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Mixed Jewish Reaction To French Vote; Trepidation Over Greek Election Results

Posted on: May 9th, 2012

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Jewish reaction was mixed to the election of the Socialist Party’s Francois Hollande as the president of France while Jewish leaders in Greece expressed concern and disappointment after the fascist Golden Dawn party was poised to enter the Greek parliament for the first time.

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Bibi’s Bombshell Proves He’s ‘Israel’s Number One Politician’

Posted on: May 9th, 2012

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JERUSALEM – Prime Minister Netanyahu’s bombshell announcement of a unity government agreement with new Kadima Party head Shaul Mofaz gives the Israeli leader an unshakeable government coalition for at least another year.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (left) and Kadima chairman Shaul Mofaz hold a joint press conference at the Knesset Tuesday after announcing a surprise agreement to form a coalition government.
 

Netanyahu Stuns Israel With Historic Coalition Government

Posted on: May 9th, 2012

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JERUSALEM – Israelis went to sleep Monday night expecting early elections in September for the 19th Knesset. They woke up to the news that elections would take place as planned in October 2013.

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On The Scene: MVA 5/09/12

Posted on: May 9th, 2012

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Motor vehicle accident in the intersection of Ocean Parkway and Ave. P involving a minivan and four door sedan. It appears that accident had occurred on Ocean Parkway in the extreme right southbound lane. There are no apparent injuries. The right lane is closed with numerous members from FDNY at the scene.

The Quran
 

Egyptian Justice Ministry suggests minimum 10 year sentence for intentionally misquoting Koran

Posted on: May 9th, 2012

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Parliamentary committee approves tougher punishment for 'distorting' Quran.

Avigdor Liberman leading a party meeting, May 09, 2012.
 

Avigdor Liberman: Ulpana and Tal Law Replacement ‘Two Major Tests’ for New Coalition

Posted on: May 9th, 2012

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Israel Beytenu Chairman: "The residents who have lived in Givat Ulpana for years are law-abiding citizens. This is not an illegal outpost. It is the state's mistake, and it must take responsibility. There are ways to regulate the matter with legislation."

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Peres to Canada’s Harper: You are “Extraordinary Friend” of Israel

Posted on: May 9th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Israeli President Shimon Peres praised Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper for his support of Israel during his 5-day state visit beginning on Monday. “I sense that Canada is always positive, never indifferent, never neutral,” President Peres told attendees at his official welcome ceremony at Rideau Hall, according to a report by Canadian daily Globe and […]

 

Revolutionary Israeli Co Signs $8 Million Packaging Deal with Pepsi

Posted on: May 9th, 2012

SectionsHealth and Living

Oplon Pure Science, a Rehovot-based developer of anti-bacterial polymer sheets for packaging, has signed an $8 million contract with the Pepsi Corporation to supply packaging solutions for their products, according to No Camels. The revolutionary Oplon packaging aims to protect foods from the colonization of microbes without the use of chemical preservatives or anti-biotics.  The […]

 

Israeli Doctor: Over-the-Counter Drugs Could Raise Blood Pressure

Posted on: May 9th, 2012

SectionsHealth and Living

Chemical components in anti-inflammatory pain relievers, antibiotics, contraceptives and anti-depressants may increase the risk of heart attack or stroke, according to Dr. Ehud Grossman of Tel Aviv University’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine and the Sheba Medical Center. In a recent article published in the American Journal of Medicine with co-author Dr. Franz Messerli of Columbia […]

 

Maurice Sendak, 83, Where the Wild Things Are

Posted on: May 9th, 2012

SectionsArts

Maurice Sendak, winner of numerous literary awards for children’s book writing and illustration, and author of classic children’s book Where the Wild Things Are, passed away Tuesday at the age of 83. Born in Brooklyn to Holocaust survivors Sadie and Philip Sendak, Maurice gained acclaim at the age of 35 for authoring and illustrating Where […]

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Toronto Islamic School Apologizes for Calling Jews “Crafty”, Promoting Jihad-Readiness

Posted on: May 9th, 2012

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A Toronto Islamic school has apologized to the Jewish community after an investigation confirmed that it encourages students to hate Jews and prepare to combat them. Friends of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre for Holocaust Studies in Toronto had submitted a complaint that the curriculum for the East End Madrassah, a Muslim Sunday school conducted on […]

Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren meeting with PM Binyamin Netanyahu
 

Amb. Michael Oren to Pro-Israel Student Advocates: No Substitute for Knowledge and Experience

Posted on: May 9th, 2012

News & ViewsOn Campus

Oren stressed the importance of treating every question with respect, noting that there is only one question that he refuses to respect. “I won't respect any question that draws a comparison between Israel and the Nazis," he said. "I won't respond to that, at least not respectfully."

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North Carolina Bans Gay Marriage

Posted on: May 9th, 2012

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North Carolina approved a constitutional amendment on Tuesday defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman, eliminating the possibility of same-sex marriages in the state. Unofficial returns showed voters passing the amendment with 61 percent of the vote, making North Carolina the 30th state to adopt a ban on gay marriage. Campaigning […]

 

Poll: 44% Support Kadima Entering the Coalition, But Only 5% Support Mofaz

Posted on: May 9th, 2012

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More Israelis support the unexpected pact between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Kadima Chairman Shaul Mofaz than reject it, according to a News 10 poll. The poll, conducted by “Proyekt Ha’Midgam” (“Sample Project”), found that 44% of the public support Kadima’s joining the broad coalition government. The move was rejected by 37% and 18% did […]

 

Moody’s Downgrades Israeli Banks’ Outlook to Negative

Posted on: May 9th, 2012

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The Moody’s credit rating agency lowered its outlook for the credit rating of Israel’s banking system from stable to “negative,” due to the economic challenges it faces in the next 12 to 18 months. However, the agency did not lower the ratings of the banks themselves, and only two weeks ago has ratified the Israeli […]

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Egyptian Officers Shot Dead in North Sinai

Posted on: May 9th, 2012

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Ma’an reports than Egyptian authorities have discovered the body of an army officer who had been shot dead in the northern Sinai late Monday. Military officials identified the victim as 35-year-old officer Abdullah Abdul-Minem. His body was found with a bullet wound in the head in Sheikh Zuweid city near El-Arish. A second officer was […]

 

Soviet Union Financed African American ‘Freedomways’ Magazine: FBI Archive

Posted on: May 9th, 2012

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Accuracy in Media reported that newly declassified documents from Operation SOLO, an FBI program to infiltrate the Communist Party of the United States, reveal that a journal titled “Freedomways,” which was influential in the African American community for decades, was subsidized by the Soviet and Chinese Communist Parties. “Freedomways” has been called “one of the […]

 

IAEA Expert Killed in Road Accident in Iran

Posted on: May 9th, 2012

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An International Atomic Energy Agency expert lost his life in a road accident in Iran on Tuesday, the Iranian Mehr News Agency reported. According to the report, a car carrying two IAEA experts veered off the road and overturned. One of the experts, who had South Korean nationality, died in the incident that occurred at […]

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Jerusalem, Sept. 2010. New report calls [peace talks fraudulent.
 

ICG: Current Peace Process Based on Delusions, Will Never Bring Peace

Posted on: May 8th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

A report titled "The Emperor Has No Clothes: Palestinians and the End of the Peace Process" was issued this week by the International Crisis Group, asking: "Does anybody still believe in the Middle East Peace Process?" It claims the current process, even if it yields some local progress, "will not bring about a durable and lasting peace.

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US Vice President Joe Biden says Israel must rely on its own military power when facing Iran.
 

Biden: Israel Shouldn’t Rely on the U.S. for Its Security

Posted on: May 8th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

Speaking at the annual convention of the Conservative movement's Rabbinical Assembly in Atlanta on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden made the case that Obama's strategies regarding the Iranian nuclear program have worked, but said the decision to strike must be Israel's. "I would not contract out my security to anybody, even a loyal, loyal, loyal friend like the United States," Biden said.

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