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Students Ask, ‘Where Was The NY Times During The Holocaust?’

Last April, NYU student Emily Harrold embarked on the production of a film exploring why The New York Times under-reported the Holocaust during the 1940s. Now, a little less than a year later, the project has expanded to more than twenty students.

Knesset Debates Haredi Service After Tal Law Annulled

The Knesset has quickly assumed a proactive role in filling the void left by the the Israeli High Court's decision to annul the Tal Law. Two bills pertaining to mandatory service were already debated and voted upon today, Opposition chairwoman Tzipi Livni continued to blast the low enlistment rate of the Haredi population, and FM Avigdor Lieberman pledged to propose more legislation on the matter in the future.

Alan Gross Revelations Could Hamper Campaign For His Release

WASHINGTON – For the Jews of Cuba, it was the ultimate Internet connection. The high-tech equipment that U.S. contractor Alan Gross brought with him to Cuba in 2009 to help connect local Jews to the Internet reportedly included a SIM card that makes it almost impossible to track satellite signals and is generally unavailable to civilians, even in the United States.

Israel, UN, Worried about Growing Hizbollah Base in West Africa

Israel's Ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor warned the UN Security Council Tuesday that Hizbollah was increasing its power base in western Africa. UN...

Journalist: Secular Fear of Haredim Drove Court’s Rule on Service Deferments

Journalist and radio host Israel Gelis offers the Haredi point of view on the Supreme Court's decision to kill the Tal Law, which served as a moderate avenue for Haredim to join modern Israeli society, while holding on to their unique values.

Jews Up in Arms over Revisionist Israeli Historian’s Visit to Fresno State

Ilan Pappé is one of Israel's "New Historians" who blame the state's founders of committing a well planned ethnic cleansing to drive the Arabs out of the promised land. Now three California state schools are featuring his lectures and the local Jewish community is not amused.

Mets First Win of 2012 Is Over Kosher Dogs

Brooklyn Federal Judge Jack Weinstein ruled that the NY Mets have the right to restrict Kosher Sports Inc. from selling their products on the Jewish Sabbath, citing a contract between the two entities that does not explicitly guarantee weekend sales

Iran Blocks Access to Nuke Facilities, IAEA Leaves

According to news agencies, after two days of talks on Iran’s nuclear program, UN nuclear experts have left Tehran without reaching a deal, adding...

King Abdullah II to US Jews: Peace Delay Israel’s Fault

The Jordinian state news agency Petra says His Majesty King Abdullah II told a delegation of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish...

Azerbaijan Arrests Iranian Terror Cell

Azerbaijan's security agency said Tuesday it arrested a suspected terrorist group working for Iran. This is the second such claim this year, as tensions...

Mueller Appeased Arab Groups on 1000 “Offensive” FBI Documents

It turns out the FBI is using training materials that are inaccurate and offensive to Muslims. So the bureau's chief told an assembly of Muslim organizations about the removal of about 1 percent of the total number of training documents produced by the FBI. Except it also turns out that some of the folks Mueller assembled were not themselves so inoffensive…

Israel’s Supreme Court Dismisses Law Absolving Yeshiva Students from Army

A majority of Israel's Supreme Court judges on Tuesday accepted petitions against the Tal Law, which provides an exemption from military service to yeshiva...

Rabbi Lau Pens Poignant Letter Protesting Tel Aviv Decision to Run Buses on Shabbat

Tel Aviv Chief Rabbi Lau responds with dismay to a resolution passed by the Tel Aviv-Jaffa City Council to operate public transportation on Shabbat. He appealed to Mayor Ron Huldai, who supported the resolution, not to "allow the candle of Shabbat to burn out."

‘Caliphate Conference’ Seeks to Islamize Europe, US

The explicit aim of the Istanbul Process -- currently backed by the Obama administration -- is to make it an international crime to criticize Islam.

State Relents, Khader Adnan Ends 65-day Hunger Strike

Ranking Islamic Jihad official Khader Adnan has ended his 65-day hunger strike after the State Prosecutor announced that under current circumstances, it would not...

Jewish Group Visiting Temple Mount Pelted with Rocks, Shoes

Rocks and shoes were hurled from a mosque as police escorted a Jewish group that was visiting the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. One police officer...

Court clears Orthodox Jew for not carrying ID on Sabbath

(JTA) -- An Orthodox Jew was found not guilty by a Hague appeals court of failing to produce an ID card on the Sabbath. The man...

Americans Rank Iran as Top US Enemy

According to a Gallup poll released Monday, Americans rank Iran as the US'  top enemy. The poll, which was conducted February 2-5, asked: "What one...

Iran Military Chief: We Will Take Preemptive Action if Threatened

The deputy chief of Iran's armed forces said that Iran would take pre-emptive action against its enemies if it felt its national interests were...

IDF Thwarts Major Terror Attack on Israel-Egypt Border

The IDF and Israel Police uncovered a powerful explosive device overnight while on an anti-smuggling operation. According to the IDF Spokesperson, "Israeli forces that were...

Egypt Bans Swedish NGO worker From Leaving Country

A Swedish NGO worker was prevented from boarding a flight from Egypt to Cyprus Monday. According to Cairo International Airport Authorities, Jean Eric was on...

Tel Aviv Chief Rabbi Implores Tel Aviv Mayor Not to Operate Buses on Shabbat

Tel Aviv Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau expressed "pain and disappointment" in a resolution by the Tel Aviv-Jaffa city council seeking permission to operate...

Kosher Food Vendor Suing the Mets

one might ask why, if you go out to the ballgame on a Friday night instead of hitting the nearest shul for Kabbalat Shabbat, you would need your hot dogs to be kosher? But that's not what this high-powered law suit is about...

One Right- One Left-Wing New Supreme Court Judges to Be Sworn In Today

Two of the four new judges appointed to Israel's Supreme Court will be inaugurated this morning at the President's Residence in Jerusalem, just a...

2012 Sees Lowest Number of IDF Recruits

The IDF website reports a decline in the number of army recruits this year, pinning the lowest recruitment rate in eight years on slower...

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