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Holocaust Days of Remembrance and Traditional Coconut Pyramids

Here's the text that accompanies this image on the Pentagon-run website DefenseImagery.mil: "During the Holocaust Days of Remembrance U.S. Air Force Capt. Jennifer McGee, with the 12th Contracting Squadron, helps Madison Angelito and Alex Barner make coconut pyramids, a traditional Jewish dessert, at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas." There are Days of Remembrance? More than one? Needs checking. Also: traditional Jewish coconut pyramids? Whose tradition? Help...

Hebrew Seal Dating Back to First Temple Period Discovered

Israel Antiquities Authority: The seal, discovered during excavations of the drainage channel between the City of David and the Jerusalem Archaeological Garden, "is engraved with the name of its owner: 'Lematanyahu Ben Ho…' ('למתניהו בן הו...' meaning: 'Belonging to Matanyahu Ben Ho…')."

Former Ratner’s Building at 100 Norfolk Sold for $8.8 Million

The website Bowery Boogie reported that the building at 100 Norfolk Street, on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, has been sold for an...

Hated Settlers Receive Leftist Foes with Water and Cookies

After being told that the Meretz activists who came to see their homes were looking to stop at a Palestinian store to buy water, residents of the Bet El neighborhood welcomed their guests with cold water and cookies.

AJC Survey Shows Jewish Support for Obama Dropping, But Few Favor Romney

A new AJC survey of American Jews shows President Obama would win a majority of the Jewish vote in a contest against Gov. Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee. Obama would gain 61 percent and Romney 28 percent, with 11 percent undecided.

Arab Youth Harasses Jewish Girl; Police Arrest Girl’s Father

After a teenage boy on Monday afternoon had been harassing a Jewish girl in a playground at Jerusalem's French Hill neighborhood, the girl escaped from the playground and called her father, who called the police. But the arriving cops ended up arresting the girl's father on suspicion of attacking the Arab boy.

Google Sued for Peppering Search Engine with ‘Jew’s

Several French anti-racist organizations are suing Google for allegedly pushing "unsolicited and systematic associations between famous people and their Jewishness" – real or presumed...

French Muslim Vote May Bring Down President

Imams and Islamic associations are encouraging French Muslims to go to the polls in Sunday’s presidential race, and make a difference. One million strong,...

Classroom Holocaust Demonstration Lands Teacher in Jail

A Bluffton, SC, seventh-grade teacher is being charged by police with pulling her student under a table and telling him "this is what the...

Norwegian ‘Father of Peace Studies’ Blames Jews for Oslo Massacre, Recommends ‘The Protocols’

A Norwegian sociologist who pioneered the discipline of peace studies and conflict resolution made anti-Semitic and anti-Israel statements during a public lecture and in...

Israel Calls ‘Absurd’ UN Equating It with Venezuela, Egypt, Zimbabwe

Israel's Foreign Ministry criticized as "absurd" the country's inclusion on a list of countries that restricts the activities of human rights and advocacy groups. Monday's...

Netanyahu, Liberman, Prepare for Election Day Battle Over Haredi Draft

After the Israeli Supreme Court struck down the Tal Law, which sought to encourage over time the inclusion of Haredim in military service, the court, for all intents and purposes, has required the state to draft some 60,000 Haredi youths this August. As Knesset factions are preparing for new, early national elections, Haredi enlistment will likely serve as the battle field where many voters' choices will be made.

Chevra Kadisha Forum Says Ministry’s Plans for Mass Burials ‘Problematic’

The Chevra Kadisha Forum, in a letter to Home Front Defense Minister Matan Vilnai, challenged the Interior Ministry's plan, which mandates temporary burial in coffins at temporary cemeteries as well as the option of transferring bodies to cooling facilities until they can be identified and final resting places can be arranged.

Permanent Artificial Heart Implanted in Israel For First Time

An artificial heart has been permanently implanted in a patient in Israel for the first time. Up until now, artificial hearts have been used in...

US Pediatric Doctor Favors Female Circumcision

Dr. Hatem al-Haj, PhD, MD, a senior committee member of the Association of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA), has recently published a 41-page Arabic-language paper titled "Circumcision of Girls: Jurisprudence and Medicine," explaining why female circumcision is recommended and even "an honor" for women.

Israel Constructing Security Barrier on Lebanese Border

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Israel began building a security wall along its border with Lebanon. The work, which began Monday and is expected to last several weeks,...

Update: Details on Funeral of Benzion Netanyahu, Father of Prime Minister

Professor Benzion Netanyahu will be laid to rest at 5pm on Monday at the Har HaMenuchot Cemetery in Jerusalem's Givat Shaul neighborhood.

Apple To Start Massive Israel Hiring Push

In the next few weeks, Apple’s new Israeli research and development center will launch a major hiring campaign.

Court Delays Destruction of Ulpana Apartments

The Supreme Court on Sunday ruled that the buildings of Givat HaUlpana in Beit El targeted for destruction because of an ownership dispute would receive a 60 day reprieve.

Belgian Jews at Loggerheads Over Israel

Belgian Jews are at loggerheads as a result of an EU vote to dispatch the UN to Israel on a mission to scrutinize Jewish towns and communities in Judea and Samaria.

Knesset’s Summer Session Opens

Unless new elections are called, this year's Summer Session will last less than three months, ending on July 25, 2012.

Netanyahu to Initiate End-of-Summer Elections

According to Ma'ariv's Mazal Mu'alem, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose father passed away this morning, will nevertheless start talks this week with the leaders...

International Religious and Cultural Leaders Convene in Kiev for Interfaith Forum

‘Global Winds of Change’ Conference addresses role of religion in democracies and changing societies.

Benzion Netanyahu, Father of Prime Minister Benjamin, Dies at 102

Benzion Netanyahu, father of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Entebbe hero Yoni Netanyahu, died Monday at his Jerusalem home at the age of 102.

Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Father, Benzion, Dies at 102

The father of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Benzion, died at the age of 102 on Monday morning in Jerusalem. Benzion was an active supporter of Zionist leader Ze'ev Jabotinsky, and worked closely with him.

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