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Posted on: June 6th, 2012

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A group of kipah-clad Jewish tourists in Jordan reportedly was harassed and attacked by locals. Arab media reported that Jordanians in the town of Al Karak grew agitated on Monday when they saw a few Jewish men wearing head coverings in the local market. They threw shoes at them and chased them away, the Jordanian […]

Blind Day
 

Posted on: June 6th, 2012

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Israeli Knesset members cover their eyes and play Goalball (a team sport designed for blind athletes) with blind people at the Knesset. June 05 is a day of solidarity with the blind. As of 2011 there were more than 27,000 visually impaired people living in Israel. The organization “Blind Day” marked the day with activities […]

Despite its effort to erase Jewish ownership of the city, the virtual tour of "Jerusalem, Asia" begins with a view of Temple Mount from the Jewish cemetery on Mt. Olives.
 

Posted on: June 5th, 2012

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In the "World Wonders Project" the "White City of Tel Aviv" is under the Israel category, but Jerusalem is presented as "Jerusalem, Asia," with no connection to Israel.

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David Cohen, US Undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence.
 

Posted on: June 5th, 2012

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US undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence David Cohen, visiting Israel to coordinate sanctions policy with senior Israeli security, discussed plans to impose additional sanctions on Iran in the summer. In an interview with Haaretz, Cohen said: “If we don't get a breakthrough in Moscow there is no question we will continue to ratchet up the pressure."

Deputy Prime Minister Moshe Ya'alon (L) with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu against the background image of a former Likud premier.
 

Posted on: June 5th, 2012

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Speaking to Israel's Army Radio in advance of the Wednesday Knesset vote on the "Regulatory law" which has been rocking the politics, Deputy Prime Minister Moshe Ya'alon compared the dilemma between the evacuation of Jewish homes and enacting retroactive legislation to circumvent the High Court's ruling to a choice between eating a Neveila and a Treifa.

Election poster for candidate Rep. Bill Parcell calls voters to support a "true Arab."
 

Posted on: June 5th, 2012

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With the race between two fellow Dems getting to the finish line, many fear that it has given rise to the first bona fide Jewish versus Arab competition, and an ugly one at that. The battle "has transformed into a troubling ethnic brawl."

David Azoulay, father of one of three youths who were attacked in Villeurbanne, France, on Saturday.
 

Posted on: June 5th, 2012

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The recent massacre at a Jewish school in Toulouse "triggered an explosion” in anti-Semitic attacks across France, according to the French Jewish community's protection service. Last Saturday afternoon, three young Jewish men came under attack on their way to synagogue by at least 10 men of North-African origin.

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Posted on: June 5th, 2012

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The City University of New York denied a report that it had created a special minority designation for Jewish faculty (see “Is CUNY Planning a Jewish Quota?”). Rather, a university spokesman told JTA, the university simply had responded to requests by Jewish faculty members to be recruited for focus groups aimed at boosting the recruitment […]

Crossing the Jordan River
 

Posted on: June 5th, 2012

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IDF ground forces practice river crossing. The drill included soldiers from combat engineering, tanks, artillery and infantry units. Jewish Press Staff

The area just outside the Cave of the Patriarch minutes after the stabbing attempt.
 

Posted on: June 4th, 2012

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This evening an Arab terrorist in his early 20s tried to stab a Border Policeman at the Arab side of Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, the Tazpit news agency reports. The policeman was lightly injured, while the terrorist is in serious condition and received medical attention at the site.

The Kent Seaside
 

Posted on: June 4th, 2012

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Rabbi Chaim Breisch, 65, one of the deans of the Mesivta yeshiva in London, died from drowning, and one of his students, Rabbi Yitzhak Beigel, in his 30s, was lightly injured and was hospitalized.

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Stanley Fischer, the governor of the Bank of Israel speaks during a session of the Knesset's Finance Committee.
 

Posted on: June 4th, 2012

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Israel ranked one spot behind the United Kingdom, and ahead of economic powerhouses China (23rd), Japan (27th), and France (29th). It also retained its position as the world's top investor in research and development for the third year in a row.

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn and Grand Marshal Joseph Sitt at the Annual Israel Parade.
 

Posted on: June 4th, 2012

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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg were among the dignitaries who marched in Sunday's annual Celebrate Israel Parade in the Big Apple.

The proper nutrients -- including minerals -- are important for children's healthy growth.
 

Posted on: June 4th, 2012

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Israel’s Health Ministry is mulling a plan to vastly increase government assistance to couples with fertility difficulties to grow larger families, while decreasing the amount of subsidies to women over the age of 43 who have never succeeded in getting pregnant.

IDF Soldiers in Submarine Control Room Moshe Shai Flash90
 

Posted on: June 4th, 2012

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The IDF Operations Department has put together instructions for military operations in cyberspace against enemies of the Jewish state. The IDF will engage in consistent and continuous intelligence gathering operations online, and said it will handle cyberspace as a battlefield as important as those at sea in the air, and on the ground, executing attacks when necessary.

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Members of the Bukharian Jewish Community Supporting Israel
 

Posted on: June 4th, 2012

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Possibly the most colorful group of Israel-loving Jews parading on Fifth Avenue Sunday. Jewish Press Staff

Is CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein touting diversity while planning exclusion?
 

Posted on: June 4th, 2012

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CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein has stepped into a gigantic mound of odoriferous matter, and it isn't clear if and how he's getting out of it, and, worse, what will the cleaning bill be. What's worse, it's possible he didn't even intend all the mean things people are saying about him. Maybe all he wanted was to help…

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Row of IAF Aircraft in the Moonlight
 

Posted on: June 4th, 2012

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The moon shines above the row of Israeli fighter airctaft in Decimommanu, Sardinia, more than a thousand miles away from home. The IAF often practices long-distance flights, preparing to reach anywhere in the region. Yori Yanover

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Posted on: June 4th, 2012

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Jews living in Asia gathered near the Great Wall of China for the first-ever Limmud event in the world most populous nation. Sunday’s program, run by Limmud International, drew nearly 100 Jews from Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Mumbai, the Philippines, Japan, Singapore, Israel, Britain and the United States. The open Jewish learning program Limmud has […]

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Posted on: June 4th, 2012

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Israel is equipping submarines built in Germany with nuclear-tipped cruise missiles, according to an in-depth report in Der Spiegel magazine. The magazine also reported Sunday that the German government has known about Israel’s nuclear weapons program for decades, despite its official denials. Last month, Israel received from Germany its fourth Dolphin–class submarine, which is slated […]

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