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August 21, 2014 / 25 Av, 5774
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Live Update: Despite Hamas Threats, Planes Landing at B-G Airport (Last Update: 8:01am)

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PA Flag Hung From Brooklyn Bridge

August 21, 2014 - 7:50 AM
 
Melbourne Jewish School Evacuated in Bomb Scare

August 21, 2014 - 7:30 AM
 
Jewish Student Assaulted by ‘Pro-Palestine’ Student at Temple University

August 21, 2014 - 6:52 AM
 
US Reveals Failed Summer Mission to Rescue Captured Journalist

August 21, 2014 - 2:30 AM
 
ISIS Kidnaps Four European Hostages

August 21, 2014 - 12:41 AM
 
Hamas Takes ‘Credit’ for Kidnap-Murder of Three Israeli Teens

August 21, 2014 - 12:09 AM
 
ISIS Beheadings Mark Declared War on the United States

August 20, 2014 - 11:32 PM
 
Netanyahu Reassures Israel: War Mode until Total Quiet

August 20, 2014 - 9:21 PM
 
ZIM Piraeus Successfully Unloads, Moves On to Next Port of Call #BlockTheBoat = #EpicFail

August 20, 2014 - 8:55 PM
 
Live Updates: Rockets Still Falling – Keep Away (Last Update: 11:06pm)

August 20, 2014 - 8:49 PM
 
Egypt Warns US to Exercise Restraint in Missouri

August 20, 2014 - 8:12 PM
 
Update: Calls for Renewed Ground Offensive as Rain of Rockets on Israel Continues

August 20, 2014 - 7:17 PM
 
Babies Moved to Secure Areas of Ashkelon Hospital Following Rockets

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Security Cabinet in Marathon Session to Decide Next Step

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4 Beheaded Victims Found in Sinai

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Report: Qatar Threatened to Kick Out Hamas

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Miracle in Ashkelon: No One Home When Missile Hits

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British Consul-General Helping to ‘Free Palestine’ ?

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Sapir College Closed (Again!) Due to ‘Rain’ of Rocket Fire

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Politics
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey speaks with President Barack Obama. The two leaders appear to be in complete agreement over Syria and Egypt, especially the latter, where Erdoğan's fellow travelers have been ousted.
 

Posted on: August 8th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

The President and the Prime Minister discussed the danger of extremists in Syria and the repression of extremists in Egypt.

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Ceceilia Berkowitz (L.) shaking hands with a friend.
 

Posted on: August 8th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

I have had reoccurring severely sprained ankles from a previous injury at work in late 2010, so I cannot get all the required signatures on foot myself.

Neither the Democrats nor the Republicans expressed any interest in the abuse of a pro-Israel group by the IRS.
 

Posted on: August 7th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Unless an organization has political juice, neither the Democrats or the Republicans care when a group of Americans have had their constitutional rights violated by a U.S. government agency.

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It appears the WOW are learning a hard lesson of what happens when you really awaken a Haredi lion from his/her slumber. It's been known to bite.
 

Posted on: August 7th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelJerusalem

A kind of Mutually Assured Disturbance was observed by both sides.

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Muslims pray in front of the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount
 

Posted on: August 7th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

The Western Wall rabbi Wednesday may have taken the first step towards surrendering the Kotel to Muslims. He asked women and Temple Mount activists to respect Muslim sensitivities and to stay away.

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Posted on: August 6th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner’s popularity has plummeted in pre-primary election polls, but he is leading the pack among comedians, The New York Post reported Tuesday. A new study by the Center for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason University found that comedians such as Jay Leno and David Letterman, among others, […]

It's likely that the high level official's statement is an expression of the Netanyahu government's anxiety over the glee with which the Obama Administration has welcomed the election of a new Iranian president.
 

Posted on: August 6th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Direct talks begin with "confidence building measures," and the Netanyahu government must be worried that it would be picking up the tab on the new couple's honeymoon.

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US Diplomatic Posts in Muslim Countries throughout much of the Middle East and North Africa will remain closed through August 10, due to  intercepted Al Qaeda terrorism attack threats
 

Posted on: August 5th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

An intercepted al Qaeda Threat, prison breaks in three Muslim countries, and the end of Ramadan/Eid combined to convince U.S. authorities to extend the embassy closures

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Posted on: August 5th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

A new Knesset Channel shows Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid in a severe meltdown in popularity, removing any doubts of the political law of gravity that the higher and faster a newbie’s star rises, the quicker it falls. An overwhelming 78 percent of the respondents said they do not trust Lapid as Finance Minister, […]

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Somewhere past the black hats in the Haredi community of Beitar Illit, there are other Jewish communities
 

Posted on: August 5th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

The Shas Haredi party can’t see past its black hat. Most of 91 Yesha towns now on the national priority list are near dangerous borders. Beitar Illit is not. Obviously, that’s discrimination, says Shas.

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Last July, police prevented these Jews from going up to Temple Mount. Vigil organizers warn these are the first steps before sealing off the site to Jews altogether.
 

Posted on: August 5th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

On those few days when Jews were allowed to go up to the Mount, they suffered constant abuse by the Muslims and by the police.

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Rabbi David Lau has a reputation of a nice guy, popular with the residents of his town of Modi'in, both religious and secular. Now it appears that to get his job as Chief rabbi he made a deal with some extremist Haredi forces.
 

Posted on: August 5th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Rabbi David Lau committed to consulting with "giur breaker" Rabbi Sherman before any consultation on conversions.

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Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan was very close with ousted Egptian President Morsi
 

Posted on: August 5th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

Due to the very close relationship between Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan and ousted Egyptian President and Muslim Brotherhood member Mohamad Morsi, the Egyptian authorities have apparently canceled a long-planned visit to Gaza by the Turkish Prime Minister. Erdogan announced he would be visiting the Gaza Strip shortly after President Barack Obama traveled to Israel and persuaded […]

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Posted on: August 4th, 2013

News & ViewsUSFlorida

Rep. Steny Hoyer, the second-ranked Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives, again will lead fellow Democrats on a tour of Israel funded by AIPAC’s educational affiliate. Two freshmen, Reps. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), said they would be joining this week’s visit, which will include meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders as […]

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Egyptian belly dancer Sama Al Masry ridicules President Obama in a music video
 

Posted on: August 4th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

Egyptian belly dancer Sama Al Masry's YouTube hit skewers President Obama, US Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson, the Muslim Brotherhood and former Egyptian President Morsi

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US State Dept issued a Worldwide Travel Alert on Aug. 2, due to threat of terrorism from al Qaeda and its affiliates
 

Posted on: August 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

The US State Department issued a Worldwide Travel Alert warning that al Qaeda terrorists may be planning an imminent attack on US citizens abroad throughout the month of August

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Asst State Dept Spokesman Marie Harf tells press corps on Aug. 1 of embassy closures on Sunday, Aug. 4
 

Posted on: August 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsIslamists

In response to a "specific," "credible," and "serious," threat, the U.S. will close most embassies and consulates across the Middle East and parts of Asia

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Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Netanyahu in the Knesset in 2006
 

Posted on: August 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Is Bibi now Sharon Number Two? Sharon turned on backers and expelled Jews from Gaza. Bibi frees terrorists and chases surrender. A new poll shows his star soaring and Lapid’s dropping. Bibi the “peacenik?”

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Posted on: August 1st, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Members of the U.S. Congress have introduced legislation to award Israeli President Shimon Peres the Congressional Gold Medal. Spearheading the push to award Peres the medal are Ezra Friedlander, a New York-based lobbyist, and Rabbi David Baron of the Temple of the Arts in Beverly Hills. Should the legislation pass, Peres, who turns 90 on […]

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Jamal Zahalka: Arabs were in Israel before the Jews and will be here afterwards
 

Posted on: August 1st, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Like his policies or not, Netanyahu, knows how to talk. See the video to his response to the chutzpah of an Arab MK who says Arabs were in Israel before Jews and will be afterwards.

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