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Israeli activist lawyer Nitzana Darshan-Leitner: The US should make Iran pay off its debts to American relatives of terror victims.
 

Darshan-Leitner Wins Prize for Fighting Terror in Court

Posted on: May 23rd, 2012

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Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, director of the Shurat HaDin Israel Law Center, received an award Tuesday night for her role in fighting terrorism through international courts and defending the civil rights of Israeli terror victims. Having dealt a heavy blow to Syria, now she's after the Bank of China.

 

OECD Raises Israel Economic Growth Estimate

Posted on: May 23rd, 2012

SectionsBusiness/Finance

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) raised its 2012 economic growth estimate for Israel to 3.2 percent, up from its November estimate of 2.9 percent.

British supermodel Naomi Campbell at the Wailing Wall. For images from Bethlehem please contact the Palestinian Authority security forces…
 

Reporters, Dog, Irate as PA Won’t Share Supermodel

Posted on: May 23rd, 2012

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Why, you might ask, does a supermodel require representation by PA security officials? This, as Fido might say, is where the best bones are buried. An irate Palestinian Journalists Syndicate condemned the Palestinian Authority's "heavy-handed treatment of reporters on Tuesday covering a supermodel's visit to Bethlehem."

Members of the RCP meeting with PM Netanyahu
 

Rabbis to EU Delegation: Supporting Palestinians a Recipe for Catastrophe

Posted on: May 23rd, 2012

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Rabbi Shlomo Rosenfeld: "The Jewish people are again being made a scapegoat for the lack of world peace while the Palestinian terrorists and murderers are depicted as innocent peace seekers. I want to state in no uncertain terms that the EU’s one sided support of the Palestinian demands is an extension of the Holocaust.”

Bethelehem Bulla
 

Artifact Found in Time for Shavuot Proves Bethlehem Existed During First Temple

Posted on: May 23rd, 2012

JudaismHolidays

Israel Antiquities Authority and the Ir David Foundation announced that a clay seal was discovered bearing the name of the city of Bethlehem, evidence that the city existed during the period of the First Temple in Jerusalem. The find coincides with the upcoming holiday of Shavuot, during which time Jews from around the world focus on the story of the biblical figure Ruth, set in the city of Bethlehem.

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NBN Shavuot
 

Young Olim from U.S. Celebrate Their First Shavuot in Israel

Posted on: May 23rd, 2012

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Nefesh B’Nefesh organized a special celebration yesterday in Ein Yael, Jerusalem for new Olim to better prepare them for their first Shavuot in Israel.

Former Premier Ahmed Shafiq is considered the establishment's candidate, but many fear chaos if he wins.
 

Retired Egyptian General Denies Rumors of Israeli Intervention following Egyptian Vote

Posted on: May 23rd, 2012

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Retired general turned security analyst and Junta spokesman Sameh Seif Al-Yazal told Al-Sharq Al-Awsat that rumors about an Israeli military intervention in Egypt are "misguided," because it was "not in Israel’s interest to fight Egypt at the present time, as the situation remained tense with its other neighbors."

 

Leader of Yemenite Jews Stabbed to Death in Market

Posted on: May 23rd, 2012

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A leader of Yemen’s Jewish community was stabbed to death at a market in the capital of Sana’a. The victim, identified in media reports as Harun Yusuf or Aaron Joseph Zindani, 50, reportedly was stabbed in the neck and in the stomach. He died Tuesday. His Muslim assailant accused him of casting a spell on […]

 

Israel Doesn’t Qualify for Eurovision Finals

Posted on: May 23rd, 2012

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The Israeli band Izabo failed to advance to the Eurovision Song Competition final Tuesday night. Izabo performed the song “Time” on Tuesday in the first semifinal of the competition, held this year in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Israeli Broadcasting Authority had unilaterally selected the band in February to represent Israel in the competition. It marked the […]

The Bearer of Sheaves will Come Rejoicing
 

The Bearer of Sheaves will Come Rejoicing

Posted on: May 23rd, 2012

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

Students of the Bonyan yeshiva harvest wheat with a hand sickle in a field near Latrun, Israel. They will store the wheat for almost a year, to be used for matzoh baking before next Passover.

Newlywed couple Harel and Talya David under the Chupa in Karnei Shomron in Judea and Samaria. The new "Tzohar Law" will empower couples to seek officiating by non-Haredi rabbis.
 

New Knesset ‘Tzohar Law’ to Curtail Chief Rabbinate’s Control on Weddings Passes First Reading

Posted on: May 22nd, 2012

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The new law will end the obligation of Jewish couples to be wedded only by the rabbi of their locale, permitting them to choose any recognized Orthodox rabbi in the country to perform their marriage.

 

Young Jewish Man Murdered in Moscow

Posted on: May 22nd, 2012

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A young Jewish lay leader was murdered in Moscow over the weekend after attempting to stop a brawl between two rival, non-Jewish gangs. According to a statement from the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia, Yaakov Manasharshivili, 26, encountered the melee on Friday. When he tried to intervene, he was shot at point-blank range. Moscow […]

Border Guard arresting a Ramat Migron resident last week.
 

Indictment Filed Against Arrested Ramat Migron Residents

Posted on: May 22nd, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

On Monday an indictment was filed against two youths from the Ramat Migron outpost charged with assaulting a policeman. The two were arrested just before Shabbat last week, after, according to police, they refused to leave the outpost despite a closed military zone order effective on the site. According to police they violently resisted their removal from the site.

International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Yukiya Amano (L.) met with with Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili (R.) on Sunday.
 

Surrounded by Mistrust, Administration Resumes Iran Nuclear Talks

Posted on: May 22nd, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

Tomorrow, Wednesday, will see the start of new talks, in Baghdad, intended to persuade Iran's government to halt the enrichment of uranium, and also allow international inspectors complete access to its facilities. Ideally, President Obama would have liked to manage the progress of these talks, but both Republicans and Democrats don't completely trust the executive branch to do the right thing on Iran.

Lauren Odes with her celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred at Monday's press conference.
 

Too ‘Hot’ for Comfort, Temp Sues Orthodox Bosses in Failure to Communicate

Posted on: May 22nd, 2012

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The owners of Native Intimates are Orthodox Jews. That by itself is not exactly shocking, since Jews of all stripes have been running New York's garment industry since the early 20th century. What's unique about this particular outfit is their poor choice in letting go a female temp at their warehouse because she looked and dressed too provocatively for the workplace.

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Best Friends
 

Best Friends

Posted on: May 22nd, 2012

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

As the sun sets on an IDF soldier in the Oketz canine special forces unit and his loyal companion, Herman. Oketz was founded in 1939 as part of Haganah. Each dog is trained in a particular specialty. Attack dogs are trained to operate in both urban and rural areas. Other dogs are trained to track […]

 

Report: Orthodox Conversions in Israel Down 31%

Posted on: May 22nd, 2012

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Orthodox conversions in Israel are down by 31 percent over the past two years, according to a new report. “Both demographic changes and bureaucratic hurdles have contributed to this change,” said Rabbi Seth Farber, director of ITIM: Resources and Advocacy for Jewish Life. The ITIM study, released on the eve of Shavuot, the holiday in […]

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Border Guards marching into Ramat Migron in an attempt to stop a wedding.
 

120 Border Guards Disrupt Wedding in Ramat Migron Outpost

Posted on: May 22nd, 2012

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A force of at least 120 Border Guard police in more than 15 vehicles arrived on Monday night at the outpost of Ramat Migron, near the village of Migron in Judea and Samaria, barging into an area where a wedding of two local residents was to being prepared, and presented local residents with an order declaring the place a closed military zone.

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Cypriot President Dimitris Christofias welcomes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Cyprus
 

Israel Denies Reports it is Seeking to Deploy 20,000 Troops to Cyprus

Posted on: May 21st, 2012

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Anatolia News Agency cited a Cypriot official as saying that Netanyahu offered to build a gas terminal for Cyprus on condition that all 10,000 construction workers be Israeli citizens and that 20,000 Israeli "commandos" be deployed to protect the workers and the terminal.

Arab terrorists at the traffic circle in Ras al-Amoud May 2011
 

Mount of Olives Community Suffers Big Jerusalem Day Attack

Posted on: May 21st, 2012

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A Jerusalem Day attack on a family of Jews driving near the community of Maale HaZeitim in the Arab Ras al Amoud neighborhood has increased tension between Jews and Muslims in the region, amid intensified demands from Jewish residents that Jerusalem police forces crack down on threats to security.

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