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Palestinians demonstrating in support of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners last month.
 

Posted on: May 29th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

The revelation is particularly disturbing because Israel recently agreed to ease restrictions on Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails so that they would end their hunger strike. An explicit term of the agreement required the prisoners to sign a pledge forswearing terrorist activity.

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Thousands Protest Egyptian Election Results
 

Posted on: May 29th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

Thousands gathered overnight in Tahrir Square, Cairo, to demonstrate against Egypt's election results which will pit deposed ruler Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister Ahmed Shafiq against Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Mursi in a runoff election on June 16 and 17.

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Posted on: May 29th, 2012

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The body of an American tourist missing since last week was discovered near Beit Shean. A large-scale search was mounted over the weekend for the missing tourist. Herman Kuehn, 80, of Platte County, Missouri, was separated from his group on May 26, while visiting the antiquities sites in Beit Shean, in north eastern Israel. His […]

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Posted on: May 29th, 2012

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The players on England’s Euro 2012 soccer squad will visit the Auschwitz death camp when they travel to Poland for the European Championship. The final tournament of the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship, or Euro 2012, will be hosted by Poland and the Ukraine between June 8 and July 1, 2012. England’s players will go […]

Hebrew inscription bearing the name “Yehiel” is the oldest archaeological evidence of Jews in Iberia. Thought to be a tomb slab, the discovery adds visibility to the early history of Jews in Portugal.
 

Posted on: May 29th, 2012

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Discovered in a Roman-era excavation near the city of Silves, Portugal by archaeologists from the German Friedrich Schiller University Jena, the discovery predates the previous oldest evidence of Jews in Iberia by nearly a century.

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Posted on: May 29th, 2012

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The Cannes film festival screening of “The Anti-Semite,” a film by an anti-Semitic French comic, was cancelled. The film by and starring Dieudonne M’Bala M’Bala, was produced by the Iranian Documentary and Experimental Film Center. It reportedly pokes fun at the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz, where an estimated 1.5 million Jews were murdered during the […]

 

Posted on: May 29th, 2012

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Iran has used operatives in assassination attempts on Israeli and American diplomats in seven countries over a period of 13 months, the Washington Post reported. Last November, the U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan received a message that then Ambassador Matthew Bryza was the target of a plot to kill Americans, along with other embassy officials. U.S. […]

 

Posted on: May 29th, 2012

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The escalating atrocities in Syria may trigger a U.S. military intervention, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey told Fox News on Monday. He spoke in the wake of the Hula massacre that left more than 100 dead. Dempsey said that military options are currently in development. “Of course – there is […]

Druze Deputy Minister Ayoob Kara (seen here at a conference of Friends of Gush Katif in Samaria) is warning against the world's silence on Syrian massacres.
 

Posted on: May 29th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Deputy Minister for Development of the Negev and Galilee Ayoob Kara on Monday called on Western democracies "to stop their intolerable procrastination, which allows the Assad regime to continue its massacres."

This section of the retaining wall surrounding the Temple Mount near the Wailing Wall was the site of an altercation between Jewish students and an Arab on Shavuot.
 

Posted on: May 29th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Five yeshiva high school students from Jerusalem were detained Sunday, after an altercation with an Arab at “HaKotel HaKatan,” near the Western Wall, Honenu reports. The students were held in remand until the middle of the night and then released on condition of a restraining order banning them from entering the Old City of Jerusalem for 15 days.

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Soldiers at the Wall of Tears
 

Posted on: May 29th, 2012

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

IDF soldiers pray at the Western Wall. Next Tuesday, June 5, will mark the 45th anniversary of the Six Day War in which Israel liberated the Wall from Arab occupation, along with Temple Mount in the midst of historic Jewish Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and Gaza..

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Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.)
 

Posted on: May 29th, 2012

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Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), was uninvited last week, after having been scheduled to speak Friday night at Temple Israel of Greater Miami. The invitation was "postponed" for security reasons. But if there were any security threats, they all seemed to emanate from Stanley G. Tate, 85, a major donor and former president of the synagogue.

Flame Virus
 

Posted on: May 28th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

Kaspersky Lab announced on Monday the discovery of a highly sophisticated malicious program being used as a cyber weapon attacking several countries. The complexity of the newly discovered malicious program exceeds those of all other cyber menaces known to date.

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Ehud Barak
 

Posted on: May 28th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

Barak took the opportunity to reiterate that "All options remain firmly on the table."

Ronald McDonald
 

Posted on: May 28th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

Saudi Muslims have launched several campaigns against McDonald's in "response to the savage attacks on the noble Prophet," under banners like "Help your Prophet!" and "Together in support of the Prophet."

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Shavuot on a Kibbutz
 

Posted on: May 28th, 2012

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

Children from kibbutz Tzuba near Jerusalem celebrated Shavuot, May 27, 2012. For the past century, the Israeli labor movement has embraced the agricultural aspects of the holiday, which marks the wheat harvest. “The suitability of Shavuot as a holiday appropriate to kibbutz life was evident from the very beginning, when shortly after World War I, […]

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reviewing one of Iran's nuclear plants.
 

Posted on: May 25th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

Evidence found in an underground bunker in Iran could signal the country’s having moved one step closer toward the uranium threshold needed to make nuclear arms, International Atomic Energy Agency diplomats said today. IAEA inspectors found traces of uranium enriched up to 27 percent at Iran's Fordo enrichment plant.

Noam Arnon, center, Spokesman for the Hebron Jewish residents, decried the blatant discrimination against Jewish construction in the city.
 

Posted on: May 25th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

A rally in Hebron Thursday night which protested the lack of enforcement on illegal Arab construction currently taking place along Zion Road, the 700 meter route connecting the Jewish neighborhood of Kiryat Arba and the Cave of the Patriarchs. Spokesman Noam Arnon said "the Jews are discriminated against, and nowadays a Jew can't build an inch, while the Arabs are free to build."

Major General Sami Turgeman (pointing) with former IDf Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi (L) dring the latter's visit to the army base in Shizafon, October, 2010.
 

Posted on: May 25th, 2012

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

Ground Forces Commander Maj. Gen. Shlomo (Sami) Turgeman this week presented the IDF future project to supply soldiers in the field with equipment capable of intercepting rockets, similar to the successful anti-rocket defense system, the Iron Dome.

 

Posted on: May 25th, 2012

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday decried violence against African migrants following a night of violent protest and promised the problem of African infiltrators would be solved. “There is no place for either the expressions or the actions that we witnessed last night,” said Netanyahu one day after a demonstration in south Tel Aviv […]

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