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Activist Nadia Matar (center, with megaphone) with American guests at the Jewish settlement of Bnei Adam.
 

Posted on: May 3rd, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Nadia Matar and her associates at the 'Women in Green' have been conducting their 9th of Av mournful walk around the Old City's walls for 18 years. This year the Jerusalem police has banned the walk for fear of provoking the Arabs. Meanwhile, Jerusalem Police has permitted the Slutwalk Friday, with provocatively dressed women marching to protest sexual harassment.

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IDF Dolphin Submarine
 

Posted on: May 3rd, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

The INS Tanin cost approximately $500 million, one-third of which was funded by the German Government, and is slated to arrive in Israel next year.

Anti-Israel demonstrators protesting at Concordia University, in Montreal, Canada in May 2012
 

Posted on: May 3rd, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

Despite a drop of 0.7% in antisemitic incidents in 2011 over the previous year, the gravity of the problem in Canada is better understood by observing long-term trends: antisemitic incidents have grown twenty-fold since B'nai Brith started monitoring antisemitism thirty years ago, while a five-year view shows a 24.6% rise.

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Posted on: May 3rd, 2012

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Soon after the Methodist Church had decided not to support divestments from Israel,  Canada’s largest Protestant denomination is calling for a boycott of goods produced in “illegal” Israeli settlements, including East Jerusalem. In a 26-page report released May 1, the United Church of Canada calls for an economic boycott of Israel focused exclusively on settlement […]

 

Posted on: May 3rd, 2012

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Despite a UN arms embargo, Iran has imported over £350 million worth of weapons in the last three years, according to an Oxfam report reported on by Britain’s Telegraph newspaper. The report will show that UN arms embargos do little to thwart sanctioned countries, with 10 such nations purchasing £1.4 billion in 2000-2010, according to […]

 

Posted on: May 3rd, 2012

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“Slutwalk”, a controversial rally aiming to counter the claim that revealing clothing provokes rape and sexual assault, will come to Jerusalem on Friday unless it is stopped by conservative and religious elements in the city.  On such rally has already occurred in Tel Aviv. The march is set to begin at Paris square and arrive […]

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Antonio Mennini Catholic Church
 

Posted on: May 3rd, 2012

News & ViewsJewish

A Vatican representative has issued a call for the world’s foremost religions to unite to take a stand against gay marriage. Archbishop Antonio Mennini, the “Apostolic Nuncio” (Vatican representative) to Great Britain has proposed enlisting the help of all Christian denominations, as well as Jews and Muslims, to oppose the proposition of legalizing gay marriage […]

 

Posted on: May 3rd, 2012

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A Baltimore judge will not drop the charges against two Jewish brothers accused of beating a black teenager. Judge Pamela White on Tuesday denied the motion to drop the charges against Avi and Eliyahu Werdesheim, according to The Associated Press. The brothers have pleaded not guilty to charges of second-degree assault, false imprisonment and carrying […]

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Posted on: May 3rd, 2012

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The general conference of the United Methodist Church voted not to divest from three companies that trade with Israel. Two-thirds of the approximately 1,000 delegates to the conference voted Wednesday in Tampa, Fla., against a motion to divest from Caterpillar, Motorola Solutions and Hewlett-Packard. Divestment advocates claim that products manufactured by these companies are used […]

Mitchell Brown
 

Posted on: May 3rd, 2012

News & ViewsJewish

For the Jewish community in Ohio, the newest Cleveland Browns lineman is also a landsman. Mitchell Schwartz will arrive in Cleveland on Thursday, May 10 for the Cleveland Browns’ rookie minicamp, having been chosen as the 37th pick in last week’s NFL Draft. In an interview with Cleveland Jewish News, the 22 year-old Brown said […]

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MK Yaakov Katz (Ketzaleh, R.) shaking hands with Likud MK Danny Danon at a recent pro-settlements assembly in Bet El.
 

Posted on: May 3rd, 2012

News & ViewsPolitics

National Union Chairman MK Yaakov Katz (Ketzaleh) says the Jewish Home and National Union factions will announce, officially and together, "that we'll be running jointly in the next election." At a time when polls are showing the Religious Zionist camp losing at least one seat in the coming election, reunification couldn't come too soon. But the road back may not be simple.

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Three Army Medics in the NoonDay Sun
 

Posted on: May 3rd, 2012

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

We met these fine soldiers down in the Jordan Valley where they serve at the equivalent of a US Army MASH unit. In addition to taking care of soldiers all across the valley, they also make time for the occasional Palestinian who comes up to their compound when he or she need better quality medical […]

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peanut butter sandwich evan amos
 

Posted on: May 3rd, 2012

News & ViewsJewish

Members of the UJA-Federation of New York set a Guinness World Record on April 29 for assembling the greatest number of sandwiches for the needy in one hour. The mitzvah-slathered soiree took place at Temple Beth Sholom in Roslyn Heights and involved 100 volunteers from the local Jewish community, 3,320 slices of bread, and gobs […]

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Posted on: May 3rd, 2012

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The Likud Party, which leads the ruling coalition, has submitted a bill to dissolve the current Knesset and is pushing for new elections on Sept. 4.

A Palestinian child holds a key made of wood, symbolizing the key of a home lost during the creation of the state of Israel
 

Posted on: May 2nd, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

According to information compiled by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), the PA's week-long celebration of Abu Jihad's life and Israeli deaths included the broadcast of several documentaries on his life and successful "operations," the commencement of six sporting events named in his honor, and the publication of news pieces spotlighting and glorifying his exploits.

Natalie and Fedor
 

Posted on: May 2nd, 2012

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

JERUSALEM – Natalie says she’s been a dog lover from birth. “I had two dogs when I was younger,” she recalls, “then they mated and we ended up with six more, and we couldn’t give them away.”

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Posted on: May 2nd, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

JERUSALEM – Prime Minister Netanyahu, faced with the unlikelihood of his coalition government passing a new law to end haredi military draft deferment or ratifying the 2013 state budget with its austerity measures that affect nearly every government ministry controlled by coalition partners, will call for new elections on his return to the Knesset next week after sitting shiva for his father.

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Posted on: May 2nd, 2012

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WASHINGTON – President Obama enjoys the support of three-fifths of American Jews, according to the latest American Jewish Committee survey, a significant improvement over where he stood half a year ago in the organization’s polling.WASHINGTON – President Obama enjoys the support of three-fifths of American Jews, according to the latest American Jewish Committee survey, a significant improvement over where he stood half a year ago in the organization’s polling.

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Shaking hands
 

Posted on: May 2nd, 2012

News & ViewsOn Campus / Education

Shagririm caters to the large population of Israeli–Americans in Southern California and their American born children. The program connects these individuals in order to effectively generate pro-Israel programs and initiatives. Shagririm is the only program of its kind that currently functions solely on a local, multi-campus level, rather than nationwide.

 

Posted on: May 2nd, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Jenin District Governor Kadura Musa died Tuesday night of a heart attack after attackers opened fire on his home, according to a report by Haaretz. A hail of bullets rained down on Musa’s home Tuesday night by a number of attackers positioned outside his home.  Guards returned fire, and Musa himself came out and shot […]

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