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Jerusalem Yeshiva Student Drowns in Beit Zayit Reservoir

May 28, 2015 - 10:08 PM
 
Netanyahu Warns FIFA: Palestinian Threats Will Destroy International Sport

May 28, 2015 - 9:45 PM
 
Medical Update on Rav Bina’s Grandson [video]

May 28, 2015 - 7:47 PM
 
IRS $50M Cyber Security Scandal Stretches to Russia

May 28, 2015 - 6:36 PM
 
Tony Blair Steps Down as Quartet Middle East Envoy but No One Cares

May 28, 2015 - 4:58 PM
 
Police Detain 2 Muslims for Harassing Visitors on the Temple Mount

May 28, 2015 - 4:27 PM
 
Former NY Gov. Pataki Running for GOP Presidential Nominee

May 28, 2015 - 3:49 PM
 
One of Indicted FIFA Officials Blamed ‘Zionism’ for 2011 Bribe Charge

May 28, 2015 - 1:59 PM
 
Sen. Graham Tells Netanyahu He Will Lead ‘Violent Backlash’ against UN

May 28, 2015 - 12:51 PM
 
Netanyahu Wants US $45 Billion in US Military Aid by 2028

May 28, 2015 - 12:30 PM
 
Ben & Jerry’s Launches New Flavor: Bernie Sanders

May 28, 2015 - 11:45 AM
 
Hareidi Rabbis Warn New Sport Club Will Cause Desecration of Shabbat’

May 28, 2015 - 10:31 AM
 
MK and Police Discussing Making Marijuana Legal

May 28, 2015 - 9:48 AM
 
US Claims ‘No More Extensions’ for Iran Nuclear Talks

May 27, 2015 - 10:30 PM
 
Jewish Agency’s Natan Sharansky Speaks Up for Efrat Chief Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

May 27, 2015 - 8:24 PM
 
Russia to Deliver S-300 Missile System to Iran… Eventually

May 27, 2015 - 4:50 PM
 
18 Dead, 13 Missing in Texas Flash Floods

May 27, 2015 - 4:17 PM
 
Netanyahu Cabinet Approves Ministerial Committee on Arab Affairs

May 27, 2015 - 3:49 PM
 
Mass Arrests of FIFA Officials Omit PA Terrorist Rajoub

May 27, 2015 - 12:22 PM
 
Rabbi Riskin Hopes the Rabbinate Will Climb Down From Their Tree [audio]

May 27, 2015 - 9:31 AM
 
Egyptian Court: ‘We Can’t Label Israel as a ‘Terrorist State”

May 27, 2015 - 9:30 AM
 
PLO Blows Up Netanyahu’s ‘Peace Process’ Renewal

May 27, 2015 - 9:25 AM
 
Scorcher in Israel, Stay indoors

May 27, 2015 - 8:26 AM
 
Amnesty Accuses Hamas of Torturing and Killing Arabs Who Helped Israel

May 27, 2015 - 8:07 AM
 
Israeli Air Force Strikes Back at Gaza for Rocket Attack

May 27, 2015 - 5:37 AM
 
IRS Hacked, Info Stolen on 100,000 Taxpayers

May 27, 2015 - 4:40 AM
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A Tomahawk cruise missile begins its tip-over phase of flight after being launched from the guided missile destroyer USS Sterett while underway. Analysts expect the attack on Syria to consist, at least initially, of these cruise missiles launched from U.S. and allied submarines, ships and possibly planes.
 

Posted on: August 28th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

An American attack could damage U.S.-Russian relations on several fronts, including Iran.

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President Clinton ignored the UN Security Council and relied on NATO's approval (basically his own) to bomb the Serbs.
 

Posted on: August 27th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalChina

Should we be a little disturbed when the Obama Administration is recruiting a veteran GW Bush hand to support its war plans?

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
 

Posted on: August 27th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalChina

Minister Lavrov expressed outrage over the possibility of a NATO strike on Syrian chemical storage facilities without a mandate from the UN – a mandate Russia made sure would not be issued.

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Posted on: August 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The recent placing of a crucifix near the Uman grave of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov was an act of “clear provocation,” said Ukraine’s Rabbi Yaakov Bleich, who called for its immediate removal. “Ukraine is not a Jewish country, and Ukrainian Jews respect Christian symbols like crosses,” Bleich told the Jewish Ukrainian news site Еvreiskiy.kiev.ua. “However, […]

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French foreign minister Laurent Fabius with staff.
 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEuropeFrance

But Russia and Iran have rejected the claims that Assad had deployed chemical weapons, saying the rebels are responsible.

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Posted on: August 15th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Russia will contribute up to $1 million to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation for the conservation and maintenance of the site of the former Nazi concentration camp, the Polskie Radio website reported. A statement issued by the Russian Embassy in Warsaw stated that support for the project is “a common moral duty as it serves the mission […]

 

Posted on: August 13th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Russia is strengthening its presence in the Palestinian Authority with a $30 million investment in an office-commercial center in  Bethlehem that will include a gymnasium and music school. The Bethlehem-based Ma’an News Agency reported that the complex will be built next to the Russian Center for Science and Culture.    

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Posted on: August 6th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Rabbi Artur Ovadia Isakov, the Chabad rabbi shot in a likely terrorist attack in southern Russia has been discharged from an Israeli hospital after recovering from surgery to repair his live. One or more terrorists shot him in the chest as he was getting out of his car near his home. His condition initially was […]

 

Posted on: August 5th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The shooting of a Chabad rabbi in the Russian republic of Dagestan was likely a terrorist attack by Muslim extremists, investigators said more than week after a local political leader, where the attempted murder occurred, stated terrorists carried out the attack. Rabbi Artur Ovadia Isakov was shot on July 25 in Derbent, in southern Russia, […]

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A Russian anti-ship missile.
 

Posted on: July 29th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastHezbollah

The Barak 8 medium-range missile is designed to intercept airborne threats, including anti-ship missiles.

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A three-man medical team flew to Israel with wounded Chabad Rabbi Isakov after he was shot in the chest in Russia
 

Posted on: July 26th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Israel’s advanced medical care may save the life of the Chabad rabbi who was shot after midnight Wednesday near the border between Russia and Chechnya. His condition is “life-threatening,” doctors say.

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Rabbi Ovadia Isikoff, seen blowing a shofar against the background of his city, Derbent, Russia, was shot, most likely by an Islamist.
 

Posted on: July 25th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

An Israeli medical plane is leaving in the afternoon to aid in his treatment.

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Posted on: July 24th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

A European rabbinical group has created a union to include every mohel – ritual circumciser – in an effort to standardize ritual circumcision and combat attempts to ban it. Based on the model of Britain’s Initiation Society, the Union of Mohalim in Europe seeks to “unite approved mohalim across Europe under a single banner, ensuring […]

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Posted on: July 9th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, who doubles as the government “Minister for the Peace Process,”  traveled to Russia on Tuesday to talk with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, reportedly  over Moscow’s declared intentions to follow through with the sale of S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to the Syrian regime. Her spokeswoman denied that the purpose of the visit was […]

Contest winner Maria Katzav Mikaterenberg
 

Posted on: June 28th, 2013

News & ViewsMediaArts and Entertainment

An initiative of the World Forum of Russian-speaking Jews.

 

Posted on: June 23rd, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

Ephraim HaLevy, former chief of the Mossad, has committed himself to a program which will help certify the Jewish identities of thousands of immigrants, primarily from the former Soviet Union, who need certifications that they are Jewish in order to marry under official Israeli law. The announcement came at the annual meeting of the Shorashim […]

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Robert Kraft, Rupert Murdoch and Vladimir Putin in 2005 in St Petersburg – last time the missing ring has been seen.
 

Posted on: June 23rd, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The Russian leader remarked that he could "kill someone" with such a ring.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin with friends.
 

Posted on: June 20th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

He said the politicians on the predominantly Jewish Soviet government 'were guided by false ideological considerations and supported the arrest and repression of Jews.'

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Vladimir Putin manages to tell the truth and says S-300 anti-aircraft missiles are not on the way to Syria, at least not yet.
 

Posted on: June 4th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

News from Russia: Putin says he has not yet shipped any S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to Syria. Even bigger news: Putin is telling the truth for once.

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Posted on: June 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

The synagogue in Sochi in Russia has been renovated and a new Torah scroll acquired ahead of the city’s hosting of the Winter Olympics next year. Rabbi Ari Edelkopf, director of the Jewish Community of Sochi, told JTA the renovation was completed this month and “will help our synagogue serve not only thousands of local […]

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