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These ‘Cynical Elections,’ and the Moses-Amalek Face-Off
 
Jordan, Israel Sign Historic Red Sea-Dead Sea Rescue Deal

February 27, 2015 - 4:00 AM
 
Obama White House Sends Susan Rice, Samantha Power to AIPAC

February 27, 2015 - 3:20 AM
 
New York Jury Convicts Saudi Man in 1998 Al Qaeda Attack on US Embassy

February 27, 2015 - 12:52 AM
 
Netanyahu Will Meet With Bipartisan Senate Leadership Prior to March 3 Speech

February 27, 2015 - 12:51 AM
 
Meet ‘Jihadi John’

February 26, 2015 - 9:14 PM
 
Stabbing Attempt in Gush Etzion

February 26, 2015 - 7:33 PM
 
Germany’s Central Council Of Jews Warns Against Wearing Yarmulkes

February 26, 2015 - 4:08 PM
 
Poll: One out of Three Americans Thinks Obama Does not Love America

February 26, 2015 - 2:30 PM
 
Apple CEO Tim Cook Praises Israel for Equality for Minorities

February 26, 2015 - 12:52 PM
 
Palestinian Authority to Appeal Court Victory over Terror

February 26, 2015 - 10:45 AM
 
Arsonists Attacks Christian Seminary in Jerusalem

February 26, 2015 - 10:41 AM
 
Hamas Stops Palestinian Authority Novelist from Going to Casablanca Book Fair

February 26, 2015 - 10:07 AM
 
Canadian Leaders Rush to Condemn Anti-Semitic Vandalism in Montreal

February 26, 2015 - 4:00 AM
 
Montreal Hate Crime Probe Starts With Death Threats and Bullets

February 26, 2015 - 1:02 AM
 
Israel State Comptroller’s Report Details Housing Crisis

February 25, 2015 - 11:54 PM
 
’5 Shades of Israel’ Debate the Issues for Anglo Votes in Jerusalem

February 25, 2015 - 10:50 PM
 
Watch “The Anglo Vote” Live

February 25, 2015 - 6:00 PM
 
Americans Split Over Palestinian Statehood, Gallup Poll Shows

February 25, 2015 - 5:26 PM
 
Amnesty International: ‘End Veto’ Protection of Israel ‘at UNSC’

February 25, 2015 - 2:39 PM
 
Israel President: “Adele Biton Touched All Our Hearts”

February 25, 2015 - 9:59 AM
 
National Security Adviser Rice Calls Netanyahu’s Upcoming Speech ‘Destructive’ [video]

February 25, 2015 - 9:23 AM
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MP Anwar El-Balkimy (with his old nose).
 

Posted on: March 19th, 2012

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What do you have to do as an Egyptian Member of Parliament to earn the nickname Nose Job? Anwar El-Balkimy, of the Salafist Nour Party (that means he's sooo religious, he has one regular prayer rug and a special one for yomim tovim), told everybody he had been beaten and robbed of LE100,000 by thugs on 29 February. But according to Al Ahram, it was later discovered that his facial injuries were caused by cosmetic surgery on his nose.

The Anne Frank house in Amsterdam.
 

Posted on: March 19th, 2012

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Is there such a thing as too many metaphors for the triumph of the human spirit packed into one sidewalk, especially such a crowded sidewalk near Wall Street (add that, too, to the mix, wrap in an American flag and call it a day?). But I'm probably being too cynical. It's actually a heart warming story.

Last May, Israeli forces pushed back Palestinian protesters outside the settlement of Hlamish in the Benjamin region.
 

Posted on: March 19th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Jewish residents of the Benjamin region fear the new connection of the road leading to their home with a road connecting the Arab city of Ramallah and the Rawabi luxury real estate project, burgeoning to the south of their settlements. "We know the wild manner of driving of many of the Palestinians," one settler said. "Put them here on the road, and they'll turn it into a major traffic artery, with us as moving targets."

Israeli novelist A.B. Yehoshua
 

Posted on: March 18th, 2012

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Noted Israeli author and Israel Prize Laureate A.B. Yehoshua said that living outside Israel "is a very deep failure of the Jewish people," and lamented that immigration numbers from the United States are "minimal" and "embarrassing." He was equally acerbic regarding the large Israeli ex-patriot community.

Democrats vs Republicans
 

Posted on: March 18th, 2012

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The Republican Jewish Coalition: "Over the last dozen years of Gallup polling on this question, there has been a clear trend: Republican support for Israel has risen steadily, moving from 60% to a high of 85%, while Democrat support has been relatively flat, at around 50%."

 

Posted on: March 18th, 2012

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The Palestinian news agency Ma’an reported today that senior Hamas official Ismail al-Ashqar is set to speak before the United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday. Al-Ashqar arrived in Switzerland on Sunday, ahead of a talk which will address the issue of Hamas members being held in Israeli jails.

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Mohammad Shafia, his wife and his son were convicted of 4 honor killings in Kingston, Ont., last year.
 

Posted on: March 18th, 2012

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the Canadian Supreme Court has accepted the appeal of Iman Musa and Majida Mugrabi, an Israeli Muslim lesbian couple who sought refugee status in Canada. The judge ordered further hearings on the request due to the possibility that they would be honor-murdered if deported to Israel

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IDF Chief Lt. Gen. Gantz (red beret) and Canadian counterpart Gen. Natynczyk.
 

Posted on: March 18th, 2012

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The IDF Chief of General Staff, Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz concluded his official visit to Canada on Friday. Gantz was greeted by his Canadian counterpart, General Walt Natynczyk, who emphasized the importance he sees in strengthening security cooperation between the two countries. Since 2008 there has been an accelerated rapprochement between the Canadian and Israeli security establishments.

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The Groggers
 

Posted on: March 18th, 2012

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It's not easy being a modern, Jewish singer/songwriter and refuse to utter a preachy note about anything, refuse to be a nice Jewish boy, and refuse to include a clarinet in your music. That's why The Groggers stand out – because they manage to do great punk rock that's totally and irrefutably Jewish without ever sounding like they need to get approval from some mashgiach.

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Posted on: March 18th, 2012

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The Hartford Courant reports that Chabad Lubavitch of Litchfield County has filed notice in federal court appealing a federal judge’s dismissal in February of its lawsuit. Chabad claimed it was the victim of religious discrimination when the Borough of Litchfield, the Borough’s Historic District Commission and others denied the application to build a synagogue and […]

Drew Lovejoy (center)
 

Posted on: March 17th, 2012

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What's a good Jewish Press Story for the Irish national day of beer and more beer? We've got one for you! It's about Drew Lovejoy, 17, from Greenville, Ohio, who is the son of a black Baptist from Georgia and a white Jewish mother from Iowa. But his fame is international, after winning the all-Ireland dancing championship in Dublin for a third straight year.

 

Posted on: March 17th, 2012

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John Demjanjuk, the retired US autoworker who was convicted of being a guard at the Nazis’ Sobibor death camp died Saturday at 91, his son told The AP. After close to 30 years of claiming his was a case of mistaken identity, Demjanjuk was convicted last May of 28,060 counts of being an accessory to […]

Compilation of Rocket Attack Filmed by Civilians
 

Posted on: March 16th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Watch compilation of rocket attack filmed by civilians. The cease fire which was supposedly declared last Tuesday morning remains more wishful thinking than an actual cessation of violence. Or perhaps, as some experts have said, this is the Islamic Jihad's new style of hurting Israel, delivering the cuts of a thousand knives in groups of only three a day, to make any serious IDF reaction appear "disproportionate."

 

Posted on: March 15th, 2012

News & ViewsJewish

A Miami plastic surgeon decided on an innovative way to reach the market of nose job enthusiasts – young Jews ages 15-30 – and have fun doing it. He hired the Groggers, an up and coming Orthodox rock band, and traded a nose job for their hilarious Jewish video entermercial "Jewcan Sam." Now the American Society of Plastic Surgeons wants to lower the boom on the guy.

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Posted on: March 15th, 2012

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The IDF Spokesperson’s Office reports that IDF soldiers patrolling along the Israel-Egypt border Thursday night identified a group of suspects who had infiltrated into Israel. The soldiers called on the suspects to stop, and when they failed to comply, the soldiers acted in accordance with the Army’s rules of engagement. Simultaneously, shots were fired from […]

An Israeli police officer stands guard at the scene of a stabbing attack in Pisgat Zeev March 15, 2012.
 

Posted on: March 15th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Jerusalem periphery police commander: “It was a nationalistic terrorist attack...We did not have any advance intelligence that there would be a terror attack on the light rail."

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Ashdod Deputy Mayor Boris Giterman shakes hands with ZAKA volunteer Yossi Landau in front of the shattered glass doors of a local store.
 

Posted on: March 15th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

It has been unclear whether we're having a lull in the war or an interrupted peace, as Netivot, Beer Sheva and other population centers are hit every few hours. Standing in front of shattered glass storefronts, Ashdod Deputy Mayor Boris Giterman said southern mayors are asking Netanyahu "to put and end to this story."

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Posted on: March 15th, 2012

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A new Israeli invention is taking recycling to the extreme, turning bits found in sewage water into paper. In a report by Ynet News, Dr. Refael Aharon of Applied CleanTech explained that 10% of drainage coming out of homes through pipes is comprised of “solid substances” such as food leftovers, toilet paper, and fiber from […]

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Posted on: March 15th, 2012

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Cisco Systems, Inc. an American multinational corporation headquartered in San Jose, California, specializing in design, manufacturing, and sales of networking equipment, is purchasing NDS, developer of software solutions for multi-channel television providers which is jointly owned by European private equity firm Permira, and Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., for $ 5 billion. NDS was founded in […]

Yishai Fleisher Interviews Co-Founder of Kibbutz Ketura
 

Posted on: March 15th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Israel’s scorching-hot desert will soon be home to massive solar energy farms, bringing Israel closer to its goal of reliance on renewable energy. The Public Utility Authority on Monday issued nine licenses to establish Israel’s first large-scale solar energy farms.

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