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All in the Family: BDS Protests Zabars; Carole Zabar Promotes BDS

April 20, 2014 - 11:09 PM
 
Prayer Request from HaRav Aharon Bina

April 20, 2014 - 5:39 PM
 
Bennett to Abbas: Go Ahead, Make My Day

April 20, 2014 - 4:46 PM
 
Arab Riots Forced Rabbi Meir Soloveichik, Family off Temple Mount

April 20, 2014 - 2:27 PM
 
Ukrainian Synagogue Firebombed (Video)

April 20, 2014 - 2:05 PM
 
Hikers Find Human Skull and Bones in Gush Etzion Cave

April 20, 2014 - 8:28 AM
 
U.S., Israel Teaming to Push Israel into Visa Waiver Program

April 18, 2014 - 5:25 PM
 
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
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Responding to Rocket Fire, IAF Targets Gaza Terror Sites

Posted on: June 18th, 2012

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Overnight, IAF aircraft targeted a weapons manufacturing facility in the southern Gaza Strip and a terror activity site in the central Gaza Strip. Direct hits were identified. The sites were targeted in response to rocket fire against southern Israel. During 2012 more than 275 rockets were fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip. The IDF […]

 

Chabad of North Hollywood Construction Halted by Neighbors

Posted on: June 18th, 2012

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Dozens Sherman Oaks residents are complaining that the new Chabad House on Chandler Boulevard is “just too big for the surrounding blocks of single-family homes, some starting at more than $1 million,” the LA Times reports. The new building is slated to be 12,000 square feet, on a 9,568-square-foot parcel which is zoned for residential […]

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Mazal Tov, Mama Rhino!
 

Mazal Tov, Mama Rhino!

Posted on: June 18th, 2012

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After an 18 month pregnancy, Tendra the rhinoceros gave birth to a healthy calf at the Ramat-Gan Safari on Friday, June 15. This was the second successful birth for 20-year-old Tendra. Congratulatory messages have been streaming in from zoos all over the world. White Rhinos are notoriously difficult to breed in captivity and every successful […]

 

Mursi Muslim Brotherhood Campaign Claims Egypt Presidency, Shafiq Denies

Posted on: June 18th, 2012

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Al Ahram has just published these tweets from Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Mursi: 6:28 Ikhwanweb tweets: President-Elect Mohamed #Morsi, heads to #Tahrir – symbol of the Egyptian revolution – after speech at his campaign HQ announcing elex results 6:25 Mursi is in the lead with 52.3 per cent of the total 21,560,639 ballots cast nationwide, […]

 

Greek Nazis Increase Power in Sunday’s Vote

Posted on: June 18th, 2012

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Greece’s neo-Nazi party Chryssi Avghi (Golden Dawn) won between 6.0 and 7.5% of the vote in Sunday’s elections, according to exit polls, European Jewish Press reports. Last month, Golden Dawn, riding a wave of anti-immigrant anger, received 6.97% of the vote, winning 21 seats in the 300-member Parliament. The head of Golden Dawn, Nikos Mihaloliakos, […]

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Hebrew National
 

Suit Charges Hebrew National Products Not Kosher

Posted on: June 18th, 2012

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Class action lawsuit against Hebrew National alleges the company is misrepresenting its own kashrut standards “as defined by the most stringent Jews who follow Orthodox Jewish Law."

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PM Benjamin Netanyahu at weekly cabinet meeting.
 

Israel May Build Artificial Islands to Alleviate Shortage of Space

Posted on: June 17th, 2012

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Israel, which is approximately the size of the state of New Jersey, is also a very densely populated country – with an average of 982 people per square mile. "The idea...has spatial, economic and security logic for us," PM Netanyahu said. "It is also of value regarding environmental protection."

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President Bashar al-Assad Visits Baba Amr Quarter in Homs.
 

IDF Spokesperson: Assad’s End a Certainty

Posted on: June 17th, 2012

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IDF Spokesperson Brig. Gen. Yoav (Poly) Mordechai said that the understanding that the Bashar Assad regime in Syria has “reached its end” is now permeating among Assad’s allies Iran and Hezbollah. Meanwhile, a Russian military source said that Russia may send warships and troops to Syria to protect its logistics base in Tartous, Syria.

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Bolivian Cabinet to Deliberate Ostreicher Case

Posted on: June 17th, 2012

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Bolivian Cabinet ministers told the chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives human rights subcommittee that they would look into the case of a jailed Brooklyn Chasidic Jew. Rep. Christopher Smith (R-N.J.) met this week in Bolivia with Minister of Government Carlos Romero and Minister of Justice Cecilia Luisa Ayllon. Jacob Ostreicher has been held […]

Cherry Picking Festival
 

Cherry Picking Festival

Posted on: June 17th, 2012

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The cherry picking festival was held last Friday in Kibbutz Rosh Tzurim, Gush Etzion. Kibbutz Rosh Tzurim was founded after 1967, on the remains of Kibbutz Ein Tzurim, which was destroyed by the Jordanian Legion in 1948. Close to ten years ago, the kibbutz went through a privatization process and opened its doors to additional […]

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MoveOn targets Anti-Israeli Candidate Barron

Posted on: June 17th, 2012

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MoveOn.org joined a growing list of groups and individuals to raise concerns about the congressional candidacy of New York City Councilman Charles Barron. The online liberal group blasted an e-mail criticizing the candidacy of Barron in New York’s Eighth Congressional District in the Democratic primary against Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries. The two are vying to replace […]

Mitt Romney in front of his campaign bus.
 

Romney Says Obama Prefers Letting Iran Have Nukes to Letting Israel Attack

Posted on: June 16th, 2012

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Saturday revved up his attacks on President Obama's Mid East policy, suggesting the president fears that Israel might attack Iran more than he fears that Iran will develop a nuclear weapon. “I think, by and large, you can just look at the things the president has done and do the opposite,” Romney said.

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Kosher Delight in Midtown NY Closing

Posted on: June 15th, 2012

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YeahThatsKosher.com reports that Kosher Delight, the 28-year old establishment on Broadway between 36th and 37th street is scheduled to close on Sunday, according to rumors and the restaurant’s staff. This closing comes on the heels of two other recent closures/moves in the midtown area, J2 Pizza and Clubhouse Cafe. According to the website, Kosher Delight […]

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US billionaire businessman Sheldon Adelson.
 

McCain Says Adelson Contributions Are ‘Foreign Money’

Posted on: June 15th, 2012

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The former GOP presidential candidate, himself a devout campaign finance reformer, is accusing the current GOP candidate of accepting foreign money in exchange for influence over U.S. policy. The plot thickens more than a little when the agent of influence is a Jewish billionaire and the foreign power in question is the State of Israel.

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Gaza Question in Paris University Medical Exam Stirs Controversy, Investigation

Posted on: June 15th, 2012

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Vincent Berger, president of Diderot University in Paris, is investigating a question “of a polemic nature” which was posed to students of the Bichat Hospital Faculty of Medicine, Agence France Presse reported. CRIF, , responded with “indignance” in a public statement on Thursday to the “scandalous” question relating to the bombing of civilians in Gaza, […]

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Extreme-Right Politicians Expelled for Neo-Nazi T-shirts

Posted on: June 15th, 2012

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EJP reports that eight extreme-right politicians on Wednesday were expelled from the Saxony, Germany, state parliament for wearing neo-Nazi T-shirts. The lawmakers, from the controversial National Democratic Party (NDP), were forcibly removed by police after refusing to leave on their own. The speaker of the assembly in Saxony, in formerly communist eastern Germany where NDP […]

Former prime minister Ahmed Shafiq (L) and Freedom and Justice Party leader Mohamed Mursi.
 

Few Doubts on Whom Jews Should Pray for to Win Egyptian Runoff Election

Posted on: June 15th, 2012

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The runoff presidential election between former prime minister Ahmed Shafiq and Freedom and Justice Party leader Mohamed Mursi will take place this Saturday and Sunday. As interested parties, we must ask ourselves, which of the two candidates should we say a Mi Sh'Beirach for, or at least endorse in our hearts during prayer this coming Shabbat.

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Chabad of Westport Hoping for Town Approval at Long Last

Posted on: June 15th, 2012

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According to the Westport Daily Voice, the structure that used to house the Three Bears Restaurant in Westport, CT, will shortly officially become the new home of Chabad Lubavitch of Westport, which has been operating without approval out of the space since January. On Thursday night, an attorney for Chabad appeared before the town’s Planning […]

 

Israeli Navy Captures Palestinian Smugglers Vessel

Posted on: June 15th, 2012

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The Israeli Navy captured a Palestinian fishing vessel engaged in illegal smuggling travelling towards the Gaza Strip on Wednesday. No weapons were discovered on board the ship, only spare vehicle parts, and it was taken to shore by an Israeli Navy Dvora class fast patrol boat. After the investigation was complete, the smugglers were released […]

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McCain on PBS NewsHour Thursday
 

Video: In Role Reversal, McCain Critical of Obama’s ‘in Your Face’ on Pakistan

Posted on: June 15th, 2012

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What's wrong with this picture? Why didn't anybody tell me Sen. John McCain has joined the left wing of the Democratic party?

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