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Will Tom Friedman Ever Give Up the Israeli Concessions Paradigm?
 
Obama Negotiated with Cuba ‘Behind Everyone’s Back,’ Lawmakers Charge

December 18, 2014 - 8:51 PM
 
Netanyahu ‘Will Not Allow’ PA’s UN Resolution to Endanger Israelis

December 18, 2014 - 7:33 PM
 
Unique 65-Foot Long Entrance Discovered at Herodian Hilltop Palace

December 18, 2014 - 3:32 PM
 
Sydney Chabad Hanukkah Menorah Lighting Canceled ‘Out of Respect’

December 18, 2014 - 2:31 PM
 
Israeli-Americans Stranded in Bus Strike

December 18, 2014 - 1:47 PM
 
Youth Arrested for Threatening Eli Yishai

December 18, 2014 - 1:35 PM
 
Putin Blames ‘Outside Factors’ for Falling Ruble

December 18, 2014 - 1:26 PM
 
Hamas Holds Live-Fire Training Hours after EU Takes It off Terror List

December 18, 2014 - 1:12 PM
 
Alan Gross Credits Jewish Efforts for His Release From Cuba [video]

December 18, 2014 - 12:23 PM
 
Moshe Feiglin Drops Out of Likud PM Race

December 18, 2014 - 11:06 AM
 
The Jewish Hipster Party

December 18, 2014 - 10:14 AM
 
Terror Threat Puts Kibosh on Sony’s NYC Film Release

December 18, 2014 - 2:30 AM
 
Harvard Boycotts SodaStream (Despite Company’s Surrender)

December 18, 2014 - 2:16 AM
 
Israel’s FM Liberman Declines Swedish Meeting Request Over PA Recognition

December 18, 2014 - 1:35 AM
 
US Re-Defines ‘Unilateral’ to Justify PA Burying the Oslo Accords

December 17, 2014 - 10:16 PM
 
‘Freedom of Speech’ Under Abbas-led Palestinian Authority

December 17, 2014 - 8:01 PM
 
Alan Gross Freed From Cuban Jail

December 17, 2014 - 5:32 PM
 
Boy Arrested Trying to Recreate Chanukah on Temple Mount

December 17, 2014 - 3:45 PM
 
European Jewish Leaders: Court Decision on Hamas ‘Legitimizes Murder’

December 17, 2014 - 2:04 PM
 
Jeb Bush Uses Hanukkah And Christmas Greeting To Launch Presidential Bid

December 17, 2014 - 1:21 PM
 
Netanyahu Rejects EU Court’s ‘Technicality’ to Whitewash Hamas

December 17, 2014 - 1:15 PM
 
Fear and Loathing in the Palestinian Authority

December 17, 2014 - 12:23 PM
 
Haredi Israelis Get the Most Benefits and Are the Deepest in Debt

December 17, 2014 - 12:16 PM
 
EU Court ‘Temporarily’ Removes Hamas from List of Terrorist Groups

December 17, 2014 - 11:41 AM
 
Centuries before Hanukkah: Remains of 8,000-Year Old Olive Oil Found in Galilee

December 17, 2014 - 10:57 AM
 
Palestinian Authority Going to force Advance Goal of ‘State of Palestine’

December 17, 2014 - 7:55 AM
 
Sony Hackers Issue First Terror Threat to US Movie-Goers … From North Korea?

December 17, 2014 - 6:01 AM
 
NYC Pulls Cops from Homicide to Secure Swelling Protests

December 17, 2014 - 4:30 AM
 
Jews Blamed for Mosque Fire, Report Reveals Electrical Cause

December 17, 2014 - 2:54 AM
 
132 Children Slaughtered in Pakistani Taliban Attack

December 17, 2014 - 1:22 AM
 
President Erdogan Sends Hanukkah Greetings to Turkey’s Jews, Beats Obama to Holiday!

December 17, 2014 - 12:12 AM
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The visiting Polish Jews at the Kotel on Monday.
 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

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25 young Polish Jews, many of whom have only recently discovered their Jewish roots, arrived in Israel on Monday for a special seminar organized by Shavei Israel, an organization that aims to strengthen the connection between descendants of Jews and the State of Israel & the Jewish people. The participants, between the ages of 18-35, most of whom were raised Catholic, came from cities like Krakow, Katowice, Warsaw, Przemysl and Gdansk. For many it marks their first time visiting Israel.

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Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

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More than 600 rabbis have joined a campaign initiative called Rabbis for Obama. The rabbis represent themselves and not individual synagogues or organizations, according to the news release. The names of all the rabbis can be found on the website barackobama.com/rabbis. Most of the rabbis are Reform or Conservative, although a handful are Orthodox. Obama […]

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Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

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U.S. authorities announced the seizure of $150 million allegedly linked to a money-laundering scheme by the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah. The Lebanese Canadian Bank and other unidentified institutions sent nearly $330 million to the United States between 2007 and 2011 to finance the purchase of used cars that were shipped to West Africa, according to […]

Israel’s Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger
 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

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A rabbi in Bavaria, Germany, has been slapped with criminal charges of committing bodily harm, in the first known case to arise from an anti-circumcision ruling.

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Captain Picard Visiting our Planet
 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

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British actor Patrick Stewart, aka Captain Jean-Luc Picard, the finest captain of the Starship Enterprise ever, is seen here on a movie set on Jaffa Street in the center of Jerusalem. According to JTA, Stewart is playing a disgraced, eccentric British lord in a heist comedy titled “Hunting Elephants,” in which three Israeli senior citizens […]

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Palm Beach, Florida
 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

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If you are already bored with the US presidential campaign rhetoric, do we have a debate for you!

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Former Shas minister Shlomo Benizri kissing the hand of Shas siritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef.
 

Posted on: August 21st, 2012

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The final say on whether or not Israel will go it alone against Iran's nuclear facilities depends on the two architects of that plan, and on the IAF which will carry it out. It will also depend on the Obama Administration and on whether or not the Saudis and the Gulf states will give their tacit approval. But that same decision will also depend on the approval of a 92-year-old Sefardi Rabbi from Jerusalem, whose thumbs-up or down could kill the plan or give it life.

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Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
 

Posted on: August 21st, 2012

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Boteach: "I treasure the Adelsons’ support. They have been dear friends for a long time and were among the earliest backers of my campaign. Not only are they heroes in the Jewish community for their mega-philanthropy, but they are among the most generous and sophisticated political donors in the country...This donation is a game changer.”

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Posted on: August 21st, 2012

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Criminal assault charges have been filed against the rabbi of the Jewish community in oberfränkischen Hof, Rabbi David Goldberg, for circumcision for religious reasons. Chief prosecutor Gerhard Schmitt confirmed that the complaint was filed by a doctor from Hessen, which is under the jurisdiction of the Cologne Regional Court, which decided a while ago that […]

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Scientology Center, Tel Aviv
 

Posted on: August 21st, 2012

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The new, renovated Scientology Center opened in Tel Aviv. IDF Radio interviewed a man who said his family fell apart when his wife joined the Church of Scientology.

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israel embassy ireland
 

Posted on: August 21st, 2012

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The online Irish website, TheJournal, reports that the Israeli embassy in Dublin was evacuated early Tuesday afternoon after a suspicious package was discovered. An army bomb disposal team was sent to the site.   Source:  http://www.thejournal.ie/suspicious-package-israeli-embassy-dublin-566588-Aug2012/ Hattip: Challah Hu Achbar

International participants from New Zealand and El Salvador at an Israel coffee shop in Jerusalem with StandWithUS Israel director, Michael Dickson.
 

Posted on: August 21st, 2012

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Hailing from India, El Salvador, New Zealand, Brazil, and South Africa, the participants, ranging from their early 20s to 30s, with a background in entrepreneurial work, were part of an international conference called S.E.E. Israel. Organized by Jerusalem’s Hebrew University students as part of a StandWithUs public diplomacy training program, the conference connected the international visitors with young Israeli social innovators, enterprises and organizations.

Chairman of the U.S. joint chiefs of staff Gen. Martin Dempsey.
 

Posted on: August 21st, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

The Taliban fired rockets into the American Bagram Air Field outside Kabul in Afghanistan Monday night, damaging the plane serving the chairman of the U.S. joint chiefs of staff Gen. Martin Dempsey. The general was out on a visit at the time of the hit, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition said on Tuesday. Two maintenance workers were lightly harmed by shrapnel from the two rockets, coalition spokesman Jamie Graybeal said.

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Tank in the Sinai Peninsula
 

Posted on: August 21st, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

After Egypt has dispatched tanks into the northern Sinai area over the past few weeks, as part of its attempt to combat Islamist terror cells in the peninsula, the Prime Minister’s office has decided that this must stop. Using the White House, Netanyahu sent a sharp message to Cairo to withdraw the tanks immediately.

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Yasser Borhami, co-founder of the Salafist Nour Party, believes Jews and Christians are "infidels."
 

Posted on: August 21st, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

Here's a story about pots rebuking kettles over the issue of blackness: Al Ahram reported on Monday that the extremist Salafist Nour Party will be sending a delegation to the Sinai Peninsula to "raise religious awareness and combat extremism." Among those going are the Salafist Calling movement’s head Yasser Borhami and its spokesperson Abdel-Moneim El-Shahat, both of whom have made a number of controversial statements in the past.

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Posted on: August 21st, 2012

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The College of Charleston received $2 million to be split between Jewish life on campus and full tuition scholarships for the children of clergy and religious educators. The Samuel R. and Regina K. Shapiro Endowment Scholarship was announced Monday with an initial $1 million pledge dedicated to a four-year scholarship program for the children of […]

 

Posted on: August 21st, 2012

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A Jewish mother from France locked in a custody battle with a Saudi prince fell to her death from an apartment window in Paris. Candice Cohen-Ahnine died last week, less than a month before she was to see her 11-year-old daughter for the first time in four years. It is unclear whether Cohen-Ahnine’s death was […]

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Elul in Kibbutz Chafetz Chayim, 1960
 

Posted on: August 21st, 2012

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Elul is in the air. Saying Psalm 27 every morning (and afternoon – or evening, for Litvaks) brings on that sense of a new beginning waiting right around the corner. One thing I ask from God, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of God all the days of my […]

The TOS group conducted in 2011 a march commemorating the deportation of the Jews of Leipzig, Germany, to Riga, Latvia.
 

Posted on: August 20th, 2012

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German marcher Bäerbel Pfeiffer asked for forgiveness for her grandfather, an electrician who installed the electrified barbed wire fence at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

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Lake Kinneret, also known as the Sea of Galilee, in northern Israel, just south of the Golan Heights.
 

Posted on: August 20th, 2012

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Rep. Kevin Yoder, 36-year-old first-term Republican from Kansas: “A year ago, my wife, Brooke, and I joined colleagues for dinner at the Sea of Galilee in Israel. After dinner I followed some Members of Congress in a spontaneous and very brief dive into the sea and regrettably I jumped into the water without a swimsuit."

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