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Posted on: May 31st, 2012

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Israeli startup Umoove will soon offer a gesture-recognition technology for mobile devices that will control and steer devices by reading gentle facial and head movements, according to a report by NoCamels.

Jewish drivers are sometimes endangered when forced to slow down on the roads these days in Israel.  (illustrative only)
 

Posted on: May 31st, 2012

News & ViewsOn Campus / Education

The Boston-based group took the pro-Israel community by surprise this year when it released a report in February titled “A Burning Campus? Rethinking Israel Advocacy at America’s Universities and Colleges.” The report, or "white paper," outlined a significant departure from the organization's divisive and hard-line history.

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The 12th boundary stone from Tel Gezer, discovered over a decade before this latest find. The bilingual boundary stone features Greek and Hebrew text with personal and geographical titles.
 

Posted on: May 31st, 2012

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Archaeologists working at the Biblical site of Tel Gezer discovered a boundary stone inscribed with both Greek and Hebrew text dating to the period of conflict between the Seleucids and the Maccabees.

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Posted on: May 31st, 2012

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President Obama celebrated the values of communities petitioning government at a White House reception honoring Jewish American Heritage Month. “We don’t just celebrate all that American Jews have done for our country; we also look toward the future,” he said. “And as we do, I know that those of you in this room, but folks […]

Left to right: AJ Buckley, Omar Benson Miller, and Jonathan Togo.
 

Posted on: May 31st, 2012

News & ViewsMedia

Four leading actors from the hit shows CSI:NY and CSI:Miami are touring Israel as guests of the Tourism Ministry. Jonathan Frederick Togo and Omar Benson Miller (stars of CSI: Miami) and Carmine Giovinazzo and AJ Buckley (stars of CSI: NY), will visit Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, the Dead Sea and Masada and the Galilee.

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk is angry at Obama.
 

Posted on: May 31st, 2012

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Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk demanded a more "explicit reaction" to Obama's "Polish death camp" comment. Poland fears being sued for billions of dollars worth of property appropriated from Jews.

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce John Bryson.
 

Posted on: May 31st, 2012

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The Commerce Department's Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) published a notice regarding a petition it received on January 11, 2012 from the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), requesting formal designation of Arab-Americans as a minority group that is socially or economically disadvantaged.

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Posted on: May 31st, 2012

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

Camouflaged IDF fighter jets fly low and fast inside the Ramon Crater in the Negev Desert. Hundreds of millions of years ago, the Negev desert was covered by an ocean. Slowly, it receded northwards, leaving behind a hump-shaped hill. The hump was slowly flattened by water and climatic forces. Five million years ago, give or […]

Northern Command Chief Maj. Gen. Yair Golan.
 

Posted on: May 31st, 2012

News & ViewsIsraelIDF & Security

"Iran is here," said Northern Command Chief Maj. Gen. Yair Golan, "its negative influence is significant in the Gaza Strip, in Lebanon and in Syria." He also warned, "al-Qaeda might attack Israel in time." Meanwhile, an Iranian official threatens that a Syrian war would "engulf" Israel.

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Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast.
 

Posted on: May 30th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

According to a report in the semi-official Fars News Agency, Iran's foreign ministry has blamed Israel for the recent massacre of Syrian civilians in Houla, claiming that “we palpably feel the Zionist regime's hand in Syria's internal developments."

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) with Israeli President Shimon Peres during a meeting in the Oval Office.
 

Posted on: May 30th, 2012

News & ViewsYori's News Clips

Of course, it's just a typo, but, you know, come to think of it, wouldn't many of us have preferred it if Shimon were to do what he does on the other side of the pond?

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Men laying tefillin on the streets of Tel Aviv
 

Posted on: May 30th, 2012

News & ViewsIsraelReligious & Secular in Israel

For many Tel Avivians, this past Shavuot seemed different. More than just another day to hit the beaches, and maybe indulge in some cheesecake, Israel's "White City" was dotted with groups celebrating the religious and spiritual aspect of the seminal holiday.

Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak warned Palestinians of a one-sided Israeli pullout.
 

Posted on: May 30th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

The "warnings" coming these days from Netanyahu and Barak do not threaten Israel's Palestinian partners that—should they fail to negotiate in good faith—they would lose their chance for a state. Both leaders seem to have embraced the two-state option as the only possible course of action.

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Reform Jewish Service Wikipedia
 

Posted on: May 30th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

The Israeli government announced on Tuesday that, for the first time, it will pay the salaries of a small number of Reform and Conservative rabbis who are considered leaders in their communities, and will also recognize them as rabbis.

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The Fogel Family home.
 

Posted on: May 30th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

A year after the devastating Fogel family massacre – Itamar is still strong and growing.

Cafe Hillel Bombing 2003
 

Posted on: May 30th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

The bodies of terrorists killed during terror attacks which murdered hundreds of Israelis will be transferred to the Palestinian Authority this week as a gesture to President Mahmoud Abbas, according to Ynet on Tuesday.

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Posted on: May 30th, 2012

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An Israeli military court Tuesday sentenced  Bassem al-Tamimi, a 45 year old Palestinian man who encourages Palestinian youth to attack Israeli soldiers with projectiles, was sentenced to 13 months in jail. Al-Tamimi, who garnered the support of the European Union, which criticized Israel for imprisoning him, was released after the trial, having served all 13 […]

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The team behind JobsMiner.com in the company's headquarters in Kiryat Ono, Israel.
 

Posted on: May 30th, 2012

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Utilizing social networking as its base, Jobsminer.com is the only job search engine that aggregates jobs in real time from social networks including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus, and more.

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Posted on: May 30th, 2012

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The Israeli government will begin paying non-Orthodox rabbis and recognizing them as community leaders. The attorney general’s office advised the Supreme Court Tuesday that Reform and Conservative rabbis in some parts of Israel will be recognized as “rabbis of non-Orthodox communities” and will receive wages equal to those of their Orthodox counterparts. Only rabbis in […]

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Posted on: May 30th, 2012

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Honeymooning Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his bride, Priscilla Chan, paid $40 for lunch at a Jewish restaurant in Rome’s historic ghetto but did not leave a tip, according to Italian media. Newspapers ran pictures of what they said was the billionaire couple’s bill at the Nonna Betta restaurant — Jewish style artichokes and fried […]

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