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Loving Israel as a Christian, The Blessings and Curses (Guest Tommy Waller)
 
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
 
27 Israelis Arrested for Drug & Weapons Trafficking, Helping Hezbollah

August 28, 2014 - 6:38 PM
 
Israeli Arabs Arrested for Lebanon Ties

August 28, 2014 - 3:39 PM
 
Erdoğan Sworn in as Turkish President

August 28, 2014 - 3:26 PM
 
IDF Fires Warning Shots Near Gaza Fence

August 28, 2014 - 2:51 PM
 
Shaath: US Pressured Israel to Drop Demilitarization Demand

August 28, 2014 - 2:49 PM
 
PLO Calls for War Crimes Investigations

August 28, 2014 - 2:39 PM
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IDF soldier and Haredi man praying at the Western Wall.
 

Posted on: February 22nd, 2012

News & ViewsIsraelReligious & Secular in Israel

The Knesset has quickly assumed a proactive role in filling the void left by the the Israeli High Court's decision to annul the Tal Law. Two bills pertaining to mandatory service were already debated and voted upon today, Opposition chairwoman Tzipi Livni continued to blast the low enlistment rate of the Haredi population, and FM Avigdor Lieberman pledged to propose more legislation on the matter in the future.

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Journalist Rabbi Israel Gelis: Beinisch did a hit-and-run
 

Posted on: February 22nd, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Journalist and radio host Israel Gelis offers the Haredi point of view on the Supreme Court's decision to kill the Tal Law, which served as a moderate avenue for Haredim to join modern Israeli society, while holding on to their unique values.

Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv Yisrael Meir Lau
 

Posted on: February 21st, 2012

News & ViewsIsraelReligious & Secular in Israel

Tel Aviv Chief Rabbi Lau responds with dismay to a resolution passed by the Tel Aviv-Jaffa City Council to operate public transportation on Shabbat. He appealed to Mayor Ron Huldai, who supported the resolution, not to "allow the candle of Shabbat to burn out."

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Posted on: February 21st, 2012

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

The IDF website reports a decline in the number of army recruits this year, pinning the lowest recruitment rate in eight years on slower immigration and a low birth rates in 1994, when the 2012 generation was born. This year manpower shortage in the IDF will reach a peak, after a steady decline of 7.5 […]

President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu in the Oval Office.
 

Posted on: February 21st, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

At stake is nothing short of an all out effort on the part of Israel, Britain, France, and the US, to squash, militarily, the Iranian nuclear program. In a regional mood that's becoming reminiscent of the days before Desert Shield, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states, as well as Russia, will likely, if tacitly, support and encourage an attack on Iran. What we may be seeing in the days leading up to the Obama and Netanyahu March 5 meeting, is a president being dragged, against his best intentions, into a new, hot war.

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Rabbi Elyashiv meets with President Shimon Peres
 

Posted on: February 20th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Although the Rabbi is conscious and responsive, he is still breathing with the assistance of an artificial respiration machine.

An Illegal Quarry in Judea and Samaria
 

Posted on: February 20th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

The majority of eco-activists in Israel choose not to operate over the Green Line, neglecting to address the eco-needs of the people there, despite the fact that Judea and Samaria are dotted with unauthorized dump sites and stone quarries. Green Now, the only non-governmental organization dedicated to the issue of environmental hazards everywhere in Israel, has exerted legal and political pressure on the various governmental agencies responsible for addressing these eco-hazards, yielding some real successes.

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum appearing on "CBS This Morning."
 

Posted on: February 20th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Anyone seeking to find daylight between the Republican and Democrat positions on Israel will get plenty of it now, with the Conservative challenger to the mainstream Republican presidential candidate. Has Israel (and the Jewish voter) found a potential, unexpected ally in the White House?

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Canadian  Minister  of Foreign  Affairs  John  Baird shaking hands with Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman in Jerusalem, February 1, 2012.
 

Posted on: February 19th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

It was touch and go for a while at the Canadian mission to the UN, as Foreign Office Mideast hands managed to sneak pro-Palestinian statehood paragraphs into the FM's speech against his expressed wishes – and views. In the end, Baird proved he was able to speak softly and carry a big pair of scissors.

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie (L) talks during a news conference with senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh during their meeting at the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood movement in Cairo December 26, 2011.
 

Posted on: February 19th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

The Muslim Brotherhood is feeling ripe for a planned takeover of Egypt, following which everything we've known about Israel-Egyptian relations may have to be scrapped.

Baba Elazar
 

Posted on: February 19th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

The Beersheba District Court ruled on Sunday that the man who was charged with murdering Rabbi Elazar Abuhatzeira last July is fit to stand trial, in light of a psychiatric opinion.

Acre Mayor Shimon Lankry posing with Kadima Chairperson Tzipi Livni.
 

Posted on: February 19th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

A proposal to make traveling back to their base free for Acre residents on active military duty reveals a new rift in Jewish-Arab relations in this mixed city.

A view of the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee)
 

Posted on: February 19th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

The stormy winter Israel is experiencing this year harbors very good news for the country's loveliest tourist attraction, which is also a major source of its drinking water.

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Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky
 

Posted on: February 17th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Should a JAFI fund raiser make close to a quarter million dollars? Well, whether he should or shouldn't, Sharansky's money man takes home the second-largest paycheck in the world of Jewish not-for-profits, at a time when JAFI is facing a financial crisis.

Tzohar Chairman Rabbi David Stav
 

Posted on: February 17th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Tzohar Chairman Rabbi David Stav arrived Thursday morning with a minyan of Rabbis near the entrance to Kibbutz HaZore'a, where they conducted a prayer, calling on everyone to take greater care when driving, and protesting the deep moral offense of a hit-and-run driver who left a young female soldier for dead.

PM Netanyahu with Cypriot counterpart President Christofas
 

Posted on: February 16th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Israel and Cyprus sign a 'search and rescue' agreement between the two countries, whereby Israeli aircraft will be authorized to enter Cyprus' airspace in the event of disaster, and vice versa.

A police bomb squad officer checks a bag at the scene of the bombing
 

Posted on: February 16th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

Malaysia will extradite Iranian suspected of involvement in attempted bombing in Thailand; Report reveals that Mossad chief visited New Delhi days before the attack on the Israeli diplomatic vehicle and lauded India as a safe destination for Israelis; Israel's envoy to the UN has lodged a complaint, blaming Iran and Hizbollah for the week-long terror campaign.

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Posted on: February 16th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Coinciding with a scathing press release by the Zionist Organization of America, 30 senior activists from Temple Mount groups and organizations around Israel recently convened an unprecedented meeting and resolved to challenge the Israeli government's discriminatory treatment of Jews on the Temple Mount.

The Gush Katif Museum in Jerusalem
 

Posted on: February 16th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

The law commemorating the destruction of Jewish life in Gaza by Israel's government yields heartfelt responses from Israeli official and schools on Gush Katif day.

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Ehud Barak: Iran nuke plan not quite that bad yet
 

Posted on: February 16th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

The first Israeli reaction to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's last night's nuclear dog and pony show is - It's not quite that bad yet.

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