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In Outreach To Orthodox Jews, Obama Repeats Commitment To Israel

Posted on: June 13th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

WASHINGTON – President Obama is spreading the word, one Jewish constituency at a time: He has Israel’s back. Obama defended his record on Israel and on religious freedoms last week during a White House meeting with Orthodox leaders convened by the Orthodox Union.

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Bangladeshi Pro-Israel Journalist Pushes On Amid Charges Of Fraud

Posted on: June 13th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

DHAKA, Bangladesh – Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury sat at the cafe of the five-star Ruposhi Bangla Hotel in downtown Dhaka – capital of the third-largest Muslim nation on earth – proclaiming his love for Israel and the Jewish people.

 

Israel Considering Preemptive Strikes Against Syria

Posted on: June 13th, 2012

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

JERUSALEM – Israel’s Defense Minister Ehud Barak has ordered IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz to draw up plans for a possible series of preemptive strikes against various Scud missile installations and suspected WMD (weapons of mass destruction) sites across Syria, as the rebellion against President Bashar al-Assad’s dictatorship appears to be entering a dangerous phase.

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Fearing Anti-Mormon Prejudice, Romney Plays Down His Religion

Posted on: June 13th, 2012

News & ViewsLocal

WASHINGTON – Mitt Romney’s Lacrosse moment awaits him. The Democratic convention in Los Angeles was where Joe Lieberman made history as the first Jewish candidate on a major ticket on Aug. 17, 2000. But two days later, history came to life in Lacrosse, Wis., the little college town where Lieberman walked – and pointedly did not drive – to the local synagogue on his first post-nomination Shabbat.

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The author in front of the colorful Festival dome near Jaffa Gate.
 

Jerusalem Festival of Lights: Exercise in Overselling, Underdelivering

Posted on: June 13th, 2012

News & ViewsYori's News Clips

My family and I were certain it was going to be a tasteful, Jerusalem version of some of the better Disneyland rides, like Pirates of the Caribbean: dark, with stunning images and light displays and haunting music.

Marketing and strategy
 

Strong Marketing Drives Success at UC Santa Cruz

Posted on: June 13th, 2012

News & ViewsOn Campus

You might not expect it, but the pro-Israel group at the University of California, Santa Cruz -- a school with a decidedly liberal reputation -- drew impressive numbers of attendees to its events throughout the past academic year. Approximately 150 people attended the Santa Cruz Israel Action Committee’s big fall quarter event, a screening of the documentary film, U.N. Me.

Rabbi Yeshayahu Rotter Z"L
 

Rabbi Rotter, 59, Owner and Editor of Rotter.net

Posted on: June 13th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

A scoop by nature is a "preliminary report." On the one hand, it has a huge impact, but on the other hand there's a risk that the report is partially or completely false. Anyone who reads a scoop on the Internet, knows it can be inaccurate or even not correct at all, and yet they all relate to scoop as news until it is refuted.

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Church of the Nativity Wayne McClean
 

PA to UN: Make Church of Nativity World Heritage Site in State of Palestine

Posted on: June 13th, 2012

News & ViewsArchaeology

The Palestinian Authority will attempt to register the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem as a world heritage site in the country of Palestine when the World Heritage Committee meets in Russia from June 24 to July 6.

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NYC Queers Against Israeli Apartheid Facebook
 

Jews Clash in Queer Toronto Over Inclusion of BDS Group in Parade

Posted on: June 13th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

A Jewish gay and lesbian group has submitted a request to the Pride Toronto arbitration panel, asking the gay pride parade organizers to ban anti-Israel group Queers Against Israeli Apartheid from the festival. The dispute resolution committee will review the complaint, but may not be able to render a decision in time for the event.

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Dr. Daniel Hillel in Jordan
 

Israeli Scientist Wins World Food Prize for Drip Irrigation

Posted on: June 13th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

An 81 year old Israeli scientist whose revolutionary irrigation methods have saved and improved the lives of millions of people throughout the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and South America, has received the prestigious World Food Prize, according to an announcement made by the foundation on Tuesday.

 

Knesset Committee Ejects Top Reform Clergyman from Meeting

Posted on: June 13th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The head of the Reform movement in Israel was ejected from a discussion on state funding for non-Orthodox rabbis Tuesday. Gilad Kariv, a Reform rabbi and director of the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism, was thrown out of Tuesday’s debate in the Knesset Finance Committee for speaking out of turn and using aggressive language. Kariv […]

Chaplin as "The Great Dictator"
 

Richard Belzer Fights PC Hordes over Nazi Salute

Posted on: June 13th, 2012

News & ViewsMedia

"Law and Order SVU" star Richard Belzer is in hot water over what he insists was a comic homage to the late Charlie Chaplin and not, say, an expression of his fealty to the Nazi tradition.

 

Hungarian Police Investigating Desecration of Holocaust Monument

Posted on: June 13th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

A Holocaust memorial monument in the southwest of Hungary was desecrated. The perpetrators broke off several parts of the bronze monument, which stands 3 1/2 feet high and is the shape of a large menorah. Hungarian police said they were investigating the incident. The Federation of Jewish Communities in Hungary said the monument was desecrated […]

Russian attack Helicopter.
 

US: Russia Shipping Attack Choppers to Syria

Posted on: June 13th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

"We have confronted the Russians about stopping their continued arms shipments to Syria," Clinton said Tuesday. "We are concerned about the latest information we have that there are attack helicopters on the way from Russia to Syria."

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Jonathan Pollard is awaiting the results of President Peres' appeal to President Obama Wednesday.
 

Bipartisan House Effort Seeking Pollard Clemency

Posted on: June 13th, 2012

News & ViewsPolitics

A bipartisan letter is circulating in the U.S. House of Representatives soliciting signatures on a letter to President Obama asking him to commute Pollard's sentence to time served. The "Dear Colleague" letter is signed by veteran House members Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Christopher Smith (R-N.J.).

Bubbles on Ben Yehuda
 

Bubbles on Ben Yehuda

Posted on: June 13th, 2012

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

A young woman blowing large soap bubbles in the middle of Ben Yehuda street in Jerusalem. Ben Yehuda Street, known as the “Midrachov,” or pedestrian mall, is a major thoroughfare in downtown Jerusalem, closed to vehicular traffic. The street, named after the reviver of Modern Hebrew, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, runs from the intersection of King George […]

Aliya Incubator's online banner.
 

Aliya Incubator Seeking Quality ‘Anglos’ to Join Startup nation

Posted on: June 12th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

“AI intends to fund dozens of start-ups, bringing them on Aliya to build their dream," says David Goldberger, "starting at $500k per deal for the business launch.”

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Ultra Orthodox Jews in Crown Heights, Brooklyn
 

New York City Jewish Population Over 1 Million Again

Posted on: June 12th, 2012

News & ViewsJewish

A study by the UJA-Federation of New York found that the population of the New York Jewish community - comprising the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester - has grown nearly 10% since the last study in 2002. New York City's Jewish population stands at 1,086,000, with 40% identifying themselves as Orthodox, a 7% increase from 2002.

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IDF Deputy Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Yair Naveh.
 

IDF Warns of Syria’s Chemical Weapons Falling in Wrong Hands

Posted on: June 12th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

IDF Deputy Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Yair Naveh said Monday night that “Syria has the world’s largest arsenal of chemical weapons, along with rockets and missiles that can reach all of Israel." But Palestinian officials criticized the amplified Israeli criticism on Sunday as a tactic to deflect attention from Israel's treatment of the Palestinians and the "moribund peace process."

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City Councilman Charles Barron is causing a rift between NYC Black and Jewish Democrats.
 

Rift Emerging Between N.Y. Jewish, Black Democrats over Anti-Semitic Candidate

Posted on: June 12th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Several current and former New York Jewish elected officials gathered on Monday to denounce the congressional candidacy of Charles Barron for his anti-Israel views. Last week, Barron won the crucial endorsement of his district's retiring Congressman, Edolphus Towns. And this week, Barron was endorsed by the Amsterdam News.

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