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Israel Reverses Position on Human Rights Watch Entry Ban

Performing a furious back crawl in the pool of state, Spokesman Nahshon said the foreign ministry's view had been given to the interior ministry before the completion of the internal decision-making process.

Tzipi Livni Offered Senior UN Role in Exchange for US Reversing Position on PA’s...

Livni's office denied the connection between the MK's appointment and Fayyad's, suggesting the offer to Livni had been made close to two weeks ago.

‘Truth Is Not A Political Position’: An Interview with ZOA National President Morton Klein

I didn’t want to run, but I campaigned as if I did because I don’t know any other way to do things except with my whole heart and soul.

IDF Destroys Hamas Position in Gaza

The IDF holds the Hamas government responsible for all attacks that originate in the Gaza Strip.

Egyptian FM Visiting PA Capital Ramallah

Egyptian foreign minister Nabil Fahmy is visiting Ramallah on Monday to discuss bilateral relations between Egypt and the Palestinian Authority with Chairman Mahmoud Abbas,...

The Impressions of an Expert on Pedophilia

The revision of the DSM that omitted homosexuality was not based on research, nor was much else. It was "political" pressure.

Sen. Hagel Likely Obama Man at Defense, No Friend of Israel

President Barack Obama is expected to announce his nominees for secretaries of state and defense in the next two weeks, with former Republican Senator...

Moshe Feiglin #14

It appear that Moshe Feiglin is going to Jerusalem.

And Now for Something Completely Different: Accountability and Unity in Israeli Politics

I will also work towards being your “Congressman” in the Knesset, with the level of connection and accountability that Anglos are accustomed to.

MK Uri Ariel: ‘Today begins the Knitted-Kipa Revolution’

Chairman of the Knesset State Comptroller’s Committee MK Uri Ariel welcomes the new Bayit Yehudi list for Knesset: “I congratulate the contenders and those...

Syrian Rebels, “Eagles of the Golan”, Take Over In Syria-Israel Demilitarized Zone

Syrian rebel soldiers calling themselves “Eagles of the Golan” have taken over Beerajam and Bariqa in Southern Syria, in an area which serves as a demilitarized zone between Israel and the country to the north.

Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel

In what may appear as one of the more interesting ironies to some, the Forward has chosen Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel (pictured here with Senator Joseph Lieberman) as one of the top 5 most influential Jews in America. (They did not say which position he holds on that short list.)

Weekly Israeli Poll Avg: Likud-Beteinu at 38; Labor at 22; Right would earn 69...

This week’s average shows Likud Beitenu and Labor position similar to last week. Shas gains and takes the third position while Lapid’s Yesh Atid drops and falls into the fourth position. Hadash passes Meretz, while Kadima and Independence pick up gains. Am Shalem is also picking up steam. The right block gains ground this week with the help of Shas and Am Shalem’s gains.

Petraeus: Did a Great Man Have to Fall?

Petraeus seems to have resigned over marital infidelity. And if so, did he have to leave his position? Why, because he displayed personal weakness? But this was a public, as opposed to a private, position. And years of counseling unfaithful husbands and wives has taught me that private failings do not necessarily indicate public faithlessness.

Naftali Bennett Wins Bayit Yehudi Vote, Orlev Quits Politics

Businessman and former Sayeret Matkal (Special Forces) officer Naftali Bennett parachuted his way into the top position of the Bayit Yehudi ("Jewish Home") party on Tuesday, at the first of two Primary votes in the party.

The Making of a President and the Making of a Gadol

I must say that I was a little bit amused by the above video featured on Aish.com. In about 3 minutes Mrs. Lori Palatnik proudly explains the difference between how Americans choose their leaders and how Orthodox Jews chose their leaders. Choosing a President in this great country of ours is a democratic process, but it is heavily influenced by money and power; ads and sloganeering; and smearing the opponent. Politics at its worst one might say. Certainly the best man available for the job may not be elected, or even running.

Sarah And Hagar

A historical drama unfolds before our eyes in this week’s Torah portion. It is a dramatic confrontation whose impact has shaped Jewish history for thousands of years. Sarah and Hagar, two women – two worlds - faced each other.

Aryeh Deri to Head Shas

Reports are indicating that Aryeh Deri will return as the head of the Shas party, while Eli Yishai will receive the senior government position,...

A Happy 90th To Ralph Kiner

Ralph Kiner turns ninety on the 27th of October. Where have the years gone? Many Jewish Press readers grew up watching Kiner's Korner, the post-game television show featuring yesterday's heroes and the Mets' one-day wonders.

Mitt, Supporting Palestinian Statehood is NOT Pro-Israel

Mitt Romney seems to have a genuinely friendly view towards Israel, which he has made clear in various public statements and his recent visit to Israel. Yet, in his foreign policy address yesterday, he adopted the position which is at the heart of U.S. pressure on Israel: supporting Palestinian statehood.

Netanyahu May Announce Early Elections Tonight

Following meetings with the heads of the parties in the coalition, Prime Minister Netanyahu will be holding a press conference at 8 PM in...

Olmert “Standing Tall” After Receiving Commuted Sentence

Former prime minister Ehud Olmert told a press conference Monday that he leaves court “standing tall” after being handed a one year suspended sentence and a fine of NIS 75,300 for breaching the public trust in what has been called the “Investment Center Affair”.

Miriam Ben-Porat: A Woman of ‘Firsts’

Miriam Scheinsohn was born on April 26, 1918, in Vitebsk (Belorussia), the youngest of eight children (she had three sisters and four brothers). Soon after Miriam’s birth the family moved to Kovno (Kaunas) in Lithuania, where her parents owned a textile factory.

Head of Benghazi Security Committee Quits

The head of the supreme security committee in Benghazi, Libya, quit his position on Wednesday, citing tension between the ministry of interior and the security services.

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