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U.S., Israel Teaming to Push Israel into Visa Waiver Program

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Report: Lebanese man admits to targeting Israelis in Thailand

April 18, 2014 - 5:22 PM
 
Syrian Jets Strike Targets on Ramat HaGolan

April 18, 2014 - 4:14 PM
 
Chelsea Clinton Pregnant with Non-Jewish Child

April 18, 2014 - 10:58 AM
 
Police Limit Arab Visitors to Temple Mount

April 18, 2014 - 10:18 AM
 
No Gov’t Majority for Pollard-Talks Deal

April 18, 2014 - 10:11 AM
 
Shas Party Appoints New Spiritual Leader

April 18, 2014 - 9:50 AM
 
‘Jews Must Register’ Flyer in Ukraine an Echo of Babi Yar

April 18, 2014 - 2:19 AM
 
Florida Teen Stabbed in High School Gym

April 17, 2014 - 9:31 PM
 
4 Wounded in Gush Etzion Road Terror Attack

April 17, 2014 - 1:01 PM
 
Arab Violence Closes Temple Mount to Visitors Again

April 17, 2014 - 12:26 PM
 
Jews Ordered to ‘Register’ in Donetsk, Ukraine

April 17, 2014 - 11:41 AM
 
Indyk Returns to Raise the Dead (Israel-PA Talks)

April 17, 2014 - 10:14 AM
 
Funeral of Baruch Mizrachi (Photo Essay)

April 16, 2014 - 11:39 PM
 
Tunisian Jew Stabbed in Djerba

April 16, 2014 - 8:50 PM
 
Israeli Hi-Tech Opens Branch in Nanjing

April 16, 2014 - 1:45 PM
 
Preparations Completed for Priestly Blessing from Jerusalem

April 16, 2014 - 12:48 PM
 
Kansas Shooting Suspect a White Supremacist, Indicted for Murder

April 16, 2014 - 12:03 PM
 
Hundreds at Bangkok Chabad Passover Seder

April 16, 2014 - 8:45 AM
 
President Obama’s Passover Statement

April 16, 2014 - 7:07 AM
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Organizer Yehudit Katzover addressing participants at the Hebron Heritage Center next door to the Machpelah Cave.
 

Conference Urges Israeli Sovereignty Over Judea And Samaria

Posted on: August 1st, 2012

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JERUSALEM – "It is not just Israel's right to apply sovereignty to Judea and Samaria," said Eran Bar-Tal, economics reporter for Makor Rishon, "but its obligation."

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YouTube Removes Hundreds of Videos in Response to New Report on Online Anti-Semitism

Posted on: August 1st, 2012

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The Online Hate Prevention Institute on Wednesday released a report documenting extensive anti-Semitism and racial hatred on YouTube, prompting the popular video-sharing website to close the account of the most egregious culprit.

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As Taxes Rise, Bibi’s Popularity Begins To Nosedive

Posted on: August 1st, 2012

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JERUSALEM – Despite public displays of support for Israel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from presumed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who recently visited Israel, several local polls show that the Israeli leader is rapidly losing support among his own Likud Party voters. Many of those surveyed believe that his meandering political adventures, as well as his fiscal and social measures, are unfairly burdening the middle class.

MItt Romney (left) and Benjamin Netanyahu
 

Palestinians Way Under The Radar During Romney’s Israel Visit

Posted on: August 1st, 2012

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JERUSALEM – Mitt Romney’s policy speech in Israel covered plenty of bases: The presumptive Republican presidential candidate spoke about the status of Jerusalem, the threat of a nuclear Iran, the “tumult” of the Arab Spring and the “enduring shared values” that bedrock the U.S.-Israel relationship.

 

90,000 to Gather in N.J. Metlife Stadium for the Completion of the Talmud

Posted on: August 1st, 2012

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Ninety-thousand Jews will gather in Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., to celebrate Siyum HaShas, the completion of a Talmud study program that occurs once every seven-and-a-half years. The attendants will be finishing a study program called Daf Yomi, “page of the day,” a daily regimen of learning the 2,711 pages of the Babylonian Talmud […]

 

Barak Orders Haredi Conscription

Posted on: August 1st, 2012

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Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak ordered the Israeli Defense Forces to draft Haredi men as it does other Jewish Israelis. The order came as the Tal Law, which allowed many Haredi men to defer army service, expired on Wednesday. Israel’s Supreme Court overturned the law in February. Israeli law mandates that Jewish Israelis enter the […]

Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak (L) met U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta in Tel Aviv on Tuesday.
 

Panetta: US Will Consider Using Force Against Iran Nukes

Posted on: August 1st, 2012

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Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said on Wednesday that if Iran does not negotiate acceptable limits on its nuclear program, it could face U.S. military action in tended to stop it from developing a nuclear bomb.

 

Gov Cuomo Vetoes Orthodox-Endorsed Religious Special-Ed Bill

Posted on: August 1st, 2012

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Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday vetoed a bill that would have made it possible for many special-education students to be placed in private schools using public funds, the NY Post reports. Under the school districts would have been obligated to consider a child’s religion when placing them in a school. Under the current law, families […]

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Posted on: August 1st, 2012

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

A drought in Israel in 1985 caused the water level in the Sea of Galilee to fall lower than usual. On January 24, 1986, the remains of an ancient boat were discovered. Archaeologists carefully extracted the remains and preserved them in a museum at Nof Ginosar, near Tiberias. A cooking pot and a lamp were […]

Akiva Goldstein of Lower Merion, PA (Center). Goldstein began his stint with the IDF Paratroopers Brigade last Thursday.
 

US Jewish Youths Choosing Elite IDF Units over Elite Colleges

Posted on: August 1st, 2012

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More Jewish parents no longer ask their children only to which Ivy League schools will they apply, but in which elite IDF units they want to serve.

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Photo-Essay: 15,000 Chareidim at the Ammunition Hill Siyum HaShas

Posted on: August 1st, 2012

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

Photos:15,000 Ultra-Orthodox Jews gathered at Ammunition Hill in Jerusalem on Tuesday night to celebrate the completion of this 7.5 year cycle of learning the Talmud.

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Aly Raisman Leads US to Gymnastics Team Gold

Posted on: August 1st, 2012

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Aly Raisman, a Jewish American, won the floor exercise in helping the U.S. women's team to the gold medal in the gymnastics competition in London.

President Barack Obama holds a Cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, July 26, 2012.
 

Congress Boosts Sanctions—Which Are Working—But President Gets to Roll Them Back Selectively

Posted on: August 1st, 2012

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Under the final version of the enhanced sanctions bill, the president has considerable leeway to postpone sanctions on insurers in order to give them time to comply. Also omitted from the final version are sanctions that congressional hard-liners had sought on individuals associated with SWIFT, the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications, as long as the body continues to deal with Iran's central bank.

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Hebrew University Marks 10th Anniversary of Fatal Bombing

Posted on: August 1st, 2012

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A memorial service at Hebrew University in Jerusalem marked the 10th anniversary of a fatal bombing there that killed nine, including five Americans. “A decade has passed since the attack, and it is not only a time to mourn, but also a time to reflect upon the mission entrusted to us,” said university President Menachem […]

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Photo-Essay: 20,000 Celebrate at Jerusalem’’s Teddy Stadium for the Shas Siyum HaShas

Posted on: July 31st, 2012

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

20,000 people participated Tuesday night in Shas's Siyum HaShas (completion of the Talmud). Here are some photos.

Aly Raisman's parents reeling over their girl's performance.
 

Video of Jewish Gymnast’s Parents’ Anxiety Goes Viral

Posted on: July 31st, 2012

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A clip from NBC showing Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman’s parents’ reaction to her uneven bar routine has garnered close to 100,000 hits on You Tube.

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Destruction left behind in Givat Egoz.
 

A Busload of Civil Administration and Border Guard Troops Demolish Two Outposts

Posted on: July 31st, 2012

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Around 1 AM Monday night, large Border Guard and Civilian Administration forces arrived on a bus and in several other vehicles at two outposts in Gush Talmonim in the Benjamin region. They also brought with them a tractor.

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Open Skies

Posted on: July 31st, 2012

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

I spent nearly half an hour in search of an image that would best illustrate the concept of an open sky policy, in a way that expresses the yearning of the average citizen of this planet to go places for a while, if only it didn’t entail getting so deep in debt they won’t see […]

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (L) and Gaza strip de facto Prime Minister Ismael Hanyah (C), during a meeting between Fatah and Hamas in Cairo last February.
 

Source: Hamas Gives in to Pressure, Permitting Voter Registry Update, Palestinian Elections Expected on Oct. 20

Posted on: July 31st, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Gaza's Hamas government has given the green light to the Palestinian Central Election Commission to begin updating voter registration data in the Gaza Strip—an electoral requirement not undertaken since the 2006 parliamentary election, in which Hamas received a majority of votes in the PA controlled parts of Judea and Samaria as well as Gaza, according to the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. Last Sunday, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told Turkey's state-run news agency that efforts to achieve reconciliation between his Fatah party and Hamas have reached "a deadlock."

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New Yorker Writer Resigns, Fabricated Bob Dylan Quotes

Posted on: July 31st, 2012

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Jonah Lehrer, a staff writer for The New Yorker, resigned hours after Tablet Magazine published an article revealing that he had fabricated Bob Dylan quotes in a recent book. “This was a lie spoken in a moment of panic,” Lehrer, 27, said in a statement Monday announcing his resignation. Three weeks ago Michael Moynihan, author […]

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