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New Knesset Law Gets Tough on ‘Get’ Refusers

27 Adar 5772 – March 21, 2012
The law states that the Rabbinical Court must determine a court date for a Get within 45 days of a divorce sentence. If the Get is not given within that time, the court will issue a restriction order and hold another hearing within the following 45 days. The court will meet within 90 days of giving a restriction order to discuss it and decide if it must be extended. The court will be able to use these extensions as they see fit.

Hamas Official to Speak at Human Rights Council

25 Adar 5772 – March 18, 2012
The Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported today that senior Hamas official Ismail al-Ashqar is set to speak before the United Nations Human Rights Council...

Guard Our Freedom

21 Adar 5772 – March 14, 2012
I oppose the proposed Biometric Law because of how easily it can chip away at a citizen's liberty, without him feeling a thing.

Ayatollah Khamenei Praises President Obama

15 Adar 5772 – March 8, 2012
RT.com reports that: Ayatollah Khamenei, the highest authority figure within the Islamic Republic of Iran, is publicly applauding US President Barack Obama over the American...

French PM: Jews, Muslims Should Reconsider ‘Ancestral Traditions’ of Kashrut, Halal

Francois Fillon: Jews and Muslims should reconsider "ancestral traditions...We live in a modern society."

Brooklyn DA Investigating Baby’s Death from Herpes after Circumcision Ritual

13 Adar 5772 – March 7, 2012
A baby died at Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn last September after contracting herpes from a circumcision ritual. The cause of death was listed as...

Peres, Bibi, Ask Obama for Pollard’s Release

12 Adar 5772 – March 6, 2012
JTA reports that both Israeli President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week asked President Obama to release convicted spy-for-Israel Jonathan Pollard. Peres...

Alan Dershowitz: Friends Seminary Plays Bait and Switch on Anti-Semitism

3 Adar 5772 – February 26, 2012
The Friends Seminary of New York was unwilling to cancel the scheduled appearance of Gilad Atzmon, even after learning that he was a virulent anti-Semite who questions the Holocaust but believes that it may be true that Jews kill Christians to use their blood for religious purposes. But they have canceled my appearance because they didn't like the tone of a private letter that I wrote to them that was critical of the Headmaster's failure to comply with his promises.

Israel’s Supreme Court Dismisses Law Absolving Yeshiva Students from Army

29 Shevat 5772 – February 21, 2012
A majority of Israel's Supreme Court judges on Tuesday accepted petitions against the Tal Law, which provides an exemption from military service to yeshiva...

2012 Sees Lowest Number of IDF Recruits

The IDF website reports a decline in the number of army recruits this year, pinning the lowest recruitment rate in eight years on slower...

Find A Solution – But Not On My Cheshbon

25 Shevat 5772 – February 17, 2012
If certain elements of the charedi community have issues with the way women dress, let them figure out a way to alleviate their obvious spiritual and mental distress in a way that does not encroach on other people’s rights. It's their problem - they need to resolve it, instead of demanding that a huge segment of society change their lives and the way they do things just to accommodate them.

The Obama Birth Control Imbroglio

23 Shevat 5772 – February 15, 2012
In many respects President Obama’s imposition of a federal mandate calling for free contraception and certain abortion procedures on demand – and the uproar it has caused – is emblematic of the problems inherent in the way he sees his role.

US General to Visit Egypt

16 Shevat 5772 – February 9, 2012
US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey will visit Egypt amid rising tensions between the US and Egypt over the prosecution of NGO workers in Egypt.

Obamacare And That Religious Exemption

16 Shevat 5772 – February 8, 2012
The Affordable Health Care Act is the official title of what has become known, primarily to its opponents, as Obamacare. It provides for a variety of changes in the American health care system and has generated enormous controversy, some of which will be the focus of the Supreme Court in the next few months.

Arab League States Propose Exile for Assad

9 Shevat 5772 – February 2, 2012
Proposal comes as Assad's forces intensify their assault on Syrian opposition strongholds.

Netanyahu Visits the Netherlands, Praises Strong Stance on Iran

24 Tevet 5772 – January 19, 2012
PM repeats invitation to Abbas to revive direct talks.

Israeli Deputy FM Rebuffs Clegg’s Comments on Judea and Samaria

24 Tevet 5772 – January 18, 2012
Danny Ayalon takes issue with UK Deputy PM's "irresponsible" comments.

Evacuation of Mitzpe Avichai – Beyond the Pale

18 Tevet 5772 – January 13, 2012
"They arrived in the middle of the night. It was brutal. I woke up after they broke down the door and were already in the living room."

Japan FM: Japan Ready to Cut Iran Oil Imports

17 Tevet 5772 – January 12, 2012
Comments come during US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's visit to Japan.

Time For The Dutch To Finally ‘Fess Up

17 Tevet 5772 – January 11, 2012
A new poll finds that two-thirds of the Dutch people are opposed to their prime minister apologizing to the Jewish community for the misconduct of the wartime government in exile in London.

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