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All in the Family: BDS Protests Zabars; Carole Zabar Promotes BDS

April 20, 2014 - 11:09 PM
 
Prayer Request from HaRav Aharon Bina

April 20, 2014 - 5:39 PM
 
Bennett to Abbas: Go Ahead, Make My Day

April 20, 2014 - 4:46 PM
 
Arab Riots Forced Rabbi Meir Soloveichik, Family off Temple Mount

April 20, 2014 - 2:27 PM
 
Ukrainian Synagogue Firebombed (Video)

April 20, 2014 - 2:05 PM
 
Hikers Find Human Skull and Bones in Gush Etzion Cave

April 20, 2014 - 8:28 AM
 
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
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Maurice Sendak, 83, Where the Wild Things Are

Posted on: May 9th, 2012

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Maurice Sendak, winner of numerous literary awards for children’s book writing and illustration, and author of classic children’s book Where the Wild Things Are, passed away Tuesday at the age of 83. Born in Brooklyn to Holocaust survivors Sadie and Philip Sendak, Maurice gained acclaim at the age of 35 for authoring and illustrating Where […]

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Toronto Islamic School Apologizes for Calling Jews “Crafty”, Promoting Jihad-Readiness

Posted on: May 9th, 2012

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A Toronto Islamic school has apologized to the Jewish community after an investigation confirmed that it encourages students to hate Jews and prepare to combat them. Friends of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre for Holocaust Studies in Toronto had submitted a complaint that the curriculum for the East End Madrassah, a Muslim Sunday school conducted on […]

 

North Carolina Bans Gay Marriage

Posted on: May 9th, 2012

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North Carolina approved a constitutional amendment on Tuesday defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman, eliminating the possibility of same-sex marriages in the state. Unofficial returns showed voters passing the amendment with 61 percent of the vote, making North Carolina the 30th state to adopt a ban on gay marriage. Campaigning […]

US Vice President Joe Biden says Israel must rely on its own military power when facing Iran.
 

Biden: Israel Shouldn’t Rely on the U.S. for Its Security

Posted on: May 8th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

Speaking at the annual convention of the Conservative movement's Rabbinical Assembly in Atlanta on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden made the case that Obama's strategies regarding the Iranian nuclear program have worked, but said the decision to strike must be Israel's. "I would not contract out my security to anybody, even a loyal, loyal, loyal friend like the United States," Biden said.

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The Iron Dome anti-missile system in action
 

US House of Representatives Set to Approve Almost $1 Billion in Israel Anti-Missile Programs

Posted on: May 8th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Coupled with the new political reality engendered by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's new and broad unity government, Congress' supplementary funding appears to advance Israel's preparation for the military option against Iran, as well as the potential international and military fallout.

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New American-Affiliated Party Launches Knesset Bid

Posted on: May 7th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Danny Goldstein, founder and chairman of 'Calcala' ('Finance'): “We are focused on making Israel a better place to live and a better place to invest by merging the best of Israel and America - representing Israelis, but with an eye on the American perspective.”

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American Hostage Pleads with Obama To Free Al-Qaeda, Taliban Prisoners

Posted on: May 7th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

Warren Weinstein, an American humanitarian aid worker kidnapped by al-Qaeda  begged US President Barack Obama to free all al-Qaeda and Taliban prisoners in US detention camps, and end airstrikes against forces in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia in exchange for his freedom. Weinstein, 71 of Rockville, Maryland, was kidnapped August 13, 2011, while in Lahore, […]

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NY Jews Lay Mitzvahs on Thick, Break World Record

Posted on: May 3rd, 2012

News & ViewsJewish

Members of the UJA-Federation of New York set a Guinness World Record on April 29 for assembling the greatest number of sandwiches for the needy in one hour. The mitzvah-slathered soiree took place at Temple Beth Sholom in Roslyn Heights and involved 100 volunteers from the local Jewish community, 3,320 slices of bread, and gobs […]

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With Election Six Months Away, Obama Still Leads Among Jews

Posted on: May 2nd, 2012

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WASHINGTON – President Obama enjoys the support of three-fifths of American Jews, according to the latest American Jewish Committee survey, a significant improvement over where he stood half a year ago in the organization’s polling.WASHINGTON – President Obama enjoys the support of three-fifths of American Jews, according to the latest American Jewish Committee survey, a significant improvement over where he stood half a year ago in the organization’s polling.

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Obama at the Western  Wall in 2008 - but not this time around
 

Poll: Obama Winning Back Jews

Posted on: May 2nd, 2012

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Jewish support for President Obama has improved significantly in the last year and a half, according to a new survey by the American Jewish Committee .

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NYC Subway Wannabe Bomber Convicted

Posted on: May 2nd, 2012

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Bosnian immigrant Adis Meunjanin was found guilty on Tuesday of plotting to bomb New York’s subway system as an Al-Qaeda terrorist.

President Obama with Elie Wiesel at Jewish American Heritage Month Celebration, May 2011
 

President Obama Declares Jewish American Heritage Month

Posted on: May 2nd, 2012

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US President Barack Obama on Tuesday declared May “Jewish American Heritage Month”. In a ceremony kicking off the month, the president praised Jewish Americans for bearing “hardship and hostility” with the “deep conviction that a better future was within their reach”.

Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.)
 

Senator Kerry in Talks with Muslim Brothers Presidential Candidate

Posted on: May 2nd, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

Senator John Kerry, head of the Senate foreign relations committee, arrived in Cairo Tuesday evening, as part of his tour of the region, to hold talks with Egyptian officials about the "democratic transformation" of Egypt. Kerry will meet with Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate and head of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) Mohamed Mursi, at the FJP headquarters on Wednesday.

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President Obama (with friend) is losing popularity with U.S. Jews.
 

AJC Survey Shows Jewish Support for Obama Dropping, But Few Favor Romney

Posted on: May 1st, 2012

News & ViewsPolitics

A new AJC survey of American Jews shows President Obama would win a majority of the Jewish vote in a contest against Gov. Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee. Obama would gain 61 percent and Romney 28 percent, with 11 percent undecided.

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Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman with US Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice.
 

Lieberman Severs Ties with UN Human Rights Council, Blocks Entry of Investigating Team

Posted on: April 26th, 2012

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Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has announced that Israel had severed all working relations with the UN Human Rights Council as of Monday this week, and will block a U.N. fact finding team from entering Israel or Judea and Samaria to investigate Jewish settlements. Spokesman Yigal Palmor said this "means that we're not going to work with them. We're not going to let them carry out any kind of mission, including this probe."

CitiField will be the site of a mass rally of Haredi Jewsgainst the ravages of modern technology
 

Mass Rally of ‘Jews Against the Internet’ to Pack Citi Field in May

Posted on: April 26th, 2012

News & ViewsJewish

Tens of thousands of Ultra-Orthodox Jews will participate in a huge rally to be held on Sunday evening, May 20, at Shea Stadium in Queens, New York, to combat the evils of the Internet and the damages caused by advanced electronic devices. One of the event organizers said: "This will be a mass rally never before seen in the history of Orthodox Jewry in the U.S." The rabbis behind the event say the Internet creates "many serious family-related problems."

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US Congress to Give Israel $680 million for Iron Dome

Posted on: April 24th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

The US Congress is expected to pass legislation giving $680 million to Israel to pay for more Iron Dome anti-missile systems.

 

NJ Court: Non-Jew Can Sue for Anti-Semitic Remarks

Posted on: April 24th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

A New Jersey appeals court has ruled that a man who alleges he endured anti-Semitic slurs from his former supervisors can sue them – even though he is not Jewish.

(From Left) Eli and Avi Werdesheim
 

New ‘Zimmerman’ Trial in Baltimore, This Time with Orthodox Jews

Posted on: April 24th, 2012

News & ViewsUS

The trial of the brothers Eliyahu and Avraham Werdesheim, who are accused of beating a black 15-year-old on November 19, 2010 as they were patrolling an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Baltimore, is scheduled to start today, Tuesday. In a case disturbingly reminiscent of the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida, the brothers are charged with assault, false imprisonment and carrying a deadly weapon, and could face 13 years in prison.

House Armed Services Committee in session
 

Report: House Armed Services Committee Proposes Additional $680 Million for Iron Dome

Posted on: April 23rd, 2012

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

The Washington Post quoted a Republican congressional aide as saying that the House Armed Services Committee will propose the increase when it convenes next week to formulate the 2013 fiscal year's defense budget. There are currently four operational and actively deployed Iron Dome batteries in Israel, but "at least ten" are needed to defend the whole country.

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