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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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Balabasta Nutty Summer Festival
 

Posted on: August 6th, 2012

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Just in time for its 100th birthday, the ever-evolving Machane Yehuda market has transformed itself once again, this time into one of Jerusalem’s hottest summer cultural venues. On Monday nights throughout August, the shuk hosts “Balabasta” (literally, “come to the shop-stall”), a centennial carnival of sorts, complete with street performances, a collaborative wall-of-origami project, live […]

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Only 5,000 Showed Up, One Caped
 

Posted on: August 5th, 2012

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A mass rally that was supposed to combine Social justice activists with the ‘Suckers Camp’ proved once again that there’s such a thing as too many rallies. Last night the Tel Aviv square looked very sparsely populated, despite organizers’ promises/hopes. But whether or not this spells the end of this wave of rallies – the […]

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Using Donkeys to Slaughter Sacred Cows?
 

Posted on: August 3rd, 2012

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Some 5,000 people marched in Jerusalem’s “Gay Pride” parade on Thursday, upsetting many residents and contributing very little to the spirit of tolerance. While in Tel-Aviv the parade enjoys massive local support, the insistence on conducting it in the holiest city in the world regularly upsets even liberal minded religious Jews. Some Orthodox Jewish men […]

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Montefiore's Windmill Gets a Facelift (Armlift?)
 

Posted on: August 2nd, 2012

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Montefiore’s flour windmill is a landmark in Jerusalem, built in 1857 in the Mishkenot Sha’ananim neighborhood, then in Ottoman-ruled Palestine. Today the windmill serves as a small museum dedicated to the achievements of Moses Montefiore. On Wednesday, the new cupola and blades were lifted to the top of the windmill, after a six months international restoration […]

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Exposed
 

Posted on: August 1st, 2012

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A drought in Israel in 1985 caused the water level in the Sea of Galilee to fall lower than usual. On January 24, 1986, the remains of an ancient boat were discovered. Archaeologists carefully extracted the remains and preserved them in a museum at Nof Ginosar, near Tiberias. A cooking pot and a lamp were […]

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Posted on: August 1st, 2012

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Photos:15,000 Ultra-Orthodox Jews gathered at Ammunition Hill in Jerusalem on Tuesday night to celebrate the completion of this 7.5 year cycle of learning the Talmud.

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Posted on: July 31st, 2012

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20,000 people participated Tuesday night in Shas's Siyum HaShas (completion of the Talmud). Here are some photos.

Open Skies
 

Posted on: July 31st, 2012

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I spent nearly half an hour in search of an image that would best illustrate the concept of an open sky policy, in a way that expresses the yearning of the average citizen of this planet to go places for a while, if only it didn’t entail getting so deep in debt they won’t see […]

While It's Still Guilt Free
 

Posted on: July 30th, 2012

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Two kids outside an ice cream parlor in central Jerusalem. They get to enjoy it to the fullest, blissfully ignorant of the judgmental gazes they will encounter only a few years hence, for the same pleasure.

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Posted on: July 29th, 2012

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Mitt Romney visited Israel, and on Sunday met with Israeli leaders. Here are the photos.

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Circling Jerusalem's Wall
 

Posted on: July 29th, 2012

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On Saturday night, a large group of Jews participated in a walk around the walls of the old city of Jerusalem, as they have done on the night of the 9th of Av for the past 18 years. Israeli police were on hand in case of violence when the marchers said Lamentations near the Damascus […]

Zionist Olympic Gold Moment
 

Posted on: July 27th, 2012

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Windsurfer Gal Fridman from kibbutz Sdot Yam has won a bronze medal in the Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics, and a gold medal in the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics. In 2007 he won the Men’s Windsurfer New Year International Regatta in Limassol, Cyprus. He is the only Israeli athlete to have won two Olympic medals, and […]

Nobody Touch my Ice Cream
 

Posted on: July 26th, 2012

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In our ongoing series on how various residents of Israel are dealing with the heat, meet this chimp from the Ramat Gan Safari, who appears to be in serious discomfort – and he’s from Africa! Park employees are dealing with the problem by handing out frozen treats. You don’t want to be there when the […]

Just Keep Doing What You're Doing
 

Posted on: July 25th, 2012

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An elephant at Ramat-Gan’s Safari park is receiving the heat prevention treatment from a park employee. In fact, the list of measures taken by Safari employees working with elephants to deal with the summer heat goes: 1. Hose elephant with water. 2. Did we say Hose elephant with water already?

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A Cold Dip in Mei Neftoach
 

Posted on: July 24th, 2012

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These three Haredi boys have the right idea about temperature management. Just jump in the water and stay there until it’s safe to come out again – say, before Rosh Hashanah. At least I think they’re Haredi, because one of them has lost control of his earlocks which are flying on either side of his […]

The Tribe of Shimon
 

Posted on: July 23rd, 2012

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Israel’s President Shimon Peres donned tribal gear for his meeting with Osei Tutu II, king of the Ashanti Empire, West Africa, at the President’s residence in Jerusalem on Sunday. If only they could keep him in these very colorful meetings which his predecessors used to engage in as the core of their service, and leave […]

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Cooling Down Bessy
 

Posted on: July 22nd, 2012

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Dairy cows are showered to be cooled down at a barn in Kibbutz Galgal, in the Jordan Valley, where temperatures reached 115 degrees last week. Check out their Facebook page…

Bon Appétit
 

Posted on: July 20th, 2012

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New immigrants who settled down in the Negev presenting their first yield at an agricultural exhibition, circa 1951. I think what the man is holding up is a potato, but I’m open to suggestions. Might be a pair. I absolutely love 1950s neorealistic, high contrast photographs. neorealistic

Self Defense
 

Posted on: July 19th, 2012

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Jewish Settlers practicing the self-defense martial arts sport Krav Maga at the Jewish outpost of Ramat Migron. A summer camp for young women was held this week in Ramat Migron, for the next generation of women in Judea and Samaria. The three day camp included self-defense classes, painting buildings and lectures. One of the twenty […]

From Georgia to Tel Aviv
 

Posted on: July 18th, 2012

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A group of immigrants from Soviet Georgia in Lod airport, circa 1972. In 1907, my own family, on my mother’s side, arrived from Gruzia (I never understood that whole “Georgia” thing – those Brits would have made the whole world sound like it was a suburb of London if we let them). They first settled […]

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