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Discovery: ‘Jerusalem’ on Hebrew Papyrus

October 21, 2016 - 1:41 PM
Report: US, Egypt, Asking PA Not to Approach UN Security Council before US Elections

October 21, 2016 - 9:51 AM
Joe Lieberman Campaigning for Hillary with Florida Jews

October 21, 2016 - 9:06 AM
PA Arrests Arabs Who Visited Jewish Sukkah of Peace

October 21, 2016 - 8:38 AM
Israel Revokes Citizenship of Arab Plotting to Kidnap, Kill IDF Soldier

October 21, 2016 - 12:11 AM
Thousands Show Solidarity With Israel in Annual Jerusalem March

October 20, 2016 - 11:30 PM
Arab-Israeli Couple Arrested, Accused of Joining ISIS

October 20, 2016 - 10:05 PM
Pres. & First Lady Rivlin Welcome Thousands to The Sukkah

October 20, 2016 - 7:41 PM
Liberman Tells New Lone Soldier, ‘To This Day I Speak With Mistakes and A Thick Accent’

October 20, 2016 - 7:30 PM
Israeli Hiker Killed While Trekking the Ganges in India

October 20, 2016 - 7:12 PM
Holiday Blessing by the Kohanim From the Western Wall in Jerusalem [video]

October 20, 2016 - 7:03 PM
Israel Foils Islamic Jihad Plot to Kidnap, Murder IDF Soldier

October 20, 2016 - 6:44 PM
IDF Soldier Wounded in Beit Omar Attack Near Hebron

October 20, 2016 - 6:18 PM
Worried About Obama: Netanyahu’s Request for Amona Industrial Quiet Becomes Scandal De Jure

October 20, 2016 - 3:55 PM
Survey: Half of Evacuees Believe They’ll Return to Gush Katif

October 20, 2016 - 2:47 PM
Arab MK: No Jewish Temple Ever Existed on Temple Mount [audio]

October 20, 2016 - 1:28 PM
Excavation Reveals Spot Where Romans Breached Jerusalem’s Wall 2,000 Years Ago

October 20, 2016 - 10:31 AM
In Strongest Showing, Trump Fails to Bridge Gap with Women

October 20, 2016 - 9:29 AM
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Capacity for Cruelty

Posted on: January 12th, 2014

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The late Ariel Sharon sitting beside the very much alive Shimon Peres in the Knesset, Jan. 26, 2005. Even though they appear so different in the details of their biographies: one a military man who turned to politics at the very end of his career, the other a politicians’ politician – in terms of their […]

Nanny State Blues

Posted on: January 10th, 2014

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Here’s a group of Israelis holding up protest signs as they take part in a march against the soaring cost of living. The march ended in front of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s residence in Jerusalem. The sign says: Increase Raise the Allowances of Social Security We Want to Live Honorably! That the “live honorably” statement should […]

Really, Really Cold

Posted on: January 9th, 2014

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The Lo-Down, on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, published this image, sent in by reader Robin Schatell, with this kid showing exactly how cold it is on that sunny, frozen day. Your iPhone will make you miserable any time you need it. Schatell added the comment: “Coldest day since 1896 and we’ve got the iPhone to […]

Fireman's Lift

Posted on: January 8th, 2014

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This is one of those things they teach you in boot camp and it stays with you for the rest of your life. The fireman’s lift, or, in Hebrew, Schivat Patzua (carrying the wounded) is a clever way of picking up a man who is roughly your weight and even a little heavier, and distributing […]

The Socks Clinton Conspiracy Theory

Posted on: January 7th, 2014

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Socks Clinton (March 23, 1989 – February 20, 2009) was the pet cat of U.S. President Bill Clinton’s family during his presidency. An adopted stray cat, he was the only pet of the Clintons during the early years of the administration, and his likeness hosted the children’s version of the White House website. After Clinton […]

Jews in the Snow

Posted on: January 6th, 2014

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These Jewish guys were standing in a snow covered street of Lida, sometime in the 1920s. Lida is a city in western Belarus, 99 miles west of Minsk. Jews first settled in Lida in the middle of the 16th century. In 1579, King Stefan Batory granted them permission to build a synagogue. Say what you […]

Good Morning, Snowy Gotham

Posted on: January 5th, 2014

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This is the FDR Drive Friday night. The uptown going lanes have been cleared, the downtown not so much yet. The Eastern Seaboard has received its first serious snow blast of the season. After the barrage of complaints from our Israeli friends about their plight of being stuck without services and mobility for as many […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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?” Yori Yanover

Golan Heights Reindeer

Posted on: December 23rd, 2013

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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? Yori […]

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 […]

Do You Like Speculative History?

Posted on: December 20th, 2013

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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 […]

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