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Presbyterian Church to Call for Disinvestment in Israel-Related Firms

The Presbyterian News Service reports that a panel within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) passed a resolution on Friday calling for voting on disinvestment in...

Ancient Biblical Gardens “Bloom” Again

According to livescience.com, a newly discovered 7th century B.C. palace garden near Jerusalem could reveal details about how royals liked to let loose in...

NH Town to Vote on Changing Name of Jew Pond

The Watertown Daily Times of New Hampshire reported Saturday that voters in the small town of Mont Vernon, NH, will have the final say...

China, Russia, Hizbullah, Amal, Back Assad’s “Reform and Consolidation” of Syria

While the world is shocked and enraged by the brutality of Syria's military assault on its own civilians, President Bashar al-Assad is not without friends, both faraway and next-door.

Iran Warships in Syrian Port Mark Mutual Effort to Squash Rebellion, Ease Boycott

Two Iranian warships have gone up the Suez Canal to dock at a Syrian port, on the same day that a Syrian economic mission is concluding negotiations for preferential trade with Iran. At a time when both countries are being isolated from the West, their aim to enhance each other's position is clear.

US Spy Drones Monitoring Syria

The US is flying its spy drones over Syria to monitor the government's crackdown on its opponents, according to NBC News, which cited unnamed...

43 Nazi Offspring Undergo Purification in Tzfat

Almost 70 years after the end of WW2, a group of 42 children of Nazi soldiers and collaborators participated this week in a purification...

JAFI Bosses Making Record Salaries While Employee Pay Is Cut

Should a JAFI fund raiser make close to a quarter million dollars? Well, whether he should or shouldn't, Sharansky's money man takes home the second-largest paycheck in the world of Jewish not-for-profits, at a time when JAFI is facing a financial crisis.

Israeli Picnic Hacked by Muslims

The home page of Israeli portal picknick.co.il, which is normally devoted to topics like love, the great outdoors and the popular show "Big Brother,"...

Video of Putin “on Trial” Goes Viral

The minute-long video appears at first glance to show a packed courtroom with Vladimir Putin standing in the cage-like enclosure for defendants, with his head bowed, facing trial on charges of theft and terrorism.

Tzohar Rabbis Recall the Breaking of a Heifer’s Neck, Atoning for a Disturbing Death

Tzohar Chairman Rabbi David Stav arrived Thursday morning with a minyan of Rabbis near the entrance to Kibbutz HaZore'a, where they conducted a prayer, calling on everyone to take greater care when driving, and protesting the deep moral offense of a hit-and-run driver who left a young female soldier for dead.

Save Your Frustration For Your Legislator

One thing that I consistently encounter when discussing affordable Jewish education is frustration and blame. The frustration comes from parents and others intimately involved in Jewish education.

Obama Seeks Continued Funding of UNESCO, Despite Recognition of ‘Palestine’

"The Department of State intends to work with Congress to seek legislation that would provide authority to waive restrictions on paying the U.S. assessed contributions to UNESCO," says a footnote in the budget that the White House submitted to Congress this month.

Egypt Threatens to ‘Review’ Camp David Accord

Obama administration officials and US Congressman have suggested that the $2 billion in yearly military and economic aid to Egypt has been jeopardized by the Egyptian government's clampdown and prosecution of pro-democracy groups and individuals.

PM Netanyahu in Cyprus: Sanctions Not Working

Israel and Cyprus sign a 'search and rescue' agreement between the two countries, whereby Israeli aircraft will be authorized to enter Cyprus' airspace in the event of disaster, and vice versa.

In The Aftermath of Attacks on Israeli Targets…

Malaysia will extradite Iranian suspected of involvement in attempted bombing in Thailand; Report reveals that Mossad chief visited New Delhi days before the attack on the Israeli diplomatic vehicle and lauded India as a safe destination for Israelis; Israel's envoy to the UN has lodged a complaint, blaming Iran and Hizbollah for the week-long terror campaign.

Intensive Campaign for Jewish Rights on Temple Mount Launched

Coinciding with a scathing press release by the Zionist Organization of America, 30 senior activists from Temple Mount groups and organizations around Israel recently convened an unprecedented meeting and resolved to challenge the Israeli government's discriminatory treatment of Jews on the Temple Mount.

Al Jarida: Israel Foiled Plot to Assassinate Barak on Singapore Visit

Mossad approached authorities in Singapore with confidential information leading to the arrest of an Iranian and Hezbollah cell which were planning to assassinate the defense minister.

Palestinian School Bus in Crash, 10 Dead

Magen David Adom declared the incident a mass causality event.

Govt. Minister Pledges No More Settlement Evacuations

The law commemorating the destruction of Jewish life in Gaza by Israel's government yields heartfelt responses from Israeli official and schools on Gush Katif day.

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