Hareidi Men Join IDF Intelligence

Eighty hareidi-religious men joined the ranks of IDF intelligence this week, becoming the largest group to do so in the history of the “Bina B’Yarok” (Intelligence in Green) program to bring hareidim into the corps. The new inductees represent a 25% increase in hareidi-religious presence in the Intelligence Corp. They will begin work in a […]

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Lieberman: ‘Enough Lies’ from Turkey

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman lambasted his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu Sunday. “I cannot bear to hear lies and false accusations from Turkey,” Lieberman told an audience of Israeli ambassadors from the world over who are taking advantage of the holiday season to visit the homeland. “I heard their Foreign Minister accusing us that if they […]

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Nof Tzion Pledges Pass Half-Way Mark; Deadline Postponed

More than 50 percent of needed pledges have answered the threat of a Palestinian Authority Arab based in the United States who is prepared to buy up the national religious Nof Tzion building project in Jerusalem. A meeting of bondholders of the bankrupt company was postponed from Sunday to Tuesday. Bondholders of the Digal company […]

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IDF Foils Gaza Terrorist Attack; Cast Lead 2 Nears

Air Force helicopters and ground soldiers foiled a terrorist attack in the pre-dawn hours Sunday, killing one terrorist and seriously wounding another, 24 hours after Hamas threatened a “tough and crushing response” to Israeli retaliation to terrorism. The latest incident involved another attempt by Hamas and allied terrorists to plant bombs on the security fence […]

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After Cleansing Bethlehem of Christians, PA Plays Jesus Card

When Christmas comes around, the Palestinian Authority looks for ways to incite Christian hatred of Jews worldwide. This year, the Jew-baiting has taken the form of a report by AFP regarding a Jewish town’s opposition to Christmas trees and a book that calls Jesus “the first Palestinian martyr.” “There are many examples of intimidation, beatings, […]

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Soldiers Pitch In to Restore Carmel Forest

Soldiers from the Nachal Brigade have been given a special mission – to help restore the Carmel Forest, a beautiful natural area that was recently devastated by a massive fire. One thousand soldiers took part in the task. The soldiers focused on clearing hiking trails. They removed fallen trees, cut dangerously unstable branches, collected refuse, […]

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"Start" of Good Things for Obama?

  Barack Obama and the Democratic Party exulted in the Senate ratification of the New Start Treaty reducing the number of nuclear warheads held by the United States and Russia. The treaty passed the Senate by an ample 71-26 margin easily crossing the Constitution’s two thirds barrier for treaty ratification. (Jewish groups were divided over […]

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Hamas Struggles for Cash after Spending on Property, Weapons

Ismail Haniyeh, Hamas’ Gaza leader, admitted Thursday that his government is having trouble paying its bills. “It’s really difficult to provide” the $25 million it takes every month to fund ministries and pay employees, he said. Hamas employs 34,000 people – roughly one out of every 22 adults living in Gaza – most as members […]

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Is Lithuania Sincere About Owning Up to its Holocaust Role?

This past week, the Prime Minister of Lithuania, Andrius Kubilius, was a guest of the Israeli government, on a state visit to Israel. For many Jews, just the mention of the name “Lithuania” is painful; after all, the Lithuanians were among the most enthusiastic supporters of Nazis outside Germany, with Lithuanians from various backgrounds volunteering […]

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Essay Contest Exalts Memory of Jabotinsky

Zionist visionary and leader, Ze’ev Vladimir Jabotinsky, was remembered this past Sunday evening, December 19th, as hundreds of Israeli high school students from across the country gathered in the main auditorium of the Knesset building in Jerusalem for the award presentation to the 15 winners of the 2010 Ze’ev Jabotinsky National Essay Contest. Sponsored by […]

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Construction Boom in Judea and Samaria

The New York Times reports that Israel has engaged in a “settlement-building boom” in the three months since the construction freeze ended – while at the same time, the mayor of the city of Ariel, one of the largest in the Judea/Samaria enterprise, plans to sue Defense Minister Ehud Barak for not allowing construction in […]

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