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Posted on: August 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The recent placing of a crucifix near the Uman grave of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov was an act of “clear provocation,” said Ukraine’s Rabbi Yaakov Bleich, who called for its immediate removal. “Ukraine is not a Jewish country, and Ukrainian Jews respect Christian symbols like crosses,” Bleich told the Jewish Ukrainian news site Еvreiskiy.kiev.ua. “However, […]

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Posted on: August 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Alvin Kushner, the former executive director of what is now the JCRC of Metropolitan Detroit, died Monday at the age of 88. Kushner led what was formerly known as the Jewish Community Council of Metropolitan Detroit from 1974 to 1988, where he began his tenure in the 1960s. His term was marked by the Soviet […]

 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

The European Union Wednesday decided to suspend export licenses to Egypt for equipment that could be used for “internal repression” in the wake of the massive violence and increasing instability in the country. European Union Foreign Ministers also agreed to review security assistance to the military regime that has ruled Egypt since the ouster of […]

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Rare picture taken during construction of the Dimona nuclear plant in the Negev
 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Nuclear ambiguity? Israel has released rare photos of the construction of the Dimona nuclear plant. The photos do not endanger security, but their publication indicates Israel may become less secretive.

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French foreign minister Laurent Fabius with staff.
 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEuropeFrance

But Russia and Iran have rejected the claims that Assad had deployed chemical weapons, saying the rebels are responsible.

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Many Haredi men and most Chassidim wear a shtreimel made from animal fur on special days. Will they choose the synthetic alternative to avoid causing needless pain to animals?
 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Because of the wide public discussion of the need to stop needless pain to animals, wearing a shtreimel today is a desecration of God's name.

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The man responsible for the death by gas of children in Syria is finely cultured and loves visiting the West
 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

The Russians say a homemade rocket carrying chemical substances was launched by the opposition.

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Ari Roth is the artistic director of Theater J in Washington, D.C.
 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The Washington, DC JCC is staging viciously anti-Israel plays, funded by the Greater Washington Federation.

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Mazal Tov!
 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

Here’s newly born and yet unnamed baboon infant, being cuddled with its mother Sigal in the Ramat Gan Safari Park, August 21 2013. The park usually waits until visitors or the public name new baby animal.

Bar Rafaeli wins $113,000 in a lawsuit against Samsung for violating her privacy.
 

Posted on: August 21st, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Roger ‘Pink Floyd’ Waters learns not to start up with Israelis, especially a woman. And especially supermodel Bar Rafaeli. She exposed his hypocrisy of boycotting Israel but using her photo for his concerts.

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Posted on: August 21st, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Another “price Tel Aviv” attack against a Christian monastery was discovered Wednesday morning in what may be a case of one or two right-wing vandals who have repeatedly caused damage to Christian property as well as Israel’s image. A firebomb was thrown at the Beit Gemal Monastery, which caused minor damage, according to police, and […]

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Israeli Defense Minister Moshe (Bogie) Ya'alon seen looking through binoculars during a tour of the IDF Northern front. On Wednesday he warned that the Syrian conflict will not end even after Assad's fall.
 

Posted on: August 21st, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

According to rebel sources in Syria, the number of dead as a result of the chemical gas attack on a suburb of Damascus has topped 1,300, including women and children.

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Palestinian Authority politician Hanan Ashrawi threatens to go back to the UN over Israeli homes for Jews
 

Posted on: August 21st, 2013

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

The Palestinian Authority has a regular habit of signing agreements, such as the Oslo Accords, and then breaking the rules to start all over again That is the same recipe being cooked up in the resumed “peace talks.”

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Israeli scientists are cultivated at young ages by Technoda. (Photo: Technoda)
 

Posted on: August 21st, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

On the one hand, Givat Olga is an underprivileged neighborhood in the Israeli city of Hadera with about 12,000 people, primarily immigrants from Ethiopia, North Africa and the former Soviet Union. On the other, the neighborhood is home to the breeding ground for Israel’s next generation of science pioneers.

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Al D'Amato
 

Posted on: August 21st, 2013

News & ViewsUSNY

Former New York Senator Al D’Amato spoke to The Jewish Press by phone to express his feelings about financier and liberal activist George Soros’s recent endorsement of Bill de Blasio for mayor of New York City.

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Posted on: August 21st, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

JERUSALEM – Numerous intelligence reports have prompted Israel’s Counter-Terrorism Bureau (CTB) to issue a global terror alert to all Jewish citizens who intend to visit various countries during the forthcoming High Holiday period and the upcoming 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The CTB pointed to the growing possibility of a terror attack on Jewish and Israeli targets in major foreign capitals as the basis for the alert.

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David Frankel
 

Posted on: August 21st, 2013

News & ViewsUSNY

The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty has named New York City’s finance chief, David Frankel, to succeed the fired William Rapfogel as executive director and CEO.

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Posted on: August 21st, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

TEL AVIV – When Magda Haroun was out on the streets during the unrest now rocking Egypt’s capital, she saw someone standing over the body of a dead soldier. “Not even a Jew would do this,” she heard him say.

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Posted on: August 21st, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastHezbollah

Israeli authorities lifted a gag order Wednesday and revealed that an Arab citizen from northern Israel has been indicted for being in contact with rebels in Syria, an enemy country A gag order on the arrest and indictment was lifted Wednesday, revealing that 26-year-old Abdel Qader Altallah from the village of Taibe in the Galilee […]

 

Posted on: August 21st, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

Israel is seeking an increase in U.S. military aid because of increasing security needs and new US sales of advanced weapons to Arab nations in the Middle East, Defense News reported. Israel is seeking a surge in future US Foreign Military Financing (FMF) grants not only to support its growing security requirements, but to offset […]

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