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How Abbas Opened the Way to Peace at the UN
 
40 Graves in Mount of Olives Cemetery Vandalized During Rosh Hashanah

September 30, 2014 - 12:50 AM
 
Report: Intruder Actually Reached East Room of White House

September 30, 2014 - 12:25 AM
 
Text of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Speech at the UN General Assembly [video]

September 29, 2014 - 11:43 PM
 
Palestinians Irate As ‘Third Temple With Underground Parking’ Crowdfunding Raises $105,000

September 29, 2014 - 9:36 PM
 
JetBlue, EL AL, To Codeshare, Connecting Tel Aviv With 35 US Destinations

September 29, 2014 - 9:29 PM
 
Oklahoma – The Beheading Capital?

September 29, 2014 - 8:55 PM
 
Netanyahu Warns the UNGA: ‘Don’t Be Fooled by Iran’s Charm Offensive’

September 29, 2014 - 8:01 PM
 
MSNBC Show Host Says Oklahoma Beheading Was ‘Workplace Violence’

September 29, 2014 - 6:40 PM
 
Flemish Minister Calls for Ritual Slaughter Ban in Belgium

September 29, 2014 - 4:44 PM
 
Moving Back the Clocks Gives Bibi and Abbas Perfect Excuse Not to Meet

September 29, 2014 - 4:15 PM
 
PA Spokesperson Ridicules US Criticism of Abbas’s UN Speech

September 29, 2014 - 3:14 PM
 
Argentinian Jews Furious at President for Criticizing Them in UN Speech

September 29, 2014 - 3:07 PM
 
Israeli Arab Math Teacher is Suspected ISIS Supporter

September 29, 2014 - 2:52 PM
 
3 Wounded Syrian Children brought to Israel for Medical Treatment

September 29, 2014 - 2:52 PM
 
Civilian Casualties Mounting in US-led Air Strikes Against ISIS

September 29, 2014 - 2:00 PM
 
Al Qaeda-linked Jabhat al-Nusra Joins ISIS In Syria

September 29, 2014 - 1:54 PM
 
Explosion Reported as New Afghan President Sworn In

September 29, 2014 - 10:39 AM
 
India, Israel PMs Pledge Closer Ties Ahead of UN General Assembly

September 29, 2014 - 10:27 AM
 
Israelis in Cars Again Attacked With Rocks in Gush Etzion

September 29, 2014 - 9:58 AM
 
Prayers from a Jewish Soul Soaring on a Skateboard

September 29, 2014 - 9:34 AM
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The IDF Is Prettier
 

Posted on: May 29th, 2013

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Here’s an image of an Israeli female soldier filling up drinking water from a cistern into bags, as part of the Home Front Command drill at a high school in Jerusalem, May 28. Would I be out of line to say that Israel has the prettiest soldiers and that’s why we’ll win in the end? […]

How Can You Tell?
 

Posted on: May 28th, 2013

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The official May, 2013 White House caption under this picture reads: President Barack Obama talks on the phone with Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin in the Oval Office, May 20, 2013. The President spoke with Gov. Fallin to express his concern for those who have been affected by the severe weather beginning last night and continuing […]

Shimon in Stasis
 

Posted on: May 27th, 2013

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Yesterday, Israeli President Shimon Peres decided to represent Israel’s government in discussions of the peace process with the Palestinians. He did that ahead of a gathering of Middle East leaders in a World Economic Forum meeting on the shores of the Dead Sea on the Jordanian side. In the picture above, President Peres is being […]

Safety without Numbers
 

Posted on: May 26th, 2013

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A Jewish young man waving an Israeli flag as part of a Judea-wide protest on an intersection of Route 60, near the Arab village of Al-Khader (Beitar Junction) , May 24, 2013. The organizers had possibly envisioned thousands of fellow Jewish residents showing up to protest the stone and firebomb throwing by local Arabs. But […]

First Times
 

Posted on: May 26th, 2013

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On Friday I described the reactions I’ve witnessed of babies tasting ice cream for the first time. Their eyes light up and it’s as if they are reassessing all the possibilities presented by the planet where they’ve just landed. For comparison, here’s a Russian girl tasting her first falafel. Do you see the light in […]

Hide your Children
 

Posted on: May 24th, 2013

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This Toldos Aharon Chassid is carrying his 3-year-old son in the streets of Meah Shearim, Jerusalem. The boy is about to start attending Cheder, and so he is brought to the Rebbe for a blessing. But to keep the little one from being exposed to forbidden sights, he is wrapped, head to toe, in a […]

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Saudi Women Win Driving Rights
 

Posted on: May 23rd, 2013

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We interrupt this thoughtful column to share with you the above image, which I just received by email from my wife (and which you, I’m sure, have first seen back in 2006, because the media are always behind with these things). “For the first time, women are now being allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia.” […]

Lots'a Chasidim
 

Posted on: May 23rd, 2013

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Some 25,000 Belz chassidim packed the wedding ceremony of Rabbi Shalom Rokeach, Grandson of the Belzer Rebbe, and Chana Batya Pener, May 22, 2013, in Jerusalem. Pretty amazing images. It says something about these people’s comfort with one another in close quarters. I find it very difficult to be standing or sitting so close to […]

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Inner Peace with High Power Rifle
 

Posted on: May 22nd, 2013

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I often think that a sharpshooter must be the calmest and most focused person. The Reconnaissance Platoon of the 601st Brigade is a small unit in the Combat Engineering Corps. Earlier this year, they held an exercise in a densely wooded area, where they practiced combat fighting, reconnaissance and evacuating injured soldiers. They also practiced […]

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David's Heir
 

Posted on: May 21st, 2013

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This young Jewish man from the Jewish outpost of Mitzpe Yitzhar in Judea and Samaria, has been practicing swinging his slingshot, in the manner of the original Jewish sling shooter, the young David son of Jesse. I’ve always been bothered by images of young Arabs swinging their slingshots at IDF soldiers – it’s about time […]

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Reshit HaGez
 

Posted on: May 20th, 2013

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Reishit HaGez is the giving to the Kohen the first cuttings of the fleece of sheep grown in the Land of Israel (based on Deut. 18:4: “You are to give them the first fruits of your grain, new wine and olive oil, and the first wool from the shearing of your sheep.”). Most Jews cannot […]

Sheikh Jarrah Mon Amour
 

Posted on: May 19th, 2013

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The women in the picture above are Israeli leftists, protesting a whole bunch of stuff, including the fact that Jews are living in areas outside the 1949 armistice “green line,” and the fact that the mostly Arab Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah is considered part of Israel, rather than part of a Palestinian state that […]

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The Royal Family
 

Posted on: May 17th, 2013

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are walking to Church with their daughters Sasha and Malia, Sunday, March 31, 2013. - Hello, Mr. President, how does the country? - The country does fine. Trust in your government. That’s the message of this image. It’s the best possible message of any picture of the […]

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A Tale of Two Crowds
 

Posted on: May 16th, 2013

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On Wednesday, the holiday of Shavuot, a crowd of thousands attended the early Shachrit service by the Kotel. At the same time, smaller crowds of Arabs clashed with police in their commemoration of the declaration of the state of Israel, May 15, 1948, 65 years ago, which the call the “Nakba” (Arabic for catastrophe). Let’s […]

Shavuot Kids from Central Casting
 

Posted on: May 14th, 2013

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Kids from Kibbutz Gilad in northern Israel posing for a Shavuot a picture. If we went any cuter you’d start experiencing operating difficulties. Happy Shavuot, don’t stay up too late. If you do, may you have the best sleep-davening experience of a lifetime.

Why NYC Cats Prefer Netanya
 

Posted on: May 13th, 2013

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Because you can get a better tan here. Lightening, a lovely NY born American Short Hair, is basking in the noon day sun. Since her arrival, in late 2011, she has put on weight, is keeping several crazy hours during which she runs around the apartment for no reason at all, terrorizing her brother, Sylvester, […]

Women of the Mount
 

Posted on: May 12th, 2013

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While Jewish women were demonstrating their ownership over the supporting wall of the western corner of our Holy Temple in Jerusalem, some Arab women were making a whole bunch of noise over the real thing. They chant slogans in solidarity with Al-Aqsa mosque following Friday prayers outside the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem’s Old […]

Social Media Strategy
 

Posted on: May 10th, 2013

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Mordechai Brener posted this image on Facebook, and it might be the most emphatic statement on the Arab-Israeli conflict in some time. The sign the soldier in the picture is holding up says: “If we had 10,000 likes we could respond to the stone throwing.” It could also be translated as saying: “As soon as […]

Ethiopian Yahrzeit
 

Posted on: May 9th, 2013

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Jerusalem Day, Iyar 28, is also a date observed by Ethiopian Israelis in memory of some 4,000 of their brethren who perished on the way to Israel, in Sudanese refugee camps, before Operation Moses (1984), and Operation Solomon (1991). The official government memorial on Mount Hertzl was established in 2007. Thousands participated in a special prayer […]

Ammunition Hill
 

Posted on: May 8th, 2013

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Ammunition Hill built by the British and seized by the Jordanian Arab Legion sin 1948, thus severing the link between the Israeli enclave on Mount Scopus (with Hadassah Hospital and the campus of the Hebrew University) and Jewish West Jerusalem. The hill was surrounded by dozens of bunkers connected by trenches, with fortified gun emplacements […]

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