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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
U.S., Israel Teaming to Push Israel into Visa Waiver Program

April 18, 2014 - 5:25 PM
 
Report: Lebanese man admits to targeting Israelis in Thailand

April 18, 2014 - 5:22 PM
 
Syrian Jets Strike Targets on Ramat HaGolan

April 18, 2014 - 4:14 PM
 
Chelsea Clinton Pregnant with Non-Jewish Child

April 18, 2014 - 10:58 AM
 
Police Limit Arab Visitors to Temple Mount

April 18, 2014 - 10:18 AM
 
No Gov’t Majority for Pollard-Talks Deal

April 18, 2014 - 10:11 AM
 
Shas Party Appoints New Spiritual Leader

April 18, 2014 - 9:50 AM
 
‘Jews Must Register’ Flyer in Ukraine an Echo of Babi Yar

April 18, 2014 - 2:19 AM
 
Florida Teen Stabbed in High School Gym

April 17, 2014 - 9:31 PM
 
4 Wounded in Gush Etzion Road Terror Attack

April 17, 2014 - 1:01 PM
 
Arab Violence Closes Temple Mount to Visitors Again

April 17, 2014 - 12:26 PM
 
Jews Ordered to ‘Register’ in Donetsk, Ukraine

April 17, 2014 - 11:41 AM
 
Indyk Returns to Raise the Dead (Israel-PA Talks)

April 17, 2014 - 10:14 AM
 
Funeral of Baruch Mizrachi (Photo Essay)

April 16, 2014 - 11:39 PM
 
Tunisian Jew Stabbed in Djerba

April 16, 2014 - 8:50 PM
 
Israeli Hi-Tech Opens Branch in Nanjing

April 16, 2014 - 1:45 PM
 
Preparations Completed for Priestly Blessing from Jerusalem

April 16, 2014 - 12:48 PM
 
Kansas Shooting Suspect a White Supremacist, Indicted for Murder

April 16, 2014 - 12:03 PM
 
Hundreds at Bangkok Chabad Passover Seder

April 16, 2014 - 8:45 AM
 
President Obama’s Passover Statement

April 16, 2014 - 7:07 AM
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Eye on Palestine
On Tuesday night, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a statement regarding the European Union’s new directive banning any cooperation with Israeli institutions over the green line.
 

Netanyahu: Israel Will Not Accept Foreign Directives on Borders

Posted on: July 16th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEuropeEuropean Union

The Knesset Eretz Israel lobby called on the government to refrain from entering any agreements with the EU.

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Kerry referred to the Palestinian Authority as a country, and when asked what he meant, he said,'Did I say that?'
 

Kerry’s New ‘Peace’ Brainstorm: Talk with Abbas without Israel

Posted on: July 16th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Kerry is flying to the Middle East, but who cares about Egypt or Syria? He will meet with Abbas in Jordan; Israel is not on his itinerary. He is cooking up something nasty or really is weird.

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Direct Talks: Netanyahu called Abbas to wish him greetings for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan
 

Netanyahu Opens ‘Direct Talks’ with Abbas: Greetings on Ramadan

Posted on: July 15th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Who says Netanyahu does not want peace with Abbas? He picked up the phone to wish him greetings on Ramadan. Why didn’t Kerry think of that? Maybe Arabs will call tonight and wish Bibi a good fast.”

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Military Court Convicts PA Terrorist for Murdering Jew in Samaria

Posted on: July 15th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

An Israeli military court has convicted a Palestinian Authority terrorist for the April murder of 31-year-old Eviatar Borovsky, who lived in the community of Itamar, in northeastern Samaria. Zagal stabbed Borovsky to death as the father of five waited at a bus stop at the Tapuach Junction. Border Police officers shot and wounded Zagal at […]

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Egyptian army soldiers are part of an air-land offensive against Hamas, Al Qaeda and other jihad terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula
 

Egypt Crushes Hamas, Plans All-Out War on Sinai Terrorists

Posted on: July 14th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

Israel, for a change, can sit back, enjoy the show and watch Egypt do what the world would not let the IDF do – massive destruction of Hamas smuggling tunnels and all-out war against terror in the Sinai. Israel, for a change, can sit back, enjoy the show and watch Egypt do what the world would not let the IDF do – massive destruction of Hamas smuggling tunnels and all-out war against terror in the Sinai. The Egyptian military demolished hundreds of smuggling tunnels in and out of Hamas-controlled Gaza Sunday and is preparing for an all-our onslaught of Hamas, Al Qaeda and other terrorists in the Sinai, Egyptian media reported. The Egyptian offensive is a political and military shock to Hamas, with reverberations in Ramallah and Washington, on the eve of yet another attempt by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to re-ignite the “peace process.” “The reduction in smuggling will make it difficult for Hamas to maintain the level of its revenues, and therefore it will be hard pressed to contain the protests against its rule,” according to the Institute of National Security Studies (INSS). “It will also be difficult to infiltrate weapons into Gaza, mainly enhanced rockets and surface-to-surface missiles.” The Egyptian Aswat Masriya media outlet reported that 805 tunnels along the smuggling route, centered in the border city of Rafiah, were destroyed. Most of the tunnels have been used to smuggle fuel into Gaza. The Egyptian army will also close the Rafiah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip “indefinitely,” an official source told Egyptian newspaper al-Masry al-Youm. It placed a severe siege on Hamas but without a peep from the international community, which still condemns Israel for the maritime embargo that is aimed at preventing the import of terrorists and weapons from the sea. Terrorists in Rafiah targeted a military checkpoint Saturday, but no casualties were reported, and Egypt opened the Rafiah border crossing for four hours Saturday to allow humanitarian cases to cross the border. The tunnels have been a key route for terrorists to travel freely back and forth to the Sinai Peninsula and establish terrorist outposts aimed at staking out bases for attack on Egyptian tourist areas, such as El Arish, as well as urban areas. The army killed at least five terrorists on Friday, but Egyptian media reported a larger-scale offensive is in the works after an attempted assassination of Second Field Army commander Maj. Gen. Ahmed Wasfy on Wednesday. Egypt is using heavy arms and warplanes, maneuvers that are prohibited under the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty of 1979 without Israel’s approval. With the unstable and radical anti-Israel Muslim Brotherhood out of power, thanks to the military “impeachment” or coup – take your pick – Israel is not blocking any offense, “Security sources confirmed that Israel does not mind that the Egyptian forces use heavy artillery and warplanes during the operation which is expected to start very soon” military sources confirmed to the official television on Saturday. Official added, “The army had decided to cleanse the Sinai of armed gangs and terrorists "The operation will continue until it reaches its objectives, which are not only military but also aim to develop the Sinai.” Meanwhile, state media have reported Friday that two Egyptian Apache helicopters hovered over olive groves south of El-Arish before they fired shells at bunkers of Jihadist gunmen who were preparing to attack army checkpoints. The Egyptian Air Force on Saturday sent in two Apache helicopters to gun down jihadists after it received intelligence information that they were hiding in olive groves and preparing to attack military checkpoints. On Friday, an Egyptian helicopter was seen in the skies over Gaza for the first time since the Six-Day War in 1967. The Hamas terrorist organization is an offspring of the Muslim Brotherhood and therefore is a natural enemy of the military that ousted Mohammed Morsi two weeks ago. Hams has denied Egyptian military statements that its soldiers jailed 32 Hamas terrorists and arrested dozens others in the Sinai Peninsula last week. Hamas figuratively shot itself in the head last August when it mounted a severe attack on the Egyptian army, killing 16 soldiers near Rafiah in a multi-pronged attack that was intended to continue into Israel but was foiled at the last minute by the IDF. Ever since, Hamas has been an undeclared enemy, and even the Morsi regime was suspicious of it. The Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority also is benefiting from Hamas’ miseries but is suppressing its joy because Hamas has widespread support among Arabs in Judea and Samaria who are fed up with chairman Mahmoud Abbas. Any moves by the Secretary of State Kerry to win some kind of a forum between Israeli and Palestinian Authority are a useless exercise without the inclusion of Gaza. Another fallout of the offensive against Hamas might be negative for Israel in the near-term. “The motivation of Hamas and jihadi elements from Sinai to launch attacks against Israel is increasing,” INSS thinks.

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A mezuzah is missing from the entry to a Jewish prayer hall in the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hevron because Muslims stole it Friday night, when Jews were barred because of th Muslim month of Ramadan
 

Muslims ‘Celebrate’ Ramadan by Vandalizing Patriarchs’ Cave

Posted on: July 14th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The media would be screaming its lungs off if Jews had vandalized a Muslim prayer room in the Patriarch’s Cave but did not even whisper when Muslims desecrated Jewish rooms. Happy Ramadan month.

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A small mob of around 50 Arab Muslims yell hate slogans at Jews, convincing police to close the holy site to Jews
 

Freedom of Religion on Temple Mount – Except for Jews (Video)

Posted on: July 14th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Jerusalem police allow Arabs to keep Jews from entering the Temple Mount, just like they used to allow Haredim to keep women away from the Kotel – until it was not politically correct.

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Children from Samaria hoist balloons and march in a salute to the IDF for reducing terror on the highways
 

Judea and Samaria Children Salute IDF for Safer Lives

Posted on: July 14th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

Maybe a bit of flattery for the IDF by the folks who are targets for Arab rock throwers will keep the military on its toes. Jews in Samaria saluted the IDF Friday for making roads safer – for now.

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PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and a friend reviewing Palestinian security forces. It isn't clear if these forces still inspired.
 

Word of the Day: Support your Local Moderate Palestinian

Posted on: July 12th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on PalestineHamas

Of course, they also fanned the flames that sent Arab youths out to throw rocks and firebombs at passing Israeli cars.

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Fatah Condemns Meeting between PA and Israeli Politicians

Posted on: July 11th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Palestinian political party Fatah, along with other Palestinian political organizations, criticized representatives of the Palestinian Authority for meeting with Israeli politicians sympathetic with the Palestinian Authority.. In a meeting this week set up by the left-wing Geneva Initiative, members of the ruling right-wing Likud Party and opposition Shas Sephardi party met with PLO Secretary-General Yasser […]

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Palestinians have been waiting to cross into Egypt at the Rafah border terminal in the southern Gaza Strip since last Friday. IDF check posts usually last about an hour…
 

Palestinian Source: Hamas Isolated, Facing Crisis

Posted on: July 11th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

This is the organization's most difficult time, after losing its allies in the region, led by Mohamed Morsi.

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Former Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and the Assessor for Cooperation at the Italian Province of Pisa, Silvia Pagnin, at the re-opening of a Museum that has yet to be.
 

State Dept. Program Awards East Jerusalem to Arabs

Posted on: July 11th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

According to our State Dept., East Jerusalem is an inseparable part of the Palestinian Territories. End of discussion.

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Second ‘Prisoner X’ Identified as Palestinian Authority Arab

Posted on: July 10th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on PalestineHamas

An Israel court partially lifted a gag order Wednesday on the case of a second “prisoner X,” held in secret in a high-security prison, and identified him as Wael Abu Reda of Gaza. He is charged with committing “crimes against the security of the country.” Australian media earlier this year exposed the secret incarceration of […]

Hamas shows off its missile launcher hidden underneath a soccer field
 

FIFA’s Stony Silence on Soccer Field Launchers (Video)

Posted on: July 9th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Netanyahau showed FIFA’s president proof of missile launches underneath Hamas soccer fields. FIFA was unimpressed: Let PA soccer players travel freely or FIFA may expel Israel. No goal for Israel.

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Jews arrested for violating the rule against prayer on Temple Mount
 

PA Propaganda on Temple Mount Makes Anti-Zionism Inevitable

Posted on: July 9th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

PA newspapers and website routinely tell its readers how “fanatical” Jews and police “storm” the Temple Mount with the explicit aim of taking it over. Even if Arabs want peace, their leaders won’t let them believe it is possible.

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Mass demonstration of under 6 rebels in Ramallah on Monday.
 

What if They Called an Intifada and Nobody Showed?

Posted on: July 9th, 2013

News & ViewsMedia

Ma'an decided to push this sorry event as major news.

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Teresa Kerry, shown in swearing-in ceremony of John Kerry as Secretary of State, is in critical condition
 

PA Touts Kerry’s Return while He Stays at Wife’s Hospital Bed

Posted on: July 8th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Big Lie, big explosion. Media spread a story yesterday that Kerry will be back in town this week. Today, the PA claims Bibi met with PA honchos. Abbas forgot that Kerry’s wife is in critical condition.

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Israeli border police officers check Palestinian women who are waiting to cross the Qalandia checkpoint on the outskirts of Ramallah, as they head to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City to attend the first Friday prayers of Ramadan (2012).
 

IDF Orders Soldiers to ‘Respect’ Muslim Ramadan

Posted on: July 7th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Soldiers were particularly admonished to be respectful of Muslims at crossings through the security fence in Judea and Samaria.

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Egyptian armored troop carriers blocked a main road in Nasser City, ready to repel a Muslim Brotherhood violent backlash following President Morsi's ouster.
 

Egypt Closes Gaza Border, Muslim Brothers Leadership on the Lam

Posted on: July 5th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

Egyptian prosecutors ordered the arrest of several senior members of the Muslim Brotherhood.

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Palestinian Authority: Kerry to Resume PA-Israel Talks in 9 Months

Posted on: July 4th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is at it again, forecasting for the 16th time this year that Israel and the Palestinian Authority will resume direct talks, according to two PA officials who conditioned their “stop the press” tip on the basis of anonymity. Direct negotiations, as called for in the Oslo Accords,  were suspended […]

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