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Purim Politics: A.B. Yehoshua on the Meaning of Zionism
 
Post-Bibi Bipartisanship May Result in Congressional Ability to Review Iran Deal

March 6, 2015 - 4:50 PM
 
Rabbi Lau Hints at Israel’s Real Enemy

March 6, 2015 - 4:39 PM
 
Iran’s Zarif Paints Iran as a Lamb, Israel as the Lion

March 6, 2015 - 1:03 PM
 
Shekel-Dollar Rate Hits Three-Year High at 4.01

March 6, 2015 - 11:56 AM
 
Bedouin City Backs United Arab List

March 6, 2015 - 11:26 AM
 
Update 11:00 AM: Police Shoot Terrorist in Jerusalem Terror Attack

March 6, 2015 - 10:01 AM
 
Purim in Pictures – Jerusalem and Maaleh Adumim

March 6, 2015 - 9:36 AM
 
PLO Votes for Suicide by Voting to Cut Security Ties with Israel

March 6, 2015 - 8:34 AM
 
Delta Plane Crash, Snowstorm Paralyze LaGuardia Airport in NYC

March 6, 2015 - 6:29 AM
 
Actor Harrison Ford ‘Lucky To Be Alive’ After Plane Crash

March 6, 2015 - 4:32 AM
 
ZAKA Rescued Body of Abandoned Jewish Soldier Who Died for Ukraine

March 6, 2015 - 3:00 AM
 
Fears Over US Iran Deal Trigger Mideast Nuclear Race, Saudi-South Korea Deal

March 5, 2015 - 10:00 PM
 
Terror Attack Foiled Near Yitzhar

March 5, 2015 - 3:23 PM
 
Number of Israeli Tourists to Germany Rises by 14 Percent

March 5, 2015 - 12:01 PM
 
Israeli-Made Chipset Could Extend Battery Life for Devices Using 4G Mobile Networks

March 5, 2015 - 11:15 AM
 
US Ambassador to South Korea Slashed by Activist

March 5, 2015 - 11:07 AM
 
Call It A Purim Miracle: Reports Say Ayatollah Khamenei In Critical Condition

March 5, 2015 - 10:48 AM
 
Israel To Double Water Supply For Gaza Despite Hamas Threats

March 5, 2015 - 10:20 AM
 
Israeli Opposition Leader’s Speech Cut Off on TV as ‘Elections Propaganda’

March 5, 2015 - 9:01 AM
 
1st-Century House Unearthed in Nazareth Could be Jesus’s Childhood Home

March 5, 2015 - 8:47 AM
 
Ambassador Ron Dermer Recaps Netanyahu’s Speech [video]

March 5, 2015 - 8:02 AM
 
US Secy of State Kerry Says ‘Demanding Iran Capitulate is Not a Plan’

March 5, 2015 - 7:00 AM
 
Haifa U Research Confirms, ‘Think Good & It Will Be Good!’

March 4, 2015 - 11:35 PM
 
Abbas Underscores PLO’s ’3 NO’s’ in Ramallah Rant

March 4, 2015 - 10:00 PM
 
His Hands Weren’t Up: DoJ Clears Ferguson Police Officer

March 4, 2015 - 8:38 PM
 
IDF to Split Tel Aviv’s Missile Warning System

March 4, 2015 - 8:29 PM
 
2 Islamic Holidays to Close NYC Public Schools Next Year

March 4, 2015 - 7:22 PM
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Religious & Secular in Israel
Yair Netanyahu and non-Jewish Norwegian friend- just studying  together?
 

Posted on: January 29th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAssimilation

The difference between Yair Netanyahu and Anthony Weiner and Hillary Clinton is that Israel is a Jewish state.

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A recent prayer service at the Kotel, involving hundreds of different God-loving Jewish men and women, who meditated together, respectful of each other's faith and sentiments. Not… Actually, that one was a total zoo, back on July 08, 2013, Rosh Chodesh Av.
 

Posted on: January 28th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAssimilation

Remember Life of Brian, where the Judean splinter groups run into each other and start a brawl? You're in for a treat.

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Posted on: January 26th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAssimilation

The Lehava Organization for the Prevention of Assimilation in the Holy Land appealed to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Sunday to break up his son Yair’s relationship with a Norwegian non-Jew. Yair Netanyahu is dating Sandra  Leikange a fellow student, Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, The Jewish Press reported here earlier today. Citing the Prime Minister’s late […]

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According to "watchdog" Peace Now, Israel's vast, new illegal Jewish expansion includes "five [homes] in the sprawling Ariel settlement." Start the boycott!
 

Posted on: January 23rd, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEuropeEuropean Union

The ambassador did not state what would happen if the talks fail over something else?

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It isn't clear why TheMarker, owned by Haaretz, is so upset with the special treatment awarded these rabbis, other than the fact that, in Israel's secular media market, mentioning a special treatment to religious leaders is like throwing a slab of red meat to a pack of dogs.
 

Posted on: January 20th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobal

The website concludes that this must be part of a quid pro quo between the airport and the Haredi parties.

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Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef (L) with Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Baruch Lau during the Swearing-in ceremony of the Rabbinate Council at the president's residence in Jerusalem, in 2013. Does anyone in America feel the need for a chief rabbi? Then why should Israelis have to endure two, or even just one of them?
 

Posted on: January 20th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

It's a step in the right direction. Now let's take the next, obvious step and eliminate it altogether.

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Gideon Levy (L) writes that Israel's inane demand to be recognized as Jewish reminds him of a neighbor he had as a child, a Holocaust survivor, who was obsessed with making sure her front door was locked when she left the house.
 

Posted on: January 19th, 2014

News & ViewsMedia

It may look sick to some, but it's all I've got.

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Boaz Albert locked himself in an iron gizmo to prevent riot police from kicking him out of his home. The executive order against him is punishment for things he will do in the future.
 

Posted on: January 17th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Even after suffering shocks from a Taser gun, he refused to sign on the administrative order.

Israeli singer Dana International won the 1998 Eurovision, giving the folks at home the feeling that they're part of the civilized, cultured Europe, even while living in the Levant, surrounded by hostile Arabs. The left has been pushing the button of Isolation threats on account of settlement construction, and secular Israelis are buying it.
 

Posted on: January 17th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Those warnings are not trivial. They're also not all that real.

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Israel's Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi David Lau visiting Rachel's Tomb near Bethlehem. In other women's news: the good rabbi is being pushed to permit women to take the same ordination exams as men.
 

Posted on: January 16th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Hacohen demanded a quick response from the Rabbinate, or he would appeal to the Supreme Court.

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Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto is being accused of bribing a high ranking policeman. Pinto, a powerful Israeli Rabbi, is at the center of a scandal that’s made headlines in Israel in recent weeks.
 

Posted on: January 16th, 2014

News & ViewsMedia

There's still a court gag order on the nature of the favors the crime fighter received from the mystic.

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Rabbi Avi Weiss
 

Posted on: January 15th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

The Israeli Chief Rabbinate has come to its sense before letting the damage get out of control.

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"Jewish Woman? You Are the King's Daughter!" A campaign poster warning Jewish women against going out with Arab men or other gentiles.
 

Posted on: January 15th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAssimilation

An estimated 50,000 Jewish women are living in Arab villages and towns in Israel.

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Rabbi Shai Piron (L) and Yair Lapid, Yesh Atid party chairman. (archive)
 

Posted on: January 13th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Israeli politicians make total fools of themselves occasionally.

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The Knesset Guard carrying the coffin of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, while thousands came to pay their last respects. It appears that other than his immediate family, all of Israel, as well as in many of its neighbors, people are having mixed and often harsh memories of the old general.
 

Posted on: January 12th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

No one in recent memory has elicited such harsh reactions from their political enemies as General Ariel Sharon.

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Natan Sharansky with Jewisih Home leader Naftali Bennett
 

Posted on: January 8th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

At last a sane official in this bizarre tale of Haredim vs. Zionists.

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Kerry's main point in his meeting with Israel's opposition leader Herzog was to find out how many hands would be raised in the Knesset in support of the Netanyahu concessions. Everything else is just show business.
 

Posted on: January 7th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

No one beats the State Department in smoke and mirror acts (Defense concentrates more on dog and pony).

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Haredi youths protesting outside a military prison south of Haifa, in solidarity with two Yeshiva students who were imprisoned for refusing to report to the IDF recruitment offices last December. Now an anti-Zionist, leftist NGO has made it its mission to help these young men beat the draft.
 

Posted on: January 5th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitismAnti-Israel NGOs

Originally, New profile was founded to help Arab youths avoid the draft.

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Rabbi Avi Weiss
 

Posted on: January 5th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

Rabbi Avi Weiss is learning the hard way about playing nice with others.

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The Palestinians are over-blowing the settlements issue, because Israeli Jews are split over them, and the debate weakens us from the inside. If the Israeli team got a lock on, say, Jerusalem as the capital of only Israel, the talks would be crumbling in half an hour.
 

Posted on: January 4th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

It is wise to answer a wing-nut calmly, lest he recognizes that his assortment of horribly vicious lies gets to you.

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