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IDF Accommodates Arrival of Tens of Thousands for Ramadan Prayers

7 Av 5772 – July 25, 2012
Special measures taken to allow for the passage of large numbers of worshipers through crossings in the Jerusalem and Bethlehem areas on the first Friday of Ramadan

Global Minute of Silence to Be Held on Day of Olympic Opening Ceremony

The worldwide event will take place at 11 AM London time (1 PM Jerusalem, 6 AM New York) on the morning of the opening ceremony, Friday, July 27.

Leading Jewish Demographer Disputes UJA-Federation Study of NY Jews

A leading Jewish demographer is disputing the findings of a recent widely cited survey on New York Jewry. Len Saxe, a demographer at Brandeis University,...

Biden Meets with Arab American Leaders

Vice President Joe Biden discussed Middle East developments with a group of Arab American leaders. The White House statement did not identify the "thinkers and...

Israel Tightening Security Measures At Home And Abroad

JERUSALEM – Israel’s global intelligence apparatus is being stretched thin as Iranian- controlled Hizbullah terror squads and pro-Assad Syrian chemical warfare teams are threatening to attack more Israeli citizens abroad and within Israel itself.

‘And From Zion The Torah Will Go Forth’: Rabbi Yosef Sholom Elyashiv’s Impact On...

The New York Times once asked Rabbi Moshe Feinstein how he became a posek hador, one of the generation’s foremost authorities on Jewish law. Rabbi Feinstein answered that, “people came and asked me questions and they liked what I said and it was accepted, and then more people came and eventually I became widely accepted as a posek.”

Israel Plays Central Role As Romney, Obama Trade Jabs

Mitt Romney’s planned trip to Britain, Poland and Israel beginning at the end of this week has shifted the presidential campaign debate for now from jobs, the economy and the candidates’ past to how they would deal with an increasingly fluid world.

At Christians United For IsraeI’s ‘Night to Honor Israel,’ Exuberance Abounds

David Brog, CUFI's executive director, shared with the audience recent data that found 71% of all Americans say that they are pro-Israel, but noted that the figure drops to just 32% among college students. This statistic was repeated throughout the night to draw attention to the need for action on college campuses.

Calif. Court Clears Path for Suit against Texas Corporation for Desecrating Jewish Cemetery

The California State Supreme Court on Monday upheld a lower-court decision that gave class-action status to a lawsuit alleging mass desecration of grave sites at Eden Memorial Park, 11500 Sepulveda Blvd, Mission Hills, CA, a Jewish cemetery which is under the care of the Texas-based Service Corporation International, thus clearing the way for injured families to seek hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.

‘Christians and Jews’ Pays for Jewish Agency, Chabad, Security Upgrade

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews has given $1 million each to the Jewish Agency and Chabad to help them guard against anti-Semitic...

Liberman to Turkish Journalists: No Apologies for Boat Takeover

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman told Turkish journalists that Israel has "no reason to apologize" for the Mavi Marmara incident. In a meeting on Sunday...

New Worm Takes Down Iranian Nuke Plant, Plays Loud AC/DC

An Iranian nuclear scientist told a colleague in Finland about the newest cyber worm which has paralyzed Iran's nuclear plants.

Williamsburg Store Owners Slammed for Banning Sleeveless Shoppers

A ban by some Orthodox Brooklyn shopkeepers on customers’ cleavage and bare shoulders has raised the ire of some local consumers.

Honorary Settler Award Given to Head of “Peace Now”

6 Av 5772 – July 24, 2012
Yariv Oppenheimer received honorary citizenship in the Shomron for his actions that resulted in 3 outposts/settlements being allowed to expand.

Palestinians Attack Jewish Youth on Hike

On Tuesday evening, three Palestinians attacked an Israeli youth who was hiking along the Meir Spring near Neve Tzuf. The youth did not require...

Obama Campaign: President Will Visit Israel During Second Term

When pressed by reporters on Obama's perceived disfavor towards Israel – which appeared to manifest most notably in his failure to visit Israel in his first term despite coming to the region to visit Saudi Arabia and Egypt – campaign spokesman Colin Kahl said that "Being a friend of Israel shouldn't be judged by a travel itinerary...I don't think this is a serious policy difference; it's basically a distraction."

Swede Held for Planning Attack on Israelis in Cyprus

A Swedish citizen of Lebanese origin suspected of planning to attack Israeli targets in Cyprus was ordered held over by a court there. The Cypriot...

Education Minister Gideon Saar visits Hebron

Last year Minister Saar initiated a new program whereby Israeli schoolchildren would visit Hebron and Ma'arat HaMachpela, the roots of the Jewish people. Since the inception of this program, hundreds of children have visited Hebron.

The Terrorist Argued with her Husband and Was Blown Up by Remote Control

New testimony from one of the Israeli women injured in the attack sheds new light on the investigation.

Founder of London Shomrim Carries Olympic Torch

The founder of London's Shomrim patrol carried the Olympic torch in South London. Efrayim Goldstein, 23, was one of 187 people who carried the Olympic torch through the city on Monday. Goldstein wore the official white Olympic uniform and was given a matching yarmulke, according to VIN News. He carried the torch for about a half-mile at 8:30 a.m. After handing off the torch, Goldstein and a group of fellow torchbearers observed a moment of silence in memory of the 11 Israeli athletes and coaches who were killed by terrorists at the Munich Olympics, according to VIN. Goldstein is the founder of the Shomrim Safety Patrol and runs a soup kitchen. According to the nomination for Goldstein, he set up seven charities by the time he became 16.

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