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Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on his way to hear the court verdict on his corruption charges, July 10 2012.
 

Posted on: July 10th, 2012

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Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was "only" convicted of breach of trust, making him the first Israeli PM ever to be convicted of a criminal offense.

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A settler sits on a wooden wall after Security forces demolished structures at the Ramat Migron outpost.
 

Posted on: July 10th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

The State Dept. press director Patrick Ventrell said, "We’ve seen the reports ... but we do not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity."

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Posted on: July 9th, 2012

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A high-number of Haredi women responded to the survey. Haredi women suffering from eating issues also face a particular set of challenges.

The audience of 140 mostly English-speakers gathered at Me'arat HaMachpelah last Friday.
 

Posted on: July 9th, 2012

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The 140 participants on the “Remember Hebron!" tour were English speakers from places like Jerusalem, Ra’anana, Tel Aviv, and Modi’in. For 50 shekels (45 for Jerusalemites) they got to take a luxury bus for a tour of Hebron organized by Likud Anglos and Young Likud, and give "a show of support for the Jewish community of Hebron and Jewish settlement in all the Land of Israel!" There was no mention of the fact that Likud Prime Minister Netanyahu in 1997 delivered most of Hebron into the hands of the PLO.

The Iran-made howitzer 150mm cannon. The UN has found Iran guilty of illegally transferring guns and bombs to Syria, then elected it to arms treaty post.
 

Posted on: July 9th, 2012

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Iran was elected to a top post on the UN Arms Trade Treaty conference, UN Watch revealed on Sunday. The Geneva-based human rights group is calling on UN chief Ban Ki-moon, who addressed the conference on the same day, to condemn the selection of the Tehran regime.

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Posted on: July 9th, 2012

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Adolf Hitler ordered that the Jewish commander of his army unit during World War I not be persecuted or deported, a German-Jewish publication reported. Susanne Mauss, editor of the Jewish Voice from Germany, found an August 1940 note of the Gestapo ordering that Ernst Hess, a former judge, not be persecuted or deported following an […]

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Posted on: July 9th, 2012

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Chairman of the Beitar Jerusalem soccer club Itzik Kornfein said in an interview to Israel TV's sports channel that a number of Haredi businessmen have expressed their desire to invest money in his team, on one condition: that Beitar would not play on Shabbat.

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Posted on: July 9th, 2012

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Israel’s government has budgeted more than $10 million to provide college scholarships and Hebrew language schools to new immigrants. The Cabinet decision Sunday to continue to support financially the Immigrant Absorption Ministry Student Authority is “ensuring the continuation of its joint projects with the Jewish Agency which, due to budgetary constraints, faced uncertain futures,” according […]

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Posted on: July 8th, 2012

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Warm up the defibrillator, the Instant Heart Attack Sandwich has life at New York’s 2nd Avenue Deli. A U.S. District Court Judge in Manhattan ruled late last week that the sandwich cannot be confused with the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas and thus the deli can keep the sandwich – two latkes stuffed with […]

President Morsi is certain to bring up his pledge to seek the release of Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman from U.S. custody.
 

Posted on: July 8th, 2012

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President Barack Obama has invited his newly elected Egyptian counterpart Mohamed Morsi to visit the US for an official visit in September. Deputy Secretary of State William Perez said he delivered this message during his meetings with Morsi on Sunday. One of the issues Morsi is certain to bring up as part of the preparation for his visit, would be his pledge to seek the release of Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman from U.S. custody.

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Posted on: July 8th, 2012

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One of the largest-ever gold caches located in Israel was discovered by Tel Aviv University and the Nature and Parks Authority in a dig in the Apollonia National Park near Herzliya.

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Posted on: July 8th, 2012

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IBM in Haifa is developing a a new augmented-reality mobile shopping app to enable retailers to personalize customers’ shopping experiences from their smart phones and tablets.

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Posted on: July 8th, 2012

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In an Arab rock throwing incident Sunday morning near Michmas in the Binyamin region, three cars were damaged and two Israelis were injured. One of the injured was treated on site, the second was transported to Hadassah-Har Tzofim hospital for treatment.

UNHRC president, Uruguay Ambassador Laura Dupuy Lasserre.
 

Posted on: July 8th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

UNHRC on Friday named three women to the panel, one accused Israel of "total discrimination," another's sister served on the Goldstone commission.

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Some 35,000 people rallied in Tel Aviv urging government to enact universal draft legislation.
 

Posted on: July 8th, 2012

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Keynote speaker former GSS chief Yuval Diskin said: "I served this country for thirty-seven years with love and with hope, and throughout these long years I did not even once, even for one moment, feel that I was a sucker. When I joined, almost everyone enlisted, but when I got out I discovered that we are close to the point where almost no one is enlisting. And that's the whole story."

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On Saturday Night, July 8th, the 10,000 person signed the petition against the German court’s ban on Brit Mila. The petition can be found here: http://www.jewishpress.com/petition-against-germanys-ban-on-brit-milah/ Members of the JewishPress.com staff plan to present the petition to the German Embassy in Israel this week.

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Posted on: July 7th, 2012

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Milan’s Jewish community has condemned a meeting of European extreme right-wing movements held at a Milan hotel Friday and Saturday. In a statement, the Milan Jewish community expressed “alarm” at the meeting, which is to include representatives of  Hungary’s Jobbik Party, the French National Front and Britain’s British National Party, among others. They all form […]

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Posted on: July 7th, 2012

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The United Nations’ top human rights body has appointed three independent experts to conduct a fact-finding mission on how Israel’s Jewish settlements affect Palestinians. The president of the U.N. Human Rights Council, Uruguay Ambassador Laura Dupuy Lasserre, on Friday named three women to the panel, The Associated Press reported. Dupuy Lasserre said their mission will […]

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Four students were fined for throwing raw eggs and shouting anti-Semitic taunts at groups of Jews in Northwest London. The students were each fined $642, some of which will be paid in compensation to their victims, the London Jewish Chronicle reported. Each was convicted of using religiously aggravated and insulting words likely to cause alarm […]

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Posted on: July 6th, 2012

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Update #2: Motion to reconsider – Failed ——————- Update #1: A motion to reconsider the BDS divestment from Israel vote has been made and seconded at the Presbyterian General Assembly. Now it only needs a simple majority.

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