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Rapper Matisyahu
 

Posted on: March 8th, 2012

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The 32-year-old ultra-Orthodox rapper Matisyahu has surfaced in Jerusalem with a new bottle-blonde hair, AFP reports. He is sporting a completely new image, with bleached blonde hair and a casual look that includes combat pants, a brown leather jacket and open-toed army boots. The singer arrived on Tuesday for a three-day visit to shoot a […]

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Posted on: March 8th, 2012

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RT.com reports that: Ayatollah Khamenei, the highest authority figure within the Islamic Republic of Iran, is publicly applauding US President Barack Obama over the American commander-in-chief’s insistence in postponing any military pressure overseas. Although Israel and America have both expressed concern over the possibility of a nuclear warhead procurement program in Iran, President Obama has […]

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Posted on: March 8th, 2012

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Israeli military magazine Israel Defense has reported that Russian military experts recently upgraded Syria’s long-range radar capabilities to provide Iran with a more cohesive early-detection system in the event of a strike on its nuclear facilities. The report said that the experts brought new equipment and software modifications with them, and focused on a radar facility “south of […]

British PM David Cameron and Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu.
 

Posted on: March 8th, 2012

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PM David Cameron: "I don’t believe that an Iranian nuclear weapon is just a threat to Israel...Not least because there are signs that the Iranians want to have some sort of intercontinental missile capability. So we have to be clear this is potentially a threat much more widely."

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President Obama and PM Binyamin Netanyahu talk
 

Posted on: March 8th, 2012

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Anonymous diplomatic and intelligence sources tell Israeli paper that the Obama administration would supply Israel with weapons that would extend its time-line for military action – like advanced GBU-28 bunker-busting bombs and long-range refueling aircraft, so that Israel could wait till after the 2012 presidential election to launch a strike.

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Kosher Butcher
 

Posted on: March 8th, 2012

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Francois Fillon: Jews and Muslims should reconsider "ancestral traditions...We live in a modern society."

Meet Josh Mandel, Jewish GOP Rock Star.
 

Posted on: March 8th, 2012

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Meet Josh Mandel, who won the Ohio GOP primary and will take on Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, in the fall. A new-age GOP, his fiscal policy comes down to this: he says the country needs to undertake "sweeping regulatory reform." Mandel is a strong supporter of Israel—He and his wife Ilana were married in Jerusalem in 2008. In February 2009, during Operation Cast Lead, the Israeli government thanked Mandel for his staunch support.

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Posted on: March 8th, 2012

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Toronto CityNews reports that Adel Aranout, 41, was convicted of 11 counts of attempted murder between 2004 and 2007, when he sent bottled water containing toxic industrial solvent and letter bombs containing explosives and nails to several people in Toronto and Guelph. Aranout, an aspiring actor and model, sent tainted water to a modeling agency […]

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NY1 News reports that Councilman David G. Greenfield (D-Brooklyn) is about to denounce the creation of the so-called Super Jewish state Senate seat, merging portions of six senate districts into one. Greenfield will argue that the Senate district lines as currently proposed will dilute the voice and power of Borough Park and Midwood. Greenfield will […]

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Al Ahram reports that a women’s demonstration has been planned for Thursday to coincide with International Women’s Day, in downtown Cairo. Organizers are expected to provide parliamentary leaders with 100 suggested names of prominent female Egyptian figures for inclusion in a constituent assembly that will be mandated with drawing up a new constitution. Despite the […]

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Posted on: March 8th, 2012

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Reuters reports that French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe voiced skepticism on Wednesday that resumed talks between the six world powers and Iran would succeed. He said Tehran was not sincerely willing to negotiate about the future of its nuclear program. “I am a little skeptical … I think Iran continues to be two-faced,” Juppe said […]

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CNN reports that a man identifying himself as Abdo Hussam el Din, the country’s Deputy Oil Minister, announced in a video posted on YouTube that he was defecting from the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. “I am joining the revolution of this noble people who will not accept injustice,” the man says in Arabic. “I’ve […]

The Iranian Parliament (Majlis) held an open session on Monday morning.
 

Posted on: March 7th, 2012

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President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may no longer be as popular with Iran's powers that be as he used to be. The Majlis, Iran's parliament, has approved a proposal calling for the removal of the President from the general assembly of representatives of shareholders of major companies affiliated with the Oil Ministry, including the National Iranian Oil Company. Meanwhile, the President will appear before the parliament to answer questions on March 14 about irregularities in his administration.

MK Zeev Bielski
 

Posted on: March 7th, 2012

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MK Zeev Bielski, chairman of the Knesset subcommittee on Israel’s home defense: “The home front is not ready. We have made improvements over the situation since the Second Lebanon War in 2006, when the home front was completely unprepared, but the situation is not good.”

NYPD emergency vehicle. (illustrative)
 

Posted on: March 7th, 2012

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After the recent attacks on Israeli embassies in India and Georgia, Jewish institutions in the U.S. are asking a question that is much closer to home: Does Iran pose a local terror threat?

Fat man, the second nuclear bomb dropped by the US in WWII
 

Posted on: March 7th, 2012

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If the reports are accurate, North Korea is playing a direct role in helping Tehran create the infrastructure to assemble nuclear warheads that can be mounted on missiles aimed at Israel, American military bases in the Persian Gulf and pro-Western oil sheikhdoms in the Middle East.

The American Atheists' provocative billboards (Hebrew sign was altered to spare readers' feelings).
 

Posted on: March 7th, 2012

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David Silverman, president of American Atheists, responds angrily: “The Jews have stopped the billboard. It’s really ugly bigotry. As a former Jew, it’s repugnant to see Jews act like this.”

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Posted on: March 7th, 2012

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WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may not have bridged their differences on how to deal with Iran, but each managed to give the other a measure of reassurance.

Dennis Kucinich (with wife Elizabeth) lost bid for Democratic Congressional seat.
 

Posted on: March 7th, 2012

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Super Tuesday Republican primaries were a race between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, Republicans selected a Jewish veteran for Ohio's Senate run, and Dennis Kucinich lost his bid for reelection. Ten states went to the polls Tuesday in what is the biggest election day of primary season.

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Posted on: March 7th, 2012

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The Orlando Sentinel reported that thirteen Jewish graves were desecrated over the weekend at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Only Jewish tombstones knocked over or uprooted, while other graves were left untouched. Sumter County Sheriff”s Office is investigating the vandalism as a hate crime. “Every headstone that was targeted had a Star of David […]

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