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Posted on: July 29th, 2012

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

Mitt Romney visited Israel, and on Sunday met with Israeli leaders. Here are the photos.

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Jews assembled at the entrance to Temple Mount on Tisha B'Av were blocked by police.
 

Posted on: July 29th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Despite several Israel Police announcements last week that the Temple Mount would be open to Jewish visitors on Tisha B'Av, hundreds of Jews were deeply disappointed this morning to discover that the police have reneged on their promise.

Circling Jerusalem's Wall
 

Posted on: July 29th, 2012

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

On Saturday night, a large group of Jews participated in a walk around the walls of the old city of Jerusalem, as they have done on the night of the 9th of Av for the past 18 years. Israeli police were on hand in case of violence when the marchers said Lamentations near the Damascus […]

 

Posted on: July 29th, 2012

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An adviser to Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas visited Auschwitz on Friday. Ziad al-Bandak, a Christian who advises Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Christian affairs, visited prisoner blocs, gas chambers and a crematorium in the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex in Poland, The Associated Press reported. He visited at the invitation of a private Polish foundation that promotes […]

 

Posted on: July 29th, 2012

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Jewish groups were among the 42 religious and secular organizations that told five members of Congress that their recent allegations of Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the U.S. government were endangering religious freedom. Last month, five Republican lawmakers wrote to various government agencies and asserted that among others, Huma Abedin, a deputy chief of staff for […]

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Lamentations at the ruins of a settlement destroyed by Civil Administration of Judea and Samaria in 2008.
 

Posted on: July 29th, 2012

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On Saturday night, Tisha B'Av 5772, some 50 men, women and children, members of the settlement nucleus of Yad Yair, together with the Benjamin Settlers Committee and residents of Gush Talmonim, mourned the destruction of Jerusalem, and shared their private grief over the destruction of their settlement more than three years ago by the Civil Administration of Judea and Samaria.

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Posted on: July 27th, 2012

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An Israeli Arab Knesset member said that Israeli policy led to the deadly recent terrorist attack against Israeli tourists in Bulgaria. “Israel is not a victim, and even when civilians are killed, the occupying Israeli policy is to blame,” Channel 10 quoted Haneen Zoabi as saying. “If there was no occupation, no repression and no […]

 

Posted on: July 27th, 2012

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More than 20,000 people in various venues in London attended the British Zionist Federation’s “Minute for Munich” program that was promoted via social media. A short memorial service at the Israeli Embassy that was organized by the Zionist Federation was streamed live online Friday, according to the London Jewish Chronicle. About 200 people marked the […]

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Posted on: July 27th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

“Wherever there are Israelis in trouble…we are there to help them,” said Yoni Yagodovsky, a spokesman for Israel’s Magen David Adom (MDA), told The Jewish Press.

White House Press Secretary James "Jay" Carney
 

Posted on: July 27th, 2012

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WH Press Secretary James Carney was asked by a reporter which city is recognized by the U.S. as the official capital of Israel.

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Rebuilding_Temple
 

Posted on: July 27th, 2012

News & ViewsReligion

According to a poll commissioned by Makor Rishon, the majority of Israelis want Jews to be permitted to pray on the Temple Mount. Of the 512 Jewish Israeli adults who responded to the poll, 52% were for permitting Jewish Prayers on the Temple Mount, while 37% were against it. 22% of those polled said they […]

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Susan Stern, the 2011-2012 National Campaign Chair Designate of The Jewish Federations of North America, visited the Wailing Wall in 2005 with then U.S Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. Now Stern et al may be dropping the term "Zionism" from their organizational vocabulary.
 

Posted on: July 27th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

The Jewish Federations of North America last week rejected the inclusion of the term "Zionism" in a major system-wide planning document.

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Zionist Olympic Gold Moment
 

Posted on: July 27th, 2012

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

Windsurfer Gal Fridman from kibbutz Sdot Yam has won a bronze medal in the Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics, and a gold medal in the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics. In 2007 he won the Men’s Windsurfer New Year International Regatta in Limassol, Cyprus. He is the only Israeli athlete to have won two Olympic medals, and […]

 

Posted on: July 26th, 2012

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On Thursday, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) joined Members of Congress in observing a moment of silence for the 11 Israeli Olympians and coaches murdered by terrorists during the 1972 Munich Olympics, 40 years ago this summer. Nadler urged the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to open its ceremony tomorrow with a moment of silence to remember […]

Jibril Rajoub and Palestinian supporters of the Fatah movement marking their 42nd anniversary, back in 2007.
 

Posted on: July 26th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Jibril Rajoub, head of the Palestinian Olympic Committee, called the campaign to hold a minute of silence for the 11 Israelis murdered at the 1972 Munich Olympics “racism,” according to the Times of Israel. What the Times of Israel omitted is the fact that Rajoub has been one of the most dangerous and violent PLO terrorists, known for acts of murder and torture against Jews and Arabs alike.

 

Posted on: July 26th, 2012

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Israel’s Interior Ministry reported that 350,150 Israelis live in Judea and Samaria settlements, an increase of 15,580 from last year. Including eastern Jerusalem and other Jerusalem neighborhoods, the total population of Jews living beyond the Green Line that separates Israel proper from its administered territories is approximately 650,000. (Dani Dayan, chair of the Yesha settlers […]

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A natural gas drill rig in the Mediterranean.
 

Posted on: July 26th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Recent news of a massive natural gas well have turned eyes on Israel’s struggle to adopt an energy policy in the wake of its first-time gas wealth. Trying to measure the value of energy independence against short-term profits, Israel has shown that its unexpected blessing comes with a price.

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Model of the Temple on top of the Aish Yeshiva with Temple Mount in Background
 

Posted on: July 26th, 2012

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A renewed outcry for “Temple consciousness” has arisen with a flurry of political, religious, and social activity.

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Posted on: July 26th, 2012

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The charges against Jerusalem District Major General Nisso Shacham have just been releases from the gag order. Among the charges are sexual harassment, sexual misconduct,  indecent assault and illicit sexual relations with women under his command. Nissim Edri, an officer under his command is under suspicion of ignoring the complaints against Shacham, and is now on […]

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Posted on: July 26th, 2012

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Miriam Ben-Porat, Israel’s first female Supreme Court President died on Thursday at the age 94. She was also Israel’s first female State Comptroller. Ben-Porat was born in Russia in 1918, and moved to Israel in 1936. She graduated with a degree in law in 1945. Ben-Porat is survived by a daughter and three grandchildren.

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