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Watchdog Group Says Obama ‘Appears to be Conceding’ to Khamenei Demand for Immediate Lifting of Sanctions

Sunday April 19, 2015 9:09 AM


A Washington DC-based advocacy group said that President Obama’s comments on Friday regarding Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei’s insistence on the immediate lifting of sanctions in a nuclear deal, (more…)

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Report: Likud and United Torah Judaism Deal On the Rocks

Sunday April 19, 2015 8:22 AM

moshe-gafniReports last night indicate that negotiations talks between United Torah Judaism (UTJ) and Likud, previously said to be in their final stages, have hit a wall, Arutz Sheva reports. (more…)

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Mass Graves of Nazi Victims Dug Up in Crimea, Russian Jewish Leaders Call on Authorities to Take Action

Sunday April 19, 2015 7:15 AM


A Russian Jewish organization called on authorities in Crimea to take action after vandals desecrated mass graves of Nazi victims outside the city of Simferopol, The Moscow Times reported (more…)

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Report: Netanyahu to Ask Rivlin for Coalition Extension

Sunday April 19, 2015 6:11 AM

netanyahu-2Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu is expected to ask President Reuven Rivlin for an extension on coalition talks, Channel 10 reported last night, after progress has been said to be progressing too (more…)

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Obama Invites Gulf Arab Leaders To White House For Summit To Discuss Iran

Sunday April 19, 2015 5:17 AM


President Barack Obama has invited the heads of several of America’s Arab allies from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to the White House and then to Camp David to discuss several important (more…)

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Iran Marks Army Day With Cries Of ‘Death To Israel, USA’

Sunday April 19, 2015 4:32 AM

iran-death-to-israelYesterday, Iran marked Army Day with a military parade featuring new weapons systems, as well as a truck carrying a massive banner reading “Death to Israel.” (more…)

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New CEO Ushers in New Era of Growth for Manischewitz

Sunday April 19, 2015 3:13 AM

manischewitzAfter an extensive search, the Manischewitz Company appointed David Sugarman, a leading specialty food industry veteran, as President and Chief Executive Officer of the oldest kosher food manufacturer (more…)

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Sharansky: When Did America Forget That It’s America?

Sunday April 19, 2015 2:31 AM

sharanskyBy Natan Sharansky

On a number of occasions during the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, the Israeli government has appealed to the United States and its allies to demand a change in Tehran’s (more…)

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French PM Announces $107 Million Plan To Combat Anti-Semitism And Racism

Sunday April 19, 2015 1:12 AM


French Prime Minister Manuel Valls announced an ambitious government plan on Friday to spend 100 million euros ($107 million) on a program to combat rising anti-Semitism and other forms of (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 30 Nissan

Sunday April 19, 2015 12:05 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRabbeinu Yosef Halevi ibn Migash (Rimigash), talmid of the Rif (1077-1141). As head of the famous academy of Lucena, Spain, R’ Yosef taught numerous disciples including Rabbi Maimon, (more…)

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Police Chief: Palestinian Driver Deliberately Killed Israeli

Saturday April 18, 2015 9:38 PM

sherki-attack1A Palestinian driver deliberately rammed his car into a Yerushalayim bus stop this week and killed an Israeli man in a “horrible attack,” police chief Yochanan Danino said today, Ynet reports. (more…)

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Obama Will OK Congress Iran Deal Review

Saturday April 18, 2015 9:27 PM


On Friday, President Obama called a bill which would allow Congress to review the terms of an Iran nuclear deal a “reasonable compromise” and said he planned to sign the bill. He said he feels it will (more…)

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California Reduces Water Cuts for Some

Saturday April 18, 2015 9:16 PM

water-drought California’s Water Resources Control Board modified water conservation restrictions today, reducing water cuts for communities that have “achieved remarkable results with residential water (more…)

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Rand Paul Attacks Clinton Over Libya

Saturday April 18, 2015 9:08 PM

rand-paulToday, Kentucky senator and Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul addressed the Republican Leadership Summit in New Hampshire, attacking Hillary Clinton over her role in the U.S.’s response (more…)

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Putin: Russia Must Work With U.S.

Saturday April 18, 2015 8:58 PM


In a television interview on Saturday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia must work with the U.S. on several key common interests. (more…)

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Netanyahu Makes Time Magazine’s List Of ‘100 Most Influential People’

Friday April 17, 2015 6:17 PM

netanyahuIsraeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu was one of 13 world leaders to make it onto Time Magazine’s list of 100 most influential people, but was chastised on its pages by former defense minister Ehud (more…)

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‘Isis’ Removed From Hurricane Name List

Friday April 17, 2015 5:52 PM


After being deemed inappropriate by the UN due to the rise of the eponymous militant group, “Isis” has been removed from the list of names for hurricanes in 2016. (more…)

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ISIS Behind Attack Outside US Consulate

Friday April 17, 2015 5:04 PM


ISIS has claimed responsibility for a car bomb on Friday that killed three people outside the U.S. consulate in Erbil, the capital of Iraq’s Kurdistan region. (more…)

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Iraq: Saddam General With ISIS Killed

Friday April 17, 2015 4:40 PM


A former top aide to Saddam Hussein, Izzat al-Douri, has reportedly been killed in the Sunni heartland in northern Iraq, the governor of Salahuddin province told al-Arabiya TV. (more…)

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What Does Iran’s Acquiring the S-300 Mean?

Friday April 17, 2015 4:12 PM

s-300Russia’s selling the S-300 air defense missile system to Iran is bad. The mobile S-300 could dramatically complicate the air space picture for strike planners, with the missile launchers moving (more…)

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Eye Contact Bonds Humans With Dogs

Friday April 17, 2015 3:42 PM


A study out of Azabu University in Japan shows that people bond with dogs much in the same way people bond with other people: Through loving, meaningful gazing into one another’s eyes. (more…)

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Photos: At the Annual Asifa in Bnei Brak of the ‘Uchsavtam’ Organization

Friday April 17, 2015 3:03 PM



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N.Y. Times Accidentally Tells The Truth About The Palestinians

Friday April 17, 2015 2:55 PM

ny-timesBy Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn

To read the New York Times, one would think that the situation in the Judea-Samaria (West Bank) region in 2015 is the same as it was in 1985 or 1975. Israel is “occupying the West Bank,” (more…)


Councilman Gentile Meets with FJCC Leadership

Friday April 17, 2015 2:13 PM

councilman-gentile-meets-with-fjcc-leadershipDemocratic candidate for the 11th district in congress, Vincent Gentile met with the leadership of the Flatbush Jewish Community Coalition, FJCC, for a broad discussion on local, national and international issues. (more…)

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No Breakthrough Between Iran And U.N. Nuclear Watchdog

Friday April 17, 2015 1:41 PM


The U.N. nuclear watchdog said it had a “constructive exchange” with Iran this week but there was no sign of a breakthrough on aspects of its nuclear program that the agency says Tehran has failed to (more…)

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UN Security Council Sees Video Evidence of a Chemical Attack in Syria

Friday April 17, 2015 1:07 PM

syria-chemicalDr. Mohamed Tennari, 35, from the Syrian town of Sarmeen, described the events of a night in March to the UN Security Council on Thursday. The sound of helicopters, then a thud, then the smell of (more…)


Holocaust Commemoration Group Lobbies For Return Of 35 Sifrei Torah Found In Poland

Friday April 17, 2015 12:49 PM

jonny-daniels-sifrei-torahThirty-five Sifrei Torah were recently discovered in a Polish monastery, where they have been hidden since the Holocaust.

It is believed that the scrolls were stolen more than 70 years ago by a local priest, a known anti-Semite who sought to uncover secrets that were (more…)

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Pre-Holocaust ID Cards Of Thousands Of Jews Discovered In Kovno, Lithuania

Friday April 17, 2015 12:16 PM


Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum archivists found some 26,000 previously unknown identification cards belonging to Jewish citizens in the national archives in Kaunas (Kovno), Lithuania. (more…)

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14 Million Bees Spill on Highway

Friday April 17, 2015 11:38 AM


Some 14 million bees escaped from a rolled over semitruck near Lynnwood, Washington on Friday. Firefighters attempted to subdue the insects with foam and water as beekeepers tried to round them (more…)

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Anne Frank’s Death At Bergen-Belsen Commemorated With #Notsilent Campaign

Friday April 17, 2015 11:02 AM


The 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, along with the end of World War II, was commemorated this week on the same day that Israel marked Holocaust (more…)

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