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Tu b’Av Love and the Power of “Shema”
 
Body of Terrorist Returned for Funeral

August 24, 2016 - 4:44 PM
 
10 PA Police Vehicles Storm into Eastern Jerusalem in Pursuit of Suspects

August 24, 2016 - 4:11 PM
 
Breaking: IDF Soldier Wounded in Stoning/Knifing Terror Attack in Shomron

August 24, 2016 - 3:16 PM
 
Pentagon Official Says F-35 ‘Failing to Deliver’

August 24, 2016 - 3:02 PM
 
Steven Hill, Star of ‘Law & Order,’ ‘Mission: Impossible,’ Dead at 94

August 24, 2016 - 2:19 PM
 
President Rivlin Tours Gaza Border Communities, Praises IDF Operational Power

August 24, 2016 - 1:17 PM
 
Bennett Touts Education Ministry’s Service to Kindergartners, Special Ed

August 24, 2016 - 12:18 PM
 
Putin, Netanyahu, Talk Peace Process on Phone

August 24, 2016 - 11:14 AM
 
Tourists Assaulted by Israeli Arabs, Police Detain, Confiscate Weapon of Soldier who Defended Them

August 24, 2016 - 10:21 AM
 
UN Outraged over ‘Extrajudicial Execution’ by PA Cops

August 24, 2016 - 9:32 AM
 
Outreach Pioneer And Longtime Jewish Press Columnist Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis Passes Away

August 24, 2016 - 7:23 AM
 
Baruch Dayan Haemes: Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis a”h

August 23, 2016 - 11:15 PM
 
Israeli Olympic Medalist Auctions Her Rio Name Patch to Benefit Children with Cancer

August 23, 2016 - 7:49 PM
 
Conspiracy Theory and Aliens Expert Barry Chamish, 64

August 23, 2016 - 5:16 PM
 
Israeli Forces Locate 7 Illegal Weapons Workshops Overnight in Bethlehem, Hebron

August 23, 2016 - 2:07 PM
 
3,500 Year Old Treasures Retrieved from the Sea by Electric Plant Worker

August 23, 2016 - 1:33 PM
 
Ha’aretz on Warpath Against New Hebron Jewish Housing

August 23, 2016 - 12:33 PM
 
TAU Researchers Decipher Malignant Melanoma

August 23, 2016 - 11:02 AM
 
Catch 22: Letting Hamas Partake in PA Free Elections Could Topple the PA

August 23, 2016 - 10:48 AM
 
Gush Etzion Host Its First Dog Show

August 23, 2016 - 9:02 AM
 
IDF Rescues Dozens of Breslov Hassidim from Arab Mob at Joseph’s Tomb

August 23, 2016 - 8:58 AM
 
Two Medals and Political Controversies: A Summary of Israel’s Rio Olympics

August 23, 2016 - 8:51 AM
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Alan Gross
 

Posted on: February 22nd, 2012

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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.

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Posted on: February 22nd, 2012

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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 Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his own concern about dangerous ties between the Lebanese terror group and African crime organizations. Ambassador Prosor added: “Israel is particularly concerned over Hezbollah’s use of the […]

Journalist Rabbi Israel Gelis: Beinisch did a hit-and-run
 

Posted on: February 22nd, 2012

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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.

Controversial Israeli historian Ilan Pappé
 

Posted on: February 22nd, 2012

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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 win hot dog contest
 

Posted on: February 22nd, 2012

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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

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Posted on: February 22nd, 2012

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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 to growing tensions after an Iranian general warned of a pre-emptive strike against any nation that threatens Iran. The International Atomic Energy Agency also said that Iran had barred its inspectors […]

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Posted on: February 22nd, 2012

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The Jordinian state news agency Petra says His Majesty King Abdullah II told a delegation of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations CPMAJO on Tuesday that Israel’s unilateral policies, including measures to change the identity of Jerusalem and threaten its holy sites, constitute a major obstacle to resumption of peace efforts. The […]

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Posted on: February 22nd, 2012

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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 between the two countries are rising. The National Security Ministry said on Azerbaijan’s state TV that it had arrested an unspecified number of people for preparing terror attacks against foreign citizens, […]

FBI Director Robert Mueller
 

Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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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…

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Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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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 students. The ruling also reveals the sharp differences between outgoing, activist Chief Justice Dorit Beinisch, who advocated nullification of the law, and the incoming president of the incoming, conservative Chief Asher […]

Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv Yisrael Meir Lau
 

Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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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."

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Islam in Europe
 

Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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

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Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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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 seek to renew his administrative detention. According to the announcement, the State will not extend Adnan’s detention if no significant new material is added to the case  by April 17, the day […]

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Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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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 was lightly injured, as was one of the visitors. Jewish Press Staff

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Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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(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 had faced a fine of nearly $200 for failing to prove his identity when requested to do so by police under a Dutch law. Orthodox Jews are not permitted to […]

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Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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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 country anywhere in the world do you consider to be the United States’ greatest enemy today?” 32% of respondents said Iran, while 23% said China.  North Korea was the only […]

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Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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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 threatened, in the latest round of sabre-rattling over its nuclear program. “Our strategy now is that if we feel our enemies want to endanger Iran’s national interests, and want to decide […]

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Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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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 trying to stop smugglers saw a man throw a suspicious bag and flee the scene. After an examination…it was determined that the bag contained a powerful explosive device. The device […]

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Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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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 a list of people banned from leaving Egypt due to their involvement in ongoing investigations into NGOs that have been the recipients of foreign funding. “During the passport check-in process for […]

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Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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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 public transportation on Shabbat. In a letter to Tel Aviv mayor Ron Huldai pleading with him to reverse the council’s decision, Lau wrote “This decision harms the history of Tel Aviv, […]

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