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Snow Falling in Gush Etzion

Posted on: December 11th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Snow began falling shortly before midnight in Gush Etzion, which includes some hills higher than all other locations south of Tzfat (Safed). Snow also was reported in Kiryat Arba, and 10 snow plows are on standby Jerusalem is expected to be covered with white in the morning. The snow is expected to reach the southern […]

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Congressional Budget Deal Includes Funds for Iron Dome

Posted on: December 11th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Chairmen of the Senate and House of Representatives budget committees have proposed a budget deal that would restore $220 million for two more Iron Dome anti-missile batteries only months after they were said to be victims of budget sequestration. The proposed deal needs to be approved by houses of Congress before becoming law. The deal also […]

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Obama Plans to Name Stanley Fischer as Vice Chairman of the Fed

Posted on: December 11th, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

The Obama administration is close to announcing that former Israel Bank Governor Stanley Fischer will take over the number two position at the Federal Reserve Bank under recently confirmed director Janet Yellen. Fischer was hoping to be named head of the Fed,  but at 70, his age was a barrier. Fischer is widely respected in […]

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Saying Mazal Tov in Sign Language

Posted on: December 11th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

All the boys were called up together, and recited – for the very first time – the blessing for being called to the Torah, with their interpreter.

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Huckabee in Maaleh Adumim, where he can be assured of the "Jewish vote" of a couple hundred American ex-pats.
 

Mike Huckabee: How Can a Democrat Support Obama as ‘Pro-Israel?’

Posted on: December 11th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAssimilation

Mike Huckabee doesn’t understand why Jews support Obama as “pro-Israel” because he doesn’t understand the psyche of a liberal American Jewish Democrat.

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Secretary of State Kerry and Prime Minister Netanyahu
 

Administration’s Talk Of ‘Framework’ Agreement Roiling Palestinians

Posted on: December 11th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

WASHINGTON – Amid simmering tensions over Iran policy, the Obama and Netanyahu governments appear to have quietly forged common ground in recent weeks on Israeli-Palestinian talks, with the United States accepting that a possible “framework” agreement might not address every outstanding issue in the negotiations.

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Former MK Dr. Einat Wilf
 

Leftist Former MK Disinvited by Peace Now for Excessive Zionism

Posted on: December 11th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

"If the Israeli Left has no place for those who … wage battle against those who seek to delegitimize Israel, it will not return to lead the country."

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Beit Shemesh residents protesting in front of city hall what they consider the voter fraud that brought back a Haredi incumbent.
 

Storm over ‘Haredim Are Cancer’ Comment

Posted on: December 11th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

A news report on court proceedings in Beit Shemesh vote fraud, and a show on the Haredi housing crisis exposes deep resentments by seculars of Haredim.

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Arab Children swimming in a pool in Hebron, filled with water supplied by Mekorot, Israel.
 

Dutch Water Company Cuts Israel Ties over Territories

Posted on: December 11th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

A Dutch water company has cut ties with Israel, because Israel's water company, Mekorot, works in Judea and Samaria, supplying water to all the residents.

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Iran Dismisses Israeli President’s Offer to Meet Rouhani

Posted on: December 11th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Iran dismissed on Tuesday Israeli President Shimon Peres’ offer to fly over and meet meet his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, RT reported. An Iranian foreign ministry spokesman, Marzieh Afkham, said the offer amounted to a desperate attempt on the part of Israel to alleviate its global isolation, after the nuclear deal that was reached in […]

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Eric Fingerhut, president and CEO of Hillel International
 

Hillel CEO: You Can’t Use Our Name if You Reject Zionism

Posted on: December 11th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Hillel's new CEO sets the standard: Hillel's name carries benefits and responsibilities. To acquire the benefits you must accept the responsibilities.

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Nelson Mandela salutes the crowd at the Green and Sea Point Hebrew Congregation in Cape Town  in 1994. SA Rochlin Archives, SAJBD
 

The Day Mandela Went to Shul and Preached against Aliyah

Posted on: December 10th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

With all due respect to the man and his memory, Mandela promoted strong independent states for minorities – except Israel. He publicly praised Arab terrorism against Israel in the name of "freedom."

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Two Israel-Americans Receive Nobel Prize Awards in Stockholm

Posted on: December 10th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Sweden took a break from anti-Semitism Tuesday with the awarding of the Nobel Prize in chemistry to Israel-Americans Aryeh Warshel and Michael Levitt, who were named last month as prize winners “for the development of multi-scale models for complex chemical systems.” The two men and co-winner Martin Karplus each received $1 million from the Royal […]

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Neither rain, nor sleet, nor gloom of night can keep Jews from praying at the Western Wall.
 

Wicked Storm from Russia ‘Attacks’ Israel with Rain and Snow

Posted on: December 10th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Israelis have prayed for rain in a dry November and now are getting the dividends in spades, thanks to a rare early winter storm “from Russia with love.”

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Tank Explosion in Training Exercise Injures Four Soldiers

Posted on: December 10th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

Four soldiers in a tank unit involved in a training exercise in the Golan Heights suffered burn wounds Tuesday afternoon, and three helicopters evacuated the soldiers, two of them whose injuries were described as serious. The other two soldiers suffered moderate burns. The IDF is investigating the incident involving Unit 401, which uses the most […]

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A new independent rabbinical court will operate in New York to help solve the problem of "agunot" women who cannot remarry because separated husbands refuse them a divorce.
 

New Hope for ‘Agunot’ Women Trapped by Separated Husbands

Posted on: December 10th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

A new initiative will use Jewish law to help “Agunot” women, separated from husbands who refuse to grant them a divorce that would let them re-marry.

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UK Warns Against Doing Business in ‘West Bank’ Jewish Settlements

Posted on: December 10th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The British government is warning the business community to steer clear of Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria. New recommendations noting there are “clear risks” and the United Kingdom does “not offer support to such activity” were published last week on the U.K. Trade and Investment website in the section titled Overseas Business Risk–Israel. The […]

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Beit Shemesh mayor Moshe Abutbul (L) during a council meeting on November 25, 2013. A Jerusalem court is deciding Tuesday whether his election was legal.
 

AG: Police Found Well Organized, Criminal Vote Scam in Beit Shemesh

Posted on: December 10th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Jerusalem District Court to discuss appeals of election results today.

A talk given by a former IDF Spokesperson at Brandeis University was the subject of an event described very differently in separate op-eds written by students
 

Editor Deleted Post of J Street U Students’ Misconduct

Posted on: December 10th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

A J Street U student was rude and disruptive during a campus event at Brandeis, wrote about the event omitting relevant details, then asked an editor to remove someone else's blog post describing his behavior because it might affect his "future employment."

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Kerry Rushing Back to Israel This Week

Posted on: December 10th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has pushed off a planned trip to the Far East and will return to Israel and the Palestinian Authority for more discussions, the State Dept. announced Monday. He left last week after what all reports said was a failed mission to bridge gaps between PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas and […]

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