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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
Funeral of Baruch Mizrachi (Photo Essay)

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Tunisian Jew Stabbed in Djerba

April 16, 2014 - 8:50 PM
 
Israeli Hi-Tech Opens Branch in Nanjing

April 16, 2014 - 1:45 PM
 
Preparations Completed for Priestly Blessing from Jerusalem

April 16, 2014 - 12:48 PM
 
Kansas Shooting Suspect a White Supremacist, Indicted for Murder

April 16, 2014 - 12:03 PM
 
Hundreds at Bangkok Chabad Passover Seder

April 16, 2014 - 8:45 AM
 
President Obama’s Passover Statement

April 16, 2014 - 7:07 AM
 
Netanyahu: PA Incitement Caused Pre-Passover Terror Attack

April 16, 2014 - 1:05 AM
 
Passover Eve Terror Attack Draws Strong Responses

April 15, 2014 - 10:39 PM
 
4 Border Police Injured When PA Truck Hits Them

April 15, 2014 - 10:23 PM
 
Terrorists Kill Father on Way to Passover Seder

April 15, 2014 - 9:03 PM
 
Chag Kasher v’Sameach from JewishPress.com

April 14, 2014 - 3:50 PM
 
Biur Chametz

April 14, 2014 - 3:39 PM
 
2 Arrested with Paschal Lamb

April 14, 2014 - 3:13 PM
 
A Third Intifada to Begin at the Temple Mount?

April 14, 2014 - 1:07 PM
 
Israel, PLO ‘Talk’ Over Sanctions, Not Status

April 14, 2014 - 8:58 AM
 
Three Dead in Multiple Kansas Jewish Center Shootings

April 13, 2014 - 11:33 PM
 
London Teacher Threatens to Send Jewish Student to ‘Your Gas Chambers’

April 13, 2014 - 9:35 PM
 
Messianic ‘Blood Moon’ Rising on Passover Seder Night

April 13, 2014 - 9:30 PM
 
New Study: Nearly Every Israeli will Eat Matza and Keep Kosher on Pesach Eve

April 13, 2014 - 9:07 PM
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Egyptian soldiers keep guard on the border between Egypt and Rafah in southern Gaza
 

Egypt Killed 30 Palestinian Authority Arabs Last Month

Posted on: August 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

In the past month, Egypt has arrested 90 people in the Sinai, 7 of them Palestinian Authority Arabs. Egypt has also killed 60 armed people in the Sinai, of which 30 were Palestinian Authority Arabs. In addition, Egypt destroyed 38 underground fuel tanks, according to EgyptIndependent.com. 28 of the tanks stored 634,000 liters of diesel […]

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Ashton Visits Morsi in Secret Location

Posted on: July 31st, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

Mohammed Morsi is alive and well, said European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton after a visit to the secret location where he is being held by the Egyptian military. She was the first person to officially visit Morsi since the army put him under house arrest four weeks ago in the “coup” that the […]

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Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas shared his views on keeping Jews out of a future Palestinian state with Egypt's interim President Adli Mansour and with the Egyptian press.
 

Abbas: Palestinian State Will Be ‘Judenrein’

Posted on: July 30th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

"In a final resolution, we would not see the presence of a single Israeli - civilian or soldier - on our lands."

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Supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi on the March.
 

Pro-Morsi Marchers Challenging Army, Risking New Violence

Posted on: July 29th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

On Friday, an investigating judge ordered Morsi's detention over his alleged contacts with the terrorist organization Hamas.

Egyptian soldiers and police killed more than 100 pro-Morsi demonstrators and wounded thousnds others Friday night and Saturday
 

Egyptian Army Declares War on Protesters; 100 Dead

Posted on: July 28th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

American democracy fails again in the Middle East. The Egyptian army killed approximately 100 pro-Morsi demonstrators, wounded nearly 2,000. Several victims were shot in the head.

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Mohammed Morsi.
 

Egypt to Charge Morsi with Premeditated Killing, Spying for Hamas

Posted on: July 26th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

What’s good for Mubarak is good for Morsi. The coup that was not a coup continues to replay the 2011 revolution that ousted Mubarak, who landed up in jail. Now it is Morsi’s turn. Stay tuned for violence.

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Hamas Shuts Down Two Arab Media Outlets

Posted on: July 26th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

The Hamas terrorist government in Gaza has shut down the Bethlehem-based Ma’an News Agency and the Al-Arabiya satellite channel bureaus in Gaza, Ma’an reported. It said that Hamas officials questioned its Gaza bureau chief over an article translated from an Israeli newspaper reporting that six Muslim Brotherhood smuggled themselves into Gaza to plan an uprising […]

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American F-16 fighter jets
 

US Suspends Delivery of F-16s to Egypt Due to Political Turmoil

Posted on: July 25th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

Under a deal entered into between the U.S. and Egypt in 2010, the U.S. was supposed to deliver an additional four F-16 Fighter Jets this summer. The Pentagon announced that President Obama decided to delay delivery of the planes because of Egyptian unrest.

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Attack North of Cairo Kills Policeman, Wounds 29

Posted on: July 24th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

One policeman was killed and at least 29 others were wounded Wednesday when an unknown attacker hurled a high-powered bomb, or possibly rocket-propelled grenades, at a  police station north of Cairo and near El Arish. Shortly before, the Egyptian military called on people to rally on Friday against violence, in effect a call for a […]

 

6 Egyptians Killed Overnight in Multiple Sinai Attacks

Posted on: July 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

At least 6 Egyptians were killed and 11 injured in a series of attacks in the Sinai overnight. Among the dead are two Egyptian soldiers, 2 policemen, and 2 citizens. Overall there were 10 overnight attacks that hit police stations, and military outposts in El Arish and Rafiach.

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Arab Aid to Egypt Raises Reserves to $20 Billion

Posted on: July 19th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

Egypt’s net international reserves rose to reach more than $20 billion due to the oil-rich Gulf States’ recently sent aids, Al-Ahram reported, citing the Central Bank of Egypt’s governor Hisham Ramez. Egypt’s net international reserves dropped in June to $14.9 billion, CBE announced. Foreign reserves had risen in April for the first time since October […]

Catherine Ashton meeting with interim Egyptian president Adly Mansour on Wednesday.
 

Muslim Brothers after Ashton Meeting: She Offered Nothing

Posted on: July 18th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

They told her they rejected as "illegitimate" the military's plan to restore democracy.

The Israeli Navy stopped a ship in the Red Sea with an unspecified number of weapons
 

Navy Arrested Major Weapons Smuggling Operation on High Seas

Posted on: July 16th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

If there is any question why Israel has enforced a maritime cargo on the Gaza Coast, it was removed with the release of a gag order that the Navy stopped a weapons smuggling ship in the Red Sea.

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Egyptian army soldiers are part of an air-land offensive against Hamas, Al Qaeda and other jihad terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula
 

Egypt Crushes Hamas, Plans All-Out War on Sinai Terrorists

Posted on: July 14th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

Israel, for a change, can sit back, enjoy the show and watch Egypt do what the world would not let the IDF do – massive destruction of Hamas smuggling tunnels and all-out war against terror in the Sinai. Israel, for a change, can sit back, enjoy the show and watch Egypt do what the world would not let the IDF do – massive destruction of Hamas smuggling tunnels and all-out war against terror in the Sinai. The Egyptian military demolished hundreds of smuggling tunnels in and out of Hamas-controlled Gaza Sunday and is preparing for an all-our onslaught of Hamas, Al Qaeda and other terrorists in the Sinai, Egyptian media reported. The Egyptian offensive is a political and military shock to Hamas, with reverberations in Ramallah and Washington, on the eve of yet another attempt by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to re-ignite the “peace process.” “The reduction in smuggling will make it difficult for Hamas to maintain the level of its revenues, and therefore it will be hard pressed to contain the protests against its rule,” according to the Institute of National Security Studies (INSS). “It will also be difficult to infiltrate weapons into Gaza, mainly enhanced rockets and surface-to-surface missiles.” The Egyptian Aswat Masriya media outlet reported that 805 tunnels along the smuggling route, centered in the border city of Rafiah, were destroyed. Most of the tunnels have been used to smuggle fuel into Gaza. The Egyptian army will also close the Rafiah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip “indefinitely,” an official source told Egyptian newspaper al-Masry al-Youm. It placed a severe siege on Hamas but without a peep from the international community, which still condemns Israel for the maritime embargo that is aimed at preventing the import of terrorists and weapons from the sea. Terrorists in Rafiah targeted a military checkpoint Saturday, but no casualties were reported, and Egypt opened the Rafiah border crossing for four hours Saturday to allow humanitarian cases to cross the border. The tunnels have been a key route for terrorists to travel freely back and forth to the Sinai Peninsula and establish terrorist outposts aimed at staking out bases for attack on Egyptian tourist areas, such as El Arish, as well as urban areas. The army killed at least five terrorists on Friday, but Egyptian media reported a larger-scale offensive is in the works after an attempted assassination of Second Field Army commander Maj. Gen. Ahmed Wasfy on Wednesday. Egypt is using heavy arms and warplanes, maneuvers that are prohibited under the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty of 1979 without Israel’s approval. With the unstable and radical anti-Israel Muslim Brotherhood out of power, thanks to the military “impeachment” or coup – take your pick – Israel is not blocking any offense, “Security sources confirmed that Israel does not mind that the Egyptian forces use heavy artillery and warplanes during the operation which is expected to start very soon” military sources confirmed to the official television on Saturday. Official added, “The army had decided to cleanse the Sinai of armed gangs and terrorists "The operation will continue until it reaches its objectives, which are not only military but also aim to develop the Sinai.” Meanwhile, state media have reported Friday that two Egyptian Apache helicopters hovered over olive groves south of El-Arish before they fired shells at bunkers of Jihadist gunmen who were preparing to attack army checkpoints. The Egyptian Air Force on Saturday sent in two Apache helicopters to gun down jihadists after it received intelligence information that they were hiding in olive groves and preparing to attack military checkpoints. On Friday, an Egyptian helicopter was seen in the skies over Gaza for the first time since the Six-Day War in 1967. The Hamas terrorist organization is an offspring of the Muslim Brotherhood and therefore is a natural enemy of the military that ousted Mohammed Morsi two weeks ago. Hams has denied Egyptian military statements that its soldiers jailed 32 Hamas terrorists and arrested dozens others in the Sinai Peninsula last week. Hamas figuratively shot itself in the head last August when it mounted a severe attack on the Egyptian army, killing 16 soldiers near Rafiah in a multi-pronged attack that was intended to continue into Israel but was foiled at the last minute by the IDF. Ever since, Hamas has been an undeclared enemy, and even the Morsi regime was suspicious of it. The Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority also is benefiting from Hamas’ miseries but is suppressing its joy because Hamas has widespread support among Arabs in Judea and Samaria who are fed up with chairman Mahmoud Abbas. Any moves by the Secretary of State Kerry to win some kind of a forum between Israeli and Palestinian Authority are a useless exercise without the inclusion of Gaza. Another fallout of the offensive against Hamas might be negative for Israel in the near-term. “The motivation of Hamas and jihadi elements from Sinai to launch attacks against Israel is increasing,” INSS thinks.

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Gunmen from the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, in Gaza City on November 22, 2012.
 

Report: Egypt in Undeclared War on Hamas, Kills 30, Arrests 200

Posted on: July 11th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

Hamas is on the run. Virtually boycotted by Abbas, hated by Assad and distrusted by Iran and a diagnosed by Israel as a cancer, Egypt reportedly has killed 30 Hamas terrorists in the Sinai.

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Palestinians have been waiting to cross into Egypt at the Rafah border terminal in the southern Gaza Strip since last Friday. IDF check posts usually last about an hour…
 

Palestinian Source: Hamas Isolated, Facing Crisis

Posted on: July 11th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

This is the organization's most difficult time, after losing its allies in the region, led by Mohamed Morsi.

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Israelis Anxious As Egypt Crisis Continues

Posted on: July 10th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

JERUSALEM – With Egyptian civil unrest continuing between supporters and opponents of deposed President Mohamed Morsi, Israeli military units beefed up their aerial surveillance along the entire border with Egypt. That frontier stretches from the Red Sea resort city of Eilat across the southern Negev desert to the Gaza Strip.

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Rioting in Egypt
 

Tough Congressional Language Limits Obama’s Options On Egypt Crisis

Posted on: July 10th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

WASHINGTON – When it comes to foreign assistance, American law couldn’t be clearer: A coup d’etat suspends funding, period.

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Egypt Names New Prime Minister with Salafist Agreement

Posted on: July 9th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

Egypt’s interim government has named economist Hazem el-Beblawi as the prime minister, the post that was supposed to taken over by Mohamed ElBaradei until Salafist Muslims vehemently objected because of his liberal and secular views. The Salafist Al Nour party agreed to the appointment of el-Beblawi, and the interim regime also appointed ElBaradei as vice […]

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Report: Terrorists Targeting Arab-Israelis in Sinai

Posted on: July 9th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

The London-based Al-Sharq Al-Awasat newspaper reported Tuesday that armed terror cells affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood, as well as Hamas and al-Qaeda, are poised to attack Israeli-Arabs as part of a plan to damage Sinai’s tourism industry. The report quotes an unnamed “Israeli defense source,” according to Ynet. “The attacks will target Israeli citizens in […]

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