Why did Religious Students meet an Ultra Left Activist?

A group of Jewish religious students from Yeshiva University in the United States, who were on a visit to Israel, met on Monday with a representative of the extreme leftist organization Machsom Watch, a group of Israeli women who monitor IDF checkpoints, often bothering and harassing the soldiers stationed at those checkpoints. Despite the seemingly […]

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Medvedev Visits PA Tuesday Morning

Highlighting the severe diplomatic damage caused by the ongoing strike in the Foreign Ministry, Russian president Dmitry Medvedev will visit the Palestinian Authority Tuesday morning after canceling his visit to Israel. Medvedev called off his planned visit to Jerusalem when the Israeli diplomats’ strike made it impossible to make preparations for the tour. PA crossings […]

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Bias in TIME Mag Pointed Out Again

“Time Magazine and its Jerusalem Bureau Chief, Karl Vick, are making a habit of defaming Israel.” So writes CAMERA,  the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America. The latest piece (January 11 on the Time Web site) is entitled “Israel’s Rightward Lurch Scares Some Conservatives.” CAMERA calls the article “jaundiced and factually-challenged  Vick […]

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The Greenpeace Spiderman Stunt at the Entrance to Jerusalem

Five Greenpeace activists climbed on Sunday the Jerusalem Chords Bridge located at the entrance to the city, in order to protest the Israeli government’s intent to establish a coal-fired power plant in Ashkelon. The activists climbed the bridge at dawn using a special method. The Chords Bridge was chosen as its strings are clearly visible […]

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Knesset Taskforce: Dump Tal Law, Enlist Hareidi Jews

The Tal Law regarding hareidi-religious IDF enlistment has failed, and Israel should focus instead on making military or other national service compulsory for the hareidis. So said a Knesset taskforce Sunday in a report released after two years of research. The report was given to Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee head Shaul Mofaz (Kadima). The report […]

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Referendum Ends in Southern Sudan

Voting has ended in southern Sudan, with analysts predicting that some three million residents have voted to secede from the rest of the country and the capital, Khartoum. The referendum was held as part of an 2005 agreement brokered by Western nations that ended an ongoing civil war in Sudan. Initial returns in the week-long […]

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PLO Flag in Leftist Tel Aviv Demo

Police shortly detained three participants in the leftist-Arab demonstration in Tel Aviv’s Museum Plaza Saturday night, on suspicions of  assaulting a police officer, possession of a knife and waving the PLO flag at the demonstration. The three were freed shortly after they were detained. (IsraelNationalNews.com)

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Dr. Clown’ Says Entertainment Promotes IVF Pregnancies

“Medical clowning” boosts the rate of in vitro fertilization pregnancies, according to an Israeli hospital study headed by a physician-turned-clown. Dr. Shevach Friedler, an infertility doctor at the Assaf HaRofeh Medical Center located in metropolitan Tel Aviv, led a three-year study that treated 219 women undergoing IVF treatment. After the medical procedure, the 36.4 percent […]

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Historic First Meeting for Rabbis and German State Parliament

A rabbinical delegation of 21 Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries from 15 cities across Germany made history this week with a visit to the state parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia. The delegates met with State President Eckhard Uhlenberg Tuesday to mark the 22nd anniversary of the opening of the country’s first Chabad House. During the course of their annual […]

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MK Shama to Initiate Bill Preventing Demolition of Peretz Home

MK Carmel Shama Hacohen (Likud) will present next week a bill to the Knesset’s Ministerial Committee on Legislation. The bill will state that it would not be permitted to destroy a home with people living in it in Judea and Samaria without permission from the Knesset’s Defense and Foreign Affairs Committee. The law would apply […]

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‘Israel’s Economy is Good and the World Should Know It’

The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) held on Thursday its annual press briefing for members of the international media. Taking part in the briefing were Saul Bronfeld, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Ester Levanon, CEO of TASE. During the briefing Levanon provided a brief review of TASE’s groundbreaking achievements in 2010 and also […]

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R. Ovadia Yosef Sends Letter to Obama: ‘Please Free Pollard’

Shas party spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef has signed a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama appealing for Jonathan Pollard’s release. The rabbi added his name Thursday to the long and growing list of Israeli and American leaders pressuring the U.S. president to free the former Israeli agent. The letter to Obama signed by Rabbi […]

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