstances of this incident are not clear at this time, but preliminary findings indicate that it was an individual action […]

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Hamas’ Supreme Leader Mashaal Warms Up to Abbas

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Khaled Mashaal, the supreme leader of Hamas who lives in Qatar,  spent 10 minutes on the phone with Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas in what the official PA news agency WAFA said was a “warm” conversation. Mashaal fled to Qatar from Syria, where he had been living in exile from Jordan until the Syrian civil […]

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‘Purity Patrol’ Helps Snowbound Women Reach the Mikveh

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The Taharat HaBayit organization has been using a 4-wheel-drive jeep to take snowbound women in Jerusalem to the local mikveh, the ritual immersing pool. “The organization’s top priority is raising awareness to the importance of the family purity mitzvah,” the organization’s chairman, Rabbi Yechezkel Mutzafi, explained to the Hebrew-language Yediot Acharonot’s website. “We see it […]

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The Ice Man Returneth to Jerusalem; No Local Buses after 9 p.m.

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Ice-slicked roads are forecast for Jerusalem Monday night, prompting the halt of all local buses at 8 p.m. Buses from the capital to Tel Aviv will continue to operate until 11 p.m. but will stop running to other areas at 9 p.m. One resident of Maaleh Adumim told The Jewish Press that buses that tried […]

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