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Purim Politics: A.B. Yehoshua on the Meaning of Zionism
 
PLO Votes for Suicide by Voting to Cut Security Ties with Israel

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Actor Harrison Ford ‘Lucky To Be Alive’ After Plane Crash

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ZAKA Rescued Body of Abandoned Jewish Soldier Who Died for Ukraine

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Fears Over US Iran Deal Trigger Mideast Nuclear Race, Saudi-South Korea Deal

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Terror Attack Foiled Near Yitzhar

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Number of Israeli Tourists to Germany Rises by 14 Percent

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Israeli-Made Chipset Could Extend Battery Life for Devices Using 4G Mobile Networks

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US Ambassador to South Korea Slashed by Activist

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Call It A Purim Miracle: Reports Say Ayatollah Khamenei In Critical Condition

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Israel To Double Water Supply For Gaza Despite Hamas Threats

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Israeli Opposition Leader’s Speech Cut Off on TV as ‘Elections Propaganda’

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1st-Century House Unearthed in Nazareth Could be Jesus’s Childhood Home

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Ambassador Ron Dermer Recaps Netanyahu’s Speech [video]

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US Secy of State Kerry Says ‘Demanding Iran Capitulate is Not a Plan’

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Haifa U Research Confirms, ‘Think Good & It Will Be Good!’

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Abbas Underscores PLO’s ’3 NO’s’ in Ramallah Rant

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His Hands Weren’t Up: DoJ Clears Ferguson Police Officer

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IDF to Split Tel Aviv’s Missile Warning System

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2 Islamic Holidays to Close NYC Public Schools Next Year

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A Concrete Proposal

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Latest Election Poll

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Al Jazeera Reporter: ‘Bibi Said ISIL and Iran Working Together’

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Tea Party Radio Host Says Democrats Who Boycotted Bibi Should Be Hanged

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24 Firebomb and Rock-Throwing Attacks in One Day

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Posted on: April 17th, 2012

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On the eve of Yom HaShoah, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet on Tuesday adopted the recommendation of the Prime Minister, Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz, Deputy Minister for Senior Citizen affairs Leah Nass and Knesset Finance committee Chairman Moshe Gafni, and decided to increase the budget for the basket of services for Holocaust survivors, setting it […]

Google Street View Car, Old City Jerusalem
 

Posted on: April 17th, 2012

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Famed Google Maps application Street View, which is a technology featured in Google Maps and Google Earth providing 360-degree panoramic views from positions along streets throughout the world, will be launched in Israel on Sunday.

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Posted on: April 17th, 2012

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Last Saturday at 7 a.m., Israeli Border Police detained and beat up a nine-year-old Jewish child in Hebron, after he entered a closed military zone near Machpelah House. The Hebron community's spokesman told the Jewish Press: "The border police acted like animals, attacking a child. They only care about attacking Jews."

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IDF Lieutenant Colonel Shalom Eisner arrives to his home in Jerusalem.
 

Posted on: April 17th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Eighty-three reserves officers and soldiers yesterday sent the Defense Minister and the IDF Chief of Staff a letter supporting the Eisner, who had been suspended from his post. Additional support came from Hagit Rein, mother of Major B'naya Rein who was killed in the Second Lebanon War and whose body Eisner retrieved.

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Posted on: April 17th, 2012

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The Palestinian news agency Ma’an quotes senior party official Nabil Shaath, who said on Monday that Fatah has decided revitalize its committee in Gaza with young leaders. Fatah will hold a meeting when PA President Mahmoud Abbas returns from an overseas trip, to discuss appointing younger members to party leadership roles in Gaza, the central […]

Lord Nazir Ahmed offered £10 million for the capture of President Obama.
 

Posted on: April 17th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

Back in 1998, Lord Nazir Ahmed, 53, became the first Muslim life peer. Now he is reported to have said: "'If the US can announce a reward of $10 million for the (capture) of Hafiz Saeed, I can announce a bounty of £10 million (for the capture of) President Obama and his predecessor, George Bush."

 

Posted on: April 17th, 2012

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At least 32 people were injured, one seriously, in an accident along Route 4 in East Greenwich, R.I., that involved a bus bring Jewish school children home from a field trip. A spokesman for Providence Mayor Angel Taveras tells WPRI-TV the city recreation bus involved in the accident was carrying Jewish Community Day School students […]

A Ponzi scheme targeted members of the Persian-Jewish community in Los Angeles.
 

Posted on: April 17th, 2012

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The SEC alleges that for the past two years, Shervin Neman raised more than $7.5 million from investors by claiming to be a hedge fund manager. Although Neman promised investors exorbitant returns resulting from his investing acumen and access to pre-IPO shares of well-known companies, what they actually received was simply other investors’ money in hallmark Ponzi scheme fashion.

 

Posted on: April 17th, 2012

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Mitt Romney is supported by 47% of national registered voters and Barack Obama by 45% in the inaugural Gallup Daily tracking results from April 11-15. Both Obama and Romney are supported by 90% of their respective partisans. See the Gallup Daily tracking results.  

 

Posted on: April 16th, 2012

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Based on data released today by the Central Bureau of Statistics, the first quarter of 2012 registered an all-time record high for incoming tourism to Israel. During the months of January through March, 2012, there has been an increase of 2% compared with the same period last year, and an increase of 1% compared with […]

Maale HaZeitim 2s
 

Posted on: April 16th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

On Sunday evening, Jewish homes in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Maale HaZeitim were attacked with a barrage of 10 Molotov cocktails, causing damage to property. Resident: "We are not leaving".

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Lt.-Col. Shalom Eisner a moment before hitting the ISM agent provocateur who had broken two of his fingers.
 

Posted on: April 16th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

We would have expected the IDF brass, as well as Israel's government, to show restraint, perhaps count to 30, before throwing their own man under the media bus. But, alas, both IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned a senior IDF officer for the way he appears on a selectively edited Palestinian video on You Tube.

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Posted on: April 16th, 2012

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A former school nurse at the Ramaz School in New York who says she was fired for reporting a possible case of child abuse can sue the school under the state’s whistleblower law. The New York State Court of Appeals (which is that state’s highest court) ruled on April 12 in a 3-2 vote that […]

 

Posted on: April 16th, 2012

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Jewish leaders in Hebron have called for international intervention to help the Palestinian man sentenced to death for selling a home near the Cave of the Patriarchs to Jews. Shahala reportedly was sentenced to death for his part in selling what has become known as the Machpela House to a group of Jews. He reportedly […]

 

Posted on: April 16th, 2012

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Jonathan Pollard was transferred from a federal hospital to his prison cell. Pollard, who reportedly was rushed to a hospital outside of the prison on the eve of Passover suffering from an unspecified emergency condition, was returned to Butner Federal Correctional Complex in North Carolina on Sunday, according to the Justice for Jonathan Pollard organization. […]

Saeed Jalili, Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, at a press conference.
 

Posted on: April 15th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

Saeed Jalili, Secretary of Iran’s National Security Council, says Tehran does not intend to stop producing uranium enriched to a purity level of 20 percent, insisting that enrichment of uranium is his country's right. The UN Security Council has demanded the suspension of enrichment. Iran has enough enriched uranium for around four bombs if the material is refined further to about 90-percent purity.

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Posted on: April 15th, 2012

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The Palestinian News agency Ma’an reported that the Ayman Judah Brigades, a division of Fatah’s military wing, said they fired a rocket into Israel from the Gaza Strip on Saturday night. An Israeli army spokesperson said no rockets had landed in Israel overnight. Fatah is affiliated with the Palestinian Authority and its president Mahmoud Abbas.

Sitting in front, left to right: Ketzele, Orlev, Orbach, Slomiansky. Back: Aaron Attias and Tzvi Seltzer, a Lod community activist.
 

Posted on: April 15th, 2012

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Hundreds of activists who had arrived to celebrate the Mimouna applauded the MKs announcements that there was no other option for their two factions but to run a united list in the next Knesset elections. MK Yaakov Katz (Ketzele) repeated his earlier announcement that if the two factions do not run as one, he would remove himself from the campaign.

Christie's is auctioning a stunning, 400-page Machzor from 1490 Italy.
 

Posted on: April 15th, 2012

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Christie’s New York will unveil "a rare and splendid example of Renaissance Judaica," an illuminated manuscript Machzor. With more than 400 pages, this manuscript, printed on vellum (calf's skin) is a festival prayer book written in Hebrew, created in Tuscany, and probably Florence, circa 1490. It is being offered at auction for the first time, at a value estimated between $540,000 and 800,000.

Israeli police wait inside the arrival terminal at Ben Gurion airport, April 15, 2012. Israeli authorities deployed hundreds of police at the airport, to stop foreign activists taking part in a 'Welcome to Palestine' fly-in.
 

Posted on: April 15th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

The latest Israeli Police figures: 43 activists altogether have been detained at Ben Gurion airport. Out of this number, 31 were transported to the Givon detention facility for processing and 12 were put on returning flights. Nine Israeli activists waving pro-Palestinian banners were detained for questioning.

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