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Posted on: October 4th, 2013

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The experimental plant can generate 100,000 gallons of gas a year.

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Posted on: October 4th, 2013

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Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Chairman Avigdor Lieberman compared an editorial by The New York Times that was critical of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s U.N. address to a headline published in September 1938 that praised the Munich Agreement for granting Adolf Hitler “less than his Sudeten demands.” “Today, The New York Times attacked Prime […]

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Posted on: October 4th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) and the Ruderman Family Foundation are launching The Ruderman Family Foundation Opportunity Initiative, which will place young adults with disabilities in internships and fellowships at Jewish federations across the U.S., beginning in 2014. “By making people with disabilities more visible, we will raise awareness of the importance of […]

 

Posted on: October 4th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

U.S. State Department official Wendy Sherman, America’s lead negotiator with Iran, recommended that the U.S. Senate hold off on additional Iranian sanctions before scheduled Western talks with Iran on Oct. 15 in Geneva, Reuters reported. Republican senators, however, slammed Sherman and said they plan to go ahead with Iran sanctions regardless of negotiations. “The State […]

 

Posted on: October 4th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

The Obama administration underscored potential cuts in defense assistance to Israel in making its case against the federal government shutdown. “In the absence of a continuing resolution, we have no FY14 Foreign Military Financing, International Military Education or Peacekeeping Operations funds to obligate,” Marie Harf, a State Department spokeswoman, said Wednesday in prepared remarks about […]

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C.S. Lee, Anson Mount IV, Lea Thompson and Zoey Deutch were among the film and television stars checking out the wine in Israel this week, courtesy of American Voices in Israel
 

Posted on: October 4th, 2013

News & ViewsMediaArts and Entertainment

e particularly struck that the wineries - which produce wonderful wine - are so close to the very active borders with very hostile neighbors.

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Police aim guns at woman driver, but she spun her car around and sped away before she crashed her car and police shot her dead.
 

Posted on: October 4th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Police say it was not terror, but what was it? Video below shows wild chase after the woman tried to ram the White House gate and then sped away, sending the capital into a panic before she was gunned down.

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Posted on: October 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

Netanyahu takes his media blitz as close as possible to Iran, speaking on BBC’s Persian channel. “You are slaves, and we are not suckers,” he said. He threw in a couple of words in Persian for good measure.

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Posted on: October 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu focused the Iranian nuclear threat on the United States Thursday, telling Americans through a CBS interview that Iran is developing Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) to threaten them. “The American intelligence knows as well as we do that Iran is developing ICBMs not to reach Israel. They want to reach well beyond,” […]

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Netanyahu carried his message to Americans through the media after meeting with President Obama and castigating Iran at the UN. (September 30, 2013)
 

Posted on: October 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

Like him or not, Netanyahu is at his best as a speaker. He was stunning as Ambassador to the UN in 1984. He wowed over in Congress two years ago. Now he media blitzed the US. Truth triumphs a bad press.

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Posted on: October 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The chain Hobby Lobby, following a blog report that it did not stock Hanukkah merchandise, said it was evaluating its inventory, and also looking into an alleged anti-Jewish slur by one of its employees. Ken Berwitz on his Hopelessly Partisan blog wrote over the weekend that a friend who asked about Hanukkah goods at the […]

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American banks are not processing for clearance any checks coming from outside the U.S. A Jerusalem money changer believes this is yet one more result of the American government shutdown, entering its second day.
 

Posted on: October 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

"Everyone is nervous."

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Police in Karaj reported that the killing was carried out by two men on a motorcycle. The 2012 killing of an Iranian chemist was also carried out by two men on a bike. A theme emerges?
 

Posted on: October 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

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An IMAX camera mounted on a crane captures the recitation of the priestly blessing at the Western Wall during Passover.
 

Posted on: October 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsMediaArts and Entertainment

Move over Kohn Kerry and let the moviemakers take over. It took five years of negotiations for an IMAX visual tour of Jerusalem, including the three major religions, to come to the screen.

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President elect Hasan Rohani (center) under the watchful eyes of the late Ayatollah Khomeini.
 

Posted on: October 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

Rohani claims that he rejected five White House requests to meet with Obama which is just as well. Don’t U.S. sanctions include not picking up the tab for dinner? Or maybe Rouhani demanded that Bibi pay.

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Legalizing marijuana in Israel would wipe out the black market and generate huge tax revenues, according to a a new study.
 

Posted on: October 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Israel, like Canada and many states in the US, has one big reason to legalize marijuana: Money. Canada launches legal medical marijuana. Colorado and Washington have legalized it. Is Israel next?

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Posted on: October 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsUS

There are more people in America who identify themselves as Jews than you may have thought – an estimated 6.8 million, according to a new study. But a growing proportion of them are unlikely to raise their children Jewish or connect with Jewish institutions.

 

Posted on: October 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

In a speech at the conference of the self-labeled “pro-Israel, pro-peace” lobby J Street, Vice President Joe Biden said Monday that the Palestinians are the “least ideological and sectarian” Arabs in the Middle East. Biden’s comments on the Palestinians were an attempt to address questions concerning the Obama administration’s brokering of Israeli-Palestinian conflict negotiations during […]

Lhota defended getting the support of Republican mega-donor David Koch of the Koch brothers (pronounced Coke).
 

Posted on: October 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Lhota: "David Koch’s beliefs on social issues are no different than mine or my opponent’s when it comes to women’s choice and women’s issues and other issues like that."

Letitia James (right), beat Daniel Squadron in the Oct. 1, 2013 runoff for Democratic nominee for NYC Consumer Advocate
 

Posted on: October 2nd, 2013

News & Views

In the September 10th Democratic primary for New York City Public Advocate, none of the five candidates received 40 percent or more of the vote. For that reason, on Tuesday, October 1, there was a runoff election for the position, which has a total budget of only $2.1 million. The cost of the runoff election? […]

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