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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
U.S., Israel Teaming to Push Israel into Visa Waiver Program

April 18, 2014 - 5:25 PM
 
Report: Lebanese man admits to targeting Israelis in Thailand

April 18, 2014 - 5:22 PM
 
Syrian Jets Strike Targets on Ramat HaGolan

April 18, 2014 - 4:14 PM
 
Chelsea Clinton Pregnant with Non-Jewish Child

April 18, 2014 - 10:58 AM
 
Police Limit Arab Visitors to Temple Mount

April 18, 2014 - 10:18 AM
 
No Gov’t Majority for Pollard-Talks Deal

April 18, 2014 - 10:11 AM
 
Shas Party Appoints New Spiritual Leader

April 18, 2014 - 9:50 AM
 
‘Jews Must Register’ Flyer in Ukraine an Echo of Babi Yar

April 18, 2014 - 2:19 AM
 
Florida Teen Stabbed in High School Gym

April 17, 2014 - 9:31 PM
 
4 Wounded in Gush Etzion Road Terror Attack

April 17, 2014 - 1:01 PM
 
Arab Violence Closes Temple Mount to Visitors Again

April 17, 2014 - 12:26 PM
 
Jews Ordered to ‘Register’ in Donetsk, Ukraine

April 17, 2014 - 11:41 AM
 
Indyk Returns to Raise the Dead (Israel-PA Talks)

April 17, 2014 - 10:14 AM
 
Funeral of Baruch Mizrachi (Photo Essay)

April 16, 2014 - 11:39 PM
 
Tunisian Jew Stabbed in Djerba

April 16, 2014 - 8:50 PM
 
Israeli Hi-Tech Opens Branch in Nanjing

April 16, 2014 - 1:45 PM
 
Preparations Completed for Priestly Blessing from Jerusalem

April 16, 2014 - 12:48 PM
 
Kansas Shooting Suspect a White Supremacist, Indicted for Murder

April 16, 2014 - 12:03 PM
 
Hundreds at Bangkok Chabad Passover Seder

April 16, 2014 - 8:45 AM
 
President Obama’s Passover Statement

April 16, 2014 - 7:07 AM
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Labor party leader Shelly Yachimovich may be facing her first serious crisis.
 

First Crisis for Yachimovich: Kibbutzim Threatening to Leave Labor

Posted on: October 22nd, 2012

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Should the Yacimovich proposal be accepted in a procedural vote at the party conference by the end of the month, it will guarantee both sectors only one Knesset seat, in place of the two seats which traditionally have gone to them. According to the kibbutz movement leadership, such a move may result in their abandoning the party with which they have been strongly identified over the years.

 

Prime Minister’s Health Report

Posted on: October 22nd, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

As he does every year, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu informs the public on the state of his health.

 

Report: White House Has Secret Plan to Negotiate With Iran

Posted on: October 21st, 2012

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“It’s not true that the United States and Iran have agreed to one-on-one talks or any meeting after the American elections a National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said following the publication of a New York Times report saying the White House and Iran agreed to hold direct negotiations over its nuclear program after election day.

 

Israeli Foreign Minister Replies to Condemnation of Jewish Growth

Posted on: October 21st, 2012

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Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman urged the European Union on Saturday to focus on its own problems and stay out of the local dispute between Arabs and Jews over the future of Judea, Samaria, and the rest of Israel.

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Rwanda’s Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo
 

R. Shmuley and Rwandan FM Discuss Holocaust Denial and Israel

Posted on: October 21st, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

The meeting touched on how much Rwanda has progressed economically, agriculturally, and technologically, as well as on women’s rights in the 18 years since the 1994 ethnic cleansing of the Tutsis by the Hutus in Rwanda.

A photograph released by the IDF shows the Swedish-owned, Finnish-flagged boat 'Estelle' near the waters off the Gaza Strip on October 20, 2012. The pro-Palestinian boat was attempting to reach Gaza, in defiance of Israel's blockade of the territory.
 

No Humanitarian Supplies Found On Board ‘Estelle,’ Entire Effort Was a Provocation

Posted on: October 21st, 2012

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Navy vessels took over the boat in the morning hours Saturday, while it was just 15 nautical miles from the Gaza coast. Ship activists, including Swedish civilians, past and present European members of parliament, and leftist activists Dror Feiler and Jonathan Shapiro, said that the ship was surrounded by Israeli forces in the morning, and, after a few hours, masked soldiers came were on board.

Obama and Saudi King Abdullah
 

Daylight: The Story of Obama and Israel (Video)

Posted on: October 19th, 2012

News & ViewsPolitics

According to the video: Barack Obama ran for president as a pro-Israel candidate -- but his record tells a different story.

Rabbi Abraham Cooper
 

Why We Stay Away from the Interfaith Roundtable

Posted on: October 19th, 2012

News & ViewsMedia

Sometimes, only a period of separation will save a troubled marriage. That is why the Simon Wiesenthal Center and other Jewish groups are pulling out of the Christian-Jewish Roundtable. Fifteen liberal Protestant leaders, including those of the Presbyterian, Lutheran and Methodist denominations, chose the Jewish High Holiday season to urge Congress to curtail U.S. aid to Israel.

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Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak (R) and leader of the Opposition Shaul Mofaz both intend to stop Netanyahu from legalizing outposts.
 

Mofaz Urging AG to Stop Netanyahu from Adopting Justice Levy’s Recommendations on Outposts

Posted on: October 18th, 2012

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Last Sunday, Netanyahu told Likud ministers he plans on adopting part of the report without relating to broad legal interpretations, to avoid international criticism. Still, the proposal will add legal flexibility and remove bureaucratic obstacles, making Jewish construction in Judea and Samaria considerably easier.

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campus studenrs
 

Israel Not High Voting Priority for Pro-Israel Student Activists

Posted on: October 18th, 2012

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As college students prepare to hit the polls on November 6 - many for the first time - they will be considering a broad array of policy issues and party platforms. What drives young people to vote? How do they consider various issues? Does Israel play a role in the choices they make on election day? Israel Campus Beat interviewed pro-Israel students on campuses across the country to gauge the impact their support for Israel has on how they are preparing for Election Day.

Aryeh Deri (R.) co-chair with Interior Minister Eli Yishai (L) of Shas is going to bring his list 3 seats from Likud, according to a new poll published Thursday.
 

New Poll: Aryeh Deri Delivers Three Extra Seats for Shas, Weakening Likud

Posted on: October 18th, 2012

News & ViewsMedia

The poll also shows that the Likud-Liberman-Haredi bloc would maintain its majority in any possible scenario, no matter what combinations of left and center parties it faces.

 

Olmert and Livni Hold Elections Pow Wow

Posted on: October 18th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and former Kadima chairwoman Tzipi Livni may be throwing their hats into the political arena once more, teaming up to attempt to defeat the nationalist camp headed by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

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Russia Scuttles Anti-Israel Resolutions at UNESCO

Posted on: October 18th, 2012

News & ViewsArchaeology

In a rare instance of breaking step with the Arab world, Russia’s envoy to the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) caused the organization to defer condemning Israel in a series of votes on Wednesday.

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Ethan Felson, vice president and general counsel of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs says the two-state solution will take care of the problem.
 

Citing Betrayal of Trust, Jewish Groups Pull Out of Interfaith Dialogue

Posted on: October 18th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The old adage about going to bed with dogs and waking up with fleas appears to have been proven true yet again, as Jewish groups have pulled out of an upcoming meeting with Protestant colleagues over a letter from Christian leaders to congressmen calling for a possible suspension of U.S. aid to Israel.

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Candy-Crowley
 

Crowley’s Interference Saved Obama From Another Shellacking

Posted on: October 17th, 2012

News & ViewsMedia

Candy Crowley, the moderator of the presidential debate at Hofstra University on October 16, interfered in this U.S. presidential race in a way no one ever has before and - let's hope - no one ever will again. Crowley loudly supported President Barack Obama's version of reality, and contradicted Governor Mitt Romney's recollection of the actual reality of what the president said in the Rose Garden regarding the events in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2011.

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Israel’s Election Campaign Shifts Into High Gear

Posted on: October 17th, 2012

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JERUSALEM – With the 18th Israeli Knesset dispersed and new national elections set for January 22, 2013, Israel’s various political factions began preparing for what is expected to be a brutal campaign to elect a new 120-seat parliament. Following the elections President Shimon Peres will ask a newly elected MK, presumably from the largest faction, to form the next government.

Israeli Prime Minister and Likud Chairman Benjamin Netanyahu.
 

Likud Set to Approve Primary Elections Scheme, Barak Excluded

Posted on: October 17th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

The method of the primaries for the Likud's Knesset list was drafted by the Likud's Constitutional Committee last night and is set to be approved by the party's Central Committee this evening in Ganei HaTa'aruchah in Tel Aviv. The scheme does not include the reserving of secure spots on the list - spots within the number of seats Likud is certain to win - for candidates chosen by Prime Minister and Party Chairman Benjamin Netanyahu. It was rumored that Netanyahu wanted such spots for Defense Minister Ehud Barak and possibly other members of Barak's Independence faction which broke off from Labor.

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British Ambassador Responds to Hatzalah Calls

Posted on: October 17th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

British Ambassador Matthew Gould teamed up with United Hatzalah on emergency medical calls in Tel Aviv last Saturday night, getting a firsthand glimpse of the life-saving work the group does in Israel.

 

Adelsons Again Donate $500K to Super PAC Supporting Boteach

Posted on: October 17th, 2012

News & Views

Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife for a second time have given $500,000 to a Super PAC supporting Rabbi Shmuley Boteach's bid for Congress.

 

Israel’s State Prosecutor to Appeal Olmert Acquittals

Posted on: October 17th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Israel's state prosecutor will appeal the acquittals of former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in two of three cases decided earlier this year.

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