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Ban & Kerry Want New Cease Fire Amidst Ceaseless Rocket Fire From Gaza

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Israel Antiquities Authority Director, Shuka Dorfman, 64, z’l

July 31, 2014 - 11:46 PM
 
Amos Gilad: Completion of Tunnel Neutralization Delayed as More Tunnels Found

July 31, 2014 - 11:45 PM
 
Combat Soldiers Forbidden to Fast on Tisha B’Av

July 31, 2014 - 9:44 PM
 
8 Injured in Gaza Mortar Attack

July 31, 2014 - 9:07 PM
 
One Injured in Kiryat Gat Attack, Fragments Hit Tel Aviv

July 31, 2014 - 7:27 PM
 
US, Turkey Announce $4 Billion Arms Deal

July 31, 2014 - 6:16 PM
 
Anti-Semitism Roundup: July 31

July 31, 2014 - 4:14 PM
 
Minister Uzi Landau: ‘Don’t Negotiate with Hamas’

July 31, 2014 - 2:52 PM
 
Infiltration Near Ma’aleh Adumim

July 31, 2014 - 2:52 PM
 
8 Wounded in Hamas Shelling Attack on Eshkol Region

July 31, 2014 - 2:47 PM
 
Tourism Minister Uzi Landau Warns ‘Don’t Negotiate With Hamas!’

July 31, 2014 - 1:16 PM
 
PM Vows to Destroy All Terror Tunnels ‘With or Without Cease Fire’

July 31, 2014 - 12:43 PM
 
Israel Air Force Jets Strafe Rafah Terror Targets

July 31, 2014 - 11:45 AM
 
Israel Calls Up 16,000 More Reservists to Intensify Gaza Operation

July 31, 2014 - 10:41 AM
 
US Embassy, Tel Aviv (Only) Less Service Due to ‘Security Concerns’

July 31, 2014 - 7:28 AM
 
German Jews Warned: Avoid Being Publicly Recognizable as Jews

July 31, 2014 - 5:12 AM
 
Gaza Heights: A Quiet Neighborhood in the Strip

July 31, 2014 - 4:07 AM
 
Shipment From Turkey Was Not Terrorist Related

July 31, 2014 - 3:59 AM
 
Booby-Trapped (UNRWA) Clinic Update

July 31, 2014 - 2:02 AM
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Posted on: July 16th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry, in what observers see as a move signaling a possible White House run, said he is planning to visit Israel in October. Perry, who has announced that he will not run for a fourth term as Texas governor, told the Washington Times in an interview last Friday, “We will be […]

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The influential European Council is voting Tuesday on whether to define ritual circumcision a "violation of human rights."
 

Posted on: July 15th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Boys should be protected by law from circumcision just like girls, say activists. And if the ACLU backs marriage equality? Picket them because it also is against circumcision bans! Welcome to Oakland.

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The Rabbinical Council of American has issued guidelines to prevent sexual abuse
 

Posted on: July 15th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Orthodox Jewish institutions have been stunned by charges and evidence of sexual abuse, particular concerning children. The organization of Orthodox rabbis – RCA – has issued guidelines to prevent abuse.

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Direct Talks: Netanyahu called Abbas to wish him greetings for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan
 

Posted on: July 15th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Who says Netanyahu does not want peace with Abbas? He picked up the phone to wish him greetings on Ramadan. Why didn’t Kerry think of that? Maybe Arabs will call tonight and wish Bibi a good fast.”

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Anthony Weiner met with the Rebbe of Munkacs, Rabbi Moshe Leib Rabinovich.
 

Posted on: July 15th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

“To underestimate Weiner is to make a huge mistake,” Mr. Hikind said.

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Posted on: July 15th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Poland’s chief rabbi said he will resign if a definitive ban on kosher slaughter is imposed in the country. “I cannot imagine serving as chief rabbi in a country in which the rights of the Jewish religion are curtailed, as I would not be able then to serve properly my coreligionists,” Rabbi Michael Schudrich wrote […]

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Israeli F-16I Fighting Falcons. According to news reports, the IAF is maintaining an airbase on Turkish soil, from which it attacked Syrian targets on July 5.
 

Posted on: July 15th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

Anyone reading the report on this level of cooperation between the Turkish and Israel has to be thinking about their cooperation against Iran.

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Josh Mandel, state treasurer of Ohio, purchased $42 million of Israel Bonds in March
 

Posted on: July 15th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

For those Ohioans who prefer that their state get a lower return on investment than tarnish their government dollars by investing in the Jewish State, news of the Israel Bonds purchase was more than they could bear.

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The Pakistani Taliban are a sort of surrogate of al Qaeda, roaming the region in search of Islamist causes. They just found one, in Syria.
 

Posted on: July 14th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Will America and the EU repeat the dreadful mistake of U.S. President Ronald Reagan, whose CIA assembled and trained the nascent al-Qaida Mujahedeen?

Egyptian army soldiers are part of an air-land offensive against Hamas, Al Qaeda and other jihad terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula
 

Posted on: July 14th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

Israel, for a change, can sit back, enjoy the show and watch Egypt do what the world would not let the IDF do – massive destruction of Hamas smuggling tunnels and all-out war against terror in the Sinai. Israel, for a change, can sit back, enjoy the show and watch Egypt do what the world would not let the IDF do – massive destruction of Hamas smuggling tunnels and all-out war against terror in the Sinai. The Egyptian military demolished hundreds of smuggling tunnels in and out of Hamas-controlled Gaza Sunday and is preparing for an all-our onslaught of Hamas, Al Qaeda and other terrorists in the Sinai, Egyptian media reported. The Egyptian offensive is a political and military shock to Hamas, with reverberations in Ramallah and Washington, on the eve of yet another attempt by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to re-ignite the “peace process.” “The reduction in smuggling will make it difficult for Hamas to maintain the level of its revenues, and therefore it will be hard pressed to contain the protests against its rule,” according to the Institute of National Security Studies (INSS). “It will also be difficult to infiltrate weapons into Gaza, mainly enhanced rockets and surface-to-surface missiles.” The Egyptian Aswat Masriya media outlet reported that 805 tunnels along the smuggling route, centered in the border city of Rafiah, were destroyed. Most of the tunnels have been used to smuggle fuel into Gaza. The Egyptian army will also close the Rafiah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip “indefinitely,” an official source told Egyptian newspaper al-Masry al-Youm. It placed a severe siege on Hamas but without a peep from the international community, which still condemns Israel for the maritime embargo that is aimed at preventing the import of terrorists and weapons from the sea. Terrorists in Rafiah targeted a military checkpoint Saturday, but no casualties were reported, and Egypt opened the Rafiah border crossing for four hours Saturday to allow humanitarian cases to cross the border. The tunnels have been a key route for terrorists to travel freely back and forth to the Sinai Peninsula and establish terrorist outposts aimed at staking out bases for attack on Egyptian tourist areas, such as El Arish, as well as urban areas. The army killed at least five terrorists on Friday, but Egyptian media reported a larger-scale offensive is in the works after an attempted assassination of Second Field Army commander Maj. Gen. Ahmed Wasfy on Wednesday. Egypt is using heavy arms and warplanes, maneuvers that are prohibited under the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty of 1979 without Israel’s approval. With the unstable and radical anti-Israel Muslim Brotherhood out of power, thanks to the military “impeachment” or coup – take your pick – Israel is not blocking any offense, “Security sources confirmed that Israel does not mind that the Egyptian forces use heavy artillery and warplanes during the operation which is expected to start very soon” military sources confirmed to the official television on Saturday. Official added, “The army had decided to cleanse the Sinai of armed gangs and terrorists "The operation will continue until it reaches its objectives, which are not only military but also aim to develop the Sinai.” Meanwhile, state media have reported Friday that two Egyptian Apache helicopters hovered over olive groves south of El-Arish before they fired shells at bunkers of Jihadist gunmen who were preparing to attack army checkpoints. The Egyptian Air Force on Saturday sent in two Apache helicopters to gun down jihadists after it received intelligence information that they were hiding in olive groves and preparing to attack military checkpoints. On Friday, an Egyptian helicopter was seen in the skies over Gaza for the first time since the Six-Day War in 1967. The Hamas terrorist organization is an offspring of the Muslim Brotherhood and therefore is a natural enemy of the military that ousted Mohammed Morsi two weeks ago. Hams has denied Egyptian military statements that its soldiers jailed 32 Hamas terrorists and arrested dozens others in the Sinai Peninsula last week. Hamas figuratively shot itself in the head last August when it mounted a severe attack on the Egyptian army, killing 16 soldiers near Rafiah in a multi-pronged attack that was intended to continue into Israel but was foiled at the last minute by the IDF. Ever since, Hamas has been an undeclared enemy, and even the Morsi regime was suspicious of it. The Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority also is benefiting from Hamas’ miseries but is suppressing its joy because Hamas has widespread support among Arabs in Judea and Samaria who are fed up with chairman Mahmoud Abbas. Any moves by the Secretary of State Kerry to win some kind of a forum between Israeli and Palestinian Authority are a useless exercise without the inclusion of Gaza. Another fallout of the offensive against Hamas might be negative for Israel in the near-term. “The motivation of Hamas and jihadi elements from Sinai to launch attacks against Israel is increasing,” INSS thinks.

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Posted on: July 14th, 2013

News & ViewsMedia

Cory Monteith (31), who plays Finn Hudson in the popular TV series ‘Glee’ was found dead in a Vancouver hotel on Saturday. Monteith played opposite Lea Michele in the series, and the two were also dating. Lea Michele plays the Jewish character Rachel Berry in the series. No foul play is suspected at this time, nor […]

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Posted on: July 14th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

A 1943 vintage Danish fishing boat which rescued Danish Jews during the Holocaust is in the process of being moved and restored, ironically enough, thanks to an anti-Semitic phone call. The boat had been deteriorating for a while, but since the museum doesn’t charge for admission, raising money for a restoration project wasn’t exactly easy […]

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Posted on: July 14th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee has allotted $2 million for U.S.-Israel energy cooperation in the fiscal year 2014 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill. The money in the bill is the latest such appropriation under the 2007 U.S.-Israel Cooperation Act, which created a grant program to support research and development of renewable energy sources. […]

Ronit Jacobs of New Jersey was one of dozens who showed up outside the 92nd Street Y Thursday evening, July 11, to protest the Y's use of Jewish communal dollars to promote anti-Israel speakers.
 

Posted on: July 12th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

"Donor Fraud" is when money is raised from Jewish donors on the pretext that it will be used to support the Jewish community, and instead some of that money is used to actively promote those who viciously attack Israel.

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Christine Quinn
 

Posted on: July 12th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Quinn’s position runs counter to that of the U.S. government, which considers the West Bank Israel-occupied territory.

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Former AIPAC chairman Steve Grossman
 

Posted on: July 12th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Steve Grossman told a local television station that he plans to announce his candidacy.

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Israeli border police officers in the Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem after ultra Orthodox attack a Haredi soldier and throw stones at police
 

Posted on: July 11th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Did you know that a Jew serving in the IDF is against the religion of Jewish children in New York? And it’s okay to beat Haredi soldiers? No, you don’t. But we all know hatred destroyed the Holy Temple.

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Posted on: July 11th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The UJA-Federation of New York raised $145.3 million in its annual campaign that ended June 30,  exceeding last year’s total by $8.6 million. Adding bequests and endowments, $6.7 million raised for superstorm Sandy relief, and capital and special gifts, the federation brought in a total of $206.5 million. “This has been an extraordinary year of […]

Former Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and the Assessor for Cooperation at the Italian Province of Pisa, Silvia Pagnin, at the re-opening of a Museum that has yet to be.
 

Posted on: July 11th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

According to our State Dept., East Jerusalem is an inseparable part of the Palestinian Territories. End of discussion.

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There were some supporters outside the Boston federal courthouse on July 10, when Dzokhar Tsarnaev was arraigned for the Boston Marathon Bombings and the murder of MIT ofc. Sean Collier
 

Posted on: July 11th, 2013

News & Views

The only emotion shown by Dzokhar Tsarnaev during his arraignment on July 10 was when he smiled at and blew a kiss to two women in the courtroom. It is believed the two women are his sisters.

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