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Alan Gross Meets with Cuban Jewish Leaders

Posted on: December 8th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Cuban Jewish leaders met with imprisoned Jewish-American contractor on the last day of Hanukkah, two days after Gross marked his fourth year in jail in Cuba. “During the encounter we could see that he was in better spirits, more physically recovered,” according to a statement from the Beth Shalom Temple in Havana according to the […]

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Peggy Cidor, executive board member of Women of the Wall, in the stairwell of her apartment building in Jerusalem, Israel.
 

WOW Blame Jewish Press, Bloggers, for Graffiti

Posted on: December 8th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelJerusalem

None of us support violence and we found out about the story in the media, just like every one else.

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Cost of Lapid’s Housing Plan Estimated to Be Bigger than His Ego

Posted on: December 8th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Finance Minister Yair Lapid, chairman of the Yesh Atid party, has come up with a fantastic plan to solve Israel’s apartment shortage but it has one large problem –  a cost of approximately $14 billion, according to an estimate by Globes business newspaper. That may be par for the course for the former journalist who didn’t […]

Fountain and plumblng, lower left, and remains of 900-year-old home in Old Ramle.
 

Highway Work Uncovers 900-Year-0ld Fountain in Garden

Posted on: December 8th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

Development of a modern highway has unearthed the discovery of an Islamic period fountain in a private garden outside the richer ares of Old Ramla, near the airport.

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Mobile Phone Rate-Buster Kachlon to Form New Party

Posted on: December 8th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Moshe Kachlon, the former Likud minister who busted the mobile phone oligarchy in Israel, announced on Sunday he is forming a new party to run in the next scheduled elections in 2017, assuming the current coalition holds together that long. Kachlon resisted appeals from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to run again in the previous elections […]

An illustration out of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin. Like the slaves in the novel, foreign workers in Saudi Arabia are considered runaways and subject to arrest as soon as they leave their place of employment without their sponsor's permission.
 

Witholding Workers’ IDs a Form of Saudi Slavery

Posted on: December 8th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

An estimated 7 million foreign workers live in Saudi Arabia, which does not recognize the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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Corrupted we stand. Defense Minister Bogie and Prime Minister Bibi during a Knesset vote on Israel's budget. The Jewish state is ranked among those with a high risk of corruption in defense-related policy.
 

Transparency International: 2 Arab States Less Corrupt than Israel

Posted on: December 8th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

Israel is among the countries with a high risk of corruption in defense budgets.

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U.S. Marines attached to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit boarding a landing craft in the Persian Gulf.
 

Russian News Agency: US Pushing Middle East Militarization

Posted on: December 8th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastGulf States

The Pentagon is fielding more than 35,000 troops in the Persian Gulf as a “bulwark against aggression.”

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Israeli Agriculture
 

Bennett: Israel to Aid Large Islamic Country in Agriculture

Posted on: December 8th, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

At an International economic forum in Jakarta, the foreign ministers only wanted to hear how Israel can help their respective countries.

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The 5,829 Bedouin women listed as eligible for single mother benefits in the Negev, raising 23,855 children, are actually silent polygamous wives.
 

The Bedouin Problem Is Not Land But Polygamy

Posted on: December 8th, 2013

InDepthAnalysisDr. Mordechai Kedar

To date, all the Bedouins’ legal land ownership claims that reached the courts have failed.

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The Saban Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings hosted its 10th annual Saban Forum, with remarks by U.S. President Barack Obama.
 

Obama Takes Aim at Israeli Positions on Iran (Full Video)

Posted on: December 7th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Demanding no enrichment, Obama said, was unrealistic.

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Dutch Paper Mourns Mandela with Black-Face

Posted on: December 7th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

De Telegraaf, Holland’s most popular newspaper, is besides itself with apologies over a highly un-PC faux pas committed on its website: an article rounding up global reactions to the passing of the South African freedom fighter Nelson Mandela, linked his death with a black-face character in the traditional Dutch celebration of Sinterklaas. Sinterklaas, or Sint […]

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Germany to Sell Two Destroyers to Israel

Posted on: December 7th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEuropeGermany

Germany will sell two destroyers to Israel for one billion euros ($1.3 billion), the Bild daily reported Saturday. The paper speculates that the torpedo-carrying vessels will be used to protect Israeli pipelines. According to Bild, Israel’s national security adviser Yossi Cohen was in Berlin last week. A German government spokeswoman reached by AFP confirmed Cohen’s […]

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Canadian Protestant Church Launches Settlement Boycott Campaign

Posted on: December 7th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitismAnti-Israel NGOs

Canada’s largest Protestant church launched a campaign to boycott goods made in Judea and Samaria. The United Church of Canada campaign, dubbed “Unsettling Goods: Choose Peace in Palestine and Israel,” encourages “economic action” against three Israeli companies: Keter Plastic Ltd., SodaStream and Ahava, which all have factories in Judea and Samaria. “With these efforts, we […]

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Study: Israeli Companies Added $6.2 Billion to Mass. Economy

Posted on: December 7th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Companies with connections to Israel contributed $6.2 billion to the Massachusetts economy last year, a new study found. The study, released on Thursday, was conducted by the consulting firm Stax and supported by Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Boston. It found that, when accounting for other business spending, the full economic impact of companies with Israel […]

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Kerry Says Talks Are in Difficult Security Phase

Posted on: December 7th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said talks between Israelis and Palestinians entered a difficult phase over security guarantees. Speaking in Tel Aviv before returning to the United States, Kerry said the sides remained committed to advancing toward a peace agreement and that he expected to return to the region in a week or so. […]

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Liberman: Peace Agreement Is Distant, But Talks Are Necessary

Posted on: December 7th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Peace between Israelis and the Palestinians is unlikely, but talks must continue if only to manage the conflict, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman said. “Trust between the two sides is about zero,” Liberman said Friday evening at the annual Saban Forum, a gathering in Washington of Israeli and U.S. persons of influence. Liberman said U.S. […]

IDF soldiers outside Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights.
 

Explosion on Syrian Border Outside IDF Hospital for Syrians

Posted on: December 7th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

An IDF examination shows the explosive charge was positioned east of the border.

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Protesters against Morocco's occupation of Western Sahara accuse the international community of doing little to stop human rights abuses.
 

EU Supports Economic Activity in Moroccan Occupied Territories

Posted on: December 6th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEuropeEuropean Union

The Legal Forum for Israel pointing out double standards in the European Union.

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Aryeh Deri slides right on a line zip (omega) during a visit with his family to Deer Land in Gush Etzion on Wednesday, December 4, 2013.
 

Aryeh Deri Feints Right

Posted on: December 6th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Deri is actively trying to rehabilitate his image among the Settlers and National-Religious crowd.

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