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‘US and Iranian Cartoon Doves’ Shown Defecating on Bibi by Swiss Amb to Iran

August 28, 2015 - 6:57 PM
 
Sen. Cotton to Visit Israel for More Ammunition against Iran Deal

August 28, 2015 - 2:30 PM
 
Princeton U. to Get ‘Plastic’ Eruv [video]

August 28, 2015 - 12:55 PM
 
WWII-Era Jewish Café Reopens in Shanghai

August 28, 2015 - 11:07 AM
 
Arab Spring May Be Blowing into Gaza

August 28, 2015 - 10:52 AM
 
One-Third of Americans in Israel Live in Judea and Samaria

August 28, 2015 - 9:51 AM
 
State Dept Spox: No Worries, Parchin has No Nuclear Dimensions

August 28, 2015 - 4:18 AM
 
Canadian JDL Protesting Billionaire Barry Sherman’s Fundraising for Liberals

August 27, 2015 - 11:05 PM
 
Saudis Arrest Mastermind of 1996 Bombing that Killed 19 US Airmen on Iran’s Orders

August 27, 2015 - 10:58 PM
 
Trump and Cruz Together to Fight Iran Deal in DC on Sept. 9

August 27, 2015 - 10:54 PM
 
Barenboim to Conduct German Orchestra in Iran Despite Israel’s Protests and the Absence of Opera in Islamic Republic

August 27, 2015 - 10:51 PM
 
InterNations Ranks Israel 4th in the World in Hospitality to Foreigners

August 27, 2015 - 10:45 PM
 
Surreal: Israeli Police Raids Conference Against Anti-Democratic Administrative Detention

August 27, 2015 - 10:33 PM
 
DM Ya’alon Advises ‘Zero Tolerance’ on Violence Against Hareidi Soldiers

August 27, 2015 - 10:19 PM
 
Now More than a Dozen Democratic Reps Against Nuclear Iran Deal

August 27, 2015 - 9:53 PM
 
‘Arise and Ascend’ — A New Guide to the Temple Mount

August 27, 2015 - 8:34 PM
 
Obama and Biden Running after the Jews to Back ‘ObamaDeal’

August 27, 2015 - 7:00 PM
 
Jews Return to City of David Complex after 77 Years

August 27, 2015 - 5:29 PM
 
New Jerusalem Street Honors Savior of 40,000 Jews During Holocaust

August 27, 2015 - 4:04 PM
 
Ashkenazi Hareidi MK Now Cabinet Minister for First Time in 60 Years

August 27, 2015 - 3:43 PM
 
Military Officers Come Out Strongly Against Nuclear Iran Deal

August 27, 2015 - 3:07 PM
 
Jeb Bush Seeking Jewish Support

August 27, 2015 - 2:52 PM
 
Family of Ethiopian hostage Held by Hamas Blocked Gaza Crossing

August 27, 2015 - 2:25 PM
 
Border Guard Police Patrol Attacked in A-Tur

August 27, 2015 - 12:04 PM
 
Damascus Gate Stabber Was Convicted Killer From Hebron

August 27, 2015 - 11:55 AM
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Posted on: May 14th, 2013

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JERUSALEM – Rabbi Shlomo Amar, Israel’s current Sephardi chief rabbi whose 10-year term is set to expire in the coming months, and Ramat Gan Chief Rabbi Yaakov Ariel, a leading Ashkenazi rabbi, announced their intention to force a legal change in the chief rabbinate selection process.

WomanReading
 

Posted on: May 14th, 2013

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It appears that Rabbi Riskin's congregation is not easily offended.

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Posted on: May 14th, 2013

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The recent Israeli air strikes on Syria – which have neither been confirmed nor denied by Israeli officials – targeted weapons depots allegedly storing Iranian-made weapons intended for the Lebanese terrorist organization Hizbullah.

 

Posted on: May 14th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Two Jewish organizations have joined the Interfaith Alliance in calling on the U.S. Senate to include a ban on religious profiling in its immigration reform bill. Rabbi David Saperstein, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, and Nancy Kaufman, CEO of the National Council of Jewish Women, joined other religious leaders in criticizing […]

Thousands of grasshoppers seen near Ramat Negev .
 

Posted on: May 14th, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Fundamentalists were working overtime before Passover to describe how just as in Biblical times, the Jews were spared from the plague. Now the locusts are working overtime, just in time for Shavuot.

Arab child Mohammed Al-Farra.
 

Posted on: May 14th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

He could meet a three-year-old Arab toddler with no arms and no legs, named Mohammed al-Farra.

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Posted on: May 14th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

A swastika was painted on the Wellington Jewish center, which houses the city’s only Orthodox congregation and is the focus of Jewish life in New Zealand’s harbor city capital,”  according to its website. Jewish officials said the swastika was painted on the back wall, and they reported the incident to police. “It was fairly minor […]

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Posted on: May 14th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The Cabinet Monday evening passed a two-year budget, nearly five months late, with tax hikes and across-the-board cuts in spending, Only one minister voted against the  budget, the second and last time it will cover two years instead of one. Finance Minister Yair Lapid, who is chairman of the Yesh Atid party, said after the […]

Israel's Finance MInister Yair Lapid presented the new budget Monday night.
 

Posted on: May 14th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

That's a whole lot of achievements for the fresh finance minister.

The IRS Acting Commissioner will appear before a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on Friday, May 17, 2013, to investigate politicization of the IRS
 

Posted on: May 14th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The IRS attempted to present its inappropriate conduct as being limited to a small number of organizations, targeted by using only a few key words, acted on by only a few low level IRS employees in a remote office, for a limited time, without the consent or even knowledge of higher level IRS officials. By Monday morning that cover had been entirely blown.

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Yosef Kolko
 

Posted on: May 14th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Sheriff's officers handcuffed Kolko and took him to the County Jail.

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Shavuot Kids from Central Casting
 

Posted on: May 14th, 2013

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

Kids from Kibbutz Gilad in northern Israel posing for a Shavuot a picture. If we went any cuter you’d start experiencing operating difficulties. Happy Shavuot, don’t stay up too late. If you do, may you have the best sleep-davening experience of a lifetime.

.Obama and Biden on White House putting green.
 

Posted on: May 14th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Obama has been cited for expensive golf outings. Now it’s Netanyahu’s turn: $2,700 for ice cream and $125,000 for an airplane bed. Indulgence or the price of public office?

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Left wing Democrats say City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is too centrist to be Mayor.
 

Posted on: May 13th, 2013

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The Village Independent Democrats have opted to back City Comptroller John Liu — the most liberal in the race.

 

Posted on: May 13th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

The Vienna Jewish Choir last weekend hosted the first European Jewish Choral Festival with a comprehensive repertoire of Yiddish, Hebrew, and Ladino songs, the European Jewish Press reported, Hundreds of Jewish and non-Jewish singers from 18 groups in Europe participated n the four-day event that drew approximately 1,500 spectators. The festival, under the patronage of […]

Nili Block wins gold medal in Thailand’s word championship kick-boxing competition.
 

Posted on: May 13th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

The IDF gets a new weapon next year. Meet Baltimore-born Nili Block and Mumbai convert Sarah Avraham, both of them religious and the new world champs in Thailand-style kick-boxing.

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shekels
 

Posted on: May 13th, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer announced on Monday a surprise cut the prime interest rate as part of his battle to fight the appreciation of the shekel and help the economy to keep growing. The financial markets responded with the shekel-dollar rate rising more than 1.5 percent to the level of 3.61 shekels to […]

 

Posted on: May 13th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Anthony Weiner can forget about any support from Hillary and Bill Clinton if he decides to run for mayor of New York City, the New York Post reported Monday. The main reason is Huma Abedin, Weiner’s Muslim wife who suffered disgrace shortly after their marriage when Weiner was caught using the Internet for online relationships […]

 

Posted on: May 13th, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Waze and Facebook have reached an impasse in their negotiations, but not over whether Facebook will buy Waze for 700 million dollars, or a clean billion, but over Israel, according to the Israeli site Telecom News. Facebook wants to close down Waze’s Raanana office, and transfer some of the developers to the U.S. While the […]

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Posted on: May 13th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

On Sunday, in a packed St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis announced his first canonization of new saints, including 813 15th-century martyrs who were beheaded for refusing to convert to Islam. The 813 “Martyrs of Otranto” were slain in the southern Italian city in 1480, for refusing the demands of the Turkish invaders to renounce Christianity. […]

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