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These ‘Cynical Elections,’ and the Moses-Amalek Face-Off
 
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
 
Canadian Leaders Rush to Condemn Anti-Semitic Vandalism in Montreal

February 26, 2015 - 4:00 AM
 
Montreal Hate Crime Probe Starts With Death Threats and Bullets

February 26, 2015 - 1:02 AM
 
Israel State Comptroller’s Report Details Housing Crisis

February 25, 2015 - 11:54 PM
 
’5 Shades of Israel’ Debate the Issues for Anglo Votes in Jerusalem

February 25, 2015 - 10:50 PM
 
Watch “The Anglo Vote” Live

February 25, 2015 - 6:00 PM
 
Americans Split Over Palestinian Statehood, Gallup Poll Shows

February 25, 2015 - 5:26 PM
 
Amnesty International: ‘End Veto’ Protection of Israel ‘at UNSC’

February 25, 2015 - 2:39 PM
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Dr. Daniel Hillel in Jordan
 

Posted on: June 13th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

An 81 year old Israeli scientist whose revolutionary irrigation methods have saved and improved the lives of millions of people throughout the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and South America, has received the prestigious World Food Prize, according to an announcement made by the foundation on Tuesday.

 

Posted on: June 13th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The head of the Reform movement in Israel was ejected from a discussion on state funding for non-Orthodox rabbis Tuesday. Gilad Kariv, a Reform rabbi and director of the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism, was thrown out of Tuesday’s debate in the Knesset Finance Committee for speaking out of turn and using aggressive language. Kariv […]

Chaplin as "The Great Dictator"
 

Posted on: June 13th, 2012

News & ViewsMedia

"Law and Order SVU" star Richard Belzer is in hot water over what he insists was a comic homage to the late Charlie Chaplin and not, say, an expression of his fealty to the Nazi tradition.

 

Posted on: June 13th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

A Holocaust memorial monument in the southwest of Hungary was desecrated. The perpetrators broke off several parts of the bronze monument, which stands 3 1/2 feet high and is the shape of a large menorah. Hungarian police said they were investigating the incident. The Federation of Jewish Communities in Hungary said the monument was desecrated […]

Russian attack Helicopter.
 

Posted on: June 13th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

"We have confronted the Russians about stopping their continued arms shipments to Syria," Clinton said Tuesday. "We are concerned about the latest information we have that there are attack helicopters on the way from Russia to Syria."

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Jonathan Pollard is awaiting the results of President Peres' appeal to President Obama Wednesday.
 

Posted on: June 13th, 2012

News & ViewsPolitics

A bipartisan letter is circulating in the U.S. House of Representatives soliciting signatures on a letter to President Obama asking him to commute Pollard's sentence to time served. The "Dear Colleague" letter is signed by veteran House members Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Christopher Smith (R-N.J.).

Bubbles on Ben Yehuda
 

Posted on: June 13th, 2012

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

A young woman blowing large soap bubbles in the middle of Ben Yehuda street in Jerusalem. Ben Yehuda Street, known as the “Midrachov,” or pedestrian mall, is a major thoroughfare in downtown Jerusalem, closed to vehicular traffic. The street, named after the reviver of Modern Hebrew, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, runs from the intersection of King George […]

Aliya Incubator's online banner.
 

Posted on: June 12th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

“AI intends to fund dozens of start-ups, bringing them on Aliya to build their dream," says David Goldberger, "starting at $500k per deal for the business launch.”

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Ultra Orthodox Jews in Crown Heights, Brooklyn
 

Posted on: June 12th, 2012

News & ViewsJewish

A study by the UJA-Federation of New York found that the population of the New York Jewish community - comprising the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester - has grown nearly 10% since the last study in 2002. New York City's Jewish population stands at 1,086,000, with 40% identifying themselves as Orthodox, a 7% increase from 2002.

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IDF Deputy Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Yair Naveh.
 

Posted on: June 12th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

IDF Deputy Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Yair Naveh said Monday night that “Syria has the world’s largest arsenal of chemical weapons, along with rockets and missiles that can reach all of Israel." But Palestinian officials criticized the amplified Israeli criticism on Sunday as a tactic to deflect attention from Israel's treatment of the Palestinians and the "moribund peace process."

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City Councilman Charles Barron is causing a rift between NYC Black and Jewish Democrats.
 

Posted on: June 12th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Several current and former New York Jewish elected officials gathered on Monday to denounce the congressional candidacy of Charles Barron for his anti-Israel views. Last week, Barron won the crucial endorsement of his district's retiring Congressman, Edolphus Towns. And this week, Barron was endorsed by the Amsterdam News.

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Posted on: June 12th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The father of Toulouse killer Mohammed Merah reportedly is suing police for allegedly murdering his son. Mohamed Benalel Merah filed a lawsuit against the RAID elite police who shot his son. “This is a suit against unnamed persons for murder with aggravating circumstances concerning those who gave the orders at the top of the police,” […]

President Obama at his desk, secure in his status as "natural born citizen."
 

Posted on: June 12th, 2012

News & ViewsYori's News Clips

Believe it or not, the birther effort to de-legitimize the Barack Obama presidency may be officially over. The Supreme Court refused to hear a challenge to Obama's U.S. citizenship and, consequently, to his eligibility to be the country's commander in chief.

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Demonstrators holding up signs calling for Jonathan Pollard's release.
 

Posted on: June 12th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

As President Peres is preparing to appeal to President Obama to grant clemency to convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, a former Israeli ambassador to the U.S. is saying Pollard is the means by which official Washington is punishing Israel for past and present sins.

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Operation Homecoming
 

Posted on: June 12th, 2012

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

South Sudanese illegal migrant workers on their way to the airport, following action by the police immigration unit. The operation is actually dubbed “Chozrim HaBaita” (Homecoming). Give that copywriter a raise for innovation… Estimates are that only some 1,500 South Sudanese citizens reside in Israel, compared with 35,000 infiltrators from Eritrea and 15,000 from the […]

Huddie William Ledbetter (Leadbelly), 1888-1949
 

Posted on: June 12th, 2012

News & ViewsYori's News Clips

My good friend Jonathan Mark posted this video clip on his website on the same day some mad mega-Haredim sprayed Yad Va'Shem with graffiti accusing Zionism of causing the Holocaust. It occurred to me that blues man Leadbelly, who recorded his Hitler tune in 1942, could teach those crazy folks a thing or two about history.

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"Persecuting Jews! You declared war on Hitler in the name of the Jewish people. You brought about the Shoah!"
 

Posted on: June 11th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Early Monday morning, ten pieces of hate graffiti in Hebrew were discovered in the open campus of Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, a prominent segment of it scrawled across the walls of the Warsaw Ghetto Square monument.

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Bibi with leg in a cast Monday afternoon.
 

Posted on: June 11th, 2012

News & ViewsYori's News Clips

During a soccer game on Monday afternoon, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slipped on the grass and stressed a leg tendon. Will Bibi be able to recognize the divine warning that was delivered with his injury?

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Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney leaving a polling station on Super Tuesday
 

Posted on: June 11th, 2012

News & ViewsUS

A week of setbacks for President Obama has the GOP excited about Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney's chances to emerge victorious in November. Rasmussen's most recent poll has Romney leading Obama by one percentage point, which represents a five point swing from May 20, when Obama led Romney, 47%-43%.

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David Arquette putting on tefillin at the Wailing Wall on Monday.
 

Posted on: June 11th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, fashion designer, and occasional professional wrestler David Arquette is in Israel to film a segment in the popular Travel Channel series "Mile High." On Monday he celebrated his bar mitzvah at the Wailing Wall.

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