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The Stars Keep Falling on Israel

Efforts to bring Hollywood stars to Israel have extended to include Latin America, with a delegation of TV personalities and news executives arriving Monday...

Hamas Criticized Abbas for Condolences to Rav Yosef’s Family

The Hamas terrorist organization has scolded Palestinian Authority  chairman Mahmoud Abbas for sending condolences to the family of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef. Abbas sent his message...

Is Obama Listening? Israel’s Debt Shrinks by 30 Percent

The Israeli government’s deficit shrank by 30 percent, from $5.7 billion in the first nine months of 2013  to only $4 billion in the...

US to Question Al Qaeda Suspect Terrorist on Ship in Mediterranean

American authorities said Monday they will question an Al Qaeda terrorist,  re-captured in Tripoli over the weekend, while he is on a Navy ship...

Syrian Clashes Rage Next to Golan Heights Border

Mortar shells from pro and anti-Assad forces landed next the border fence at the Golan Heights Tuesday morning, forcing Israelis to halt maintenance work...

Yair Lapid Tells US Jews They Are Safer than in Israel

Last week in Budapest, Israel’s glamor MK Yair Lapid scolded Israelis for living in Berlin and not in Israel. So what does he say in NY? Israel may be home, but you know, you are much safer if you stay put.

Visitors Continue to Stream to Rav Ovadia’s Graveside (Photos)

Hundred of people continue to stream to the graveside of Rav Ovadia, in Jerusalem.

Ethiopian Jewry to Celebrate Annual Sigd Holiday

Sigd means “prostration” or “bowing down” in Ge’ez, the ancient Ethiopian liturgical language.

SEALs Abandoned Somalia Raid Since Target Was Surrounded by Children

The target, “Ikrima,” was the mastermind behind the Kenya shopping mall attack.

18th Century Jewish Manuscript Found in Garage

The 300-year-old manuscript that was found in a heap of garbage.

78 Congress Members Tell Obama More Iran Sanctions Needed

A bipartisan group of 78 U.S. Representatives told U.S. President Barack Obama that additional Iran sanctions are needed until the Islamic Republic “takes meaningful...

Israeli Cancer Deaths Up, While Life Expectancy Rising

More Israelis die from cancer than from any other disease or cause, according to a study released by the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics....

Yaalon, Hagel to Meet in Washington

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon and U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will meet in Washington to discuss “regional security challenges.” The defense chiefs are scheduled...

Peres Asking Europeans to Reconsider Anti-Circumcision Resolution

Israeli President Shimon Peres called on the Council of Europe to reconsider a resolution condemning male ritual circumcision. In a letter issued Sunday to Thorbjorn...

Tottenham Jewish Fans Continue ‘Yid’ Chants Despite Police Warning

You can't call anyone "Yid" in England, not even yourself.

Community Leader: Danish Jewry Dwindling Due to Anti-Semitism

Denmark’s Jewish community has lost 25 percent of its registered members over the past 15 years, partly due to anti-Semitism, its president said. The Jewish...

Visiting Hours for Rav Ovadia Family Mourner’s Tent

A mourning tent has been set up next to the home of Rav Ovadia Yosef on Kablan street, Har Nof for the duration of...

Jewish Home Leaders Attacked at R. Ovadia’s Funeral

Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett wrote in his Facebook page that Rav Ovadia was one of the greatest spiritual leaders of our nation.

‘Gay Detector’ Will Prevent Gays from Entering Gulf States

Most New Yorkers have heard the expression "gay-dar," which refers to someone's ability to determine whether another person is gay and straight. But Kuwaitis...

Shooting Near Emanuel

A Jewish-owned car was shot at near the town of Emanuel in the Shomron. No one was injured in the attack. An alert level was...

Mezuzah a Victory Sign in Struggle for ‘Shdema’ in Gush Etzion

Five years ago, the IDF abandoned a base called Shdema near Bethlehem, part of “Area C” designated as Israeli-controlled, and tried to turn it over to Arabs. A group of women stopped the army.

Arrests in Al-Bireh, Near Psagot (+Video)

IDF troops entered the village of Al-Bireh near Psagot, and arrested two brothers.

Peres’ Eulogy: Rav Ovadia Was ‘My Teacher, My Rabbi, My Friend’

No matter how secular Israeli Jews may appear, the glow of Torah burns somewhere inside almost everyone. Peres was not pretending when he called Rav Ovadia his “teacher.” His tears were real.

Updated: 850,000 Mourners at Rav Ovadia’s Funeral (+Video)

The gigantic contribution of Rav Ovadia to Israel cannot be measured, but one indication is the 850,000 people who attended his funeral and a huge number who did not come, knowing there was no room for many more.

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