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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
Prominent American Rabbi Forced Down from Temple Mount After Violent Arab Riots

April 20, 2014 - 2:27 PM
 
Ukrainian Synagogue Firebombed (Video)

April 20, 2014 - 2:05 PM
 
Hikers Find Human Skull and Bones in Gush Etzion Cave

April 20, 2014 - 8:28 AM
 
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
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Putin to Pardon Russian Tycoon from Jewish Family

Posted on: December 19th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Russian president Vladimir Putin said Thursday he will sign pardon for jailed tycoon and Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky “in the nearest future,” RIA Novosti reported. Khodorkovsky’s father was Jewish and his mother was Christian. He was Russia’s richest man before his arrested in 2003 and was slated to be freed next August. “He has spent over […]

 

Russian Jews Win Rostov Holocaust Commemoration Fight

Posted on: December 18th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHolocaust

The Russian city of Rostov-on-Don has agreed to acknowledge the Jewish identity of Holocaust victims killed there by the Nazis. The municipality’s Memorial Council last week announced its decision to revise a memorial plaque at the Zmievskaya Balka mass grave to mention the Jewish identity of the majority of the approximately 27,000 bodies buried there […]

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Bushehr reactor
 

Iran Begins Fueling of Bushehr Nuclear Plant

Posted on: December 12th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

It is the first civilian nuclear power plant built in the Middle East.

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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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World-Renowned Pianist Evgeny Kissin to Get Israeli Citizenship

Posted on: December 5th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

The Interior Ministry will grant Evgeny Kissin, one of the world’s leading classical pianists and an enthusiastic Jewish supporter of Israel, Israeli citizenship event though he does not live in the country, the Jewish Agency said Thursday Kissin, 42, told Jewish Agency Chairman Sharansky a year ago that he was interested in acquiring Israeli citizenship […]

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Yasser Arafat, the arch-terrorist who won the Nobel Peace Prize, was not poisoned,to death, according to French experts.
 

French Experts Rule Out Arafat Poisoning

Posted on: December 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

The Palestinian Authority was born out of a lie and will die out of the truth, ever so slowly.

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Seventh Hanukkah Candle to Be Lit in Seven Nations Simultaneously

Posted on: December 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

Immigrants to Israel from seven countries will light Hanukkah candles Tuesday night simultaneously with Jews in seven other countries in a ceremony organized by the Ministry of Immigration and Absorption and The Jewish Agency for Israel. The candle lighting in Israel will take place at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem, where 300 young […]

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Netanyahu speaking to Jewish community leaders in Moscow.
 

Netanyahu in Moscow: I Guarantee Iran Won’t Have Nuclear Weapons

Posted on: November 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

Israel has been has been threatening, almost explicitly, that any agreement signed with Iran will not restrict Israel from acting militarily to prevent Iran from achieving nuclear breakout.

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Netanyahu Tells Russian Jews about the ‘Real Iran’

Posted on: November 21st, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told Jewish community leaders in Moscow during his trip to Russia, “The Iranians deny our past and repeat their commitment to wipe the State of Israel off the map. This reminds us of the dark regimes of the past that plotted against us first and then against all of humanity.” The […]

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Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (with a friend).
 

Russia Gives Egypt Massive Bear Hug at US Expense

Posted on: November 15th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

Russia and Egypt are set to sign a major arms deal that is of similar value to the amount of aid the US had been sending to Egypt.

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Russian Priest Suspended over Anti-Semitic Pejorative

Posted on: October 27th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Russian church officials suspended a priest for using an anti-Semitic pejorative while baptizing a girl. The two-month ban on Andrey Evstigneeva was announced earlier this month on the website of the Diocese of Saratov, a city 450 miles southeast of Moscow. It followed complaints by the family and the Russian Jewish Congress, the Interfax news […]

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Yishai Visits Beilis and the Baal Shem Tov in the Ukraine

Posted on: October 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The hook that finally got me to Ukraine was a conference about antisemitism. Yes, it is ironic, and maybe bold: a conference about antisemitism in Ukraine.

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PM Benjamin Netanyahu with Russian President Vladimir Putin at Netanyahu's residence in Jerusalem on June 25, 2012.
 

Putin to Visit Cairo, After US Abandons Ally Further

Posted on: October 18th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

Russia is filling in the vacuum in Egpyt that the U.S. is leaving behind.

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Anti-Putin Dissident Navalny Sentence Commuted

Posted on: October 17th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Prominent opposition figure Aleksey Navalny and co-defendant Pyotr Ofitserov have been given a suspended sentence in their trumped up embezzlement trial that has attracted a lot of international attention. According to RT, President Putin’s official news agency, Navalny is going to appeal the sentence. “Neither I nor my colleagues are going to stop the political […]

Former foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman and Russian President Vladimir Putin in a friendly chat in Netanya, in 2012.
 

Iran Is Scoring on Bibi, Somebody Change the Game Plan

Posted on: September 30th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

This would be the perfect time to put former foreign minister Avigdor Liberman in charge.

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Gen. Salim Idris
 

Syrian Rebels ‘Frustrated’ as Obama Avoids War

Posted on: September 17th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The commander of the Free Syrian Army rebel group warns that Assad will continue to murder his own people.

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Did Your Shul Pocket $660,000 from Maftir Yona?

Posted on: September 15th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

“Auctioning” off the honor of being called to the Torah and for the privilege of reading the “Haftorah,” or “Maftir” section of the Prophets, is common in the Diaspora and also in many urban and more affluent communities in Israel, but it takes a lot to top an unidentified Moscow millionaire, or perhaps billionaire, who […]

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Liberman: No Confirmation that Assad Sent Poison Gas to Iraq

Posted on: September 15th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Israel has no information to confirm Syrian rebel claims that the Assad regime has sent part of its stockpile of chemical weapons to Iraq, Knesset Member and former Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman told Voice of Israel radio Sunday. However, the regime still is planning to ship the illegal weapons to Iraq and to Hezbollah, Free […]

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Secretary Kerry shaking hands with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov (sitting), after the two have finalized an agreement on Syria in Geneva, Switzerland, September 14, 2013.
 

Kerry, Lavrov: Syria to Give Up the Stash in 1 Week—Maybe

Posted on: September 14th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

John Kerry's remarks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov after their meeting, at the Intercontinental Hotel, Geneva, Switzerland, September 14, 2013.

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Girl being treated at a field hospital in Arbeen, Syria after last month's chemical weapons attack
 

New Poison Gas Attack Claimed in Syria, but Has the Clock Run Out?

Posted on: September 12th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Is Assad’s mind so twisted that he used chemical weapons again? Or are the rebels equally twisted enough to gas Assad’s soldiers and then accuse the regime. And does it matter anymore?

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