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Isi Leibler and How a Two-State Solution Not Currently Feasible, But Must Not Be Abandoned
 
Lebanon Reports IAF Overflights

September 18, 2014 - 1:13 AM
 
Hamas Denies Arresting Rocket Crew

September 18, 2014 - 12:54 AM
 
Late Israeli PM Ariel Sharon Honored in Belarus Museum

September 17, 2014 - 11:30 PM
 
Sobibor Death Camp Gas Chambers Uncovered

September 17, 2014 - 10:41 PM
 
Minister Gidon Saar Unexpectedly Announces Resignation

September 17, 2014 - 10:23 PM
 
Anti-Semitic Store Guard Sacked by British Sporting Goods Store

September 17, 2014 - 9:56 PM
 
NYC Police Looking into Swastika Fliers in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg

September 17, 2014 - 6:55 PM
 
Russia and Egypt Agree to $3.5B Arms Deal

September 17, 2014 - 6:51 PM
 
Muslims Say ISIS Has ‘Nothing To Do With Islam’

September 17, 2014 - 4:30 PM
 
PA Unity Government Not Unified

September 17, 2014 - 4:19 PM
 
China Buys Israeli Smart Irrigation Tech Company for $20 Million

September 17, 2014 - 2:57 PM
 
Israel Officially Recognizes Nationality of ‘Aramean’

September 17, 2014 - 2:30 PM
 
Brussels Jewish Museum Reopens with Upgraded Security

September 17, 2014 - 2:16 PM
 
Shelling on Golan Heights Strikes Close to Israeli News Team

September 17, 2014 - 1:59 PM
 
New York Man Recruiting for ISIS, Prosecutors Say

September 17, 2014 - 1:51 PM
 
European Jewry is Dying and Afraid

September 17, 2014 - 1:22 PM
 
Hundreds Dead & Missing in Hamas Human Trafficking Ring

September 17, 2014 - 11:45 AM
 
Mother of Naftali Frenkel With Rosh HaShana Request for Jewish Unity [video]

September 17, 2014 - 11:29 AM
 
Hot Today, Cooling Off Tomorrow

September 17, 2014 - 10:54 AM
 
Hamas Arrests Yesterday’s Rocket Launchers

September 17, 2014 - 10:50 AM
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Politics
U.S. President Barack Obama
 

Posted on: August 10th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

Most of the questions at the president's first press conference in months focused on Edward Snowden and the U.S./Russia relationship. Very little attention was paid to the ongoing, specific and credible terrorist threats to U.S. interests from al Qaeda.

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Jewish "leaders" to promote talks between Israel and Arab Palestinians
 

Posted on: August 9th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Secretary of State John Kerry met with what the Jewish Telegraph Agency described as “Jewish leaders” to “brief” them on the resumption of Israeli-Arab Palestinian talks on Thursday evening, August 8. Although the briefing was off the record, the JTA quoted unnamed attendants who said several things. First, that the meeting was dominated by Kerry’s […]

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Posted on: August 8th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the Republican majority leader in the House of Representatives, will lead 26 GOP lawmakers next week  on a tour of Israel funded by AIPAC’s educational affiliate. The visit follows on the heels of a similar one this week for 37 Democratic lawmakers led by Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), the House Democratic […]

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Posted on: August 8th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Haredi Knesset Member Moshe Gafni said he doesn’t mind if yeshivas are monitored to make sure those enrolled are learning so long as universities get the same treatment. He had commented in the Maariv newspaper that students who do not actually learn day and night in yeshivas should serve in the army. MK Gafni, answering […]

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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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