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Bea Abrams Cohen believes in the power of mitzvahs.
 

Video: Bea Abrams Cohen – California’s Oldest Female Veteran

Posted on: April 30th, 2012

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Bea Abrams Cohen, who turned 102 in February, believes in mitzvahs. "Pay back. It works," she told the LA Times. Bea enlisted during World War II and worked for more than seventy years supporting the U.S. military and charity organizations.

Israeli President Shimon Peres at a ceremony for outstanding soldiers at the presidential residence in Jerusalem.
 

Investigation: Non-Kosher Meat Served at President’s Independence Day Event

Posted on: April 30th, 2012

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A major faux pas involving non-kosher hen's meat is rocking the Presidential Residence in Jerusalem. According to Ma'ariv, the event's caterer purchase a large quantity of meat on Thursday morning to replace meat that had been spoiled. The new meat came from a non-kosher butcher shop in the Arab village of Abu Gosh, which stays open on Shabbat and sells sea food.

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Hunger Striking Gandhi’s Killer Hospitalized

Posted on: April 29th, 2012

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The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine said Sunday it holds Israel responsible for the life of the group’s imprisoned leader, Ahmad Saadat, who was transferred to hospital after joining a mass hunger-strike in Israeli jails. PFLP called for support to the 2,000 or so prisoners who are refusing food to protest their conditions, […]

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks with his bureau chief Gili Sheffer (L) and cabinet secretary Tzvika Hauser (R) at the weekly cabinet meeting.
 

Rumors Swirl In Israel About Possible Early Elections

Posted on: April 29th, 2012

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In the wake of comments made yesterday by FM Avigdor Liberman, in which he suggested that Yisrael Beytenu may withdraw from the government if it fails to implement an alternative to the Tal Law, PM Binyamin Netanyahu said he refused to be "a victim of extortion by coalition partners."

 

Tigers Outfielder Arrested for Anti-Semitic Outburst on 6th Ave

Posted on: April 29th, 2012

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The NY Post reported that Detroit Tigers slugger Delmon Young went on a drunken, anti-Semetic rampage outside the Manhattan Hilton hotel early Friday morning, shouting “F—g Jews” to a group of tourists before throwing one to the ground. Apparently, the Detroit outfielder was inebriated enough to qualify for hospitalization following his arrest. Young was yelling […]

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Obama to Release $147 Mil to PA, With No Restrictions

Posted on: April 29th, 2012

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The US Agency for International Development will pour $147 million into Palestinian Authority infrastructure, education, health projects, and humanitarian aid, just six months after a funding freeze was imposed by President Barack Obama.

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Tel Aviv Mayor Warns Against Hareidi Majority

Posted on: April 29th, 2012

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The mayor Tel Aviv told Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth on Friday that having an “ultra-Orthodox” majority in Israel would turn it “into a fundamentalist state like Saudi Arabia”.

Urban Outfitters venture into a better designed history.
 

Can We Make Auschwitz A Little More Stylish?

Posted on: April 29th, 2012

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American clothing retailer Urban Outfitters is in hot water for selling a yellow T-shirt with a patch over the breast pocket that looks like a designer's idea of how to improve that old fashioned yellow Star of David that Jews were forced to wear by the Nazis. Make it blue, for one thing, yellow is soooo 1941.

Before: The U.S. and Israel are eating from two sides of an apple that represents “the Arab states.”
 

Cartoon Rehab: It’s Miller Time, Sort Of

Posted on: April 29th, 2012

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Today's cartoon is from Al-Watan (Qatar), from way back in May 13, 2003. The U.S. and Israel are shown eating from two sides of an apple that represents “the Arab states.” According to the middle-east-info.org, where we found it, this cartoon is noteworthy because it was published in Qatar, home to the Al Jazeera TV network. Qatar is considered by many in the U.S. State Department to be a U.S. ally and a relatively moderate state.

An Israeli visitor tasting cherries grown in Gush Etzion. Exports from this and all other Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria have been boycotted in England since 2009.
 

Major British Supermarket Chain Tightens Boycott of Israeli Goods, Companies

Posted on: April 29th, 2012

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The Supermarket chain Co-Operative Group, Britain's fifth-largest food retailer, is the first major European retailer to stop buying from companies that export produce from Israeli settlements east of the Green Line. The largest Israeli agricultural export companies affected by this move are Agrexco, Arava Export Growers, Adafresh and Mehadrin.

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New Poll Sees Huge Win for Incumbent Netanyahu, Likud

Posted on: April 29th, 2012

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Following Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s announcement that he is prepared to go to an early election in October, “Israel Today” published a poll Sunday morning, conducted by the Gal Hadash service, on the prospects of the different potential factions. On the question of who is best fitting to be the next Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu […]

 

Palestinian with Explosives Arrested at Shechem Checkpoint

Posted on: April 29th, 2012

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According to an IDF spokesperson, a Palestinian man was detained by the Israeli army at a Shechem checkpoint on Saturday while carrying explosives. The man was in possession of two explosive devices and taken into custody.

Yuval Diskin (L), receiving a farewell gift from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the end of his term as Shin Bet chief.
 

Ex-Chief of Internal Security: Netanyahu, Barak, Infected by Messianic Fervor

Posted on: April 28th, 2012

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Yuval Diskin, who last year retired as head of the Shin Bet, Israel's internal security agency, on Friday used exceptionally strong language to criticize his former boss, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, accusing him of being caught up in a messianic fervor about the Iranian nuclear program, a fervor which he implied was more befitting the Iranian leadership.

 

China’s Prime Minister: Auschwitz Visit Left Indelible Impression

Posted on: April 28th, 2012

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According to Reuters, China’s Prime Minister Wen Jiabao, who toured the Auschwitz  death camp on Friday, said his visit introduced him to “an unforgettable, dark page in the history of humankind” which “cannot be forgotten.” “Only those who remember history can build a good future,” he added. Speculation is that Wen’s visit to Auschwitz was […]

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In Honor of Israel’s Big Day, One Movie on 64 Campuses

Posted on: April 27th, 2012

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The 55-minute film, titled ‘Israel Inside’ and hosted by former Harvard lecturer Dr. Tal Ben Shahar, explores the core strength of Israelis that has enabled them to succeed against incredible odds.

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Elhanan Bloch winner of the annual Bible Quiz, receives his first prize from Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, at the Jerusalem Theatre on Israel's Independence Day.
 

Israeli, New Yorker, Win Bible Contest

Posted on: April 27th, 2012

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An Israeli teenager won the International Bible Contest in Jerusalem, with a New York teen finishing second. Elhanan Bloch was the best among the 56 competitors from 24 countries who competed Thursday, ahead of Akiva Abramovitz of Brooklyn. The Bible competition is held annually on Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel Independence Day. Bloch also took the religious […]

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Bob Dylan, Madeleine Albright, Shimon Peres, All Freedom Medal Recipients

Posted on: April 27th, 2012

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Madeleine Albright, Bob Dylan, Shimon Peres and Jan Karski will be among 13 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The list was released Thursday. President Obama had previously announced that he was set to confer the medal on Peres, the Israeli president, and Karski, the late Polish resistance fighter who was among the first […]

Israeli soldiers patrol the Egyptian border. Doubts have been raised recently regarding the stability of Israel's peace treaty with Egypt.
 

Broken Gas Deal Reflects Tentative Future of Peace Treaty

Posted on: April 27th, 2012

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Egypt's decision to halt its already erratic natural gas supply to Israel was not, as the Egyptians claimed, due only to financial disagreements. Shareholders in East Mediterranean Gas Co have stated: "Any attempts to characterize this dispute as a mere commercial one is misleading." The supply of natural gas, its absence, has become a worrisome measure of the very future of Israel's peace treaty with Egypt.

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Before: A Jew devouring a Palestinian child, by Palestinian cartoonist Omaya Joha in the newspaper Al-Raya, Qatar.
 

Cartoon Rehab: Toon Gets Tattooed

Posted on: April 27th, 2012

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This one took the Photoshop equivalent of plastic surgery. The depiction of both the vampire-like Jewish person and the dead child in his arms is so vile, I had to fix every little aspect of the image.

Israel celebrates 64 years of independence.
 

Poll: 93% of Israeli Jews Proud to be Israeli, 81% Feel Affinity with Diaspora Jewry

Posted on: April 26th, 2012

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Israel Hayom poll: 70% of respondents described themselves as "very proud" to be Israeli...65% view themselves as Jews first, and then Israelis..."Those groups most satisfied with life in Israel are people over the age of 55, religious people, and residents of Jerusalem."

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