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Posted on: August 24th, 2012News & Views → News Briefs
As many as five people were shot Friday in front of the Empire State Building in New York, a spokesman for the New York Fire Department said.
Posted on: August 23rd, 2012News & Views → Eye on Palestine
Israel’s problem with the Palestinians is that it has not established a clear strategy, or any strategy at all for that matter, regarding its most intimate neighbors, "and that is why we are not leading any course of action except merely responding," argued on Thursday Israel Beitenu leader and Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman.
Posted on: August 23rd, 2012News & Views → Middle East → Iran
Eventually, it became the story of the boy who cried wolf.
Posted on: August 22nd, 2012News & Views → Media
"Kosher Near Me" is a smartphone software application ("app") that will allow you to find kosher food pretty much wherever you are.
Posted on: August 22nd, 2012News & Views → Middle East → Iran
JERUSALEM – In a column appearing in the Israeli daily Yisrael Hayom, David Wurmser, who served as senior Middle East adviser to former vice president Dick Cheney, warned the Israeli government that President Obama would not assist the Jewish state if it launched a preemptive strike against Iranian nuclear and military installations.
Posted on: August 21st, 2012News & Views → News Briefs
Boteach: "I treasure the Adelsons’ support. They have been dear friends for a long time and were among the earliest backers of my campaign. Not only are they heroes in the Jewish community for their mega-philanthropy, but they are among the most generous and sophisticated political donors in the country...This donation is a game changer.”
Posted on: August 21st, 2012News & Views → Middle East
The Taliban fired rockets into the American Bagram Air Field outside Kabul in Afghanistan Monday night, damaging the plane serving the chairman of the U.S. joint chiefs of staff Gen. Martin Dempsey. The general was out on a visit at the time of the hit, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition said on Tuesday. Two maintenance workers were lightly harmed by shrapnel from the two rockets, coalition spokesman Jamie Graybeal said.
Posted on: August 20th, 2012News & Views → Middle East → Iran
Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey said on Sunday that Israel sees the threat posed by Iran's nuclear ambitions as something that could endanger Israel's very existence. Dempsey said he and his Israeli counterpart Benny Gantz "compare intelligence, we discuss regional implications. And we've admitted to each other that our clocks are turning at different rates."
Posted on: August 19th, 2012News & Views → News Briefs
The jury found for the plaintiffs on multiple acts of intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence, malice, fraud and oppression, and violations of the California Civil Rights Act.
Posted on: August 19th, 2012News & Views → Israel
NASA's Curiosity rover, roaming around Mars taking pictures as we speak, is using a refrigerator developed and manufactured in kibbutz Ein Harod.
Posted on: August 16th, 2012News & Views → Media
Mayim Bialik sustained serious injuries in a car accident in Los Angeles Wednesday afternoon.
Posted on: August 16th, 2012News & Views → News Briefs
The Center's views have now been stretched so far that, in the name of tolerance and equality, the SPLC is partnering with, on the one hand, a Muslim group whose followers revere and support Hamas and Hezbollah, and a far-left think tank whose writers were spewing accusations of dual loyalty and other anti-Semitic canards just a few months ago.
Posted on: August 15th, 2012News & Views → Middle East → Iran
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said at the Pentagon news conference on Tuesday that he doesn't believe that Israel has made a decision to attack Iran's nuclear sites, adding that international sanctions are increasing pressure on Iran to make concessions, the Pentagon has announced. Negotiations with Iran have stalled, with the latter still refusing to give the global powers access to all its nuclear facilities.
Posted on: August 15th, 2012News & Views → US
Andrew Biggs highlights some basic facts about VP candidate Paul Ryan’s plans for Medicare: 1. No one over the age of 55 would be affected in any way. 2. Traditional Medicare fee-for-service would remain available for all. “Premium support”—that is, government funding of private insurance plans chosen by individuals—is an option for those who choose […]
Posted on: August 15th, 2012News & Views → News Briefs
To a packed Council Chamber, the Sacramento City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday night to name Ashkelon as a sister city.
Posted on: August 14th, 2012News & Views → News Briefs
A world renowned philanthropist, Wolfson helped spread Torah through kollel and outreach programs with many catering specifically to secular Jews in an effort to bring them closer to traditional Judaism.
Posted on: August 10th, 2012News & Views → US → NY
Ankie Spitzer to lead worldwide minute of silence for ‘Munich 11’.
Posted on: August 7th, 2012News & Views → Eye on Palestine
Jewish Voice for Peace invited other haters of Israel to sign a letter to Mitt Romney, lambasting him for his "racist" and "ignorant" statements about Palestinians.
Posted on: August 7th, 2012News & Views → News Briefs
Romney, the presumptive GOP nominee, has said he needs to see the relevant intelligence material accessible to a president before deciding.
Posted on: August 5th, 2012News & Views → Israel
On August 1, the biggest Jewish American event ever took place – the completion of the daily learning of the entire Gemara, which happens once every 7 and a half years, known as Siyum HaShas – filling of 90,000 seats at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium. However, a significantly smaller, but just as intriguing group celebrated the event in skirts, scarves and a spirit of sisterhood in Jerusalem.
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