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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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Hamas: PA Blocking Egypt Fuel Supply to Gaza

Posted on: March 30th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The Palestinian news agency Ma’an is quoting a Hamas spokesman who said Thursday the electricity crisis in the Gaza Strip is at least partly a result of Egypt’s refusal to deal directly with the government in Gaza. Ahmad Abu al-Amarin told Ma’an the government has been attempting to buy Egyptian fuel through official channels, but […]

Women's rights advocate Gloria Steinem.
 

Gloria Steinem, Women Under Siege, Documenting Sex Crimes in Syria in Real Time

Posted on: March 29th, 2012

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Turning to Internet users for help in reporting rape and sexual assault in Syria, to inform the international community and to provide the base for potential prosecutions, a new Women's Media Center initiative, spearheaded by Gloria Steinem, declares: "Our goal is to make these atrocities visible, and to gather evidence so that one day justice may be served."

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PM Netanyahu greeting Gilad Shalit as his mother Aviva looks on
 

Netanyahu Meets with Gilad Shalit, Parents as Holiday of Liberation Approaches

Posted on: March 29th, 2012

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PM Binyamin Netanyahu: Gilad "looking very well and it is evident that you are coming back to life. This year the holiday of liberation gets a special meaning. From slavery to freedom; from darkness to light."

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Residents of Samaria to US, Canadian, Donors: MDA Enemy of the Settlements

Posted on: March 29th, 2012

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For more than half a year, the Samaria Residents Committee has been struggling against Magen David Adom following its agreement with the Red Cross, in which MDA has committed to remove the red Star of David symbols from ambulances serving Samarian towns, and to transfer medical authority in the district to the Palestinian Red Crescent. […]

French nuclear physicist of Algerian descent Adlene Hicheur.
 

French Nuclear Physicist on Trial for Plotting Hits with Al Qaeda

Posted on: March 29th, 2012

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Adlene Hicheur, a French nuclear physicist of Algerian descent who once worked at Switzerland's renowned CERN laboratory, is being tried in Paris on charges of collaborating with Al Qaeda in North Africa. His attorneys claim he only sent angry emails. They are afraid their clients would be unfairly linked with the Toulouse murderer.

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Gaza serving as beautiful background for a music video.
 

Gaza – You Won’t Recognize the Old Place…

Posted on: March 29th, 2012

News & ViewsYori's News Clips

What do you think of when you hear the name "Gaza?" Gut wrenching misery of a devastated people under siege. Not if you judge by this music video, shot against images of the thriving, beautiful, totally modern city of Gaza, with thousands of folks gathering in a stadium for a celebration, and the obligatory images of armed Hamsniks in training. Everyone looks well fed and quite happy.

Some 20 children and babies are inside the Hebron house, along with scores of new Jewish residents.
 

New Hebron Settlement in House Near Cave of the Patriarch, Residents Say Purchase is ‘Kosher’

Posted on: March 29th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

One of the new residents of the dwelling told the Jewish Press that there is no indication of an impending eviction, but recognized that this could change quickly: "We are here legally, we adhered to the required procedures and paperwork, and our purchase is kosher...any eviction order will be politically-motivated, and not legally based."

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The U.S. Navy variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft, conducts a test flight over the Chesapeake Bay.
 

First F-35 Stealth Fighter Planes to Arrive in Israel in 2015

Posted on: March 29th, 2012

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The first F-35 is expected to arrive in Israel in 2015, but Israeli pilots will be able to start training on it in the U.S. in 2014. A stealth fighter aircraft, produced by Lockheed Martin, the F-35 is considered to be the most advanced fighter aircraft to date.

 

Snubbing the US, Turkey, Iran, Set $30b Trade Target for 2015

Posted on: March 29th, 2012

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According to the Iranian news agency Mehr, Iranian First Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that the two countries had agreed to increase the volume of bilateral trade to 30 billion dollars within the next three years. The value of trade between Iran and Turkey surpassed […]

The Fountainheads doing Passover.
 

Precious Passover Pop Priceless

Posted on: March 29th, 2012

News & ViewsYori's News Clips

The Fountainheads are a group of young Israeli singers, dancers, and artists, all graduates and students of the Ein Prat Academy for Leadership, who "have joined forces to create new Jewish artistic content for today's Jewish world." So far, this could be an intro to some really boring stuff, but in this case it ain't so. In my search for great, new Passover content, I landed on their YidVid Breakin' Free, and will definitely be using it while running on my treadmill.

Arab demonstrators held Palestinian flags as they approached the village of Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights in 2011.
 

‘Global March on Jerusalem’ to Reach Destinations on Friday, Marchers’ Website Hacked

Posted on: March 29th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

One day before the commencement of 'Land Day,' organizers of the "Global March to Jerusalem" are deployment their troops. Defense Minister Ehud Barak instructed security system chiefs "to be prepared for any scenario." Access to the MOJ official website, gm2j.com, has been blocked on Wednesday night, and organizers blamed Israeli hackers for taking down the site.

Palestinian journalists protested Wednesday in the city of Ramallah, demanding the release of Yousef al-Shayeb.
 

Journalists Protest Jailing of Reporter of Palestinian Corruption

Posted on: March 29th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Palestinian journalists protested Wednesday in the city of Ramallah, in Judea and Samaria, demanding that the Palestinian Authority release Yousef al-Shayeb, a reporter who was arrested two days earlier, following a complaint of slander and deformation filed by the Palestinian ambassador to France and his deputy and Foreign Minister.

Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer submits 2011 report to PM Binyamin Netanyahu
 

Bank of Israel 2011 Report: Economy Grew by 4.7%, Dealt Successfully with Significant Difficulties

Posted on: March 28th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: "The Israeli economy grew more than most Western economies, almost 2.5 times the OECD average...In contrast to the collapsing economies around us, Israel's credit rating was upgraded last year."

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Secular Tel Aviv Storeowners Sue City To Protect Shabbat Rights

Posted on: March 28th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

TEL AVIV – While Tel Aviv has garnered headlines for green-lighting a controversial plan to launch public transportation on Shabbat, some secular independent storeowners have been waging a legal battle to have the city enforce labor laws that prohibit round-the-clock operation of supermarkets and other retail outlets.

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Supreme Court: Jerusalem Passport Issue A Matter For Lower Courts

Posted on: March 28th, 2012

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The U.S. Supreme Court returned to the lower courts the issue of whether Americans born in Jerusalem may list “Israel” on their passports – a ruling that drew praise from Jewish groups. The decision delivered Monday was a success for the family of Jerusalem-born boy Menachem Zivotofsky. His family for years has sought to force the State Department to agree to state on his passport that he was born in Israel, citing a law passed by Congress in 2002.

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Global March Could Bring Thousands Of Arabs To Israel’s borders

Posted on: March 28th, 2012

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JERUSALEM – If pro-Palestinian calls for a so-called Global March to Jerusalem are heeded, thousands of Arabs from the West Bank, Gaza, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria could converge on Israel’s borders.

Reverend Jeremiah Wright
 

Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Former ‘Spiritual Advisor’ to President Obama, Now Advisor to Global March to Jerusalem

Posted on: March 28th, 2012

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu, George Galloway,Sheikh Raed Salah, and former 'spiritual advisor' to President Obama Reverend Jeremiah Wright, have all volunteered their moral (and no doubt other forms) of support to ensure the success of the 'march', which is set for March 30th.

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Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, rear right, visits the "Iron Dome" control room.
 

US Requesting Extra Funding for Israel’s ‘Iron Dome,’ Obama Gaining Praise

Posted on: March 28th, 2012

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

The Pentagon will ask Congress for additional funds for the "Iron Dome" missile shields for Israel, based on their success in intercepting rockets launched from Gaza. Coming one day after drawing fire for his open-mic remarks, President Obama is winning points from pro-Israel Congress members for his increased support. Rafael, which manufactures the Domes systems, just reported $111 million in net earnings for 2011.

 

Brandeis Students Disrupt Meeting with Israeli Lawmakers

Posted on: March 28th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Brandeis University students disrupted a panel discussion at a Boston-area synagogue featuring Israeli lawmakers and Jewish community leaders. The students, members of the Brandeis Students for Justice in Palestine group, removed their shirts Monday night in Temple Emanuel in Newton, Mass., to uncover T-shirts that read “apartheid” in Hebrew. They also chanted “Free, free Palestine” […]

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