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These ‘Cynical Elections,’ and the Moses-Amalek Face-Off
 
Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy, 83, ‘Lived Long And Prospered’

February 27, 2015 - 11:29 PM
 
Reducing Iran’s Number of Centrifuges Makes a Bomb More Likely

February 27, 2015 - 3:49 PM
 
Cycling the Desert: New Israel Bike Trail Connects Mitzpe Ramon to Eilat

February 27, 2015 - 12:00 PM
 
Said Says (Falsely): ‘Israel flooding Gaza with Waste Water’

February 27, 2015 - 11:57 AM
 
State Dept. Admits Even Obama Is not ‘Infallible’

February 27, 2015 - 11:15 AM
 
A Lost Soul and $25 Buys a Ticket to Cross from Turkey to ISIS

February 27, 2015 - 10:00 AM
 
Kerry to Talk with Iran at Same Time Netanyahu to Warn Congress

February 27, 2015 - 9:30 AM
 
House Speaker Boehner Says Netanyahu Speech Won’t Harm US-Israel Relations

February 27, 2015 - 7:30 AM
 
Jordan, Israel Sign Historic Red Sea-Dead Sea Rescue Deal

February 27, 2015 - 4:00 AM
 
Obama White House Sends Susan Rice, Samantha Power to AIPAC

February 27, 2015 - 3:20 AM
 
New York Jury Convicts Saudi Man in 1998 Al Qaeda Attack on US Embassy

February 27, 2015 - 12:52 AM
 
Netanyahu Will Meet With Bipartisan Senate Leadership Prior to March 3 Speech

February 27, 2015 - 12:51 AM
 
Meet ‘Jihadi John’

February 26, 2015 - 9:14 PM
 
Stabbing Attempt in Gush Etzion

February 26, 2015 - 7:33 PM
 
Germany’s Central Council Of Jews Warns Against Wearing Yarmulkes

February 26, 2015 - 4:08 PM
 
Poll: One out of Three Americans Thinks Obama Does not Love America

February 26, 2015 - 2:30 PM
 
Apple CEO Tim Cook Praises Israel for Equality for Minorities

February 26, 2015 - 12:52 PM
 
Palestinian Authority to Appeal Court Victory over Terror

February 26, 2015 - 10:45 AM
 
Arsonists Attacks Christian Seminary in Jerusalem

February 26, 2015 - 10:41 AM
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Thousands of Haredim protest in Lower Manhattan, June 9, 2013
 

Posted on: June 10th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

To passersby on Sunday, the crowd had a simple message, one that rings sympathetically to American ears.

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As a preventative measure, the police closed part of the upper plaza – above the prayer plazas, to keep the protesters away from the women's section, and all the Women of the Wall were channeled into the plaza through a passageway running below the Mugrhabi bridge.
 

Posted on: June 9th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Police prepared for the monthly event, and from a law-and-order perspective it made perfect sense.

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Posted on: June 6th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Armed robbers reportedly “dressed like Haredim” ripped off a Jewish jeweler in France before releasing toxic gas in the air. Four men approached the jeweler near his Marseille shop on Wednesday morning, the news site La Depeche reported. Two of them were “dressed like haredis,” according to the French news agency AFP. Two wore masks, […]

A suspect was picked up in B'nei B'rak on Wednesday.
 

Posted on: June 6th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

In 1995, “everyone” knew settlers murdered Rabin. The “settler” Yigal Amir was from the Haifa area. Four years ago, gays accused Haredi gay-haters for killing three homosexuals. Now police say, “Not so.”

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Moses on Sinai [detail] (2010), oil on canvas, 30x30 by Brian Shapiro
 

Posted on: May 29th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Remember Hamas missiles on Israeli cities? Remember last year’s bloated deficit? Haredi MKs don’t. Everything was great, they say, until Lapid’s universal draft, which turned Syria against Israel.

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Finance minister and leader of the Yesh Atid party Yair Lapid (R) and Yesh Atid MK Yaakov Perry are insisting on criminal and economic sanctions against Haredim over the draft.
 

Posted on: May 29th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The decision to play this kind of hardball came from Lapid.

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Posted on: May 28th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

A poll commissioned by the Knesset Channel 99 revealed that two-thirds of Israelis favor jailing Haredim who refuse to join the armed forces. Almost the same majority backed extending the length of service for Hesder yeshiva students, according to the poll, quoted by the Jerusalem Post. The Peri Committee recommended treating Haredi draft dodgers as […]

Haredi men cast their votes for the 19th Knesset in Bnei Brak, January 22 2013.
 

Posted on: May 27th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Lapid’s sounds like Bibi on the “peace process.” He has no trouble raising a regressive tax that hurts the middle class. But give the Haredim a break from the draft? Not in this government. We’ll see.

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Israel Beiteinu's Avigdor Liberman speaking with Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon.
 

Posted on: May 26th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

There will be no trucks coming to transfer them to prison.

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Minister Yaakov Perry, (Yesh Atid, on the left), with Minister Limor Livnat, (Likud, second from left) visit Haredi soldiers serving in the Israeli Air Force, April 23, 2013.
 

Posted on: May 23rd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

The recommendations determine new rules for sharing the security burden equally.

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Ultra Orthodox Jewish youths studying religious texts at a Yeshiva in Jerusalem
 

Posted on: May 21st, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Lapid is beginning to smell like a rose thanks to Haredi tycoons. He is taking yeshivas off the government dole and balancing the budget. How will yeshivas survive? The tycoons have an answer - money.

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Israel's Finance MInister Yair Lapid presented the new budget Monday night.
 

Posted on: May 14th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

That's a whole lot of achievements for the fresh finance minister.

 

Posted on: May 10th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Israel’s Justice Minister Tzipi Livni ordered her ministry on Thursday to draft legislation that would make the gender-based segregation of women illegal. “Discrimination against women in public places, in public services, cannot be allowed,” she said in a radio interview. She wrote on her Facebook page, “Removal of women from the public sphere is damaging […]

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Yair Lapid with one of his party's MKs, U.S. born Rabbi Dov Lipman.
 

Posted on: May 6th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Hitler wanted to exterminate Jews. Lapid only wants to exterminate the Haredi habit of not to work or serve in the IDF. That is enough for a Haredi columnist to compare Lapid’s and Hitler’s speeches.

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Shas MK Aryeh Deri
 

Posted on: May 5th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

The countdown to a Shas+UTJ replacement of Bennett in the government may have begun.

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Minister Yaakov Perry, (Yesh Atid, on the left), with Minister Limor Livnat, (Likud, second from left) visit Haredi soldiers serving in the Israeli Air Force, April 23, 2013.
 

Posted on: May 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Meanwhile, a mini coalition crisis has been pitting Yesh Atid members of the Perry Committee against Likud representatives.

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Rabbi Avraham Sherman
 

Posted on: April 26th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Rabbi Avraham Sherman could be charged with fraud, breach of trust, obstruction of justice, and abuse of office.

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This is a picture of a parasite. Yesh Atid MK Levy says it is a Haredi, but then he apologized for using the word, but not for the definition.
 

Posted on: April 24th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

If Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid has any hopes of gaining one or even two Haredim as his fans, his deputy Finance Minister blew it “on air” when he called Haredim “parasites” on a Haredi radio program.

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draft Torah draft center
 

Posted on: April 15th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

This really is Independence Day! Satmar sets up an emergency panel to hustle IDF Draft Refugees’ out of Israel lest they be contaminated by serving the country. Let them be America’s problem.

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plastic-man-on-airplane
 

Posted on: April 12th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Look up in the sky? Is It a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Plastic Man – the Orthodox Jew who wrapped himself in plastic on an airplane, apparently because he is a very scrupulous Kohen.

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