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UN Watch: Iran Elected to UN Arms Trade Treaty Post

Iran was elected to a top post on the UN Arms Trade Treaty conference, UN Watch revealed on Sunday. The Geneva-based human rights group is calling on UN chief Ban Ki-moon, who addressed the conference on the same day, to condemn the selection of the Tehran regime.

Jewish Magazine: Hitler Protected his Jewish WW1 Commander

Adolf Hitler ordered that the Jewish commander of his army unit during World War I not be persecuted or deported, a German-Jewish publication reported. Susanne...

Haredim Offer to Purchase Jerusalem Soccer Team, Impose Weekday Only Schedule

Chairman of the Beitar Jerusalem soccer club Itzik Kornfein said in an interview to Israel TV's sports channel that a number of Haredi businessmen have expressed their desire to invest money in his team, on one condition: that Beitar would not play on Shabbat.

Israel to Support New Immigrant College Students

Israel's government has budgeted more than $10 million to provide college scholarships and Hebrew language schools to new immigrants. The Cabinet decision Sunday to continue...

Judge Lets 2nd Avenue Deli Keep Instant Heart Attack Sandwich

Warm up the defibrillator, the Instant Heart Attack Sandwich has life at New York's 2nd Avenue Deli. A U.S. District Court Judge in Manhattan ruled...

Obama Invites Egypt’s President – Morsi Likely to Seek Freedom for ‘Blind Sheikh’

President Barack Obama has invited his newly elected Egyptian counterpart Mohamed Morsi to visit the US for an official visit in September. Deputy Secretary of State William Perez said he delivered this message during his meetings with Morsi on Sunday. One of the issues Morsi is certain to bring up as part of the preparation for his visit, would be his pledge to seek the release of Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman from U.S. custody.

Barney Frank Weds Lover in Massachusetts

Jewish Democratic Congressman from Massachusetts Barney Frank, 72, wed his male partner of five years, carpenter James Ready, 42, in a private ceremony on...

$100,000 in Gold Found in Israel Crusader Fortress

One of the largest-ever gold caches located in Israel was discovered by Tel Aviv University and the Nature and Parks Authority in a dig in the Apollonia National Park near Herzliya.

IBM Haifa Developing Real-Time Shopping App

IBM in Haifa is developing a a new augmented-reality mobile shopping app to enable retailers to personalize customers’ shopping experiences from their smart phones and tablets.

PM Rallies Likud MKs to Find Haredi Army Service Solution

As the deadline for the renewal of the Tal Law approaches and tens of thousands of people rallied to demand that all citizens of Israel perform national service, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened a meeting of the Likud Knesset faction to discuss ways to include Hareidim in national and military service. With his party in agreement, the prime minister is on his way to drafting new legislation.

Two Injured From Arab Rock Throwing

In an Arab rock throwing incident Sunday morning near Michmas in the Binyamin region, three cars were damaged and two Israelis were injured. One of...

‘Even Handed’ UN Mission to Probe How Jews Affect Palestinians

UNHRC on Friday named three women to the panel, one accused Israel of "total discrimination," another's sister served on the Goldstone commission.

Thousands of Reservists Rally for Equal Share of Military Burden

Keynote speaker former GSS chief Yuval Diskin said: "I served this country for thirty-seven years with love and with hope, and throughout these long years I did not even once, even for one moment, feel that I was a sucker. When I joined, almost everyone enlisted, but when I got out I discovered that we are close to the point where almost no one is enlisting. And that's the whole story."

Over 10,000 People Sign Petition Against German Ban of Bris Mila

On Saturday Night, July 8th, the 10,000 person signed the petition against the German court's ban on Brit Mila. The petition can be found here:...

Milan’s Jews Condemn Meeting of Right-Wing Movements

Milan’s Jewish community has condemned a meeting of European extreme right-wing movements held at a Milan hotel Friday and Saturday. In a statement, the Milan...

UN Sending Fact-Finding Mission to Jewish Settlements

The United Nations' top human rights body has appointed three independent experts to conduct a fact-finding mission on how Israel's Jewish settlements affect Palestinians. The...

Students Fined for Anti-Semitic Taunts and Egg-Throwing

Four students were fined for throwing raw eggs and shouting anti-Semitic taunts at groups of Jews in Northwest London. The students were each fined $642,...

UPDATE: New Motion: Presbyterian BDS Vote to be Reconsidered – Failed Again

Update #2: Motion to reconsider - Failed ------------------- Update #1: A motion to reconsider the BDS divestment from Israel vote has been made and seconded at...

To the Chagrin of Some Jews, Presbyterians Denounce Divestment – #BDSFail

Once again, the BDS movement did not have a victory to claim. But we must not ignore Jewish organizations and individuals dreaming of strangling Israel's economy.

NJDC Calls on Romney to Return ‘Adelson’s Tainted Money Immediately’

NJDC President David Harris says Sheldon Adelson's money is bad because the casino magnate approved of prostitution at his China properties.

Hillary to Visit Israel, PA, Egypt – Audience with Morsi Not Certain

The announcement of Clinton's visit comes just after news earlier this week that Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, would visit Israel this summer. "As part of her ongoing consultations with senior Palestinian and Israeli leaders, the Secretary will also meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas" – in Paris. But the State Dept. is vague on a meeting with newly elected Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi.

Young Israel Head Pesach Lerner Steps Down

Rabbi Pesach Lerner will step down as head of the National Council of Young Israel, the organization said. Lerner decided not to resume his role...

US Presbyterians Say No to Israel Divestment

The AP reported that on Thursday night, the largest Presbyterian group in the United States rejected by a razor-thin margin a proposal to divest...

Libby Kahane Questioned by Israeli Police

Libby Kahane, widow of Rabbi Meir Kahane HY"D, was questioned by police this week after her grandson, Meir Ettinger broke his bail conditions last...

It’s the Dreams, Stupid

Jeremy Gimpel and Ari Abramowitz gave a Bayit Yehudi Party and many "Anglos" showed up. It started up looking too much like a late-night TV show, but then it got more interesting when they brought out two of the candidates running for head of the party: Naftali Bennett and Daniel Hershkowitz took the stage and started dreaming in earnest.

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