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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
America Joins Israel in Canceling Talks with PA

April 24, 2014 - 10:10 AM
 
J Street Seeking a Seat at the Conference

April 24, 2014 - 9:33 AM
 
Terrorists Greet Hamas-Fatah Unity with Rocket Attacks on Israel

April 23, 2014 - 11:12 PM
 
Jerusalem Woman Injured in Stone Throwing

April 23, 2014 - 10:50 PM
 
Jeb Bush Considering the White House

April 23, 2014 - 10:36 PM
 
Arabs Going Wild in Jerusalem

April 23, 2014 - 10:17 PM
 
Egypt Receives $700 Million in Oil Aid – Monthly

April 23, 2014 - 10:13 PM
 
Kerry’s Talks Achieve Peace Between Hamas and Fatah

April 23, 2014 - 5:56 PM
 
Ex-Met Council Chief Rapfogel to Plead Guilty in Financial Scam

April 23, 2014 - 3:44 PM
 
Fatah Official’s Family Disowns Him over Censure of Murder of a Jew

April 23, 2014 - 3:30 PM
 
2 Tortured Bodies Found Dumped in Slaviansk, Ukraine

April 23, 2014 - 3:16 PM
 
Suffolk University Defends Honoring Foxman as Commencement Speaker

April 23, 2014 - 2:39 PM
 
Eyewitness Report from Ukraine: ‘You Can Feel the Tension in the Air’

April 23, 2014 - 1:32 PM
 
Common Blood Pressure Drug Prevents Post-TBI Epilepsy

April 23, 2014 - 12:46 PM
 
It’s Prom Time, and Abbas Must Choose a Dance Partner – Israel or Hamas

April 23, 2014 - 12:06 PM
 
Israeli-American Journalist Held Hostage in Ukraine

April 23, 2014 - 11:24 AM
 
Egypt Plays US off Russia, Gets Military Aid Back

April 23, 2014 - 11:18 AM
 
Shas Continues Petty Attacks Against Rav Amar for Control Over Sephardim

April 23, 2014 - 10:34 AM
 
More Jewish Sites Vandalized in Ukraine

April 22, 2014 - 9:53 PM
 
Syria to Hold Presidential Elections

April 22, 2014 - 9:25 PM
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The Courts
Tammi Rossman-Benjamin teaches at UC Santa Cruz. She filed a Title VI Complaint in 2009, and an appeal in 2013
 

UC Jewish Prof: Civil Rights Office Rolling Back Protection for Jews

Posted on: October 31st, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The Office of Civil Rights seems to have rolled back the recent extension of protection from anti-Jewish discrimination on campuses.

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Jerusalem Police District chief Major General Niso Shaham has become the face of everything that's wrong with Israel's law enforcement agencies: brutal and uncouth, more like their counterparts in Cairo than in London.
 

8 Years too Late, ‘Cursing Policeman’ Major General Shaham Fired

Posted on: October 29th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

It wasn't just the idea of a high ranking police officer ordering his men to be ruthless against Jewish civilians, it was also Shahar's lowbrow language, replete with curses.

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A Haredi campaign worker in action in Beit Shemesh on the days before the elections. At this point there's no telling just how wide the Haredi voting fraud has been. All Jewish Home needs to show are 924 fraudulent votes – the difference between the Shas incumbent's and the Zionist second finisher.
 

Mounting Evidence: Beit Shemesh Votes Stolen, Election Tainted

Posted on: October 28th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

"She could not recall her children's names. We called the police and they took her for questioning. It turned out this was her second vote."

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MK Avigdor Lieberman getting the news of his candidate's defeat in the Jerusalem mayoral election Tuesday night. Things have been going badly for this Israeli political boss, who's facing a court decision on his future.
 

After Mayoral Loss, the Buzzards Are Flying over Lieberman’s Head

Posted on: October 24th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

Failure is an orphan in the Shas-Lieberman campaign aftermath – and winners in Israel don't get the "gracious" thing.

 

Boston Marathon Bomber Tied to 2011 Triple Murder

Posted on: October 23rd, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bombing suspect who was killed by police, is suspected of participating in a triple homicide in Waltham, Mass. on Sept. 11, 2011. This is according to a filing made by federal prosecutors in the case against Tsarnaev’s brother, the surviving bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Back in 2011, three men were […]

Shas Leader Aryeh Deri delivered in Beit Shemesh but lost Jerusalem—which was no surprise—and Shas core city of El'ad.
 

Deri Loses 2 out of 3 Major Races, Jewish Home Wins Sephardi Enclaves

Posted on: October 23rd, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

In an election that failed to alter the top of the municipal map, all the important changes took place in small places.

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Illustration: An Egged bus driver (not the subject of our story) in Jerusalem.
 

Veteran ‘Egged’ Bus Driver Was Hezbollah Agent

Posted on: October 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsIslamists

Mashara bought a laptop, installed an encryption program, opened a Facebook account and waited for Hezbollah to contact him.

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Kolko Gets 13 Years for Sex Abuse after Judge Refuses to Scrap Plea

Posted on: October 18th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Yosef Kolko, 39, was sentenced late Thursday in Toms River, N.J. to close to 13 years, after the judge refused to let him take back a guilty plea to aggravated sexual assault which he had made in May, the AP reports. Kolko’s victim, a 16-year-old boy who was 12 at the time the crime was […]

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The convicted sex cult leader (face pixelated) is being moved to his next place of residence for the next quarter century. But the obsession with the "evils of sexuality" that gave him life is still rampant among us.
 

Jerusalem, Tiberias ‘Sex Cult’ Leader Gets 26 Years

Posted on: October 17th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

His number 2, who helped in locking up abused minors and women, gets 6 years. The leader must pay victims $30 thousand -- but they still support him.

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Nawaf Athamneh, Kafr Qara resident, and former Block editor, convicted of extortion and rape of 15 yr old Haredi girl. Sentenced to 6 month community service.
 

Arab Rapist and Pedophile Accused Israel of Sex Crimes

Posted on: October 17th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitismAnti-Israel NGOs

Anti-Israel, NIF-funded public relations hack convicted of extortion and rape of 15 yr old Haredi girl.

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Federal Judge Reprimands Rubashkin Attorney

Posted on: October 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

A federal judge reprimanded an attorney working on behalf of jailed former Agriprocessors executive Sholom Rubashkin. In a meeting Tuesday, U.S. District Chief Judge Linda Reade told the attorney that interviews of jurors in Rubashkin’s 2009 trial on bank fraud charges cannot be used for future appeals or other court proceedings, according to The Gazette, […]

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Haredim on holiday in Tiberias. A family sued a travel agency that misrepresented a hotel package fpr Passover in Tiberias. It ended up being expensive and extremely uncomfortable.
 

Family Sues after Haredim Call them ‘Shiksas’

Posted on: September 1st, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Can it be a four-star hotel if you can smell the sewer system from your room?

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Supreme Court Chief Justice Asher Grunis keeps the courts open on Rosh Hashanah.
 

Chief Justice Keeps Israeli Courts Open Rosh Hashanah

Posted on: August 30th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

It's a fascinating—and rare—case in which the rights of an individual to a speedy trial clash with the identity of the Jewish state.

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Brooklyn DA candidate Ken Thompson in the company of his biggest fans, yeshiva boys in the Catskills bungalows. He accuses the incumbent, Charles Hynes, of using proxies to smear his name in the Jewish community.
 

Brooklyn DA Contender Thompson: I’ll Be Champion of the Orthodox

Posted on: August 28th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

"The accusation that I said I’m going to target the Jewish community is an outright lie."

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There's no God over here, God is around the corner, where the Haredim are davening… WOW chair Anat Hoffman speaking to the press after saying no to the Bennett Plan to build a prayer area outside the Kotel plaza but still adjacent to the Kotel.
 

Women of the Wall Protesting Bennett’s High Holidays Plan

Posted on: August 25th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

"Today this affects Women of the Wall but tomorrow it will affect every Israeli and Jew around the world…."

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Baby Messiah aka Martin
 

Religious Right and ACLU Protest Judge’s No Messiah Ruling

Posted on: August 19th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The name would impose an "undue burden on him that as a human being he cannot fulfill," the judge wrote.

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William E. Rapfogel
 

Head of Met Council Steps Down, Apologizes for Mistakes

Posted on: August 12th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

“I pray that my family and friends and all who care about Met Council can find it in their heart to forgive me for my actions."

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Neither the Democrats nor the Republicans expressed any interest in the abuse of a pro-Israel group by the IRS.
 

Republicans and Democrats Ignore IRS Abuse of Pro-Israel Group

Posted on: August 7th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Unless an organization has political juice, neither the Democrats or the Republicans care when a group of Americans have had their constitutional rights violated by a U.S. government agency.

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Three years after the scandal exploded, shaking up the Religious Zionist movement, a magistrate court in Jerusalem found Rabbi Motti Elon, scion of an exulted family of scholars and public servants, and himself a charismatic teacher and leader, guilty of sex crimes.
 

Guilty: Rabbi Motti Elon Convicted of Sexual Assault

Posted on: August 7th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

"Any attempt to argue as if I ever admitted such an act is a despicable lie," was Rabbi Elon's initial response to the allegations.

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Former Israel bank Governor Ya'kov Frankel (owns a really big suit carrier).
 

Frankel Withdrew Candidacy for Bank Governor

Posted on: July 29th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Blames a "mudslinging campaign" following revelations of Duty Free scandal.

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