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Posted on: May 11th, 2012

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Polish director Roman Polanski’s next film will be a political thriller based on the Dreyfus Affair. The acclaimed director announced Wednesday that the new film, titled "D," will reunite the team that produced his award-winning film "Ghost Writer."

Playing nice: Prime Minister Netanyahu shaking hands with PA President Abbas, under the supervision of Secretary of State Clinton in Washington, DC, September 2010.
 

Posted on: May 11th, 2012

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Early this week, the Obama administration was ready to give up on its "haggling" with Netanyahu's government, abandoning its effort to renew the freezing of Jewish settlement construction. Then came the Netanyahu-Mofaz deal, guaranteeing the PM the support of 94 MKs. Hours later, a call came from Secretary of State Clinton, urging Netanyahu to use his new clout to advance the two-state solution.

Morning prayer during a trip to the Himalayas, organized by Chabad of Dharamsala, India. Rabbi Hanan Herbst was detained for interrogation at Ben Gurion upon returning from India.
 

Posted on: May 11th, 2012

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Chabad emissary Rabbi Hanan Herbst returned with his wife and children Thursday morning from half a year of outreach work in India and was arrested at Ben-Gurion airport in Lod. Herbst learned that the investigation concerned the publication of articles supposedly calling for violence, in “HaKol HaYehudi” ("The Jewish Voice") more than a year ago.

Mekhi Phifer ('ER') Checks Out the Cobra
 

Posted on: May 11th, 2012

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Mekhi Phifer is no stranger to fake action, having portrayed Dr. Greg Pratt on NBC’s medical drama “ER,” FBI agent Ben Reynolds on Fox’s “Lie to Me,” and CIA agent Rex Matheson in “Torchwood: Miracle Day.” This week, Mekhi had a rare opportunity to try the reral thing, on a vist to an IAF base […]

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Posted on: May 10th, 2012

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The Daily Caller reports that Governor Mitt Romney is quickly consolidating the Republican base to support him in November. His speech this weekend at Liberty University illustrates provides an opportunity for Romney to get closer to a segment of the Right which may instinctively be repelled by the candidate’s Mormon affiliation. Liberty University is the […]

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Posted on: May 10th, 2012

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Israel’s Cabinet will meet in a special session to discuss legalizing the Ulpana Hill Neighborhood in Judea and Samaria, in response to a Supreme Court ruling calling for its demolition. The meeting will be held Friday, a day after National Union faction leader Ya’akov Katz (Ketzaleh) and Zevulun Orlev of the Jewish Home faction each […]

Rabbi (r.) and Mrs. (l.) David Fuld with Professor Ephrat Levy Lahad (c.) in Shaarei Tzedek's PGD laboratory
 

Posted on: May 10th, 2012

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"Be fruitful and multiply" (Genesis 1:28) says God in his first command to humanity. Thanks to the vision and donations of Rabbi David and Anita Fuld, Shaarei Tzedek is the world leader in helping families who would otherwise never even dream of having healthy children.

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Stop-over refreshment station
 

Posted on: May 10th, 2012

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To properly combat thThe phenomenon of tired drivers on Lag Ba'Omer, police officers from the Jordan Valley region, in conjunction with volunteers and the local municipality, have initiated a stop-over refreshment station on one of the main routes from Meron.

Egyptian Cleric Safwat Higazi
 

Posted on: May 10th, 2012

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Cleric Safwat Higazi: "Our capital shall not be Cairo, Mecca, or Medina. It shall be Jerusalem, Allah willing. Our cry shall be: 'Millions of martyrs march toward Jerusalem! Millions of martyrs march toward Jerusalem!"

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An apartment in Israel 's northern city of Kiryat Shmona, minutes after an Hezbollah rocket attack during the 2006 Second Lebanese War. IDF Intelligence has been reassessing the threat to Israel as political realities shift rapidly in the region.
 

Posted on: May 10th, 2012

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The regional instability has changed Israel's security outlook in a number of ways, said Chief Intelligence Officer Brigadier General Ariel Karo, most notably in recent months in the Sinai Peninsula. Moreover, he said, the nature of the IDF's enemies is not always entirely clear, with the lines between military and terrorist groups blurred.

Muslim women in Gaza
 

Posted on: May 10th, 2012

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Hamas's Islamic Endowment Ministry has been known to deploy a special committee known as the Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice to enforce Muslim codes of behavior. Members preach at public places to warn of the dangers of immodest dress, card playing and dating.

A formation of UFOs in Israel's sky, Wednesday night.
 

Posted on: May 10th, 2012

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Moti Gaber, a resident of Kfar Yonah, a suburb of Netanya, Israel, was coming home with his son Wednesday night around 8:00 from the Lag Ba'Omer festivities, when he saw something quite literally out of this world.

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Posted on: May 10th, 2012

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Celebrity hairstylist Vidal Sassoon, who was committed to fighting anti-Semitism and fought in Israel’s War of Independence, has died. Sassoon died Wednesday in his Los Angeles home. He was 84. He had been battling leukemia, according to the Los Angeles Times. In 1982, he established the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism […]

U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer aircraft prepares to refuel from a KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft. The new House legislation provides Israel with "air refueling tankers, missile defense capabilities, and specialized munitions."
 

Posted on: May 10th, 2012

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The United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012 passed by a vote of 411-2. In addition to expanding military cooperation between the two countries, the legislation states that it will be U.S. policy to provide Israel with essential military capabilities to preserve its qualitative military edge in the region.

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Posted on: May 10th, 2012

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Some 354,000 visitors arrived in Israel in April 2012, 19% more than in April 2011 and 12% more than in April 2010, Israel’s record tourism year. The number of incoming tourists reached 296,000 in April 2012, 13% more than during the same period last year and 11% more than in April 2010. “The consistent increases […]

Bonfires of the Faithful
 

Posted on: May 10th, 2012

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Jews of every age and religious denomination across Israel celebrated the holiday of Lag Ba’Omer Wednesday night lighting bonfires and celebrating. The holiday commemorates the end of a plague which decimated thousands in Eretz Israel in the Second Century. The day is also accepted as the yahrzeit of Talmudic sage Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai. Jewish […]

President Barack Obama on Wednesday reversed his position on same-sex marriage.
 

Posted on: May 9th, 2012

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President Obama on Wednesday went on the record with a statement that he now supports same-sex marriage, a reversal of his longstanding opposition. While US public opinion on this issue has seemingly reached a point of no return, the debate within Orthodox Judaism has centered on accepting gays rather than legitimizing the gay agenda. But a few cracks have appeared even in that wall.

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Posted on: May 9th, 2012

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton that Iran must agree to halt all uranium enrichment in upcoming talks. Ashton was in Jerusalem on Wednesday to brief Netanyahu in the run-up to the second round of nuclear talks with Iran scheduled for May 23 in Baghdad. Netanyahu also accused Iran […]

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Posted on: May 9th, 2012

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The WSJ today reported that the bomber whose plot to blow up a jetliner was foiled was a double agent, providing “vital information” to U.S. and Arab intelligence agencies, this according to officials who celebrated a successful infiltration of al Qaeda’s “most dangerous branch.” The news came one day after the Central Intelligence Agency, working […]

Russian President Medvedev and Iranian President Ahmadinejad
 

Posted on: May 9th, 2012

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According to the contract signed in 2007, Russia committed to supplying Iran with at least five S-300 air-defense systems. But Russian President Dmitry Medvedev declared in September 2010 that selling the missile systems to Iran would contravene UN Security Council Resolution 1929.

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