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Newlywed couple Harel and Talya David under the Chupa in Karnei Shomron in Judea and Samaria. The new "Tzohar Law" will empower couples to seek officiating by non-Haredi rabbis.
 

Posted on: May 22nd, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The new law will end the obligation of Jewish couples to be wedded only by the rabbi of their locale, permitting them to choose any recognized Orthodox rabbi in the country to perform their marriage.

 

Posted on: May 22nd, 2012

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A young Jewish lay leader was murdered in Moscow over the weekend after attempting to stop a brawl between two rival, non-Jewish gangs. According to a statement from the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia, Yaakov Manasharshivili, 26, encountered the melee on Friday. When he tried to intervene, he was shot at point-blank range. Moscow […]

Border Guard arresting a Ramat Migron resident last week.
 

Posted on: May 22nd, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

On Monday an indictment was filed against two youths from the Ramat Migron outpost charged with assaulting a policeman. The two were arrested just before Shabbat last week, after, according to police, they refused to leave the outpost despite a closed military zone order effective on the site. According to police they violently resisted their removal from the site.

International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Yukiya Amano (L.) met with with Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili (R.) on Sunday.
 

Posted on: May 22nd, 2012

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Tomorrow, Wednesday, will see the start of new talks, in Baghdad, intended to persuade Iran's government to halt the enrichment of uranium, and also allow international inspectors complete access to its facilities. Ideally, President Obama would have liked to manage the progress of these talks, but both Republicans and Democrats don't completely trust the executive branch to do the right thing on Iran.

Lauren Odes with her celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred at Monday's press conference.
 

Posted on: May 22nd, 2012

News & ViewsYori's News Clips

The owners of Native Intimates are Orthodox Jews. That by itself is not exactly shocking, since Jews of all stripes have been running New York's garment industry since the early 20th century. What's unique about this particular outfit is their poor choice in letting go a female temp at their warehouse because she looked and dressed too provocatively for the workplace.

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Best Friends
 

Posted on: May 22nd, 2012

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

As the sun sets on an IDF soldier in the Oketz canine special forces unit and his loyal companion, Herman. Oketz was founded in 1939 as part of Haganah. Each dog is trained in a particular specialty. Attack dogs are trained to operate in both urban and rural areas. Other dogs are trained to track […]

 

Posted on: May 22nd, 2012

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Orthodox conversions in Israel are down by 31 percent over the past two years, according to a new report. “Both demographic changes and bureaucratic hurdles have contributed to this change,” said Rabbi Seth Farber, director of ITIM: Resources and Advocacy for Jewish Life. The ITIM study, released on the eve of Shavuot, the holiday in […]

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Border Guards marching into Ramat Migron in an attempt to stop a wedding.
 

Posted on: May 22nd, 2012

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A force of at least 120 Border Guard police in more than 15 vehicles arrived on Monday night at the outpost of Ramat Migron, near the village of Migron in Judea and Samaria, barging into an area where a wedding of two local residents was to being prepared, and presented local residents with an order declaring the place a closed military zone.

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Cypriot President Dimitris Christofias welcomes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Cyprus
 

Posted on: May 21st, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

Anatolia News Agency cited a Cypriot official as saying that Netanyahu offered to build a gas terminal for Cyprus on condition that all 10,000 construction workers be Israeli citizens and that 20,000 Israeli "commandos" be deployed to protect the workers and the terminal.

Arab terrorists at the traffic circle in Ras al-Amoud May 2011
 

Posted on: May 21st, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

A Jerusalem Day attack on a family of Jews driving near the community of Maale HaZeitim in the Arab Ras al Amoud neighborhood has increased tension between Jews and Muslims in the region, amid intensified demands from Jewish residents that Jerusalem police forces crack down on threats to security.

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Posted on: May 21st, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Frequent travelers to the US from Israel – and vice versa - will soon have a smoother time making the landing, thanks to Israel’s entry into the US Global Entry Program.

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
 

Posted on: May 21st, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Sunday urged Israeli leaders to surrender large swaths of Jerusalem to the Palestinian Authority if they want peace. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat disagree.

Sunday night's Asifa at Citi Field, Queens. Organizers attempted to keep that which is good about technology and throw away the rest.
 

Posted on: May 21st, 2012

News & ViewsYori's News Clips

The Asifa was a sober and responsible approach to a real problem, and I was impressed by the quickness with which the organizers responded to the potential pitfalls of being portrayed as Luddites, which does not befit a nation of scholars and questioners.

 

Posted on: May 21st, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

A former Libyan intelligence officer sentenced to life in prison for his role in bombing Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, has died in a Libyan prison. He was 60.

Mincha prayer at Citi Field during the Asifa.
 

Posted on: May 21st, 2012

News & ViewsMedia

More than 50,000 ultra-Orthodox Jewish men packed Citi Field in Flushing, Queens, on Sunday, for the Asifa, a gathering decrying the dangers of the Internet. Organizers have also rented the nearby Arthur Ashe Stadium for the overflow crowd. Event spokesman Eytan Kobre said the group wants to teach families how to use technology responsibly.

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Jerusalem Day celebrations, May 20, 2012.
 

Posted on: May 21st, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

At least 30,000 people participated in the Jerusalem Day parade known as the Dance of the Flags, interrupted by some clashes between marchers and Arab protesters.

Dancing on Jerusalem Day
 

Posted on: May 21st, 2012

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

The Jerusalem Day Parade

A settler being arrested last year by IDF and Border Guard forces last year.
 

Posted on: May 21st, 2012

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Despite a court decision, police announced that the site was under a closed military zone order and the resident youths must leave. Simultaneously, policemen began to attempt to grab some of the youths. According to people on the scene, during the arrests police pulled on the boys' earlocks and were otherwise extremely violent.

Palestinian terrorists who were picked up by the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) arrive at the Jerusalem District Court (illustration image).
 

Posted on: May 20th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Today's' revelation by Israel's security forces, about a Palestinian terrorist cell comprised of nine Arabs from the Ramallah area who were recently indicted on several failed abduction attempts of Israeli civilians in the Benjamin region of Judea and Samaria last March, is reminiscent of Jimmy Breslin's comic novel "The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight."

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sits next to Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat during a special cabinet meeting marking Jerusalem Day at Ammunition Hill in Jerusalem
 

Posted on: May 20th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

In Cabinet meeting at Ammunition Hill, PM spoke of the threat that illegal immigrants - now totaling 60,000 - pose to Israel's Jewish and democratic character. He said that the physical barrier will be completed by October, and made clear that deportation was in the offing.

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