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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
U.S., Israel Teaming to Push Israel into Visa Waiver Program

April 18, 2014 - 5:25 PM
 
Report: Lebanese man admits to targeting Israelis in Thailand

April 18, 2014 - 5:22 PM
 
Syrian Jets Strike Targets on Ramat HaGolan

April 18, 2014 - 4:14 PM
 
Chelsea Clinton Pregnant with Non-Jewish Child

April 18, 2014 - 10:58 AM
 
Police Limit Arab Visitors to Temple Mount

April 18, 2014 - 10:18 AM
 
No Gov’t Majority for Pollard-Talks Deal

April 18, 2014 - 10:11 AM
 
Shas Party Appoints New Spiritual Leader

April 18, 2014 - 9:50 AM
 
‘Jews Must Register’ Flyer in Ukraine an Echo of Babi Yar

April 18, 2014 - 2:19 AM
 
Florida Teen Stabbed in High School Gym

April 17, 2014 - 9:31 PM
 
4 Wounded in Gush Etzion Road Terror Attack

April 17, 2014 - 1:01 PM
 
Arab Violence Closes Temple Mount to Visitors Again

April 17, 2014 - 12:26 PM
 
Jews Ordered to ‘Register’ in Donetsk, Ukraine

April 17, 2014 - 11:41 AM
 
Indyk Returns to Raise the Dead (Israel-PA Talks)

April 17, 2014 - 10:14 AM
 
Funeral of Baruch Mizrachi (Photo Essay)

April 16, 2014 - 11:39 PM
 
Tunisian Jew Stabbed in Djerba

April 16, 2014 - 8:50 PM
 
Israeli Hi-Tech Opens Branch in Nanjing

April 16, 2014 - 1:45 PM
 
Preparations Completed for Priestly Blessing from Jerusalem

April 16, 2014 - 12:48 PM
 
Kansas Shooting Suspect a White Supremacist, Indicted for Murder

April 16, 2014 - 12:03 PM
 
Hundreds at Bangkok Chabad Passover Seder

April 16, 2014 - 8:45 AM
 
President Obama’s Passover Statement

April 16, 2014 - 7:07 AM
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Obama Reaffirms Commitment to Israel in Sharon Message

Posted on: January 12th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

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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Capacity for Cruelty
 

Capacity for Cruelty

Posted on: January 12th, 2014

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

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.
 

Sabra, Shatila Response to Sharon’s Passing Not Unlike Gush Katif’s

Posted on: January 12th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

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.
 

Watch Hitchcock Holocaust Documentary Suppressed by the British

Posted on: January 12th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

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

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Obama Nominates Fischer as Fed Vice Chairman

Posted on: January 11th, 2014

News & ViewsNews Briefs

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. […]

 

Dieudonne Fans Bring Down French JDL Website

Posted on: January 11th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

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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Antisemitic Black Poet Amiri Baraka Dies

Posted on: January 11th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

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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Hungarian Jewish Leader Decries German Occupation Monument

Posted on: January 11th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEuropeGermany

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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Israel Summons Dutch Ambassador over Divestments in his Country

Posted on: January 11th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitismAnti-Israel NGOs

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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Ancient Water Tunnel Discovered in Jerusalem

Posted on: January 11th, 2014

News & ViewsArchaeology

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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Russian Jewish School Teacher Freed

Posted on: January 11th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

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 […]

 

Israel Publishes New Tenders for Settlement Construction

Posted on: January 11th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

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).
 

Arik Is Dead

Posted on: January 11th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

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
 

Congressional Letter: Academic Boycott of Israel is ‘Thinly Veiled Bigotry’

Posted on: January 10th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

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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Israeli Arabs Angry at Proposed Population Swap Idea

Posted on: January 10th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelIsraeli Arabs

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.
 

CBC News Attacking FM Baird on Appointing Jewish Envoy to Israel

Posted on: January 10th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

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

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Nanny State Blues
 

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 […]

Caleb Jacoby
 

Caleb Jacoby Found Safe in New York

Posted on: January 10th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

Caleb Jacoby, the missing suburban Boston teenager, has been found and is safe!

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Christians Lead Record Year for Tourism in Israel

Posted on: January 9th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

Israel’s Tourism Ministry’s aggressive pitch to bring Christians to visit Israel has paid off with another record-breaking year for visitors, led by Americans and Russians who accounted for nearly 35 percent of tourists. Three-quarters of the tourists visited Jerusalem, and 68 percent arrived at the Western Wall, Israel’s most popular attraction. Only 28 percent of […]

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Topsy-Turvy Court Decisions Ban Dieudonne – Again

Posted on: January 9th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The French government has won a last minute appeal on Thursday to France’s highest court, which reinstated a ban lifted hours before by a third court and decided that the French anti-Semitic comic Dieudonne M’bala M’bala cannot appear as scheduled in Nance. Interior Minister Manuel Valls appealed to the Council of State, France’s highest court […]

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