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Gene Wilder, Iconic Jewish Comedian and Actor, Dead at 83

August 30, 2016 - 12:57 AM
 
75th Anniversary of Massacre of Jews in Moletai, Lithuania

August 29, 2016 - 11:58 PM
 
Israel to Compete at World Baseball Qualifier in Brooklyn, NY

August 29, 2016 - 10:51 PM
 
BOI Keeps Interest Rate Unchanged for September

August 29, 2016 - 10:37 PM
 
Hundreds of New Hotel Rooms Slated for Jerusalem as Tourist Demand Skyrockets

August 29, 2016 - 10:27 PM
 
Liberman: No Negotiations With Hamas Over IDF Soldiers’ Bodies

August 29, 2016 - 10:01 PM
 
Iran ‘Not Worried’ About Falling Oil Prices

August 29, 2016 - 9:40 PM
 
Busy Traffic at Gaza-Israel Border Crossings

August 29, 2016 - 8:07 PM
 
New Management: Liberman Says Soldiers Shouldn’t Have to Consult a Lawyer on the Battlefield

August 29, 2016 - 6:35 PM
 
Reports: Police Using Systematic Harassment of Jews Outside Temple Mount

August 29, 2016 - 2:16 PM
 
Catholic Bishop Calls Destruction of 17 Belfast Jewish Graves ‘Shameful’

August 29, 2016 - 1:28 PM
 
Soldier Who Shot Dead PA Arab on Friday Suspected of Negligent Homicide

August 29, 2016 - 12:30 PM
 
Iran Deploys S-300 Long Range Missiles at Fordow Nuclear Site

August 29, 2016 - 10:55 AM
 
Police Seize 30,000 Eggs Unfit for Human Consumption in Arab City

August 29, 2016 - 9:50 AM
 
Report: Putin to Host Netanyahu Abbas Summit in Moscow

August 29, 2016 - 9:05 AM
 
Bomb Blast Outside Brussels Police Building

August 29, 2016 - 8:21 AM
 
300 Orthodox Rabbis Unite To Combat Child Sexual Abuse Epidemic

August 29, 2016 - 12:22 AM
 
Israel’s Wix Teams Up with New York Yankees in Sponsorship Deal

August 29, 2016 - 12:12 AM
 
Islam Karimov, Long-time Ruler of Uzbekistan, Hospitalized

August 29, 2016 - 12:02 AM
 
Swedish Zionist Federation Assembles Pro-Israel Rally

August 28, 2016 - 10:53 PM
 
Israeli Bus Attacked by Arab Terrorists in Central Region

August 28, 2016 - 10:36 PM
 
Palestinian Authority (Again) Rejects New Attempt at Final Status Talks

August 28, 2016 - 10:19 PM
 
New Smuggler Tunnel Detected, Under US-Mexican Border!!

August 28, 2016 - 9:16 PM
 
‘Tent-In’ Protest Planned in Galilee Over Development Cutbacks

August 28, 2016 - 7:38 PM
 
Former Israeli Defense Minister Binyamin Fuad Ben-Eliezer Dies at Age 80

August 28, 2016 - 7:22 PM
 
Tehran Arrests Local IranDeal Negotiator as Spy

August 28, 2016 - 5:48 PM
 
Agriculture Minister: Israeli Farmers Will Export Cannabis in Two Years

August 28, 2016 - 5:15 PM
 
Border Guard Arrest Suspect Armed with Knife at Shuafat Check Post

August 28, 2016 - 4:33 PM
 
Oded Kobo’s, Roman Abramovich’s Shellanoo Planning TASE IPO

August 28, 2016 - 2:15 PM
 
205 Experts Polled: Hamas, PLO Likely to Split October Municipal Elections

August 28, 2016 - 1:25 PM
 
Defense Witnesses in Hebron Shooting Trial Accuses Ya’alon of Meddling

August 28, 2016 - 12:00 PM
 
Kurds Shoot Rockets at Turkish Airport, Kill 11 Police in Truck Bomb Attack

August 28, 2016 - 11:07 AM
 
Israel Pays GPS App Waze to Push Periphery Tourism

August 28, 2016 - 9:38 AM
 
Stabbing Attempt Foiled Near Beit Hagai

August 28, 2016 - 9:17 AM
 
Samaria Jewish Resident Arrested by Shabak

August 28, 2016 - 9:11 AM
 
IAF Fires at Gaza Fishermen

August 28, 2016 - 8:55 AM
 
Former Defense Minister Binyamin ‘Fuad’ Ben-Eliezer in Hospital

August 28, 2016 - 4:24 AM
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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, […]

The Kosher Sports stand at the Mets' Citi Field
 

Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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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...

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Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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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 week before the retirement of Chief Judge Dorit Beinish. The two, Noam Solberg and Zvi Zilbertal, served until today as judges in the Jerusalem District Court. Solberg, who lives in the […]

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