Ramat HaSharon Mayor: Ariel Boycotters Unwelcome in My Town

Itzik Rochberger, the mayor of Ramat HaSharon, says he has received supportive reactions from citizens as well as other local authority heads, after he announced that artists who boycott Ariel will not be invited to perform in his town either. Ramat HaSharon is a relatively affluent northern neighbor of Tel Aviv. “I read in the […]

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Asian stocks lower after South Korean rate hike

FILE – In this Nov. 11, 2010 file photo, traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, file) TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly lower Tuesday as an interest rate hike in South Korea added to speculation China will also tighten monetary policy to cool inflation. South Korea’s […]

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Diuretic Pill Cuts Deaths in Heart Failure Patients

Diuretic Pill Cuts Deaths in Heart Failure Patients Nov. 15, 2010 (Chicago) — The diuretic pill Inspra substantially cuts the risk of death and hospitalization among people with mild heart failure, researchers report. The findings suggest that the drug, already used to treat advanced heart failure, also has value for people with mild disease, says […]

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Katz: Construction Resumption Will Allay Housing Crisis

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has a plan to save the rising housing market from itself, but housing experts, including MK Yaakov Katz, say it won’t work. Katz (Ketzaleh), a former Housing Minister Director-General (under one-time Housing Minister Ariel Sharon) who now heads the National Union party, said on Monday evening that Netanyahu’s plan does not […]

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Prayers for Rain on Temple Mount and all over Israel

Twenty-five students from the Kiryat Arba High School Yeshiva prayed for rain at the Temple Mount Monday together with their rabbi, Rabbi Micha Perl. They recited the Ve’anenu Borei Olam prayer, which is a text that Ashkenazi Jews add to the Shmoneh Esreh silent prayer when rains fail to fall The continued dry, hot weather during […]

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Oren: Israel Will Survive PA Terrorism

Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, says the Jewish State will survive the threat to its existence presented by Palestinian Authority terrorism. Oren told attendees at the 40th anniversary dinner for the Rabbinical College of America, “In these times of great [happiness], when we gather together to celebrate institutions of learning, it’s sometimes […]

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Ashkenazi Visits Canada

IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi  met on Monday in Canada with his Canadian counterpart, the Chief of the Defense Staff of the Canadian Forces, General Walter Natynczyk. The meeting was held as part of a series of work-related meetings that Ashkenazi is holding during his official visit to Canada and the United States. […]

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Rolls-Royce to replace leaking engines on A380s

In this Nov. 13, 2010 photo provided by James Aron, a Qantas A380 is inspected on the tarmac at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles. Rolls-Royce will temporarily replace entire engines suffering from oil leaks on the world’s largest jetliner after one motor suffered a frightening midair disintegration, an aviation regulator told The Associated […]

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SKorean central bank raises rate to 2.5 percent

Kim Choong-soo, governor of the Bank of Korea, bangs the gavel to preside over a meeting to decide a benchmark call rate at at its headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010. South Korea’s central bank raised its key interest rate Tuesday for the second time in four months amid persistent concerns about […]

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Turkish President: ‘Jews Pray for Me’

Turkish President Abdullah Gul is confident that his country’s Jews pray for him every week – every Sabbath, in fact. According to a report published Sunday in Turkey’s Hurriyet newspaper, Gul told reporters traveling from Turkmenistan, “I have learned that Jews are praying for me in their synagogues every Saturday. All of them are our […]

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