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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
 
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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Minority Births in US Over 50%

Posted on: May 17th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

It’s official – over half of babies are being born to racial and ethnic minorities in the United States, according to a report in the Associated Press.

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Security forces were brutal last night, clashing violently with teenage girls in two Jewish outposts.
 

Security Forces Victorious Over Teen Girls in Overnight Demolitions at Two Outposts

Posted on: May 17th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

In what could be a dress rehearsal for the evacuation and demolition of Ulpana Hill, Israeli security forces accompanied a bulldozer which overnight demolished a stone structure in the Ramat Migron outpost and two temporary structures in the Oz Zion outpost in Judea and Samaria. Clashes erupted during the demolition, between right-wing activists, most of them teenage girls, and security forces.

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Google's "Street View" car driving through the neighborhood of Mea Shearim in Jerusalem.
 

Military Intelligence Monitored ‘Google Street View’ Project in Israel

Posted on: May 17th, 2012

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

Israeli security authorities including the IDF Military Intelligence Formation, closely monitored the Google Street View Project, first launched in Israel just last month, giving a close look of streets in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa. The inspection prevented publication of pictures revealing classified information and locations of security facilities operating in Israel.

 

Report: Ignoring UN Ban, Iran Continues Shipping Arms to Syria, Enriching Uranium

Posted on: May 17th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

According to Reuters, a confidential report on Iran sanctions-busting says Syria continues to receive Iranian arms shipments that violate a U.N. Security Council ban on weapons exports by Iran. The new report, by a panel of experts on monitoring sanctions, submitted to the Security Council’s Iran sanctions committee, also details Iranians’ efforts to circumvent sanctions […]

Beautiful Gardens, Beautiful Minds
 

Beautiful Gardens, Beautiful Minds

Posted on: May 17th, 2012

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

A young Israeli woman meditates in the Sunken Garden next to the Habima national theater in Tel Aviv, May 14, 2012. Amidst the chaotic streetscape stands the Habima National Theater, located at the junction of Rothschild and Ben Tsiyon Streets in Tel Aviv. The courtyard (aka the New Culture Square), which is still under construction, […]

 

Ron Paul Halts Campaign, Keeps Delegates

Posted on: May 17th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul has effectively given up his presidential campaign but will not give up his delegates to Mitt Romney. Paul, a Texas Republican, said he would no longer compete in his party’s primaries, leaving Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, the only viable candidate for the GOP nod still running. Romney remains about 200 […]

U.S. Ambassador Dan Shapiro with the newly appointed commander of Israel's Air Force Major General Amir Eshel, May 14, 2012.
 

U.S. Ambassador to Israel: We Are Ready to Attack Iran

Posted on: May 16th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

Washington prefers the diplomatic option and stated as much time and again – but it seems that beneath the surface, an attack is ready to roll on command. An unusual moment of candor on the part of U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro at a closed meeting in Tel Aviv, reveals the planning behind the scenes. "The military option is not only possible, it's ready," he says.

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David (Dudi) Roth (1st row, right), co-chairman of Meir Panim, greets members of the America's Voices in Israel celebrity mission at the Meir Panim Soup Kitchen in downtown Tiberias.
 

Emotion-Filled Israel Trip For TV Stars

Posted on: May 16th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

With tears flowing, a phalanx of top American TV stars recounted various personal and religious revelations they gained during last week’s weeklong visit to Israel. They expressed admiration for the Jewish people’s vitality and for their willingness to create a better society in the midst of political and religious upheaval in the region.

A Jewish family pass an Arab family in the Arab quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem
 

New Poll: Israeli Arabs, Jews Pessimistic About Prospects for Peace

Posted on: May 16th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

In poll conducted by the Israel Democracy Institute in conjunction with Tel Aviv University, 90% of Israeli Arab respondents said that it was unsuitable for 'Hatikvah' "to serve as the national anthem of the State of Israel," compared to 80% of Israeli Jews said that it was suitable.

 

The Quiz

Posted on: May 16th, 2012

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There's a new quiz all the time. Test your knowledge of current events.

Jacob Ostreicher
 

Orthodox New Yorker On Hunger Strike After Months In Bolivian Prison

Posted on: May 16th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

Supporters say he’s an innocent man caught up in the tentacles of a corrupt Latin American regime. Authorities in Bolivia allege he’s a shady businessman with ties to drug dealers and money launderers.

Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, representing the Syrian government, called the lawsuit “baseless.”
 

Bombing Victims’ Win $323 Mil. from Syria, Ramsey Clark Calls Suit ‘Baseless’

Posted on: May 16th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

The family of Daniel Wultz, 16, a Florida resident who was killed in a Palestinian suicide bomb attack in Tel Aviv won a $323 million judgment in a U.S. court against Iran and Syria. Attorney Darshan-Leitner said the Syrian government's aircraft, ships and corporations can be impounded to force Syria to comply with the court's ruling.

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Y-Love Chaim Schvarcz
 

Y-Love – Jewish, Orthodox, Black… and Gay

Posted on: May 16th, 2012

News & ViewsJewish

New York rapper Yitz “Y-Love” Jordan, famed black convert to Orthodox Judaism and celebrated artist, has announced that he is homosexual in an interview with Out magazine.

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US Tour Operators Assoc. Annual Meeting Set for Israel

Posted on: May 16th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The United States Tour Operators Association, the largest tourism wholesalers association in America, will hold its 2013 annual conference in Israel as guests of the Tourism Ministry. The decision was made in February during a meeting in the US between Tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov and USTOA management. The organization’s last annual conference in Israel occurred in 1995.

Sudanese immigrants in Tel Aviv
 

Interior Minister: We Must Deport African Refugees

Posted on: May 16th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

The day after police arrested four Eritrean and Sudanese men for robbing and raping a 19 year-old woman in south Tel Aviv’s Neve Sha’anan neighborhood, Israeli Interior Minister Eli Yishai said most African illegal immigrants should be rounded up and either deported or arrested.

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Kinneret Yoga
 

New Yoga Course Has Jewish Women Striking Kosher Pose

Posted on: May 16th, 2012

SectionsHealth and Living

Women who seek the opportunity to do Asanas in an environment which is more Hoshannah than Ganesha – and teach other women to do the same - can now sign up for a special course designed especially for Jewish Yoga aficionadas who want to teach the healing art to others.

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America's Voices in Israel May mission to Israel in a group shot in Jerusalem. Left: Rabbi Irwin Katsof, Mekhi Pfifer, Holt McCallany, AnnaLynne McCord, Omar Epps, Paul Johansson, Paget Brewster, Zach Roerig, and Holly Robinson Peete.
 

Discovering the Holy Land, Hollywood Style

Posted on: May 16th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

Omar Epps, on his second visit to Israel with America's Voices in Israel, explained that it was the country's "rich history, culture, people and energies" that drew him back. "For me personally, the spiritual significance of this place hits me to the core. The fact that the world's three ancient religions meet in one place makes the holiness of this land so unique," said Epps. "I'm bringing my kids here next time to experience this land together with my wife."

Henry Kissinger in Jerusalem.
 

Kissinger Gets Felt Up by the TSA

Posted on: May 16th, 2012

News & ViewsYori's News Clips

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger., who's turning 89 this month (may we suggest holiday in Vietnam?), was spotted last Friday at LaGuardia airport in New York, getting routed to the pat-down line while going through security.

Surgery, Newark Beth Israel Hospital, early 20th century
 

My Son the Pioneer Jewish Doctor

Posted on: May 16th, 2012

News & ViewsYori's News Clips

While some religions place ultimate responsibility for healing in divine hands, “Jews don’t see a conflict between faith and medicine,” says Alan M. Kraut, a professor of history at American University who helped put together the exhibition “Trail of the Magic Bullet: The Jewish Encounter With Modern Medicine, 1860-1960,” on view at Yeshiva University Museum in Manhattan.

Coming Home
 

Coming Home

Posted on: May 16th, 2012

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

A resident of Gush Etzion walks the perimeter of Temple Mount in Jerusalem. There are areas on the holy mountaintop which, according to some rabbinic opinions, are permitted for Jews to set foot on even in our times. There are police restrictions, unfortunately, on conducting a Jewish prayer with a minyan anywhere on Temple Mount, […]

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