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African Christians Slaughtered by ISIS-Affiliates

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PLO Targets Israeli Soccer Athletes

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British Posters Warn Muslim Voting in Elections Violates Islamic Law

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Israeli Reporter Describes Personal Experience with Anti-Semitism in Paris

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Netanyahu Warns of Increased Iran Aggression in Middle East

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Haifa Mayor Blocks ‘Polluting Factories’

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US Consulate Targeted by ISIS in Iraqi Kurdistan

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Weather Forecast Rains Out BBQ for Yom Ha’Atzmaut

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New Pilots at Turkish Airlines Urged to ‘Marry’

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Liberman and Bennett Teaming Up Against Netanyahu

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Bomb Explodes at UNRWA Headquarters in Gaza

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Obama’s Creativity: Signing Bonus Substituting for Sanctions Lifting

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Shira Klein Medical Update

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Philanthropist and Self-Made Millionaire Taubman Dies at Age 91

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Putin Warns Israel Against Weapons Sales to Ukraine as it Lifts Ban on S300 Sale to Iran

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Netanyahu Visits Grave of his Entebbe Hero Brother

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ISIS Expands To Afghanistan and Kills 35 in Suicide Attack

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Saudis and Egypt Considering Large Scale Military Exercise

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Israel Caves in to US and Frees Tax Money for PA without Erasing Debt

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Hackers Reportedly Infiltrate IDF Computer Network

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Shaul Mofaz (left) and Benjamin Netanyahu
 

Posted on: July 18th, 2012

News & ViewsIsraelThe Knesset

For the second time in just two months, the Israeli political universe was upended when Shaul Mofaz’s Kadima Party voted to quit Israel’s governing coalition.

Nahal Hareidi Abir Sultan Flash90
 

Posted on: July 18th, 2012

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Avigdor Liberman says he will continue to pursue the drafting of all Israelis at the age of 18, but will uphold the current coalition.

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Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (L) at the Elkins Park, Pennsylvania event. Seated on the right is Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz (D-PA).
 

Posted on: July 18th, 2012

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Schultz declared: “There is nothing, and I mean nothing, in the Republicans’ right wing social agenda that appeals to the American Jewish community.”

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Protesters hold a poster of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former CIA director James Woolsey, demanding the release of longtime prisoner Jonathan Pollard.
 

Posted on: July 18th, 2012

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Supporters of Jonathan Pollard called Hillary Clinton's remarks rejecting his possible clemency "a resounding slap in the face" to Israel's leaders and its people.

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Posted on: July 18th, 2012

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Milton Gralla, a Jewish philanthropist and longtime publisher of business magazines, died in Boca Raton, Fla., on July 11. He was 84. As an active philanthropist for Jewish causes, Gralla and his wife, Shirley, helped support a number of initiatives at Brandeis University, including the Gralla Fellows Program for journalists, the Genesis program for high […]

From Georgia to Tel Aviv
 

Posted on: July 18th, 2012

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

A group of immigrants from Soviet Georgia in Lod airport, circa 1972. In 1907, my own family, on my mother’s side, arrived from Gruzia (I never understood that whole “Georgia” thing – those Brits would have made the whole world sound like it was a suburb of London if we let them). They first settled […]

Left-wing activists protest a decision by the Council for Higher Education in Judea and Samaria to grant full university status to the Ariel University Center.
 

Posted on: July 18th, 2012

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The 11-2 vote came despite vehement opposition from the country's other seven universities.

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IDF Intelligence Chief Major General Aviv Kochavi
 

Posted on: July 17th, 2012

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In a briefing before the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Maj.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi said that the election of the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsi as President of Egypt has brought political Islam to the forefront of politics in the Arab world, but predicted that the Egyptian military would continue to serve as a strong restraint. As a result, he doubted that Egypt would be allowed to drift into Iran's orbit.

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Posted on: July 17th, 2012

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After years of dispute and roadblocks from within the Israeli academic system, on Tuesday the Ariel University Center was officially granted University status by the Council for Higher Education in Judea and Samaria. The Ariel University Center is now one of Israel’s eight universities. As a result it can now begin to officially receive money […]

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Posted on: July 17th, 2012

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Following is an excerpt from the letter that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent to Shaul Mofaz on Tuesday: “I regret your decision to give up on an opportunity to make an historic change. After 64 years, we were very close to a substantial change in the division of the burden. I gave you a proposal […]

Kadima chairman Shaul Mofaz met with Haredi students at Beit Ariel Yeshiva in Jerusalem. last week, to discuss his proposed "equal share of the burden."
 

Posted on: July 17th, 2012

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Following the collapse of negotiations over a new conscription law, Kadima chairman Shaul Mofaz decided to quit Netanyahu's coalition, leaving the premier once again with only 66 MKs. Mofaz told a Kadima faction emergency session: "It is with great sorrow that I say that there is no escape from taking a decision on quitting the government." Mofaz explained: "I went in on a principle, and when that failed, we must quit."

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Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman (R) with Defense Minister Ehud Barak.
 

Posted on: July 17th, 2012

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On Monday, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman's party Yisrael Beytenu released a video stressing the importance of passing a law mandating equal service for all Israelis. The video shows, through dramatic graphics, how by 2020 a majority of Israelis will not be serving. Titled “One Citizenship. One Obligation. One Opportunity. One Vote,” the clip was released ahead of the planned vote on Yisrael Beytenu’s IDF, National, or Civilian Service Law Proposal this Wednesday in the Knesset.

President Obama on WJLA-TV Sunday
 

Posted on: July 17th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

"I have not been able to move the peace process forward in the Middle East the way I wanted," he told WJLA-TV, the ABC affiliate in Washington on Sunday, in response to a question on whether there was "anything you believe you failed at, not because Congress wouldn't play ball, but that rests squarely on your shoulders and has you desperate to get that second term to atone for it?"

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Minister of Transport Yisrael Katz (second from left) inaugurating a new road
 

Posted on: July 17th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

It is no secret that transportation development has suffered neglect and lack of promotion in the past two decades. Until recently, roads have not been revamped, the train's route was not developed, and traffic jams across the country intensified due to an increase in the number of private vehicles. Lately, however, Israel has witnessed developments everywhere. Across the country, from north to south, there are new roads, interchanges have been built, railroads placed and more.

 

Posted on: July 17th, 2012

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Muammar Gadhafi’s mother was Jewish, the late Libyan leader’s chief of protocol Nuri al-Samara told Al-Hayat. Last year, a 76-year-old Jewish resident of Netanya told Maariv that Gadhafi was her cousin. “My grandmother converted to Islam but never forgot her roots,” Gita Boaron told Maariv at the time. “She would come to visit us, give […]

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I've Got Tzfat on my Mind
 

Posted on: July 17th, 2012

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

Our neighbor at the center of the row of visual treats on the front page of the Jewish Press, Salome Worch, lives and draws in the city of Tzfat, and her lovely images really do this ancient city justice. So this morning we decided to one up her and went looking for lovely photographic images […]

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Jerusalem. July 16, 2012.
 

Posted on: July 17th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

In meetings Monday with Israeli leaders, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called on them to take steps to strengthen the Palestinian Authority. According to a news report, Clinton has received a promise from President Morsi that he would not end the closure of the Gaza Strip. Clinton reiterated that the U.S. "commitment to Israel is rock solid. By strengthening Israel's security we are strengthening U.S. security."

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Hillary Clinton in Jerusalem
 

Posted on: July 17th, 2012

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Hillary Clinton: He was sentenced to life in prison. He is serving that sentence, and I do not have any expectation that that is going to change.

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HaBayit HaYehudi Chairman Daniel Hershkowitz speaking at the Conference for the Application of Sovereignty over Judea and Samaria.
 

Posted on: July 16th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Nadia Matar, co-organizer of the Conference for the Application of Sovereignty over Judea and Samaria: "Just like we now express surprise that Israel did not have sovereignty over East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, so our children will express surprise that once we did not have sovereignty over Judea and Samaria."

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Posted on: July 16th, 2012

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Thousands of Ultra-Orthodox adults and young children are protesting against the universal draft in Kikar Shabbat in Jerusalem. The adults have handcuffed all the children together as part of their protest. United Torah Judaism and Shas have renounced  the demonstration and passed the message to Prime Minister Netanyahu.

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