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Chabad Sends Camouflaged Torahs, Cheesecakes, to Soldiers Overseas

3 Sivan 5772 – May 24, 2012
The Aleph Institute, a Chabad-Lubavitch organization catering to the needs of Jewish soldiers and their families, is helping servicemen celebrate the upcoming holiday of Shavuot with 1,000 special military edition Torah books, according to a report on Chabad.org.

Turkey to Indict 4 Israelis Over Flotilla Incident

The 144-page indictment seeks 10 aggravated life jail sentences for each commander, including former Israeli Defense Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, according to the English-language Turkish news service Today's Zaman, citing the Sabah daily.

Minister Scorned for Attack on Haredi who Won’t Shake her Hand

Belgium’s health minister Laurette Onkelinx said she was “profoundly troubled” by the behavior of her Israeli counterpart, Yaakov Litzman, after the Haredi official refused to shake her hand at a conference. The website Juif.org wrote: "There are indeed only two possibilities: either this lady is ignorant, or has malicious intent."

Romney to Meet with Jewish Donors

Mitt Romney is meeting with some 30 major Jewish donors to his presidential campaign as part of a "constituents day." The former Massachusetts governor and...

Two IDF Soldiers Injured by Terrorist Gunfire at Gaza Border

Two IDF soldiers were injured as a result of terrorist gunfire while engaged in routine security activity at the Gaza Strip security fence on...

Quiz App, the Next Big Thing, Brainchild of US Olim Startup

These days, the dream of Aliya often goes hand-in-hand with the dream of making it big in hi-tech. An increasing number of immigrants are entrepreneurs. A group of highly educated, creative and motivated brainiacs is at the core of what is now commonly referred to as “Start-up Nation.” The maker of a new quiz app is a new Israeli company, run by American olim, and vying to become the next big thing.

Egyptian Presidential Candidates Agree: Time to End Egypt’s ‘Subordinated’ Relation with US

3 Sivan 5772 – May 23, 2012
In anticipation of the historic Presidential elections being held today, the Egyptian Independent offered a survey of the foreign policy platforms of the candidates. Despite their differences, they speak in one voice about the need to restore Egypt to its rightful place of primacy in the Arab world and their hostility towards Israel.

Haredi Event On Internet Dangers Draws Thousands Of Participants

The sellout crowd that filled Citi Field on Sunday night wore black and white, not the New York Mets’ blue and orange. And instead of jeering the Philadelphia Phillies or Atlanta Braves, they faced a foe that was, intheir view, far more formidable: the World Wide Web.

Fear In Tel Aviv Due To Refugee Influx

Angry and frightened working-class residents in parts of Tel Aviv are accusing Israeli police and Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai of failing to aggressively confront an unprecedented spike in the number of violent acts against local citizens by a growing number of illegal African refugees.

IDF, ZAKA and US Army Conduct Joint Search and Rescue Exercises

Training held on Jerusalem College of Engineering campus. ZAKA volunteers: "The objective is to create a unified work technique"

Hot Chocolate Leads to Cool Dialogue

Students at the University of Toronto used the cold Canadian winters as a way to promote open dialogue about Israel and educate their fellow students with a campaign they called Hot Chocolate, Hot Topic.

Darshan-Leitner Wins Prize for Fighting Terror in Court

Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, director of the Shurat HaDin Israel Law Center, received an award Tuesday night for her role in fighting terrorism through international courts and defending the civil rights of Israeli terror victims. Having dealt a heavy blow to Syria, now she's after the Bank of China.

OECD Raises Israel Economic Growth Estimate

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) raised its 2012 economic growth estimate for Israel to 3.2 percent, up from its November estimate of 2.9 percent.

Reporters, Dog, Irate as PA Won’t Share Supermodel

Why, you might ask, does a supermodel require representation by PA security officials? This, as Fido might say, is where the best bones are buried. An irate Palestinian Journalists Syndicate condemned the Palestinian Authority's "heavy-handed treatment of reporters on Tuesday covering a supermodel's visit to Bethlehem."

Rabbis to EU Delegation: Supporting Palestinians a Recipe for Catastrophe

Rabbi Shlomo Rosenfeld: "The Jewish people are again being made a scapegoat for the lack of world peace while the Palestinian terrorists and murderers are depicted as innocent peace seekers. I want to state in no uncertain terms that the EU’s one sided support of the Palestinian demands is an extension of the Holocaust.”

Artifact Found in Time for Shavuot Proves Bethlehem Existed During First Temple

Israel Antiquities Authority and the Ir David Foundation announced that a clay seal was discovered bearing the name of the city of Bethlehem, evidence that the city existed during the period of the First Temple in Jerusalem. The find coincides with the upcoming holiday of Shavuot, during which time Jews from around the world focus on the story of the biblical figure Ruth, set in the city of Bethlehem.

Young Olim from U.S. Celebrate Their First Shavuot in Israel

Nefesh B’Nefesh organized a special celebration yesterday in Ein Yael, Jerusalem for new Olim to better prepare them for their first Shavuot in Israel.

Retired Egyptian General Denies Rumors of Israeli Intervention following Egyptian Vote

Retired general turned security analyst and Junta spokesman Sameh Seif Al-Yazal told Al-Sharq Al-Awsat that rumors about an Israeli military intervention in Egypt are "misguided," because it was "not in Israel’s interest to fight Egypt at the present time, as the situation remained tense with its other neighbors."

Leader of Yemenite Jews Stabbed to Death in Market

A leader of Yemen's Jewish community was stabbed to death at a market in the capital of Sana'a. The victim, identified in media reports as...

Israel Doesn’t Qualify for Eurovision Finals

The Israeli band Izabo failed to advance to the Eurovision Song Competition final Tuesday night. Izabo performed the song "Time" on Tuesday in the first...

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