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Ometz: Too Many Rabbis Talk to IDF Soldiers

28 Nisan 5772 – April 20, 2012
Aryeh Avner, Chairman of the Ometz (Citizens for Proper Administration and Social and Judicial Justice) movement has complained to Israel's Defense Minister Ehud barak that "According to information reaching the Ometz movement, there has been an increase in the phenomenon where IDF soldiers are forced to listen to talks by rabbis on religious matters."

Conservatives to Ordain Gay and Lesbian Rabbis in Israel

28 Nisan 5772 – April 19, 2012
The Board of Trustees of the Schechter Rabbinical Seminary voted to accept gay and lesbian students for ordination. “The Schechter Rabbinical Seminary views the serious process leading to this decision as an example of confronting social dilemmas within the framework of tradition and halachah,” Board of Trustees Chair Hanan Alexander said in a statement.

Arab Stabs Breslav Hasid in East Jerusalem

A Breslav chasid, about 20, has been stabbed in an attack by an Arab in Jerusalem Thursday. The chasid was coming back from praying...

John Liu’s Deputy Simcha Felder Quitting to Run for State Senate

Deputy Controller Simcha Felder told Hamodia that he’s running for State Senate on the Democratic line in the new Orthodox Jewish-majority district in Brooklyn....

European Report Finds High Levels of Anti-Semitism, Correlation Between Anti-Semitism and Anti-Israel Attitudes

Among its results, the study found that 72% of Polish citizens agree or strongly agree that "Jews try to take advantage of having been victims during the Nazi era," and that 68% of Hungarians share this sentiment. Nearly 70% percent of Hungarians also think that "Jews have too much influence" in their country.

Three Torahs to be Donated by the Young Israel Movement to the IDF Between...

The donated scrolls are brought to Israel from synagogues throughout the world. They are in a worn or damaged state and donors are found to repair them and rededicate them in honor or in memory of loved ones or on special occasions. Upon their arrival in Israel, the scrolls are placed in different army, navy, and air force bases according to the needs of the IDF.

Iran Prepared to Take Military Action Over Disputed Gulf Island

AP reports that the Iranian army is prepared for a military confrontation with the United Arab Emirates should diplomacy over a disputed gulf island...

IDF Witnesses in Uniform Travel to Poland to Reclaim Jewish History

A delegation of some 60 IDF commanders arrived in Poland on Monday, April 16, as part of the Witnesses in Uniform program. Guided by educators from the Yad VaShem Holocaust Memorial Museum, the officers started a four day study of pre-war Poland, the Holocaust, and contemporary Jewish Polish life.

Ayatollah’s Advisor: ‘Iran-Egypt Unity will Form Core of a Great Islamic Power’

The Mehr news agency reports that Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior advisor to Iran’s Supreme Leader, has said that Iran and Egypt are the...

Israeli-Based “DogTV” For Dogs At Home Alone

The new made-in-Israel US cable channel, DogTV, is scientifically designed to make dogs happy when they’re left at home alone, according to Israel21C.

Two Women Run Over in Two Different Israeli Cities When Standing at Attention for...

Walla News reports that a 64-year-old woman was run over by a car Thursday morning, Yom HaShoah, on King Shaul Street in Be'er Sheva,...

Vienna Drops Anti-Semitic Mayor’s Name from Major Avenue

The City of Vienna will rename a section of the fashionable Ring Avenue named after Dr. Karl Lueger, Vienna's mayor from 1897 to 1910. Lueger was a renowned anti-Semite. One resident of Vienna, a failed postcard artist named Adolf Hitler, said he was inspired by Lueger's public Jew hatred.

Nazi Death Camp Exhibition Debuts in Shanghai

The Xinhua news agency reports that a concentration camp exhibition Nazi crimes has opened in Shanghai on Thursday. The exhibition concentrates on the Auschwitz death...

Zion Oil & Gas to Sponsor This Year’s CUFI Summit

Zion Oil & Gas announced Wednesday that it will sponsor both the "Night to Honor Israel" banquet and the "Ambassadors" reception at the 7th Annual Washington-Israel Summit of Christians United for Israel (CUFI).

Egyptian Grand Mufti in Jerusalem

Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa, a top Egyptian Islamic cleric, came to Jerusalem to show support for Palestinian claims to eastern Jerusalem on Wednesday, breaking a long-standing taboo imposed by Muslim clerics, professional and private organizations against visiting Israel.

Israel Remembers the Holocaust

As air raid sirens blared out across the country on Thursday, citizens of Israel stopped for a moment of silence to remember the victims of the Holocaust. Memorial ceremonies are taking place throughout the country. Prime Minister Netanyahu: Never Again means stopping Iran.

US Supreme Court: Torture Victim’s Family Can’t Sue the PA or the PLO

The relatives of a US citizen who was tortured and killed by Palestinian intelligence officers may not sue the Palestinian Authority or the PLO for damages under the Torture Victim Protection Act. The 11-page decision in Mohamad v. Palestinian Authority was written by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, ruling on the letter, rather than on the spirit, of the law.

Netanyahu, Peres, Cite Iran Nuclear Threat at Yad VaShem Yom HaShoah Event

27 Nisan 5772 – April 18, 2012
Both Israel's premier and its president invoked the Iranian threat at the Yom Hashoah ceremony at Yad VaShem. Netanyahu said: "People who dismiss the Iranian threat as a whim or an exaggeration have learned nothing from the Holocaust." Peres said, "Today humanity has no choice, we must learn from the lessons of the Holocaust and stand strong against existential threats before it is too late."

Released from Guantanamo, Al Qaeda Terrorist Launched Kidnapping Business

Tag this one under Road, Hell, and Good-intentions… According to the pro-Saudi publication Asharq Al-Awsat, suspected Al Qaeda terrorist Mishaal al-Shadoukhi has contacted the Saudi embassy in Yemen to claim responsibility for the kidnapping of Saudi diplomat Abdullah Al-Khalidi. Al-Shadoukhi was among the first detainees to be repatriated to Saudi Arabia from Guantanamo Bay.

Aaron Klein Radio Among ‘Heaviest’ In U.S.

Aaron Klein’s popular radio program made the radio industry’s highly coveted Talkers Magazine “Heavy Hundred,” one of only two all-weekend shows in America to make the list.

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