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Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi

Sheikh Boycotts Interfaith Conference Because of Jews

8 Elul 5772 – August 26, 2012
Al-Qaradawi said he opposes any discourse with Jews in principle.
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Despite the significant conclusion that damage is being caused to both the Jewish and Arab populations residing in these areas, and despite the importance of protecting the environment, many environmental organizations chose not to attend the conference and even banned it because the conference was held in Ariel.

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8 Elul 5772 – August 25, 2012
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Jewish Democrats Slam GOP for Ron Paul Tribute, Jewish Republicans Slam Dems for Carter...

"Paying tribute to this man who disparaged the U.S.-Israel relationship on Iranian television and empathized with Iran's nuclear weapons program – on top of the history of his hate-filled newsletters – is a national disgrace," the National Jewish Democratic Council said in a statement. Matt Brooks, the director of the Republican Jewish Coalition, said the video tribute was a "small price to pay" for denying Ron Paul a convention speech, and his delegates the opportunity to vote for him – agreements that the Romney campaign apparently extracted in exchange for the tribute.

Several Shot at Empire State Building

7 Elul 5772 – August 24, 2012
As many as five people were shot Friday in front of the Empire State Building in New York, a spokesman for the New York Fire Department said.

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Speaker of the Knesset Reuven Rivlin

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Rivlin said, “If we don’t attack [Iran], we will lose our deterrence with our enemies. If Israel keeps threatening and threatening, but in the end doesn’t act, it will place us in a bad strategic position. Israel’s deterrence capabilities are a strategic asset that has no equivalent.” Rivlin then went on to attack specific individuals, such as Kadima head Shaul Mofaz, and the various former intelligence chiefs, condemnibg what he believes is their need to comment in real-time on the Iran situation, because otherwise they won’t be considered “in.”

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Facebook Pictures Provide New ‘Ammunition’ for the Committee to Preserve Purity

6 Elul 5772 – August 23, 2012
Here’s the new method for combating modesty problems: on posters that were displayed publicly on Wednesday in Beitar Illit, Israel, signed by the Committee for the Purity of our Camp, a woman’s picture appeared including her full name and the ‘fact’ that she had gotten married not in accordance with halacha (Jewish law).

Gazan Captured After Crossing Into Israel

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Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman with Catherine Ashton, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union. The FM has requested the Quartet's help in ousting PA Presiden Mahmoud Abbas.

FM Liberman Says Israeli Policy Needs a New Focus: ‘Abbas Must Go’

Israel’s problem with the Palestinians is that it has not established a clear strategy, or any strategy at all for that matter, regarding its most intimate neighbors, "and that is why we are not leading any course of action except merely responding," argued on Thursday Israel Beitenu leader and Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman.
Former U.S. ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk

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