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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
Eyewitness Report from Ukraine: ‘You Can Feel the Tension in the Air’

April 23, 2014 - 1:32 PM
 
Common Blood Pressure Drug Prevents Post-TBI Epilepsy

April 23, 2014 - 12:46 PM
 
It’s Prom Time, and Abbas Must Choose a Dance Partner – Israel or Hamas

April 23, 2014 - 12:06 PM
 
Eyewitness in Ukraine: “Everyone is Expectant of Some Development; You Can Feel the Tension in the Air”

April 23, 2014 - 11:46 AM
 
Israeli-American Journalist Held Hostage in Ukraine

April 23, 2014 - 11:24 AM
 
Egypt Plays US off Russia, Gets Military Aid Back

April 23, 2014 - 11:18 AM
 
Shas Continues Petty Attacks Against Rav Amar for Control Over Sephardim

April 23, 2014 - 10:34 AM
 
More Jewish Sites Vandalized in Ukraine

April 22, 2014 - 9:53 PM
 
Syria to Hold Presidential Elections

April 22, 2014 - 9:25 PM
 
Egypt Signing Unprecedented $3 Billion MiG-35 Deal with Russia

April 22, 2014 - 8:44 PM
 
Missouri’s Jew-Hating Mayor Quits (Video)

April 22, 2014 - 8:00 PM
 
Jordan Summons Israeli Ambassador over Temple Mount Violence

April 22, 2014 - 6:28 PM
 
Archaeologists Find Ancient Chisel that May Have Helped Build Kotel

April 22, 2014 - 5:00 PM
 
IDF Announces Draft Notices to Christian Israelis

April 22, 2014 - 4:12 PM
 
Elite IDF Bedouin Trackers Eliminate Israel’s Northern Border Threats

April 22, 2014 - 3:55 PM
 
US Has Proof Syrian Gov’t Poisoned Civilians

April 22, 2014 - 3:00 PM
 
Gazan Rockets Pound Israeli Communities Over the Holiday

April 22, 2014 - 1:44 PM
 
Chief Rabbi of Nikolayev, Ukraine on Firebomb Attack

April 22, 2014 - 3:50 AM
 
Will Your Child be Born in ‘Israel’?

April 22, 2014 - 3:08 AM
 
All in the Family: BDS Protests Zabars; Carole Zabar Promotes BDS

April 20, 2014 - 11:09 PM
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Morning prayer during a trip to the Himalayas, organized by Chabad of Dharamsala, India. Rabbi Hanan Herbst was detained for interrogation at Ben Gurion upon returning from India.
 

Chabad Emissary Held at Ben-Gurion; Police Crack Down on ‘Right Wing Publication’

Posted on: May 11th, 2012

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Chabad emissary Rabbi Hanan Herbst returned with his wife and children Thursday morning from half a year of outreach work in India and was arrested at Ben-Gurion airport in Lod. Herbst learned that the investigation concerned the publication of articles supposedly calling for violence, in “HaKol HaYehudi” ("The Jewish Voice") more than a year ago.

Mekhi Phifer ('ER') Checks Out the Cobra
 

Mekhi Phifer (‘ER’) Checks Out the Cobra

Posted on: May 11th, 2012

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Mekhi Phifer is no stranger to fake action, having portrayed Dr. Greg Pratt on NBC’s medical drama “ER,” FBI agent Ben Reynolds on Fox’s “Lie to Me,” and CIA agent Rex Matheson in “Torchwood: Miracle Day.” This week, Mekhi had a rare opportunity to try the reral thing, on a vist to an IAF base […]

 

Romney Courting Evangelicals at Falwell’s Liberty University

Posted on: May 10th, 2012

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The Daily Caller reports that Governor Mitt Romney is quickly consolidating the Republican base to support him in November. His speech this weekend at Liberty University illustrates provides an opportunity for Romney to get closer to a segment of the Right which may instinctively be repelled by the candidate’s Mormon affiliation. Liberty University is the […]

 

Netanyahu’s Cabinet to Legalize Ulpana Hill Neighborhood

Posted on: May 10th, 2012

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Israel’s Cabinet will meet in a special session to discuss legalizing the Ulpana Hill Neighborhood in Judea and Samaria, in response to a Supreme Court ruling calling for its demolition. The meeting will be held Friday, a day after National Union faction leader Ya’akov Katz (Ketzaleh) and Zevulun Orlev of the Jewish Home faction each […]

Rabbi (r.) and Mrs. (l.) David Fuld with Professor Ephrat Levy Lahad (c.) in Shaarei Tzedek's PGD laboratory
 

Shaare Zedek Celebrates 200th PGD-IVF Birth

Posted on: May 10th, 2012

SectionsHealth and Living

"Be fruitful and multiply" (Genesis 1:28) says God in his first command to humanity. Thanks to the vision and donations of Rabbi David and Anita Fuld, Shaarei Tzedek is the world leader in helping families who would otherwise never even dream of having healthy children.

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Stop-over refreshment station
 

Local Officers Take Initiative to Save lives on the Road

Posted on: May 10th, 2012

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To properly combat thThe phenomenon of tired drivers on Lag Ba'Omer, police officers from the Jordan Valley region, in conjunction with volunteers and the local municipality, have initiated a stop-over refreshment station on one of the main routes from Meron.

Egyptian Cleric Safwat Higazi
 

Muslim Brotherhood: ‘The Capital of the United States of the Arabs Will be Jerusalem’

Posted on: May 10th, 2012

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Cleric Safwat Higazi: "Our capital shall not be Cairo, Mecca, or Medina. It shall be Jerusalem, Allah willing. Our cry shall be: 'Millions of martyrs march toward Jerusalem! Millions of martyrs march toward Jerusalem!"

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An apartment in Israel 's northern city of Kiryat Shmona, minutes after an Hezbollah rocket attack during the 2006 Second Lebanese War. IDF Intelligence has been reassessing the threat to Israel as political realities shift rapidly in the region.
 

IDF Intelligence Chief: Instability Changes Our Military Options

Posted on: May 10th, 2012

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The regional instability has changed Israel's security outlook in a number of ways, said Chief Intelligence Officer Brigadier General Ariel Karo, most notably in recent months in the Sinai Peninsula. Moreover, he said, the nature of the IDF's enemies is not always entirely clear, with the lines between military and terrorist groups blurred.

Muslim women in Gaza
 

A First Since Hamas Rule: Gaza Has A Waitress

Posted on: May 10th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Hamas's Islamic Endowment Ministry has been known to deploy a special committee known as the Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice to enforce Muslim codes of behavior. Members preach at public places to warn of the dangers of immodest dress, card playing and dating.

A formation of UFOs in Israel's sky, Wednesday night.
 

Video: Five to Eight UFOs in Israel’s Sky Wednesday Night

Posted on: May 10th, 2012

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Moti Gaber, a resident of Kfar Yonah, a suburb of Netanya, Israel, was coming home with his son Wednesday night around 8:00 from the Lag Ba'Omer festivities, when he saw something quite literally out of this world.

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Celebrity hairstylist Vidal Sassoon, 84

Posted on: May 10th, 2012

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Celebrity hairstylist Vidal Sassoon, who was committed to fighting anti-Semitism and fought in Israel’s War of Independence, has died. Sassoon died Wednesday in his Los Angeles home. He was 84. He had been battling leukemia, according to the Los Angeles Times. In 1982, he established the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism […]

U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer aircraft prepares to refuel from a KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft. The new House legislation provides Israel with "air refueling tankers, missile defense capabilities, and specialized munitions."
 

House Overwhelmingly Passes Enhanced Israel Cooperation Bill, Ron Paul Votes Against

Posted on: May 10th, 2012

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The United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012 passed by a vote of 411-2. In addition to expanding military cooperation between the two countries, the legislation states that it will be U.S. policy to provide Israel with essential military capabilities to preserve its qualitative military edge in the region.

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Israel Marks Record 345,000 Visitors in April

Posted on: May 10th, 2012

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Some 354,000 visitors arrived in Israel in April 2012, 19% more than in April 2011 and 12% more than in April 2010, Israel’s record tourism year. The number of incoming tourists reached 296,000 in April 2012, 13% more than during the same period last year and 11% more than in April 2010. “The consistent increases […]

Bonfires of the Faithful
 

Bonfires of the Faithful

Posted on: May 10th, 2012

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Jews of every age and religious denomination across Israel celebrated the holiday of Lag Ba’Omer Wednesday night lighting bonfires and celebrating. The holiday commemorates the end of a plague which decimated thousands in Eretz Israel in the Second Century. The day is also accepted as the yahrzeit of Talmudic sage Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.

President Barack Obama on Wednesday reversed his position on same-sex marriage.
 

Obama Endorses Same-Sex Marriage; Rabbis Debate Homosexuality

Posted on: May 9th, 2012

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President Obama on Wednesday went on the record with a statement that he now supports same-sex marriage, a reversal of his longstanding opposition. While US public opinion on this issue has seemingly reached a point of no return, the debate within Orthodox Judaism has centered on accepting gays rather than legitimizing the gay agenda. But a few cracks have appeared even in that wall.

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EU’s Ashton Briefs Netanyahu on Iran Talks, PM: ‘Iran Playing for Time’

Posted on: May 9th, 2012

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton that Iran must agree to halt all uranium enrichment in upcoming talks. Ashton was in Jerusalem on Wednesday to brief Netanyahu in the run-up to the second round of nuclear talks with Iran scheduled for May 23 in Baghdad. Netanyahu also accused Iran […]

 

Bomb Plotter Was U.S. Informer, Al Qaeda Renewing Efforts against US

Posted on: May 9th, 2012

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The WSJ today reported that the bomber whose plot to blow up a jetliner was foiled was a double agent, providing “vital information” to U.S. and Arab intelligence agencies, this according to officials who celebrated a successful infiltration of al Qaeda’s “most dangerous branch.” The news came one day after the Central Intelligence Agency, working […]

Russian President Medvedev and Iranian President Ahmadinejad
 

Russia Indemnfies Iran After Reneging on Deal for S-300 Air-Defense Systems

Posted on: May 9th, 2012

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According to the contract signed in 2007, Russia committed to supplying Iran with at least five S-300 air-defense systems. But Russian President Dmitry Medvedev declared in September 2010 that selling the missile systems to Iran would contravene UN Security Council Resolution 1929.

France's president-elect Francois Hollande
 

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

News & ViewsIsrael

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.

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