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Is It Time to Stop Fasting on the 17th of Tamuz?

It appears that in order to revoke an ancient law such as the fast of Tamuz 17, there really has to be a major consensus among all of us that the time of joy and gladness is here again.

Volunteer Response Group Turns to Knesset for Procedures to Evacuate Deceased in Road Accidents

'Why was it necessary to take the body to the institute? After all, he was not the driver. He was sitting in the back seat.'

Canadian Company Fined $25,000 for Selling Non-Kosher Cheese to Jewish Camps

According to CFIA, 'this is the first case in Canada brought before a provincial court related to the misrepresentation of a kosher food product.'

Ministry Declares Best Six Months Ever in Israeli Tourism History

1.74 million tourist entries were recorded in January-June 2017, an increase of 26% over the same period in 2016 (1.38 million), and 24% more than in 2015.

Austria Blocks Entry of Turkish Minister on Anniversary of 2016 Coup

Last week, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan was not permitted to speak to Turkish ex-patriots in Germany.

Police Detained Netanyahu’s Senior Aid in Submarine Corruption Case

Police suspect that personal relationships among people in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's circle contributed to self-serving, biased procurement decisions.

Chief Rabbi Irate at Rabbinate’s ‘Blacklist’ of Orthodox Rabbis

The list was prepared by Rabbi Itamar Touboul, who is in charge of determining whether individuals born abroad and registered to wed in Israel are considered a Jewish.

Evicted Hebron Settlers: In Response to UNESCO Resolution, Let Us Go Home

The legal owners are planning to sneak back into Machpelah House in the coming weeks, sans coordination with the powers that be, and let's see Netanyahu and Liberman evicting them from their homes in the UNESCO sanctioned Palestinian heritage site.
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Lieutenant Goldin’s Family Attacks Government’s ‘Blatant failure’ to Bring Back Soldiers’ Bodies

'After years of inaction on the part of public representatives, embarrassing confusion, and, for the first time in Israel, a blatant failure in exerting efforts to return IDF soldiers, we have decided to unite and act to bring our boys home.'

Rwanda President Paul Kagame in Israel for 2-Day Visit

Prime Minister Netanyahu met with President Kagame last July in Kigali, Rwanda when he visited East Africa.

Justice Minister Shaked: Supremes Tied my Hands, Expropriated the Knesset Authority

'Let's say that the Defense Minister will decide to recommend to the post of Chief of Staff the most senior general among the command staff,' Shaked said, 'Would public opinion approve such a decision?'

Abbas Threatens Financial Sanctions Against Hamas Leadership

With Abbas' insistence, Gaza residents are now down to a maximum of three-hour electric service daily.

Israel to Spend $420 Million to Protect Off-Shore Gas Rigs

The Israeli Navy in May 2015 ordered four Sa'ar 6-class corvettes, loosely based on the German Braunschweig-class corvette, but with engineering changes that make the baseline platform more robust for military use.
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PM Netanyahu Dons Yarmulke to Quote Genesis for UNESCO’s Benefit

'Against UNESCO's denial, Israel will present to the world the historical truth and the Jewish People's deep connection – of thousands of years – to Hebron.'

Trump Brokers $7.6 Billion Israeli Missile Deal to Poland

Rafael's Stunner works well with both Rafael's David's Sling system and Raytheon's Patriot system, and the Poles want the Stunner inside their Patriot system.

Report: Haredi Cult Leader Shlomo Helbrans Drowned in Mexico

According to Diardio de Chiapas, Helbrans' group of about 40 ultra-Orthodox Jewish families entered Chiapas three weeks ago legally from Guatemala, after having been expelled.

Rabbi Steinsaltz Back in Tekoa Yeshiva following Stroke

'I never thought that spreading ignorance has any advantage, except for those who are in a position of power and want to deprive others of their rights and spread ignorance in order to keep them under foot.'

London Mayor Promises to Call for Full Ban on Hezbollah

London Mayor Sadiq Khan says he plans to write to the Home Secretary to call for a full ban on Hezbollah.

Haredi MK: Reform Campaign Rife with Bribes, Corruption

'Most of the Jews in the United States, even those who come to Temple once in fifty years, or those that don’t come at all, are not Reform, and the Reform movement does not represent them.'

Egypt Cuts Gaza Fuel Deliveries by Half While Abbas Visits Cairo

Apparently, the folks in Gaza can go without their refrigerators, as long as somebody does something about those pesky settlements.

3 London Haredi Schools Reopen in Defiance of Education Authority

The Hackney Council estimates there are at least 30 unregistered Haredi schools – a figure which local ultra-Orthodox sources suggests is inflated.

Elbit Subsidiary to Provide $35 Million in Advanced Electro-Optic Systems to a European Country

The news comes against the background of a billion-dollar deal with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) for leasing Heron-2 drones to the German Air Force.

Mennonite Church USA Adopts BDS with 98% Vote

'I could not support the resolution two years ago. It was too simplistic,' Mennonite World Conference president Nelson Kraybill said, speaking in support of the motion during comments at the microphones.

Haredim Preparing Doomsday Response to Reform Invasion: Genealogy Book

MK Eichler to JewishPress.com: The genealogical list will only be there for those who want to know whom they are marrying and who is Jewish according to Jewish law. Let them check the list. It is a FREE COUNTRY (sic) with free information and free choice.

Poll: Half the Population of Gaza Want to Emigrate

Only 43% of the residents of the Gaza Strip feel personally safe and secure, compared with 53% in the Palestinian Authority. Believe it or not, though, these grim figures mark an improvement: three months ago, 38% of Gazans felt secure and in the PA only 50% did.

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