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Posted on: May 23rd, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Former Minister of Science and Technology, Professor Rabbi Daniel Hershkowitz was appointed the new president of Bar-Ilan University. Hershkowitz’s appointment was approved unanimously on Monday during a meeting of the university’s board of trustees. He will begin serving in October, at the start of the 2013-14 academic year. The Haifa native succeeds Moshe Kaveh, who […]

 

Posted on: May 23rd, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Former Iranian president Akbar Rafsanjani on Wednesday strongly criticized the leadership of his country, following his disqualification as presidential candidate this week. “I don’t think the country could have been run worse, even if it had been planned in advance,” the 78-year-old Rafsanjani reportedly told members of his campaign team. “I don’t want to get […]

beheading in London
 

Posted on: May 23rd, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

An eyewitness fought back tears as he recalled seeing the killers attacking the man "like a piece of meat."

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Wednesday's WHO session in Geneva condemning Israel but not Syria.
 

Posted on: May 23rd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Observers of the world body in Geneva said the annual hypocrisy reached a new low this year.

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Peter Bouckaert, emergencies director of Human Rights Watch, having lunch. Peter likes long walks on the beach with fellow "insider" correspondents and dumping on Israel.
 

Posted on: May 23rd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

It now turns out that if a foreign corespondent is a self-centered, name dropping blowhard, he is also likely to be an Israel hater.

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Saudi Women Win Driving Rights
 

Posted on: May 23rd, 2013

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

We interrupt this thoughtful column to share with you the above image, which I just received by email from my wife (and which you, I’m sure, have first seen back in 2006, because the media are always behind with these things). “For the first time, women are now being allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia.” […]

Lots'a Chasidim
 

Posted on: May 23rd, 2013

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

Some 25,000 Belz chassidim packed the wedding ceremony of Rabbi Shalom Rokeach, Grandson of the Belzer Rebbe, and Chana Batya Pener, May 22, 2013, in Jerusalem. Pretty amazing images. It says something about these people’s comfort with one another in close quarters. I find it very difficult to be standing or sitting so close to […]

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Rabbinic interns provided direct assistance and counseling, and helped with the delivery of basic supplies in the affected neighborhoods.
 

Posted on: May 23rd, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Let everyone know of the shelter at Chabad

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Women and baby at Givat Asaf. A US Embassy officials attended a hearing on a Peace Now petition to story the community
 

Posted on: May 23rd, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The US considers a Jewish presence in Judea and Samaria an international issue, so much so that a US official attending a hearing on an anti-outpost Peace Now petition.

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Posted on: May 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) on Wednesday responded to the withholding of the Leahy Amendment to protect LGBT families in immigration reform legislation: “As the House sponsor of the Uniting American Families Act (UAFA), I am extremely disappointed that an amendment to ensure equal treatment for same-sex, bi-national couples was withheld, without a vote, during the […]

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Posted on: May 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Two New Jersey men, indicted in March for arson and attempted murder and terrorism, pleaded not guilt in a New Jersey court this week. Anthony Graziano of Lodi and Aakash Dalal of New Brunswick, both 21, were arrested after the northern New Jersey’s Bergen County bombings, one of which injured Beth El Congregation Rabbi Nosson […]

 

Posted on: May 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has a busy day Thursday and is scheduled to talk with two foreign ministers and former French President Nicolas Sarkozy in a four-hour time span. His office announced he will welcome U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at 10:15, and the American efforts to bring Prime Minister Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority […]

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Posted on: May 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

Iran will be able top produce 30 nuclear bombs a year and 100 within the decade, Minister of Strategy, Intelligence and International Relations Affairs Yuval Steinitz told a defense conference this week. He told the IsraelDefense C5I Conference that Iran could reach the capability of operating 54,000 centrifuges. “Iran is not North Korea or Pakistan […]

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Posted on: May 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Israeli soldiers on Tuesday arrested three Palestinian Authority security officers who murdered 24-year-old Ben-Yosef Livnat at Joseph’s Tomb two years ago but spent only one year in a PA jail before being freed. An IDF investigation of the incident confirmed Palestinian Authority claims that Livnat and other Jews tried to enter the holy Jewish site […]

 

Posted on: May 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

The shekel-dollar rate has soared 4 percent in the past two weeks, with the latest jump today (Wednesday) prompted by expectations that the Bank of Israel will lower the interest rate again in June. The rate crossed the level of 3.69 shekels to the dollar on Wednesday after having dropped under 3.55 shekels to the […]

Police in Home Front Drill testing Israel's preparedness
 

Posted on: May 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"Hamas

The annual Home Front Drill is quite routine. This year there are more reasons for Israelis to take it more seriously, such as Assad, Hezbollah and chemical weapons, for starters. Hope for the best.

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Posted on: May 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle East

JERUSALEM – As Shiite Hizbullah and Sunni anti-Syrian government rebels battle across Syria and Lebanon, and Egyptian and Jordanian forces confront al Qaeda terrorists in the Sinai and southern Jordan, the emir of Qatar blamed Israel for the chaos that threatens to plunge the entire region into war.

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President Obama and Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk speaking at a news conference in Warsaw, Poland, May 2011. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
 

Posted on: May 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHolocaust

WASHINGTON – Poland is a stalwart American ally in Europe, a bulwark against an increasingly belligerent Russia and, with the recent opening of a major new Warsaw museum, is enjoying a flush of accolades for its belated embrace of its Jewish roots.

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Lod Mosaic, 1,700 years old, is the first official Israeli exhibition at the Louvre
 

Posted on: May 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

Israelis are familiar with archaeological finds dating back centuries and sometimes thousands of years. Now the world’s most popular museum, the Louvre, exhibits a 1,700-year-old mosaic found in Lod.

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Eric Garcetti won a tight election to become LA's first Jewish Mayor
 

Posted on: May 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

The LA mayoral race was between a man with a Jewish mother and a woman married to a Jew.

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