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Islam in Europe
 

Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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The explicit aim of the Istanbul Process -- currently backed by the Obama administration -- is to make it an international crime to criticize Islam.

 

Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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Ranking Islamic Jihad official Khader Adnan has ended his 65-day hunger strike after the State Prosecutor announced that under current circumstances, it would not seek to renew his administrative detention. According to the announcement, the State will not extend Adnan’s detention if no significant new material is added to the case  by April 17, the day […]

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Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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Rocks and shoes were hurled from a mosque as police escorted a Jewish group that was visiting the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. One police officer was lightly injured, as was one of the visitors.

 

Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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(JTA) — An Orthodox Jew was found not guilty by a Hague appeals court of failing to produce an ID card on the Sabbath. The man had faced a fine of nearly $200 for failing to prove his identity when requested to do so by police under a Dutch law. Orthodox Jews are not permitted to […]

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Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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According to a Gallup poll released Monday, Americans rank Iran as the US’  top enemy. The poll, which was conducted February 2-5, asked: “What one country anywhere in the world do you consider to be the United States’ greatest enemy today?” 32% of respondents said Iran, while 23% said China.  North Korea was the only […]

 

Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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The deputy chief of Iran’s armed forces said that Iran would take pre-emptive action against its enemies if it felt its national interests were threatened, in the latest round of sabre-rattling over its nuclear program. “Our strategy now is that if we feel our enemies want to endanger Iran’s national interests, and want to decide […]

 

Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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The IDF and Israel Police uncovered a powerful explosive device overnight while on an anti-smuggling operation. According to the IDF Spokesperson, “Israeli forces that were trying to stop smugglers saw a man throw a suspicious bag and flee the scene. After an examination…it was determined that the bag contained a powerful explosive device. The device […]

 

Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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A Swedish NGO worker was prevented from boarding a flight from Egypt to Cyprus Monday. According to Cairo International Airport Authorities, Jean Eric was on a list of people banned from leaving Egypt due to their involvement in ongoing investigations into NGOs that have been the recipients of foreign funding. “During the passport check-in process for […]

 

Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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Tel Aviv Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau expressed “pain and disappointment” in a resolution by the Tel Aviv-Jaffa city council seeking permission to operate public transportation on Shabbat. In a letter to Tel Aviv mayor Ron Huldai pleading with him to reverse the council’s decision, Lau wrote “This decision harms the history of Tel Aviv, […]

The Kosher Sports stand at the Mets' Citi Field
 

Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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one might ask why, if you go out to the ballgame on a Friday night instead of hitting the nearest shul for Kabbalat Shabbat, you would need your hot dogs to be kosher? But that's not what this high-powered law suit is about...

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Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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Two of the four new judges appointed to Israel’s Supreme Court will be inaugurated this morning at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem, just a week before the retirement of Chief Judge Dorit Beinish. The two, Noam Solberg and Zvi Zilbertal, served until today as judges in the Jerusalem District Court. Solberg, who lives in the […]

 

Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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The IDF website reports a decline in the number of army recruits this year, pinning the lowest recruitment rate in eight years on slower immigration and a low birth rates in 1994, when the 2012 generation was born. This year manpower shortage in the IDF will reach a peak, after a steady decline of 7.5 […]

 

Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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Shalom Toronto reports that Toronto police announced on Sunday the arrest of a suspect in the kidnapping and  sexual assault of a minor near Bathurst and Wilson streets, where many of the residents are Jewish. The incident took place on December 28, 2011, at 3:30 in the morning. The baby’s parents noticed that she wasn’t […]

 

Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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DNAinfo reports that firefighters were battling a four-alarm blaze in a one-story commercial building that houses Natural Earth Products, a kosher sushi distributor in East Flatbush, Monday morning. FDNY officials said the fire broke out at 561 Utica Ave. at about 10:30 a.m. At least 35 units responded to the blaze with roughly 150 firefighters […]

 

Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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Israel Today reported Monday that the Jewish Agency is pulls funding for ulpanim – intensive Hebrew-language classes for immigrants – including classrooms and school supplies, potentially leaving thousands of new immigrants with nowhere to learn Hebrew upon arriving in Israel. As of March 15, thousands of new immigrants to Israel will have to find new […]

President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu in the Oval Office.
 

Posted on: February 21st, 2012

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At stake is nothing short of an all out effort on the part of Israel, Britain, France, and the US, to squash, militarily, the Iranian nuclear program. In a regional mood that's becoming reminiscent of the days before Desert Shield, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states, as well as Russia, will likely, if tacitly, support and encourage an attack on Iran. What we may be seeing in the days leading up to the Obama and Netanyahu March 5 meeting, is a president being dragged, against his best intentions, into a new, hot war.

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Rabbi Elyashiv meets with President Shimon Peres
 

Posted on: February 20th, 2012

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Although the Rabbi is conscious and responsive, he is still breathing with the assistance of an artificial respiration machine.

An Illegal Quarry in Judea and Samaria
 

Posted on: February 20th, 2012

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The majority of eco-activists in Israel choose not to operate over the Green Line, neglecting to address the eco-needs of the people there, despite the fact that Judea and Samaria are dotted with unauthorized dump sites and stone quarries. Green Now, the only non-governmental organization dedicated to the issue of environmental hazards everywhere in Israel, has exerted legal and political pressure on the various governmental agencies responsible for addressing these eco-hazards, yielding some real successes.

 

Posted on: February 20th, 2012

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The Guardian reports that French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen switched her campaign back to immigration on Sunday, by claiming all meat in Paris was halal, as she tried to head off President Nicolas Sarkozy’s attempts to lure her supporters. At a congress of her National Front party in Lille, Le Pen said she had […]

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Posted on: February 20th, 2012

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CNN reports that two Jewish organizations are calling on Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to stop what they say are anti-Semitic attacks by his government’s media. A Venezuelan state media article about Chavez’s chief political challenger drew criticism from the New York-based Anti-Defamation League and the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center last week. Titled, “The Enemy […]

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