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Chabad in Nepal, San Remo Day, and Israeli Earthquake Preparedness
 
Agritech Startups Showcase Technologies at AgriVest Conference

April 28, 2015 - 8:11 PM
 
Iran Seizes Cargo Ship Under US Protection in Strait of Hormuz

April 28, 2015 - 6:47 PM
 
US: UNRWA Gets Add’l $6M for Yarmouk ‘Palestinians,’ Only $10M for Nepal

April 28, 2015 - 4:11 PM
 
One Injured in Gush Etzion Stone Throwing Attack

April 28, 2015 - 3:06 PM
 
Nepal Thanks Israel for Humanitarian Aid

April 28, 2015 - 2:59 PM
 
Rand Paul Meets Brooklyn Orthodox Leaders, Gets Heartfelt Support from Yated Editor

April 28, 2015 - 2:20 PM
 
UNRWA Chutzpa

April 28, 2015 - 1:49 PM
 
Iran’s Meddling in Iraq, Yemen, Bleeds into Kerry- Zarif NY Nuclear Talks

April 28, 2015 - 1:30 PM
 
Update: Syrian Shells Hit Israel, IDF Says Strikes Unintentional

April 28, 2015 - 12:07 PM
 
Berlin Police Apologizing for Israeli Flag Incident

April 28, 2015 - 11:53 AM
 
Israel’s MFA Responds to UN Report on Last Summer’s Gaza War

April 28, 2015 - 11:09 AM
 
Art Spiegelman’s ‘Maus’ Removed from Moscow Bookstores for Promoting Nazism

April 28, 2015 - 11:00 AM
 
Terrorists Targeting Border Police

April 28, 2015 - 10:43 AM
 
Kansas JCC Murderer Will Plead Guilty So He Can Speak Out about Jews in Court

April 28, 2015 - 9:41 AM
 
Arab Teen Attacker Shot, 2 Israelis Hurt in Attacks

April 28, 2015 - 9:30 AM
 
Borough Park Crowned NY City’s Baby Capital

April 28, 2015 - 9:15 AM
 
Power Blackouts, Supply Shortages Hampering Rescue Efforts in Nepal

April 28, 2015 - 8:00 AM
 
W’s Private Remarks to RJC Reveal Disagreements with Obama (SHOCKER)

April 28, 2015 - 4:29 AM
 
State of Emergency Declared in Spreading Baltimore Riots

April 28, 2015 - 2:27 AM
 
Police Officer Viciously Attacks Ethiopian IDF Soldier [video]

April 28, 2015 - 1:51 AM
 
UN Admits: UN Schools and Facilities Used by Hamas Terrorists

April 27, 2015 - 9:43 PM
 
Iran Legislative Compromises may Cause Nuclear Explosion in Washington

April 27, 2015 - 7:13 PM
 
Inside Look at Princeton’s Israel Divestment Failure

April 27, 2015 - 3:42 PM
 
Shhhhhhh! Police Now Say Bus was Firebombed Saturday Night

April 27, 2015 - 12:22 PM
 
Gilead Sciences to Open Office in Israel

April 27, 2015 - 11:36 AM
 
Fate of Israelis Still Unknown as Nepal Death Toll Climbs to 3,300 [video]

April 27, 2015 - 10:42 AM
 
Sources: Al Qaeda Bombed Hezbollah and Framed Israel

April 27, 2015 - 10:03 AM
 
Meretz Warns against ‘Danger’ of Bennett as Education Minister

April 27, 2015 - 9:19 AM
 
Reports: IAF Strikes Syrian/Hezbollah Targets Overnight

April 27, 2015 - 7:30 AM
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Photo of the Day
Giraffe in Traffic
 

Posted on: January 3rd, 2014

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Here’s a giraffe at the at the Ramat Gan Safari, checking out the incoming cars. If this appears intrusive to you, you’re starting to catch what it’s like to be a zoo animal… Also, in Israel, folks are pretty friendly, and this kind of close inspection by strangers is not considered to be so intrusive. […]

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Churchill in Jerusalem
 

Posted on: January 2nd, 2014

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Secretary of State for the Colonies Sir Winston Churchill speaking at the ceremony of laying the cornerstone of the Hebrew University on Mount Scopus, March 29, 1929. In early March 1921, the Middle East Department of the Colonial Office issued the following announcement: “Distinction to be drawn between Palestine and Trans-Jordan under the Mandate.” The […]

Time to Go Home
 

Posted on: January 1st, 2014

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Here’s the mausoleum in the old Jewish cemetery in Medzhybizh, Ukraine, of Rabbi Israel ben Eliezer, the holy Baal Shem Tov, who changed and healed Eastern European Jewry. The “Besht” appeared in about 1740, a little less than a century after the holocaust of 1648 (Gzeirot Tach-Tat, the decrees of 5408-9), which were followed by […]

Busting Sir Winston
 

Posted on: December 31st, 2013

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See Secretary of State John Kerry posing for a photo with Senate and House leaders at the dedication of a bust of Winston Churchill at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on October 30, 2013. The bust is being placed pursuant to H. Res. 497, which was authored by House Speaker John Boehner and passed […]

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I See Menace
 

Posted on: December 30th, 2013

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Here are President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden, attending a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Dec. 12, 2013. This image scares me a little. I don’t see contemplation, I see menace. It’s interesting, how I’ve disliked different presidents different ways. The first president about whom I formed a grownup […]

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Anybody See my Reindeer?
 

Posted on: December 29th, 2013

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Arab protesters were wearing Santa Claus costumes and waving Palestinian flags outside the West Bank village of Bilin, 7.5 miles outside Ramallah, Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. I suppose theme rallies are in again. Bilin is kind of a bedroom community for PLO officials working in Ramallah. Since January 2005, the PLO has been organizing weekly […]

First Exhibition of Soviet Jewish Works on the Holocaust
 

Posted on: December 27th, 2013

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Opening event: December 29th, 7:30 pm at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center, Jerusalem Jerusalem, Israel, December 24, 2013 – A moving first-of-its-kind exhibition showcasing the works of Jewish artists from the Former Soviet Union memorializing the Holocaust, will be on display and open to the public free of charge in Jerusalem for one month beginning […]

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Optimism and Death
 

Posted on: December 26th, 2013

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Bereaved Israeli families demonstrated on Wednesday in front of the Prime Minister’s house in Jerusalem with signs saying “We’re stopping the release of terrorists.” Israel is planning to release 26 Palestinian prisoners on Sunday, December 29, in the third stage of a deal brokered by the U.S. in July that brought about the resumption of […]

Rugby Lionesses
 

Posted on: December 25th, 2013

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The Jerusalem Lions is the only women Rugby team in Jerusalem, and in 2009 it placed third in the Rugby league in Israel. In 2010 I’m not sure they competed. Their only competitors are the Tel Aviv and Haifa teams. The team is made up of amateurs in their 30s who leave their work and […]

Afghanistan this Time of Year
 

Posted on: December 24th, 2013

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U.S. Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 113th Infantry Regiment, Provincial Reconstruction Team Security Forces, provide security outside the village of Shabadeen in Sarobi district, Paktika province, Afghanistan. It’s so clear what the soldiers in the picture are thinking. “What am I doing here?” Followed by: “What the heck am I doing here?”

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Golan Heights Reindeer
 

Posted on: December 23rd, 2013

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

According to GoIsrael, Odem Forest, in the northern Golan, is the home of a deer reserve, with many different species. Nearby you can also see Rujum al-Hiri (Circle of Ghosts), a Megalithic structure about 5,000 years old that researchers believe was used for ritual purposes, burial or as an astronomy observatory. And feeding reindeer?

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Rare Beauty in South Tel Aviv
 

Posted on: December 22nd, 2013

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Neve Tzedek (lit. Abode of Justice) in southwestern Tel Aviv was the first Jewish neighborhood to be built outside the walls of the ancient port city of Jaffa, in 1887, 22 years before the City of Tel Aviv. In the early 1900s, many artists and writers made Neve Tzedek their home, most notably Nobel prize […]

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Do You Like Speculative History?
 

Posted on: December 20th, 2013

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

Alternative History or Alternative Reality is a sub-genre of science fiction dealing with worlds in which one or more historical events unfolded not the way it did in our real world. I had a glimpse of that when I looked at this picture from Thursday’s joint press conference of Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman and […]

Disgraced
 

Posted on: December 19th, 2013

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

Here’s Rabbi Motti Elon walking away from the Magistrate Court in Jerusalem, December 18, 2013, after hearing his verdict. Elon, former head of Yeshivat Hakotel in Jerusalem, was convicted of sexually assaulting two of his former students, in 2003 and 2005, and sentenced with 6 months of community service, 6 months suspended sentence and a […]

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So Disney…
 

Posted on: December 18th, 2013

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Fireworks and klieg lights framed the Grand Peterhof Palace during the cultural program following the leaders’ dinner at the Grand Peterhof Palace, during the G20 Summit in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Sept. 5, 2013. And this is the Walt Disney logo… The question is, of course, which outfit sells us more illusions…

Can Jews Set Up Detention Camps?
 

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

Sudanese illegal migrants marching towards Jerusalem (they actually ended up in Beer Sheva) in protest of the new Holot (sands) detention camp, Monday, December 16. The new anti-infiltration law that was passed in the Knesset a week ago permits residents of the camps—mostly Sudanese and Eritreans—to leave the site until 10 PM each day, provided […]

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Civilized to a Fault
 

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

Yesterday we published a picture by our own Yishai Fleisher, of a man insisting on having his morning coffee at his favorite Jerusalem café, and the elements be damned. Apparently this is becoming a trend, as you can see from the top picture on this page. Although I’m not so sure about how relaxed these […]

IDF Snow
 

Posted on: December 15th, 2013

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The elite IDF Alpine Unit training in Mt. Hermon. The Alpine Unit is charged with protecting Mount Hermon region and the civilians who live there. The unit is comprised of reserve soldiers who were formerly part of other elite units and volunteered to serve in the snow. Consider it a Swiss vacation substitute. The unit […]

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'Black Day for Human Rights'
 

Posted on: December 13th, 2013

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

Our image provider, Flash90, had a lot of Jerusalem snow images of kids and dogs and snowmen that didn’t really say Jerusalem. Only a few were like these: Jerusalem famous location under a heavy blanket of snow. I’m not a big fan of snow, frankly, which is why we settled in Netanya. It’s pretty cold […]

Half a Year Mud
 

Posted on: December 12th, 2013

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This is Kikar Hamedina – State Circle, in north Tel Aviv, yesterday, Wednesday, December 11, after the major winter storm that hit Israel Tuesday evening. When I was a kid, in April, the great Italian Medrano Circus would pitch its tent in Kikar Hamedina for a few months (I doubt they do it any more, […]

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