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Uniformed Haredi Soldier Kicked Out of his Shul

He was told that since he was wearing the uniform of the “Army of the Zionist State,” he was not permitted to enter the shul.

Migron Outpost Residents Say They Will Stay Put Until Court Hearing

Residents of Migron said they will not leave the Samarian outpost until the Israeli Supreme Court rules on a request to halt their evacuation.

Cabinet Secretary, Dignitaries Attempt to Strengthen Migron Residents

Cabinet Secretary Zvi Hauser arrived in the last hour to visit the new neighborhood established to accommodate the residents of Migron who are slated to be evicted from their homes today following a Supreme Court hearing.

Migron Settlers’ Last Stand at High Court on Tuesday

On Tuesday morning, the Israeli Supreme Court headed by Justice Asher Grunis is expected to examine the claims of the Migron residents. Over the past few months, several residents purchased plots of land in the surrounding area; if the purchase claims of these residents are found to be in proper order, 17 out of the 50 families will be permitted to remain in the area. The evacuation of the other families is expected to take place immediately after the Supreme Court hearing.

New Report: Environment in Judea and Samaria in Danger

Despite the significant conclusion that damage is being caused to both the Jewish and Arab populations residing in these areas, and despite the importance of protecting the environment, many environmental organizations chose not to attend the conference and even banned it because the conference was held in Ariel.

Tzohar Launches Campaign to Improve Israeli Rabbinate, Rabbinic Services

Among the items that Tzohar is calling for will be to elect new rabbinical court judges who would be more open to the needs of the general public, not just the religiously observant sectors; and new guidelines for managing the marriage, divorce and conversion processes in Israel – three areas that have been particularly alienating to secular Israelis.

Knesset Speaker Rivlin: Must Attack Iran, Can’t Keep Bluffing

Rivlin said, “If we don’t attack [Iran], we will lose our deterrence with our enemies. If Israel keeps threatening and threatening, but in the end doesn’t act, it will place us in a bad strategic position. Israel’s deterrence capabilities are a strategic asset that has no equivalent.” Rivlin then went on to attack specific individuals, such as Kadima head Shaul Mofaz, and the various former intelligence chiefs, condemnibg what he believes is their need to comment in real-time on the Iran situation, because otherwise they won’t be considered “in.”

Israel Denounces South African Decision to mandate special labels on products from Judea and...

Deputy FM, Danny Ayalon: "The changes we have witnessed in South Africa in recent years have failed to truly modify trends in the state, and it has remained an apartheid state. South Africa's apartheid policy is currently targeting the State of Israel and the miners of South Africa itself."

IDF HR Chief: Although Half of Israel’s Youth Don’t Enlist, the Army Remains the...

About half of recruitment-age Israeli youths do not enlist, said Head of IDF Human Resources, Major General Orna Barbibay on Wednesday. But despite this reluctance to serve, she argued that "the IDF is the only melting pot I know," adding, "and even if the connection is partial, the Army still introduces different segments of the populations to each other, enabling them to perform the essential task of national security."

Modi’in Mayor Calls Recent EU Decision ‘Harmful to Israel’s Sovereignty’

Haim Bibas, Modi'in mayor: "Arab states and various organizations have tried to harm the legitimacy and sovereignty of Israel in every available forum. The EU’s decision not to include the city of Modi'in Maccabim-Re'ut as part of the free trade agreement with Israeli cities is the most recent example.”

IDF Soldiers Complain: Haredi Soldiers Received $5,000 Each in Illegal Grants

On Tuesday, soldiers in the IDF Kfir brigade sent a letter to the office of Chief of Staff Benny Gantz complaining about discrimination between soldiers serving in the Haredi Netzach Yehuda battalion and other soldiers in the brigade, Walla reports. According to the soldiers’ claims it appears that recently soldiers serving in the Haredi battalion each received a grant of $5,000 from an American philanthropist.

FM Sends Letter Encouraging EU to Sideline ‘Weak’ Abbas; Netanyahu Refutes, Abbas Incites

Liberman in letter to EU Foreign Policy Chief, obtained by Israeli daily Haaretz: "The Palestinian Authority is a despotic government riddled with corruption...Due to Abbas' weak standing, and his policy of not renewing the negotiations...the time has come to consider a creative solution, to think 'outside the box,' in order to strengthen the Palestinian leadership.”

PC Kills: 11 Hospital Staff Members Contract Tuberculosis from African Illegals

It appears that the staff members contracted the disease from African patients.

Mt. Carmel Tunnels to Be Used as Bomb Shelters Should Iran Attack

"No one so far has been able to tell me how much oxygen would be required for, say, 30 or 40 thousand people."

Rav Ovadia Yosef Holds in his Hands the Fate of Israel’s Attack on Iran

The final say on whether or not Israel will go it alone against Iran's nuclear facilities depends on the two architects of that plan, and on the IAF which will carry it out. It will also depend on the Obama Administration and on whether or not the Saudis and the Gulf states will give their tacit approval. But that same decision will also depend on the approval of a 92-year-old Sefardi Rabbi from Jerusalem, whose thumbs-up or down could kill the plan or give it life.

Victim of Scientology Recites his Plight as Church’s New Tel-Aviv Center Is Inaugurated

The new, renovated Scientology Center opened in Tel Aviv. IDF Radio interviewed a man who said his family fell apart when his wife joined the Church of Scientology.

Young Entrepreneurs from India, Brazil, and El Salvador Experience Israel for First Time

Hailing from India, El Salvador, New Zealand, Brazil, and South Africa, the participants, ranging from their early 20s to 30s, with a background in entrepreneurial work, were part of an international conference called S.E.E. Israel. Organized by Jerusalem’s Hebrew University students as part of a StandWithUs public diplomacy training program, the conference connected the international visitors with young Israeli social innovators, enterprises and organizations.

New Campaign: Tight Pants Are Sinful and Corrupting

We have grown accustomed to these letters being directed at Haredi women. Now, surprisingly, this letter is addressed specifically to the men.

IDF Survey: Highest Number of Reservists Per Capita Come from Judea and Samaria

The poll was also surprising in the diversity it found in the Israeli Defense Forces. 1,200 of the reservists were from the Republic of Georgia, 720 originated from Iran, 30 from the Philippines, and 4 from Bahrain. The study indicates a rarely seen picture of reserve duty, where minorities and immigrants play a larger role than previously thought. A total of 19% of reserve soldiers were born outside Israel.

Who Is Behind the Wave of Fires in Israel?

Firefighters cannot remember a summer like this in many years.

Jewish Identity Runs Strong as Russian Speaking Teens From Around the World Gather in...

The camp, part of an ongoing effort called Project Rimon, is focused on a commitment to instill Jewish identity within the campers and use Israel as the common denominator that unites Jews of Russian origin from diverse locales around the globe.

Kibbutz Ein Harod Cooler on Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover, roaming around Mars taking pictures as we speak, is using a refrigerator developed and manufactured in kibbutz Ein Harod.

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini Accepts Israeli Invitation, Defying South Africa’s Policy

Earlier this week, King Goodwill Zwelithini of Zulu accepted the invitation from Israel’s ambassador to South Africa, Dov Segev-Steinberg, to visit Israel early next year, according to the Israeli embassy in Pretoria, despite his government discouraging such visits. The king is a staunch enemy of Inkosi Mangosuthu Buthelezi, a Zulu politician who founded the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP).

Lipa Schmeltzer Goes Green in Jerusalem (Video)

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