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Pro-Israel Carson Breathing Down Neck of Pro-Israel Trump

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31st Democratic Senator Backs Iran Deal

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‘Mega” Gas Field Discovered off Egyptian Coast

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Elbit Wins European and African Contracts

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A Sign of Desperation: Iran Claims Syria Killed Israeli Soldiers

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Iran Rejects Daniel Barenboim’s Gesture of Peace Because He’s Israeli

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Wasserman-Schultz ‘Blocked DNC Resolution Supporting Iran Deal’

August 30, 2015 - 3:06 PM
 
Neurologist Oliver Sacks Dies at Age 82 in New York City

August 30, 2015 - 2:40 PM
 
Aljazeera Arab Readers Shocked by Restraint, Kindness of IDF Soldiers in Nabi Salah

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1 Injured in Drive-by Shooting Terror Attack Near Kedumim

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Large Brush Fire Contained in Galilee

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Israeli Woman Arrested Trying to Join ISIS

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Netanyahu: No Objection to ‘Civilian” Nuclear Program in Iran

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Soldier Injured in Suspected Car Attack

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Monaco Apologizes for Deporting Jews to the Nazis

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Obama to Jewish Organization Heads: I Understand Israelis Mistrusting Iran

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Clinton Puts Her Foot in the Mouth (Again) with ‘Boxcar’ Remark

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Iranian President Says Nuclear Deal a ‘Non-Committal Agreement’

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Union to Strike Ben Gurion Airport 2 Hours Sunday

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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

News & ViewsNews Briefs

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

News & ViewsNews Briefs

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

News & ViewsUSNY

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

News & ViewsNews Briefs

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

News & ViewsNews Briefs

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.

Republican U.S. Senate candidate and Ohio state Treasurer Josh Mandel.
 

Posted on: May 25th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel is returning $105,000 in campaign contributions, as the FBI is investigating possible campaign finance violations. The donations raised suspicions because they were made by individuals who never before had made campaign donations, and whose income didn't appear high enough to enable them to be this generous.

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Deputy Minister of Health Yaakov Litzman addressing the Knesset.
 

Posted on: May 24th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

Belgium’s health minister Laurette Onkelinx said she was “profoundly troubled” by the behavior of her Israeli counterpart, Yaakov Litzman, after the Haredi official refused to shake her hand at a conference. The website Juif.org wrote: "There are indeed only two possibilities: either this lady is ignorant, or has malicious intent."

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International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Yukiya Amano (L.) met with with Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili (R.) on Sunday.
 

Posted on: May 22nd, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

Tomorrow, Wednesday, will see the start of new talks, in Baghdad, intended to persuade Iran's government to halt the enrichment of uranium, and also allow international inspectors complete access to its facilities. Ideally, President Obama would have liked to manage the progress of these talks, but both Republicans and Democrats don't completely trust the executive branch to do the right thing on Iran.

Thousands of Israelis take part in the annual flag parade, celebrating Jerusalem Day in the streets of Jerusalem.
 

Posted on: May 19th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

According to the Israeli extreme left, Jerusalem Day is "a holiday only to settlers and racists, who get a license to provoke and harass Palestinians." In the march of Jerusalem Day, tens of thousands of Israelis go from the western part of the capital through the Muslim Quarter, ending in front of the Wailing Wall. The parade has received the greatest amount of criticism on the Left.

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Gideon Ezra, z"l (1937-2012).
 

Posted on: May 17th, 2012

News & ViewsPolitics

Ezra, who was serving as a Kadima MK at the time of his death, was born in Jerusalem in 1937. He served in the IDF's Nahal Paratrooper brigade, and joined the Shin Bet in 1962. Over a career that spanned 33 years, he rose to become the Deputy head of Israel's domestic intelligence organization. Throughout his political career he variously served as Minister without Portfolio, Minister of Internal Security, Minister of Tourism, and Minister of Environmental Protection.

H. Res. 568, introduced by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla., seen here on her weekly radio show), chairwoman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, had 314 sponsors.
 

Posted on: May 16th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

The House on Tuesday approved a non-binding resolution that "strongly supports United States policy to prevent the government of Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability," and expresses "opposition to any policy that would rely on containment as an option in response to the Iranian nuclear threat." Americans for Peace Now urged members of Congress to "vote NO or PRESENT."

At a meeting last month in front of the Ulpana Hill homes, members of the Likud Committee assembled to voice their support for blocking the demolition efforts.
 

Posted on: May 15th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

According to a Tuesday report, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu does not see a way to prevent the court-ordered demolition of the Ulpana Hill neighborhood in Beit El, in the Benjamin region of Judea and Samaria. The neighborhood' spokesman thinks the PM must be helped out of the entanglement of his own doing.

Kadima chairman Shaul Mofaz and Kadima MK Yochanan Plesner attend a discussion about the Tal Law
 

Posted on: May 14th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

The intensifying focus on legislating an alternative to the Tal Law has the ultra-Orthodox parties in the Likud-led coalition defensive yet intractable. Shas and UTJ - representing 15 seats in the government - have declared that they will not participate in the coalition committee on finding an alternative.

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