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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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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a press conference to announce early elections.
 

Netanyahu Dissolves the Knesset, Announces Early Elections

Posted on: October 9th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

The prime minister announced his intention to hold elections in early 2013, after concluding that he could not pass a "responsible budget." He told the nation on Tuesday night: "I decided the good of the State of Israel requires elections now, and as soon as possible."

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Dutch Agriculture Minister Henk Bleker
 

Dutch Government Planning Ban on Kosher Slaughtering

Posted on: October 6th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

The Dutch government is drafting a decree that would give it veto power over anyone who wants to practice ritual slaughter, or sh'chitah, in the Netherlands.

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Jewish youths sitting near the Mechpela House, whose legal Jewish owners are barred from residing.
 

Civil Administration Refusing to Allow Jews Back into their Legally Purchased Hebron Home

Posted on: October 4th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

As of Thursday morning, it appears that Jewish families will not return to their home any time soon.

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In Battleground State Ohio, Jewish Voters Favoring Obama According to AJC Poll

Posted on: October 4th, 2012

News & Views

An American Jewish Committee survey of Jewish voters in Ohio, a battleground state, has the community favoring President Obama in similar numbers to polls elsewhere.

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Romney Wins First Debate Hands Down (Complete Video)

Posted on: October 4th, 2012

News & ViewsMedia

Patiently, with a good-sport's smile, without a hint of anger, Romney sought time and again to correct Obama's distortions of his program.

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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz will attempt to hammer out a budget that would not alienate their voters.
 

Speculations: Israeli Elections Moved Up to February

Posted on: October 3rd, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The Israeli press has been featuring several leaks from Netanyahu's inner circle on Tuesday and Wednesday regarding the approaching declaration of a February vote, although an official declaration is yet to made. "We will make a decision by the opening of the winter session" of the Knesset, Netanyahu said on Tuesday. The winter session will start in two weeks.

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Romney Coming Back Slowly on Eve of First Debate

Posted on: October 3rd, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

In North Carolina, where President Obama was starting to open a lead over Republican presidential candidate Romney, the two are now tied according to recent polls, with each candidate's lead falling within the margin of error. Until the end of the summer, North Carolina was considered a red or red-leaning state, and the fact that Obama was pulling ahead there marked the lowest point for Romney.

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Salam al Marayati (L.) with friends.
 

Anti-Israel, Pro-Hamas Muslim Leader Is US Delegate to Warsaw Human Rights Conference

Posted on: October 3rd, 2012

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

He is not a scholar. He has been involved with the Muslim Public Affairs Council since its founding in 1986. He blamed Israel for 9/11.

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MTA chairman Joseph J. Lhota.
 

MTA Sneaks In Free Speech Restrictions, Bypassing Court Ruling Favoring Anti-Jihad Ad

Posted on: September 30th, 2012

News & ViewsIslamists

These new regulations were announced on Thursday, just three days after the American Freedom Defense Initiative ads were put up with court approval.

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In April, 2009, Prime Minister Netanyahu sampled a traditional, lavish Moroccan meal, in Or Akiva, Israel. While in New York, the PM went gaga over Eastern European Jewish food.
 

While in NYC, Bibi Devours Traditional Jewish Food

Posted on: September 30th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

While staying at a Manhattan hotel, on Friday the Israeli prime minister made a phone "to go" purchase from Pomegranate.

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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the 67th United Nations General Assembly in New York.
 

Despite Ridicule from the Left, Bibi’s Message on Iran Is Being Heard

Posted on: September 29th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

Three leaders: President Obama, Secretary Clinton and Canadian Prime Minister Harper by the end of last week expressed both in words and deeds a commitment to the elimination of Iran's nuclear program. Interestingly, the one whose action Friday will probably have the most profound influence on the future of Iran was Hillary Clinton, who has unleashed an old, aggressive enemy against the Mullahs' state. It may only be a matter of time before other Western powers will internalize Bibi's message.

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Netanyahu displaying the 3 stages of Iran's nuclear program at the U.N. Thursday.
 

Netanyahu Warns the World: A Nuclear Iran Is like a Nuclear Al Qaeda

Posted on: September 27th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

"I ask, given this record of Iranian aggression without nuclear weapons, just imagine Iranian aggression with nuclear weapons," Netanyahu said to the assembly.

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Abbas at the U.N.
 

Abbas Blasts Israel as ‘Racist’ at UN Speech, Downplays Statehood Bid

Posted on: September 27th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Describing what he said were "racist" attacks by settlers on Palestinians in collusion with the Israeli government, Abbas told the General Assembly on Thursday that he has reached the conclusion "that the Israeli government rejects the two-state solution." He said, however, that Palestinians remain ready to negotiate a two-state solution. "We do not seek to delegitimize an existing state, that is, Israel," Abbas said.

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For eight years, the bridge leading up to Temple Mount was in danger of collapsing.
 

Arab Temple Mount Keepers Accuse Israel of Plot to Replace Mosques with… Ladies Synagogue

Posted on: September 27th, 2012

News & ViewsArchaeology

The aim of the Israelis, according to this group, is to transform these areas into segregated prayer enclosures and synagogues for Jewish women.

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German Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger initiated pro-circumcision legislation.
 

Germany Initiating Pro-Circumcision Legislation

Posted on: September 27th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

A spokesman for German Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger said his office is working on an outline for new legislation that will permit circumcision of minor males after a controversial court decision in the summer that criminalized the rite.

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Rep. Henry Waxman (D Ca., on right) with PM Netanyahu and Senator Carl Levin (D Mi., on left).
 

Jewish House Dems Support Obama’s Refusal to Meet Netanyahu, Warn Bibi to Cool It

Posted on: September 27th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

California representative Henry Waxman blamed PM Netanyahu for negative press Obama sustained as a result of his refusal to rearrange his schedule to meet with the Israeli leader during the recent UN General Assembly convention in New York. Massachusetts representative Barney Frank said the fallout over the meeting indicates that “Maybe Netanyahu’s for Romney. And he’s making a mistake if he is.”

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Prof. Alan Dershowitz
 

Abbas Endorses Dershowitz’s Settlement Freeze Offer – Someone Should Tell the Settlers

Posted on: September 26th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Abbas and his senior negotiator, Saeb Erekat, reacted with keen interest to a proposal that Dershowitz first made in January.

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Romney’s Remarks On Peace Prospects Draw Muted Response From Jewish Groups

Posted on: September 25th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

WASHINGTON – Mitt Romney’s less than optimistic take on Israeli-Palestinian peace prospects drew some media attention but not much noise from centrist Jewish groups.

 

Olmert “Standing Tall” After Receiving Commuted Sentence

Posted on: September 25th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Former prime minister Ehud Olmert told a press conference Monday that he leaves court “standing tall” after being handed a one year suspended sentence and a fine of NIS 75,300 for breaching the public trust in what has been called the “Investment Center Affair”.

 

Israel’s UN Envoy Leaves Session in Protest When A-Jad Takes Podium

Posted on: September 25th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

Israel's UN envoy Ron Prosor left a UN session on Monday in protest when Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took the podium. Ahmadinejad was present to speak about the rule of law in a session on the subject.

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