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Yigal Amir’s Brother: Rabin’s Family’s Crocodile Tears Don’t Move Me, They Profited Quite Nicely...

17 Elul 5772 – September 3, 2012
"The blood of the Oslo murdered is a thousand times more dear to me than the tears dropped for the one who killed them, with help from the Arabs."

Plans Underway, Experts Convened, to Revolutionize Jerusalem by the Year 5800 (2039)

The sale of a 185-room hotel at the entrance of Jerusalem on August 16 was not just a 17.5 million dollar real estate acquisition by Australian multi-millionaire Kevin Bermeister, but one investment in a broader and more calculated strategy to make Jerusalem a global tourism capital. Up next: a subway system servicing the Old City and a Jerusalem International Airport in the nearby desert.

Egyptian Army Claiming Success in the Sinai, But Most Terrorists Are Still Roaming Free

The Egyptian army has slowed down its all-out attack on terrorist enclaves in the Sinai, several weeks after its initial, aggressive spurt on August 5. The terrorist culprits who murdered 15 Egyptian Border Guards remain at large, and the lack of progress appears rooted in political uncertainty back in Cairo. Here's one unexpected aspect of what was touted as a jihad against the murderers: the Egyptian government is going through unofficial channels, employing negotiators to talk to the Sinai terrorists. This has enraged the secular law and order types at home.

Netanyahu Touts Economic Achievements in Face Global Crisis

At the weekly cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel "would need to tighten our belt" because of the global economic crisis, but that the government has taken action to increase social welfare programs and save families money.

Ma’ariv Switches to Internet-Only on Weekdays

The Israeli daily Ma'ariv, which has been in existence since 1948, will cease its daily print edition, and will instead provide only internet news...

Conservative Rabbi Wolpe to Deliver Invocation to Democrats

Rabbi David Wolpe of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles confirmed that he will deliver the invocation at the Wednesday evening session of the Democratic...

To Unite the Nat’l Religious Camp, U.S.-Born Candidates Offer Themselves as a Sacrifice

16 Elul 5772 – September 2, 2012
Following Naftali Bennett's reported statement that he won't allow three-fourths of the National Union party to run with the Jewish Home, American-born candidates for the Jewish Home party’s Knesset list Ari Abramowitz and Jeremy Gimpel say they would rather see a merger of the two National Religious parties even if it costs them their chance at the Knesset.

Forced Evacuation of Migron Completed

Following the High Court of Justice's ruling from last week, the residents of the community of Migron, in the Benyamin region, were forcibly removed from their homes this morning. Large police forces arrived at the community early this morning, knocking on doors and serving the residents a court order to evacuate their homes. A few families offered passive resistance, but most of the fifty families left on their own accord.

Arabs Poison Jewish Family in “Nationalist” Attack

Police uncovered attempt to poison and kill a Jewish family in Raanana in what they are calling a criminal/nationalist attack.

Maariv Goes Digital

It's official. The 64 year old Israeli newspaper Maariv is officially stopping its daily print edition and will go digital only, with a printed edition only...

Migron Eviction Notices Distributed

Israel Army Radio reports that the army has completed distributing eviction notices to the residents of Migron. One resident announced that he will not...

Some Residents Have Barricaded Themselves, But Migron Evacuation Is Proceeding as Planned

After the Supreme Court finally ordered to evacuate the residents of the Judea and Samaria village of Migron from their homes by September 4, some families have begun on Saturday night to leave their homes voluntarily. For the first time since the court's decision, dozens of police officers and IDF soldiers have moved into the community. The soldiers arrived before dawn and blocked the village entrance. Some residents have barricaded themselves in their homes and refuse to leave.

A first in a decade, California university allows study abroad in Israel

In 2002, California State University system cancelled study abroad programs in Israel due to U.S. State Department warnings. The University has 23 campuses in different cities throughout California and almost 427,000 students.

Rachel Corrie and Evergreen State

Evergreen State College, where Rachel Corrie attended college, is a paradigm of the progressive cause-based model of education and has produced a high number of the anti-Israel International Solidarity Movement's activists.

Aryeh Eldad: Migron Expulsion On Sunday Morning

15 Elul 5772 – September 1, 2012
Aryeh Eldad wrote on his Facebook page that from what he knows, the settlement of Migron will be forcibly evacuated by security forces on Sunday morning....

Egypt Shuts Down Last Jewish Synagogue

For the first time in 2,000 years, there will be no Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur services at the Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue in Alexandria...

Egypt and China Signing Deals and Building Ties

In the wake of Egyptian President Morsi's recent visit to China, Morsi returns to Egypt with 8 partnership deals and a 71 million dollars...

Tunisian Spring Is Turning Into a Jewish Winter

With the new legislation being proposed in the Islamist Ennahda led government, Tunisian Jews may need to rethink their loyalty to a country that clearly no longer wants them. The Tunisian Parliament is working to pass a law that will prohibit the import of religious books, kosher food, and even visitors from Israel.

Police Release All Jewish Boys Accused of Firebombing Arab Cab, No Charges Filed

13 Elul 5772 – August 31, 2012
The last of the youths detained in the fire bomb (Molotov cocktail) case have been released. Honenu attorney David HaLevi stated: “The detention was superfluous...

IDF New Guidelines for Drafting and Integrating Haredim Includes Interaction with Women

As a result of the change in the law, the IDF is putting together a number of subtracts specifically for Haredim, though no new “Haredi Only” divisions or brigades will be created. Some of the units have women serving in them, and the IDF says the role of women will not be negatively impacted by the introduction of Haredim who prefer not to interact socially with women beyond what is allowed by their community's mores.

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