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Arabs Try to Firebomb Car and Bus in Gush Etzion

August 4, 2015 - 12:31 AM
 
Yet Another Democrat Defects on the Iran Deal

August 4, 2015 - 12:07 AM
 
Jewish Woman Severely Burned, 2 More Injured in Yet Another Arab Firebombing Attack

August 4, 2015 - 12:00 AM
 
Getting a Grip on Guilt: It’s Not Always About the Jews

August 3, 2015 - 10:01 PM
 
New Poll: Americans Oppose Iran Deal 2 – 1

August 3, 2015 - 9:45 PM
 
Report: Schumer Will Join Republicans and Kill Iran Deal

August 3, 2015 - 7:06 PM
 
Kerry ‘Knows’ ObamaDeal Will Make the Middle East a Safer Place

August 3, 2015 - 6:56 PM
 
How Hot Is It? Naftali Bennett Just Demanded Settlement Freeze

August 3, 2015 - 6:26 PM
 
Two Mortar Shells Explode on Golan Heights

August 3, 2015 - 6:13 PM
 
Jerusalem Arabs Arrested for Brutally Beating Religious Jewish Couple

August 3, 2015 - 5:42 PM
 
Al Asqa Mosque Preacher: Jews Train Doctors to Spread Diseases

August 3, 2015 - 3:52 PM
 
Violent Bulgarian Soccer Fans Chase Israeli Team off the Field [video]

August 3, 2015 - 3:10 PM
 
Yitzhak Rabin’s Granddaughter Enters ‘Family Business’

August 3, 2015 - 3:08 PM
 
IDF Shoots to Scare Gaza Arabs Away from Security Fence

August 3, 2015 - 3:04 PM
 
Iran Openly Refuses UN IAEA Inspectors Access to Military Sites

August 3, 2015 - 1:21 PM
 
Rouhani: Iran Has Right to Enrich Uranium Under Nuclear Deal

August 3, 2015 - 11:06 AM
 
El-Sisi Signs New Election Law for Egypt

August 3, 2015 - 10:43 AM
 
Security Cabinet Classifies Duma Arson as Terror Attack

August 3, 2015 - 10:10 AM
 
Jewish Group Demands Obama Stop Demonizing Jews

August 3, 2015 - 6:45 AM
 
Jews, Arabs Unite to Underline Co-existence in Gush Etzion

August 2, 2015 - 8:39 PM
 
Israel Energy Use Breaks Record High in Heat Wave

August 2, 2015 - 7:33 PM
 
Body of Missing Israeli Found in Georgia

August 2, 2015 - 7:16 PM
 
PM Offers Condolences to Family of 16-yr-old Gay Pride Parade Victim

August 2, 2015 - 7:15 PM
 
Officials Reconsider Sprouting Wildfires After Terror Victim Memorial Torched

August 2, 2015 - 5:35 PM
 
Israeli Defense Company Elbit Gears Up for Cyber Arms Race

August 2, 2015 - 5:30 PM
 
Israeli Citizen Killed in Thailand

August 2, 2015 - 4:40 PM
 
Netanyahu: Zero Tolerance for Terror ‘Distinguishes Us From Our Neighbors’

August 2, 2015 - 4:19 PM
 
Chechen Women Con Online ISIS Recruiters

August 2, 2015 - 4:00 PM
 
Iran Banks on End to Sanctions, Will Raise Oil Production to 1M bpd

August 2, 2015 - 3:47 PM
 
Gva’ot Woman Hurt in Samaria Rock Attack

August 2, 2015 - 3:25 PM
 
Holy Land Extremely Hot, but Iran Has It Much Worse

August 2, 2015 - 2:49 PM
 
Jerusalem Suburb Evacuated as Wildfire Burns Homes

August 2, 2015 - 2:34 PM
 
Visitors Allowed at Temple Mount Despite Arab Violence

August 2, 2015 - 2:15 PM
 
Inspired by Israeli Tech and Expertise, the 1st Community-based Emergency Response Program Launched in Jersey City

August 2, 2015 - 2:12 PM
 
Khamenei Tells the World How to Destroy Israel

August 2, 2015 - 1:30 PM
 
E-Mails Show Clinton without a Clue on How to Relate to Israel

August 2, 2015 - 12:59 PM
 
Bennett Condemns ‘Attempts to Blacken 430,000 Settlers’

August 2, 2015 - 12:35 PM
 
Gush Etzion Arabs and Jews to Rally against Violence

August 2, 2015 - 12:17 PM
 
Wildcat Strikes Shuts Down Jerusalem Light Rail

August 2, 2015 - 9:52 AM
 
Rally against Violence Bars Religious MKs and Boos Right-Winger

August 2, 2015 - 9:37 AM
 
Former Democratic NY Congressman Ackerman Opposes ObamaDeal

August 2, 2015 - 8:46 AM
 
Sharks Circles Surfer Off Ashdod Coast

August 2, 2015 - 7:32 AM
 
Third Democrat Breaks with Obama on Iran Nuclear Deal

August 2, 2015 - 5:35 AM
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Photo of the Day
The Shtreimel Maker
 

Posted on: March 17th, 2013

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Here’s a Haredi artisan peeking through the hole in a shtreimel he is cobbling in the small Grenzberg Shtreimel factory in the Mea Shearim neighborhood, March13, 2013. A shtreimel (pl. = shtreimelach) is a fur hat worn by many married Hasidic men on Shabbat, Jewish holidays and other festive occasions. In Jerusalem, the shtreimel is […]

Iraqi Passover
 

Posted on: March 15th, 2013

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U.S. Army Spc. Brian Lankin fills Capt. Richard Tachett’s glass with wine during a Passover Seder at the Freedom Rest at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, March 19, 2010. Probably the first Seder being observed in Iraq in decades.

All in a Day's Work
 

Posted on: March 14th, 2013

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We caught this picture on the Life in Israel blog. According to them, two days before Rabbi Menachem Fromman’s death, MK Ruth Calderon (Yesh Atid) went to visit him in Tekoa. Rabbi Fromman was unconscious, so she said her good-byes, then rolled up her sleeves and went to work in the kitchen. She spent the […]

Going Presidential
 

Posted on: March 13th, 2013

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Here’s a Jerusalem municipality worker hanging an American flag near the Israeli President’s residence, in preparation for the visit of U.S. President Barack Obama, starting on March 20. It’s been rumored that, should Obama not bring a freed Jonathan Pollard with him on Airforce One, Jerusalemites will leave town on the 19th, leaving the visitors […]

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Chutzpah Time
 

Posted on: March 12th, 2013

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The Israelites were ordered to get a lamb, each one of them, as God put it, speaking to Moses: Tell the whole community of Israel that on the tenth day of this month each man is to take a lamb for his family, one for each household. If any household is too small for a […]

No Govt Is Good Govt
 

Posted on: March 11th, 2013

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Here’s the leader of the Jewish Home party Naftali Bennett, arriving at a meeting with Yair Lapid, leader of the Yesh Atid party and most likely Israel’s next prime minister unless he messes up real bad, and Israel’s current prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, at the latter’s office in Jerusalem, March 10, 2013. The meeting lasted […]

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Segways around Jerusalem
 

Posted on: March 10th, 2013

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Love a good Segway picture. These tourists rode their Segways by the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, March 07, 2013. Here’s what Segwayz The Green Tour had to tell potential customers: We invite you to ride with us and watch the sun set over the Armon Hanatziv Promenade, or rise above Mount Zion […]

Woman Behind Wheel
 

Posted on: March 8th, 2013

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

This image is titled “Women and Children on an Outing.” It depicts “A group of women and children, notable for the fact that there is a woman in the driver’s seat.” It was taken in or around 1919, by someone Jewish in St. Paul, Minnesota. Everybody in the picture is, presumably, Jewish. And, since most […]

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Locust in Israel – Delicious!
 

Posted on: March 6th, 2013

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Here’s a a farmer displaying a captured locust in a farm outside Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, March 5, 2013. Gaza officials said the locusts had not hit Gaza in several decades. In the Negev, on Israel’s side of the border, on Wednesday morning aircraft will begin spraying the areas where swarms of […]

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Five Years Ago
 

Posted on: March 5th, 2013

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On July 22, 2008, then U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., greeted a tribal sheikh in Ramadi, Iraq. Hagel was part of a congressional delegate visit with then Senator Barack Obama, D-Ill., and Senator Jack Reed, D-R.I. Funny how things work out. Today defense secretary Hagel serves in President Obama’s cabinet. Jack Reed is still in […]

On Trusting the President
 

Posted on: March 4th, 2013

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The caption below this image on the White House website reads: President Barack Obama talks on the phone with President Vladimir Putin of Russia in the Oval Office, March 1, 2013. National Security Advisor Tom Donilon and Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken listen at right. The question is, of course, how do we know […]

Jerusalem of Ice
 

Posted on: March 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

From March 3rd through April 4th, Jerusalem’s Old Train Station compound is set to unveil a frosty version of the Holy City dubbed “Ice City,” under the framework of the first-ever Jerusalem International Ice Festival. The festival grounds include an ice bar, an acrobatics show, ice models of Jerusalem landmarks – from the Tower of […]

Side by Side
 

Posted on: March 1st, 2013

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

I wonder what each of these gentlemen is thinking. The guy on the right might be thinking: “Of all days, today she had to put my long pants in the wash.” The guy on the left might be thinking: “Man, it’s hot today.” I’m just saying…

Gaza Batfish Massacre
 

Posted on: February 28th, 2013

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

From Ma’an: Batfish return to Gaza shore Fishermen say the locally rare batfish stingray is making a comeback in the waters off the coast of Gaza. For the first time in five years, fishermen say they are catching the rays by the hundreds. The batfish ray takes a triangular shape with large wings — some […]

President's Travels
 

Posted on: February 27th, 2013

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

This is the president’s plane Air Force One waiting to pick him up from Joint Base Andrews, Md, after a nice trip to Newport News, Va., Feb. 26, 2013. The president has gotten off his chopper and is now walking on the wet tarmac towards his plane. We’ve all glimpsed the insides of Air Force […]

Subversive Purim
 

Posted on: February 26th, 2013

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

This image, circa 1940, from the Steinfeldt Photography Collection of the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest, is “Children in a Purim play at Temple Emmanuel in Duluth.” The text below the image describes Purim thusly: “Purim is a religious holiday that celebrates the defeat of Haman, the Persian minister who plotted the annihilation […]

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A Dark Purim
 

Posted on: February 25th, 2013

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

This is a picture of children at a Purim celebration in Wieliczka Ghetto, 1942 (source: Remember Jewish Klasno, Lednica, and Wieliczka – Genealogy Group). What did it feel like, to be reading about the failed plot to annihilate all the Jews, while outside a new, bigger and more ominous plot was raging? I can’t begin […]

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Megillah and Molotov Cocktails
 

Posted on: February 24th, 2013

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

As they have done for the past 21 years, on Saturday night some 50 Jewish men, women and children held evening prayer and read the Megillah at the Yad Yair outpost in the Talmonim bloc. Yad Yair was established in 1991, in memory of Dolev resident Yair Mendelson who was murdered there by Arab terrorists […]

Dancing Hareidim
 

Posted on: February 22nd, 2013

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The Flying Hareidim

Hot Water Bottle?
 

Posted on: February 22nd, 2013

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I get the kid on the left – he’s a king, he wears a crown. The kid in the middle is an Indian chief, hence the feathers. But what’s the kid on the left wearing on his head? I can tell from the Urim V’tumim board on his chest that he’s the High Priest. But […]

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