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Israel Independence in the Druze Community and Why Israel Is Organic in Its Land
 
Iran Legislative Compromises may Cause Nuclear Explosion in Washington

April 27, 2015 - 7:13 PM
 
Inside Look at Princeton’s Israel Divestment Failure

April 27, 2015 - 3:42 PM
 
Shhhhhhh! Police Now Say Bus was Firebombed Saturday Night

April 27, 2015 - 12:22 PM
 
Gilead Sciences to Open Office in Israel

April 27, 2015 - 11:36 AM
 
Fate of Israelis Still Unknown as Nepal Death Toll Climbs to 3,300 [video]

April 27, 2015 - 10:42 AM
 
Sources: Al Qaeda Bombed Hezbollah and Framed Israel

April 27, 2015 - 10:03 AM
 
Meretz Warns against ‘Danger’ of Bennett as Education Minister

April 27, 2015 - 9:19 AM
 
Reports: IAF Strikes Syrian/Hezbollah Targets Overnight

April 27, 2015 - 7:30 AM
 
IAF Airlift to Arrive Overnight with Rescued Israelis from Nepal

April 26, 2015 - 11:07 PM
 
Chabad Co-Emissary in Nepal Hopes for ‘Only Good News’ in Video

April 26, 2015 - 10:34 PM
 
In UK, Muslim Candidate Sneers at Ed Miliband, ‘The Jew’

April 26, 2015 - 7:55 PM
 
Arab Tries to Steal Guard’s Gun

April 26, 2015 - 6:56 PM
 
GOP’s Sen. Ted Cruz Courts Jewish Vote in Las Vegas

April 26, 2015 - 6:17 PM
 
Peres & Associates Turning Political Cache into Millions in Cash

April 26, 2015 - 3:57 PM
 
Israeli Search and Rescue Organizations Arrive in Nepal

April 26, 2015 - 2:43 PM
 
Abbas’ Son Loses $10 Million Libel Suit in US Court

April 26, 2015 - 2:37 PM
 
Lauder at 70th Bergen-Belsen Liberation Ceremony: ‘Silence Emboldens Tyrants’

April 26, 2015 - 1:15 PM
 
Israeli Rescue Planes on Way to Nepal as 2nd Quake Hits; 2,000 Dead [video]

April 26, 2015 - 12:51 PM
 
Russian Hackers Reading Obama’s Personal E-mails

April 26, 2015 - 11:07 AM
 
Bird Forces Emergency Landing of Arkia Plane at Ben Gurion Airport

April 26, 2015 - 10:09 AM
 
Police Arrest Suspect in Jerusalem Hit-and-Run Terrorist Attack

April 26, 2015 - 9:59 AM
 
Fate of 250 Israelis Unknown in Deadly Nepal Earthquake

April 26, 2015 - 1:00 AM
 
The ‘Almost’ Coalition: Bennett Education Minister and Lieberman FM

April 26, 2015 - 12:44 AM
 
Jerusalem-Ma’aleh Adumim Road Blocked

April 26, 2015 - 12:12 AM
 
Bus Catches Fire on 443, Suspected Firebombing

April 25, 2015 - 11:57 PM
 
Shas MK Deri Calls Hareidi Assault on IDF Officer ‘Terror’

April 25, 2015 - 11:40 PM
 
Two Terrorists Killed in Separate Attacks [video]

April 25, 2015 - 11:29 PM
 
Updated: Three Injured in Jerusalem Terror Attack, Ambulances and Mayor’s Car also Attacked

April 25, 2015 - 11:03 PM
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Kadima chairman Shaul Mofaz met with Haredi students at Beit Ariel Yeshiva in Jerusalem. last week, to discuss his proposed "equal share of the burden."
 

Posted on: July 17th, 2012

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Following the collapse of negotiations over a new conscription law, Kadima chairman Shaul Mofaz decided to quit Netanyahu's coalition, leaving the premier once again with only 66 MKs. Mofaz told a Kadima faction emergency session: "It is with great sorrow that I say that there is no escape from taking a decision on quitting the government." Mofaz explained: "I went in on a principle, and when that failed, we must quit."

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chained_children_chareidi
 

Posted on: July 16th, 2012

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Thousands of Ultra-Orthodox adults and young children are protesting against the universal draft in Kikar Shabbat in Jerusalem. The adults have handcuffed all the children together as part of their protest. United Torah Judaism and Shas have renounced  the demonstration and passed the message to Prime Minister Netanyahu.

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Sephardi Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar (left) and Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger (right)
 

Posted on: July 11th, 2012

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WASHINGTON – The latest battle over religious pluralism in Israel has unleashed a new barrage of criticism and calls for reform aimed at the Orthodox-controlled Israeli Chief Rabbinate.

Shas MK Eli Yishai speaking with Kadima MK Yochanan Plesner.
 

Posted on: June 27th, 2012

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The Plesner Committee, tasked with crafting an alternative to the Tal Law for haredi service in Israel, is reportedly drafting a proposal which would defer the enlistment of haredi men till age 22, offer financial incentives to yeshivot that have younger enlistment rates, and begin to levy economic sanctions on haredim who don't enlist by age 23.

"Sack and Ashes" assembly against the decree of military and national service.
 

Posted on: June 25th, 2012

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The assembly of at least 2000 began by saying Slichot, led by Rabbi Yaakov Chanun, who is the baal tefilah at the Munkatch beit Midrash on the Yamim Noraim. The assembled repeated chapters of Tehilim, verse by verse, and sat down on the ground in mourning just as Jews do on the day of Tisha B'Av.

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Men laying tefillin on the streets of Tel Aviv
 

Posted on: May 30th, 2012

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For many Tel Avivians, this past Shavuot seemed different. More than just another day to hit the beaches, and maybe indulge in some cheesecake, Israel's "White City" was dotted with groups celebrating the religious and spiritual aspect of the seminal holiday.

Reform Jewish Service Wikipedia
 

Posted on: May 30th, 2012

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The Israeli government announced on Tuesday that, for the first time, it will pay the salaries of a small number of Reform and Conservative rabbis who are considered leaders in their communities, and will also recognize them as rabbis.

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Newlywed couple Harel and Talya David under the Chupa in Karnei Shomron in Judea and Samaria. The new "Tzohar Law" will empower couples to seek officiating by non-Haredi rabbis.
 

Posted on: May 22nd, 2012

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The new law will end the obligation of Jewish couples to be wedded only by the rabbi of their locale, permitting them to choose any recognized Orthodox rabbi in the country to perform their marriage.

Kadima chairman Shaul Mofaz and Kadima MK Yochanan Plesner attend a discussion about the Tal Law
 

Posted on: May 14th, 2012

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The intensifying focus on legislating an alternative to the Tal Law has the ultra-Orthodox parties in the Likud-led coalition defensive yet intractable. Shas and UTJ - representing 15 seats in the government - have declared that they will not participate in the coalition committee on finding an alternative.

 

Posted on: April 29th, 2012

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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”.

A Migron settler signs the relocation agreement, March 11, 2012.
 

Posted on: March 12th, 2012

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Some 13 years after its establishment, and six years after the court case on the settlement's legality began, all the residents of Migron, a large outposts in Judea and Samaria, arrived Sunday night at their local synagogue and signed an affidavit to be submitted to the court, committing to leave their homes voluntarily and without any forced eviction in three and a half years.

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Anti-Purim internet pamphlet
 

Posted on: March 5th, 2012

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The internet pamphlet plays on a popular Purim greeting, 'sameach u'mevadech' [happy and humorous], and asks rhetorically if people really know what Purim is about.

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Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv Yisrael Meir Lau
 

Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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Tel Aviv Chief Rabbi Lau responds with dismay to a resolution passed by the Tel Aviv-Jaffa City Council to operate public transportation on Shabbat. He appealed to Mayor Ron Huldai, who supported the resolution, not to "allow the candle of Shabbat to burn out."

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