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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
U.S., Israel Teaming to Push Israel into Visa Waiver Program

April 18, 2014 - 5:25 PM
 
Report: Lebanese man admits to targeting Israelis in Thailand

April 18, 2014 - 5:22 PM
 
Syrian Jets Strike Targets on Ramat HaGolan

April 18, 2014 - 4:14 PM
 
Chelsea Clinton Pregnant with Non-Jewish Child

April 18, 2014 - 10:58 AM
 
Police Limit Arab Visitors to Temple Mount

April 18, 2014 - 10:18 AM
 
No Gov’t Majority for Pollard-Talks Deal

April 18, 2014 - 10:11 AM
 
Shas Party Appoints New Spiritual Leader

April 18, 2014 - 9:50 AM
 
‘Jews Must Register’ Flyer in Ukraine an Echo of Babi Yar

April 18, 2014 - 2:19 AM
 
Florida Teen Stabbed in High School Gym

April 17, 2014 - 9:31 PM
 
4 Wounded in Gush Etzion Road Terror Attack

April 17, 2014 - 1:01 PM
 
Arab Violence Closes Temple Mount to Visitors Again

April 17, 2014 - 12:26 PM
 
Jews Ordered to ‘Register’ in Donetsk, Ukraine

April 17, 2014 - 11:41 AM
 
Indyk Returns to Raise the Dead (Israel-PA Talks)

April 17, 2014 - 10:14 AM
 
Funeral of Baruch Mizrachi (Photo Essay)

April 16, 2014 - 11:39 PM
 
Tunisian Jew Stabbed in Djerba

April 16, 2014 - 8:50 PM
 
Israeli Hi-Tech Opens Branch in Nanjing

April 16, 2014 - 1:45 PM
 
Preparations Completed for Priestly Blessing from Jerusalem

April 16, 2014 - 12:48 PM
 
Kansas Shooting Suspect a White Supremacist, Indicted for Murder

April 16, 2014 - 12:03 PM
 
Hundreds at Bangkok Chabad Passover Seder

April 16, 2014 - 8:45 AM
 
President Obama’s Passover Statement

April 16, 2014 - 7:07 AM
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Greece Minister for National Defense, Panagiotis Beglitis meets with Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak
 

Israel, Greece Conduct Joint Naval Exercise in Mediterranean, Increasing Tensions with Turkey

Posted on: April 1st, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

The drill, called "Noble Dina", will continue through April 5, and will also include the U.S. Sixth Fleet. It is aimed at simulating submarine combat, airborne dogfights, as well as coordinating the defense of offshore natural gas platforms.

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Secrets of Israeli Success Revealed in New Documentary

Posted on: April 1st, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

A new feature-length documentary starring one of Harvard University’s all-time most popular professors reveals the secret components of Israel’s success as an international leader in innovation and humanitarianism.

J Street's leader Jeremy Ben-Ami opened the 2012 J Street conference believing he received official Israeli recognition. Reality was stunningly different.
 

Israeli Diplomat’s ‘Spanking’ of J Street Conference Removed from Organization History; Read Entire Speech in the Jewish Press

Posted on: March 30th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Israeli Deputy Ambassador to the US Baruch Bina addressed thousands of J Street supporters last week, and his appearance had been hailed as a thawing of official Israeli approach to the pro-Palestinian organization. They were in for a big surprise. How big a surprise? The Baruch Bina speech has been removed from J Street's official history. It never happened. But we have it…

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PM Netanyahu greeting Gilad Shalit as his mother Aviva looks on
 

Netanyahu Meets with Gilad Shalit, Parents as Holiday of Liberation Approaches

Posted on: March 29th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

PM Binyamin Netanyahu: Gilad "looking very well and it is evident that you are coming back to life. This year the holiday of liberation gets a special meaning. From slavery to freedom; from darkness to light."

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Some 20 children and babies are inside the Hebron house, along with scores of new Jewish residents.
 

New Hebron Settlement in House Near Cave of the Patriarch, Residents Say Purchase is ‘Kosher’

Posted on: March 29th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

One of the new residents of the dwelling told the Jewish Press that there is no indication of an impending eviction, but recognized that this could change quickly: "We are here legally, we adhered to the required procedures and paperwork, and our purchase is kosher...any eviction order will be politically-motivated, and not legally based."

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The U.S. Navy variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft, conducts a test flight over the Chesapeake Bay.
 

First F-35 Stealth Fighter Planes to Arrive in Israel in 2015

Posted on: March 29th, 2012

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

The first F-35 is expected to arrive in Israel in 2015, but Israeli pilots will be able to start training on it in the U.S. in 2014. A stealth fighter aircraft, produced by Lockheed Martin, the F-35 is considered to be the most advanced fighter aircraft to date.

Arab demonstrators held Palestinian flags as they approached the village of Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights in 2011.
 

‘Global March on Jerusalem’ to Reach Destinations on Friday, Marchers’ Website Hacked

Posted on: March 29th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

One day before the commencement of 'Land Day,' organizers of the "Global March to Jerusalem" are deployment their troops. Defense Minister Ehud Barak instructed security system chiefs "to be prepared for any scenario." Access to the MOJ official website, gm2j.com, has been blocked on Wednesday night, and organizers blamed Israeli hackers for taking down the site.

Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer submits 2011 report to PM Binyamin Netanyahu
 

Bank of Israel 2011 Report: Economy Grew by 4.7%, Dealt Successfully with Significant Difficulties

Posted on: March 28th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: "The Israeli economy grew more than most Western economies, almost 2.5 times the OECD average...In contrast to the collapsing economies around us, Israel's credit rating was upgraded last year."

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Secular Tel Aviv Storeowners Sue City To Protect Shabbat Rights

Posted on: March 28th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

TEL AVIV – While Tel Aviv has garnered headlines for green-lighting a controversial plan to launch public transportation on Shabbat, some secular independent storeowners have been waging a legal battle to have the city enforce labor laws that prohibit round-the-clock operation of supermarkets and other retail outlets.

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Global March Could Bring Thousands Of Arabs To Israel’s borders

Posted on: March 28th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

JERUSALEM – If pro-Palestinian calls for a so-called Global March to Jerusalem are heeded, thousands of Arabs from the West Bank, Gaza, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria could converge on Israel’s borders.

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, rear right, visits the "Iron Dome" control room.
 

US Requesting Extra Funding for Israel’s ‘Iron Dome,’ Obama Gaining Praise

Posted on: March 28th, 2012

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

The Pentagon will ask Congress for additional funds for the "Iron Dome" missile shields for Israel, based on their success in intercepting rockets launched from Gaza. Coming one day after drawing fire for his open-mic remarks, President Obama is winning points from pro-Israel Congress members for his increased support. Rafael, which manufactures the Domes systems, just reported $111 million in net earnings for 2011.

New Kadima leader MK Shaul Mofaz.
 

Mofaz Wins Kadima Primary Polls by 62% to Livni’s 38%

Posted on: March 27th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Out of 95 thousand registered Kadima party members, only 40% voted by 10 p.m., when the polls closed. It was rumored that left-leaning Haim Ramon was planning to resign as Chair of the Kadima Council. Along with the Mofaz win, this may suggest that the party is moving to the right. It may also mean that Kadima could not be taken for granted as partnering with the left on issues such as religious vs. secular tensions.

Chief Justice John Roberts: "Zivotofsky does not ask the courts to determine whether Jerusalem is the capital of Israel."
 

US Supreme Court Orders State Dept. to List Jerusalem, Israel, in American Passports

Posted on: March 26th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday on the case of Zivotofsky v. Clinton, a suit in which Naomi and Ari Zivotofsky are challenging the way the State Department may list the birthplace of their son, nine-year-old Menachem. The State Department decided that little Menachem's US passport should show Jerusalem as his birth place, without an accompanying country.

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The Iron Dome deployed near the southern city of Ashkelon
 

Ranking US Congressman Introduces Legislation Offering Further Assistance on Iron Dome

Posted on: March 26th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

The Iron Dome Support Act (IDSA) authorizes and encourages President Obama to provide funds for the "procurement, maintenance and sustainment" of more of the anti-missile defense systems, should the Israeli government request it. The legislation was actually inspired by an op-ed by Israeli Ambassador to the US, Michael Oren, in which he wrote that "at least ten Iron Dome systems will be necessary in order to defend the whole country."

Mohammed Merah Home Video
 

Toulouse Killer Mohammed Merah Visited Israel in 2010

Posted on: March 26th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

According to a Shin Bet investigation, Mohammed Merah entered Israel via the Allenby Bridge from Jordan in September 2010, before traveling on to Afghanistan,where he attended an al-Qaeda training camp. The investigation also revealed that the Shin Bet questioned Merah at the time, but having found nothing to arouse suspicion, permitted him to enter Israel.

FM Avigdor Lieberman
 

Israel Cuts Contacts with UN Human Rights Council

Posted on: March 26th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

Israel has officially decided to end all contact and cooperation with the UN Human Rights Council and will not permit the entry of the Council's 'fact-finding' observers, after passage of a resolution calling for a probe of Israel's conduct in Judea and Samaria.

Iron Dome launcher in Ashkelon
 

Iron Dome Deployed in Tel Aviv Metropolitan Area

Posted on: March 26th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

There are currently three operational and actively deployed batteries, which are meant for deployment in the south of Israel, while the fourth battery is expected to become fully operational next week, and is intended for the Tel Aviv area.

New Court Chief Justice (Asher Grunis, with retired Chief Beinish), old Court overreach.
 

High Court Rejects Migron Deal; Outpost Must Be Evacuated; Deputy Speaker Danon: ‘We Will Confirm Migron via Primary Legislation’

Posted on: March 25th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

The High Court on Sunday rejected the settlement deal between the State and the residents of the outpost Migron, allowing an extension of their evacuation date until August this year, and not next weekend, as was the original decision. But Deputy Knesset Speaker MK Danon threatens "If the court does not approve the Migron agreement, we will confirm it via primary legislation."

UN Human Rights Council
 

Outraged Israeli Leaders Pledge Boycott of UN Human Rights Council, Punitive Measures Against Palestinians

Posted on: March 25th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Deputy FM Danny Ayalon said Israel would not be cooperating with the Council in the wake of its passage of a resolution ordering a 'fact-finding mission' into Israel's conduct in Judea and Samaria: "We have no reason to continue cooperating with a hypocritical organization which specializes in double-speak and has a mission to smear us."

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