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All in the Family: BDS Protests Zabars; Carole Zabar Promotes BDS

April 20, 2014 - 11:09 PM
 
Prayer Request from HaRav Aharon Bina

April 20, 2014 - 5:39 PM
 
Bennett to Abbas: Go Ahead, Make My Day

April 20, 2014 - 4:46 PM
 
Arab Riots Forced Rabbi Meir Soloveichik, Family off Temple Mount

April 20, 2014 - 2:27 PM
 
Ukrainian Synagogue Firebombed (Video)

April 20, 2014 - 2:05 PM
 
Hikers Find Human Skull and Bones in Gush Etzion Cave

April 20, 2014 - 8:28 AM
 
U.S., Israel Teaming to Push Israel into Visa Waiver Program

April 18, 2014 - 5:25 PM
 
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
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Saeed Jalili, Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, at a press conference.
 

Following Istanbul Love-In, Iran Declares It Has No Intention of Halting 20% Uranium Enrichment

Posted on: April 15th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

Saeed Jalili, Secretary of Iran’s National Security Council, says Tehran does not intend to stop producing uranium enriched to a purity level of 20 percent, insisting that enrichment of uranium is his country's right. The UN Security Council has demanded the suspension of enrichment. Iran has enough enriched uranium for around four bombs if the material is refined further to about 90-percent purity.

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Fatah-Affiliated Terrorists Claim They Launched a Rocket into Israel

Posted on: April 15th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The Palestinian News agency Ma’an reported that the Ayman Judah Brigades, a division of Fatah’s military wing, said they fired a rocket into Israel from the Gaza Strip on Saturday night. An Israeli army spokesperson said no rockets had landed in Israel overnight. Fatah is affiliated with the Palestinian Authority and its president Mahmoud Abbas.

Sitting in front, left to right: Ketzele, Orlev, Orbach, Slomiansky. Back: Aaron Attias and Tzvi Seltzer, a Lod community activist.
 

Both Religious Zionist Knesset Factions Celebrate the Mimouna; Ketzele: We Run Together or I Quit

Posted on: April 15th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Hundreds of activists who had arrived to celebrate the Mimouna applauded the MKs announcements that there was no other option for their two factions but to run a united list in the next Knesset elections. MK Yaakov Katz (Ketzele) repeated his earlier announcement that if the two factions do not run as one, he would remove himself from the campaign.

Christie's is auctioning a stunning, 400-page Machzor from 1490 Italy.
 

15th Century Machzor in Christie’s Books and Manuscripts Auction

Posted on: April 15th, 2012

News & ViewsJewish

Christie’s New York will unveil "a rare and splendid example of Renaissance Judaica," an illuminated manuscript Machzor. With more than 400 pages, this manuscript, printed on vellum (calf's skin) is a festival prayer book written in Hebrew, created in Tuscany, and probably Florence, circa 1490. It is being offered at auction for the first time, at a value estimated between $540,000 and 800,000.

Israeli police wait inside the arrival terminal at Ben Gurion airport, April 15, 2012. Israeli authorities deployed hundreds of police at the airport, to stop foreign activists taking part in a 'Welcome to Palestine' fly-in.
 

Pro-Palestinian ‘Flytila’ Busted; 43 Refused Entry, 12 Returned, 31 Detained, 9 Israelis Detained

Posted on: April 15th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

The latest Israeli Police figures: 43 activists altogether have been detained at Ben Gurion airport. Out of this number, 31 were transported to the Givon detention facility for processing and 12 were put on returning flights. Nine Israeli activists waving pro-Palestinian banners were detained for questioning.

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All Three Major Contenders Disqualified in Egyptian Presidential Race

Posted on: April 15th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Al Ahram reports that the Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission (SPEC) on Saturday disqualified 10 contenders from Egypt’s anticipated presidential elections, including Salafist Hazem Salah Abu-Ismail, former Intelligence boss Omar Suleiman and Muslim Brotherhood financial genius Khairat El-Shater. The body of judges, appointed by the current Egyptian military junta, SCAF (Supreme Council of the Armed Forces), […]

Aron and Ruth Rottenberg. Aaron was burned in 50% of his body for refusing to pray in the Rebbe's synagogue.
 

Skverer Rebbe’s Butler Facing 5-10 Years for Arson Attack

Posted on: April 15th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Shaul Spitzer, 18, who used to be the Skverer Rebbe's Butler, is facing 5-10 years for first-degree assault in his attack on Aron Rottenberg in May, 2011, in New Square, NY. Rottenberg was attacked because he chose not to pray at New Square's main synagogue, under the leadership of the Skverer Rebbe.

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"fat on glatt" - really?
 

NY Post Spreading Misinformation, Jew Baiting Humor

Posted on: April 15th, 2012

News & ViewsMedia

An April 13 short item on the number of inmates in the NYC jail system who receive kosher meals was headlined: "20 inmates fat on glatt." Now, is this a suggestion that City jail kosher meals be made more healthful, perhaps with larger salad portions and less fatty, albeit kosher, meat – or was this a callused NY Post insult to Jewish criminals who are so insolent, they won't even eat pig like a decent Christian convict?

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Pro-Palestinian provocateurs will be handed a leaflet expressing the sentiments of their brief hosts.
 

Israel Fighting Flytilla Battle with Commercial Muscle and Irony

Posted on: April 15th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Israeli security forces are preparing for a "fly-in" of as many as 2000 pro-Palestinian provocateurs, who will be trying to push their way in front of the cameras at Ben Gurion airport on Sunday. Those activists who will make it through, coming in mostly from Europe, will be turned around and sent right back to their ports of origin, but not before being handed a leaflet expressing the sentiments of their brief hosts.

Foreign Minister of the European Union Catherine Ashton represented the major powers in nuclear negotiations with Tehran.
 

‘Good Vibes’ in Istanbul Meeting over Iranian Nukes, But No Bilateral Iran-US Talks

Posted on: April 14th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

Tehran and the group of 6 (US, Britain, France, Russia, China, and Germany) met in Istanbul on Saturday, ending a 15-month hiatus in talks. "There is a positive atmosphere… contrasting with the last time," EU spokesman Michael Mann stated. An afternoon session on Saturday involved a number of bilateral meetings, but the Iranian delegation rejected the US representatives’ request for a bilateral meeting.

 

Canada Shuts Down Organization Supporting B’Tzelem

Posted on: April 14th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The website Shalom Toronto reports that Canada’s foreign office will close down the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic development, which two years ago has decided to support B’Tzelem and the two Palestinian human rights organizations Al Chak and Al Mizan. B’Tzelem is an Israeli organization which has been presenting a decidedly pro-Palestinian view […]

 

Low-Cost British Airline Voids Tickets of British ‘Flytilla’

Posted on: April 14th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The Guardian reported that Israel has forced the low-cost airline Jet2.com to revoke the tickets of three women from Manchester who were on their way to Bethlehem via Ben Gurion airport this weekend to participate in an assembly of anti-Iaraeli activists. The three women received emails from Jet2.com informing them that the airline will not […]

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Nuke Negotiations With Iran Put Possible Israeli Attack On Backburner

Posted on: April 12th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

JERUSALEM – The latest round of negotiations between the West and Iran, designed to force the latter to abandon its nuclear weapons program, has for now seemingly prevented the IDF from proceeding with what many believe to be its planned preemptive strike against key Iranian nuclear installations.

Egypt National Football Team, presumably in their pro-Israel outfits.
 

Egyptian Team Must Wear ‘Zionist’ Uniform or Play in their Skivvies

Posted on: April 12th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

This is too funny not to be true. Egypt's national soccer team is "forced" to break the Arab Youth and Sports Ministers’ decision to boycott Adidas, after the sportswear company sponsored the Jerusalem marathon… because the national team do not have an alternative kit to wear. "We have no choice but to wear Adidas in the UAE camp as we don’t have any other outfits," said the team's Executive Director.

 

Presidents Conference Leaders, URJ Join Pollard Plea

Posted on: April 12th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Top U.S. Jewish organizations joined the call on President Obama to release Jonathan Pollard because of his reported illness. “A few months ago we visited Jonathan Pollard in prison and came away concerned about his health and the medical challenges he faced,” said a letter sent this week to Obama from Richard Stone, the chairman […]

 

Congressmen Threaten PA Aid over Helen Thomas Award

Posted on: April 12th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

In a letter to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, two congressmen said a medal awarded to veteran journalist Helen Thomas could hurt U.S. assistance to the PA. Reps. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), the chairman of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia, and Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) in their April […]

Jake Gyllenhaal
 

Did You Know ‘Brokeback Mountain’ Star Jake Gyllenhaal Was a Tzadik?

Posted on: April 12th, 2012

News & ViewsYori's News Clips

Jake Gyllenhall has reportedly been spotted topping up parking meters to stop the car owners getting a ticket. The 'Brokeback Mountain' star fed his spare change into the strangers' slots when an LA traffic warden was about to ticket them.

Mel Gibson's "Maccabees" was supposed to be "Braveheart" about Jews. If only he liked us…
 

This Just In: Warner’s ‘Maccabees’ Suspended, Mel Gibson Stil Hates Jews

Posted on: April 12th, 2012

News & ViewsMedia

In an explosive letter, Hollywood screenwriter Joe Eszterhas ("Basic Instinct," "Jagged Edge") writes Mel Gibson, Joe is accusing Mel of “hating Jews” and of using him to deflect his anti-Semitic reputation. Eszterhas wrote that Gibson, the director of a sadomasochistic flick about how the Jews killed you-know-who, never actually intended to make the movie about Jewish heroism, titled “The Maccabees.”

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Judge Margaret Marrinan and the Ramsey County courthouse.
 

Judge Throws Out Suit Calling on Minnesota to Divest its Israeli Bonds

Posted on: April 11th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Judge Margaret Marrinan dismissed a lawsuit looking to force the state of Minnesota to sell the $18 million in Israeli bonds which is held in its portfolio. The Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota published this understatement: "Divesting from the State of Israel, the only true democracy in the Middle East, one of our nation’s strongest allies, and an important trading partner for the State of Minnesota, is wrong."

 

French Resistance Leader Raymond Aubrac Dies at 97

Posted on: April 11th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Raymond Aubrac, whose parents were sent to Auschwitz, and his wife, were the most celebrated couple of the French resistance, fierce underground fighters against German occupation. Aubrac’s pregnant wife Lucie famously led a daring commando raid to rescue him from the Nazis. AFP reports that President Nicolas Sarkozy paid homage to “a heroic Resistance figure” […]

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