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Kadima chairman Shaul Mofaz and Kadima MK Yochanan Plesner attend a discussion about the Tal Law
 

Coalition Grumblings: Political Posturing or First Signs of Splintering?

Posted on: May 14th, 2012

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The intensifying focus on legislating an alternative to the Tal Law has the ultra-Orthodox parties in the Likud-led coalition defensive yet intractable. Shas and UTJ - representing 15 seats in the government - have declared that they will not participate in the coalition committee on finding an alternative.

 

Bronx Girl Wins National Bible Contest, Passaic Boy Scores Perfect

Posted on: May 14th, 2012

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Shalhevet Schwartz, a 14 year old girl from Riverdale, Bronx, was one of only two girls to compete in her division of the National Bible Contest held last Sunday at Yeshiva University in Manhattan. Despite appearances, the freshman at SAR High School exhibited sufficient bible knowledge to win, and be eligible to participate in the world championships in Jerusalem, the “Chidon HaTanach”, held every year on Israel’s Independence Day.

IVF Shaarei Zedek Hospital
 

Israeli IVF Success Doubles in Decade

Posted on: May 14th, 2012

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A new Health Ministry reports shows that a whopping 25 percent of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)treatments resulted in pregnancies, with 20% of attempts resulting in live births. The number represents the doubling of success in the last decade, partly thanks to Israeli law supporting free IVF for two live babies.

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Maale HaZeitim
 

Attacks on Jewish Maale HaZeitim Continue, Jerusalem Fire Dept. Slow to Respond

Posted on: May 14th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Despite the arrest of a local Arab man for repeat Molotov cocktail attacks on the eastern Jerusalem Jewish neighborhood of Maale HaZeitim, assaults on the residential area just across from the Old City of Jerusalem continue, with two offenses occurring in the last 72 hours.

Minister of Environmental Protection Gilad Erdan wants to keep Israeli electric supply at home to avoid summer blackouts, rather than export the juice to Gaza.
 

Minister: Blackouts from Cancelled Egyptian Gas Deal Should Hit Gaza, Not Israel

Posted on: May 14th, 2012

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The unintended consequence of the hostile cancellation of Egypt's natural gas contract with Israel may result in increased blackouts in Gaza. Benjamin Netanyahu's Environmental Protection Minister Gilad Erdan says Israel should consider cutting its supply of electricity to the Gaza Strip this summer in face of predicted power shortages.

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Dead Sea Scrolls on Display in Philadelphia

Posted on: May 14th, 2012

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On Saturday, the Franklin Institute will launch its exhibition “Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times.” The collection consists of more than 600 figurines, altars, coins, pottery, menorahs, bone boxes, and incense burners, and a giant stone from the Wailing Wall. The exhibition was created in cooperation with the Israeli Antiquities Authority, the […]

Special Forces Lady
 

Special Forces Lady

Posted on: May 14th, 2012

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

A course instructor of the Snapir (“Fin”) combat unit, practicing with inflatable rubber boats in the Haifa Bay. Women serve across the range of different units in the IDF, on the ground, on sea, or in the air, taking an equal part in protecting Israel.

 

Palestinians Reject Netanyahu’s Offer to Renew Direct Talks

Posted on: May 14th, 2012

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PA officials On Sunday night rejected the new Israeli proposal to resume direct peace talks, arguing that the letter was delivered from the Netanyahu government is lacking regarding already existing Palestinian demands. Netanyahu’s envoy to the negotiations with the Palestinians, Attorney Yitzhak Molcho, on Saturday night delivered a letter to Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, […]

War criminals? The children of Ulpana Hill in front of their homes which are slated to be demolished by a court order.
 

Fear of War Crimes Indictment Could Spur Demolition

Posted on: May 14th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

AG Weinstein warned Netanyahu that expropriation of Palestinian land could lead to war crimes charges against senior Israeli officials. Harel Koren, representing the residents of the Ulpana Hill, urged the PM to disregard fear and save thousands of homes from demolition.

Parchin complex in Iran
 

Opposition: Iran Accelerating Nuclear Weapons Program

Posted on: May 13th, 2012

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A new report on the Iranian nuclear arms program compiled by the Iranian opposition group Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) shows that Iran is in fact accelerating its efforts to build a nuclear bomb.

 

WordPress Drops Greek Neo-Nazi Party Website

Posted on: May 13th, 2012

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The Greek neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Party, which won nearly seven percent of the vote in last week’s elections, has had its official website taken down by host WordPress. “This blog has been archived or suspended for a violation of our Terms of Service,” said a message from WordPress that replaced their homepage. The web page […]

 

Netanyahu Inaugurates Coalition with ‘Four Main Goals’

Posted on: May 13th, 2012

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Netanyahu: "By the end of July, we will pass a law that will divide the burden on a more equal, more egalitarian and more just basis for all Israelis, Jewish and Arab alike, without setting public against public."

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Nasrallah: We Will Strike Tel Aviv

Posted on: May 13th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

In a televised speech in suburbs south of Beirut on Friday, Hizbullah leader Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah boasted that his sophisticated terror network is capable of hitting any target “in Tel Aviv and occupied Palestine”, and would target Tel Aviv in a future war.

Demolition Babies
 

Demolition Babies

Posted on: May 13th, 2012

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

Israeli children playing in the Ulpana Hill neighborhood of Beit El in Judea and Samaria. The Israeli government is looking for ways to sidestep a ruling by the Supreme Court to demolish Ulpana before July 1, following a land ownership dispute between Arab sellers more than a decade ago. The proclivity of Israel’s leftist legal […]

Standing in front of the home of Valerie and Paul Keller in Reno, Nevada, President Obama on Friday called on Congress to cut red tape and make it simpler for homeowners to refinance. The president's numbers on the economy are tanking.
 

New Poll: Romney Over Obama by 8% Due to Lackluster Economy

Posted on: May 13th, 2012

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The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows Mitt Romney getting 50% of the vote while President Obama received only 42%. This was the third time to date that Republican challenger crossed the 50% threshold against the president in Rasmussen’ Poll.

 

French Anti-Semitic Comic’s Shows Dropped in Montreal

Posted on: May 12th, 2012

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UPI reports that Four shows by French comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala in Montreal have been canceled, as a result of protests by Jewish groups. M’bala was scheduled to perform at the Corona Theatre starting Monday, but the theater announced on Friday that the shows were canceled “due to contractual conflicts.” Promoter Evenko, who booked the […]

 

Ahmadinejad, Putin Outline Prospects for Future Cooperation

Posted on: May 12th, 2012

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on his victory in the presidential election, the Kremlin said in a statement on Saturday. “During a telephone conversation, the two leaders outlined the prospects for future contacts,” the statement read. According to the Kremlin, Putin and Ahmadinejad expressed readiness to help enhance cooperation between […]

 

38,000 Palestinians Take Teacher Exams to fill 1,400 Vacant Positions

Posted on: May 12th, 2012

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The Palestinian news agency Ma’an reports that around 38,000 people in the Palestinian Authority on Saturday took exams to become public school teachers. The exams are highly competitive, and the Palestinian Authority ministry of education will select only 1,400 candidates to fill vacant teaching positions in its schools. The exams started at 10 a.m. in […]

 

Peres’ Hernia Surgery Successful

Posted on: May 12th, 2012

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Israeli President Shimon Peres successfully underwent surgery to treat a hernia. Peres underwent the surgery on Friday at the Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer. Doctors say that the surgery was successful and that Peres is feeling well. The hernia was discovered in Peres’ abdomen during his recent state visit to Canada.

 

NY Times: Brooklyn D.A. Inflated Success of Program Against Haredi Sex Abuse

Posted on: May 12th, 2012

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Brooklyn’s district attorney has inflated the results of a program for combating child sexual abuse in the Haredi Orthodox community, a New York Times investigation concluded. The Kol Tzedek program was launched in 2009 by the district attorney’s office in order to combat sexual abuse in Brooklyn’s large Haredi community and encourage reporting of such […]

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