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Ehud Barak Blames UNESCO Decision on Netanyahu

12 Tishri 5777 – October 14, 2016
Most of the Arab countries felt the resolution was over the top, but had no choice but to support it, lest they be seen as not favoring the Palestinian Authority which pushed it.

Jewish Suspect Arrested for Hate Crime Against Jerusalem Synagogue in Katamon

12 Tishri 5777 – October 13, 2016
A Jewish suspect has been arrested in the Yom Kippur hate crime against a synagogue in the Katamon neighborhood of Jerusalem.

UNESCO Resolution Denies Jewish Ties to Temple Mount, Kotel — Western States Vote Against

Speaking on the eve of Sukkot, President Rivlin said, "The festivals of Israel all highlight the inextricable bond between our people and our land, and no forum or body in the world can come and deny the connection between the Jewish people, the Land of Israel and Jerusalem."

Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

There have been 15 Jewish Nobel Prize winners in the Literature category

PA Official Gets Heavy UN Support in Getting FIFA to Ban Israeli Teams

UN secretary general’s special advisor on sport Wilfried Lemke has been lobbying on behalf of Rajoub, and sent FIFA a letter advising that all Jewish life in Judea and Samaria is illegal, which includes Jewish soccer teams.

Survey: Vast Majority of Israeli Businesses Prefer to Stay Shut on Shabbat

The vast majority of respondents said staying closed or open on Shabbat should be left to them to decide, while 19% preferred that the decision be enforced by the authorities.

13 New Souls Arrive in Israel on Yom Kippur

More than a dozen new babies were born in Haifa's Carmel Medical Center on Yom Kippur. Mazel Tov!

Thousands Needed Help From MDA on Yom Kippur

Paramedics with Magen David Adom were very busy during Yom Kippur.

Black Crosses Spray-Painted on Synagogue In Dark of Night on Yom Kippur

11 Tishri 5777 – October 12, 2016
Anti-Semitism reared its ugly head in the heart of the holy city on the holiest day of the Jewish year.

Netanyahu Asking Kerry to Avoid UN 2-State Resolution

10 Tishri 5777 – October 11, 2016
Kerry responded by saying the Administration has not yet made its decision on this matter — which is probably what he would have said if he didn't want an Obama anti-Israel move to hit the news before the election.

Before Yom Kippur, Israelis Pray for Syrian Neighbors

Hundreds of Israelis gathered across the country on Monday to pray for the welfare of their Syrian neighbors the night before the holiest day of the Jewish year, Yom Kippur.

New Report Claims Missing IDF Officer Ron Arad Died Shortly After Being Captured

Arad was lost on a mission over Lebanon, captured by the Shiite group Amal and handed over to the Hezbollah.

Jewish Teen Detained By Israel Police, Allegedly Near Temple Mount

A Jewish teen was detained late Monday night, allegedly near the gate to the Temple Mount.

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson, 50, Succumbs

Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson passed away Sunday after a struggle with cancer.

Oliver Hart, US Jewish Economics Professor, Shares Nobel Prize

A Jewish professor of economics has won half of this year's Nobel Prize in Economics.

Public Pre-Yom Kippur ‘Kapparot’ Ceremonies Banned in 3 Israeli Cities

9 Tishri 5777 – October 10, 2016
The pre-Yom Kippur practice of using a live chicken for the "kapparot" ritual was banned in three Israeli cities this year.

Rabbi Rachamim Barchiyahu Appointed Israel Police Chaplain

The new Israel Police chaplain heads a yeshiva devoted to finding halachic ways for observant Jews to serve with the force.

Sound of the Kohen Gadol’s Golden Bell Rings Again in Jerusalem [video]

Jews again hear the little bells on the hem of the High Priest's garment as he enters the Holy Temple of Jerusalem...

Pilot’s Family Tells President Rivlin, Cohen Nov Was ‘A Joyful Boy’

8 Tishri 5777 – October 9, 2016
"My son loved everyone, he was a joyful boy," the bereaved mother of an Israeli Air Force pilot told President Reuven Rivlin.

World Parliamentarians Gather in Jerusalem for 50th Year Conference on Unification

Nearly two dozen international members of parliament will arrive in Jerusalem to celebrate its liberation at a conference during Sukkot.

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