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Michael Oren
 

Posted on: July 17th, 2013

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WASHINGTON – Michael Oren was deep inside the State Department, relaxed and taking on all comers: He had the facts on his side. It was 2004 and the department was reviewing newly declassified National Security Agency evidence reinforcing Israel’s longstanding claim that its 1967 air attack on the USS Liberty spy ship was a mistake. The attack killed 34 American personnel.

A crowd carries Israeli flags during a march around the walls of Jerusalem on Monday night, the eve of Tisha B'Av, the darkest day on the Jewish calendar. This year's fast came at a time of increasingly bitter infighting among Israel's Orthodox Jews.
 

Posted on: July 17th, 2013

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JERUSALEM – As tens of thousands of Jews jammed Jerusalem’s Western Wall Plaza on Tisha B’Av to mourn the destruction of the First and Second Temples, leading rabbinical and political figures from Israel’s national religious and haredi streams found themselves embroiled in a war of words over a number of issues that in some instances spurred violent street clashes.

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Posted on: July 17th, 2013

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Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor told the U.N. Security Council, “ I urge you to condemn the incident and the Syrian government’s grave violation of the Separation of Forces Agreement” in which Syrian mortar hit the Golan Heights on Tuesday, Tisha B’Av. “The fasting and prayers of thousands of Israelis commemorating the […]

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Posted on: July 17th, 2013

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Saudi Arabia Airline refuses to issue tickets in New York for Israelis, even if they are only stopping off in Saudi Arabia for a connecting flight, a policy that contradicts federal law. The airline’s website asks travelers for their citizenship but does not have an option available for “Israel” although it does have options for […]

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with very little to offer his people in the way of good news from the front, Iranian president-elect Hassan Rohani is attacking the good old Zionist regime, "Little Satan."
 

Posted on: July 17th, 2013

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Rohani said the reason Israel is not bombing Iran is not because it doesn't want to, but because it fears Tehran's retaliation.

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Posted on: July 17th, 2013

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IKEA is considering extending its operations in Israel and opening up a branch in Ramallah, in the Palestinian Authority, and in Be’er Sheva and Jerusalem, the  Hebrew-language newspaper Yediot Acharonot reported. Matthew Bronfman, who holds the IKEA franchise for Israel, reported said that “we’ll be happy to help establish the store” in Ramallah. The planned […]

EU Titus
 

Posted on: July 17th, 2013

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On the right, many have been telling Prime Minister Netanyahu to consider severing the European involvement in the peace process

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Posted on: July 17th, 2013

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The JCPA went to congress urging the U.S. to restart the "peace talks." It also claims to be the the representative voice of the organized Jewish community. Both ideas are wrong-headed according to many who spoke with The Jewish Press.

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Posted on: July 17th, 2013

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Arabs threw 5 firebombs at IDF soldiers near the northern entrance of Efrat in Gush Etzion. No other details are available at this point in time.

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Posted on: July 16th, 2013

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Two Syrian rebels crossed over into the Golan on Tuesday night. The IDF now believes that it was Syrian army soldiers who simultaneously opened fire at the IDF patrol, from across the border. The IDF soldiers shot back at the source of the fire. No IDF soldiers were injured in the attack. The status of […]

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On Tuesday night, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a statement regarding the European Union’s new directive banning any cooperation with Israeli institutions over the green line.
 

Posted on: July 16th, 2013

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The Knesset Eretz Israel lobby called on the government to refrain from entering any agreements with the EU.

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On Tuesday evening, two Arabs stabbed a Haredi Jew near Sha’ar Shechem (Damascus Gate), one of the entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem. The 35 year old man was stabbed in the stomach, chest and back, and was taken to Shaarei Tzedek Hospital in serious condition by MDA. The man was on his way […]

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The Israeli Navy stopped a ship in the Red Sea with an unspecified number of weapons
 

Posted on: July 16th, 2013

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If there is any question why Israel has enforced a maritime cargo on the Gaza Coast, it was removed with the release of a gag order that the Navy stopped a weapons smuggling ship in the Red Sea.

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Muslim mobs force police to eject Jews from Temple Mount on Monday, the day before Tisha B'Av
 

Posted on: July 16th, 2013

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The Babylonians and Romans destroyed the Holy Temples long ago. Since 1967, the site of the ruins returned to Jews, but Muslims have de facto rule. Police barred Jewish entry on Tisha B’Av and now face a lawsuit

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Two enemies of Jewish life beyond the "green line," Israeli President Shimon Peres and EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton, shaking hands. The EU, in collaboration with the likes of Peres, have come up with an ingeniously evil plan to divide the Jews of Israel.
 

Posted on: July 16th, 2013

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The new EU directive, effective Friday, demands that all deals with Israel exclude disputed territories.

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Tisha BAv March 2013-1
 

Posted on: July 16th, 2013

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On Tisha B'Av evening, the Women in Green led their traditional march with a packed crowd (despite the late hour) around the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem.

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Abbas' demand for borders
 

Posted on: July 16th, 2013

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Kerry is flying to the Middle East, but who cares about Egypt or Syria? He will meet with Abbas in Jordan; Israel is not on his itinerary. He is cooking up something nasty or really is weird.

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Posted on: July 16th, 2013

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Attorney General Weinstein told Tzfat Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu that the courts probably would not allow him to be Chief Sephardi Rabbi have not dissuaded him from continuing his campaign for the post. Weinstein wrote the rabbi that his controversial statements, such as, “Must I explain why I am against mixed marriages?, “a number of serial […]

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Posted on: July 16th, 2013

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Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry, in what observers see as a move signaling a possible White House run, said he is planning to visit Israel in October. Perry, who has announced that he will not run for a fourth term as Texas governor, told the Washington Times in an interview last Friday, “We will be […]

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Posted on: July 15th, 2013

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The safest bet in Israel is that the national lottery Mifal HaPayis will make money. It announced Sunday that it raked in $810 million in the first six months of 2013, 14 percent more than in the same period last year. The most popular game is the lotto, which brought in $214 million, one-third more […]

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