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Gene Wilder, Iconic Jewish Comedian and Actor, Dead at 83

August 30, 2016 - 12:57 AM
 
75th Anniversary of Massacre of Jews in Moletai, Lithuania

August 29, 2016 - 11:58 PM
 
Israel to Compete at World Baseball Qualifier in Brooklyn, NY

August 29, 2016 - 10:51 PM
 
BOI Keeps Interest Rate Unchanged for September

August 29, 2016 - 10:37 PM
 
Hundreds of New Hotel Rooms Slated for Jerusalem as Tourist Demand Skyrockets

August 29, 2016 - 10:27 PM
 
Liberman: No Negotiations With Hamas Over IDF Soldiers’ Bodies

August 29, 2016 - 10:01 PM
 
Iran ‘Not Worried’ About Falling Oil Prices

August 29, 2016 - 9:40 PM
 
Busy Traffic at Gaza-Israel Border Crossings

August 29, 2016 - 8:07 PM
 
New Management: Liberman Says Soldiers Shouldn’t Have to Consult a Lawyer on the Battlefield

August 29, 2016 - 6:35 PM
 
Reports: Police Using Systematic Harassment of Jews Outside Temple Mount

August 29, 2016 - 2:16 PM
 
Catholic Bishop Calls Destruction of 17 Belfast Jewish Graves ‘Shameful’

August 29, 2016 - 1:28 PM
 
Soldier Who Shot Dead PA Arab on Friday Suspected of Negligent Homicide

August 29, 2016 - 12:30 PM
 
Iran Deploys S-300 Long Range Missiles at Fordow Nuclear Site

August 29, 2016 - 10:55 AM
 
Police Seize 30,000 Eggs Unfit for Human Consumption in Arab City

August 29, 2016 - 9:50 AM
 
Report: Putin to Host Netanyahu Abbas Summit in Moscow

August 29, 2016 - 9:05 AM
 
Bomb Blast Outside Brussels Police Building

August 29, 2016 - 8:21 AM
 
300 Orthodox Rabbis Unite To Combat Child Sexual Abuse Epidemic

August 29, 2016 - 12:22 AM
 
Israel’s Wix Teams Up with New York Yankees in Sponsorship Deal

August 29, 2016 - 12:12 AM
 
Islam Karimov, Long-time Ruler of Uzbekistan, Hospitalized

August 29, 2016 - 12:02 AM
 
Swedish Zionist Federation Assembles Pro-Israel Rally

August 28, 2016 - 10:53 PM
 
Israeli Bus Attacked by Arab Terrorists in Central Region

August 28, 2016 - 10:36 PM
 
Palestinian Authority (Again) Rejects New Attempt at Final Status Talks

August 28, 2016 - 10:19 PM
 
New Smuggler Tunnel Detected, Under US-Mexican Border!!

August 28, 2016 - 9:16 PM
 
‘Tent-In’ Protest Planned in Galilee Over Development Cutbacks

August 28, 2016 - 7:38 PM
 
Former Israeli Defense Minister Binyamin Fuad Ben-Eliezer Dies at Age 80

August 28, 2016 - 7:22 PM
 
Tehran Arrests Local IranDeal Negotiator as Spy

August 28, 2016 - 5:48 PM
 
Agriculture Minister: Israeli Farmers Will Export Cannabis in Two Years

August 28, 2016 - 5:15 PM
 
Border Guard Arrest Suspect Armed with Knife at Shuafat Check Post

August 28, 2016 - 4:33 PM
 
Oded Kobo’s, Roman Abramovich’s Shellanoo Planning TASE IPO

August 28, 2016 - 2:15 PM
 
205 Experts Polled: Hamas, PLO Likely to Split October Municipal Elections

August 28, 2016 - 1:25 PM
 
Defense Witnesses in Hebron Shooting Trial Accuses Ya’alon of Meddling

August 28, 2016 - 12:00 PM
 
Kurds Shoot Rockets at Turkish Airport, Kill 11 Police in Truck Bomb Attack

August 28, 2016 - 11:07 AM
 
Israel Pays GPS App Waze to Push Periphery Tourism

August 28, 2016 - 9:38 AM
 
Stabbing Attempt Foiled Near Beit Hagai

August 28, 2016 - 9:17 AM
 
Samaria Jewish Resident Arrested by Shabak

August 28, 2016 - 9:11 AM
 
IAF Fires at Gaza Fishermen

August 28, 2016 - 8:55 AM
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Senator Charles Schumer
 

Posted on: September 6th, 2012

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Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) strongly declared that most Democratic party members support the concept of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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Posted on: September 5th, 2012

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Do book sales reflect the general mood of the American electorate? If so, the current New York Times bestseller list does not carry good news for President Obama.

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President Obama meeting recently with Jewish Leaders.
 

Posted on: September 5th, 2012

News & ViewsPolitics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Jewish swing voters could make or break President Obama’s bid for reelection. At least that’s the case that Democratic Party leaders made in a training session that packed one of the larger halls at the convention center here on Monday, the day before the formal start of the Democratic National Convention.

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President Jimmy Carter (seen here with wife Rosalynn), one of America's most outspoken critics of Israel, spoke at the DNC convention Tuesday night. Featuring Carter as a major speaker signaled a shift in the Party's view of Israel, which can bee seen in changes in its platform.
 

Posted on: September 5th, 2012

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Also missing is what had been a solid commitment to isolate Hamas. Instead, the only pre-conditions imposed are the same for all Arabs in the area - "we will insist that any Palestinian partner must recognize Israel's right to exist [not to exist as a Jewish State, just to exist], reject violence, and adhere to existing agreements." That's it. There have also been changes regarding Israel between the 2008 Republican Party Platform and the one just passed in Tampa at last week's Republican Party Convention - and those appear to be more favorable to Israel.

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Posted on: September 5th, 2012

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John Burton, the chairman of the Democratic Party in California, apologized to those who took offense at his remarks comparing Republican statements to Nazi propaganda.

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Posted on: September 5th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

The 2012 Democratic Party platform omits language recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital and suggests that military force is "on the table" as an option for addressing the Iranian nuclear issue.

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DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz on the convention floor with ABC News.
 

Posted on: September 5th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Back in August, Hadassah Magazine interviewed Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and one of their question was: "Why did you call on both parties to refrain from challenging each other over support for Israel?" The DNC chair answered: "What the Republicans are doing is dangerous ... Israel’s ambassador Michael Oren, has said this." Then she repeated the allegation at a DNC convention forum. So the ambassador sent out an email.

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Franklin Lamb (R), author of "US Preparing for a Post-Israel Middle East?" with child murderer Samir Kuntar.
 

Posted on: September 4th, 2012

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An article in the August 28 "Foreign Policy Journal" entitled "US Preparing for a Post-Israel Middle East" claims to be based on a leaked document from a CIA staffer, commissioned by the US Intelligence Community, comprised of all four branches of the military, the Coast Guard, the Departments of State, Treasury, the Drug Enforcement Agency, the FBI and the National Security Agency. The document "conclusively reveals" that the CIA thinks Israel is the greatest threat on the face of the Earth to the interests of the United States.

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak are stalling the decision to make Ariel a fully accredited university.
 

Posted on: September 3rd, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Last night, Defense Minsiter Ehud Barak decided that Nitzan Allon, head of the IDF Central Command, will not sign his approval for Ariel University to be recognized as a fully accredited university. This decision brought about a very angry reaction from right wing government factions.

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Peace at last: Palestinians celebrating the sanctity of the synagogue in Netzarim in the Gaza Strip after the IDF expelled the local Jewish families, September 12, 2005.
 

Posted on: September 3rd, 2012

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A committee of expelled Gush Katif residents approached Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday requesting that he prevent the destruction of the synagogue and mikvah of the Migron settlement, which was evacuated.

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Hagai Amir, brother of Rabin's assassin Yigal Amir, leaving prison last May. At the time, he declared: "I am proud of what I did. I have no regrets."
 

Posted on: September 3rd, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

"The blood of the Oslo murdered is a thousand times more dear to me than the tears dropped for the one who killed them, with help from the Arabs."

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Ari Abramowitz (far right) and Jeremy Gimpel (to the left of Abramowitz), candidates for the Jewish Home party's Knesset list, host Naftali Bennett (extreme left) and Minister of Science Daniel Hershkowitz, who are competing for the leadership of the party.
 

Posted on: September 2nd, 2012

News & ViewsPolitics

Following Naftali Bennett's reported statement that he won't allow three-fourths of the National Union party to run with the Jewish Home, American-born candidates for the Jewish Home party’s Knesset list Ari Abramowitz and Jeremy Gimpel say they would rather see a merger of the two National Religious parties even if it costs them their chance at the Knesset.

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Israeli attorney Dov Weissglass
 

Posted on: August 31st, 2012

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It’s been more than six years that attorney Dov Weisglass, Ariel Sharon's chief of staff and one of his closest confidants, is convinced that what caused Sharon’s collapse, in addition to the blood thinning drugs he was taking at the time, was a broadcast on Channel 10 Television the night before, about corruption investigations against the prime minister.

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(L-R) Moshe and Avraham Tischler
 

Posted on: August 30th, 2012

News & ViewsPolitics

Avraham and Moshe Tischler, 20-somethings brothers and ambitious political neophytes, recently met with The Jewish Press editorial board to discuss their current political plans and future prospects.

Shlomo Mostofsky
 

Posted on: August 30th, 2012

News & ViewsPolitics

Just days before the entire world stands before the great Judge on Rosh Hashanah, Democrats of the 5th district of Brooklyn will be casting their votes in the primary election for civil court judge. Shlomo Mostofsky, private attorney and former president of the National Council of Young Israel (NCYI), is currently campaigning to secure the post as judge.

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Rabbi Shmuley Boteach.
 

Posted on: August 30th, 2012

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Rabbi Shmuley Boteach's opponent, Democrat Bill Pascrell Jr., signed the infamous Gaza 54 letter blasting Israel for what it called "collective punishment" of Gazans.

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Netanyahu and Putin in Jerusalem, June 25, 2012. Was Iran's fate decided during this get-together?
 

Posted on: August 30th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

In order to convince Israel it would be much better off selling its gas to India, China, South Korea and Japan, the new czar is prepared to sacrifice Iran.

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Posted on: August 29th, 2012

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Republican senators plan to introduce a non-binding resolution pledging military, economic and diplomatic backing for Israel should it strike Iran.

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Adina Bar Shalom with her father, Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef.
 

Posted on: August 29th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

“Rav Ovadia Yosef is not what the newspapers make him out to be. Rav Ovadia uses his influence on the Israeli public and also on the Israeli government,” Rabbi Fruman told the Palestinian officials. Abbas addressed the Iranian threat against Israel, and, surprisingly, expressed his objection to permitting Iran to possess a nuclear bomb, thus dragging the entire region into great danger.

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Midnight Cowboy Jon Voight with RJC intern Barbara Efraim.
 

Posted on: August 29th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Delegates to the Republican Convention have been pouring into Tampa for the last several days. The delegates have been pouring in, but thus far, despite predictions that Hurricane Isaac might bring with it heavy rain and driving winds, there has been 'nary a cloud in the sky. Lynne Kessler Lechter serves on the National Women's Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Lechter told The Jewish Press that on Saturday night she attended a dinner for Republican Jewish Coalition leadership at the home of Ambassador Mel and Betty Semble...

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