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Isi Leibler and How a Two-State Solution Not Currently Feasible, But Must Not Be Abandoned
 
Death Row Inmate: ‘Kosher-like’ is Not Kosher’

September 18, 2014 - 9:00 AM
 
Hamas Robs Bank of Palestine

September 18, 2014 - 7:41 AM
 
Lebanon Reports IAF Overflights

September 18, 2014 - 1:13 AM
 
Hamas Denies Arresting Rocket Crew

September 18, 2014 - 12:54 AM
 
Late Israeli PM Ariel Sharon Honored in Belarus Museum

September 17, 2014 - 11:30 PM
 
Sobibor Death Camp Gas Chambers Uncovered

September 17, 2014 - 10:41 PM
 
Minister Gidon Saar Unexpectedly Announces Resignation

September 17, 2014 - 10:23 PM
 
Anti-Semitic Store Guard Sacked by British Sporting Goods Store

September 17, 2014 - 9:56 PM
 
NYC Police Looking into Swastika Fliers in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg

September 17, 2014 - 6:55 PM
 
Russia and Egypt Agree to $3.5B Arms Deal

September 17, 2014 - 6:51 PM
 
Muslims Say ISIS Has ‘Nothing To Do With Islam’

September 17, 2014 - 4:30 PM
 
PA Unity Government Not Unified

September 17, 2014 - 4:19 PM
 
China Buys Israeli Smart Irrigation Tech Company for $20 Million

September 17, 2014 - 2:57 PM
 
Israel Officially Recognizes Nationality of ‘Aramean’

September 17, 2014 - 2:30 PM
 
Brussels Jewish Museum Reopens with Upgraded Security

September 17, 2014 - 2:16 PM
 
Shelling on Golan Heights Strikes Close to Israeli News Team

September 17, 2014 - 1:59 PM
 
New York Man Recruiting for ISIS, Prosecutors Say

September 17, 2014 - 1:51 PM
 
European Jewry is Dying and Afraid

September 17, 2014 - 1:22 PM
 
Hundreds Dead & Missing in Hamas Human Trafficking Ring

September 17, 2014 - 11:45 AM
 
Mother of Naftali Frenkel With Rosh HaShana Request for Jewish Unity [video]

September 17, 2014 - 11:29 AM
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Fine Fare supermarket on Grand Street was packed right now with shoppers stocking up before the big storm.
 

Posted on: October 29th, 2012

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This is crazy. For 37 years we lived on the Lower East Side and whenever a hurricane was approaching, it was always somewhere else, hundreds and thousands of miles away. Now it appears that Hurricane Sandy (did they have to pick a Jewish sounding name?) is expected to make landfall smack at the Lower East Side.

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Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (archive)
 

Posted on: October 28th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

In an unexpected move, 10% of the Likud Central Committee members gathered enough signatures to demand a secret ballot on whether or not to run on a joint list with Yisrael Beiteinu.

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Colin Shindler, professor of Israeli studies at the School of African and Oriental Studies (Soas) in London.
 

Posted on: October 28th, 2012

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Colin Shindler asks why European socialists identify with the cause of militant Islam.

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Posted on: October 28th, 2012

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At around 4:00 PM on Sunday, rockets from Gaza struck south of Ashkelon in an open area. No injuries or damage were reported. At just after 4:37 PM, additional rockets from Gaza hit in the Eshkol region. Again, no injuries or damage were reported.

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Dalia Shusterman and Perl Wolfe -- Bulletproof Stockings
 

Posted on: October 28th, 2012

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Rocking custom sheitels and opaque tights, and walking the sidewalks of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Dalia Shusterman and Perl Wolfe have the Hasidic world talking – and singing along to the tunes of their Hasidic alternative rock girl band, Bulletproof Stockings.

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U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Scot Marciel (second from right) in a traditional Javanese outfit.
 

Posted on: October 28th, 2012

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The U.S. Embassy and other sites connected with the U.S. were allegedly the target of terrorist attacks that were thwarted by the arrest of 11 suspected terrorists in Indonesia over the weekend.

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Posted on: October 28th, 2012

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David Buskilla, mayor of the beleaguered town of Sderot collapsed on Sunday. Buskilla has been holding a hunger strike opposite the Prime Minister’s office to protest the rocket attacks against his town, its failing economy as a result, and what he feels is the government’s ineffectual response to fix the situation.

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Posted on: October 28th, 2012

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The merger of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s Likud party and the Yisrael Beiteinu party of Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman on Thursday has left-wing parties scrambling for a solution to the sudden show of solidarity on the part of the pro-nationalist camp.

 

Posted on: October 28th, 2012

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Memorials for two memorable Jews took place this weekend, though they stood, perhaps, on opposite sides of the political spectrum.

 

Posted on: October 28th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

In light of the ongoing attacks on civilian areas near Gaza, and the advancement of aggression by terrorist elements against the 200,000 person-strong ancient biblical city and modern-day metropolis of Be'ersheva, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's cabinet issued the following statement through the Government Press Office:

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Posted on: October 28th, 2012

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Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti stood behind Europe’s imposition of sanctions against Iran, saying they are “inflicting pain” against the country which has chosen to continue with its nuclear program rather than put an end to international critique and ostracism. Speaking during a visit to Jerusalem alongside Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Monti said “Israel’s security […]

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of the Likud (R) and Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman of Yisrael Beitenu announced their two parties' joining forces ahead of the upcoming Israeli general elections.
 

Posted on: October 28th, 2012

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Over at the Likud, many appear unimpressed by their party leader's bold move, which is expected to be voted on at the Likud conference on Monday. Several Likud ministers are weighing a vote against the union. Minister of Improvement of Government Services Michael Eitan has so far been the most vociferous against the move, saying he fears that Likud would suffer from this rightward turn.

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Posted on: October 28th, 2012

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A ceremony welcoming the new immigrants will take place at Ben Gurion Airport Terminal 1 on Monday, 29.10.12 at 15:00. In attendance will be Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Chairman of the Jewish Agency Board of Governors, James S. Tisch, Chairman of the Executive of the Jewish Agency, Natan Sharansky, Minister of Immigrant Absorption, Sofa Landver, […]

Under Secretary of State William Burns reportedly participated in direct talks to renew relations with Iran.
 

Posted on: October 28th, 2012

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A few months after he had been elected, President Barack Obama attempted to renew on a gradual basis U.S. diplomatic relations with Iran.

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Posted on: October 28th, 2012

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Two more rockets were launched at the Be’er Sheva area at 7:40 Sunday morning. The rockets fell in an open area. No injuries or damage reported. This follows a series of rocket and mortar launches overnight from Gaza, and the IAF taking out one of the terrorists who launched a mortar at Israel. Overnight, IAF […]

 

Posted on: October 28th, 2012

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The city Be’er Sheva announced that schools will be closed today after Gazan launched 2  rockets at the city at 5:28 AM Sunday morning. The rockets landed in an open area and caused no damage or injuries. Be’er Sheva Univervity will hold classes as usual. Following an earlier Saturday night mortar attack at 12:30 AM, […]

Romney 2012_Hugh-3_0
 

Posted on: October 27th, 2012

News & ViewsMedia

While the Sun Sentinel took a chance with Barack Obama in 2008, it is switching sides and endorsing Romney this time. After acknowledging the tough economic environment Obama inherited, the Sun Sentinel's editorial board doesn't find a healthy plan for moving forward, and says that instead, "the president falls back on the tired talking point of increasing taxes for the wealthy." While agreeing that everyone wants the tax code to be fair, the problem is in seeing "how raising taxes is going to kickstart jobs in the private sector."

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U.N. Special Rapporteur and amateur anti-Semite Richard Falk
 

Posted on: October 26th, 2012

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Last week, the British government protested to the U.N. the “anti-Semitic” remarks made by Special Rapporteur Richard Falk.

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Posted on: October 26th, 2012

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A Conservative Jewish day school will not renew its Boy Scouts charter because of the organization’s policy excluding gay and lesbian adults as leaders. The Golda Och Academy in West Orange, N.J., said in a letter to parents last week that the Scouts’ policy presents a “problematic image for many families. “To exclude same-sex families […]

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Rains of Blessing
 

Posted on: October 26th, 2012

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It’s not an easy translation, the Mishna’s notion of “gishmei bracha.” Midrash Rabah (Vayikra 35:10) suggests that the blessing of “I will send you rain in its season, and the ground will yield its crops and the trees of the field their fruit” (Lev. 26:4) is fully realized when those rains come down at night. […]

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