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

“Auctioning” off the honor of being called to the Torah and for the privilege of reading the “Haftorah,” or “Maftir” section of the Prophets,...

Liberman: No Confirmation that Assad Sent Poison Gas to Iraq

Israel has no information to confirm Syrian rebel claims that the Assad regime has sent part of its stockpile of chemical weapons to Iraq,...

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

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

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

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?

UN Report to Confirm Chemical Use, But Won’t Point Finger at Assad

Western officials are saying the UN team has collected a "wealth" of evidence confirming that nerve agents were used in the attack.

9/11 Spreads in the Middle East

Al Qaeda brought down the Twin Towers 12 years ago. With the help of other terrorists, it is bringing down Mideast regimes, banking on chaos to spread its policy of destruction of the West.

Russia Heats Up Cold War with Sale of Iran S-300 Missiles (Video)

Iran for years has been trying to get Russia’s advanced S-300 missile system that can down commercial airplanes. Putin, feeling his oats after leading Obama by the nose, is ready to supply the goods.

Obama Stands to Win in Syria and Iran without Firing a Single Shot

President Assad may have miscalculated the effect of the term "chemical warfare" on the collective consciousness of his Iranian allies.

Navalny Misses Runoff in Moscow Mayoral Race, Seeking Recount

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny called for a recount in Moscow’s mayoral election after missing the runoff vote cutoff by one percentage point. He...

Russian Gay Rights Leader Condemned for Antisemitic Tweets

One of Russia’s most prominent gay rights activists made anti-Semitic statements on his Twitter and Facebook accounts. The tweets appeared last week on Nikolai Alexeyev’s...

El Al Teams Up with GetTaxi

El Al has signed an agreement with GetTaxi to offer passengers discounts for GetTaxi's cab hailing service in New York, Tel Aviv and other...

NY Times: No Smoking Gun in Syria Chemical Massacre

What happened to the intelligence intercepts implicating the Syrian government in the chemical attack?

Senior Official: Assad Not Interested in Attacking Israel

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

Ex Powell Aide: US Can Attack without UN Mandate

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

Russian FM Condemns ‘Hysteria’ around Chemical Attack

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.

Chief Ukrainian Rabbi Calls for Removal of Provocative Cross

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...

France Calling for Use of Force in Syria

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

Russia Giving Up to $1 Million to Auschwitz Conservation Fund

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...

Russian Firm Investing $30 Million in Bethlehem Complex

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...

Rabbi Shot in Russia Released from Israeli Hospital

Rabbi Artur Ovadia Isakov, the Chabad rabbi shot in a likely terrorist attack in southern Russia has been discharged from an Israeli hospital after...

Russia Finally Admits Terrorists Probably Shot Rabbi

The shooting of a Chabad rabbi in the Russian republic of Dagestan was likely a terrorist attack by Muslim extremists, investigators said more than...

Israeli Navy System to Counter Yakhont Russian Anti-Ship Missile

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

Rabbi in Critical Condition in Israel after Attack in Russia

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.

Lubavitch Emissary in Russia Shot in Chest

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

Rabbinical Group Aims to Standardize Circumcision in Europe

A European rabbinical group has created a union to include every mohel - ritual circumciser - in an effort to standardize ritual circumcision and...

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