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Givati Officer Seriously Injured in Gaza Terror Attack (Updated)

7 Heshvan 5773 – October 23, 2012
A Golani Officer injured near the Gaza fence on Tuesday morning. His unit was checking the path for bombs when the officer was injured in a terror attack. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that "Israel will respond very harshly to this entire chain of terror."

Topics For Third Presidential Debate – This One’s On Foreign Policy

7 Heshvan 5773 – October 22, 2012
The issue of what happened in Benghazi, Libya in September 11, 2012 is likely to come up in at least one if not several of the different topic areas. President Obama will seek to put a definitive end to the questioning about how his administration handled the crisis, and presidential-hopeful Mitt Romney will seek to lay out the inconsistencies in the narratives presented by this administration over the course of the six weeks since the tragedy.

Jimmy Carter: Palestinian State “Unviable”

Jimmy is back, and once again he's telling us it's all our fault.
Rabbi Bernhard Rosenberg

The Sheer, Small-L Liberalism of ‘Rabbis for Romney’

When you talk to the man behind that organization, you discover that not only is he not lonely, he is not a particularly partisan individual.
Years ago, I shot this image for the Grand Street News from a high floor of the Seward Park co-op on Grand Street. I believe it captures some of the Art Deco beauty of this edifice.

New Yorkers Get Together to Save a Distinctly Jewish Architectural Gem

The Bialystoker Nursing Home, with its distinctive orange brick and Art Deco façade, has been shut down for a year.
An IDF Navy Missile Boat armed with anti-ship missiles.

Israel Negotiating Acquisition of 4 Missile Boats from S. Korea

This deal, one of several large scale defense deals being carried out between Israel and this Asian country, is expected to repair the damage caused to the cooperation between the two countries after Israel’s purchase of training planes a few months ago from Italy rather than from South Korea

In Public Prayer Morsi Appeals to Allah to ‘Deal with the Jews’ (Video)

Egypt’s Channel 1 broadcast a video of Egyptian Cleric Futouh Abd Al-Nabi Mansour, Head of Religious Endowment of the Matrouh Governorate leading an Islamic prayer service attended by Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, during which he asked Allah to kill all the Jews and all of their allies around the world. Appearing earnest in prayer, Morsi sat cross-legged, eyes closed, open raised raised in front of him, listening and answering “amen” as Mansour led a large group of worshipers in the October 19 prayer.

Israel’s Elbit Wins $17.5 Million Boeing Contract

Defense electronics manufacturer and integrator Elbit Systems of America, established and based in Haifa, has announced that it has won a $17.5 million contract to redesign and upgrade the Apache Longbow (AH-64D Block III) mission processor for the Boeing Company.

IAF Kills Two Terrorists Preparing to Launch Rockets From Gaza

The Israel Air Force killed two terrorists preparing to launch rockets against Israeli civilians from Gaza.

January Elections Budget Approved in Israel

The Central Elections Commission approved a budget for the upcoming elections on Sunday.

Israeli Company Wins FDA Approval For Bone Cancer Treatment

Israeli med-tech company InSightec Image Guided Treatment has announced that it has been approved for US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) premarketing of its ExAblate targeted focused ultrasound treatment for the removal of bone tumors.
Labor party leader Shelly Yachimovich may be facing her first serious crisis.

First Crisis for Yachimovich: Kibbutzim Threatening to Leave Labor

Should the Yacimovich proposal be accepted in a procedural vote at the party conference by the end of the month, it will guarantee both sectors only one Knesset seat, in place of the two seats which traditionally have gone to them. According to the kibbutz movement leadership, such a move may result in their abandoning the party with which they have been strongly identified over the years.

Rally Backing Jewish Community Held in Malmo

Malmo Mayor Ilmar Reepalu was among some 300 marchers who demonstrated in the Swedish city in support of the Jewish community.

Prime Minister’s Health Report

As he does every year, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu informs the public on the state of his health.

V’ten Tal Umatar Livracha Starting Tonight in Israel

As of tonight, which is Monday according to the secular calendar but already Tuesday (Yom Shlishi, the 7th of Cheshvan) in the Jewish calendar,...
4 out of 11 Al Qaeda Terror Suspects

Jordan: We Stopped an al-Qaeda Plot against Western Diplomats and Commerce

6 Heshvan 5773 – October 21, 2012
The Jordanian General Intelligence Department has foiled a major terrorist plot which was in the planning and preliminary stages, according to the Petra news agency. The plot, by a group of 11 terrorists associated with Al Qaeda, was designed to target and carry out attacks against vital targets in Jordan including shopping centers, residential areas, diplomats and foreign nationals.

Awarta Arabs Return to Itamar, Site of the Fogel Massacre

The IDF escorted Arab olive harvesters from Awarta into the town of Itamar, Residents of the town of Awarta were responsible for the Fogel massacre in March 2011, and had previously used the olive harvest to survey the town ahead of the terror attack.

Mount of Olives Trees Are World’s Oldest

Tests conducted on olive trees on Jerusalem's historic Mount of Olives are the oldest known trees in the world, according to a study released on Friday conducted by the National Research Council of Italy Trees and Timber Institute.

Report: White House Has Secret Plan to Negotiate With Iran

“It’s not true that the United States and Iran have agreed to one-on-one talks or any meeting after the American elections a National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said following the publication of a New York Times report saying the White House and Iran agreed to hold direct negotiations over its nuclear program after election day.

Hamas Releases Gilad Shalit Film

On the one-year anniversary of the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Hamas has released a film describing the Israeli soldier's abduction in 2006.

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