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These ‘Cynical Elections,’ and the Moses-Amalek Face-Off
 
Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy, 83, ‘Lived Long And Prospered’

February 27, 2015 - 11:29 PM
 
Reducing Iran’s Number of Centrifuges Makes a Bomb More Likely

February 27, 2015 - 3:49 PM
 
Cycling the Desert: New Israel Bike Trail Connects Mitzpe Ramon to Eilat

February 27, 2015 - 12:00 PM
 
Said Says (Falsely): ‘Israel flooding Gaza with Waste Water’

February 27, 2015 - 11:57 AM
 
State Dept. Admits Even Obama Is not ‘Infallible’

February 27, 2015 - 11:15 AM
 
A Lost Soul and $25 Buys a Ticket to Cross from Turkey to ISIS

February 27, 2015 - 10:00 AM
 
Kerry to Talk with Iran at Same Time Netanyahu to Warn Congress

February 27, 2015 - 9:30 AM
 
House Speaker Boehner Says Netanyahu Speech Won’t Harm US-Israel Relations

February 27, 2015 - 7:30 AM
 
Jordan, Israel Sign Historic Red Sea-Dead Sea Rescue Deal

February 27, 2015 - 4:00 AM
 
Obama White House Sends Susan Rice, Samantha Power to AIPAC

February 27, 2015 - 3:20 AM
 
New York Jury Convicts Saudi Man in 1998 Al Qaeda Attack on US Embassy

February 27, 2015 - 12:52 AM
 
Netanyahu Will Meet With Bipartisan Senate Leadership Prior to March 3 Speech

February 27, 2015 - 12:51 AM
 
Meet ‘Jihadi John’

February 26, 2015 - 9:14 PM
 
Stabbing Attempt in Gush Etzion

February 26, 2015 - 7:33 PM
 
Germany’s Central Council Of Jews Warns Against Wearing Yarmulkes

February 26, 2015 - 4:08 PM
 
Poll: One out of Three Americans Thinks Obama Does not Love America

February 26, 2015 - 2:30 PM
 
Apple CEO Tim Cook Praises Israel for Equality for Minorities

February 26, 2015 - 12:52 PM
 
Palestinian Authority to Appeal Court Victory over Terror

February 26, 2015 - 10:45 AM
 
Arsonists Attacks Christian Seminary in Jerusalem

February 26, 2015 - 10:41 AM
 
Hamas Stops Palestinian Authority Novelist from Going to Casablanca Book Fair

February 26, 2015 - 10:07 AM
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Neo-Nazi Terry Tremaine
 

Posted on: July 5th, 2012

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A neo-Nazi leader is planning to defend himself against hate crime charges by proving his bigoted comments on white supremacist websites are factually correct, his defense attorney says.

A celebration in Pushkar (actually, it was the Camel Fair of 2008, but there were no camels to be found in this colorful crowd).
 

Posted on: July 5th, 2012

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Calcutta News this morning reports on Pushkar, 130 km from the state capital of Jaipur, where many signboards and menus are in Hebrew.

 

Posted on: July 5th, 2012

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Hungary’s House Speaker László Kövér has replied to Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel, who recently renounced a Hungarian state honor in protest at what he sees as the government toleration of rising anti-Semitic sentiment, the Budapest Times reported. Kövér defended Hungarian writer József Nyírõ, who was a member of parliament for the wartime fascist […]

Students at the Ariel University campus.
 

Posted on: July 5th, 2012

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The Planning and Budgeting Committee of Israel's Council for Higher Education recommended Wednesday to defer the decision until a comprehensive evaluation is undertaken in the next year. The list of Ariel's accomplishments may be the very reason for its failure to achieve recognition by its peers in Israel.

Picnic at Mar Saba, 1902
 

Posted on: July 5th, 2012

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These are members of the American Colony, a Christian community in Jerusalem founded by immigrants from the United States and Sweden. The image is part of a Library of Congress online presentation titled “The American Colony in Jerusalem, 1870-2006.” This presentation features selected documents from the American Colony in Jerusalem Collection. The full collection in […]

A Palestinian smuggler in a tunnel under the Egyptian-Gaza border
 

Posted on: July 4th, 2012

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The system, dubbed “Strong Number”, has been developed under the aegis of the IDF Ground Forces Technology Division, and has been successfully tested by the IDF near the Gaza border over the last few months. The technology would allow Israel to counter the smuggling operations on the narrow strip of land situated along the border between Gaza Strip and Egypt. Dr. Aaron Lerner: "This means a dramatic shift in the equation."

 

Posted on: July 4th, 2012

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Six women from Gaza appealed their case to the Israeli Supreme Court on Wednesday to be allowed to pray at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque, after their original petition was denied by the Beersheba District Court last year.  The women claim discrimination based on their Muslim faith, as Christian women in Gaza are allowed to visit Israel’s […]

 

Posted on: July 4th, 2012

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Human rights group claims that Jordan is discriminating against 140,000 Syrian refugees by forcing the return of new arrivals and threatening others with deportation.  The New York-based Human Rights Watch found that since April, Jordanian authorities have detained Palestinians for months with no possibility of release.  Others said that they or relatives had been deported […]

 

Posted on: July 4th, 2012

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was featured in a video message Tuesday night at the Independence Day celebration at the U.S. Ambassador’s home in Herzilya saying he “appreciate(s) deeply all that America has done for Israel.” Netanyahu expressed hope at the power of freedom’s ability to prevail, despite a skeptical society and difficulty at achieving […]

 

Posted on: July 4th, 2012

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Two pilots, whose jet was shot down by Syria, have been found in the eastern Mediterranean sea bed.  The plane was shot down on June 22, and the bodies were just found on Wednesday after a US deep-sea exploration.  The F-4 jet was said to be shot down in international airspace, while Syria claims it […]

 

Posted on: July 4th, 2012

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Yigal Amir will finish 17 years in solitary confinement after shooting Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin to death in 1995.  The assassin will join between one and three other inmates in a locked cell and be allowed time to walk in the prison yard for just two hours a day.  Amir is serving a life sentence […]

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Prime Minister Netanyahu will pound back at Abbas in a speech at the UN on Monday
 

Posted on: July 4th, 2012

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A government coalition effort to craft a revised version of the Tal Law, whereby a sizeable number of draft eligible haredi yeshiva students would be forced to choose between joining the Israel Defense Forces or partake in Sherut Leumi (alternative national service), could become a political quagmire for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as Kadima Party leader Shaul Mofaz is threatening to bolt the unity government over a lack of progress toward finding a solution.

 

Posted on: July 4th, 2012

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WASHINGTON – Mitt Romney’s announced trip to Israel, at the height of his campaign to wrest the presidency from Barack Obama, could be a twofer, drawing closer two critical constituencies: evangelicals and foreign policy hawks.

Malkah shooting at Caliber 3
 

Posted on: July 4th, 2012

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We expected to learn how to handle weapons and hone self-defense skills. I did not expect to have one of the most moving days of my life.

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Coffin of former prime minister Yitzhak Shamir is carried from the Knesset to burial service on Mt. Herzl Monday evening.
 

Posted on: July 4th, 2012

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WASHINGTON – When Yitzhak Shamir was Israel’s prime minister, he liked to point American visitors to a gift he received upon his retirement after many years serving in the Mossad, Israel’s intelligence service.

Rabbi Yoel Schwartz greets Religious Jewish soldiers attending a swearing in ceremony as they enter the IDF "Nahal Haredi" unit. May 31, 2012.
 

Posted on: July 4th, 2012

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A few hours after a report by MK Plesner's committee on "equal share in burden" was made public Wednesday morning, coalition partner Kadima chairman Shaul Mofaz convened members of his faction to say that he expects Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to accept the committee's recommendations within a few days days. "The decision before us is a crucial decision for Israel," he stressed.

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Posted on: July 4th, 2012

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Man, that really unpleasant looking man had the force of life in him. Remember how many times he almost died?

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Posted on: July 4th, 2012

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Young Judaea is en route to full independence from Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America. Hadassah’s board had voted for the separation in June 2011, and both organizations announced this week that the move to independence had begun. Simon Klarfeld was hired in December as Young Judaea’s executive director. Hadassah will provide $7 million […]

Reform Wedding (illustration image).
 

Posted on: July 4th, 2012

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While the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) does not have statistics on how many of its 2,000 Reform rabbis in North America officiate at intermarriages, when pressed, Rabbi Hara Person, director of CCAR Press, estimated "it's about half." A resolution proposed at CCAR's 2008 annual convention called for dropping the official opposition to intermarriages. The resolution was tabled but the practice is now commonplace.

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Posted on: July 4th, 2012

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The country’s largest Presbyterian church has agreed to vote by week’s end on divesting its portfolio from three companies that it says have resisted the request to stop providing services that aid Israel’s “occupation” of Judea and Samaria. The Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assembly’s Middle East Committee voted 36 to 11 with one abstention in […]

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