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Israeli Civil Rights Group Slams Modi’in on Anti-Haredi Policies

The Israeli city of Modi'in is slammed from an unlikely direction - Israel's civil right's organization, the Association for Civil rights in Israel (ACRI). Granted ACRI doesn't have the most objective agenda, and their voice was loudly missing when it came the Disengagement in 2005, but they are to be praised for doing the right thing when it comes to Modi'in.

Daniella Weiss on The Honor of Israel

In a 5-page handwritten letter sent to then Agricultural Minister Ariel Sharon on 2 Kislev 5740, or November 22, 1979 by Daniella Weiss on stationery of the Kedumim-Elon Moreh group who were then battling a government decision, in the wake of the High Court of Justice decision that ordered them moved, Weiss demanded that Sharon resigned. She claimed that moving the site it would be a victory for the PLO, and that the legal status of the settlements in the territories should be changed before Israel transferred the oil fields in Sinai to Egypt, according to the peace agreement.

Golda Och Cancels Boy Scout troops over Exclusion of Gay Leaders

A Conservative Jewish day school will not renew its Boy Scouts charter because of the organization's policy excluding gay and lesbian adults as leaders. The...

Morsi is No Secret Zionist!

News item: Muslim Brotherhood leader Ahmed al-Hamrawy resigned from the group and its Freedom and Justice Party to protest a letter introducing the new Egyptian...

A Friendly Letter – a Glimmer of Hope

Just when you think you have everything pretty much figured out in the Middle East, someone throws you a curve. At least that’s what happened to me last week. In what has to be the most surprising development thus far in the so called Arab Spring - Egypt’s new freely elected President, Mohammed Morsi, has sent a friendly letter to Israeli President Shimon Peres on the occasion of the exchange of ambassadors.

In Public Prayer Morsi Appeals to Allah to ‘Deal with the Jews’ (Video)

Egypt’s Channel 1 broadcast a video of Egyptian Cleric Futouh Abd Al-Nabi Mansour, Head of Religious Endowment of the Matrouh Governorate leading an Islamic prayer service attended by Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, during which he asked Allah to kill all the Jews and all of their allies around the world. Appearing earnest in prayer, Morsi sat cross-legged, eyes closed, open raised raised in front of him, listening and answering “amen” as Mansour led a large group of worshipers in the October 19 prayer.

Citing Betrayal of Trust, Jewish Groups Pull Out of Interfaith Dialogue

The old adage about going to bed with dogs and waking up with fleas appears to have been proven true yet again, as Jewish groups have pulled out of an upcoming meeting with Protestant colleagues over a letter from Christian leaders to congressmen calling for a possible suspension of U.S. aid to Israel.

Quaker Group Divests From Companies Working in Israel

A Quaker group has removed a French and an American company from its financial portfolio due to what it calls the companies’ involvement with Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land.

Caroline Starkman Is Reunited with her Family

Rabbi Shmuel Goldin has just posted an announcement on Facebook...

The Curse Of Family Breakdowns

Several weeks ago I shared a letter from a heartbroken mother whose children had shut the door in her face. Time and again she tried to open that door, but despite all her attempts she did not succeed. No matter how she humbled herself and begged, no matter how many people interceded on her behalf, it was to no avail.

MK Ben Ari: Fire Officer who Ordered Police to Kill Migron Youths (Video)

Police Special Patrol Force officer ordered his subordinates to kill a group of youths who had climbed a rooftop in Ramat Migron.

French Rabbi Receives Threat to ‘Punish’ Jews for Complaining

The chief rabbi of Lyon, Richard Wertenschlag, has received a letter threatening to "punish a Jew for every complaint the Jews make on TV." The...

IDF Soldiers Complain: Haredi Soldiers Received $5,000 Each in Illegal Grants

On Tuesday, soldiers in the IDF Kfir brigade sent a letter to the office of Chief of Staff Benny Gantz complaining about discrimination between soldiers serving in the Haredi Netzach Yehuda battalion and other soldiers in the brigade, Walla reports. According to the soldiers’ claims it appears that recently soldiers serving in the Haredi battalion each received a grant of $5,000 from an American philanthropist.

FM Sends Letter Encouraging EU to Sideline ‘Weak’ Abbas; Netanyahu Refutes, Abbas Incites

Liberman in letter to EU Foreign Policy Chief, obtained by Israeli daily Haaretz: "The Palestinian Authority is a despotic government riddled with corruption...Due to Abbas' weak standing, and his policy of not renewing the negotiations...the time has come to consider a creative solution, to think 'outside the box,' in order to strengthen the Palestinian leadership.”

More On Family Breakdowns

For the past several weeks this column has featured letters from parents who have experienced rejection and hatred from their children – as well as my suggestions on how to cope with such situations. This week I would like to share a letter that adds another dimension to the breakdown of so many families in our community. In this instance it’s not the children who have rejected the parents but a parent who has rejected her child.

PC Kills: 11 Hospital Staff Members Contract Tuberculosis from African Illegals

It appears that the staff members contracted the disease from African patients.

New Campaign: Tight Pants Are Sinful and Corrupting

We have grown accustomed to these letters being directed at Haredi women. Now, surprisingly, this letter is addressed specifically to the men.

The Benefits Of Countermoves

Dear Dr. Respler: I wish to share with your readers and you what I did to enhance my marriage through the use of your suggested...

Shipping Firms Accused of Helping Iran

Three U.S. lawmakers urged the Obama administration to take action against two ship registry companies that they claim have violated Iran sanctions. Sens. Mark Kirk...

20 Bipartisan Congressmen Voice ‘Deep Concern’ over German Circumcision Ban

A bipartisan group of 20 Congressmen sent a letter to the German government expressing “deep concern” over a recent German court decision to effectively...

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