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Jewish Group Demands Obama Stop Demonizing Jews

August 3, 2015 - 6:45 AM
 
Jews, Arabs Unite to Underline Co-existence in Gush Etzion

August 2, 2015 - 8:39 PM
 
Israel Energy Use Breaks Record High in Heat Wave

August 2, 2015 - 7:33 PM
 
Body of Missing Israeli Found in Georgia

August 2, 2015 - 7:16 PM
 
PM Offers Condolences to Family of 16-yr-old Gay Pride Parade Victim

August 2, 2015 - 7:15 PM
 
Officials Reconsider Sprouting Wildfires After Terror Victim Memorial Torched

August 2, 2015 - 5:35 PM
 
Israeli Defense Company Elbit Gears Up for Cyber Arms Race

August 2, 2015 - 5:30 PM
 
Israeli Citizen Killed in Thailand

August 2, 2015 - 4:40 PM
 
Netanyahu: Zero Tolerance for Terror ‘Distinguishes Us From Our Neighbors’

August 2, 2015 - 4:19 PM
 
Chechen Women Con Online ISIS Recruiters

August 2, 2015 - 4:00 PM
 
Iran Banks on End to Sanctions, Will Raise Oil Production to 1M bpd

August 2, 2015 - 3:47 PM
 
Gva’ot Woman Hurt in Samaria Rock Attack

August 2, 2015 - 3:25 PM
 
Holy Land Extremely Hot, but Iran Has It Much Worse

August 2, 2015 - 2:49 PM
 
Jerusalem Suburb Evacuated as Wildfire Burns Homes

August 2, 2015 - 2:34 PM
 
Visitors Allowed at Temple Mount Despite Arab Violence

August 2, 2015 - 2:15 PM
 
Inspired by Israeli Tech and Expertise, the 1st Community-based Emergency Response Program Launched in Jersey City

August 2, 2015 - 2:12 PM
 
Khamenei Tells the World How to Destroy Israel

August 2, 2015 - 1:30 PM
 
E-Mails Show Clinton without a Clue on How to Relate to Israel

August 2, 2015 - 12:59 PM
 
Bennett Condemns ‘Attempts to Blacken 430,000 Settlers’

August 2, 2015 - 12:35 PM
 
Gush Etzion Arabs and Jews to Rally against Violence

August 2, 2015 - 12:17 PM
 
Wildcat Strikes Shuts Down Jerusalem Light Rail

August 2, 2015 - 9:52 AM
 
Rally against Violence Bars Religious MKs and Boos Right-Winger

August 2, 2015 - 9:37 AM
 
Former Democratic NY Congressman Ackerman Opposes ObamaDeal

August 2, 2015 - 8:46 AM
 
Sharks Circles Surfer Off Ashdod Coast

August 2, 2015 - 7:32 AM
 
Third Democrat Breaks with Obama on Iran Nuclear Deal

August 2, 2015 - 5:35 AM
 
Middle East Heat Spikes Close to World Record

August 2, 2015 - 1:28 AM
 
Hillary Clinton Adviser Recommended Making Bibi’s Life ‘Uneasy’

August 2, 2015 - 1:15 AM
 
Orthodox Residents Suing LeFrak City over Electric Doors

August 2, 2015 - 1:06 AM
 
Gaza Launches Rocket Attack, Israelis Not Warned

August 2, 2015 - 12:55 AM
 
UPDATED: The Long List of Arab Attacks Over Shabbat

August 2, 2015 - 12:26 AM
 
Arab Terrorists Attempt to Torch Joseph’s Tomb

August 1, 2015 - 11:24 PM
 
Israel Police on High Alert

August 1, 2015 - 10:36 PM
 
Arabs Attack Israeli Forces Over Deaths of Innocent Baby, Teen Terrorist

August 1, 2015 - 10:05 PM
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Matan Siyum HaShas
 

Posted on: August 5th, 2012

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On August 1, the biggest Jewish American event ever took place – the completion of the daily learning of the entire Gemara, which happens once every 7 and a half years, known as Siyum HaShas – filling of 90,000 seats at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium. However, a significantly smaller, but just as intriguing group celebrated the event in skirts, scarves and a spirit of sisterhood in Jerusalem.

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Sen. Malcolm Smith at the Puerto Rican Day Parade in Manhattan.
 

Posted on: August 5th, 2012

News & ViewsPolitics

The NY Post's Michael Benjamin, himself a former Democratic assemblyman, reported that NY State Senator Malcolm Smith from Queens, a Democrat, is planning to be the city's 109th mayor, come 2013, running on the Republican ticket. He also suggested that Smith’s trial balloon had rattled some GOP leaders, who are attempting to nip it in the bud. Democrats are saying Smith is just a stalking horse for City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, meant to sway black votes from former city Comptroller Bill Thompson.

Only 5,000 Showed Up, One Caped
 

Posted on: August 5th, 2012

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

A mass rally that was supposed to combine Social justice activists with the ‘Suckers Camp’ proved once again that there’s such a thing as too many rallies. Last night the Tel Aviv square looked very sparsely populated, despite organizers’ promises/hopes. But whether or not this spells the end of this wave of rallies – the […]

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Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu receives the report confirming the legality of Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria from Justice Edmond Levi. July 9, 2012.
 

Posted on: August 4th, 2012

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More than sixty-five American Jewish leaders urged Netanyahu to adopt Levy's findings that the “settlements” in Judea and Samaria are legal.

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Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas (L) sits next to Saeb Erekat, head of the PLO negotiation team with Israel.
 

Posted on: August 4th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

The Palestinian Authority will likely bid in September to become a UN “non-member observer state.” A document prepared by the PLO’s negotiations support unit, says both Israel and the U.S. have an arsenal of punitive measures at their disposal. It says the U.S. could close the PLO mission in Washington, suspend aid to the Palestinians or withhold contributions to any UN agency the Palestinians try to join. The Arab League last month gave Abbas its backing for a new General Assembly bid, but did not specifically recommend its timing.

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Jacques Rogge, head of the IOC for more than a decade, will likely have a cleansing experience facing angry Jews Monday.
 

Posted on: August 3rd, 2012

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president Jacques Rogge will address a planned ceremony by the Olympic Committee of Israel, the Israeli Embassy in London and cross-communal British group the Jewish Committee for the London Games on August 6. Ankie Spitzer, widow of slain Israeli fencing coach Andre Spitzer, is planning to give him a piece of her mind.

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Using Donkeys to Slaughter Sacred Cows?
 

Posted on: August 3rd, 2012

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

Some 5,000 people marched in Jerusalem’s “Gay Pride” parade on Thursday, upsetting many residents and contributing very little to the spirit of tolerance. While in Tel-Aviv the parade enjoys massive local support, the insistence on conducting it in the holiest city in the world regularly upsets even liberal minded religious Jews. Some Orthodox Jewish men […]

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Illinois State Police and emergency personnel prepare to remove a Megabus on Thursday that struck a concrete pillar on Interstate 55 just north of Litchfield, Ill.
 

Posted on: August 3rd, 2012

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Eliana Siegal says she believes she survived unharmed a bus crash yesterday, Thursday, on Interstate 55, because her father gave her a dollar to give to charity, a Jewish tradition that she said helped protect her en route. The 64-passenger bus she was sitting in blew a tire and skidded until it smashed into a concrete pillar of an overpass, resulting in many injuries and one death.

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Posted on: August 3rd, 2012

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French Olympic swimmer Fabien Gilot said the Hebrew tattoo on his left arm is a tribute to his late grandmother’s husband, a Jewish survivor of Auschwitz. Gilot, who is not Jewish, said the tattoo is dedicated to his family and honors Max Goldschmidt, who has been a large influence in the Olympic champion’s life. The […]

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Posted on: August 3rd, 2012

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Some 90,000 people packed MetLife Stadium to celebrate the completion of the page-a-day Talmud cycle in the largest-ever Siyum HaShas. The gathering Wednesday evening, which was simulcast to some 60 U.S. cities and more than 20 countries, marked the completion of the 7 1/2-year cycle it takes to complete the Talmud (known collectively as Shas) […]

Efraim Halevy, former head of the Mossad
 

Posted on: August 2nd, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Efraim Halevy, former head of the Mossad, made the statement to the New York Times on Thursday. Later in the day, he told Israel Army Radio that Iran's "math is off if they think they have open-ended immunity."

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Tu B'Av
 

Posted on: August 2nd, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Over 3,000 years ago, an ancient Jewish holiday was celebrated by the maidens of Israel. Dressed in white, soon-to-be brides would dance in the community of Shiloh in Samaria, the temporary capital of Israel before the first Temple was built in Jerusalem.

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) obviously has a better relationship with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Now the campaign is upping the ante on pursuing the Jewish vote.
 

Posted on: August 2nd, 2012

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Joining Romney in the announcement of this new coalition were House Majority leader Eric Cantor and former US Senator Norm Coleman from Minnesota, two out of a short list of Honorary Chairmen. In the announcement itself there was one concrete pledge made. Coleman said that, if elected, Mitt Romney pledged he would make his first foreign trip as president to Jerusalem.

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Montefiore's Windmill Gets a Facelift (Armlift?)
 

Posted on: August 2nd, 2012

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

Montefiore’s flour windmill is a landmark in Jerusalem, built in 1857 in the Mishkenot Sha’ananim neighborhood, then in Ottoman-ruled Palestine. Today the windmill serves as a small museum dedicated to the achievements of Moses Montefiore. On Wednesday, the new cupola and blades were lifted to the top of the windmill, after a six months international restoration […]

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Secretary Panetta (L) and Minister Barak in front of an Iron Dome rocket defense shield battery outside Ashkelon in southern Israel last Wednesday.
 

Posted on: August 2nd, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

In private conversations Panetta expressed frustration at the lack of confidence expressed by Netanyahu and Barak.

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Jamie-Geller2
 

Posted on: August 2nd, 2012

SectionsAliyah

With great emotion and to the joy of Jewish foodies throughout the world, the Queen of Kosher cooking is coming home to rule the roast/roost.

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Posted on: August 2nd, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

A bipartisan slate of 58 members of Congress signed a friend of the court brief in a case involving a 9-year-old boy who was born in Jerusalem but was denied a request to have Israel listed on his passport as his place of birth. Menachem Zivotofsky was born in western Jerusalem. Neither President Obama nor […]

 

Posted on: August 2nd, 2012

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A hearing on a motion to dismiss a consumer fraud case against the company that produces Hebrew National products has been scheduled for Nov. 30 in a federal court. The hearing will be held at the U.S. District Court in Minneapolis. ConAgra Foods Inc., which owns the Hebrew National brand, on July 26 filed the […]

 

Posted on: August 2nd, 2012

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(New Jersey Jewish News) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed into law new sanctions against Iran that prohibit public contracts with any company or person that invests in Iran’s energy and finance sectors. Christie shared the announcement of the new legislation in remarks at a gala in Whippany on Tuesdasy celebrating the merger that […]

Organizer Yehudit Katzover addressing participants at the Hebron Heritage Center next door to the Machpelah Cave.
 

Posted on: August 1st, 2012

News & ViewsIsraelSettlements

JERUSALEM – "It is not just Israel's right to apply sovereignty to Judea and Samaria," said Eran Bar-Tal, economics reporter for Makor Rishon, "but its obligation."

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