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Israelis will not be silent in the face of the murder of children Roni Schutzer Flash90
 

Posted on: June 14th, 2012

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Russian Independence Day celebration at Tel Aviv’s Hilton Hotel were dampered by the arrival of a group of demonstrators protesting Russian military support for Syrian President Bashar Assad’s harsh crackdown on civilians and armed opposition.

 

Posted on: June 14th, 2012

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The US Embassy in Tel Aviv announced Wednesday that it will be giving away tickets to an annual Independence Day party at the US ambassador’s residence in Herzliya.

 

Posted on: June 13th, 2012

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Ron Barber, a former aide to U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, won her seat in a special election. Barber, who decided to run after Giffords formerly resigned her seat earlier this year to recover from a shooting in January 2011, defeated Jesse Kelly, a Republican who suffered a narrow defeat to Giffords in the 2010 election […]

Jonathan Pollard is awaiting the results of President Peres' appeal to President Obama Wednesday.
 

Posted on: June 13th, 2012

News & ViewsPolitics

A bipartisan letter is circulating in the U.S. House of Representatives soliciting signatures on a letter to President Obama asking him to commute Pollard's sentence to time served. The "Dear Colleague" letter is signed by veteran House members Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Christopher Smith (R-N.J.).

City Councilman Charles Barron is causing a rift between NYC Black and Jewish Democrats.
 

Posted on: June 12th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Several current and former New York Jewish elected officials gathered on Monday to denounce the congressional candidacy of Charles Barron for his anti-Israel views. Last week, Barron won the crucial endorsement of his district's retiring Congressman, Edolphus Towns. And this week, Barron was endorsed by the Amsterdam News.

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Demonstrators holding up signs calling for Jonathan Pollard's release.
 

Posted on: June 12th, 2012

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As President Peres is preparing to appeal to President Obama to grant clemency to convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, a former Israeli ambassador to the U.S. is saying Pollard is the means by which official Washington is punishing Israel for past and present sins.

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Beit El Caravilla
 

Posted on: June 11th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

In line with the government’s plan to destroy 5 buildings in the Ulpana Hill neighborhood of Beit El, six caravilla mobile homes were delivered on Monday to house evicted families. Community leaders hope out of the ashes may come the biggest development in years.

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Posted on: June 10th, 2012

News & ViewsPolitics

Gallup has started tracking Jewish voters for the 2012 presidential elections, and its findings are commensurate with other polling, with President Obama enjoying a 35 point lead over Mitt Romney. The poll of 576 Jews culled from the pollster’s daily tracking of registered U.S. voters from April 11-June 5, found that Jewish voters favored Obama […]

White House new director for community partnerships George Selim admits to hundreds of meetings with CAIR.
 

Posted on: June 9th, 2012

News & ViewsPolitics

Aides to President Barack Obama have been holding “hundreds” of meetings behind closed-doors with representatives of the Council on American–Islamic Relations (CAIR), America's largest Muslim advocacy organization, with close ties to Hamas and its parent organization, the Muslim Brotherhood.

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Haredi Businessman Jacob Ostreicher has been held for a year without trial in Bolivian Prison.
 

Posted on: June 8th, 2012

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Jacob Ostreicher remains locked up at Palmasola Prison in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. That notorious facility was designed to hold 1,000 prisoners, but is currently home to 3,500. Unlike U.S. facilities, this prison is essentially run by the prisoners. Guards provide food and make sure prisoners do not escape, but do nothing to maintain order within the prison’s walls.

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Police subduing a minor during a demonstration in front of the Knesset on Wednesday. The youth was detained and today was released unconditionally.
 

Posted on: June 7th, 2012

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Following a Knesset vote on the “Regulation Law” intended to prevent the evacuation of the Ulpana Neighborhood in Beit El, Ulpana residents and others supporting the law broke up in angry protest. Police, on horseback and on foot, acted brutally to subdue what was, essentially, a loud protest.

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Hunger striking settlers received the news of the failure of legislation to save their homes from demolition.
 

Posted on: June 6th, 2012

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The Knesset on Wednesday rejected the proposed bill to save the Ulpanah Hill neighborhood, which was ordered by the High Court to be demolished at the end of this month. In a preliminary reading, the Knesset voted the bill down by 69 to 22.

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Runners carrying a banner predicting: "Another Disengagement = Civil War" through Jerusalem's streets.
 

Posted on: June 6th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

A protest race is being conducted in the streets of Jerusalem this afternoon, to raise public awareness of the importance of the proposed "Regulatory Law," the Tazpit news agency reports.

Randy Altschuler
 

Posted on: June 6th, 2012

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WASHINGTON – Jewish Republicans nationwide are hoping a heated congressional race rematch in the New York suburbs puts a second Jewish Republican in the House of Representatives.

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President Barack Obama with his new White House Chief of Staff Jacob Lew, an Orthodox Jew.
 

Posted on: June 6th, 2012

News & ViewsJewish

The OU reps pressed Obama hard on his handling of US-Israel relations and on mandating contraceptive coverage. Obama accused Netanyahu of trying to "act without restraints."

Deputy Prime Minister Moshe Ya'alon (L) with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu against the background image of a former Likud premier.
 

Posted on: June 5th, 2012

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Speaking to Israel's Army Radio in advance of the Wednesday Knesset vote on the "Regulatory law" which has been rocking the politics, Deputy Prime Minister Moshe Ya'alon compared the dilemma between the evacuation of Jewish homes and enacting retroactive legislation to circumvent the High Court's ruling to a choice between eating a Neveila and a Treifa.

Avraham Nocham, hunger-striker against Ulpana relocation
 

Posted on: June 3rd, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Avraham Nocham, an artist, explained that he has decided to join the strike out of empathy and identification with the strikers’ objectives. "I am very sensitive to these issues. Many times the development of these incidents is frightening. I have come to join the struggle and strike in hope of a positive outcome."

The Ulpana Hill neighborhood of the town of Beit El is in the middle of a political storm over Palestinian claims to the land and a draconian Supreme Court decision.
 

Posted on: June 2nd, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Despite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's commitment not to seek the evacuation of five homes in Beit El's Ulpana Hill neighborhood, as required by a Supreme Court ruling, It appears that the premier has now come up with a creative solution, to evacuate and reconstruct the buildings on a nearby lot.

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Democrat Tammy Duckworth (seen with husband Bryan, an Army Major) received J Street support and now favors a Palestinian State.
 

Posted on: May 31st, 2012

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Tammy Duckworth, a Democrat, is an Iraq war veteran challenging Representative Joe Walsh, Republican of Illinois' northwest suburban 8th congressional district (about an hour's drive from Chicago, give or take). There doesn't seem to be anything wrong with her, except for the fact that she has received the endorsement of J Street, the leftist pro-Palestinian, "tough-lovers" of Israel PAC.

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Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.)
 

Posted on: May 29th, 2012

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Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), was uninvited last week, after having been scheduled to speak Friday night at Temple Israel of Greater Miami. The invitation was "postponed" for security reasons. But if there were any security threats, they all seemed to emanate from Stanley G. Tate, 85, a major donor and former president of the synagogue.

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