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Panetta: US Will Consider Using Force Against Iran Nukes

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said on Wednesday that if Iran does not negotiate acceptable limits on its nuclear program, it could face U.S. military action in tended to stop it from developing a nuclear bomb.

US Jewish Youths Choosing Elite IDF Units over Elite Colleges

More Jewish parents no longer ask their children only to which Ivy League schools will they apply, but in which elite IDF units they want to serve.

A Busload of Civil Administration and Border Guard Troops Demolish Two Outposts

Around 1 AM Monday night, large Border Guard and Civilian Administration forces arrived on a bus and in several other vehicles at two outposts in Gush Talmonim in the Benjamin region. They also brought with them a tractor.

Indian Police: Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Behind Attack on Israeli Diplomat

The Delhi Police investigation report states that the suspects began planning the attacks on Israeli diplomats in India and other countries in January 2011, with the help of a local Indian journalist named Syed Mohammad Ahmad Kazmi. The report revealed that Kazmi had established relations with the individuals - and by extension the IRGC - almost 10 years prior to the attacks,

Special Report: Bibi Outmaneuvered Obama, Funded Settlements After Freeze

Though the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instituted an unprecedented 10 month building freeze in Judea and Samaria due to pressure by the US beginning in November 2009, an Israeli business newspaper report shows that financial support for Jewish communities leaped a whopping 38% the following year.

Israeli Government Seeking Bank to Manage Fund Spawning New Immigrant Businesses

Israel's government seeks a commercial bank to grant credit to businesses created by new immigrants and returning residents.

Haredi IDF Battalion Marks 33% Increase in Recruits

Last Thursday the recruitment began at the "Netzach Yehuda" Haredi battalion of the Kfir Brigade, as more than 200 anxious ultra-Orthodox recruits arrived at the processing center. Last year, some 380 soldiers joined the regiment, and according to official data from the Department of Manpower, the current cycle will see an increase of 33% in the number of recruits.

Aide: Romney Would ‘Respect’ Israeli Decision to Take Military Action Against Iran

Dan Senor, Mitt Romney's national security aide, spoke to reporters shortly before the Presidential hopeful was scheduled to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Senor was quoted as saying: "If Israel has to take action on its own, in order to stop Iran from developing that capability, the governor would respect that decision."

Israel Land Fund Chief: The Battle for Jerusalem Is Fierce and Desperate

As Jews around the world conduct the rituals of mourning in remembrance of the destruction of two Holy Temples in Jerusalem and the suffering of exile from the center of Jewish life, an ambitious plan and timeframe are afoot to rebuild Jerusalem and turn it once again into the pulsating heart of the Jewish world.

Yad Yair Refugees Recite Lamentations at the Ruins of their Homes

On Saturday night, Tisha B'Av 5772, some 50 men, women and children, members of the settlement nucleus of Yad Yair, together with the Benjamin Settlers Committee and residents of Gush Talmonim, mourned the destruction of Jerusalem, and shared their private grief over the destruction of their settlement more than three years ago by the Civil Administration of Judea and Samaria.

Israel to Generate 70% of Electricity from Gas by 2016, but Policymakers Lag Behind

Recent news of a massive natural gas well have turned eyes on Israel’s struggle to adopt an energy policy in the wake of its first-time gas wealth. Trying to measure the value of energy independence against short-term profits, Israel has shown that its unexpected blessing comes with a price.

“We’re Not in Lodz Ghetto Anymore” – Temple Mount Activists Fight for Jewish Rights...

A renewed outcry for “Temple consciousness” has arisen with a flurry of political, religious, and social activity.

Republicans Unveiling Jewish Democrats’ Buyer’s Remorse Ads

The multimillion-dollar advertising campaign, titled “My Buyer’s Remorse,” will be aired in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania in the coming weeks.

Israel Tightening Security Measures At Home And Abroad

JERUSALEM – Israel’s global intelligence apparatus is being stretched thin as Iranian- controlled Hizbullah terror squads and pro-Assad Syrian chemical warfare teams are threatening to attack more Israeli citizens abroad and within Israel itself.

Honorary Settler Award Given to Head of “Peace Now”

Yariv Oppenheimer received honorary citizenship in the Shomron for his actions that resulted in 3 outposts/settlements being allowed to expand.

Obama Campaign: President Will Visit Israel During Second Term

When pressed by reporters on Obama's perceived disfavor towards Israel – which appeared to manifest most notably in his failure to visit Israel in his first term despite coming to the region to visit Saudi Arabia and Egypt – campaign spokesman Colin Kahl said that "Being a friend of Israel shouldn't be judged by a travel itinerary...I don't think this is a serious policy difference; it's basically a distraction."

Education Minister Gideon Saar visits Hebron

Last year Minister Saar initiated a new program whereby Israeli schoolchildren would visit Hebron and Ma'arat HaMachpela, the roots of the Jewish people. Since the inception of this program, hundreds of children have visited Hebron.

Israeli and Pakistani News Agencies Collaborate in Media Venture

Director of Tazpit News Agency, Amotz Eyal, stated that the collaboration between Tazpit News Agency and the Weekly Press Pakistan has, for the first time, exposed millions to news and balanced information coming from Israel.

Bulgaria and Israel to Strengthen Strategic Cooperation on Tourism and Security

Israeli Minister of Tourism Stas Misezhnikov, together with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev, at a joint press conference held on Monday in Sofia, Bulgaria, announced that Bulgaria and Israel will strengthen strategic cooperation in the areas of tourism and security.

Rock Beats Muezzin: Offensive Mosque Speakers Removed after Threat of Reprisal

That's all it took – a simple message to the Muezzin and the local leaders in the village of Al Issawiya, near the French Hill neighborhood of Jerusalem.

Mir Rosh Yeshiva Recovery Just the Beginning of Israel’s Stem Cell Miracles

A generation of students at the Mir Yeshiva give thanks for the miraculous recovery of their Rosh Yeshiva from ALS, courtesy Israeli technology.

Europe’s Financial Crisis Weighs on Israel’s Economic Outlook

Israel is watching the continuing debt European debt crisis warily, as the European Union is Israel's top trading partner. But despite Europe's economic woes and trepidation in Israel, the EU is set to intensify relations with Israel by approving up to 60 new cooperative initiatives, according to AFP.

Dramatic Drop in Infiltrators

The Ministry of the Interior reports a dramatic drop in the number of illegal infiltrators crossing into Israel from the Sinai.

The ‘Fleas’ Are Hopping off Kadima’s Carcass in Search of Better Fur

In quick succession, Sharon's first replacement, Ehud Olmert, got into criminal trouble and resigned in disgrace; his second replacement, Tzipi Livni, managed to yank defeat from the jaws of victory after her party became the first in Israel's history to win the largest number of seats in the Knesset and end up in the opposition; and, finally, the third Kadima leader Shaul Mofaz maneuvered his party into a 70-day session in Netanyahu's government, where the latter taught him how winning is done: up close and brutally.

“Baffled” Bob Costas To Call Own Minute of Silence During Olympic Broadcast

Bob Costas may soon make history by defying the International Olympic Committee and conducting an on-air memorial of his own.

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