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The Qeiyafa Ostracon and the Gezer Calendar
 

Posted on: June 3rd, 2012

News & ViewsArchaeology

Epigraphy scholar Christopher Rollston examined four contenders for the oldest Hebrew inscription – the Qeiyafa Ostracon, Gezer Calendar, Tel Zayit Abecedary and Izbet Zayit Abecedary – to explore the interplay between early Hebrew script and language.

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Posted on: June 3rd, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat says Arab nations will pay the Palestinian Authority $100 million a month if Israel stops monthly tax payments to the group in Judea, Samaria, and Gaza.

Boris Gelfand at Ben Gurion Airport in Israel
 

Posted on: June 3rd, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Though a sudden-death match led to his defeat, a new Israeli hero has gained international recognition– and local celebrity – as a chess champion.

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Senator Charles Schumer and Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez at a joint public event on the Lower East Side.
 

Posted on: June 3rd, 2012

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer will join Speaker Sheldon Silver and Congressman Jerrold Nadler in endorsing Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez for re-election on Sunday. Her major opponent, City Councilman Erik Martin Dilan, has called the 10-term incumbent Velázquez anti-Zionist.

 

Posted on: June 3rd, 2012

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Sissy Bradford, a criminology adjunct lecturer at Texas A&M University-San Antonio who objected to decorative crosses on a tower at the university’s entrance, says she was harassed for her views, and fears for her safety. Also – she will not be asked back to teach next fall, reports the San Antonio Express-News. Bradford, who is […]

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VP Joe Biden's daughter marries Jewish doctor in Delaware
 

Posted on: June 3rd, 2012

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Vice President Joe Biden's 30-year-old daughter Ashley on Saturday married Dr. Howard David Krein of Pennsylvania at a ceremony in Delaware, according to a late Saturday news release from the vice president's office.

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Posted on: June 3rd, 2012

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Overnight, IAF aircraft targeted three weapon manufacturing facilities in the central Gaza Strip, as well as two terror tunnels in the northern and southern Gaza Strip. Direct hits were identified. This is in response to the infiltration on Friday morning, in which Staff Sergeant Netanel Moshiashvili was killed by terrorist fire adjacent to the security […]

The Ulpana Hill neighborhood of the town of Beit El is in the middle of a political storm over Palestinian claims to the land and a draconian Supreme Court decision.
 

Posted on: June 2nd, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Despite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's commitment not to seek the evacuation of five homes in Beit El's Ulpana Hill neighborhood, as required by a Supreme Court ruling, It appears that the premier has now come up with a creative solution, to evacuate and reconstruct the buildings on a nearby lot.

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IDF soldiers and Palestinian medics at the Gaza security fence
 

Posted on: June 1st, 2012

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

The terrorist approached the security fence near Kisufim at around 4:30 a.m., cut it, and snuck into Israel. A Golani unit rapidly deployed to the area, coming under fire by the terrorist. In the ensuing gunfight, a 20 year old soldier was shot, and soon after died of his wound.

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Posted on: June 1st, 2012

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New satellite images show possible recent nuclear activity at the Parchin facility in Iran as well as attempts to hide evidence of past activity.

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Posted on: June 1st, 2012

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U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein accepted the endorsement of J Street’s political action committee. Feinstein (D-Calif.) joins Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Rep. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) as Senate candidates who have received JStreetPAC’s endorsement for the 2012 election cycle. “Senator Feinstein joins a long and growing list of American politicians who recognize […]

Hebrew Class of West Side B'nai Israel Synagogue in Duluth, 1915
 

Posted on: May 31st, 2012

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

The photo was taken at a class outing in Lincoln Park in Duluth. B’nai Israel consolidated with congregation Adas Israel in 1930.

Democrat Tammy Duckworth (seen with husband Bryan, an Army Major) received J Street support and now favors a Palestinian State.
 

Posted on: May 31st, 2012

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Tammy Duckworth, a Democrat, is an Iraq war veteran challenging Representative Joe Walsh, Republican of Illinois' northwest suburban 8th congressional district (about an hour's drive from Chicago, give or take). There doesn't seem to be anything wrong with her, except for the fact that she has received the endorsement of J Street, the leftist pro-Palestinian, "tough-lovers" of Israel PAC.

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Posted on: May 31st, 2012

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Tens of thousands are expected at pop star Madona’s Ramat-Gan concert tonight, but few are aware that the man who was safety consultant for an Independence Day event a month ago that ended with a collapsed stage and a dead female soldier, is in charge of security tonight. Maariv reports that Itzik Tzuker, safety consultant […]

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Posted on: May 31st, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

In a recent survey of the OECD's 34 countries, Israel ranked sixth in 'life satisfaction.' Israelis are also among the healthiest in the developed world, with a low obesity rate (13.8%) and an average life expectancy of nearly 82 years.

Palestinian security personnel overseeing the transfer of the remains of dozens of Palestinian terrorists.
 

Posted on: May 31st, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

The repatriation of the bodies is being called a good-will gesture to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Included among them was Ramez Aslim, the suicide bomber who attacked a Cafe Hillel in Jerusalem in 2003. Dual Israeli-American citizens Dr. David Applebaum, and his daughter Nava, who was to have been married the day after the bombing, were killed in that attack.

Ehud Barak
 

Posted on: May 31st, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

JERUSALEM – In a meeting with a visiting U.S. delegation fresh off nuclear talks in Baghdad, Israel’s Defense Minister Ehud Barak and National Security Adviser Yaakov Amidror expressed their government’s growing concerns over America’s diplomatic negotiations with Iran.

 

Posted on: May 31st, 2012

SectionsSciTechElectronics Today

Israeli startup Umoove will soon offer a gesture-recognition technology for mobile devices that will control and steer devices by reading gentle facial and head movements, according to a report by NoCamels.

Jewish drivers are sometimes endangered when forced to slow down on the roads these days in Israel.  (illustrative only)
 

Posted on: May 31st, 2012

News & ViewsOn Campus / Education

The Boston-based group took the pro-Israel community by surprise this year when it released a report in February titled “A Burning Campus? Rethinking Israel Advocacy at America’s Universities and Colleges.” The report, or "white paper," outlined a significant departure from the organization's divisive and hard-line history.

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The 12th boundary stone from Tel Gezer, discovered over a decade before this latest find. The bilingual boundary stone features Greek and Hebrew text with personal and geographical titles.
 

Posted on: May 31st, 2012

News & ViewsArchaeology

Archaeologists working at the Biblical site of Tel Gezer discovered a boundary stone inscribed with both Greek and Hebrew text dating to the period of conflict between the Seleucids and the Maccabees.

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