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‘US and Iranian Cartoon Doves’ Shown Defecating on Bibi by Swiss Amb to Iran

August 28, 2015 - 6:57 PM
 
Sen. Cotton to Visit Israel for More Ammunition against Iran Deal

August 28, 2015 - 2:30 PM
 
Princeton U. to Get ‘Plastic’ Eruv [video]

August 28, 2015 - 12:55 PM
 
WWII-Era Jewish Café Reopens in Shanghai

August 28, 2015 - 11:07 AM
 
Arab Spring May Be Blowing into Gaza

August 28, 2015 - 10:52 AM
 
One-Third of Americans in Israel Live in Judea and Samaria

August 28, 2015 - 9:51 AM
 
State Dept Spox: No Worries, Parchin has No Nuclear Dimensions

August 28, 2015 - 4:18 AM
 
Canadian JDL Protesting Billionaire Barry Sherman’s Fundraising for Liberals

August 27, 2015 - 11:05 PM
 
Saudis Arrest Mastermind of 1996 Bombing that Killed 19 US Airmen on Iran’s Orders

August 27, 2015 - 10:58 PM
 
Trump and Cruz Together to Fight Iran Deal in DC on Sept. 9

August 27, 2015 - 10:54 PM
 
Barenboim to Conduct German Orchestra in Iran Despite Israel’s Protests and the Absence of Opera in Islamic Republic

August 27, 2015 - 10:51 PM
 
InterNations Ranks Israel 4th in the World in Hospitality to Foreigners

August 27, 2015 - 10:45 PM
 
Surreal: Israeli Police Raids Conference Against Anti-Democratic Administrative Detention

August 27, 2015 - 10:33 PM
 
DM Ya’alon Advises ‘Zero Tolerance’ on Violence Against Hareidi Soldiers

August 27, 2015 - 10:19 PM
 
Now More than a Dozen Democratic Reps Against Nuclear Iran Deal

August 27, 2015 - 9:53 PM
 
‘Arise and Ascend’ — A New Guide to the Temple Mount

August 27, 2015 - 8:34 PM
 
Obama and Biden Running after the Jews to Back ‘ObamaDeal’

August 27, 2015 - 7:00 PM
 
Jews Return to City of David Complex after 77 Years

August 27, 2015 - 5:29 PM
 
New Jerusalem Street Honors Savior of 40,000 Jews During Holocaust

August 27, 2015 - 4:04 PM
 
Ashkenazi Hareidi MK Now Cabinet Minister for First Time in 60 Years

August 27, 2015 - 3:43 PM
 
Military Officers Come Out Strongly Against Nuclear Iran Deal

August 27, 2015 - 3:07 PM
 
Jeb Bush Seeking Jewish Support

August 27, 2015 - 2:52 PM
 
Family of Ethiopian hostage Held by Hamas Blocked Gaza Crossing

August 27, 2015 - 2:25 PM
 
Border Guard Police Patrol Attacked in A-Tur

August 27, 2015 - 12:04 PM
 
Damascus Gate Stabber Was Convicted Killer From Hebron

August 27, 2015 - 11:55 AM
 
PM Netanyahu to Meet Italian PM, Visit Expo 2015 in Milan

August 27, 2015 - 10:11 AM
 
IDF Bombs Hamas Weapons Factory in Gaza After Rocket Attack

August 27, 2015 - 9:50 AM
 
Billboards Go Up in Baltimore Urging Cardin, Mikulski to Vote ‘No’ on Iran

August 27, 2015 - 7:49 AM
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Balabasta Nutty Summer Festival
 

Posted on: August 6th, 2012

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

Just in time for its 100th birthday, the ever-evolving Machane Yehuda market has transformed itself once again, this time into one of Jerusalem’s hottest summer cultural venues. On Monday nights throughout August, the shuk hosts “Balabasta” (literally, “come to the shop-stall”), a centennial carnival of sorts, complete with street performances, a collaborative wall-of-origami project, live […]

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Egpytian Vehicle Blown Up
 

Posted on: August 5th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

A serious attempt by Gaza terrorists to breach the Israeli border, and the launch of dozens of rockets and mortar shells on the Eshkol Regional Council in southern Israel on Sunday evening, has led to exchanges of fire on the Israeli border, the slaughter of 15 Egyptian soldiers by Gaza terrorists, and warnings to residents of Kibbutz Kerem Shalom to remain in shelters and lock their doors for safety reasons. Despite fear and concerns for security, a long-time activist for the western Negev region said the attacks come as “no surprise” to residents of the region.

Perry Farell, creator of Lollapalooza
 

Posted on: August 5th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

The festival's founder, Perry Farrell of the alternative rock band, Jane’s Addiction, conceived the idea in 1991 and subsequently held several Lollapalooza tours across the US. Farrell revealed on Saturday that the franchise would perform in Israel from August 20-22 in Tel Aviv’s Yarkon Park.

Matan Siyum HaShas
 

Posted on: August 5th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

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

News & ViewsNews Briefs

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

News & ViewsJewish

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 […]

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