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Posted on: February 17th, 2013

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“Hitler” and Frankenstein” are two of 345 candidates running for state assembly seats in the predominantly Christian state of Meghalaya in India, but “Bomber” and Hilarious” may give them a good run for the money. Located in India’s northeast, the tribal state has “laugh clubs,” and people like to have fun giving their children strange […]

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Posted on: February 17th, 2013

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In a letter to the editor of the Miami Herald, Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz said that one of the leading candidates to replace Pope Benedict XVI is an anti-Semite. Responding to a list published last week after the resignation of Benedict, which identified Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga of Honduras as a possible successor […]

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Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, increasingly sounding like a candidate for the 2016 presidential campaign, flew on Saturday to Jordan and Israel for a previously unannounced six-day trip as a member of the Senate Intelligence and Foreign Relations Committee. Rubio took the limelight as a possible GOP candidate in 2016 last week by being chosen […]

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The Russian meteor shower that caused widespread damage Friday smashed the stained glass windows of a synagogue in Siberia Friday morning. Yechiel Michel Levitin, director of the Or Avner Jewish day school in Chelyabinsk, located 1,000 miles east of Moscow, said a miracle saved one congregant from injury when he left his seat to find […]

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Iran’s underground Fordow uranium nuclear enrichment plant “will never be shut down because … our national duty is to be able to defend our nuclear and vital centers against an enemy threat,” a senior parliament official told an Iranian news agency Sunday. Alaeddin Boroujerdi, who is the head of the legislature’s national security and foreign […]

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Posted on: February 17th, 2013

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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu pointed out to the Cabinet Sunday, “Today, the seventh day of the Hebrew month of Adar, is both the birthday of Moses our Teacher, and the anniversary of his passing.” The place where Moses died is not mentioned in the Torah, and the Chief Rabbinate years ago also fixed the seventh […]

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Posted on: February 17th, 2013

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President Shimon Peres told a delegation of US Senators and Congressmen Sunday, “Around us today there is a great deal of confusion, I wouldn’t even say that we know who our enemies are because we don’t know who runs the countries. All of us are terribly disturbed by the tragedy in Syria; we cannot stand […]

'Dead Palestinian Children' by Paul Hansen.
 

Posted on: February 17th, 2013

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In 2011, a World Press Photo exhibit in Beirut closed early after Lebanese authorities ordered the removal of an Israeli photographer’s prize-winning work.

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Two centrist Jewish groups called for further review of Chuck Hagel’s record in light of an account of a 2007 speech in which he allegedly said the State Department acted as an “adjunct” of Israel’s foreign ministry. Hagel, President Obama’s nominee for defense secretary, has the support of a majority of senators, but confirmation of […]

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Posted on: February 17th, 2013

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"Over-exposure of security and intelligence activities may seriously harm state security."

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Habayit Hayehudi Party's #5 candidate Ayelet Shaked on a campaign tour of the Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem, January 15.
 

Posted on: February 17th, 2013

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"Despite the mudslinging campaign against us before the elections, we recommended Netanyahu to form the next government."

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The Russian Arts Theater & Studio cast in the Stanton Street Shul sanctuary.
 

Posted on: February 17th, 2013

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This is Stanton's centennial year (it was founded back in 1913) and having an in house theatrical company seems absolutely in line with the shul's view of itself.

Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman (R) and Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon.
 

Posted on: February 17th, 2013

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Ayalon's renewed perfect recall could be his means of crushing Liberman's political life, much as Ayalon's aspirations had been crushed by Liberman.

Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov
 

Posted on: February 15th, 2013

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although Hamas members entered Bulgaria legally, information was later received which gave security services reason to believe that their presence posed a serious threat for national security

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Posted on: February 15th, 2013

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An IDF spokeswoman said forces were responding to 200 stone-throwing Arabs with riot dispersal means.

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Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) said he will not run again for the U.S. Senate. Lautenberg, 89, previously had said he would consider running again in 2014. On Thursday, he told various media that instead he would dedicate the final two years of his term to passing new gun controls and environmental protections, and to creating […]

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Jewish organizational officials were among more than 40 nonprofit officials testifying in Congress in support of keeping the charitable tax deduction. Congressional officials are considering changes to the tax code to raise revenue and have targeted tax loopholes. Republicans have championed curtailing the charitable deduction; the Obama administration wants to lower the deduction from 35 […]

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Posted on: February 15th, 2013

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I’m not crazy about President Obama’s policy decisions, in fact, on a few of them I’m totally livid. I didn’t like it when he saved the banks instead of saving the American people and the American economy (saving banks didn’t do that). And I didn’t like it, I still don’t, when he sings the praises […]

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Chuck Hagel called the State Dept an "adjunct of the Israeli Foreign Ministry"
 

Posted on: February 15th, 2013

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this "State Department as Zionist lapdog" statement is a real zinger, but there were other statements made by Hagel at the Rutgers speech worth noting

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Handle of a footed marble basin decorated with Seilenoi heads, the 1st century BCE.
 

Posted on: February 14th, 2013

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Lionized as “the greatest builder in human history,” King Herod was also demonized for his cruelty and his shady religious origins.

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