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Posted on: January 13th, 2014

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Hesh’s Bakery, a Northeast Philadelphia kosher bakery, in the Rhawnhurst section of town, known for its butter cookies and chocolate-chip pound cake, closed over the weekend after more than a half-century in business, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. A message posted outside the bakery read, in a seemingly rushed style: “It is with a very sad […]

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Posted on: January 13th, 2014

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Orange is a dangerous color to Bolsheviks

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IDF Major-Generals salute Ariel Sharon, as he lays in state at the Knesset.
 

Posted on: January 13th, 2014

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An Iron Dome and additional steps are being deployed so that Gazan rockets don't hit anyone at Ariel Sharon's funeral.

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Posted on: January 13th, 2014

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While the "Interim Agreement" is set to go into effect on Jan. 2o, the U.S. senate is poised to pass a sanctions bill which would be triggered only if Iran defaults on its commitments.

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Posted on: January 12th, 2014

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Their capability has improved "tremendously."

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Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in a meeting at his Muqata compound in Ramallah, where he rejected both Israel's exclusive rights to Jerusalem and its status as a Jewish state.
 

Posted on: January 12th, 2014

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Abbas promised he would reiterate this stance during a meeting with Kerry.

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Posted on: January 12th, 2014

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Amid an investigation into his finances and bans on his shows because of anti-Semitic content, the French comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala said he was abandoning his nationwide tour. Dieudonne made the announcement Saturday at a news conference in which he appeared dressed in traditional West African garb — his mother was born in Cameroon. “Today, […]

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Posted on: January 12th, 2014

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New York Rep. Eliot L. Engel sent a letter to Benjamin Netanyahu to express his concern over the Israeli Chief Rabbinate’s decision to reject Jewish status letters written by Rabbi Avi Weiss. Engel, the senior Democratic member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, wrote in the letter to Israel’s prime minister dated Jan. 10 that: […]

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Israelis light candles near the coffin of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon outside the Knesset.
 

Posted on: January 12th, 2014

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Sharon’s coffin was placed in the Knesset Plaza on Sunday.

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Posted on: January 12th, 2014

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Delegates to the Modern Language Association’s annual convention upheld a resolution accusing Israel of keeping Palestinian academics from entering Judea and Samaria, but rejected another expressing solidarity with academics that boycott Israel. After an hour or so of acrimonious debate in Chicago on Saturday, the MLA’s delegate assembly in a 60-53 vote approved a resolution […]

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Posted on: January 12th, 2014

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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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Posted on: January 12th, 2014

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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.
 

Posted on: January 12th, 2014

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No one in recent memory has elicited such harsh reactions from their political enemies as General Ariel Sharon.

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Posted on: January 12th, 2014

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

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Posted on: January 11th, 2014

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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. […]

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Posted on: January 11th, 2014

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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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Posted on: January 11th, 2014

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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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Posted on: January 11th, 2014

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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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Posted on: January 11th, 2014

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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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Posted on: January 11th, 2014

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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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