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Posted on: January 12th, 2014

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New York Rep. Eliot L. Engel sent a letter to Benjamin Netanyahu to express his concern over the Israeli Chief Rabbinate’s decision to reject Jewish status letters written by Rabbi Avi Weiss. Engel, the senior Democratic member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, wrote in the letter to Israel’s prime minister dated Jan. 10 that: […]

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Israelis light candles near the coffin of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon outside the Knesset.
 

Posted on: January 12th, 2014

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Sharon’s coffin was placed in the Knesset Plaza on Sunday.

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Posted on: January 12th, 2014

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Delegates to the Modern Language Association’s annual convention upheld a resolution accusing Israel of keeping Palestinian academics from entering Judea and Samaria, but rejected another expressing solidarity with academics that boycott Israel. After an hour or so of acrimonious debate in Chicago on Saturday, the MLA’s delegate assembly in a 60-53 vote approved a resolution […]

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Posted on: January 12th, 2014

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President Obama reaffirmed his commitment to Israel’s security in his condolence message on the death of Ariel Sharon. “On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to the family of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and to the people of Israel on the loss of a leader who dedicated […]

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Posted on: January 12th, 2014

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The late Ariel Sharon sitting beside the very much alive Shimon Peres in the Knesset, Jan. 26, 2005. Even though they appear so different in the details of their biographies: one a military man who turned to politics at the very end of his career, the other a politicians’ politician – in terms of their […]

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The Knesset Guard carrying the coffin of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, while thousands came to pay their last respects. It appears that other than his immediate family, all of Israel, as well as in many of its neighbors, people are having mixed and often harsh memories of the old general.
 

Posted on: January 12th, 2014

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No one in recent memory has elicited such harsh reactions from their political enemies as General Ariel Sharon.

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Screen shot from the original Hitchcock documentary.
 

Posted on: January 12th, 2014

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By the time Hitchcock's film was finished, the allies' political needs had changed.

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Posted on: January 11th, 2014

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President Obama nominated Stanley Fischer, the former governor of the Bank of Israel, to be the vice chairman of the Federal Reserve. The Friday nomination comes the same week that the Senate confirmed Janet Yellen as Federal Reserve’s chairwoman, the third Jewish person to hold the post in succession, following Ben Bernanke and Alan Greenspan. […]

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Posted on: January 11th, 2014

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Supporters of the anti-Semitic comedian Dieudonne hijacked three French pro-Israel websites in a coordinated cyber attack. The attack Thursday paralyzed the websites Israel-Flash.com, Europe-Israel.org and liguedefensejuive.com, the website of the French Jewish Defense League, and replaced their content with messages of support for Dieudonne, Le Nouvel Observateur reported. On the hijacked websites, the hackers called […]

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Posted on: January 11th, 2014

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Amiri Baraka, the New Jersey poet laureate whose works were celebrated by blacks but often condemned by Jews, has died. Baraka’s writings, lectures and poetry brought him national renown beginning in the 1960s, and the one-time black nationalist was celebrated by many African Americans as a voice of the disenfranchised. He was a winner of […]

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Posted on: January 11th, 2014

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The president of Hungary’s Jewish umbrella group criticized a planned monument to victims of the Germany occupation for ignoring Hungary’s complicity in the Holocaust. The memorial announced Thursday would be built in Budapest’s Freedom Square and pay tribute to “all Hungarian victims with the erection of the monument commemorating the tragic German occupation and the […]

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Posted on: January 11th, 2014

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For the second time in less than a month, Israel demanded clarifications from the Netherlands on Dutch firms’ divestment from Israel. On Friday, Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the Dutch ambassador to Israel, Caspar Veldkamp, to provide clarifications on the decision of PGGM, a large pensions administrator, to divest from five Israeli banks because […]

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Posted on: January 11th, 2014

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This discovery was first announced in JewishPress.com in April 2013. The longest water tunnel ever discovered in Israel is being excavated in Jerusalem, near the train station in the southern part of the city. Both the tunnel and a stone column head at its opening, belonging to a state structure dating back to the kings […]

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Posted on: January 11th, 2014

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Prison authorities in Russia released a Jewish schoolteacher whose controversial bribery conviction triggered protests by leading politicians. The teacher, Ilya Farber, was released Friday from the Tver correctional prison after serving three years of a 7-year sentence for accepting $13,000 in bribes. “The campaign to resolve the issue of [political] prisoners just got another devoted […]

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Posted on: January 11th, 2014

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Israel published tenders for 600 new homes in East Jerusalem and 801 in Judea and Samaria settlements. Government officials delayed the announcement until U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry had ended his latest peace-brokering tour in the region, Army Radio reported. European leaders and the United States had urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not […]

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The late Arik Sharon as I would like to remember him, leading the brigade that crossed over to the Egyptian side of the Suez Canal during the 1973 Yom Kippur War (here with  Defense Minister Dayan).
 

Posted on: January 11th, 2014

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Ariel Sharon, aka Arik, was Israel's 11th Prime Minister and perhaps its most heroic and controversial leader.

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Cong. Peter Roskam IL-6(R), one of 4 House members who initiated letter condemning ASA boycott of Israel
 

Posted on: January 10th, 2014

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A congressional letter slams the American Studies Association's academic boycott of Israel as antithetical to academic freedom and as "thinly veiled bigotry." UPDATED!

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Posted on: January 10th, 2014

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Israel’s foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman’s proposal of several years ago, which he now has taken down from the attic and dusted it off, that some Arab towns and villages be handed over to a future Palestinian state in exchange for the Jewish towns and villages in Judea and Samaria – is not making him friends […]

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The digging on the part of CBC Anchor Evan Solomon – obviously one of us – into the fact that Canada is sending a Jew to represent her in a Middle East that so hates Jews – that made me cringe.
 

Posted on: January 10th, 2014

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Did you know Bercovici was Jewish? I was sure she was Italian…

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Nanny State Blues
 

Posted on: January 10th, 2014

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

Here’s a group of Israelis holding up protest signs as they take part in a march against the soaring cost of living. The march ended in front of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s residence in Jerusalem. The sign says: Increase Raise the Allowances of Social Security We Want to Live Honorably! That the “live honorably” statement should […]

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