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Bibi’s Approval Drops While US Jews Stay Connected (Guests Jeremy Saltan & Rabbi Avi Berman)
 
OJ Simpson Converting to Islam

September 3, 2014 - 2:30 AM
 
Gazan Deaths and Destruction Dramatically Drives Popularity for Hamas

September 3, 2014 - 12:43 AM
 
Lady Gaga Pre-Tel Aviv Concert ‘Shalom’ Video Irks Some Arab Fans

September 2, 2014 - 11:11 PM
 
British Jew Pleads ‘Not Guilty’ to Assaulting MP George Galloway

September 2, 2014 - 10:45 PM
 
Honey Sales Expected to Soar as Rosh Hashanah Approaches

September 2, 2014 - 9:59 PM
 
US Pushes PA Agenda and Tells Israel to Cancel New Gush Etzion Town

September 2, 2014 - 9:48 PM
 
ISIS Beheaded American Journalist Steven Sotloff And Posted Video

September 2, 2014 - 9:45 PM
 
Second Terror Attack Averted When Arab Driver Killed by IDF Fire

September 2, 2014 - 7:51 PM
 
Eric Cantor Joins Wall Street Investment Bank

September 2, 2014 - 4:06 PM
 
Poll: Hamas Would Rule Judea and Samaria in New Elections

September 2, 2014 - 3:52 PM
 
Arab Terrorist Attack Foiled Near Netanya

September 2, 2014 - 1:38 PM
 
Ehud Olmert’s ‘Talansky Affair’ Re-Opens in Jerusalem District Court

September 2, 2014 - 12:58 PM
 
Iran Unveils New Self-Defense Radar, Missile System

September 2, 2014 - 12:04 PM
 
Turkey’s New PM Says ‘No Hope’ of Normalizing Ties with Israel

September 2, 2014 - 11:22 AM
 
Jihadist Threat Rising on Israel’s Northern Border

September 2, 2014 - 9:58 AM
 
Germany to Begin Supplying Kurds With Weapons to Fight Islamic State

September 2, 2014 - 1:41 AM
 
Did You Know September 1 is an Israeli National Holiday?

September 2, 2014 - 1:02 AM
 
SodaStream May Close Maaleh Adumim Factory

September 1, 2014 - 11:41 PM
 
Last Soldier Killed in Protective Edge Laid to Rest

September 1, 2014 - 11:31 PM
 
Arab Rock Throwing Attacks Wounds 3-Year-Old Girl

September 1, 2014 - 11:22 PM
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Religion
The Simon Wiesenthal Center released its 2013 Top Ten Anti-Semitic/Anti-Israel Slurs. There are far more than 10 on the list.
 

Posted on: December 30th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Arabs, Jews, Muslims, Europeans and Americans are well-represented.

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Rebbes and their flock at a rally outside a military prison south of Haifa, in solidarity with two Yeshiva students who were imprisoned for refusing to report to the IDF recruitment offices earlier this month. The notion that only non-Haredi Jews will get killed defending the Jewish State is repugnant. The idea that Israeli Haredi rabbis will go to the diaspora to say loshon hora against Israeli Jews is grotesque.
 

Posted on: December 29th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

The holy conference is not yet a done deal.

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The new winner: Beit Shemesh losing mayoral candidate Eli Cohen in the District Court in Jerusalem after a three judge panel ordered new elections, due to widespread, coordinated and systematic fraud.
 

Posted on: December 26th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Court says the democratic process had been undermined.

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on a train to the southern town of Sderot, to inaugurate a new, rocket proof train station. As this picture exhibits, Netanyahu's political foundation relies on right-wingers (like Minister of Transportation Yisrael Katz sitting next to him) and the Orthodox, without being one himself. He must devise maneuvers to keep the right at his side, while supporting the secularist Ashkenazi elite where he really belongs.
 

Posted on: December 26th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

The ultimate goal of the prime minister's current policy melange, as always, is political survival.

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Posted on: December 25th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

The number of Christians enlisting in the IDF has doubled since the establishment of the Israeli Christians Recruitment Forum slightly more than year ago. According to the forum’s data, 84 Christian soldiers have enlisted since June 2013 alone, a number that not long ago was not reached in an entire year Nearly 90 Christian soldiers  […]

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Posted on: December 25th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Jesus was born a Jew more than 1,500 years before Islam appeared in the world, Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said Tuesday in a mockery of Mahmoud Abbas’’ annual assertion that “Jesus was a Palestinian .” Abbas wished Christians in the Palestinian Authority, which until only a few years ago harassed and attacked Christians […]

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Posted on: December 25th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Pope Francis’ first Christmas message was full of hope for peace in war-torn Syria and South Sudan, the “often and overlooked” war-torn Central African Republic and – as if the chaos and mutual barbarity are comparable – for a “favorable” outcome” in talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. He made no mention of what […]

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Posted on: December 25th, 2013

News & ViewsArchaeology

A special event next week at the National Library of Israel will debut a display of ancient Jewish texts found in a cave in Afghanistan. The library purchased 29 of the discovered texts. The texts are approximately 1,000 years old and were written in either ancient Persian or Arabic. They are predominantly legal or commercial documents, except […]

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shocked cow
 

Posted on: December 24th, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

One judge wondered how meat could be considered kosher, if the employees of the kosher slaughtering firm "just passed on the cows."

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Rabaa, the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated radio channel, now airing in Turkey
 

Posted on: December 23rd, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

Muslim Brotherhood radio statio shut down in Egypt opens in Turkey, with terrorist-supporting Imam Al-Qaradawi as its first host.

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Mahmoud Abbas in the Church of Nativity
 

Posted on: December 23rd, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

The Palestinian Authority has used a video and the revision of history to turn Christmas into a tool to rewrite history, with Jesus having been born in a “Palestinian” city and modern-day Christians suddenly being an “integral part of the Palestinian people.” Christians, like Jews, were denied access to holy sites during the Jordan occupation […]

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Posted on: December 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

A request by MK Hana Sweid (Hadash), to put up an official Christmas tree in the entrance to the Knesset was turned down by Knesset speaker Yuli Edelstein (Likud), according to a report in Arutz-7. Sweid is from an Christian-Arab family. Edelstein made it clear that the Knesset will not officially host a Christmas display […]

 

Posted on: December 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Encouraged by Israeli diplomats, parliamentarians from the Council of Europe have submitted a motion opposing an earlier resolution condemning ritual circumcision of boys. The motion was submitted last week by 101 members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the council, according to Micaela Catalano, a spokeswoman for the assembly, which has 318 parliamentarians and whose resolutions […]

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Posted on: December 19th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Pope Francis will make his first official visit to Israel for only 48 hours in late May, Israel media reported Thursday. The trip is scheduled for May 25-26 and the pope reportedly will conduct mass only in Bethlehem, in the Palestinian Authority, and not in Jerusalem. He probably will probably visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust […]

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Posted on: December 19th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Spain’s ruling Popular Party (PP) has submitted a draft law that could grant citizenship to descendants of Jews expelled from Spain during the Spanish Inquisition. The possibility of the bill was first announced last year by Spanish Justice Minister Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon. If the law is ratified, eligible Jews won’t have to relinquish their current nationalities […]

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Posted on: December 19th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

A mother in Israel has appealed to the country’s Supreme Court a rabbinical court ruling requiring her to circumcise her son. In her appeal filed Wednesday, the mother said the rabbis cannot order her to circumcise her son, who is now a year old. The Jerusalem rabbinical court last month upheld the ruling of the […]

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the road prayer
 

Posted on: December 19th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

My first reaction to this story was: El Al has its own rabbi?

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Rabbi Motti Elon
 

Posted on: December 18th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The judge said Elon's behavior was "illegitimate" – even according to his own stated standards.

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It's Shabbat morning in snowy Efrat and the electricity has just gone out. Do you suffer through the rest of the day, or do you search for a creative halachic solution? (illustration image)
 

Posted on: December 18th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

A "Beit Hillel" rabbi reported his decision to turn on the electricity on a frozen Shabbat morning, only to be attacked by a "Tzohar" rabbi from his neck of the (snowy) woods.

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Posted on: December 17th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIraq

Damaged Torah scrolls found by U.S. troops in Iraq’s intelligence headquarters were buried in a cemetery in New York on Sunday, according to Jewish law for disposing of unusable religious objects and texts. More than 100 people, including Lukman Faily, the Iraqi ambassador to the U.S., attended the ceremony at the New Montefiore Cemetery in […]

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