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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
Ex-Met Council Chief Rapfogel to Plead Guilty in Financial Scam

April 23, 2014 - 3:44 PM
 
Fatah Official’s Family Disowns Him over Censure of Murder of a Jew

April 23, 2014 - 3:30 PM
 
2 Tortured Bodies Found Dumped in Slaviansk, Ukraine

April 23, 2014 - 3:16 PM
 
Suffolk University Defends Honoring Foxman as Commencement Speaker

April 23, 2014 - 2:39 PM
 
Eyewitness Report from Ukraine: ‘You Can Feel the Tension in the Air’

April 23, 2014 - 1:32 PM
 
Common Blood Pressure Drug Prevents Post-TBI Epilepsy

April 23, 2014 - 12:46 PM
 
It’s Prom Time, and Abbas Must Choose a Dance Partner – Israel or Hamas

April 23, 2014 - 12:06 PM
 
Israeli-American Journalist Held Hostage in Ukraine

April 23, 2014 - 11:24 AM
 
Egypt Plays US off Russia, Gets Military Aid Back

April 23, 2014 - 11:18 AM
 
Shas Continues Petty Attacks Against Rav Amar for Control Over Sephardim

April 23, 2014 - 10:34 AM
 
More Jewish Sites Vandalized in Ukraine

April 22, 2014 - 9:53 PM
 
Syria to Hold Presidential Elections

April 22, 2014 - 9:25 PM
 
Egypt Signing Unprecedented $3 Billion MiG-35 Deal with Russia

April 22, 2014 - 8:44 PM
 
Missouri’s Jew-Hating Mayor Quits (Video)

April 22, 2014 - 8:00 PM
 
Jordan Summons Israeli Ambassador over Temple Mount Violence

April 22, 2014 - 6:28 PM
 
Archaeologists Find Ancient Chisel that May Have Helped Build Kotel

April 22, 2014 - 5:00 PM
 
IDF Announces Draft Notices to Christian Israelis

April 22, 2014 - 4:12 PM
 
Elite IDF Bedouin Trackers Eliminate Israel’s Northern Border Threats

April 22, 2014 - 3:55 PM
 
US Has Proof Syrian Gov’t Poisoned Civilians

April 22, 2014 - 3:00 PM
 
Gazan Rockets Pound Israeli Communities Over the Holiday

April 22, 2014 - 1:44 PM
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Portuguese Plumbers Discover Ancient Mikvahs

Posted on: December 28th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Plumbers fixing a water leak in central Portugal discovered what appears to be a cluster of 600-year-old Jewish ritual baths. The discovery was made earlier this year in the city of Coimbra as the plumbers were replacing the piping of an old building in what used to be the Jewish part of the Old City, […]

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Abbas Asks US to Block Settlement Construction

Posted on: December 28th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEuropeEuropean Union

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas urged the Obama Administration to block a new Israeli plan to build hundreds of additional homes in Jewish settlements. Israel officials have said the planned construction of new units in Judea, Samaria and East Jerusalem will be announced next week, just as Israel is set to release 26 long-serving Palestinian prisoners […]

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NY Times Launching Survey of Hungarian Antisemitism

Posted on: December 28th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The New York Times is conducting a survey of Hungarian Jews to help deepen its coverage of anti-Semitism in that country. The survey, published online Tuesday, asks respondents whether they experienced anti-Semitism and considered emigrating as a result, among other questions. “An openly anti-Semitic political party has gained power in Hungary’s Parliament in recent years, […]

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Jewish man stands and looks on in Paris.
 

Israel Planning ‘Rescue’ Operation for French Jews

Posted on: December 28th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

An Aliyah plan of this scale hasn't been attempted since the rescued of Ethiopian Jewry.

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Kim Jung Un (l) and Dennis Rodman enjoying a basketball game
 

Jewish Center: NBA Stars Must Say No to Birthday Game for Dictator

Posted on: December 27th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

The basketball exhibition of NBA stars, which Dennis Rodman is preparing for the birthday celebration of North Korean dictator Kim Jung Un, is "an undeserved gift to a murderous tyrant," Rabbi Cooper of the Simon Wiesenthal Center said.

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Saudi Blogger Facing Execution Threat

Posted on: December 26th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

A judge in Saudi Arabia (the kingdom was recently elected to the UN Human Rights Council for a three-year term) has recommended that imprisoned blogger Raif Badawi, 30, go before a high court on a charge of apostasy, which carries the death penalty, Badawi’s wife told CNN. In July, a criminal court found Badawi, in […]

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German Jewish Family Fighting 22 Years to Reclaim Its Land

Posted on: December 25th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAssimilation

German-American non-Jewish attorney Peter Sonnenthal and his family, which has Jewish roots (his grandmother was Jewish and perished in Auschwitz) have been fighting for more than two decades to reclaim lucrative properties stolen from them under the Nazi regime, Spiegel reported, adding that Sonnenthal continues to face legal hurdles in trying to restore this legacy. […]

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Russian FM: West Realizing They’re Aiding Terrorists in Syria

Posted on: December 25th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov believes Western politicians have started to realize that overthrowing Assad’s government might lead to a worsening of the Syrian crisis, the official Russain News agency RT reports. “The attitudes are changing in Western countries, they are becoming more realistic in their approach towards settling the Syrian crisis,” said Lavrov. “The […]

On Tuesday, LDJ wrote on its Twitter account: “Two major punitive actions were carried out Saturday and Sunday in Lyon against people who performed the quenelle. The little Nazis are no longer at ease!”
 

Report: French JDL Attacked Antisemites Erev Xmas

Posted on: December 25th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

They beat a man suspected of performing the "quenelle" and locked him inside the trunk of a parked car.

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Chief Rabbi Makes Landmark Address to Limmud UK

Posted on: December 24th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Ephraim Mirvis became the first sitting British chief rabbi to address the annual Limmud conference, defying the opposition of prominent haredi Orthodox rabbis in England. Mirvis, who received a standing ovation Monday upon entering the packed auditorium at the University of Warwick, did not directly address the controversy in his session on this week’s Torah […]

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Greek City to Build Holocaust Museum and Research Center

Posted on: December 23rd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The northern Greek city of Thessaloniki will build a Holocaust research center at the site where some 50,000 of the city’s Jews were deported to Nazi death camps. “This is the fulfilment of a historic responsibility for Thessaloniki,” city Mayor Yiannis Boutaris told reporters. The agreement to establish the Memorial Center on Holocaust Education Remembrance […]

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Vandals Desecrate Russian Synagogue with Pig’s Head

Posted on: December 23rd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Unidentified Russian vandals  used a pig’s head to desecrate a synagogue in the southern Russian city of Krasnodar, according to representatives of the Jewish community of the city, located 600 miles west of Baku, Azerbaijan. They found the pig’s head at the entrance to their synagogue  and  believe the perpetrators are also responsible for English-language […]

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MK Motti Yogev (Jewish Home, pointing) has had enough of the Oslo sounds coming from the closed negotiations chambers, and from Justice Livni Minister Tzipi Livni, who's ushering in a repeat of the 1994-95 nightmare.
 

Jewish Home MK: PM Embracing Settlement Evacuation Will Be Deposed

Posted on: December 23rd, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

MK Motti Yogev (Jewish Home) is calling for Israelis to "come out of their indifference."

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Council of Europe to Support of Ritual Circumcision

Posted on: December 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Encouraged by Israeli diplomats, parliamentarians from the Council of Europe have submitted a motion opposing an earlier resolution condemning ritual circumcision of boys. The motion was submitted last week by 101 members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the council, according to Micaela Catalano, a spokeswoman for the assembly, which has 318 parliamentarians and whose resolutions […]

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Canada Wants Richard Falk Ousted for ‘Palestinian Holocaust’ Comment

Posted on: December 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Canada has called for the removal of a top U.N. official who accused Israel of having “genocidal intentions” against Palestinians. Ottawa “completely rejects and condemns” the “appalling” remarks made by Richard Falk, U.N. Special Rapporteur for the Palestinian Territories, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird said in a statement. Canada has previously called for Falk to […]

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Russian Court Orders Jewish Teacher’s Early Release

Posted on: December 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

A Russian court ordered the early release of a Jewish teacher whose bribery trial was marred by anti-Semitic statements and whose lengthy prison sentence was criticized by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Tver Regional Court last week reduced Ilya Farber’s sentence from seven years to three for accepting bribes and abusing his position while working […]

 

Report: Mandela Received Mossad Training

Posted on: December 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

Nelson Mandela received training from Israel’s Mossad in the 1960s, an Israeli government document has revealed. Mandela, the former South African president and anti-apartheid leader who died earlier this month, was trained by Mossad agents in weaponry and sabotage in 1962, according to a report Thursday in Haaretz that was based on a document in […]

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Canada Wants U.N. Official Ousted Over ‘Palestinian Holocaust’ Comment

Posted on: December 21st, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Canada has called for the removal of a top U.N. official who accused Israel of having “genocidal intentions” against Palestinians. Ottawa “completely rejects and condemns” the “appalling” remarks made by Richard Falk, U.N. Special Rapporteur for the Palestinian Territories, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird said in a statement. Canada has previously called for Falk to […]

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The Kirya military base and its signature intelligence tower in the center of Tel Aviv are slated for dismantling over the next two years, leaving behind prime real estate for development. Altogether the IDF move is expected to generate 100,000 new housing units.
 

Snowden Files Reveal: US, UK, Spied on Olmert, Barak

Posted on: December 21st, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEuropeEuropean Union

Uncle Sam and Uncle Jack just have to know some things.

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Swedish County Eyeing Ban on Circumcision

Posted on: December 19th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

A county in Sweden is moving ahead with plans to ban the non-medical circumcision of boys, its leading elected official said. Per-Ola Mattsson, the commissioner of Blekinge County, said he will up bring up a ban on the practice with the county’s health board in February, according to a Swedish publication. Mattsson, who is also […]

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