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Anti-Semitic Incidents in the US at a 20-Year Low

The number of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States declined by 13% in 2011, according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). The annual ADL Audit...

Fight over Circumcision Dividing German Parliament

Left-wing German MPs are threatening to oppose their government's attempt to keep male circumcision legal in Germany. More than 50 MPs from three parties...

99 Year Old Man Becomes Bar Mitzva

At age 99, Isaac Volinsky was given the opportunity to put on tefillin for the first time in his life, the Australian J-Wire reported....

Chabad Emissaries Gathered in New York

Some 4,000 Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries and communal leaders from more than 75 countries gathered in New York for their 29th international conference. Many of the rabbis...

Wiesenthal Center Officials Ask Ecuador to Intercede for Alan Gross

Officials of the Simon Wiesenthal Center met with Ecuadorian authorities to seek their support in asking Cuba to release American prisoner Alan Gross. The meetings...

IDF to Recruit 8,000 Haredim Each Summer

The plan is to stagger their recruitment, to allow IDF manpower officials to study the process.

Hamas Gathers Gaza Terrorist Factions over ‘Israeli Threats’

Hamas called the meeting to try and avoid further casualties.

New Round of Explosions in Ashdod Was IDF’s

After this morning's missile attack, residents of Ashdod, north of Gaza, have had their nerves frayed further Tuesday morning with the booms of numerous...

Egypt’s Finance Minister: IMF Deal by this Weekend

Government officials have proposed austerity measures, weatherman calling for food riots with a chance of mayhem.

Rocket Lands in Ashdod Tuesday Morning

Residents of Ashdod heard an explosion, but no "Red Alert" siren at just after 6 AM Tuesday morning.

Gangster to Be Charged in Haredi Abduction, Rabbi under House Arrest

Israel's police will charge renowned gangster Charlie Abutbul with kidnapping a Jerusalem Haredi yeshiva student. Rabbi Meir Fadida, who is suspected of involvement in the abduction of the yeshiva student, has been released from police custody and is under house

IDF Tanks Shell Syrian Positions after Mortar Shell Lands on the Golan

Late Monday afternoon, Israel time, a mortar shell hit an open area in the vicinity of an IDF post in the central Golan Heights, as part of the internal conflict inside Syria, causing no damage or injuries.

J Street Boasting of Defeating Israel’s Friends, But its Relevance Is Questionable

Given President Obama's win and victories of many of their candidates, a reasonable morning-after position for J Street would be quiet satisfaction, or even – why not? – gleeful rejoicing. But J Street, which has rarely met a critic of Israel it didn't like, instead tried to promote itself as an integral part of the campaign, a driving wind propelling Democratic victories. So eager to claim a starring role, J Street released details of several exit polls they commissioned which, upon examination, tell far more about how little J Street matters.

MK Ariel: ‘Time to Let the IDF Win Again’

Chairman of the Knesset State Comptroller’s Committee MK Uri Ariel reacted to the deteriorating security situation in Southern Israel, saying: “Israel’s weakness in the...

Israel GDP Expected to Grow More than US’s in Next 50 Years

Israel’s gross domestic product is expected to grow at a much higher annual rate than the United States for the next 48 years, according to a report by the OECD.

Pics: Egged Bus Attacked by Arab Jerusalemites on Mount of Olives

Following a stabbing incident in which a visitor to the Jewish community of Maale HaZeitim adjacent to the historic Mount of Olives Jewish cemetery was attacked by Arabs in the Ras Al-Amud neighborhood, an Egged bus transporting Jewish residents to and from the enclave was smashed by rock-throwers, who committed the attack from the same place at which the stabbing took place.

Neturei Karta Observe Arafat’s Yahrtzeit in Ramallah

Last Sunday, representatives of Neturei Karta participated in the annual memorial service in Ramallah marking the day of the passing of PLO Chairman Yassir Arafat.

Iran Holds Massive Air Defense Drill

As rocket barrages assault southern Israel, Iran launched its own air operations Monday, in the form of massive air defense drills.

Israeli Top Brass: We Will Defend Israelis

As Israel’s border with Gaza heats up, Israeli officials from the highest echelons have declared that the State will defend Israeli citizens.

No Ceasefire: Rockets Rain on Southern Israel, Country Awaits Decision on War

A barrage of rockets eight hours after an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire between Hamas and Israel has brought a quick end to the quiet, with Israel ramping up preparations for possible ground reprisals to end attacks from Gaza on civilians in Israel’s south.

Decision Time: Netanyahu Cabinet to Discuss Israeli Reaction to Gaza Shelling

As preparations are on the way for a harsh response in Gaza, the campaign to present Israel's position in the world is already being waged, and the prime minister appears to have divided his day between monitoring the military and the PR efforts.

100 Hamas Rockets Targeting Israeli Schoolchildren

It was a daunting, dismal weekend for Israel’s south, particularly for Israelis living in communities bordering the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. Along with the rain, more than 100 Gaza rockets struck the south, wounding four Israelis and sending countless others into shock and trauma, while damaging homes, businesses and vehicles.

‘Because It’s Ours’ – Tent City Rises in Hebron on Shabbat Chaye Sarah (Video)

Toward early mid-afternoon the tents start popping up on the lawn in the park across from the Cave of Machpela.

Updated: Sunday’s List of Rocket Launches, Strikes, Injuries, and Damage

We've decided to open up a new list of rocket launches/strikes for Sunday. For all the previous launches up to Sunday morning  go here. Watch a...

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