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The Primordial Light of Hanukkah Banishes Today’s Darkness
 
PA Arabs Clash with IDF Soldiers in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria

December 19, 2014 - 7:49 PM
 
Rocket Fire Returns to Southern Israel – Again!

December 19, 2014 - 7:10 PM
 
Hamas on the Temple Mount

December 19, 2014 - 2:37 PM
 
Hezbollah Tries ‘Mossad Spy’ in Top Ranks

December 19, 2014 - 12:53 PM
 
Latest Election Poll

December 19, 2014 - 12:52 PM
 
‘Powerful Coalition’ of ISIS, Al-Qaeda is Narrowly Averted

December 19, 2014 - 12:16 PM
 
Gluten-Free Army Rations for Combat Soldiers with Celiac Disease

December 19, 2014 - 12:00 PM
 
Teen Terrorist in Court for Wounding Baby

December 19, 2014 - 11:05 AM
 
Ashdod Mystery: Four Found Unconscious

December 19, 2014 - 11:03 AM
 
Liberman’s Secret Plan to be Crowned Prime Minister

December 19, 2014 - 11:01 AM
 
Hanukkah Miracle Brings ’770′ Stabbing Victim Home

December 19, 2014 - 6:07 AM
 
Road Terror Attack on Southern Israeli Bus

December 19, 2014 - 5:37 AM
 
UN General Assembly Votes to Refer N. Korea to ICC

December 19, 2014 - 4:40 AM
 
US Dept of Defense Trains Teachers in 3-D Printing

December 19, 2014 - 3:48 AM
 
US Govt IDs North Korea in Sony Cyber Terror Attack

December 19, 2014 - 2:35 AM
 
Obama Negotiated with Cuba ‘Behind Everyone’s Back,’ Lawmakers Charge

December 18, 2014 - 11:15 PM
 
Harvard Will Investigate, But Will it Reverse SodaStream Boycott?

December 18, 2014 - 10:48 PM
 
Netanyahu ‘Will Not Allow’ PA’s UN Resolution to Endanger Israelis

December 18, 2014 - 7:33 PM
 
Unique 65-Foot Long Entrance Discovered at Herodian Hilltop Palace

December 18, 2014 - 3:32 PM
 
Sydney Chabad Hanukkah Menorah Lighting Canceled ‘Out of Respect’

December 18, 2014 - 2:31 PM
 
Israeli-Americans Stranded in Bus Strike

December 18, 2014 - 1:47 PM
 
Youth Arrested for Threatening Eli Yishai

December 18, 2014 - 1:35 PM
 
Putin Blames ‘Outside Factors’ for Falling Ruble

December 18, 2014 - 1:26 PM
 
Hamas Holds Live-Fire Training Hours after EU Takes It off Terror List

December 18, 2014 - 1:12 PM
 
Alan Gross Credits Jewish Efforts for His Release From Cuba [video]

December 18, 2014 - 12:23 PM
 
Moshe Feiglin Drops Out of Likud PM Race

December 18, 2014 - 11:06 AM
 
The Jewish Hipster Party

December 18, 2014 - 10:14 AM
 
Terror Threat Puts Kibosh on Sony’s NYC Film Release

December 18, 2014 - 2:30 AM
 
Harvard Boycotts SodaStream (Despite Company’s Surrender)

December 18, 2014 - 2:16 AM
 
Israel’s FM Liberman Declines Swedish Meeting Request Over PA Recognition

December 18, 2014 - 1:35 AM
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Controversial Israeli historian Ilan Pappé
 

Posted on: February 22nd, 2012

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Ilan Pappé is one of Israel's "New Historians" who blame the state's founders of committing a well planned ethnic cleansing to drive the Arabs out of the promised land. Now three California state schools are featuring his lectures and the local Jewish community is not amused.

Mets win hot dog contest
 

Posted on: February 22nd, 2012

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Brooklyn Federal Judge Jack Weinstein ruled that the NY Mets have the right to restrict Kosher Sports Inc. from selling their products on the Jewish Sabbath, citing a contract between the two entities that does not explicitly guarantee weekend sales

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Posted on: February 22nd, 2012

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According to news agencies, after two days of talks on Iran’s nuclear program, UN nuclear experts have left Tehran without reaching a deal, adding to growing tensions after an Iranian general warned of a pre-emptive strike against any nation that threatens Iran. The International Atomic Energy Agency also said that Iran had barred its inspectors […]

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Posted on: February 22nd, 2012

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The Jordinian state news agency Petra says His Majesty King Abdullah II told a delegation of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations CPMAJO on Tuesday that Israel’s unilateral policies, including measures to change the identity of Jerusalem and threaten its holy sites, constitute a major obstacle to resumption of peace efforts. The […]

 

Posted on: February 22nd, 2012

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Azerbaijan’s security agency said Tuesday it arrested a suspected terrorist group working for Iran. This is the second such claim this year, as tensions between the two countries are rising. The National Security Ministry said on Azerbaijan’s state TV that it had arrested an unspecified number of people for preparing terror attacks against foreign citizens, […]

FBI Director Robert Mueller
 

Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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It turns out the FBI is using training materials that are inaccurate and offensive to Muslims. So the bureau's chief told an assembly of Muslim organizations about the removal of about 1 percent of the total number of training documents produced by the FBI. Except it also turns out that some of the folks Mueller assembled were not themselves so inoffensive…

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Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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A majority of Israel’s Supreme Court judges on Tuesday accepted petitions against the Tal Law, which provides an exemption from military service to yeshiva students. The ruling also reveals the sharp differences between outgoing, activist Chief Justice Dorit Beinisch, who advocated nullification of the law, and the incoming president of the incoming, conservative Chief Asher […]

Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv Yisrael Meir Lau
 

Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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Tel Aviv Chief Rabbi Lau responds with dismay to a resolution passed by the Tel Aviv-Jaffa City Council to operate public transportation on Shabbat. He appealed to Mayor Ron Huldai, who supported the resolution, not to "allow the candle of Shabbat to burn out."

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Islam in Europe
 

Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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The explicit aim of the Istanbul Process -- currently backed by the Obama administration -- is to make it an international crime to criticize Islam.

 

Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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Ranking Islamic Jihad official Khader Adnan has ended his 65-day hunger strike after the State Prosecutor announced that under current circumstances, it would not seek to renew his administrative detention. According to the announcement, the State will not extend Adnan’s detention if no significant new material is added to the case  by April 17, the day […]

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Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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Rocks and shoes were hurled from a mosque as police escorted a Jewish group that was visiting the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. One police officer was lightly injured, as was one of the visitors.

 

Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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(JTA) – An Orthodox Jew was found not guilty by a Hague appeals court of failing to produce an ID card on the Sabbath. The man had faced a fine of nearly $200 for failing to prove his identity when requested to do so by police under a Dutch law. Orthodox Jews are not permitted to […]

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Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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According to a Gallup poll released Monday, Americans rank Iran as the US’  top enemy. The poll, which was conducted February 2-5, asked: “What one country anywhere in the world do you consider to be the United States’ greatest enemy today?” 32% of respondents said Iran, while 23% said China.  North Korea was the only […]

 

Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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The deputy chief of Iran’s armed forces said that Iran would take pre-emptive action against its enemies if it felt its national interests were threatened, in the latest round of sabre-rattling over its nuclear program. “Our strategy now is that if we feel our enemies want to endanger Iran’s national interests, and want to decide […]

 

Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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The IDF and Israel Police uncovered a powerful explosive device overnight while on an anti-smuggling operation. According to the IDF Spokesperson, “Israeli forces that were trying to stop smugglers saw a man throw a suspicious bag and flee the scene. After an examination…it was determined that the bag contained a powerful explosive device. The device […]

 

Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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A Swedish NGO worker was prevented from boarding a flight from Egypt to Cyprus Monday. According to Cairo International Airport Authorities, Jean Eric was on a list of people banned from leaving Egypt due to their involvement in ongoing investigations into NGOs that have been the recipients of foreign funding. “During the passport check-in process for […]

 

Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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Tel Aviv Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau expressed “pain and disappointment” in a resolution by the Tel Aviv-Jaffa city council seeking permission to operate public transportation on Shabbat. In a letter to Tel Aviv mayor Ron Huldai pleading with him to reverse the council’s decision, Lau wrote “This decision harms the history of Tel Aviv, […]

The Kosher Sports stand at the Mets' Citi Field
 

Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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one might ask why, if you go out to the ballgame on a Friday night instead of hitting the nearest shul for Kabbalat Shabbat, you would need your hot dogs to be kosher? But that's not what this high-powered law suit is about...

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Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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Two of the four new judges appointed to Israel’s Supreme Court will be inaugurated this morning at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem, just a week before the retirement of Chief Judge Dorit Beinish. The two, Noam Solberg and Zvi Zilbertal, served until today as judges in the Jerusalem District Court. Solberg, who lives in the […]

 

Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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The IDF website reports a decline in the number of army recruits this year, pinning the lowest recruitment rate in eight years on slower immigration and a low birth rates in 1994, when the 2012 generation was born. This year manpower shortage in the IDF will reach a peak, after a steady decline of 7.5 […]

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