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For eight years, the bridge leading up to Temple Mount was in danger of collapsing.

Arab Temple Mount Keepers Accuse Israel of Plot to Replace Mosques with… Ladies Synagogue

12 Tishri 5773 – September 27, 2012
The aim of the Israelis, according to this group, is to transform these areas into segregated prayer enclosures and synagogues for Jewish women.

Alabama Man Indicted For Threatening to Kill Obama

A Birmingham, Alabama man was indicted Wednesday for posting threats to the life of President Barack Obama on Twitter.
German Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger initiated pro-circumcision legislation.

Germany Initiating Pro-Circumcision Legislation

A spokesman for German Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger said his office is working on an outline for new legislation that will permit circumcision of minor males after a controversial court decision in the summer that criminalized the rite.
Rep. Henry Waxman (D Ca., on right) with PM Netanyahu and Senator Carl Levin (D Mi., on left).

Jewish House Dems Support Obama’s Refusal to Meet Netanyahu, Warn Bibi to Cool It

California representative Henry Waxman blamed PM Netanyahu for negative press Obama sustained as a result of his refusal to rearrange his schedule to meet with the Israeli leader during the recent UN General Assembly convention in New York. Massachusetts representative Barney Frank said the fallout over the meeting indicates that “Maybe Netanyahu’s for Romney. And he’s making a mistake if he is.”

Statement from PM Netanyahu on the Eve of his UN Speech

"Citizens of Israel, Tonight, I am leaving for New York to represent the State of Israel at the United Nations. On the issue of Iran, we...

Baltimore Sun Features Sports Fans’ High Holidays Dilemma

An article in the Baltimore Sun featured the conflict fans of the Baltimore Orioles have with the yearly Yom Kippur observance, showcasing how lovers of baseball keep their finger on the pulse of sports as the Day of Atonement takes place.

Jewish Cemetery South of Prague Vandalized

The Jewish cemetery south of Prague has been vandalized, with over 26 tombstones being knocked over, according to Czech police.

Clinton Asking Egypt’s Morsi to Improve Ties with Israel

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asked Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to improve ties with Israel. Clinton made the request during a meeting Monday with...

Obama tells UN a Nuclear Iran Threatens Israel’s Existence

President Obama told the United Nations that "containment" of a nuclear Iran is not an option and it would pose an existential threat to...
Prof. Alan Dershowitz

Abbas Endorses Dershowitz’s Settlement Freeze Offer – Someone Should Tell the Settlers

11 Tishri 5773 – September 26, 2012
Abbas and his senior negotiator, Saeb Erekat, reacted with keen interest to a proposal that Dershowitz first made in January.

Syrian Rocket Hits Israel on Yom Kippur

A Syrian rocket, launched between the Syrian army and the Syrian rebels ended up hitting the Israeli side of the Golan Heights on Wednesday...

From Quaker High School to the IDF: Profile of a Lone Soldier

10 Tishri 5773 – September 25, 2012
Goldstein was raised in a Jewish-conservative household in Philadelphia, attending the Jewish elementary school of Solomon Schechter and Camp Rama in the summers. He chose to go to the Quaker Friends’ Central High School in part because of the school’s focus on athletics, but also in order to broaden his horizons.

Campus Activists Give Ahmadinejad an #UNwelcome Reception

Israel advocates have made it clear that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s visit to the United Nations will not go unnoticed. In response to Ahmadinejad’s presence at this week’s General Assembly meeting in New York, more than 15 campuses across the country have joined an awareness campaign sponsored by Hasbara Fellowships.

Despite Egyptian Military Buildup, Israel Will Adhere To Accords

Despite the deteriorating security situation along the Egyptian-Israeli border, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has rejected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s request to reconsider the terms of the 1979 Camp David Accords. Morsi wants a substantial increase in the number of Egyptian tanks and armored divisions to patrol what has seemingly become the lawless Sinai Peninsula.

Romney’s Remarks On Peace Prospects Draw Muted Response From Jewish Groups

WASHINGTON – Mitt Romney’s less than optimistic take on Israeli-Palestinian peace prospects drew some media attention but not much noise from centrist Jewish groups.
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Five Pairs of Brothers and Sisters Make Aliyah and Enlist in the Army...

Every year, young soldiers from overseas are enlisted into the Israeli Defense Forces through the Garin Tzabar program. The distance from their families and friends combined with the acclimation to their new country makes their service especially challenging. This year, however, at least for five pairs of brothers from the United States and Australia, the experience should be somewhat less difficult.

Many Gazans Less Than Peachy About Fruit Import Ban

With the exception of bananas and apples, fruit will no longer be brought from Israel to Gaza is, according to the Agriculture Ministry on Monday.

Olmert “Standing Tall” After Receiving Commuted Sentence

Former prime minister Ehud Olmert told a press conference Monday that he leaves court “standing tall” after being handed a one year suspended sentence and a fine of NIS 75,300 for breaching the public trust in what has been called the “Investment Center Affair”.

Icelanders Ready for Yom Kippur

Chabad-Lubavitch rabbinical students are on the ground in Iceland finishing up preparations for one of the northernmost celebrations of Yom Kippur in the world....

Israel’s UN Envoy Leaves Session in Protest When A-Jad Takes Podium

Israel's UN envoy Ron Prosor left a UN session on Monday in protest when Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took the podium. Ahmadinejad was present to speak about the rule of law in a session on the subject.

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