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Isi Leibler and How a Two-State Solution Not Currently Feasible, But Must Not Be Abandoned
 
Lebanon Reports IAF Overflights

September 18, 2014 - 1:13 AM
 
Hamas Denies Arresting Rocket Crew

September 18, 2014 - 12:54 AM
 
Late Israeli PM Ariel Sharon Honored in Belarus Museum

September 17, 2014 - 11:30 PM
 
Sobibor Death Camp Gas Chambers Uncovered

September 17, 2014 - 10:41 PM
 
Minister Gidon Saar Unexpectedly Announces Resignation

September 17, 2014 - 10:23 PM
 
Anti-Semitic Store Guard Sacked by British Sporting Goods Store

September 17, 2014 - 9:56 PM
 
NYC Police Looking into Swastika Fliers in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg

September 17, 2014 - 6:55 PM
 
Russia and Egypt Agree to $3.5B Arms Deal

September 17, 2014 - 6:51 PM
 
Muslims Say ISIS Has ‘Nothing To Do With Islam’

September 17, 2014 - 4:30 PM
 
PA Unity Government Not Unified

September 17, 2014 - 4:19 PM
 
China Buys Israeli Smart Irrigation Tech Company for $20 Million

September 17, 2014 - 2:57 PM
 
Israel Officially Recognizes Nationality of ‘Aramean’

September 17, 2014 - 2:30 PM
 
Brussels Jewish Museum Reopens with Upgraded Security

September 17, 2014 - 2:16 PM
 
Shelling on Golan Heights Strikes Close to Israeli News Team

September 17, 2014 - 1:59 PM
 
New York Man Recruiting for ISIS, Prosecutors Say

September 17, 2014 - 1:51 PM
 
European Jewry is Dying and Afraid

September 17, 2014 - 1:22 PM
 
Hundreds Dead & Missing in Hamas Human Trafficking Ring

September 17, 2014 - 11:45 AM
 
Mother of Naftali Frenkel With Rosh HaShana Request for Jewish Unity [video]

September 17, 2014 - 11:29 AM
 
Hot Today, Cooling Off Tomorrow

September 17, 2014 - 10:54 AM
 
Hamas Arrests Yesterday’s Rocket Launchers

September 17, 2014 - 10:50 AM
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That's Some Wet Goat
 

Posted on: December 24th, 2012

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We’ve been having bucketloads of rain here, in Israel, this winter, so much so that these soaking-wet goats, belonging to Kibbutz Tzova in the Judean Hills, on the outskirts of Jerusalem, had to be herded into an overnight shelter. It’s a little like looking at a bunch of wool sweaters that were left out in […]

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Breathtaking Bride's Gown
 

Posted on: December 21st, 2012

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A model presenting a creation by a fashion student from the Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, at a show during the Tel Aviv fashion week. The show featured wedding gowns inspired by models of synagogues that are on display at Beit Hatfutsot Museum in Tel Aviv. Read more about the school’s fashion show last […]

Zahava Is Not the Enemy
 

Posted on: December 20th, 2012

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This is Zehava Gal-On, leader of the left-wing Meretz party, speaking to students at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, on Tuesday, December 18, 2012. Meretz is a relatively small party, with three MKs in the current Knesset, which could—according to some polls—increase its size to five MKs. Back in the early 1990s, when it had […]

The Homes that Shocked the World
 

Posted on: December 19th, 2012

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A general view of Ramat Shlomo, on December 18 2012, when it was decided that 1,500 new homes will be built. The world, including the U.S. and the E.U. is shocked, because Israel is daring to build homes east of the armistice line of 1949. Israel suggests that the 1949 line was erased in 1967, […]

Children and a Dog
 

Posted on: December 18th, 2012

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I watched that terrifying video showing a 12-year-old Syrian child beheading two Army officers. And maybe the most terrifying part about it was that I clicked to the clip while unwrapping a piece of sugar free gum (an ex-smoker, I chew a lot at work). Then I was watching the boy bringing a sword down […]

Children
 

Posted on: December 17th, 2012

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Here’s a bunch of children heading home at the end of a day of work at the Orot Azion school in Efrat. They look a little tired, but otherwise well and healthy. I just wanted to celebrate the normalcy of this picture. Thank God for normal.

Bringing a Fiddle to a Menorah Lighting
 

Posted on: December 16th, 2012

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On the sixth day of the 8-day festival, photographer Nati Shohat took this image of the Dor family in the Jewish village of Bat Ayin in Judea and Samaria. For some reason her decided to include a fiddler in the picture. One of the Dor kids probably said, You know, I play the violin, and […]

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US Ambassador at Dizengoff Circle
 

Posted on: December 14th, 2012

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I suppose we’re no longer surprised by these announcements, that Dan Shapiro, U.S. ambassador to Israel, lit Chanukah candles at Dizengoff Circle, produced and delivered by Chabad Lubavitch, Tel Aviv. I suppose if tomorrow we’d see an item in the news that the Queen of England lit Chanukah candles at Trafalgar Square, courtesy of Chabad […]

Grownup Chanukah Stories
 

Posted on: December 13th, 2012

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I went on a random search for similar "balabusta" solutions for the miraculous by really lengthy festival of lights.

That's Some Sponger
 

Posted on: December 12th, 2012

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Sufganiot… The name supposedly comes from their capacity to absorb whatever amount of cooking oil we push on them (Lispog in Hebrew means to sponge). In our household we called them Ponchikes, and I recall the first time I asked for a ponchike and no one in the room had any idea what I was […]

Candle 2: Watch, Don't Use
 

Posted on: December 10th, 2012

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There’s an inherent problem in the rabbinic commandment that we may only watch the Chanukah candles but not use them. It works fine for stopping oneself from re-lighting a Shamash candle whose flame went out with one of the lit candles – everybody knows you’re not supposed to use the Chanukah candle for that, you […]

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Posted on: December 9th, 2012

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The first night of Chanukah, in the neighborhood of Nachlaot in the center of Jerusalem, December 8, 2012. The idea of the Chanukah candles is to announce the miracle, make it as public as possible, kind of the visual equivalent of screaming it from the rooftops: We were stuck with only one little jug of […]

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Menorah Made Up of Menorahs
 

Posted on: December 7th, 2012

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Not exactly. What you see here is the Israeli Packer Steel Industries plant in Kiryat Malachi (yes, where the Arab missile hit an apartment a couple weeks ago), which produce steel Chanukah Menorahs for the IDF. Last year, the company forged thirteen steel menorahs. They each weigh a little over 400 pounds and stand about […]

Biggest Recycled Jelly Doughnut
 

Posted on: December 6th, 2012

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A students at the Aseh Chayil School, in the town of Efrat, presents the oversize Sufgania he and his fellow students prepared from recycled materials. For once, I’m stumped.

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On Politics and Circumcision
 

Posted on: December 5th, 2012

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Late Tuesday night, December 4, 2012, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman, also iron fisted boss of Yisrael Beiteinu, announced his slate for the January 22 elections, a slate he’ll be cohabitating with PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud. It’s going to be a “ritchratch” (zipper) list, with Likud 1 coming first, followed by Yisrael Beiteinu 1 in second, […]

ScratchGroup: Terror in school
 

Posted on: December 4th, 2012

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

ScratchGroup (“Srutonim”) writes: This animation vid was created in response to the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Our view is simply that Israel has the right to defend itself. I liked their South Park style approach to political punditry. Enjoy. Visit their Facebook page (Hebrew).

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Chanukah_gelt
 

Posted on: December 3rd, 2012

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Yisrael Rice of Chabad.org explains that the origin of Chanukah gelt (money) is in the fact that the word Chanukah, which means to inaugurate—as in inaugurating the defiled Temple after the Hellenistic Jews were chased out of it—stems from the same root as the word for Chinuch, education. “Appropriately, during Chanukah it is customary to […]

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Famous Last Words
 

Posted on: December 2nd, 2012

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President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney are pictured in the Oval Office, Nov. 29, 2012. What does one say on such an occasion? “Would you care for some dog?” “Yes, it was actually Kenya. Now I’ll have to kill you.” “Wanna’ see some amazing Area 51 photos?” “Why don’t you buy yourself […]

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Hamshushalayim 2012 Theme: 'Humor'
 

Posted on: November 30th, 2012

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Hamshushalayim is the central cultural festival of the winter season in Israel that attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year and offers a unique combination of hundreds of quality cultural events coupled with tourist and culinary attractions, all concentrated into four fun packed weekends during December. Thanks to a sweeping collaboration of Jerusalem’s cultural […]

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Posted on: November 29th, 2012

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On November 29, 1947 the United Nations voted in a plan for the partition of the British Mandate territory of Palestine. The plan came to be called the United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine or United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181.

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