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In Response to AP Story, Chicago Police, Mayor Emanuel, Promise: We Won’t Spy on...

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy announced in response to an AP Exposé that his department will never conduct blanket surveillance of Muslims the way the New York Police Department had done in Newark, N.J., when he was the chief of police there. Mayor Bloomberg's response to the same AP story was: "We cannot slack in our vigilance. The threat was real. The threat is real. The threat is not going away."

Anti-Semitic Vandalism Follows Soon After UPenn’s Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Conference

Two Philadelphia universities - the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University - have reported being victims of anti-Semitic hate crimes in the wake of the hate-fest known as Israel Apartheid Week that recently took place across North America

Santorum to AIPAC on Super Tuesday: US Must Give Iran an Ultimatum

At a speech before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference, coinciding with the Super Tuesday primaries, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum accused President Barack Obama of appeasement of Iran and urged an ultimatum demanding that it put a stop to its nuclear production immediately, or the US will "tear down" its plants. Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich took a break from their race for votes in the high-stakes primaries to speak to the pro-Israel lobby.

Jewish House Majority Leader Endorses Romney for President

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor: Romney "by far the right man for this historic election and the only one in the race who has put forward these kind of solutions and I believe he can beat Barack Obama."

Experts: Israel’s New Bunker-Busters Can Take Out Iran’s Nuke Plants

Berlin-based researcher Benjamin Weinthal argues that Israel is militarily capable today of launching a successful attack on Iran's nuclear facilities. It would require successive strikes, using GBU-28 bunker busters to knock out Iran's entire nuclear program. Those devastating bombs were delivered to Israel by President Obama, who made good on a promise made by President Bush.

US State Department Actively Promoting Islam in Europe

The French government – which has been trying to reverse the pernicious effects of decades of state-sponsored multiculturalism – expressed dismay at what it called "meddling."

Florida House Passes Religious Law Bill

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- The Florida House of Representatives passed legislation opposed by Jewish and Muslim groups that would ban the application of religious or...

Sen. McCain Urges US to Take Lead in Airstrikes Against Assad Regime

The Senator's position is in stark contrast to the current policy of the Obama administration, which seeks to solve the year-old crisis through diplomatic isolation and a sanctions regime intended to prod Assad into stepping down.

5th Annual New York Peace Film Festival Offers No Attacks on Israel

When a press release from the organizers of the NY Peace Film Festival popped in my email, I naturally braced myself for the usual torrent of anti-Semitic graffiti masked as criticism of Zionism we have learned to expect from any event with the words Peace and Festival in the title. To my very pleasant surprise, someone at the 5th annual festival has decided—imagine!—to dedicate the entire program to films discussing peace efforts around the world.

Bibi: Israel Will Not Allow Those who Seek her Destruction to Possess the Means...

A transcript of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech before the AIPAC Policy Conference Monday.

Jewish Man Harassed Out of Maine Home

The Bangor Daily News reports that the Maine Human Rights Commission found Monday that a Lewiston, Maine, man was harassed out of his home...

Hungarian Jewish Writer Seeking Canadian Asylum May Not Be Jewish

Ákos Kertész, winner of the Hungary's prestigious literary award, arrived in Montreal Sunday seeking asylum, saying elements in his home country are threatening his life. But a fellow Hungarian immigrant says that Kertész may not be Jewish, and Hungarians are angry at him because he called them "genetically servile," comparing them to pigs.

Peres, Bibi, Ask Obama for Pollard’s Release

JTA reports that both Israeli President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week asked President Obama to release convicted spy-for-Israel Jonathan Pollard. Peres...

Florida State Legislature Unanimously Passes Resolution Recognizing Israel’s Right to Judea and Samaria

“The members of [Florida’s Legislature] support Israel in its legal, historical, moral and God-given right of self-governance and self-defense upon the entirety of its own lands, recognizing that Israel is neither an attacking force nor an occupier of the lands of others, and that peace can be afforded the region only through a whole and united Israel governed under one law for all people.”

Egyptian Oil Pipeline in Sinai Blown Up… Again

Once again, the Egyptian oil pipeline to Israel in the Sinai was blown up.

Obama and Netanyahu Meet: Relationship and Differences Unchanged

Obama sought to assure Netanyahu that the United States was keeping the military option against Iran open, and "has Israel's back," and at the same time urged Israel to wait patiently for the sanctions and, possibly, diplomacy, to do their job. Netanyahu, for his part, concentrated on Israel's undeniable right to defend itself against Iran, and reiterated that Israel sees Iran’s nuclear program as a threat to its existence. The problem is, both leaders had held precisely the same positions before and after their meeting. So why meet?

New Group Combating Child Molestation in Ultra Orthodox Enclave

"Magen" is a new Child Protection Agency operating in Ramat Beit Shemesh, whose Haredi vs. National Religious and Secular clamorous encounters made headlines a month or so ago. But Magen deals with a quieter, more sinister aspect of life in this area. Founded two years ago, Magen now reports the presence of at least 36 suspected child abusers in the community of Ramat Beit Shemesh.

Korean Jewish Community Gets First Torah Scroll

The dedication of a new Torah scroll is always a cause for celebration. But for the small yet proud Jewish community in South Korea,...

A Decade after Demise of his Alternative Station, MK Katz Alters Broadcasting Authority...

The Knesset Economic Committee held a heated discussion Monday over the composition of incoming Broadcasting Authority Supervisory Council. MK Jacob Katz argued that the previous text perpetuated a distortion which was causing large communities to feel alienated and segregated from public broadcasting. Ten years ago, Katz's own "Pirate" alternative radio station was taken down in the spirit of that same old law.

Leftist Campaign Against Purim Hits the Web

The internet pamphlet plays on a popular Purim greeting, 'sameach u'mevadech' [happy and humorous], and asks rhetorically if people really know what Purim is about.

Israel’s Exports to Asia Surpass Exports to US For First Time

The Israel Export Research Institute reported that from October 2011 to January 2012, the US share of Israeli exports had drastically declined as compared to the same period the year before. In contrast, Israel's exports to the Asian market have seen healthy growth, with an increase of 9% over the same period, totaling $3.1 billion.

Hanging Out in Judea and Samaria – Tourism in the Biblical Land

Rare landscapes, natural settings, springs, Biblical sites and the largest flying fox in Israel – these are just a few of the attractions you will find on a tour of Judea and Samaria

Texas Orthodox Jewish School Loses Bball Final

The NY Times reports that Robert M. Beren Academy, an Orthodox Jewish high school which succeeded in its appeal to reschedule a semi-final game...

Pro-Palestinian Jewish Author Facing Indian Deportation for Muslim Extremist Ties

After immigrating to Israel from England in 1999 at age 50, Susan Nathan has become an outspoken pro-Palestinian advocate, appearing in the Swedish Human Rights festival and the Stockholm Olof Palme Centre, as well as forums sponsored by the Arab American Association. She came to India for medical treatment, but her visa expired and the government wants her out on suspicion of contact with extremist Muslim organizations.

From Canada, Netanyahu ‘appreciates’ Obama’s Promises on Iran

Canada.com reports that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that he "appreciated" President Barack Obama's statements on Iran and was looking forward...

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