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Netanyahu Learns from Merkel How to Stay on Schedule

Posted on: February 25th, 2014

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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Tuesday his meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Cabinet was “exceptional” because it was on schedule. Considering Israeli’s penchant for “on time” a synonym for running on a clock that does not keep time, that might be the most valuable result of the visit. “We had a very enjoyable […]

An Israeli soldier evacuates Jews from their home in  Nevei Dekalim in 2005..
 

Gush Katif Expellees Looking Forward to Permanent Homes

Posted on: February 25th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

The Gush Katif Committee has worked for several months with Housing minister Uri Ariel, and the Tnufa administration headed by Yisrael Melachi, to develop a working plan for the victims of the mass expulsion of Jews from Gush Katif in 2005. The committee’s targets are to develop new communities, which besides fulfilling the obligation to […]

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Merkel in Jerusalem: Israel and Germany Have ‘Very Strong Friendship’

Posted on: February 25th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEuropeGermany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in Israel that her country and Israel enjoy a “very strong friendship.” Merkel arrived in the country on Monday with nearly her entire Cabinet, whose members will meet the following day with their Israeli counterparts for a fifth joint meeting. The German delegation is in Israel for a 24-hour visit. […]

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New construction in the Samaria town of Ariel, January 17, 2014. The amazing growth rates in Judea and Samaria communities have been achieved despite delays and freezes in construction bids and land-use planning.
 

The Jewish Demographic Bomb: Judea and Samaria Up 4.3% in 2013

Posted on: February 25th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

The greatest growth was registered in the smaller communal settlements, some of which are in very remote locations.

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American-born Yosef Abramowitz, brother-in-law of Sarah Silverman, is considering a bid to succeed Shimon Peres as President of Israel.
 

US-Born Solar Energy Pioneer May Run for President of Israel

Posted on: February 24th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

Solar Energy pioneer Yosef Abramowitz, who moved to Israel from the United States as child, said Monday he is joining the crowded field of candidates to succeed Shimon Peres as President of Israel this summer. Knesset Member Meir Sheetrit of Tzipi Livni’s Tnuah party also announced his candidacy Monday, immediately winning Livni’s backing. He has […]

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Hundreds Rally for Pollard Release at US Embassy in Tel Aviv

Posted on: February 24th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Hundreds of demonstrators calling for the release of Jonathan Pollard rallied outside the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv. The demonstration on Sunday night was led by Pollard’s wife, Esther. “How is it that in spite of all the gestures that Israel is making at the request of the U.S., the Americans are not willing to […]

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Australian Journalist Rafael Epstein claims Zygier revealed intelligence about operations he had been involved in to an Iranian businessman.
 

Australian Book: Prisoner X Leaked Information to Iran

Posted on: February 23rd, 2014

News & ViewsGlobal

Journalist Rafael Epstein claims Zygier revealed intelligence about operations he had been involved in to an Iranian businessman.

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Palestinian Informant Shot Dead in Rehovot

Posted on: February 23rd, 2014

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

A Palestinian citizen of Israel was shot dead by unknown assailants at a construction site in central Israel early Saturday. The victim was a 34-year-old Palestinian who had acquired Israeli citizenship after serving as a collaborator with the Israeli intelligence services Shin Bet, and was a resident of Gedera in central Israel, a Ma’an reporter […]

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Hundreds of Israelis participated in a protest in front of the US Embassy in Tel Aviv, demanding freedom for Jonathan Pollard on Feb 23, 2014.
 

Pro Pollard Rally Today, 6 PM at US Embassy

Posted on: February 23rd, 2014

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Hundreds of Israelis participated in a protest in front of the US Embassy in Tel Aviv, demanding freedom for Jonathan Pollard on Feb 23, 2014.

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Ramaz High School’s student-run politics society issued an invitation to Rashid Khalidi, the Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University, but the talk was cancelled by Ramaz’s head of school.
 

Orthodox Manhattan High School Kills Khalidi Appearance

Posted on: February 22nd, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

The statement from Ramaz said, “Our question was: ‘Is this the appropriate program?’”

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United Torah Judaism MK Meir Porush doing battle during a session of the Special Committee for the Equal Sharing of the Burden. He insists Netanyahu gave him his word there won't be criminal charges against Haredi draft dodgers. If I had a dollar for every time Netanyahu gave his word and took it back…
 

Haredi MK Porush: Netanyahu Is a Dishrag, We’ll Avenge the Draft Law

Posted on: February 21st, 2014

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Porush insists Netanyahu had declared that while he's in charge there won't be criminal sanctions.

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At 2013 J Street Conference this panel discussed how to subvert Birthright Israel trips, according to "The J Street Challenge" film.
 

Film Exposé of J Street Reveals Decaying Core of Moral Narcissism

Posted on: February 21st, 2014

News & ViewsMediaArts and Entertainment

The film uses scholars, activists and carefully selected film clips to unravel the magical marketing mystery of J Street.

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“K” with two of Rambam’s senior neurosurgeons, Dr. Joseph Juilburd (left) and Dr. Sergey Abeshaus (right).
 

Syrian Father Asks Israeli Doctors ‘Save my Son, He’s All I Have Left’

Posted on: February 20th, 2014

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Syrian explosion destroys family – Israeli medics saves remaining son.

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If Kerry gets his way and forces Israel into another building freeze, many Arab construction workers are going to be unemployed.
 

Report: US to Squeeze Israel into De Facto Surrender of Settlements

Posted on: February 19th, 2014

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

The Obama administration is taking off its mask from its being the negotiator for the Palestinian Authority.

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Peres Says He is Stepping Down in July – No Matter What

Posted on: February 19th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

President Shimon Peres categorically rejected on Wednesday any suggestion, as reported here,  that he would agree to extend his five-year term of office if Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu were to ask him to do so. The Prime Minister reportedly wants Peres to serve an extra year in order to give the Knesset time to enact […]

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President Shimon Peres and PM Benjamin Netanyahu (with yarmulkes). All I could think about this morning was Chaim Cheffer's ditty "How Did the Flea Rise Up."
 

Bibi Wants President Shimon to Squeeze One More Year

Posted on: February 19th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Two indefatigable climbers supporting one another in ways the rest of us easily fatigued mortals will never understand.

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President Shimon Peres meets with Ohio Democratic Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, chair of the US Congressional Black Caucus, at his official residence in Jerusalem Tuesday.
 

Peres Can’t Leave His Ghetto Mentality

Posted on: February 18th, 2014

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Shimon Peres, even at the age of 90, cannot get rid of his Polish-rooted Jewish ghetto mentality.

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Work with Kerry, Tim Kaine Tells Netanyahu

Posted on: February 18th, 2014

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The chairman of the U.S. Senate subcommittee on the Middle East urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cooperate with John Kerry in advancing Middle East peace. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) is touring the Middle East with Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), and met Sunday with Netanyahu and his defense minister, Moshe Yaalon. The senators also […]

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Conversion Reform Bill Advances in Knesset

Posted on: February 18th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

A bill that would allow more rabbis to conduct conversions in Israel advanced in the Knesset. The coalition government-backed bill passed its first reading by a vote of 28 to 16 in the Knesset plenum on Monday night. Under the measure, as many as 30 courts made up of municipal rabbis would be allowed for […]

NY born Gershon Beskin, who was active in the Gilad Shalit negotiations, was picked by Hamas to deliver a message to Netanyahu about the organization's intentions.
 

Hamas PM Sent Secret Appeasement Message to Netanyahu

Posted on: February 18th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

The message was delivered by a NY born Israeli citizen named Gershon Beskin.

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