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Susan Stern, the 2011-2012 National Campaign Chair Designate of The Jewish Federations of North America, visited the Wailing Wall in 2005 with then U.S Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. Now Stern et al may be dropping the term "Zionism" from their organizational vocabulary.
 

Posted on: July 27th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

The Jewish Federations of North America last week rejected the inclusion of the term "Zionism" in a major system-wide planning document.

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Zionist Olympic Gold Moment
 

Posted on: July 27th, 2012

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

Windsurfer Gal Fridman from kibbutz Sdot Yam has won a bronze medal in the Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics, and a gold medal in the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics. In 2007 he won the Men’s Windsurfer New Year International Regatta in Limassol, Cyprus. He is the only Israeli athlete to have won two Olympic medals, and […]

 

Posted on: July 26th, 2012

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On Thursday, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) joined Members of Congress in observing a moment of silence for the 11 Israeli Olympians and coaches murdered by terrorists during the 1972 Munich Olympics, 40 years ago this summer. Nadler urged the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to open its ceremony tomorrow with a moment of silence to remember […]

Jibril Rajoub and Palestinian supporters of the Fatah movement marking their 42nd anniversary, back in 2007.
 

Posted on: July 26th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Jibril Rajoub, head of the Palestinian Olympic Committee, called the campaign to hold a minute of silence for the 11 Israelis murdered at the 1972 Munich Olympics “racism,” according to the Times of Israel. What the Times of Israel omitted is the fact that Rajoub has been one of the most dangerous and violent PLO terrorists, known for acts of murder and torture against Jews and Arabs alike.

 

Posted on: July 26th, 2012

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Israel’s Interior Ministry reported that 350,150 Israelis live in Judea and Samaria settlements, an increase of 15,580 from last year. Including eastern Jerusalem and other Jerusalem neighborhoods, the total population of Jews living beyond the Green Line that separates Israel proper from its administered territories is approximately 650,000. (Dani Dayan, chair of the Yesha settlers […]

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A natural gas drill rig in the Mediterranean.
 

Posted on: July 26th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Recent news of a massive natural gas well have turned eyes on Israel’s struggle to adopt an energy policy in the wake of its first-time gas wealth. Trying to measure the value of energy independence against short-term profits, Israel has shown that its unexpected blessing comes with a price.

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Model of the Temple on top of the Aish Yeshiva with Temple Mount in Background
 

Posted on: July 26th, 2012

News & ViewsArchaeology

A renewed outcry for “Temple consciousness” has arisen with a flurry of political, religious, and social activity.

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Posted on: July 26th, 2012

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The charges against Jerusalem District Major General Nisso Shacham have just been releases from the gag order. Among the charges are sexual harassment, sexual misconduct,  indecent assault and illicit sexual relations with women under his command. Nissim Edri, an officer under his command is under suspicion of ignoring the complaints against Shacham, and is now on […]

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Posted on: July 26th, 2012

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Miriam Ben-Porat, Israel’s first female Supreme Court President died on Thursday at the age 94. She was also Israel’s first female State Comptroller. Ben-Porat was born in Russia in 1918, and moved to Israel in 1936. She graduated with a degree in law in 1945. Ben-Porat is survived by a daughter and three grandchildren.

Kevin Youkilis at bat against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, April 28th, 2006.
 

Posted on: July 26th, 2012

News & ViewsYori's News Clips

Had the (Jewish) heavens gone a little bit differently, Cleveland could become the first American city with three Jewish major leaguers playing at the same time.

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Posted on: July 26th, 2012

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Members of the U.S. House of Representatives will hold a moment of silence for the 11 Israeli athletes and coaches slain by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympics. “We’re going to give one-minute speeches on the House floor and devote a substantial moment of that to silence on Thursday,” Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) said […]

The condemning video: then Police Commander Nisso Shacham instructing his men during a police siege on anti-evacuation marchers at Kfar Maimon. His gem in this frame: "No problem whatsoever – batons, lower body if necessary. – OK."
 

Posted on: July 26th, 2012

News & ViewsMedia

Shacham has become the face of the Gush Katif evacuation with a highly watched video in which he is depicted using the most vile and violent language.

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Nobody Touch my Ice Cream
 

Posted on: July 26th, 2012

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

In our ongoing series on how various residents of Israel are dealing with the heat, meet this chimp from the Ramat Gan Safari, who appears to be in serious discomfort – and he’s from Africa! Park employees are dealing with the problem by handing out frozen treats. You don’t want to be there when the […]

Michael Goldstein voted for Obama in 2008
 

Posted on: July 25th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

The multimillion-dollar advertising campaign, titled “My Buyer’s Remorse,” will be aired in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania in the coming weeks.

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Ramadan
 

Posted on: July 25th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

Special measures taken to allow for the passage of large numbers of worshipers through crossings in the Jerusalem and Bethlehem areas on the first Friday of Ramadan

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Olympic_Tragedy
 

Posted on: July 25th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

The worldwide event will take place at 11 AM London time (1 PM Jerusalem, 6 AM New York) on the morning of the opening ceremony, Friday, July 27.

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Posted on: July 25th, 2012

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A leading Jewish demographer is disputing the findings of a recent widely cited survey on New York Jewry. Len Saxe, a demographer at Brandeis University, told the New York Jewish Week that the survey overestimated the number of Orthodox Jews in the city. He agreed with the finiding that the city’s overall Jewish population has […]

 

Posted on: July 25th, 2012

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Vice President Joe Biden discussed Middle East developments with a group of Arab American leaders. The White House statement did not identify the “thinkers and community leaders” in a statement released Tuesday after the meeting. “In a wide-ranging discussion, members of the group shared their views on developments unfolding across the Middle East and the […]

Syria’s Bashar Assad
 

Posted on: July 25th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

JERUSALEM – Israel’s global intelligence apparatus is being stretched thin as Iranian- controlled Hizbullah terror squads and pro-Assad Syrian chemical warfare teams are threatening to attack more Israeli citizens abroad and within Israel itself.

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Rabbi Yosef Sholom Elyashiv, zt”l
 

Posted on: July 25th, 2012

News & ViewsJewish

The New York Times once asked Rabbi Moshe Feinstein how he became a posek hador, one of the generation’s foremost authorities on Jewish law. Rabbi Feinstein answered that, “people came and asked me questions and they liked what I said and it was accepted, and then more people came and eventually I became widely accepted as a posek.”

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