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Posted on: February 6th, 2013

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The increasingly tense northern border with Lebanon has prompted the IDF to order civilian aircraft to avoid using the Haifa air strip. “Security needs relating to the air space in the area have been addressed,” reads a terse military statement. Israel has conducted several mock raids and surveillance flights in Lebanon the past week, and […]

On a visit to Jerusalem in 1990, former New York mayor Ed Koch was hit in the head by a rock thrown by a Palestinian. Here he recounts the incident to then-Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir. Mr. Koch died last week at age 88.
 

Posted on: February 6th, 2013

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Koch had recently left City Hall after 12 years as mayor of New York City and was touring Jerusalem when a Palestinian threw a rock at his group, striking Koch in the head. The ex-mayor was bleeding a bit but wasn’t really hurt, and he mopped up the wound with his handkerchief. The incident would become one of Koch’s favorite stories, the moment, he would say, when “I shed a little blood for the people of Israel.”

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Posted on: February 6th, 2013

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Israel is mourning the passing of former Justice and Israeli Prize laureate Menachem Elon, who died early Wednesday at the age of 89 and was buried in the afternoon in Jerusalem. One of his four children is national religious Rabbi Mordechai Elon. Justice Elon served in the Supreme Court for 16 years, until 1993. During […]

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Posted on: February 6th, 2013

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The frustration of having to think about the mail that is delivered on the Sabbath, but which cannot be opened by Jews because of the Torah prohibition of tearing, is about to come to an end. The U.S. Postal Service announced Wednesday that it will stop delivering mail on Saturday in August, but obviously not […]

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Posted on: February 6th, 2013

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Two separate groups of French thugs mugged a young Jewish man wearing a Star of David, and a knife-wielding Muslim woman was arrested at the same Toulouse school where a terrorist killed four Jews last year. The woman was arrested, but the daylight attackers of Jewish man in Marseille fled after stealing an MP3 player […]

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Posted on: February 6th, 2013

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A government-appointed commission investigating the 2010 Mavi Mamara flotilla clash suggested on Wednesday that “the buck stops here” law should apply to IDF officers who are found responsible for any illegal orders that soldiers carry out. Military courts previously have found some soldiers for illegal actions during the Operation Cast Lead counter-terrorist campaign four years […]

Technion Researcher Kira Radinsky
 

Posted on: February 6th, 2013

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The system initially used 22 years of New York Times archives, from 1986 to 2007.

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Female Circumcision Now a Growing Problem in Germany
 

Posted on: February 6th, 2013

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For many of these women, urinating can take up to 30 minutes, and is very painful.

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Israel has deployed a third Iron Dome missile defense system in the north, shortly after the IDF air strike near the border between Syria and Lebanon, AFP reports. “The deployment of several Iron Dome batteries in the north of the country comes as part of the setting up of the system,” an IDF spokesperson said. […]

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Posted on: February 6th, 2013

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IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz was awarded the Legion of Merit by the United States for meritorious military service. Gantz accepted the award on Tuesday during his five-day visit to the United States at the invitation of his U.S. counterpart, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey. On behalf of President Obama, […]

Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama was given a T-shirt by the mayor of Sderot on his last visit to Israel, July 23, 2008.
 

Posted on: February 6th, 2013

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The president’s trip, his first to Israel since taking office, appears to show that he intends to concentrate on Middle East politics.

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Bibi and Chagall
 

Posted on: February 6th, 2013

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Israeli’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seen at the opening session of the 19th Israeli parliament, held at the Chagall State Hall on February 05, 2013. The Chagall State Hall was designed and decorated by Jewish artist Marc Chagall (1887-1985). Chagall designed for the hall 12 floor mosaics, one wall mosaic and three Gobelin tapestries. The […]

Israeli ZAKA emergency rescue team in Burgas Bulgaria. July 19,2012.
 

Posted on: February 6th, 2013

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Ashton signalled that the EU will take its time "assessing" and "discussing" before taking any formal action.

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A man standing on a ladder to hang an eruv wire around the Gilo neighborhood in south Jerusalem.
 

Posted on: February 5th, 2013

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U.S. judge dismisses Long Island eruv lawsuit.

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Posted on: February 5th, 2013

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On Tuesday, Democratic Jewish Congressman from Lower Manhattan Jerrold Nadler, the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, led a bipartisan coalition of congressional champions of immigration reform and civil rights in re-introducing the Uniting American Families Act (UAFA), including Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Richard Hanna (R-NY), Luis […]

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Posted on: February 5th, 2013

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Netanyahu chose an Israeli satirist as his double for Facebook’s annual Doppelganger week. If Yair Lapid would double as Rabbi Lau and Bennett as Obama, Israel would be ready for Moshiach.

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Posted on: February 5th, 2013

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Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood regime is making Hosni Mubarak look like a peacenik. Police tortured to death two activists, others are “missing,” but the US is politely “disturbed” at its Muslim ally.

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The Mars rover Curiosity, whose Israel-made cryogenic cooler preserves on-board detectors, has dug into rock and is set to try drilling one inch deep. An arm-mounted drill will try to rotate into Martian rock after having tapped not over the weekend, delighting geologists as the mission tries to provide information that might indicate that life […]

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Brooklyn College has stood by its decision to co-sponsor an event featuring speakers in favor of an academic boycott of Israel because of the presence of Jews in Judea and Samaria, but the college added it would host similar events that present opposing views. Karen L. Gould, the president of BrooklynCollege, said in a statement, […]

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Posted on: February 5th, 2013

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Secretary of State John Kerry, fresh off his confirmation, spoke with the Israeli and Palestinian leaders. Also over the weekend, two top State Department officials dealing with Iran’s nuclear threat said they would be stopping in Israel during overseas visits, and IDF chief of staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, was visiting Chairman of the Joint […]

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