"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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Massive EU Aid to PA; US Omits Aid to Israel

First installment of massive European Union aid to the PA for 2011 is announced, while US delays previously-pledged hundreds of millions of dollars for Israeli defense. European Union foreign affairs head Catherine Ashton announced on Wednesday an initial 100-million-euro ($131.3 million) aid package to the Palestinian Authority for 2011. Sixty million euros will enable the Palestinian […]

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Lower Manhattan is Scene of Jewish Heritage Evening

An overflow crowd gathered in the cavernous lobby of the stately New York Surrogate Courthouse in lower Manhattan on Monday evening for an evening dedicated to the majestic heritage of the Jewish people. Sponsored by the Agudath Israel, the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), the Met Council on Jewish Poverty and the UJA-Federation of New […]

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Netanyahu Tries to Calm Furor Over Infiltrators

Sensing that the public is fed up with the infiltrator problem, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu delivered a video message Wednesday to Israeli citizens imploring them not to take the law into their hands. “The government of Israel is acting resolutely to halt the flow of illegal infiltrators from Africa,” Netanyahu said. “We are doing this […]

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US Senators’ Report Slams Britain and Scotland on Lockerbie

  A report released yesterday by four US senators Robert Menendez, Frank Lautenberg, Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrandall, Democrats representing New York and New Jersey concluded that BP (the oil company), the British Government and the Scottish Government, that under devolution is in control of justice, colluded in the “humanitarian release” of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi. Megrahi […]

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Israeli Lawyer Fights the 99 Agorot Prices

Anyone who does any shopping in Israel is familiar with the stores’ “bargain prices” of 19.99 shekels or 99.95 shekels. The problem is that one cannot receive change if paying 20 shekels for a product which costs 19.99 shekels, since the one agora coin has not been produced in Israel for many years. The same […]

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U.S. Imposes New Sanctions on Iran

The United States announced on Tuesday that it will be expanding the sanctions already imposed on Iran over its nuclear and missile programs. As part of the sanctions, the Treasury Department added five Iranian companies to its financial blacklist, including two banks, an insurance company, a freight forwarder and the state-owned shipper. The sanctions bar […]

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Missionary Victim of Arab Terror to be Buried in US

Christian missionary Kristine Luken, who was murdered in an Arab terrorist attack Saturday, will be buried in the United States. She was a resident of Virginia, but her family has not said where and when she will be buried. Originally identified as Christine Logan, she and her friend Kaye Susan Wilson, a British immigrant, were […]

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