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Another Explosion Rocks Egypt-Israel Gas Pipeline

Pipeline has been attacked at least a dozen times since Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak was deposed in February 2011.

IAEA Schedule Return Trip To Iran

A team of UN Nuclear experts will return to Iran for the talks on February 21.

New Police Station To Be Built On the Mount Of Olives

The increased security presence comes in response to the stone throwing and grave desecration that has been occurring with regularity in the area.

OU To Host Leadership Weekend

The Orthodox Union will bring leadership to South Florida for Shabbat Shira Weekend, February 3-5.

Islamists Win Over 70% of Egyptian Parliament

The Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party wins 235 seats; the ultra-conservative Salafist Al-Nur party wins 121 seats.

PM Netanyahu to Visit Cyprus in February

Netanyahu will discuss natural gas, security cooperation.

Southern NCSY, AIPAC Host Shabbaton In Boca Raton

NCSY and AIPAC will be hosting a Shabbaton at the Boca Raton Synagogue (BRS) on February 4.

OU Job Board Presents S. Florida’s First-Ever Job Fair

The OU Job Board will hold its first Job Fair in South Florida on Tuesday, February 7 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Young Israel of Hollywood, 3291 Stirling Road.

Protests Erupt in Egypt, 37 Dead

Field Marshal Mohammed Hussein Tantawi, Egypt’s de facto head of state since the ousting of President Hosni Mubarak on February 11, has failed to quiet raging protests which have now claimed 37 lives across the country.

Hating The Israelis As Jews: Why Territorial Surrenders Can Never Bring Peace To Israel

Author's Note: The following article was originally in these pages in February 2000. It is being reprinted now because President Obama has recently advanced a "Two-State Solution" that utterly ignores the irremediable core impediment to real peace in the Middle East. This impediment was, and still remains, the far-reaching and fundamentally doctrinal Islamic hatred of Jews.

The Thin Line Between Joy and Tragedy

"There is a thin line between love and hate," the saying goes. Two opposite emotions, yet one can so easily transmute into the other.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! (That is, if you’re a tree!)

Every year, on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat, we celebrate a strange holiday - Tu B'Shevat, the New Year of the Trees. The name is a short form of 15th Shevat - tet = 9 and vav = 6. This year, Tu b'Shevat falls on 3rd February, one month before Purim. It also has other names - Chag Hailanot - the Festival of the Trees; and Chag Haperot - the Festival of the Fruit.

Recommended Websites And Blogs

It's been a while since the Monitor’s last listing of worthwhile websites and blogs. As always, there’s no particular order to the list, and the views expressed on the various websites and blogs do not necessarily reflect the Monitor’s.

Polish Events In Israel

With all the missiles and rockets being fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip by Hamas and the retaliatory bombing of Hamas targets by Israel there has been a very large rise in anti-Israel demonstrations around the world.

The Winter Break List

Below is a listing of many attractions that are open during January and February's winter break.

The Winter Break List

Below is a listing of many attractions that are open during January and February's winter break.

Kosher Tidbits from around the Web – December 10, 2007

The world's first Chocolate and Charity Tour will take place this coming February in Israel (where else?).  The brainchild of Modi'in Tours, the trip...

Smart Wrinkles

This column is being written on my secular birthday, February 14 (my real birthday is 11 Adar), a birthday - not surprisingly - that I share with my twin brother.

Spinning History

"Big Town Chronicles/The Daily News History of Modern New York" is a regular feature in the New York Daily News and often provides interesting, nostalgic glimpses back into New York City's recent past. A wide variety of topics have found their way into the column, usually with little attendant controversy. So we were shocked by what appeared on Monday October 8, 2001 under the title, Hasidim. December 1978-February 1979. Not only was there nothing at all of the rich Hasidic life in New York, but the article was downright nasty. With our emphasis, here are some excerpts:

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