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Election Of Chief Rabbis A Tumultuous Process

Posted on: May 14th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelReligious & Secular in Israel

JERUSALEM – Rabbi Shlomo Amar, Israel’s current Sephardi chief rabbi whose 10-year term is set to expire in the coming months, and Ramat Gan Chief Rabbi Yaakov Ariel, a leading Ashkenazi rabbi, announced their intention to force a legal change in the chief rabbinate selection process.

WomanReading
 

Rabbi Riskin Permits Women to Read Ruth for Men in Orthodox Shul

Posted on: May 14th, 2013

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It appears that Rabbi Riskin's congregation is not easily offended.

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Iran Looks To Make Syria Regional Bulwark Against Israel

Posted on: May 14th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The recent Israeli air strikes on Syria – which have neither been confirmed nor denied by Israeli officials – targeted weapons depots allegedly storing Iranian-made weapons intended for the Lebanese terrorist organization Hizbullah.

Thousands of grasshoppers seen near Ramat Negev .
 

Plague of Locusts Returns to Israel for Shavuot

Posted on: May 14th, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Fundamentalists were working overtime before Passover to describe how just as in Biblical times, the Jews were spared from the plague. Now the locusts are working overtime, just in time for Shavuot.

Arab child Mohammed Al-Farra.
 

Would Hawking Meet Paraplegic Arab Saved by Israel?

Posted on: May 14th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

He could meet a three-year-old Arab toddler with no arms and no legs, named Mohammed al-Farra.

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Cabinet Passes ‘Austerity Budget’

Posted on: May 14th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The Cabinet Monday evening passed a two-year budget, nearly five months late, with tax hikes and across-the-board cuts in spending, Only one minister voted against the  budget, the second and last time it will cover two years instead of one. Finance Minister Yair Lapid, who is chairman of the Yesh Atid party, said after the […]

Israel's Finance MInister Yair Lapid presented the new budget Monday night.
 

New Budget Designed to Hurt Haredim, Tourists

Posted on: May 14th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

That's a whole lot of achievements for the fresh finance minister.

The IRS Acting Commissioner will appear before a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on Friday, May 17, 2013, to investigate politicization of the IRS
 

IRS Chief Under the Congressional Spotlight on Friday

Posted on: May 14th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The IRS attempted to present its inappropriate conduct as being limited to a small number of organizations, targeted by using only a few key words, acted on by only a few low level IRS employees in a remote office, for a limited time, without the consent or even knowledge of higher level IRS officials. By Monday morning that cover had been entirely blown.

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.Obama and Biden on White House putting green.
 

Obama Golfs and Bibi Eats Ice Cream – How Much to Indulge Leaders?

Posted on: May 14th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Obama has been cited for expensive golf outings. Now it’s Netanyahu’s turn: $2,700 for ice cream and $125,000 for an airplane bed. Indulgence or the price of public office?

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You need more shekels to buy a dollar following Fischer's surprise cut in the interest rate and announcement of a massive purchase of dollars.
 

Fischer Cuts Interest Rate and Says Bank to Buy 2 Billion Dollars

Posted on: May 13th, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer announced on Monday a surprise cut the prime interest rate as part of his battle to fight the appreciation of the shekel and help the economy to keep growing. The financial markets responded with the shekel-dollar rate rising more than 1.5 percent to the level of 3.61 shekels to […]

 

Blue and White, All the Waze

Posted on: May 13th, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Waze and Facebook have reached an impasse in their negotiations, but not over whether Facebook will buy Waze for 700 million dollars, or a clean billion, but over Israel, according to the Israeli site Telecom News. Facebook wants to close down Waze’s Raanana office, and transfer some of the developers to the U.S. While the […]

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Hamas members who are being honored by the Newseum as "journalists who died or were killed pursuing news," although they were pursued as terrorists and died during last fall's Operation Pillar of Defense.
 

Hamas Terrorists with Terrorist Org. ‘TV Channel’ Honored by Newseum

Posted on: May 13th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Hamas terrorists who worked for the Hamas-run and financed al-Aksa Television are being honored as "slain journalists" by the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

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The international boycott has convinced Hawking to stay away from the Peres Conference, but PA leaders in the past have ignored the byoctt
 

Hawking’s Boycott Falls into a Black Hole

Posted on: May 13th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The Israeli Presidential Conference that Stephen Hawking is boycotting because of the “occupation” of supposed Palestinian land has drawn in the past none other than several senior Palestinian Authority officials, including one who two weeks ago said he would like to drop a nuclear bomb in Israel. Thanks to a bit of Internet homework by […]

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Church of Scotland Thinks Twice, Grants Israel the Right to Exist

Posted on: May 12th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

The Church of Scotland has called last week’s publication of a Church and Society Council report that denies Israel’s right to exist a “misunderstanding” and now says the Jewish state can remain as part of the world. The Jewish communities of Scotland were shocked by the report, and the local Council of Christians and Jews […]

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Red Cross vehicle carries Palestinian Authority terrorists freed from Israeli jails.
 

Red Cross Bares Its Heart and Soul, Honors PA Terrorists

Posted on: May 12th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastHezbollah

The Red Cross, the folks who demand Israel allow jail visits by terrorists’ families but winked when Hamas held Shalit as hostage, honors Palestinian Authority “prisoners” – the ones who kill Jews.

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The headstone of Erik Weissman, one of three murdered in Waltham, MA on Sept. 11, 2011. Tamerlan Tsarnaev knew all three men.
 

Mounting Evidence that Boston Bombers Involved in Triple Homicide

Posted on: May 12th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The truth won’t let the politically correct head stay buried in the sand. The Jewish Press report two weeks ago of an ugly link between the Boston bombers and an unsolved triple murder bears fruit.

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Spectacular colorful 1,500-year-old mosaic discovered on route of new  highway to be built north of Be'er Sheva
 

Highway Construction Uncovers Spectacular 1500-Year-old Mosaic

Posted on: May 12th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

The most unexpected benefits from extending Israel’s north-south superhighway has been a wealth of archaeological discoveries, the latest being a spectacular mosaic from the 4th-6th centuries.

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Explosives and weapons seized at various IDF crossings.
 

Reality Check: the Truth Behind Judea and Samaria Crossings

Posted on: May 12th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

The crossings and IDF checkpoints in Judea and Samaria have been the source of much confusion and debate worldwide. Crossings and checkpoints, while both provide important security benefits, are different. Crossings are facilities used by Palestinians to enter from Judea and Samaria into other regions of Israel. Checkpoints, on the other hand, operate during times […]

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Douglas H. Shulman, IRS Commissioner. The IRS admitted unfairly targeting conservative organizations in tax exempt status reviews.
 

IRS Punished Conservative Non-Profits, Perhaps Also Pro-Israel Groups

Posted on: May 11th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

After repeatedly denying it was targeting conservative groups for unfair treatment, the IRS admitted it was treating politically conservative groups in inappropriate ways.

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Haredi Men Throw Garbage on WOW, Orthodox Women Keep the Peace

Posted on: May 10th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelJerusalem

UTJ and WOW argue over the halacha of women's prayer on the radio -- can Mashiach be too far?

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