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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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Bill de Blasio (left) and Jerry Greenwald, managing editor of The Jewish Press, at the JP office.
 

Bill De Blasio Visits The Jewish Press

Posted on: May 8th, 2013

InDepth

Bill de Blasio, one of the Democratic frontrunner in the race for New York City mayor, met last week with the editorial board of The Jewish Press at the newspaper’s Boro Park office. De Blasio is the New York City public advocate.

 

Three Jews from US and France to Be Awarded Dan David Prize

Posted on: May 8th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The international Dan David Prize will be awarded  June 9 at Tel Aviv University to an American Jewish philosopher, a research doctor at Johns Hopkins and a French economist. The Dan David Prize awards three $1 million to individuals with proven exceptional excellence in the sciences, arts, humanities, public service and entrepreneurship that have made […]

 

Graffiti at Yale Threatens Arson Attack on School’s Jewish Center

Posted on: May 8th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Graffiti scrawled in a bathroom in a Yale University science building threatened an arson attack on the Slifka Center for Jewish Life on the campus. The graffiti was discovered late last month but was first reported in the local media on Tuesday. A Slifka Center board member said the news of the graffiti was not […]

 

Kerry Hosts Livni, to Return to Israel to Push Talks

Posted on: May 8th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with visiting Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni this week and told reporters he will return to Israel in two weeks to push ahead for more “peace process” talks. In a brief session with reporters,  Kerry did not refer to the de facto building freeze that Israel media reported […]

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Yogurtland Launches Kosher Store

Posted on: May 8th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Yogurtland, a leading frozen yogurt chain, is following the lead of Dunkin Donuts, Baskin Robbins and The Coffee Bean and has launched its first kosher store, the Beverly Connection location in Los Angeles. The store is under the kosher supervision of the Rabbinical Council of California, according to the Kosher Today newsletter. Yogurtland’s self-serve frozen […]

Democratic mayoral hopefuls Bill Thompson
 

‘Endorsement Day Tuesday’ Pits Candidates Vying for Media Attention

Posted on: May 8th, 2013

News & ViewsLocal

"There are folks who are billionaires, and folks have to question why they're in the race."

Rabbi Hank Sheinkopf
 

Four Years Late, Thompson Hires Sheinkopf as ‘Senior’ Strategist

Posted on: May 7th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

"There was a time when he certainly was not happy with me."

 

Biden Wants Rabbis, Pastors and Nuns to Back ‘Moral’ Gun Control

Posted on: May 7th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Vice President Joe Biden met with Jewish, Muslim Christians, Sikh and other religious leaders Monday to encourage them to back gun control as matter of morals. He met for two and a half hours with rabbis, pastors, nuns and other religious leaders before the gun control bill comes up for a Senate vote. “The conversation […]

Construction project in Gush Etzion, south of Jerusalem.
 

Report: Kerry Won Five-Week Unofficial Building Freeze from Bibi

Posted on: May 7th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Netanyahu again plays chess, or poker, with the United States. Kerry wants a building freeze to satisfy Abbas’ conditions for resuming talks. Netanyahu reportedly agreed – but for only five weeks.

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Israel Hotels Attracting Tourists with OU Kosher Certification

Posted on: May 7th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Israeli restaurants and hotels are more interested n seeking kosher certification from the American-based Orthodox Union (OU) in order to attract foreign tourists, according to the Kosher Today newsletter. It said that many American Jewish tourists generally are more familiar with the OU than Israeli rabbinic certifications. The OU operates in Israel in an office […]

 

Giffords accepts JFK award in Boston

Posted on: May 7th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was awarded the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award in Boston on Sunday for pushing for policy changes aimed at reducing gun violence. Giffords, Arizona’s first Jewish representative in Congress, has become an advocate for stricter gun control after being shot in the head in 2011. Earlier this year, […]

Pamela Geller's Speech at the Great Neck Synagogue was cancelled due to an intense campaign of pressure directed at the shul and member families.
 

Canada Forces Chabad to Ban Radical-Islam Critic Pamela Geller

Posted on: May 6th, 2013

News & ViewsIslamists

Pamela Geller warns of ‘Islamization’ of North America. Leftists pressured a Great Neck synagogue to ban her. Now Canadian police force Chabad to silence her because her ideas counter “engagement.”

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Senator McCain on Fox News Sunday.
 

McCain: IAF Showed Up Gen. Dempsey on Syria No Fly Zone

Posted on: May 6th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

But, for heaven's sake, don't give them guns!

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The IDF reportedly will lift on Monday the previous day's ban on civilian flights in the north.
 

Israel Calms War Fever, Re-Opens Northern Air Space

Posted on: May 6th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastHezbollah

Syria aims missiles at Israel. Lebanon on alert. Israel moves Iron Domes to the north. War? If war were likely, Bibi would not be in China. The IDF already has re-opened air space in the north.

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Court Convicts Two Former Aides to NY Mayoral Candidate Liu

Posted on: May 6th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Two former associates of New York Democratic mayoral candidate John Liu were convicted in an illegal campaign fundraising scheme uncovered in an FBI investigation, according to CBS New York. Jurors heard secretly recorded tapes that prosecutors said showed Liu’s two associates, Jia “Jenny” Hou and Xing “Oliver” Wu Pan, plotted to cheat the city out of […]

 

Israel Did not Notify US of Bombing Mission in Syria

Posted on: May 6th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

An American intelligence official, speaking on the basis of anonymity, told Reuters that Israel did not notify the Obama administration before the two bombing missions last weekend that targeted Iranian missiles destined for the Hezbollah terrorist organization. Israel informed the United States of the pre-emptive counterterrorist operation after the attacks. Unlike many previous secret maneuvers […]

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Russia suggests that Assad turnover chemical weapons to the international community
 

Chemical Weapons Expert: Russia Is Key to Avoid War with Syria

Posted on: May 5th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

Bombing Syria’s chemical weapons would cause a humanitarian disaster. No one wants to hit Assad and end up with Al Qaeda. There’s no diplomatic way out without Russia, an expert tells the Jewish Press.

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Metzitzah Bpeh
 

Few Mayoral Candidates Stand Up to Chassidim on ‘Metzitzah B’peh’

Posted on: May 5th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Democratic candidate Erick Salgado called MBP “a practice that was commanded by God,” and practiced “since God told Abraham to do so.”

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Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's grandfather was fearful of a Muslim massacre and appreciated Zionism.
 

Syrian Warns and Warns and Warns It Will Retaliate

Posted on: May 5th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastHezbollah

One basic difference between Israel and Arab nations: The Jews warn and warn and warn and finally strike when there is not choice. Arabs attack and attack until there is not choice but to warn.

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Stars of ‘Scandal’ and ‘Once Upon A Time’ at Kotel on Shabbat

Posted on: May 5th, 2013

News & ViewsMediaArts and Entertainment

Stars from the hit American TV shows “Scandal” and “Once Upon a Time” visited the Western Wall Friday night during and found themselves immediately recognized by religious Jewish prayer-goers. ”People approached us at the Western Wall, saying they watch our shows,” said Katie Lowes, who stars in the new American political thriller television series “Scandal,” […]

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