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UNT students playing video game in school library. Because we couldn't find pictures of the now cancelled Hebrew classes.
 

Posted on: April 10th, 2012

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For the past 10 years, UNT has been the only university in the North Texas area where students could study Hebrew outside of seminary. But, according to NTDaily.com, after many years of low enrollment, the program is being eliminated. Ruth Precker, the adjunct professor hired in 2002 to teach Hebrew, believes the program’s recent low enrollment is due to issues with the registrar – there was a glitch!

President Shimon Peres and President Barack Obama in Washington last week.
 

Posted on: April 10th, 2012

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The White House on Monday rejected an emotional appeal by Israel's President Shimon Peres to commute convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard's life sentence. Peres based his appeal on Pollard's fast deteriorating health, after Peres' recent conversation with Pollard's wife Esther. Peres' appeal came after he had received a petition signed by 80 MKs, urging Obama to release Pollard.

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Posted on: April 10th, 2012

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Prospects for a cease-fire in Syria appear low, as Syria’s conflict has been spilling over into Turkey and Lebanon, with government forces continuing to battle rebel fighters. According to reports, on Monday another 160 people were killed in Syria, as President Bashar Assad’s military continued to shell buildings and to shoot at civilians in “rebellious” […]

PA President Mahmoud Abbas meeting with Hamas leaders Ismail Haniyeh in February.
 

Posted on: April 9th, 2012

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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told a delegation of Israeli leftists on Sunday that he would ask the UN General Assembly to recognize Palestinian statehood if Israel does not respond to his demands for the resumption of negotiations. Those demands include a total freeze of Jewish settlement construction in Judea and Samaria and East Jerusalem, and the release of Palestinian terrorists from Israeli prisoners.

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Posted on: April 9th, 2012

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The Palestinian news agency Ma’an reprts that Islamic Jihad leader Sheikh Nafeth Azzam on Monday urged PA President Mahmoud Abbas to walk out on negotiations with Israel. Addressing relatives of detainees at a demonstration outside Red Crescent headquarters in Gaza City, Azzam said it made no sense for Abbas to be sending a letter to […]

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Posted on: April 9th, 2012

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Lebanon’s Al-Jadeed television channel reported that Syrian soldiers opened fire on a car carrying its crew on the Lebanese side of the frontier, in the northern Lebanese region of Wadi Khaled. They shot dead a cameraman Ali Shaaban. Reuters reported that Shaaban’s colleague Hussein Khreiss said the shooting occurred after the crew had explained to […]

Marine Le Pen
 

Posted on: April 9th, 2012

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French National Front leader Marine Le Pen has been slipping in the polls ahead of the April 22 first-round vote, placing fourth President Nicolas Sarkozy and two other candidates. And so, to boost her ratings, she's been doing whatever she can, including pick the very Jewish sounding Goldman Sachs, as her target.

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Neil Sedaka
 

Posted on: April 9th, 2012

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Bet you didn't expect to find those two components, Yiddish theater and Neil Sedaka in the same headline. Well, now you have! The National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene will be honoring pop singer-songwriter Neil Sedaka, the son of a Turkish Jew father and a Polish-Russian Jewish mother, at its 2012 annual gala, June 12, at New York’s Town Hall.

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Posted on: April 9th, 2012

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The Egyptian pipeline carrying gas to Israel and Jordan was hit by an explosion on Monday for 14th time since last spring’s uprising against President Hosni Mubarak began. Reuters reports that the blast took place in the northern Sinai, at the town of El-Arish. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. The pipeline has […]

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Posted on: April 9th, 2012

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CBS News icon Mike Wallace of “60 Minutes” fame, the tough interviewer who may not have invented confrontational journalism but certainly perfected it, died Saturday night. He was 93 and was surrounded by family members at the Waveny Care Center in New Canaan, Conn., where he had lived recently. Jeff Fager, chairman CBS News and […]

Member of Fatah's central committee in Gaza Amal Hamad.
 

Posted on: April 9th, 2012

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Amal Hamad, a member of Fatah's central committee in Gaza canceled a visit to Ramallah on Sunday after Hamas police officers insisted on carrying out a physical inspection at Beit Hanoun crossing. Hamad said she headed to the Erez checkpoint where police stopped her and inspected her luggage. "Then they asked to inspect me physically and I refused."

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Posted on: April 9th, 2012

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While forcibly removing Jewish residents from their legally purchased home in Hebron, the Civil Administration in Judea and Samaria has just issued construction permits for two United Nation’s Relief and Works Agency (UNWRA)-run Palestinian schools to be constructed in the region. One of the schools is an all-male facility and the other all-female, in the […]

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Posted on: April 8th, 2012

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Hungarian Jewish leaders issued a strongly worded protest against a speech by a far-right lawmaker who claimed that Jews had been implicated in a notorious blood libel case in northern Hungary 130 years ago. In a five-minute speech before parliament Tuesday night, Zsolt Barath of the extreme-right Jobbik party cited the 1882 blood libel case […]

Prominent Turkish intellectual and religious leader Adnan Oktar.
 

Posted on: April 8th, 2012

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Adnan Oktar (also known by his pen name Harun Yahya), a prominent Turkish intellectual and religious leader with mass following, has communicated and met personally over the past decade with many Orthodox rabbis from Israel and abroad, expressing his friendship to the Jewish nation and his reverence to the Torah. Oktar has sent the Jewish Press his blessing to the Jewish nation on the occasion of Passover.

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Esther Pollard met with President Peres on the eve of his meeting with President Obama.
 

Posted on: April 8th, 2012

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Israeli President Shimon Peres met with the wife of Jonathan Pollard, who asked Peres to request her husband’s release “before it is too late.” Along with her came MK Uri Ariel (National Union) who delivered a petition for Pollard’s release, signed by more than 80 Knesset members. Esther Pollard met with Peres in Jerusalem on […]

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Posted on: April 8th, 2012

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Rutgers University is investigating a student-run satirical newspaper for publishing an article that praises Hitler and attributing it to a Jewish student. The Daily Medium, which receives university funding, published the false column “What About the Good Things Hitler Did?” in its April 4 edition and attributed it to Aaron Marcus. The university is investigating […]

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Lee in Washington protesting Israel's role in Gaza, Jan, 2009.
 

Posted on: April 6th, 2012

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Democratic candidates vying for Connecticut’s US Senate, which is being vacated by Joseph I. Lieberman, are not sure their colleague Lee Whitnum should be allowed to participate in future live televised debates, after calling US Rep. Chris Murphy a “whore” for his support of Israel, during an NBC debate. Whitnum is suing the US over its support for Israel, saying it should send $600 million of it to Connecticut.

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Posted on: April 6th, 2012

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The IDF on Thursday, ahead of the Passover holiday, issued a closure order affecting Palestinians crossings into and out of Judea and samaria. “In accordance with the directives of the Minister of Defense and as part of the situation assessments in the IDF, a general closure will be implemented in the Judea and Samaria region,” […]

An IDF soldier patrolling Israel's border with the Sinai.
 

Posted on: April 6th, 2012

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Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz said the rocket fire that hit the city of Eilat Wednesday night was "an extremely severe act of hostility." Head of Military Intelligence Maj. Gen. Kochavi confirmed that "more than ten terror bases in Sinai were revealed and dismantled over the past few months." After the fall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s, the rule of law has collapsed in much of Sinai, leaving a vacuum where Islamist militant groups are thriving.

Shlomo Levinger at a press conference Thursday in front of Machpelah House from which he was thrown on Wednesday.
 

Posted on: April 5th, 2012

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Shlomo Levinger and attorney Doron Nir Tzvi say the purchase of the House had been in the making for some three years, and the tenants wanted to patiently await government approval for their purchase. But the arrest of several Arabs by the Palestinian Authority on suspicion of selling real estate to Jews changed the plan.

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