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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
 
Egypt Signing Unprecedented $3 Billion MiG-35 Deal with Russia

April 22, 2014 - 8:44 PM
 
Missouri’s Jew-Hating Mayor Quits (Video)

April 22, 2014 - 8:00 PM
 
Jordan Summons Israeli Ambassador over Temple Mount Violence

April 22, 2014 - 6:28 PM
 
Archaeologists Find Ancient Chisel that May Have Helped Build Kotel

April 22, 2014 - 5:00 PM
 
IDF Announces Draft Notices to Christian Israelis

April 22, 2014 - 4:12 PM
 
Elite IDF Bedouin Trackers Eliminate Israel’s Northern Border Threats

April 22, 2014 - 3:55 PM
 
US Has Proof Syrian Gov’t Poisoned Civilians

April 22, 2014 - 3:00 PM
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FBI arrests "divorce gang" that kidnapped and beat husbands who refused a religious divorce for their wives.
 

FBI Arrests NY Rabbis for Beating Husbands Who Refuse Divorce

Posted on: October 10th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Many Jewish women suffer as “agunahs,” unable to re-marry because their husbands refuse them divorces. Four Jews, two of them rabbis, allegedly took the law into their hands and beat husbands until they agreed.

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Teva to Fire 5,000 Workers Worldwide

Posted on: October 10th, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Israel’s giant generic Teva Pharmaceuticals firm will fire  by the end of next year 5,000 employees around the world, including hundreds in Israel, as one of the “steps to accelerate the reduction of costs and to optimize its structure.” Most of the layoffs will be outside Israel, said Teva CEO Jeremy Levin, who moved to […]

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Brooklyn Boy Killed By Van One Month before Bar Mitzvah

Posted on: October 10th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

A Brooklyn boy was struck and killed by a van Tuesday night, one month before his bar mitzvah. Samuel Cohen-Eckstein, 12, was hit on Prospect Park West in the Park Slope neighborhood after chasing a ball into the street, the New York Daily News reported. The boy was pronounced dead soon after arriving at nearby […]

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Clashes in Egypt, under Mubarak, under Morsi and under the military regime.
 

Obama Tries to Buy Democracy in Egypt with Cut in Military Aid

Posted on: October 10th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Strike one: Obama turns his back on Mubarak in favor of radical Muslims. Strike two: He turns his back on them and backing another non-democratic regime. Now he tries for strike three by cutting military aid.

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Report: YU Hired Faculty Member Convicted Of Sex Contact with Boys

Posted on: October 9th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Yeshiva University hired a new faculty member convicted of inappropriate sexual behavior with boys, according to the Forward. The university, which is facing a major lawsuit concerning its handling of allegations of sexual abuse over several decades, has hired Akiva Roth, who pleaded guilty in 1997 to four counts of lewdness against several boys he […]

 

Another Israel Pharmaceutical Firm Goes to NASDAQ

Posted on: October 9th, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Kitov Pharmaceuticals accounted it plans to apply for listing on the NASDAQ exchange, joining Israel-based Teva and Kamada that are traded on Wall Street. Kitov is hoping for approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after its Phase III clinical trial of a combination drug for the treatment of hypertension and pain relief. […]

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Israeli-born Prof. Aryeh Warshel shared the Nobel prize in chemistry with three other Jews, one of them also an Israeli
 

Israelis Star in Nobel Prizes, so Why Doesn’t BDS Boycott Them?

Posted on: October 9th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

If the Boycott Israel movement were intellectually honest, it would condemn the Nobel Prize judges for awarding Israelis. Let’s see how many pro-boycott academics will snub Israel’s universities.

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Jewish actress Scarlett Johansson with Jewish friend.
 

Esquire’s ‘Sexiest Woman Alive’ Scarlett Johansson Jewish and Liberal

Posted on: October 9th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Johansson is registered as an independent and campaigned for Democratic candidate John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election.

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White House to Announce Changes in Egypt Aid Policy

Posted on: October 9th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

The Obama administration said it will soon make an announcement regarding its aid package to Egypt but denied that “all military assistance” would be cut. A White House statement anticipating such an announcement came Tuesday evening in response to reports that the United States would cut off defense assistance to Egypt. “The reports that we […]

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Survey: Jewish Community Endowments Up 7.6 Percent

Posted on: October 9th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Jewish community foundation-managed endowments increased 7.6 percent in 2012 over the previous year, a new survey found. The Jewish Federations of North America annual survey of endowment development released last week showed federation endowments distributed $1.4 billion in 2012 to Jewish and secular organizations locally, nationally and internationally. Endowment assets grew in 2012 to $14.3 […]

 

Report: Indyk Building US Team in Middle East Talks

Posted on: October 9th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Martin Indyk, the top U.S. Middle East peace negotiator, has expanded his team as the United States encourages Israelis and Palestinians to address core issues in their talks. Al-Monitor, a Middle East news site, reported Tuesday that Indyk’s negotiating team has grown from two — including himself — when he took the job in July […]

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AIPAC: Intensify Sanctions if Iran Advances Nuke Program

Posted on: October 9th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

AIPAC joined Israel’s government and some congressional leaders in calling on the Obama administration to intensify sanctions should Iran continue its uranium enrichment during negotiations. “To avoid any misunderstanding in Tehran, America must clearly signal that it will consider no easing of sanctions until Iran has verifiably suspended its nuclear program,” the American Israel Public […]

Dexter's C.S. Lee with Linoy Zohar who was injured in a Jerusalem bus bombing in 2004.
 

US TV Stars Meet Terror Victims, Dexter’s CS Lee Says Israel Inspiring

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Terror victim Rebecca Fuhrman told the stars that, as a victim of terror, she lives with the fear of being forgotten.

 

The Stars Keep Falling on Israel

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsMediaArts and Entertainment

Efforts to bring Hollywood stars to Israel have extended to include Latin America, with a delegation of TV personalities and news executives arriving Monday from Central and South America as well as from the United States for a week-long visit. The trip was announced by America’s Voices in Israel (AVI), part of the Conference of […]

 

Is Obama Listening? Israel’s Debt Shrinks by 30 Percent

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

The Israeli government’s deficit shrank by 30 percent, from $5.7 billion in the first nine months of 2013  to only $4 billion in the same period this year, Globes reported on Monday. September’s deficit was only $250 million. The deficit for the past 12 months represents 3.2 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), slightly […]

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US to Question Al Qaeda Suspect Terrorist on Ship in Mediterranean

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

American authorities said Monday they will question an Al Qaeda terrorist,  re-captured in Tripoli over the weekend, while he is on a Navy ship in the Mediterranean Sea and without reading him his rights, making it impossible to use the information at a trial. If the terrorist, Abu Anas al-Libi, reveals the same information after […]

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"Israel was founded as a refuge for the Jewish people, but today it isn't a safe place. It is safer to be Jew in New York,” Minister Lapid told Charlie Rose.
 

Yair Lapid Tells US Jews They Are Safer than in Israel

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

Last week in Budapest, Israel’s glamor MK Yair Lapid scolded Israelis for living in Berlin and not in Israel. So what does he say in NY? Israel may be home, but you know, you are much safer if you stay put.

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U.S. Navy SEALs walking toward an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter. It appears that their raid on a terrorist compound in Somalia was scrapped when they saw children present there.
 

SEALs Abandoned Somalia Raid Since Target Was Surrounded by Children

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

The target, “Ikrima,” was the mastermind behind the Kenya shopping mall attack.

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78 Congress Members Tell Obama More Iran Sanctions Needed

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

A bipartisan group of 78 U.S. Representatives told U.S. President Barack Obama that additional Iran sanctions are needed until the Islamic Republic “takes meaningful steps to stop and reverse its illicit nuclear activities.” There is “no substantive evidence to suggest that Iran is slowing, or even considering slowing, its nuclear pursuit” since the election of […]

 

Yaalon, Hagel to Meet in Washington

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon and U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will meet in Washington to discuss “regional security challenges.” The defense chiefs are scheduled to meet Tuesday at the Pentagon, according to a statement from Pentagon spokesman Carlin Woog to JTA. Israel has welcomed the results of a threat by the Obama administration to […]

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