Largest-Ever Israeli ‘Clean Up Day’ Draws 240,000

More than 240,000 Israelis took part in International Clean-Up Day, led in Israel by the Jewish National Fund.  Participants picked up trash in woods, parks, and other natural spaces. Among the cleaners were students, soldiers, and members of various youth groups. Several companies got their employees involved as well. In the north, soldiers worked side […]

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Obama Praises Netanyahu Over New Freeze

U.S. President Barack Obama praised Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday, saying that his decision to impose a 3-month construction freeze in Judea and Samaria shows seriousness on the part of Netanyahu. Speaking to reporters in the U.S., Obama said that renewing the freeze is an encouraging and promising sign. He expressed his hopes that […]

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Anarchist-Arab Arson-Fest in Gush Etzion

For the second straight Sunday, foreign anarchists and Palestinian Authority Arabs engaged in arson in a wooded area outside the Jewish town of Bat Ayin, in the Etzion Bloc (Gush Etzion) between Jerusalem and Hevron. While last week’s incident was merely caught on tape (see video), the latest one ended with the arrest of five […]

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Nationalist Rage Against Shas Over Freeze

Dozens of people protested angrily Sunday evening outside the homes of ministers from the Shas party, after the party’s leaders said they would abstain in a vote on extending the building freeze in Judea and Samaria. The protest was orgnanized by the grassroots residents’ councils of Binyamin and Samaria, and the Kommemiyut leadership group. (IsraelNationalNews.com)

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Greek Captain: Flotilla ‘Activists’ Attempted Hijack

Greek shipping workers accused of kidnapping foreigners headed for Gaza told their side of the story Sunday, accusing the activists of attempting to hijack their vessel. The activists had stormed onto the deck of the Strofades IV in Libya’s Derna port, and demanded to go to Egypt and then Gaza, they said. “There is no […]

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Likud’s Danon: Join Forces to Stop Freeze ‘Disgrace’

MK Danny Danon (Likud) convened an emergency meeting Sunday over the proposed extension of the anti-Jewish construction freeze, along with Samaria local authority chief Gershon Mesika, Beit El Mayor Moshe Rosenbaum, Elkana Mayor Tzadok Nehorai, other Judea and Samaria local authority officials and Likud activists. (IsraelNationalNews.com)

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Jewish Surgeon Walks Out on Nazi Patient

A Jewish doctor walked out of an operating room in Germany last week after seeing a Nazi tattoo on his patient’s arm. “I will not operate on your husband,” he told the patient’s wife. “I am Jewish.” The patient, a 36-year-old man, bore a tattoo of the Reichsadler, the Imperial Eagle, perched on a swastika. The […]

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Shas to Obama: Put a Promise in Writing

Shas Chairman Eli Yishai said Sunday morning he will not vote against a new temporary freeze on condition that U.S. President Barack Obama put a promise in a written letter that Israel can resume building after 90 days in large population centers. Minister Yishai, whose party is a key member of the coalition, said he […]

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Bill Wants Anti-Racist Law to Include Hareidim and Settlers

The Cabinet-level Ministerial Law Committee will discuss a new bill that would amend the anti-racism law to include Jews in Judea and Samaria and hareidi religious Jews under laws against racism, which currently only covers ethnic but not religious groups. The change was proposed by National Union Knesset Member Dr. Michael Ben-Ari following a long string […]

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Lame-Duck Congressman Removes Hold on Military Aid for Lebanon

A senior U.S. legislator, who will lose his key committee chairmanship position in the new GOP-controlled Congress, has done a last minute U-turn and removed his former opposition to $100 military aid for Lebanon. Several Congress members, as well as Israel, have expressed concerns that the weaponry will end up in the arms of Hizbullah. House […]

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Beit Haggai Orphans Keep Slain Parents’ Dreams Alive

Ten weeks ago, Yitzchak and Talia Imes of Beit Haggai were murdered by terrorists as they drove along a highway near their home. On Thursday Ariel, one of the six children they left behind, ascended to the Temple Mount along with 60 students from the 11th grade of the yeshiva high school in Susia. Sixteen-year-old Ariel spoke […]

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IDF Chief of Staff to Visit Mullen

IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi left for a working visit to Canada and the United States Saturday night in what may his last trip abroad before his term of office ends next year. He will be hosted by his Canadian counterpart, General Walter Natynczak, a strong ally who expressed understanding for Israel’s Operation Cast […]

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