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Posted on: June 18th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

American actor Robert  De Niro landed in Israel with his son Tuesday morning for a 24-visit, highlighted by his appearance at this evening’s birthday bash for President Shimon Peres, who turns 9o on August 2. DeNiro, who is not Jewish, met with the president at his Jerusalem home, and among other topics, they spoke about […]

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Posted on: June 18th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHolocaust

Frieda Hikind, mother of New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind, died on Noonday at the age of 95. Her funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. (EDT) at Shomrei Hadas Chapels in Boro Park. Mrs. Hikind suffered a massive stroke last week after having been hospitalized for several weeks in Maimonides Hospital. She was born in Czechoslovakia […]

 

Posted on: June 18th, 2013

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The tombstone of the late New York City Mayor Ed Koch shows his year of birth as 1942 and not 1924, due to what the engraver said was a “human error” that he will correct in the next three weeks. Koch was so concerned about his tombstone that he worked with a professional for eight […]

Anthony Weiner campaigned in Park Slope Sunday.
 

Posted on: June 18th, 2013

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“Hey Anthony, you’re the only one that can win and keep us on the right track!”

Sara Hurwitz, dean of Yeshivat Maharat.
 

Posted on: June 18th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Upon completion of Yeshivat Maharat’s four-year program, each graduate is qualified and equipped as a new kind of leader in the Orthodox community and beyond.

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Just weeks before Linor Abargil became Miss World, the Israeli fashion model was brutally raped. A movie about her story, Brave Miss World, will be shown June 21 and 22 in the 2013 AFI Docs Film Festival
 

Posted on: June 18th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Tied up and raped at knifepoint, Linor Abargil was able to escape, to press charges, to find other victims of the same rapist, and make a documentary about how to speak out. Oh, and she was crowned "Miss World" just seven weeks after being raped.

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'Dr." Barbra Streisand speaks about women in her speech at Hebrew University Monday
 

Posted on: June 18th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Streisand loves Israel – she even visits the country once in a while. She gives lots of money. And she can’t resist a chance to preach about women’s rights in Israel but admits it is a "foreign land.”

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Posted on: June 17th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Observant Jews in Los Angeles are bracing for the possibility that they will not be allowed to carry anything or even push a baby stroller on Shabbat due to a freeway project that will knock down the ‘Eruv.” which transforms a public area in to a private space in terms of Jewish law. The eruv […]

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SA-7 anti-aircraft missiles - who will use them first, Al Qaeda or Hezbollah?
 

Posted on: June 17th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastHezbollah

Obama wants to arm Syrian rebels. Saudi Arabia is giving them anti-aircraft missiles. And Al Qaeda has a how-to manual use them. Then it can do what Israel feared Assad would do – down an Israeli plane.

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Posted on: June 17th, 2013

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SodaStream, the Israel-based company that makes machines to convert tap water into fizz, has signed a deal with KitchenAid to join forces for a new machine expected to be on the market before the end of the year. SodaStream was rumored two weeks ago to become part of PepsiCo, which denied reports that it was […]

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Barbra Streisand, for the the first time in her life, will perform in public in Israel this week.
 

Posted on: June 17th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Forget Streisand's concerts and performance for Peres. What may be the most emotional moment of her current visit to Israel was her listening to a cancer-stricken girl sing her own song, “People.”

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Alicia Keys will be performing in Tel Aviv July 4.
 

Posted on: June 17th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

"Keys would have none of it from a person who is one step above a lunatic shouting anti-Semitic canards on the street."

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Republican mayoral hopeful John Catsimatidis riding the "Greeks & Jews" platform at the Celebrate Israel Parade.
 

Posted on: June 17th, 2013

News & ViewsLocal

“The events outside Manhattan are drawing large crowds and attracting GOP Primary voters, building the enthusiasm we need to win.”

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
 

Posted on: June 16th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

“If he (Rohani) is interested in, as he has said in his campaign, mending Iran’s relations with the rest of the world, there is an opportunity to do that.”

 

Posted on: June 16th, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Outgoing Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer dodged questions from the Financial Times on whether he wants to succeed Ben Bernanke as director of the Federal Reserve. Fischer is quitting his job in Israel only two years after his second term started, and it has been widely speculated he wants to take a run for […]

Syrian rebels at a training session near Idlib, in the north-west.
 

Posted on: June 16th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

Iran and the US don’t have to go to war. They already are there. Obama arms Sunni rebels. Iran sends Hezbollah Shi’ites to help Assad. And Israel prays it won’t get the dirty end of the stick.

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Posted on: June 16th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

A Press Statement from Secretary of State John Kerry: We have seen the announcement by Iran’s Interior Ministry that Hassan Rouhani has been declared the winner of the country’s 11th presidential election. We admire the courage of the Iranian people who went to the polls and made their voices heard in a rigidly controlled environment […]

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Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.)
 

Posted on: June 15th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

The president will have to report every 90 days on how the policy is being implemented.

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Andrew Kadi delivered the Boycott Israel petition to Keys, maybe this was his next stop.
 

Posted on: June 14th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

USA Today posts Boycott Israel press release as a "news" article. Lies about Israel are reprinted as if true, assisting in the effort to convince US singer Alicia Keys to boycott Israel.

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Many Ashkenazi Jews still fast on the B'hab days—an acronym meaning Monday-Thirsday-Monday. Now the 5:2 diet is taking over the UK and the US – using the same principles.
 

Posted on: June 14th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

"The Fast Diet" closely resembles a spiritual tradition of serial fasting.

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