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MK to European envoys: “Day When Islamic Terror Will Reach Your Homes is Near”

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Hamas Faces Internal Dissension, Executes Shejaiyya Protesters

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Heaven on Earth (With Rockets)

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6 IDF Soldiers Hurt in Gaza, Missile Fire Blankets in Israel

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Third Set of Rockets Found in UNRWA School

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IDF Testing New System to Intercept Mortar Shells

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Erdogan Happy to Return Award Given by American Jewish Congress

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Alert IDF Eyes Foil New Tunnel Terror Infiltration Attempt

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Day 22: Ramallah, Gaza Differ on 72-Hour Cease Fire Fantasy

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As Hamas Threatens Families and Journalists, Who Blew Out the Lights in Gaza?

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The Battle for Jewish Jerusalem

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Skyrocketing Global Anti-Semitism Unveils Its Ugly Face

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Sleepless in Rishon Lezion, IDF Attacks in Gaza Continue

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Rami Levy Quietly Helping Families of the Fallen

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5 IDF Dead in Infiltration, Hamas Tries to Steal Dead Bodies

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Is the US Furious Over ‘Israeli’ Criticism of Kerry?

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Netanyahu: War Means War and Not Phony Ceasefires [VIDEO]

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Kite-Flying Festival
 

Posted on: August 21st, 2013

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The Kite-Flying Festival, held annually at the Israel Museum, has become a Jerusalem tradition. Professional and amateur kite lovers from all over the country gather in Jerusalem every summer to fly kites that they designed themselves or created at the workshops held at the museum during the festival. During the festival, the museum’s skies are […]

Turtle Washed Ashore
 

Posted on: August 20th, 2013

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My friend David Goldberger sent me this image of an sea turtle that was washed ashore Monday on the Netnaya beach, just south of the Carmel Hotel. Is the water polluted? he wanted to know. Does this pose dangers we are unaware of? According to Yaniv Levy, manager of the Israeli Sea Turtle Rescue Center […]

Lion and Cat
 

Posted on: August 19th, 2013

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The Joseph Trumpeldor memorial in Tel Hai, in Galilee, is a statue of the lion of Judah roaring. The site, where one of the most confusing events in Zionist history took place, resulting in the shooting death of the former Russian officer, the one-armed national hero Trumpeldor. Israelis come here to convey their respects to […]

18,000 Iranian Centrifuges
 

Posted on: August 18th, 2013

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Fereydoon Abbasi-Davani, former head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, says Iran has installed 18,000 uranium-enrichment centrifuges. This is what they look like, in a U.S. gas centrifuge plant in Piketon, Ohio. In May, the UN nuclear watchdog IAEA reported in May that Iran had by then installed some 16,600 IR-1 machines in two facilities.

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How We Do It in the Middle East
 

Posted on: August 16th, 2013

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On Wednesday, Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah spoke cheerfully on TV from his bunker—which he rarely leaves, for reasons that would become clear in a minute—and boasted that his people were behind last week’s bombing that wounded four Israeli soldiers. Apparently, the soldiers were 400 yards or so inside Lebanon when the bombing occurred. […]

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Nothing New in Gilo
 

Posted on: August 15th, 2013

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A Jewish man is praying next to this construction site in the Gilo neighborhood in southern Jerusalem, August 13, 2013. As you can see, the building is nearly complete. It has been standing like this, in a nearly-complete state, for some time, while the Israeli government was contemplating whether or not to approve its completion. […]

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Ex-Pat Netanya Cats
 

Posted on: August 14th, 2013

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Lightening, on the left, is watching her brother, Sylvester, the tuxedo cat, making his nutritional demands. She appears appalled. Both cats were transported from New York in December of 2011, bringing along their team of caretakers, aka the Yanovers. They spend their days watching the local cats out the living room window, grooming and demanding […]

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Martin and Shimon
 

Posted on: August 13th, 2013

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Israeli President Shimon Peres met with U.S. Special Envoy to the Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations, Martin Indyk, in Jerusalem, August 11, 2013.

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Chaim's Pants
 

Posted on: August 12th, 2013

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Chaim (R.), a donkey rescued from a yard where some kids tied up his legs with a wire, is wearing special pants at the Ramat Gan Sarafi Park, where he is undergoing rehabilitation. Chaim must wear protective pants on his front legs to shield his wounds from flies and allow them to heal faster.

My First Gun
 

Posted on: August 11th, 2013

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Palestinians boys playing with their new toy guns on the Muslim holiday of Eid al Fitr, August 9, 2013. According to Wikipedia, Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, and has to do with the communal aspects of the fast, expressing many of the basic values of the Muslim community. Now […]

7-Eleven on Grand Street
 

Posted on: August 9th, 2013

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To most of our readers around the globe, this might not mean much. But the idea of having a 7-Eleven outlet on Grand Street, on the very hallowed ground where Jewish immigrants—workers and scholars, poor and relatively less poor—have set foot for the first time in America… Well, frankly, I’m not sure what it means, […]

Neturei Karta Spy
 

Posted on: August 8th, 2013

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Here’s 46-year-old Itzhak Bergel, the anti-Zionist, Neturei Karta member who is accused of spying for Iran, being led through the corridors of the Jerusalem District Court, August 7, 2013. I don’t have anything whimsical, or even thoughtful to say about this man. I know we don’t share anything. Not even a faith in the same […]

It's Shofar Time
 

Posted on: August 7th, 2013

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This morning we blew shofar in shul after the service. The sound (lucky us) came out bright and clear. Our souls were touched (so so) and we set out on the spiritual path leading from the Selichot to Rosh Hashanah, then Yom Kippur, then Sukkot, then Simchat Torah then a nice, long, uneventful November. Did […]

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4,000 Get Polio Shots
 

Posted on: August 6th, 2013

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Here’s one child out of 4,000 who received their polio vaccination on Monday, August 5, 2013. Poliomyelitis /poʊlioʊmaɪəlaɪtɪs/, often called polio or infantile paralysis, is an acute, viral, infectious disease spread from person to person, primarily via the fecal-oral route. The term derives from the Greek poliós (πολιός), meaning “grey”, myelós (µυελός “marrow”), referring to […]

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Jews Still Do Violins
 

Posted on: August 5th, 2013

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Our photojournalism agency, Flash 90, published this image today, with the following cryptic explanation: An Ultra orthodox Jewish youth plays the violin at the Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City, on July 30, 2013. When I see this image, I think Jascha Heifetz. Not because he was born into an ultra-Orthodox Jewish family—he was not—but […]

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Mazal Tov
 

Posted on: August 4th, 2013

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Here’s a picture of a Jewish couple sit underneath the chuppah during their wedding in a synagogue in Paris, France, July 21, 2013. It’s an Elul kind of picture, even though it was shot in Av. But we know that the name of the month of Av is an acronym for “Ba Elul,” Elul is […]

Be Nice to our Boys
 

Posted on: August 2nd, 2013

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In the 1940s, Jewish servicemen stationed at Ft. Snelling and from as far away as Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Colorado received a free membership to the JEC during WWII. The center carried on the tradition of free memberships to Jewish soldiers begun in WWI. They gave you a nice cup of tea and you […]

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Posted on: August 1st, 2013

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Here’s a picture of President Barack Obama signing a line worker’s shirt after touring the Amazon fulfillment center in Chattanooga, Tenn., July 30, 2013. It used to be president would visit steel plants, textile mills, car assembly lines. But we don’t have much of that any more. To visit those places the president would have […]

His Thou-Shalt-Not's
 

Posted on: July 31st, 2013

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President Shimon Peres spoke at a Synagogue in Riga, Latvia, on Tuesday, while on an official state visit to Latvia and Lithuania to discuss the recent EU boycott on Israeli products and the Holocaust. I just thought that it was nice to see Peres this close to the 10 Commandments, half of which can bee […]

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U-S-A !!!
 

Posted on: July 30th, 2013

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Just like in the women’s, the men’s final in Basketball in this year’s Maccabiah games was a rematch from the preliminaries – USA vs. Argentina. But this time, the American team learned the lesson from its loss to Argentina earlier in the tournament, and won 87:76. Argentina got the silver and Israel the bronze after […]

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