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Loving Israel as a Christian, The Blessings and Curses (Guest Tommy Waller)
 
Netanyahu Says Making Gaza ‘Israel’s Fallujah’ Was Too High a Price

August 31, 2014 - 1:08 AM
 
Saturday Night Mortars from Syria

August 31, 2014 - 12:08 AM
 
Joan Rivers in Medically-Induced Coma

August 30, 2014 - 10:40 PM
 
British Man Beats Up Anti-Semite George ‘Hitler’ Galloway

August 30, 2014 - 9:50 PM
 
Irish UN Troops Free Filipino UN Troops

August 30, 2014 - 8:49 PM
 
Joan Rivers in Induced Coma

August 30, 2014 - 8:27 PM
 
Updates from Kuneitra, Syria [video]

August 29, 2014 - 4:14 PM
 
Joan Rivers in Critical Condition

August 29, 2014 - 1:08 PM
 
Soldier Dies from Wounds in Rocket Attack

August 29, 2014 - 12:33 PM
 
A Grand Total of 50 Muslims in Michigan Condemn ISIS

August 29, 2014 - 12:23 PM
 
Funeral Begins from Lakewood Yeshiva Student Aaron Sofer

August 29, 2014 - 11:48 AM
 
Dutch Pension Fund Rejects BDS

August 29, 2014 - 10:37 AM
 
Al Qaeda and ISIS are Israel’s New Northern Neighbors

August 29, 2014 - 9:38 AM
 
Netanyahu Meets with House Armed Services Members

August 28, 2014 - 11:49 PM
 
Mashaal Vows Cease-Fire a Step to New ‘Resistance’ War against Israel

August 28, 2014 - 11:00 PM
 
ISIS Slaughters 450 Captured Syrian Soldiers Since Wednesday

August 28, 2014 - 8:37 PM
 
Update: Lakewood Confirms Sofer’s Body Was Found in Jerusalem Hills

August 28, 2014 - 8:31 PM
 
Comedian Joan Rivers in Critical Condition

August 28, 2014 - 8:09 PM
 
Run Away… Run Away… [photos]

August 28, 2014 - 7:28 PM
 
Echoing Cease-fire, Britain’s Jews and Muslims Call for Peace

August 28, 2014 - 6:56 PM
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Israel
Speaker of the Knesset Reuven Rivlin
 

Posted on: August 24th, 2012

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Rivlin said, “If we don’t attack [Iran], we will lose our deterrence with our enemies. If Israel keeps threatening and threatening, but in the end doesn’t act, it will place us in a bad strategic position. Israel’s deterrence capabilities are a strategic asset that has no equivalent.” Rivlin then went on to attack specific individuals, such as Kadima head Shaul Mofaz, and the various former intelligence chiefs, condemnibg what he believes is their need to comment in real-time on the Iran situation, because otherwise they won’t be considered “in.”

Former U.S. ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk
 

Posted on: August 23rd, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

Eventually, it became the story of the boy who cried wolf.

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Deputy FM Danny Ayalon
 

Posted on: August 23rd, 2012

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Deputy FM, Danny Ayalon: "The changes we have witnessed in South Africa in recent years have failed to truly modify trends in the state, and it has remained an apartheid state. South Africa's apartheid policy is currently targeting the State of Israel and the miners of South Africa itself."

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Head of IDF Human Resources Major General Orna Barbibay.
 

Posted on: August 23rd, 2012

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About half of recruitment-age Israeli youths do not enlist, said Head of IDF Human Resources, Major General Orna Barbibay on Wednesday. But despite this reluctance to serve, she argued that "the IDF is the only melting pot I know," adding, "and even if the connection is partial, the Army still introduces different segments of the populations to each other, enabling them to perform the essential task of national security."

Modi'in Mayor, Haim Bibas
 

Posted on: August 23rd, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

Haim Bibas, Modi'in mayor: "Arab states and various organizations have tried to harm the legitimacy and sovereignty of Israel in every available forum. The EU’s decision not to include the city of Modi'in Maccabim-Re'ut as part of the free trade agreement with Israeli cities is the most recent example.”

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Neztach Yehuda Battalion soldiers.
 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

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On Tuesday, soldiers in the IDF Kfir brigade sent a letter to the office of Chief of Staff Benny Gantz complaining about discrimination between soldiers serving in the Haredi Netzach Yehuda battalion and other soldiers in the brigade, Walla reports. According to the soldiers’ claims it appears that recently soldiers serving in the Haredi battalion each received a grant of $5,000 from an American philanthropist.

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Netanyahu and Liberman
 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Liberman in letter to EU Foreign Policy Chief, obtained by Israeli daily Haaretz: "The Palestinian Authority is a despotic government riddled with corruption...Due to Abbas' weak standing, and his policy of not renewing the negotiations...the time has come to consider a creative solution, to think 'outside the box,' in order to strengthen the Palestinian leadership.”

Ichilov Hospital Director, Professor Gabi Barbash, under attack for profiling tuberculosis patients.
 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

It appears that the staff members contracted the disease from African patients.

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Traffic control sign being tested at the exit of the Mt. Carmel tunnel. Haifa Mayor Yona Yahav thinks of using the tunnels as bomb shelters.
 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

"No one so far has been able to tell me how much oxygen would be required for, say, 30 or 40 thousand people."

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Former Shas minister Shlomo Benizri kissing the hand of Shas siritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef.
 

Posted on: August 21st, 2012

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The final say on whether or not Israel will go it alone against Iran's nuclear facilities depends on the two architects of that plan, and on the IAF which will carry it out. It will also depend on the Obama Administration and on whether or not the Saudis and the Gulf states will give their tacit approval. But that same decision will also depend on the approval of a 92-year-old Sefardi Rabbi from Jerusalem, whose thumbs-up or down could kill the plan or give it life.

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Scientology Center, Tel Aviv
 

Posted on: August 21st, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

The new, renovated Scientology Center opened in Tel Aviv. IDF Radio interviewed a man who said his family fell apart when his wife joined the Church of Scientology.

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International participants from New Zealand and El Salvador at an Israel coffee shop in Jerusalem with StandWithUS Israel director, Michael Dickson.
 

Posted on: August 21st, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

Hailing from India, El Salvador, New Zealand, Brazil, and South Africa, the participants, ranging from their early 20s to 30s, with a background in entrepreneurial work, were part of an international conference called S.E.E. Israel. Organized by Jerusalem’s Hebrew University students as part of a StandWithUs public diplomacy training program, the conference connected the international visitors with young Israeli social innovators, enterprises and organizations.

Illustration
 

Posted on: August 20th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

We have grown accustomed to these letters being directed at Haredi women. Now, surprisingly, this letter is addressed specifically to the men.

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Miluim
 

Posted on: August 20th, 2012

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

The poll was also surprising in the diversity it found in the Israeli Defense Forces. 1,200 of the reservists were from the Republic of Georgia, 720 originated from Iran, 30 from the Philippines, and 4 from Bahrain. The study indicates a rarely seen picture of reserve duty, where minorities and immigrants play a larger role than previously thought. A total of 19% of reserve soldiers were born outside Israel.

Several fires started in the Jerusalem forests this summer, but only a few were started over nationalistic sentiments.
 

Posted on: August 20th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Firefighters cannot remember a summer like this in many years.

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Summer camp
 

Posted on: August 20th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

The camp, part of an ongoing effort called Project Rimon, is focused on a commitment to instill Jewish identity within the campers and use Israel as the common denominator that unites Jews of Russian origin from diverse locales around the globe.

Curiosity
 

Posted on: August 19th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

NASA's Curiosity rover, roaming around Mars taking pictures as we speak, is using a refrigerator developed and manufactured in kibbutz Ein Harod.

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Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini
 

Posted on: August 17th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

Earlier this week, King Goodwill Zwelithini of Zulu accepted the invitation from Israel’s ambassador to South Africa, Dov Segev-Steinberg, to visit Israel early next year, according to the Israeli embassy in Pretoria, despite his government discouraging such visits. The king is a staunch enemy of Inkosi Mangosuthu Buthelezi, a Zulu politician who founded the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP).

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View of the Hebrew University campus at "Mount Scopus." Hebrew U. was ranked 53rd in the world.
 

Posted on: August 16th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (#53), the Technion Israel Institute of Technology (#78), and the Weizmann Institute of Science (#93) ranked in the top 100 universities in Shanghai Jiao Tong University's authoritative 2012 Academic Ranking of World Universities. Significantly, this is the first time that more than one Israeli university made the top 100.

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