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Israeli police wait inside the arrival terminal at Ben Gurion airport, April 15, 2012. Israeli authorities deployed hundreds of police at the airport, to stop foreign activists taking part in a 'Welcome to Palestine' fly-in.
 

Posted on: April 15th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

The latest Israeli Police figures: 43 activists altogether have been detained at Ben Gurion airport. Out of this number, 31 were transported to the Givon detention facility for processing and 12 were put on returning flights. Nine Israeli activists waving pro-Palestinian banners were detained for questioning.

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Posted on: April 15th, 2012

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Al Ahram reports that the Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission (SPEC) on Saturday disqualified 10 contenders from Egypt’s anticipated presidential elections, including Salafist Hazem Salah Abu-Ismail, former Intelligence boss Omar Suleiman and Muslim Brotherhood financial genius Khairat El-Shater. The body of judges, appointed by the current Egyptian military junta, SCAF (Supreme Council of the Armed Forces), […]

Aron and Ruth Rottenberg. Aaron was burned in 50% of his body for refusing to pray in the Rebbe's synagogue.
 

Posted on: April 15th, 2012

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Shaul Spitzer, 18, who used to be the Skverer Rebbe's Butler, is facing 5-10 years for first-degree assault in his attack on Aron Rottenberg in May, 2011, in New Square, NY. Rottenberg was attacked because he chose not to pray at New Square's main synagogue, under the leadership of the Skverer Rebbe.

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Posted on: April 15th, 2012

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An April 13 short item on the number of inmates in the NYC jail system who receive kosher meals was headlined: "20 inmates fat on glatt." Now, is this a suggestion that City jail kosher meals be made more healthful, perhaps with larger salad portions and less fatty, albeit kosher, meat – or was this a callused NY Post insult to Jewish criminals who are so insolent, they won't even eat pig like a decent Christian convict?

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Pro-Palestinian provocateurs will be handed a leaflet expressing the sentiments of their brief hosts.
 

Posted on: April 15th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Israeli security forces are preparing for a "fly-in" of as many as 2000 pro-Palestinian provocateurs, who will be trying to push their way in front of the cameras at Ben Gurion airport on Sunday. Those activists who will make it through, coming in mostly from Europe, will be turned around and sent right back to their ports of origin, but not before being handed a leaflet expressing the sentiments of their brief hosts.

Foreign Minister of the European Union Catherine Ashton represented the major powers in nuclear negotiations with Tehran.
 

Posted on: April 14th, 2012

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Tehran and the group of 6 (US, Britain, France, Russia, China, and Germany) met in Istanbul on Saturday, ending a 15-month hiatus in talks. "There is a positive atmosphere… contrasting with the last time," EU spokesman Michael Mann stated. An afternoon session on Saturday involved a number of bilateral meetings, but the Iranian delegation rejected the US representatives’ request for a bilateral meeting.

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Posted on: April 14th, 2012

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The website Shalom Toronto reports that Canada’s foreign office will close down the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic development, which two years ago has decided to support B’Tzelem and the two Palestinian human rights organizations Al Chak and Al Mizan. B’Tzelem is an Israeli organization which has been presenting a decidedly pro-Palestinian view […]

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Posted on: April 14th, 2012

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The Guardian reported that Israel has forced the low-cost airline Jet2.com to revoke the tickets of three women from Manchester who were on their way to Bethlehem via Ben Gurion airport this weekend to participate in an assembly of anti-Iaraeli activists. The three women received emails from Jet2.com informing them that the airline will not […]

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Posted on: April 12th, 2012

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JERUSALEM – The latest round of negotiations between the West and Iran, designed to force the latter to abandon its nuclear weapons program, has for now seemingly prevented the IDF from proceeding with what many believe to be its planned preemptive strike against key Iranian nuclear installations.

Egypt National Football Team, presumably in their pro-Israel outfits.
 

Posted on: April 12th, 2012

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This is too funny not to be true. Egypt's national soccer team is "forced" to break the Arab Youth and Sports Ministers’ decision to boycott Adidas, after the sportswear company sponsored the Jerusalem marathon… because the national team do not have an alternative kit to wear. "We have no choice but to wear Adidas in the UAE camp as we don’t have any other outfits," said the team's Executive Director.

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Posted on: April 12th, 2012

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Top U.S. Jewish organizations joined the call on President Obama to release Jonathan Pollard because of his reported illness. “A few months ago we visited Jonathan Pollard in prison and came away concerned about his health and the medical challenges he faced,” said a letter sent this week to Obama from Richard Stone, the chairman […]

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Posted on: April 12th, 2012

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In a letter to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, two congressmen said a medal awarded to veteran journalist Helen Thomas could hurt U.S. assistance to the PA. Reps. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), the chairman of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia, and Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) in their April […]

Jake Gyllenhaal
 

Posted on: April 12th, 2012

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Jake Gyllenhall has reportedly been spotted topping up parking meters to stop the car owners getting a ticket. The 'Brokeback Mountain' star fed his spare change into the strangers' slots when an LA traffic warden was about to ticket them.

Mel Gibson's "Maccabees" was supposed to be "Braveheart" about Jews. If only he liked us…
 

Posted on: April 12th, 2012

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In an explosive letter, Hollywood screenwriter Joe Eszterhas ("Basic Instinct," "Jagged Edge") writes Mel Gibson, Joe is accusing Mel of “hating Jews” and of using him to deflect his anti-Semitic reputation. Eszterhas wrote that Gibson, the director of a sadomasochistic flick about how the Jews killed you-know-who, never actually intended to make the movie about Jewish heroism, titled “The Maccabees.”

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Judge Margaret Marrinan and the Ramsey County courthouse.
 

Posted on: April 11th, 2012

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Judge Margaret Marrinan dismissed a lawsuit looking to force the state of Minnesota to sell the $18 million in Israeli bonds which is held in its portfolio. The Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota published this understatement: "Divesting from the State of Israel, the only true democracy in the Middle East, one of our nation’s strongest allies, and an important trading partner for the State of Minnesota, is wrong."

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Posted on: April 11th, 2012

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Raymond Aubrac, whose parents were sent to Auschwitz, and his wife, were the most celebrated couple of the French resistance, fierce underground fighters against German occupation. Aubrac’s pregnant wife Lucie famously led a daring commando raid to rescue him from the Nazis. AFP reports that President Nicolas Sarkozy paid homage to “a heroic Resistance figure” […]

A Palestinian man walking behind two IDF soldiers at a crossing.
 

Posted on: April 11th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

IDF Soldiers and Military Police on Wednesday arrested a Palestinian armed with seven explosives at the Beka'ot crossing in the Jordan River Valley. The terrorist appeared suspicious and while searching him the soldiers discovered three knives and bullets, as well as the explosives. The terrorist was taken for further investigation by security forces.

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Posted on: April 11th, 2012

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Just ahead of France’s presidential and legislative elections, the conservative French government Wednesday unveiled new counter-terrorism measures intended to restrain visits to extremist websites and travel to weapons-training camps abroad. The new measures will be presented to Parliament in the coming days, and may face resistance from the Socialists, who suggest France already has enough […]

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Posted on: April 11th, 2012

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In the last week, a sting operation took place where an undercover officer, dressed as an Orthodox Jew, drove through A-Tur and was pelted with stones by two youths. They were promptly arrested, and admitted the act under interrogation. Captain Chayun hopes they will be prosecuted.

Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin in his chamber.
 

Posted on: April 11th, 2012

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Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin says elections for Israel's next government will be held this coming September. There's one major reason why Rivlin is interested in going to the voter soon: he hopes that the in the next Knesset he'll get the votes to pass his new bill, seeking to level the playing field between the High Court and the Knesset. He also believes Peres will bring Pollard home.

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