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Rabbi Riskin on Tension with the Chief Rabbinate, and Rabbi Feuer on the Priestly Blessing
 
Israel Envisions Regional Cooperation with Arab Nations

May 29, 2015 - 3:04 AM
 
El Paso, Texas and Hadera, Israel Become Sister Cities

May 29, 2015 - 3:00 AM
 
Jerusalem Post Editor Attacked by Arabs at ‘Coexistence’ ‘Hug’ Day

May 29, 2015 - 2:54 AM
 
At Least 10 Killed in Baghdad Hotel Bombings [video]

May 29, 2015 - 1:41 AM
 
Israel Railways Workers Set to Strike

May 29, 2015 - 1:25 AM
 
Another Iranian General Killed in Syria

May 29, 2015 - 1:16 AM
 
Hezbollah Runs Away as Jabhat al-Nusra Captures Another Syrian City

May 29, 2015 - 12:39 AM
 
Jerusalem Yeshiva Student Drowns in Beit Zayit Reservoir

May 28, 2015 - 10:08 PM
 
Netanyahu Warns FIFA: Palestinian Threats Will Destroy International Sport

May 28, 2015 - 9:45 PM
 
Medical Update on Rav Bina’s Grandson [video]

May 28, 2015 - 7:47 PM
 
IRS $50M Cyber Security Scandal Stretches to Russia

May 28, 2015 - 6:36 PM
 
Tony Blair Steps Down as Quartet Middle East Envoy but No One Cares

May 28, 2015 - 4:58 PM
 
Police Detain 2 Muslims for Harassing Visitors on the Temple Mount

May 28, 2015 - 4:27 PM
 
Former NY Gov. Pataki Running for GOP Presidential Nominee

May 28, 2015 - 3:49 PM
 
One of Indicted FIFA Officials Blamed ‘Zionism’ for 2011 Bribe Charge

May 28, 2015 - 1:59 PM
 
Sen. Graham Tells Netanyahu He Will Lead ‘Violent Backlash’ against UN

May 28, 2015 - 12:51 PM
 
Netanyahu Wants US $45 Billion in US Military Aid by 2028

May 28, 2015 - 12:30 PM
 
Ben & Jerry’s Launches New Flavor: Bernie Sanders

May 28, 2015 - 11:45 AM
 
Hareidi Rabbis Warn New Sport Club Will Cause Desecration of Shabbat’

May 28, 2015 - 10:31 AM
 
MK and Police Discussing Making Marijuana Legal

May 28, 2015 - 9:48 AM
 
US Claims ‘No More Extensions’ for Iran Nuclear Talks

May 27, 2015 - 10:30 PM
 
Jewish Agency’s Natan Sharansky Speaks Up for Efrat Chief Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

May 27, 2015 - 8:24 PM
 
Russia to Deliver S-300 Missile System to Iran… Eventually

May 27, 2015 - 4:50 PM
 
18 Dead, 13 Missing in Texas Flash Floods

May 27, 2015 - 4:17 PM
 
Netanyahu Cabinet Approves Ministerial Committee on Arab Affairs

May 27, 2015 - 3:49 PM
 
Mass Arrests of FIFA Officials Omit PA Terrorist Rajoub

May 27, 2015 - 12:22 PM
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Posted on: April 30th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

According to Ma’ariv‘s Mazal Mu’alem, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose father passed away this morning, will nevertheless start talks this week with the leaders of his coalition partners to reach an agreement on a date for a “lightening speed” election. Netanyahu is interested in setting the earliest possible date, which would be August 14, or, […]

Ukrainian Member of Parliament and President of the Ukrainian Jewish Committee Oleksandr Feldman and hip hop star Shyne speak with the media at the Global Winds of Change conference in Kiev.
 

Posted on: April 30th, 2012

News & ViewsReligion

‘Global Winds of Change’ Conference addresses role of religion in democracies and changing societies.

Benzion Netanyahu and his son, Prime Minister Benjamin
 

Posted on: April 30th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Benzion Netanyahu, father of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Entebbe hero Yoni Netanyahu, died Monday at his Jerusalem home at the age of 102.

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Posted on: April 30th, 2012

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The father of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Benzion, died at the age of 102 on Monday morning in Jerusalem. Benzion was an active supporter of Zionist leader Ze'ev Jabotinsky, and worked closely with him.

Bea Abrams Cohen believes in the power of mitzvahs.
 

Posted on: April 30th, 2012

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Bea Abrams Cohen, who turned 102 in February, believes in mitzvahs. "Pay back. It works," she told the LA Times. Bea enlisted during World War II and worked for more than seventy years supporting the U.S. military and charity organizations.

Israeli President Shimon Peres at a ceremony for outstanding soldiers at the presidential residence in Jerusalem.
 

Posted on: April 30th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

A major faux pas involving non-kosher hen's meat is rocking the Presidential Residence in Jerusalem. According to Ma'ariv, the event's caterer purchase a large quantity of meat on Thursday morning to replace meat that had been spoiled. The new meat came from a non-kosher butcher shop in the Arab village of Abu Gosh, which stays open on Shabbat and sells sea food.

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Posted on: April 29th, 2012

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The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine said Sunday it holds Israel responsible for the life of the group’s imprisoned leader, Ahmad Saadat, who was transferred to hospital after joining a mass hunger-strike in Israeli jails. PFLP called for support to the 2,000 or so prisoners who are refusing food to protest their conditions, […]

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks with his bureau chief Gili Sheffer (L) and cabinet secretary Tzvika Hauser (R) at the weekly cabinet meeting.
 

Posted on: April 29th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

In the wake of comments made yesterday by FM Avigdor Liberman, in which he suggested that Yisrael Beytenu may withdraw from the government if it fails to implement an alternative to the Tal Law, PM Binyamin Netanyahu said he refused to be "a victim of extortion by coalition partners."

 

Posted on: April 29th, 2012

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The NY Post reported that Detroit Tigers slugger Delmon Young went on a drunken, anti-Semetic rampage outside the Manhattan Hilton hotel early Friday morning, shouting “F—g Jews” to a group of tourists before throwing one to the ground. Apparently, the Detroit outfielder was inebriated enough to qualify for hospitalization following his arrest. Young was yelling […]

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Posted on: April 29th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

The US Agency for International Development will pour $147 million into Palestinian Authority infrastructure, education, health projects, and humanitarian aid, just six months after a funding freeze was imposed by President Barack Obama.

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Posted on: April 29th, 2012

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The mayor Tel Aviv told Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth on Friday that having an “ultra-Orthodox” majority in Israel would turn it “into a fundamentalist state like Saudi Arabia”.

Urban Outfitters venture into a better designed history.
 

Posted on: April 29th, 2012

News & ViewsJewish

American clothing retailer Urban Outfitters is in hot water for selling a yellow T-shirt with a patch over the breast pocket that looks like a designer's idea of how to improve that old fashioned yellow Star of David that Jews were forced to wear by the Nazis. Make it blue, for one thing, yellow is soooo 1941.

Before: The U.S. and Israel are eating from two sides of an apple that represents “the Arab states.”
 

Posted on: April 29th, 2012

News & ViewsYori's News ClipsCartoon Rehabilitation Program

Today's cartoon is from Al-Watan (Qatar), from way back in May 13, 2003. The U.S. and Israel are shown eating from two sides of an apple that represents “the Arab states.” According to the middle-east-info.org, where we found it, this cartoon is noteworthy because it was published in Qatar, home to the Al Jazeera TV network. Qatar is considered by many in the U.S. State Department to be a U.S. ally and a relatively moderate state.

An Israeli visitor tasting cherries grown in Gush Etzion. Exports from this and all other Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria have been boycotted in England since 2009.
 

Posted on: April 29th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

The Supermarket chain Co-Operative Group, Britain's fifth-largest food retailer, is the first major European retailer to stop buying from companies that export produce from Israeli settlements east of the Green Line. The largest Israeli agricultural export companies affected by this move are Agrexco, Arava Export Growers, Adafresh and Mehadrin.

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Posted on: April 29th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Following Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s announcement that he is prepared to go to an early election in October, “Israel Today” published a poll Sunday morning, conducted by the Gal Hadash service, on the prospects of the different potential factions. On the question of who is best fitting to be the next Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu […]

 

Posted on: April 29th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

According to an IDF spokesperson, a Palestinian man was detained by the Israeli army at a Shechem checkpoint on Saturday while carrying explosives. The man was in possession of two explosive devices and taken into custody.

Yuval Diskin (L), receiving a farewell gift from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the end of his term as Shin Bet chief.
 

Posted on: April 28th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Yuval Diskin, who last year retired as head of the Shin Bet, Israel's internal security agency, on Friday used exceptionally strong language to criticize his former boss, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, accusing him of being caught up in a messianic fervor about the Iranian nuclear program, a fervor which he implied was more befitting the Iranian leadership.

 

Posted on: April 28th, 2012

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According to Reuters, China’s Prime Minister Wen Jiabao, who toured the Auschwitz  death camp on Friday, said his visit introduced him to “an unforgettable, dark page in the history of humankind” which “cannot be forgotten.” “Only those who remember history can build a good future,” he added. Speculation is that Wen’s visit to Auschwitz was […]

Israel Inside
 

Posted on: April 27th, 2012

News & ViewsOn Campus / Education

The 55-minute film, titled ‘Israel Inside’ and hosted by former Harvard lecturer Dr. Tal Ben Shahar, explores the core strength of Israelis that has enabled them to succeed against incredible odds.

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Elhanan Bloch winner of the annual Bible Quiz, receives his first prize from Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, at the Jerusalem Theatre on Israel's Independence Day.
 

Posted on: April 27th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

An Israeli teenager won the International Bible Contest in Jerusalem, with a New York teen finishing second. Elhanan Bloch was the best among the 56 competitors from 24 countries who competed Thursday, ahead of Akiva Abramovitz of Brooklyn. The Bible competition is held annually on Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel Independence Day. Bloch also took the religious […]

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