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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
U.S., Israel Teaming to Push Israel into Visa Waiver Program

April 18, 2014 - 5:25 PM
 
Report: Lebanese man admits to targeting Israelis in Thailand

April 18, 2014 - 5:22 PM
 
Syrian Jets Strike Targets on Ramat HaGolan

April 18, 2014 - 4:14 PM
 
Chelsea Clinton Pregnant with Non-Jewish Child

April 18, 2014 - 10:58 AM
 
Police Limit Arab Visitors to Temple Mount

April 18, 2014 - 10:18 AM
 
No Gov’t Majority for Pollard-Talks Deal

April 18, 2014 - 10:11 AM
 
Shas Party Appoints New Spiritual Leader

April 18, 2014 - 9:50 AM
 
‘Jews Must Register’ Flyer in Ukraine an Echo of Babi Yar

April 18, 2014 - 2:19 AM
 
Florida Teen Stabbed in High School Gym

April 17, 2014 - 9:31 PM
 
4 Wounded in Gush Etzion Road Terror Attack

April 17, 2014 - 1:01 PM
 
Arab Violence Closes Temple Mount to Visitors Again

April 17, 2014 - 12:26 PM
 
Jews Ordered to ‘Register’ in Donetsk, Ukraine

April 17, 2014 - 11:41 AM
 
Indyk Returns to Raise the Dead (Israel-PA Talks)

April 17, 2014 - 10:14 AM
 
Funeral of Baruch Mizrachi (Photo Essay)

April 16, 2014 - 11:39 PM
 
Tunisian Jew Stabbed in Djerba

April 16, 2014 - 8:50 PM
 
Israeli Hi-Tech Opens Branch in Nanjing

April 16, 2014 - 1:45 PM
 
Preparations Completed for Priestly Blessing from Jerusalem

April 16, 2014 - 12:48 PM
 
Kansas Shooting Suspect a White Supremacist, Indicted for Murder

April 16, 2014 - 12:03 PM
 
Hundreds at Bangkok Chabad Passover Seder

April 16, 2014 - 8:45 AM
 
President Obama’s Passover Statement

April 16, 2014 - 7:07 AM
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Iran Says Its Foreign Minister Scolded Kerry

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, in separate phone calls, allegedly scolded U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for what he said was an American breach of the recent interim agreement between major world powers and Iran over its nuclear development program. “Zarif deplored Washington’s recent move,” according to the regime-controlled Fars News Agency. “The […]

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More Kosher Snack Foods Coming Up for Passover

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Snack food manufacturers are increasingly turning to the Orthodox Union for kosher certification to expand their markets during the Passover holiday. Classic Foods announced last week that the company and its branded snack products will be kosher for Passover, under the certification of the OU, which will put Kettle Classics, California Classics, and Baked Classics […]

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Coup Attempt in South Sudan Imperils Israeli Aid Group

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

Intense fighting amid a coup attempt in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, has forced the Israeli aid group IsraAid to suspend its operations in the country and go on lockdown. The heavy gunfire in Juba began late Sunday night, and IsraAid members reported artillery and automatic weapons fire in their vicinity. Salva Kiir, the […]

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Illegal African Infiltrators March for Refugee Status

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Hundreds of illegal infiltrators from Africa fled from their detention facility in metropolitan Tel Aviv Sunday night and marched on a highway in southern Israel on Monday in a demonstration to demand refugee status. The illegal immigrants are allowed to leave the detention center in the day and return at night. Instead of going back […]

 

American Studies Association Votes to Boycott Israeli Universities

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

A one-third turnout of American Studies Association (ASA) members have voted to endorse its national council’s call for a boycott of Israeli universities, the ASA announced Monday, a day after the deadline for voting. There were 3,853 eligible voters, but votes were cast by only 1,252 members, two-thirds of whom approved the boycott, according to […]

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Lebanon Says Its Soldier Acted on His Own to Kill Sgt. Cohen

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

Lebanese shirked from responsibility for the murder of Sgt. Shlomi Cohen and explained that the Lebanese soldier who shot and killed him acted on his own. UNIFIL confirmed the Lebanese claim and said, “All the circumstances of this incident are not clear at this time, but preliminary findings indicate that it was an individual action […]

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Hamas’ Supreme Leader Mashaal Warms Up to Abbas

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Khaled Mashaal, the supreme leader of Hamas who lives in Qatar,  spent 10 minutes on the phone with Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas in what the official PA news agency WAFA said was a “warm” conversation. Mashaal fled to Qatar from Syria, where he had been living in exile from Jordan until the Syrian civil […]

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‘Purity Patrol’ Helps Snowbound Women Reach the Mikveh

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The Taharat HaBayit organization has been using a 4-wheel-drive jeep to take snowbound women in Jerusalem to the local mikveh, the ritual immersing pool. “The organization’s top priority is raising awareness to the importance of the family purity mitzvah,” the organization’s chairman, Rabbi Yechezkel Mutzafi, explained to the Hebrew-language Yediot Acharonot’s website. “We see it […]

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The Ice Man Returneth to Jerusalem; No Local Buses after 9 p.m.

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Ice-slicked roads are forecast for Jerusalem Monday night, prompting the halt of all local buses at 8 p.m. Buses from the capital to Tel Aviv will continue to operate until 11 p.m. but will stop running to other areas at 9 p.m. One resident of Maaleh Adumim told The Jewish Press that buses that tried […]

 

EU Promises ‘Unprecedented’ Aid to Buy PA-Israel Peace Pact

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

European Union foreign ministers meeting Brussels on Monday approved a plan to buy peace between Israel and the Palestinian Authority with “unprecedented” amounts of political, financial and security support. If both sides reach a peace pact, the EU promised to offer both of them a “special privileged partnership” that would give them increased access to […]

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A worker tending to cannabis plants at a growing facility for the Tikun Olam company, near the northern city of Tsfat. New health ministry regulations will force this and similar facilities to sell to just one monopoly, which was picked without a bidding process.
 

New Cannabis Regulations Pick National ‘Pusher’ sans Bidding

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Only the pharmacies will be decided according to an official bid – everybody else basically gets a license to print money.

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Farrakhan Says Kanye West Need not Apologize in Jewish Flap

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan told rapper Kanye West not to apologize or bow to pressure over remarks that were called “classic anti-Semitism” by the Anti-Defamation League. “You are telling Kanye West he should know better,” Farrakhan said on Saturday during a weekly address for the Nation of Islam, directing his words at ADL […]

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Iran Claims It Has Sent Another Monkey into Space

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

Iran has announced is sent in a monkey into space again, assuming it really did so last year when two official batch of pictures showed different monkeys. Iran’s official TV channel announced that the country’s first liquid fuel rocket carried the monkey 80 miles into space and then brought it back to Earth after the […]

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UN Predicts: One of Every 6 Syrians a Refugee by Next Year

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

The number of refugees from Syria next year will reach 4 million, more than one-sixth of the country’s population of 23 million, the United Nations humanitarian agency OCHA predicted. An additional 9.3 million will be in need of assistance inside the country, devastated by the civil war that erupted from the Arab Spring protests three […]

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MDA ambulance on snow-covered road during the massive snowstorm that struck Israel.
 

200 Healthy Births in Snow Struck Jerusalem and Tsfat Regions

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

“Everyone functioned at their best despite all the challenges of the snowstorm, including rescue crews, MDA, and the hospital staff.”

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Ritz-Carlton Opens Hotel in Israel, Rents Suite for $2,500 a Night

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Israeli hotels have literally gone ritzy with this week’s opening of the $175 million Ritz-Carlton hotel in Herzliya adjacent to Tel Aviv, on Sunday. Rooms are available anywhere from $300 to $2500 a night, and its restaurant is kosher. The Waldorf Astoria won will follow suit with the opening of its luxury hotel between Jerusalem’s Old […]

 

Haifa U. Denies Prof. Aumann Honorary Award because of Politics

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The University of Haifa’s Executive Committee said it decided not to grant an honorary doctorate to Professor Robert Aumann, winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in economics in 2005, because his political beliefs do not fall in line with the university’s values. The university was concerned about several Zionist positions espoused by Aumann, including a […]

 

Snow Abandoned Cars Ransacked and Stripped on 443

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Dozens of cars stuck and abandoned on Highway 443 due to the snow storm were ransacked over the weekend. Most of the thefts occurred near Shmuel’s Tomb. Among the objects stolen from the cars were batteries, engine parts, and personal items left inside the vehicles.

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Lebanese Soldier Turns Himself In

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The Lebanese soldier who shot and killed IDF Staff Sergeant Shlomi Cohen (31) on Sunday handed himself over to Lebanese army authorities on Monday. In an unusual move, Israeli officers are set to meet with UN personnel and Lebanese officers on Monday afternoon to discuss the attack.

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Israeli pumps entering Gaza.
 

Israel Transfers Water Pumps to Gaza to Alleviate Flooding

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

On Sunday night, Israel water company, Mekorot—with which the national Dutch water company just cut off relations for its “violations of international law”—sent special pumps to Gaza in order to deal with the devastating flooding, the IDF Spokesperson tweeted. According to Ma’an, Israel has been pumping industrial diesel donated by Qatar into the Gaza Strip […]

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