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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

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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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Posted on: July 16th, 2012

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A Jerusalem neighbprhood decided to play very loud music, in defiance of the volume and disturbance of the sound of the muezzin at the nearby mosque,

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Charles Bronfman is paying for the revival of a star studded, 2-state solution promotion tool.
 

Posted on: July 16th, 2012

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They wrote flippantly: "Securing Israel’s future as a Jewish and democratic state requires diplomatic and political leadership, not legal maneuverings." Legal rights be damned, then?

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Posted on: July 16th, 2012

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A Philadelphia-area Reform temple will feature a Republican speaker to balance an appearance by U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) is set to speak Monday at the Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park, Pa., on behalf of President Obama. The synagogue’s senior rabbi, Lance Sussman, […]

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Posted on: July 16th, 2012

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The AP has apparently caught the Israeli government red handed on the eve of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to the Jewish state.

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Your Tax Dollars in Action
 

Posted on: July 16th, 2012

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Left to right, at the Aloha Jewish Chapel, Naval Station Pearl Harbor, are Susan Hodge, U.S. Navy Cmdr. Timothy Koester, Chaplain, Capt. Donald Hodge, chief of staff for commander, Navy Region Hawaii and commander of the Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific and Rabbi Moshe Drum, writing the last letters in a new Sefer Torah during […]

Clinton meeting with Flat6Labs, which fosters and invests in Egyptian technology startups.
 

Posted on: July 16th, 2012

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As U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's armored car motorcade was riding through the Egyptian port city of Alexandria where she had given a speech on democratic rights, a tomato hit an accompanying Egyptian official in the face, and shoes and a water bottle were thrown at Hillary's car. Clinton herself was not hit, but she may have been able to hear the taunts of "Monica, Monica" which the protesters were chanting. Protesters in Cairo and Alexandria accused Clinton of cutting a deal with the Muslim Brotherhood, at the expense of Egyptian liberals and non-Islamists.

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Poland's President Lech Kaczynski (R) in the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial.
 

Posted on: July 16th, 2012

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Unfortunately, as highly as Jews praise the sacrifices made by brave Poles, it is difficult to overlook Poland's abysmal record in caring for its Jewish citizens.

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Anti-Israel billboard in New York
 

Posted on: July 15th, 2012

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The ads depict a succession of shrinking Palestinian territories in four maps and are accompanied by a statement that reads: “4.7 million Palestinians are classified as refugees by the United Nations.” The ad claims to cover “Palestinian loss of land” from 1946 to 2010.

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Posted on: July 15th, 2012

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Chief Rabbi Amar and President Peres met today and discussed the draft issue. They concluded that the debate must continue, but without extremism from any side. Peres restated that everyone must bear the burden. Prime Minister Netanyahu announced at the weekly cabinet meeting that drafting every 18 year old makes for a good headline, but […]

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Posted on: July 15th, 2012

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A fire in Ein Hemed has spread to Mevaseret Zion just outside Jerusalem. 21 firefighting squads and six airplanes are fighting the fire.

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