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Prominent American Rabbi Forced Down from Temple Mount After Violent Arab Riots

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
 
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
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City of Toulouse on “Lockdown” as Police Search for Gunmen

Posted on: March 19th, 2012

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France 24 news service reports that the city of Toulouse is on “lockdown” as a group of 50-60 police officers hunt down a suspected drive-by motorcyclist who gunned down at least 4 people outside the Otzar HaTorah Jewish school.    Several people – including young children – are fighting for their lives.  The daughter of […]

 

Update: Daughter of Principal of Toulouse School Dead in Shooting

Posted on: March 19th, 2012

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The daughter of the principal of the Otzar HaTorah Jewish school has died as a result of wounds sustained in the shooting attack in Toulouse, France.  Official reports currently number the dead at 4.

Rescue teams watching the ruins following a car blast in Aleppo.
 

Heavy Fighting in Damascus May Mark Beginning of the End for Assad

Posted on: March 19th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

A heavy firefight has broken out in a main district of the Syrian capital Damascus, between Free Syrian Army rebels and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad. On Monday the sound of heavy machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades echoed throughout the night from the most heavily guarded neighborhood of the capital, which is home to a number of security facilities.

Outside Ozar HaTorah Dropoff in Toulouse
 

Victims of Shooting at Jewish School in Toulouse, France Identified, Several Still Fighting for Their Lives

Posted on: March 19th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

At least 4 are dead and others critically wounded after an unidentified attacker mowed down Jewish schoolchildren and teachers - at close range - outside the Otzar HaTorah school in Toulouse, France. Included in the dead: a teacher and his two children. Principal's daughter succumbs to her wounds.

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Drive-By Shooting Attack on Jewish School in France Kills Three; Two of the Victims Children

Posted on: March 19th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

AFP has reported that a shooting attack occurred Monday outside Ozar HaTorah Jewish school in Toulouse in the southwest France. Eyewitnesses said three people have been killed. French media reported that a man riding on a black scooter opened fire on the school, killing at least two children and one adult, and wounding several others.

MP Anwar El-Balkimy (with his old nose).
 

‘Nose Job’ El-Balkimy, Egyptian MP, Loses Parliamentary Immunity

Posted on: March 19th, 2012

News & ViewsYori's News Clips

What do you have to do as an Egyptian Member of Parliament to earn the nickname Nose Job? Anwar El-Balkimy, of the Salafist Nour Party (that means he's sooo religious, he has one regular prayer rug and a special one for yomim tovim), told everybody he had been beaten and robbed of LE100,000 by thugs on 29 February. But according to Al Ahram, it was later discovered that his facial injuries were caused by cosmetic surgery on his nose.

The Anne Frank house in Amsterdam.
 

Too Much Symbolism? South Bronx Kids Visit Anne Frank Center Betwixt Freedom Tower and Ground Zero Mosque

Posted on: March 19th, 2012

News & ViewsYori's News Clips

Is there such a thing as too many metaphors for the triumph of the human spirit packed into one sidewalk, especially such a crowded sidewalk near Wall Street (add that, too, to the mix, wrap in an American flag and call it a day?). But I'm probably being too cynical. It's actually a heart warming story.

Last May, Israeli forces pushed back Palestinian protesters outside the settlement of Hlamish in the Benjamin region.
 

Settlers: On Road to New Palestinian City We’ll Be Moving Targets

Posted on: March 19th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Jewish residents of the Benjamin region fear the new connection of the road leading to their home with a road connecting the Arab city of Ramallah and the Rawabi luxury real estate project, burgeoning to the south of their settlements. "We know the wild manner of driving of many of the Palestinians," one settler said. "Put them here on the road, and they'll turn it into a major traffic artery, with us as moving targets."

Israeli novelist A.B. Yehoshua
 

Author A.B. Yehoshua: American Jews are ‘Partial Jews’

Posted on: March 18th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Noted Israeli author and Israel Prize Laureate A.B. Yehoshua said that living outside Israel "is a very deep failure of the Jewish people," and lamented that immigration numbers from the United States are "minimal" and "embarrassing." He was equally acerbic regarding the large Israeli ex-patriot community.

Democrats vs Republicans
 

Poll: 78% of Republicans Support Israel versus 53% of Democrats

Posted on: March 18th, 2012

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The Republican Jewish Coalition: "Over the last dozen years of Gallup polling on this question, there has been a clear trend: Republican support for Israel has risen steadily, moving from 60% to a high of 85%, while Democrat support has been relatively flat, at around 50%."

 

Hamas Official to Speak at Human Rights Council

Posted on: March 18th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The Palestinian news agency Ma’an reported today that senior Hamas official Ismail al-Ashqar is set to speak before the United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday. Al-Ashqar arrived in Switzerland on Sunday, ahead of a talk which will address the issue of Hamas members being held in Israeli jails.

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Mohammad Shafia, his wife and his son were convicted of 4 honor killings in Kingston, Ont., last year.
 

Citing Honor Killings, Israeli-Arab Lesbian Couple Reprieved from Deportation

Posted on: March 18th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

the Canadian Supreme Court has accepted the appeal of Iman Musa and Majida Mugrabi, an Israeli Muslim lesbian couple who sought refugee status in Canada. The judge ordered further hearings on the request due to the possibility that they would be honor-murdered if deported to Israel

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IDF Chief Lt. Gen. Gantz (red beret) and Canadian counterpart Gen. Natynczyk.
 

IDF Chief of Staff Visits Canadian Counterpart, Relations ‘Growing’

Posted on: March 18th, 2012

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

The IDF Chief of General Staff, Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz concluded his official visit to Canada on Friday. Gantz was greeted by his Canadian counterpart, General Walt Natynczyk, who emphasized the importance he sees in strengthening security cooperation between the two countries. Since 2008 there has been an accelerated rapprochement between the Canadian and Israeli security establishments.

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The Groggers
 

The Groggers: It Ain’t Your Uncle Moishy’s Rock N’ Roll

Posted on: March 18th, 2012

News & ViewsJewish

It's not easy being a modern, Jewish singer/songwriter and refuse to utter a preachy note about anything, refuse to be a nice Jewish boy, and refuse to include a clarinet in your music. That's why The Groggers stand out – because they manage to do great punk rock that's totally and irrefutably Jewish without ever sounding like they need to get approval from some mashgiach.

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Lubavitch Going to Federal Court on Connecticut Synagogue Application Denial

Posted on: March 18th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The Hartford Courant reports that Chabad Lubavitch of Litchfield County has filed notice in federal court appealing a federal judge’s dismissal in February of its lawsuit. Chabad claimed it was the victim of religious discrimination when the Borough of Litchfield, the Borough’s Historic District Commission and others denied the application to build a synagogue and […]

Drew Lovejoy (center)
 

Jewish Black Youth Wins Third Irish Dance Competition

Posted on: March 17th, 2012

News & ViewsYori's News Clips

What's a good Jewish Press Story for the Irish national day of beer and more beer? We've got one for you! It's about Drew Lovejoy, 17, from Greenville, Ohio, who is the son of a black Baptist from Georgia and a white Jewish mother from Iowa. But his fame is international, after winning the all-Ireland dancing championship in Dublin for a third straight year.

 

Convicted Nazi Death Camp Guard Demjanjuk Dies

Posted on: March 17th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

John Demjanjuk, the retired US autoworker who was convicted of being a guard at the Nazis’ Sobibor death camp died Saturday at 91, his son told The AP. After close to 30 years of claiming his was a case of mistaken identity, Demjanjuk was convicted last May of 28,060 counts of being an accessory to […]

Compilation of Rocket Attack Filmed by Civilians
 

Video: Cease Fire More Hope than Reality as 3 Rockets Hit Israel Thursday

Posted on: March 16th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Watch compilation of rocket attack filmed by civilians. The cease fire which was supposedly declared last Tuesday morning remains more wishful thinking than an actual cessation of violence. Or perhaps, as some experts have said, this is the Islamic Jihad's new style of hurting Israel, delivering the cuts of a thousand knives in groups of only three a day, to make any serious IDF reaction appear "disproportionate."

Groggers' Doug Staiman and his nose.
 

Groggers’ Yidvid Nose Job Doc in Trouble with ASPS

Posted on: March 15th, 2012

News & ViewsJewish

A Miami plastic surgeon decided on an innovative way to reach the market of nose job enthusiasts – young Jews ages 15-30 – and have fun doing it. He hired the Groggers, an up and coming Orthodox rock band, and traded a nose job for their hilarious Jewish video entermercial "Jewcan Sam." Now the American Society of Plastic Surgeons wants to lower the boom on the guy.

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One Dead in Thwarted Infiltration Attempt on Israel–Egypt Border

Posted on: March 15th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The IDF Spokesperson’s Office reports that IDF soldiers patrolling along the Israel-Egypt border Thursday night identified a group of suspects who had infiltrated into Israel. The soldiers called on the suspects to stop, and when they failed to comply, the soldiers acted in accordance with the Army’s rules of engagement. Simultaneously, shots were fired from […]

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