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Purim Politics: A.B. Yehoshua on the Meaning of Zionism
 
Post-Bibi Bipartisanship May Result in Congressional Ability to Review Iran Deal

March 6, 2015 - 4:50 PM
 
Rabbi Lau Hints at Israel’s Real Enemy

March 6, 2015 - 4:39 PM
 
Iran’s Zarif Paints Iran as a Lamb, Israel as the Lion

March 6, 2015 - 1:03 PM
 
Shekel-Dollar Rate Hits Three-Year High at 4.01

March 6, 2015 - 11:56 AM
 
Bedouin City Backs United Arab List

March 6, 2015 - 11:26 AM
 
Update 11:00 AM: Police Shoot Terrorist in Jerusalem Terror Attack

March 6, 2015 - 10:01 AM
 
Purim in Pictures – Jerusalem and Maaleh Adumim

March 6, 2015 - 9:36 AM
 
PLO Votes for Suicide by Voting to Cut Security Ties with Israel

March 6, 2015 - 8:34 AM
 
Delta Plane Crash, Snowstorm Paralyze LaGuardia Airport in NYC

March 6, 2015 - 6:29 AM
 
Actor Harrison Ford ‘Lucky To Be Alive’ After Plane Crash

March 6, 2015 - 4:32 AM
 
ZAKA Rescued Body of Abandoned Jewish Soldier Who Died for Ukraine

March 6, 2015 - 3:00 AM
 
Fears Over US Iran Deal Trigger Mideast Nuclear Race, Saudi-South Korea Deal

March 5, 2015 - 10:00 PM
 
Terror Attack Foiled Near Yitzhar

March 5, 2015 - 3:23 PM
 
Number of Israeli Tourists to Germany Rises by 14 Percent

March 5, 2015 - 12:01 PM
 
Israeli-Made Chipset Could Extend Battery Life for Devices Using 4G Mobile Networks

March 5, 2015 - 11:15 AM
 
US Ambassador to South Korea Slashed by Activist

March 5, 2015 - 11:07 AM
 
Call It A Purim Miracle: Reports Say Ayatollah Khamenei In Critical Condition

March 5, 2015 - 10:48 AM
 
Israel To Double Water Supply For Gaza Despite Hamas Threats

March 5, 2015 - 10:20 AM
 
Israeli Opposition Leader’s Speech Cut Off on TV as ‘Elections Propaganda’

March 5, 2015 - 9:01 AM
 
1st-Century House Unearthed in Nazareth Could be Jesus’s Childhood Home

March 5, 2015 - 8:47 AM
 
Ambassador Ron Dermer Recaps Netanyahu’s Speech [video]

March 5, 2015 - 8:02 AM
 
US Secy of State Kerry Says ‘Demanding Iran Capitulate is Not a Plan’

March 5, 2015 - 7:00 AM
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Maale HaZeitim
 

Posted on: May 2nd, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Jerusalem’s Jewish neighborhood of Maale HaZeitim is resting easier, following the apprehension and arrest of a serial firebomb attacker.

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Calf (illustration)
 

Posted on: May 2nd, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Students of tractate Bava Kama would probably pay special attention to this item, reported by the Israeli website Mynet.com. Yael Cohen, 18.5, sustained external injuries in her stomach and legs, after being gored and thrown across a fence by a vigorous, young Bull. She says that usually the young bulls are afraid of humans and wouldn't dare, but this one came up and began to ram her against the fence.

First Temple period Seal with the inscription ...למתניהו בן הו
 

Posted on: May 1st, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Israel Antiquities Authority: The seal, discovered during excavations of the drainage channel between the City of David and the Jerusalem Archaeological Garden, "is engraved with the name of its owner: 'Lematanyahu Ben Ho…' ('למתניהו בן הו...' meaning: 'Belonging to Matanyahu Ben Ho…')."

The youth who was accused of harassing a Jewish girl.
 

Posted on: May 1st, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

After a teenage boy on Monday afternoon had been harassing a Jewish girl in a playground at Jerusalem's French Hill neighborhood, the girl escaped from the playground and called her father, who called the police. But the arriving cops ended up arresting the girl's father on suspicion of attacking the Arab boy.

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On their separate ways? Avigdor Lieberman (R) and Benjamin Netanyahu.
 

Posted on: May 1st, 2012

News & ViewsPolitics

After the Israeli Supreme Court struck down the Tal Law, which sought to encourage over time the inclusion of Haredim in military service, the court, for all intents and purposes, has required the state to draft some 60,000 Haredi youths this August. As Knesset factions are preparing for new, early national elections, Haredi enlistment will likely serve as the battle field where many voters' choices will be made.

Israeli soldiers gather at the side of graves at the Mount Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem.
 

Posted on: April 30th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

The Chevra Kadisha Forum, in a letter to Home Front Defense Minister Matan Vilnai, challenged the Interior Ministry's plan, which mandates temporary burial in coffins at temporary cemeteries as well as the option of transferring bodies to cooling facilities until they can be identified and final resting places can be arranged.

 

Posted on: April 30th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Professor Benzion Netanyahu will be laid to rest at 5pm on Monday at the Har HaMenuchot Cemetery in Jerusalem's Givat Shaul neighborhood.

 

Posted on: April 30th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

The Supreme Court on Sunday ruled that the buildings of Givat HaUlpana in Beit El targeted for destruction because of an ownership dispute would receive a 60 day reprieve.

Benzion Netanyahu and his son, Prime Minister Benjamin
 

Posted on: April 30th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Benzion Netanyahu, father of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Entebbe hero Yoni Netanyahu, died Monday at his Jerusalem home at the age of 102.

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Israeli President Shimon Peres at a ceremony for outstanding soldiers at the presidential residence in Jerusalem.
 

Posted on: April 30th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

A major faux pas involving non-kosher hen's meat is rocking the Presidential Residence in Jerusalem. According to Ma'ariv, the event's caterer purchase a large quantity of meat on Thursday morning to replace meat that had been spoiled. The new meat came from a non-kosher butcher shop in the Arab village of Abu Gosh, which stays open on Shabbat and sells sea food.

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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks with his bureau chief Gili Sheffer (L) and cabinet secretary Tzvika Hauser (R) at the weekly cabinet meeting.
 

Posted on: April 29th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

In the wake of comments made yesterday by FM Avigdor Liberman, in which he suggested that Yisrael Beytenu may withdraw from the government if it fails to implement an alternative to the Tal Law, PM Binyamin Netanyahu said he refused to be "a victim of extortion by coalition partners."

 

Posted on: April 29th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The mayor Tel Aviv told Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth on Friday that having an “ultra-Orthodox” majority in Israel would turn it “into a fundamentalist state like Saudi Arabia”.

An Israeli visitor tasting cherries grown in Gush Etzion. Exports from this and all other Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria have been boycotted in England since 2009.
 

Posted on: April 29th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

The Supermarket chain Co-Operative Group, Britain's fifth-largest food retailer, is the first major European retailer to stop buying from companies that export produce from Israeli settlements east of the Green Line. The largest Israeli agricultural export companies affected by this move are Agrexco, Arava Export Growers, Adafresh and Mehadrin.

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Yuval Diskin (L), receiving a farewell gift from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the end of his term as Shin Bet chief.
 

Posted on: April 28th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Yuval Diskin, who last year retired as head of the Shin Bet, Israel's internal security agency, on Friday used exceptionally strong language to criticize his former boss, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, accusing him of being caught up in a messianic fervor about the Iranian nuclear program, a fervor which he implied was more befitting the Iranian leadership.

Elhanan Bloch winner of the annual Bible Quiz, receives his first prize from Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, at the Jerusalem Theatre on Israel's Independence Day.
 

Posted on: April 27th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

An Israeli teenager won the International Bible Contest in Jerusalem, with a New York teen finishing second. Elhanan Bloch was the best among the 56 competitors from 24 countries who competed Thursday, ahead of Akiva Abramovitz of Brooklyn. The Bible competition is held annually on Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel Independence Day. Bloch also took the religious […]

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Israeli soldiers patrol the Egyptian border. Doubts have been raised recently regarding the stability of Israel's peace treaty with Egypt.
 

Posted on: April 27th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Egypt's decision to halt its already erratic natural gas supply to Israel was not, as the Egyptians claimed, due only to financial disagreements. Shareholders in East Mediterranean Gas Co have stated: "Any attempts to characterize this dispute as a mere commercial one is misleading." The supply of natural gas, its absence, has become a worrisome measure of the very future of Israel's peace treaty with Egypt.

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Israel celebrates 64 years of independence.
 

Posted on: April 26th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Israel Hayom poll: 70% of respondents described themselves as "very proud" to be Israeli...65% view themselves as Jews first, and then Israelis..."Those groups most satisfied with life in Israel are people over the age of 55, religious people, and residents of Jerusalem."

Members of Netorei Karta gathered last year to burn the national flag on Israel's Independence Day.
 

Posted on: April 26th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

In the neighborhood of Meah She'arim, stronghold of the vehemently anti-Zionist sect of Neturei Karta, Israel's Independence Day is traditionally kept as the inverse of the country's national celebrations.

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Israeli President Shimon Peres preparing for this year's Yom Haatzmaut ceremony
 

Posted on: April 25th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

President Shimon Peres: "Our mutual unwavering commitment to each other is crucial. The young generation's commitment to our state is essential as our shared tomorrow will be defined by innovation. As partners of our nation, your ability to secure a future defined by scientific development and discoveries is vital to our shared mission."

 

Posted on: April 25th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government is facing the grim prospect of witnessing the 33-year-old Egyptian-Israeli peace agreement unravel as the rise of radical Islamic political parties in Cairo and unchecked Bedouin terrorist activities across the Sinai Peninsula – which have included sabotaging a gas pipeline to Israel – threaten to create a new political and military crisis between the two countries and throughout the Middle East.

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