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U.S., Israel Teaming to Push Israel into Visa Waiver Program

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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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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

News & ViewsNews Briefs

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 […]

Israel Inside
 

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

Posted on: April 27th, 2012

News & ViewsOn Campus

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

News & ViewsIsrael

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

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

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."

Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman with US Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice.
 

Lieberman Severs Ties with UN Human Rights Council, Blocks Entry of Investigating Team

Posted on: April 26th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobalUN

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has announced that Israel had severed all working relations with the UN Human Rights Council as of Monday this week, and will block a U.N. fact finding team from entering Israel or Judea and Samaria to investigate Jewish settlements. Spokesman Yigal Palmor said this "means that we're not going to work with them. We're not going to let them carry out any kind of mission, including this probe."

 

Northern Irish Schoolboy with Asperger Syndrome Suffered Anti-Semitic Abuse

Posted on: April 26th, 2012

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Matthew Lough, a 14-year-old student at Carrickfergus College with Asperger syndrome, says he has suffered anti-Semitic abuse and was attacked physically following a History class on the Holocaust. According to Matthew’s mother, Sharon Lough, told the Guardian that the boy revealed during the class that his maternal great-great-grandmother was Jewish. She says a group of […]

 

Werdesheim Case Going Forward in Baltimore

Posted on: April 26th, 2012

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Lawyers for two Baltimore Jewish brothers accused of beating a black teenager withdrew a request to move the trial out of the city and requested a bench trial. The trial of Avi and Eliyahu Werdesheim will begin Wednesday morning in Baltimore Circuit Court before Judge Pamela White with no jury. Defense attorneys had requested a […]

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CitiField will be the site of a mass rally of Haredi Jewsgainst the ravages of modern technology
 

Mass Rally of ‘Jews Against the Internet’ to Pack Citi Field in May

Posted on: April 26th, 2012

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Tens of thousands of Ultra-Orthodox Jews will participate in a huge rally to be held on Sunday evening, May 20, at Shea Stadium in Queens, New York, to combat the evils of the Internet and the damages caused by advanced electronic devices. One of the event organizers said: "This will be a mass rally never before seen in the history of Orthodox Jewry in the U.S." The rabbis behind the event say the Internet creates "many serious family-related problems."

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Members of Netorei Karta gathered last year to burn the national flag on Israel's Independence Day.
 

In a Bizarro World, Ultra Orthodox Cult Keeps Anti-Independence Day

Posted on: April 26th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

In the neighborhood of Meah She'arim, stronghold of the vehemently anti-Zionist sect of Neturei Karta, Israel's Independence Day is traditionally kept as the inverse of the country's national celebrations.

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Cartoon Rehab: The Cleansing Power of Baseball

Posted on: April 26th, 2012

News & ViewsYori's News ClipsCartoon Rehabilitation Program

The trick with this nasty but very well drawn cartoon, in which the Jews are depicted as a creature reminiscent of Sigourney Weaver's Alien, speaking to a wise, old Muslim sage, was to remove both religious symbols. Once those were out of the way, it became a cute setup for some sort of vaudeville-style sketch ("Who's on first" comes to mind).

Israeli President Shimon Peres preparing for this year's Yom Haatzmaut ceremony
 

Peres’ Independence Day Greeting to Diaspora Jewry: ‘The Reality We Have Built is Much More Than the Vision We Once Dreamed’

Posted on: April 25th, 2012

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President Shimon Peres: "Our mutual unwavering commitment to each other is crucial. The young generation's commitment to our state is essential as our shared tomorrow will be defined by innovation. As partners of our nation, your ability to secure a future defined by scientific development and discoveries is vital to our shared mission."

 

Egyptian-Israeli Tensions Rise

Posted on: April 25th, 2012

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government is facing the grim prospect of witnessing the 33-year-old Egyptian-Israeli peace agreement unravel as the rise of radical Islamic political parties in Cairo and unchecked Bedouin terrorist activities across the Sinai Peninsula – which have included sabotaging a gas pipeline to Israel – threaten to create a new political and military crisis between the two countries and throughout the Middle East.

IDF Paramedic with newborn Palestinian baby.
 

IDF Soldiers Save Critically Ill Palestinian Infant

Posted on: April 25th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Last Sunday night, a Palestinian woman arrived with her 12-day-old baby girl at an IDF post in the Benjamin region of Judea and Samaria. The infant was having trouble breathing and needed immediate first aid. Commanders from the Benjamin Regional Brigade explained that Palestinians in the region know that if they have a life-threatening emergency, they can come to the IDF post for assistance.

Natalie and Fedor. "You can hide anywhere you want and he'll find you," she says.
 

Lone Soldiers: Valley Girl Turned IAF Dog Handler

Posted on: April 25th, 2012

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

Born and raised in LA, Natalie says she had everything she wanted ever since she was a little girl. "All of a sudden, my big sister, who is also my best friend, who's been taking care of me, told me she was joining this military force, to protect an entire country," she says emphatically. "It sounded completely absurd, so I came with her."

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Brad had to convince his commanders that his Hebrew was good enough to study for his dream job: working on fighter aircraft.
 

Lone Soldiers: Atlanta-Born Aircraft Technician Says Living in Israel ‘Settled his Soul’

Posted on: April 25th, 2012

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When his enlistment order had come in, his mother begged him not to go into a combat unit, and he promised to pick a different direction – even though he had been admitted into the paratroopers unit. His recruiting officer understood, and together they figured a new tract. "I've always had a dream to work on combat planes," he says.

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