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First Crisis for Yachimovich: Kibbutzim Threatening to Leave Labor

Should the Yacimovich proposal be accepted in a procedural vote at the party conference by the end of the month, it will guarantee both sectors only one Knesset seat, in place of the two seats which traditionally have gone to them. According to the kibbutz movement leadership, such a move may result in their abandoning the party with which they have been strongly identified over the years.

Rally Backing Jewish Community Held in Malmo

Malmo Mayor Ilmar Reepalu was among some 300 marchers who demonstrated in the Swedish city in support of the Jewish community.

Prime Minister’s Health Report

As he does every year, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu informs the public on the state of his health.

V’ten Tal Umatar Livracha Starting Tonight in Israel

As of tonight, which is Monday according to the secular calendar but already Tuesday (Yom Shlishi, the 7th of Cheshvan) in the Jewish calendar,...

Jordan: We Stopped an al-Qaeda Plot against Western Diplomats and Commerce

The Jordanian General Intelligence Department has foiled a major terrorist plot which was in the planning and preliminary stages, according to the Petra news agency. The plot, by a group of 11 terrorists associated with Al Qaeda, was designed to target and carry out attacks against vital targets in Jordan including shopping centers, residential areas, diplomats and foreign nationals.

Awarta Arabs Return to Itamar, Site of the Fogel Massacre

The IDF escorted Arab olive harvesters from Awarta into the town of Itamar, Residents of the town of Awarta were responsible for the Fogel massacre in March 2011, and had previously used the olive harvest to survey the town ahead of the terror attack.

Mount of Olives Trees Are World’s Oldest

Tests conducted on olive trees on Jerusalem's historic Mount of Olives are the oldest known trees in the world, according to a study released on Friday conducted by the National Research Council of Italy Trees and Timber Institute.

Report: White House Has Secret Plan to Negotiate With Iran

“It’s not true that the United States and Iran have agreed to one-on-one talks or any meeting after the American elections a National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said following the publication of a New York Times report saying the White House and Iran agreed to hold direct negotiations over its nuclear program after election day.

Hamas Releases Gilad Shalit Film

On the one-year anniversary of the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Hamas has released a film describing the Israeli soldier's abduction in 2006.

Israeli Foreign Minister Replies to Condemnation of Jewish Growth

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman urged the European Union on Saturday to focus on its own problems and stay out of the local dispute between Arabs and Jews over the future of Judea, Samaria, and the rest of Israel.

Pro-Jewish Activists Drive in Solidarity with Southern Hebron

Tens of vehicles from across Israel set out in single file to show support and solidarity to the residents of the South Hebron Hills on Friday.

R. Shmuley and Rwandan FM Discuss Holocaust Denial and Israel

The meeting touched on how much Rwanda has progressed economically, agriculturally, and technologically, as well as on women’s rights in the 18 years since the 1994 ethnic cleansing of the Tutsis by the Hutus in Rwanda.

Noam Chomsky Visits Gaza

Professor Noam Chomsky, a Jewish professor of linguistics known for staunch pro-Palestinian rhetoric, visited Gaza on Thursday.

No Humanitarian Supplies Found On Board ‘Estelle,’ Entire Effort Was a Provocation

Navy vessels took over the boat in the morning hours Saturday, while it was just 15 nautical miles from the Gaza coast. Ship activists, including Swedish civilians, past and present European members of parliament, and leftist activists Dror Feiler and Jonathan Shapiro, said that the ship was surrounded by Israeli forces in the morning, and, after a few hours, masked soldiers came were on board.

Muslims Murder Jewish Doctor in Ukraine

On Saturday morning, three Muslim murdered Jewish Professor Leon Freifeld, the Chief Orthopedist in Lviv, Ukraine.

Some Palestinians Hold Local Elections

Palestinians held local elections in 93 communities in Judea and Samaria. This is the first time since 2005 that elections have been held in...

IDF Intercepts Latest Boat to Gaza

The Israeli Navy intercepted and boarded the "Estelle", a schooner  flying under the Finnish flag, that was en-route to Gaza in an attempt to break the...

IDF Base Robbed

An IDF base a few miles west of Tiberias was robbed Friday morning after masked men entered the base, tied up a soldier, and...

Large Bomb Explodes on Gaza Border

Friday - Gazans/Palestinians claimed they blew up an IDF tank or armored vehicle along the Gaza border on Friday morning. It's been confirmed that the...

Muslim Groups’ ‘HeArt Over Hate’ Not Really Over the Hate (VIDEO)

In response to Pamela Geller's anti-Jihad ad campaign, The Muslim Public Affairs Council is joining with Columbia University's Muslim Students Association to launch its own ad campaign "to showcase the Islamic principle of 'repelling evil with what is better' (Koran, Ch. 23, Surah Muminoon, verse 96)." MPAC says its campaign will "call on New Yorkers to stand together in opposing bigotry and hatred," in its effort "HeArt Over Hate: Repelling Bigotry through Art & Music." It's a clever play on words, but while it looks to deliver on its promise to be repellent, what MPAC and the MSA will be showcasing is support for brutal hatred, torture and violence.

Israel Appeals to UN to Halt Gaza-Bound Ship

Israel's ambassador to the United Nations, Ron Prosor, called the ship Estelle a "provocation" that "raises tensions and could easily spark a serious escalation of the conflict."

What Israeli Rabbis Can Learn from their American Counterparts: Communal Leadership

In cities and towns across Israel, the missing, pivotal character who could serve as a locus for spiritual needs, informal education and charitable programs is the communal rabbi, argue the founders of the Barkai Center for Practical Rabbinics.

Earthquake? No, This is Just a Drill (and an Earthquake)

On Sunday, Israel will be running a countrywide drill to test its preparation in case of a massive earthquake and tsunami. Thousands of emergency...

Mofaz Urging AG to Stop Netanyahu from Adopting Justice Levy’s Recommendations on Outposts

Last Sunday, Netanyahu told Likud ministers he plans on adopting part of the report without relating to broad legal interpretations, to avoid international criticism. Still, the proposal will add legal flexibility and remove bureaucratic obstacles, making Jewish construction in Judea and Samaria considerably easier.

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