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Posted on: May 7th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Samsung’s Galaxy S4 flagship Smartphone arrived in Israel this week with an official price tag of approximately $1,100 (3,600-3,700 shekels). Prices may drop a bit if local mobile carriers try to undercutting each other, and one retailer already is offering it for $920. The Samsung S4 has a five-inch screen with a super-thin glass and […]

 

Posted on: May 7th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Israeli restaurants and hotels are more interested n seeking kosher certification from the American-based Orthodox Union (OU) in order to attract foreign tourists, according to the Kosher Today newsletter. It said that many American Jewish tourists generally are more familiar with the OU than Israeli rabbinic certifications. The OU operates in Israel in an office […]

 

Posted on: May 7th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

A bill to increase the minimum number for a political party to be represented in the Knesset has passed a ministerial committee and will be brought to the Knesset for a first vote. If it passes, it will be discussed in a Knesset committee for returning to the Knesset for further votes. The bill is […]

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Posted on: May 7th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was awarded the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award in Boston on Sunday for pushing for policy changes aimed at reducing gun violence. Giffords, Arizona’s first Jewish representative in Congress, has become an advocate for stricter gun control after being shot in the head in 2011. Earlier this year, […]

Prime Minister Netanyahu visits a Technology exhibition  in Shanghai on an official tour this week
 

Posted on: May 7th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Chinese media have reported Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s current visit as secondary news, reflecting China’s distance from the Israeli-Palestinian Authority issue. PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas is also in China, and his visit has gained slightly more attention than Netanyahu’s. The Prime Minister’s main mission is economic, and Israel’s trump card in any political dealings between […]

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Drone Flight Training
 

Posted on: May 7th, 2013

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

Soldiers of the IDF Skylark I-LE unit spent a week earlier this year in the Negev Desert, learning how to operate the Skylark drone. The drone is lightweight and unnoticeable up above. It boasts 3 hours of flight-time while streaming a live video feed day and night. It has a range of 6 miles. Recovery […]

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa in late April, 2013
 

Posted on: May 7th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle East

The Arab Spring uprisings continue to threaten the Bahraini kingdom. Human rights violations directed at dissidents continue apace, and the U.S. has just been invited to mind its own business, although Bahrain receives military equipment and aid from the U.S.

 

Posted on: May 6th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

On Monday, Congressmen José E. Serrano, Jerrold Nadler and Peter King joined Chief Judge Loretta A. Preska to announce that the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Federal Courthouse has received $10.4 million in federal funds to build a new state-of-the-art security pavilion. The security pavilion was planned for shortly after 9/11 but until the intercession of the […]

Pamela Geller's Speech at the Great Neck Synagogue was cancelled due to an intense campaign of pressure directed at the shul and member families.
 

Posted on: May 6th, 2013

News & ViewsIslamists

Pamela Geller warns of ‘Islamization’ of North America. Leftists pressured a Great Neck synagogue to ban her. Now Canadian police force Chabad to silence her because her ideas counter “engagement.”

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Senator McCain on Fox News Sunday.
 

Posted on: May 6th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

But, for heaven's sake, don't give them guns!

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The IDF reportedly will lift on Monday the previous day's ban on civilian flights in the north.
 

Posted on: May 6th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastHezbollah

Syria aims missiles at Israel. Lebanon on alert. Israel moves Iron Domes to the north. War? If war were likely, Bibi would not be in China. The IDF already has re-opened air space in the north.

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Posted on: May 6th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Aharon Zlotkin, the 53 year old man hit in the head by Arab terrorists two days ago at the Doar Junction, has come out of his coma. He’s also managed to slightly move his hands and feet. His condition is still listed as serious.

Major General Nitzan Alon, GOC Central Command (L) with former head of the Gush Etzion regional council Shaul Goldstein.
 

Posted on: May 6th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Maj. Gen. Alon's ties with Israel's extreme left are considered among the strongest in the IDF top echelon.

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Posted on: May 6th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

The Israel Armed Forces is proposing that women and men both serve in  the army for the same amount of time for equal positions. Men soldiers currently serve for three years and women for two years. The IDF wants to cut the men’s service to 32 months and extend the service for women as well […]

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Posted on: May 6th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Two former associates of New York Democratic mayoral candidate John Liu were convicted in an illegal campaign fundraising scheme uncovered in an FBI investigation, according to CBS New York. Jurors heard secretly recorded tapes that prosecutors said showed Liu’s two associates, Jia “Jenny” Hou and Xing “Oliver” Wu Pan, plotted to cheat the city out of […]

Yair Lapid with one of his party's MKs, U.S. born Rabbi Dov Lipman.
 

Posted on: May 6th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Hitler wanted to exterminate Jews. Lapid only wants to exterminate the Haredi habit of not to work or serve in the IDF. That is enough for a Haredi columnist to compare Lapid’s and Hitler’s speeches.

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Hungarian Prime Minister Orbán (left) and WJC President Ronald S. Lauder
 

Posted on: May 6th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

"Today, Jews are again wondering whether they will have to leave the country."

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Posted on: May 6th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu landed in Shanghai Monday and immediately traveled from the airport to an exhibition at a high-tech industrial park and promoted Israel’s high-tech industry. Next to a wall on which were the logos of the companies operating in the high-tech park, the Prime Minister said, “We see here the logos of many […]

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IDF reserve soldiers took part in a surprise drill in northern Israel, April 29, 2013, as part of tightening readiness along the Syrian and Lebanese borders.
 

Posted on: May 6th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastHezbollah

New foreign-language information system inaugurated.

 

Posted on: May 6th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

An American intelligence official, speaking on the basis of anonymity, told Reuters that Israel did not notify the Obama administration before the two bombing missions last weekend that targeted Iranian missiles destined for the Hezbollah terrorist organization. Israel informed the United States of the pre-emptive counterterrorist operation after the attacks. Unlike many previous secret maneuvers […]

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