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‘First Jewish Leader of the Labour Party’ Enjoys Yiddish, Chicken Soup, But No Marxism

3 Sivan 5772 – May 24, 2012
"I am not religious. But I am Jewish. My relationship with my Jewishness is complex. But whose isn’t?" writes the leader of the Labour Party and of the opposition in parliament, Ed Miliband, in the New Statesman.

Rubin Reports: One Leader Who Will be Re-elected – Israel Goes to Elections

11 Iyyar 5772 – May 2, 2012
Israel is apparently going to have elections this autumn and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will almost certainly win by a big margin. Understanding why explains a lot about the country that people think they know the most about but in fact comprehend the least.

Report: US Talking Military Intervention in Syria

18 Adar 5772 – March 11, 2012
The Obama administration has begun "serious discussions" about directly arming the opposition, deploying troops to secure a humanitarian corridor, or establishing a no-fly zone in Syria.

Syria’s main opposition group: We Would Ally With Hizbollah

6 Adar 5772 – February 29, 2012
Burhan Ghalioun, head of the Syrian National Council indicated that - despite the blood of over 7000 Syrian citizens on the hands of Hizbollah's patron Assad - political expedience alone will dictate its policy: "There are no permanent enmities in politics as there are no permanent friendships. Alliances are built on goals. We want to achieve our goals."

Assad: With a Ballot In One Hand, And A Gun In The Other

4 Adar 5772 – February 26, 2012
The Syrian military continues to pound opposition strongholds as voting stations opened around the country to decide on a new constitution.

Weekly Roundup: Syria on the Brink

1 Adar 5772 – February 23, 2012
The Syrian army's assault on Homs enters its 20th day and resulted in the deaths of 80 people on Wednesday, including 3 journalists...A UN report accuses "officials at the highest level of government" of committing "crimes against humanity and other gross human right violations"...Egypt recalls its ambassador...Saudi Arabia blasts Syria and Russia...Free Syrian Army is turning away jihadists...Republican presidential hopefuls join growing chorus of voices that support arming the opposition.

ADL, Wiesenthal, Condemn Venezuelan Anti-Semitic State Media Article

27 Shevat 5772 – February 20, 2012
CNN reports that two Jewish organizations are calling on Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to stop what they say are anti-Semitic attacks by his government's...

Rubin Reports: What To Do About Syria?

23 Shevat 5772 – February 15, 2012
With the Obama Administration leading from behind and stressing the need for a UN consensus to do anything, it is now stuck with a passive stance on the Syrian civil war.

Former Mossad Head Weighs In On Tal law

3 Shevat 5772 – January 27, 2012
Meir Dagan expresses opposition to the law.

Security Forces Clash with Activists in Outpost Community Evacuation

24 Tevet 5772 – January 19, 2012
Police dismantle Yissa Bracha, near Mitzpe Yericho, early Thursday morning.

Syria UPDATE: Obama calls on Assad to resign; Russia to block UN Resolution

24 Tevet 5772 – January 18, 2012
Approximately 5,000 people have been killed in Syrian government crackdown.

Hizbullah Comes to Assad’s Defense; Opposition Increases Pressure

21 Tevet 5772 – January 16, 2012
“The Syrian people are living their worst period,” parliament member Imad Ghalioun said in an interview from Egypt on Sunday night.

Russia Rebuffs Western Attempts to Strengthen UN Resolution On Syria

18 Tevet 5772 – January 13, 2012
Russian official: "West's approach radically differs from ours".

Syrian Tanks Make Way for Observers

1 Tevet 5772 – December 27, 2011
Syrian army tanks pulled out of Homs on Tuesday as a team of Arab League observers examined the embattled city which has served as...

Syrians Bury Dozens of Suicide Bombing Victims

30 Kislev 5772 – December 25, 2011
Thousands of mourners took part in a mass funeral for 45 people killed in twin intelligence agency compound bombings in Syria’ capital city of Damascus on Saturday.

Soldiers Defecting En Masse in Syria

26 Kislev 5772 – December 22, 2011
Syrian President Bashar Assad’s popularity continues to slide, with at least 10,000 soldiers in the army defecting.

More Dead in Syria

18 Heshvan 5772 – November 15, 2011
Approximately 70 people were killed in southern Syria on Monday, in another wave of violence between Syrian loyalists to President Bashar Assad and a...

Arab League Suspends Syria

17 Heshvan 5772 – November 13, 2011
Hundreds of Assad supporters attacked the Saudi Arabian embassy and the Turkish and French consulates.

Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

17 Adar II 5771 – March 23, 2011
Military Interference In Libya May Propel Muslim Radicals To Power    Arab leaders fear U.S. and international airstrikes against Libyan leader Moammar Khaddafi's forces will...

The Conversion Controversy: An Orthodox Perspective

8 Elul 5770 – August 18, 2010
Lost amidst the controversy surrounding the proposal to reform Israeli conversion law is its impact on thousands of former Soviet Jews who immigrated to Israel in search of religious freedom after three generations of Communist-imposed atheism and anti-Semitism. The American Jews who have fomented opposition to the bill are unwittingly following in the footsteps of the former Soviet oppressors.

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