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Sopher Rabbi Moshe Druin
 

Yakima Congregation Reveres Ancient Torah Saved from the Holocaust

Posted on: February 20th, 2012

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Jewish scribe Rabbi Moshe Druin discovers a Torah that was rescued from Prague, after being stashed "for safety" by the Nazis.

 

Rebels kill Attorney General and Judge in Hama

Posted on: February 20th, 2012

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The official Syrian news agency SANA reports that an armed “terrorist group” on Sunday assassinated General Attorney in Idleb Nidal Ghazal, Judge Mohammed Ziyadeh and their driver, on their way to the Palace of Justice in Hama. The rebels opened fire on the car near Hussam Hijazi School at al-Dabeitt Neighborhood “causing their martyrdom with […]

 

Iran Promises Power to Syria, Lebanon, Iraq

Posted on: February 20th, 2012

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Iran’s official news agency IRNA reports that Iran will supply Lebanon, Syria and Iraq with electricity after an economic memorandum of understanding was initialed to this effect between the four countries in Tehran on Saturday. Senior Iranian energy ministry official Muhammad Bahzad, Iraqi Electricity official Adel Mahdi, Syria’s deputy energy minister Hisham Mushaffaj and Lebanese […]

 

Shas Leader: Lapid will Do T’shuvah and Join the Haredim

Posted on: February 20th, 2012

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Speaking to a conference of Israeli mayors in Jerusalem, Interior Minister Eli Yishai referred to attacks on Haredim by newcomer to national politics, TV personality Yair Lapid, promising: “If you bring Yair Lapid here, to the City of David, you’ll see that he’ll repent, join the (Sefardi haredi party) Shas and ‘return the crown to […]

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum appearing on "CBS This Morning."
 

Santorum: Obama Wants a Nuclear Iran

Posted on: February 20th, 2012

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Anyone seeking to find daylight between the Republican and Democrat positions on Israel will get plenty of it now, with the Conservative challenger to the mainstream Republican presidential candidate. Has Israel (and the Jewish voter) found a potential, unexpected ally in the White House?

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Canadian  Minister  of Foreign  Affairs  John  Baird shaking hands with Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman in Jerusalem, February 1, 2012.
 

Canada’s FM Tossed Pro-Palestinian UN Speech in Favor of Unabashed Support for Israel

Posted on: February 19th, 2012

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It was touch and go for a while at the Canadian mission to the UN, as Foreign Office Mideast hands managed to sneak pro-Palestinian statehood paragraphs into the FM's speech against his expressed wishes – and views. In the end, Baird proved he was able to speak softly and carry a big pair of scissors.

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie (L) talks during a news conference with senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh during their meeting at the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood movement in Cairo December 26, 2011.
 

Muslim Brotherhood to Pick Presidential Candidate in 48 Hours, Continued Peace Doubtful

Posted on: February 19th, 2012

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The Muslim Brotherhood is feeling ripe for a planned takeover of Egypt, following which everything we've known about Israel-Egyptian relations may have to be scrapped.

 

Netanyahu Aide to Resign in Sexual Harassment Case

Posted on: February 19th, 2012

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Natan Eshel, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s chief of staff, will resign in exchange for the dropping of an investigation into allegations he sexually harassed a female staff member, the Justice Ministry said today in an e-mailed statement. Eshel, a close friend of Netanyahu’s wife Sarah, agreed to admit to taking “inappropriate” photos of the […]

Mahmoud_Ahmadinejad
 

Weekend Roundup: Showdown Iran

Posted on: February 19th, 2012

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Iran announces halt in oil shipments to Britain and France....Iran is set to start operation at Fordo underground enrichment facility....US and British officials caution against Israeli strike....IDF will deploy Iron Dome battery in Tel Aviv area.

Baba Elazar
 

Rabbi Elazar Abuhatzeira Murderer Fit to Stand Trial

Posted on: February 19th, 2012

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The Beersheba District Court ruled on Sunday that the man who was charged with murdering Rabbi Elazar Abuhatzeira last July is fit to stand trial, in light of a psychiatric opinion.

Step Up For Israel
 

Award Winning Documentary Exposes Anti-Israel Incitement Heading for US Campuses

Posted on: February 19th, 2012

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Professor Alan Dershowitz: “Films like Crossing the Line play a critical role in the information process by spotlighting basic truths about the Arab-Israeli conflict that are often ignored. When students hear false allegations of apartheid or human rights disasters that don’t exist, they will now have the resources to respond in an informed and effective manner.”

Grave site of terror victim Leon Klinghoffer.
 

English National Opera in Hot Water over “Death of Klinghoffer”

Posted on: February 19th, 2012

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The work that's been accused of romanticizing terrorism and touting the ideology of murderers is being launched again, by England's esteemed National Opera, with predictable reactions from offended Jews.

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Tourists Stoned on Temple Mount, 3 Palestinians Arrested

Posted on: February 19th, 2012

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AFP reports that Israeli police said they arrested three Palestinians on Sunday on the grounds of the historic Temple Mount, current site of the Al-Aqsa mosque complex in Jerusalem, after tourists visiting the site as well as police were stoned. “Stones were thrown at tourists and police officers, police have made three arrests … three […]

Acre Mayor Shimon Lankry posing with Kadima Chairperson Tzipi Livni.
 

Acre’s Arab Council Members Vote to Cut Soldiers’ Free Train Rides

Posted on: February 19th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

A proposal to make traveling back to their base free for Acre residents on active military duty reveals a new rift in Jewish-Arab relations in this mixed city.

A view of the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee)
 

Heavy Weekend Rains Raise Kinneret Water Level by Half a Foot

Posted on: February 19th, 2012

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The stormy winter Israel is experiencing this year harbors very good news for the country's loveliest tourist attraction, which is also a major source of its drinking water.

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U.S. Citizen Charged in 2008 Mumbai Attacks

Posted on: February 19th, 2012

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According to the NY Times, an Indian court on Saturday approved a request by prosecutors to charge an American citizen, David Coleman Headley, in connection with the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai. The decision, which is the first step in seeking an extradition, sets up a possible confrontation between the United States and India. Mr. […]

 

National Religious Factions Split over Primaries

Posted on: February 19th, 2012

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In response to National Religious Party Chairman MK Zevulun Orlev’s call for consolidated primaries of the two current factions of what used to be the historic NRP, MK Jacob “Katzale” Katz, who heads the National Union faction, said the primaries are a corrupt system by definition, and would “endanger the idea of Greater Israel.” Katz […]

 

Extensive Action in Gaza “Imminent”

Posted on: February 19th, 2012

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Israel Defense Sunday Morning quoted sources in defense circles saying a new ground attack in the Gaza strip is “only a matter of time.” Overnight the IAF struck targets in the neighborhood of Zeitoon in the northern part of the strip, after six Grad rockets had been shot from Gaza toward Netivot and Be’er Sheva. […]

 

Elie Wiesel Wants Romney to Denounce Mormon Posthumous Baptisms

Posted on: February 19th, 2012

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The Boston Globe wrote Saturday that Holocaust survivor and Nobel Prize laureate Elie Wiesel wants Mitt Romney to speak out against the Mormon practice of posthumously baptizing Jews. “He is a Mormon, and since he’s running for president – the highest office in the world, not only in America – he should know what is […]

 

Presbyterian Church to Call for Disinvestment in Israel-Related Firms

Posted on: February 19th, 2012

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The Presbyterian News Service reports that a panel within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) passed a resolution on Friday calling for voting on disinvestment in multi-national companies that profit from non-peaceful activities in Israel-Palestine. The General Assembly Mission Council recommended that the PC(USA) General Assembly, whose biennial meeting is scheduled for late June and early July […]

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