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Tu b’Av Love and the Power of “Shema”
 
ContaminatedTahina Recalled by Israeli Health Ministry

August 31, 2016 - 11:03 PM
 
US 2nd Circuit Appeals Court Reverses Anti-Terror Verdict Against Palestinian Authority, PLO

August 31, 2016 - 10:47 PM
 
‘Freedom March’ Spells Pre-Shabbat Nightmare for Gush Etzion Jews

August 31, 2016 - 10:25 PM
 
Leftist Dilma Rousseff Stripped of Presidency in Brazil After 13 Years’ Rule

August 31, 2016 - 9:45 PM
 
Turkey’s President Erdogan Shakes Hands With Israel’s Female Diplomat, Shani Cooper

August 31, 2016 - 9:02 PM
 
Moshe Wertheim, Owner of Coca Cola Israel, Dies at 86

August 31, 2016 - 8:11 PM
 
Erdogan Formally Approves Turkey’s Normalization Deal With Israel

August 31, 2016 - 7:19 PM
 
Israel Envoy to Egypt David Govrin Presents Credentials, Begins Work in Cairo [video]

August 31, 2016 - 6:20 PM
 
Seattle Jewish Business Mogul Dumps Trump, But Others Pick Up Slack

August 31, 2016 - 5:18 PM
 
Abraham Peck, Survivor of 9 Concentration Camps, Dead at 91

August 31, 2016 - 5:11 PM
 
10 United Flight Passengers Hurt Due to ‘Severe, Unexpected Turbulence’

August 31, 2016 - 3:46 PM
 
Russian Programmer Wanted by US Flees Armenia to Moscow

August 31, 2016 - 2:04 PM
 
IDF Shuts Down Hebron Radio Station for Incitement

August 31, 2016 - 1:11 PM
 
Wasserman Schultz Defeats Sanders’ Candidate in Florida Primary

August 31, 2016 - 12:31 PM
 
If You See Muslims Celebrating this 9/11, It’s to Commemorate Abraham’s Sacrifice of… Ishmael

August 31, 2016 - 10:40 AM
 
Arab Terrorist Attacks Aimed at Israelis on Judea, Samaria Roads

August 31, 2016 - 1:28 AM
 
ISIS No. 2, Mohammad al-Adnani, Killed in Aleppo, Syria

August 31, 2016 - 12:40 AM
 
Russia Denies Plan for Israel-Palestinian Authority Summit in Moscow

August 30, 2016 - 11:41 PM
 
High-Speed Chase at Ben Gurion International Airport

August 30, 2016 - 11:09 PM
 
Archaeological Evidence of the Kingdom of David

August 30, 2016 - 10:30 PM
 
Israeli Ministers Advocate for Better Incorporation of Zionism in School Curriculum

August 30, 2016 - 10:01 PM
 
Egypt Opens Rafah-Gaza Crossing for Hajj Pilgrimage to Mecca

August 30, 2016 - 9:48 PM
 
211 New Immigrants Flee to Israel From War-Torn Ukraine

August 30, 2016 - 9:05 PM
 
Rightwing Pundit: A Vote for Donald Trump Is a Vote for Israel’s Enemies

August 30, 2016 - 4:05 PM
 
Netanyahu Responds to UN Special Envoy’s Statement on the “Illegality” of Settlements

August 30, 2016 - 3:28 PM
 
Ousted DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz Facing Florida Primary Challenge Tuesday

August 30, 2016 - 2:50 PM
 
UN Mid-East Peace Envoy Pins Jewish Homes as Source of Strife

August 30, 2016 - 2:11 PM
 
Legal Group Challenging Police on Criminalizing Entry into Judea and Samaria Area B

August 30, 2016 - 12:41 PM
 
Court to Hear Police Request to Bar 6 Youths from Jerusalem

August 30, 2016 - 11:08 AM
 
IDF Demolishes Home of Rabbi Mickey Mark’s Murderer

August 30, 2016 - 10:45 AM
 
Hillary’s Muslim Adviser Huma Abedin Leaving Anthony Weiner

August 30, 2016 - 10:19 AM
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Dr. Daniel Hillel in Jordan
 

Posted on: June 13th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

An 81 year old Israeli scientist whose revolutionary irrigation methods have saved and improved the lives of millions of people throughout the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and South America, has received the prestigious World Food Prize, according to an announcement made by the foundation on Tuesday.

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Posted on: June 13th, 2012

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The head of the Reform movement in Israel was ejected from a discussion on state funding for non-Orthodox rabbis Tuesday. Gilad Kariv, a Reform rabbi and director of the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism, was thrown out of Tuesday’s debate in the Knesset Finance Committee for speaking out of turn and using aggressive language. Kariv […]

Chaplin as "The Great Dictator"
 

Posted on: June 13th, 2012

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"Law and Order SVU" star Richard Belzer is in hot water over what he insists was a comic homage to the late Charlie Chaplin and not, say, an expression of his fealty to the Nazi tradition.

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Posted on: June 13th, 2012

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A Holocaust memorial monument in the southwest of Hungary was desecrated. The perpetrators broke off several parts of the bronze monument, which stands 3 1/2 feet high and is the shape of a large menorah. Hungarian police said they were investigating the incident. The Federation of Jewish Communities in Hungary said the monument was desecrated […]

Russian attack Helicopter.
 

Posted on: June 13th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

"We have confronted the Russians about stopping their continued arms shipments to Syria," Clinton said Tuesday. "We are concerned about the latest information we have that there are attack helicopters on the way from Russia to Syria."

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Jonathan Pollard is awaiting the results of President Peres' appeal to President Obama Wednesday.
 

Posted on: June 13th, 2012

News & ViewsPolitics

A bipartisan letter is circulating in the U.S. House of Representatives soliciting signatures on a letter to President Obama asking him to commute Pollard's sentence to time served. The "Dear Colleague" letter is signed by veteran House members Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Christopher Smith (R-N.J.).

Bubbles on Ben Yehuda
 

Posted on: June 13th, 2012

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

A young woman blowing large soap bubbles in the middle of Ben Yehuda street in Jerusalem. Ben Yehuda Street, known as the “Midrachov,” or pedestrian mall, is a major thoroughfare in downtown Jerusalem, closed to vehicular traffic. The street, named after the reviver of Modern Hebrew, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, runs from the intersection of King George […]

Aliya Incubator's online banner.
 

Posted on: June 12th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

“AI intends to fund dozens of start-ups, bringing them on Aliya to build their dream," says David Goldberger, "starting at $500k per deal for the business launch.”

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Ultra Orthodox Jews in Crown Heights, Brooklyn
 

Posted on: June 12th, 2012

News & ViewsJewish

A study by the UJA-Federation of New York found that the population of the New York Jewish community - comprising the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester - has grown nearly 10% since the last study in 2002. New York City's Jewish population stands at 1,086,000, with 40% identifying themselves as Orthodox, a 7% increase from 2002.

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IDF Deputy Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Yair Naveh.
 

Posted on: June 12th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

IDF Deputy Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Yair Naveh said Monday night that “Syria has the world’s largest arsenal of chemical weapons, along with rockets and missiles that can reach all of Israel." But Palestinian officials criticized the amplified Israeli criticism on Sunday as a tactic to deflect attention from Israel's treatment of the Palestinians and the "moribund peace process."

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City Councilman Charles Barron is causing a rift between NYC Black and Jewish Democrats.
 

Posted on: June 12th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Several current and former New York Jewish elected officials gathered on Monday to denounce the congressional candidacy of Charles Barron for his anti-Israel views. Last week, Barron won the crucial endorsement of his district's retiring Congressman, Edolphus Towns. And this week, Barron was endorsed by the Amsterdam News.

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Posted on: June 12th, 2012

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The father of Toulouse killer Mohammed Merah reportedly is suing police for allegedly murdering his son. Mohamed Benalel Merah filed a lawsuit against the RAID elite police who shot his son. “This is a suit against unnamed persons for murder with aggravating circumstances concerning those who gave the orders at the top of the police,” […]

President Obama at his desk, secure in his status as "natural born citizen."
 

Posted on: June 12th, 2012

News & ViewsYori's News Clips

Believe it or not, the birther effort to de-legitimize the Barack Obama presidency may be officially over. The Supreme Court refused to hear a challenge to Obama's U.S. citizenship and, consequently, to his eligibility to be the country's commander in chief.

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Demonstrators holding up signs calling for Jonathan Pollard's release.
 

Posted on: June 12th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

As President Peres is preparing to appeal to President Obama to grant clemency to convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, a former Israeli ambassador to the U.S. is saying Pollard is the means by which official Washington is punishing Israel for past and present sins.

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Operation Homecoming
 

Posted on: June 12th, 2012

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

South Sudanese illegal migrant workers on their way to the airport, following action by the police immigration unit. The operation is actually dubbed “Chozrim HaBaita” (Homecoming). Give that copywriter a raise for innovation… Estimates are that only some 1,500 South Sudanese citizens reside in Israel, compared with 35,000 infiltrators from Eritrea and 15,000 from the […]

Huddie William Ledbetter (Leadbelly), 1888-1949
 

Posted on: June 12th, 2012

News & ViewsYori's News Clips

My good friend Jonathan Mark posted this video clip on his website on the same day some mad mega-Haredim sprayed Yad Va'Shem with graffiti accusing Zionism of causing the Holocaust. It occurred to me that blues man Leadbelly, who recorded his Hitler tune in 1942, could teach those crazy folks a thing or two about history.

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"Persecuting Jews! You declared war on Hitler in the name of the Jewish people. You brought about the Shoah!"
 

Posted on: June 11th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Early Monday morning, ten pieces of hate graffiti in Hebrew were discovered in the open campus of Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, a prominent segment of it scrawled across the walls of the Warsaw Ghetto Square monument.

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Bibi with leg in a cast Monday afternoon.
 

Posted on: June 11th, 2012

News & ViewsYori's News Clips

During a soccer game on Monday afternoon, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slipped on the grass and stressed a leg tendon. Will Bibi be able to recognize the divine warning that was delivered with his injury?

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Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney leaving a polling station on Super Tuesday
 

Posted on: June 11th, 2012

News & ViewsUS

A week of setbacks for President Obama has the GOP excited about Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney's chances to emerge victorious in November. Rasmussen's most recent poll has Romney leading Obama by one percentage point, which represents a five point swing from May 20, when Obama led Romney, 47%-43%.

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David Arquette putting on tefillin at the Wailing Wall on Monday.
 

Posted on: June 11th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, fashion designer, and occasional professional wrestler David Arquette is in Israel to film a segment in the popular Travel Channel series "Mile High." On Monday he celebrated his bar mitzvah at the Wailing Wall.

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