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Neztach Yehuda Battalion soldiers.
 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

On Tuesday, soldiers in the IDF Kfir brigade sent a letter to the office of Chief of Staff Benny Gantz complaining about discrimination between soldiers serving in the Haredi Netzach Yehuda battalion and other soldiers in the brigade, Walla reports. According to the soldiers’ claims it appears that recently soldiers serving in the Haredi battalion each received a grant of $5,000 from an American philanthropist.

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Netanyahu and Liberman
 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Liberman in letter to EU Foreign Policy Chief, obtained by Israeli daily Haaretz: "The Palestinian Authority is a despotic government riddled with corruption...Due to Abbas' weak standing, and his policy of not renewing the negotiations...the time has come to consider a creative solution, to think 'outside the box,' in order to strengthen the Palestinian leadership.”

 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

JERUSALEM – In a column appearing in the Israeli daily Yisrael Hayom, David Wurmser, who served as senior Middle East adviser to former vice president Dick Cheney, warned the Israeli government that President Obama would not assist the Jewish state if it launched a preemptive strike against Iranian nuclear and military installations.

Ichilov Hospital Director, Professor Gabi Barbash, under attack for profiling tuberculosis patients.
 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

It appears that the staff members contracted the disease from African patients.

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Obama-Romney-082412
 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

News & ViewsPolitics

WASHINGTON – The same key words and themes will bounce around Jewish events at next week’s Republican convention in Tampa, Fla., and at the Democratic convention in Charlotte, N.C., the week after that: “pro-Israel,” “marriage,” “Jewish vote” and “abortion.”

Traffic control sign being tested at the exit of the Mt. Carmel tunnel. Haifa Mayor Yona Yahav thinks of using the tunnels as bomb shelters.
 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

"No one so far has been able to tell me how much oxygen would be required for, say, 30 or 40 thousand people."

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The visiting Polish Jews at the Kotel on Monday.
 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

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

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

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

News & ViewsPolitics

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

News & ViewsIsrael

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

News & ViewsGlobal

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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