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Armrests Out: Airlines Put The Squeeze On Weight

Wednesday April 23, 2014 6:18 AM

flight-planeIf you thought airlines could find no new ways to squeeze more passengers into each plane, you are underestimating the resolve of the airline (more…)

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Good Riddance: Anti-Semitic Mayor Resigns

Wednesday April 23, 2014 5:32 AM

dan-clevengerThe anti-Semitic mayor of Marionville, Mo., resigned Monday night after the city council voted to begin impeachment proceedings against him. (more…)

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‘King Of Diamonds’ Lev Leviev Wins High Court Battle Over Angola Deal

Wednesday April 23, 2014 4:44 AM

arkady-gaydamak-lev-levievOver Pesach, Arkady Gaydamak, the wealthy father of the former Portsmouth FC owner Sacha, lost the latest stage in his $2bn High Court battle (more…)

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Eyewitness in Ukraine: “Everyone is Expectant of Some Development; You Can Feel the Tension in the Air”

Wednesday April 23, 2014 3:08 AM

gunmen-ukraineBy Roman Mokrinsky

DRUZHKOVA, UKRAINE - Tensions continue to mount in eastern Ukraine, as no obtainable solution is in sight. Reports of casualties continue to (more…)

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Subpoenas Issued for Bridgegate

Wednesday April 23, 2014 2:19 AM

gw-bridgeIt’s judgment day for Bridgegate. A special committee investigating the lane closure on the George Washington Bridge has issued four subpoenas (more…)

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Rabbi Meir Soloveitchik Forced Down from Har Habayis After Violent Palestinian Riots

Wednesday April 23, 2014 1:57 AM

meir-soloveitchikBy Anav Silverman

For the first time since the beginning of Pesach, the Har Habayis was opened briefly to Jewish visitors and tourists on Sunday, April 20. The site (more…)

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Gazan Rockets Pound Israeli Communities Over Pesach

Wednesday April 23, 2014 1:16 AM

rocket-israelBy Aryeh Savir

At least ten rockets were fired by Gazan terrorists at Israeli civilian targets over the Yom Tov of Pesach. One rocket caused damage to civilian (more…)

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Ukraine PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk: ‘God Knows’ Where Putin Will Stop

Sunday April 20, 2014 5:20 PM

Par7837344Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said in a pre-recorded interview on “Meet the Press” that (more…)

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Bennett: Let Abbas Go Home

Sunday April 20, 2014 4:31 PM

naftali-bennettLet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas dismantle the Palestinian Authority, said Israeli Economy Minister and (more…)

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Google To Gmail Users: We Scan All Of Your Emails

Sunday April 20, 2014 4:09 PM

googleGoogle Inc updated its terms of service on Monday, informing users that their incoming and outgoing (more…)

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Alarm over Reported Deal with Vatican for Kever Dovid

Sunday April 20, 2014 3:41 PM

kever-dovidIs there a secret deal between the Vatican and Israel to transfer control over Dovid Hamelech’s kever to the (more…)

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Yerushalayim Inspectors Shut Down Old City Bread Carts Selling Chometz On Pesach

Sunday April 20, 2014 2:22 PM

chometzYerushalayim city inspectors in recent days have closed down dozens of food carts in the area of the Old (more…)

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GM Delayed Other Car Recalls

Sunday April 20, 2014 1:56 PM

gmGeneral Motors is currently under federal scrutiny for its delays recalling the Chevrolet Cobalt, but that was (more…)

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Kansas Hate Crime Didn’t Emerge From A Vacuum

Sunday April 20, 2014 1:23 PM

frazier-glenn-miller1By Ben Cohen

When you look at the image of Frazier Glenn Cross, AKA Glenn Miller, the shooter who cold-bloodedly (more…)

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Egyptian Authorities Intercept Attempted Smuggling Of Jewish Artifacts

Sunday April 20, 2014 12:12 PM

israeli-flag-egyptSeveral dozen Jewish artifacts were intercepted by Egyptian authorities before they could be smuggled out (more…)

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Group Calls Out U.S. For Failing To Address Airline’s Discrimination Against Israelis

Sunday April 20, 2014 11:06 AM

kuwait-airwaysThe Lawfare Project, a nonprofit that says it facilitates “responses to the perversion and misapplication of (more…)

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Israeli Defense Company Eyes Iron Dome Upgrades

Sunday April 20, 2014 10:02 AM

iron-domeRafael Advanced Defense Systems, the Israeli company behind the Iron Dome system, is mulling   (more…)

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50 Years On, Remembering The Rally That Launched The Soviet Jewry Movement

Sunday April 20, 2014 9:10 AM

D523-036By Rafael Medoff

“We didn’t know you couldn’t organize a mass rally in four days, and sometimes if you don’t know, then you (more…)

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U.S., Terror Victims’ Families Agree On Sale Of Iran-Linked New York Skyscraper

Sunday April 20, 2014 7:07 AM

the-iran-linked-36-story-skyscraper-located-on-5th-avenue-and-west-52nd-street-in-manhattanIn the largest terrorism-related forfeiture in U.S. history, the U.S. government has agreed to distribute the (more…)

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Obama Delays Keystone Decision

Sunday April 20, 2014 6:16 AM

keystone-pipelineThe Obama administration announced late Friday that it will delay a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, a (more…)

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Ukraine Calls Truce

Sunday April 20, 2014 5:05 AM

ukraine1The Ukrainian government said on Shabbos that it would not attack the pro-Russian separatists who have (more…)

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South Korea Ferry Captain Had No Experience

Sunday April 20, 2014 4:20 AM

korea-ferryThe captain of a South Korean ferry that sank Wednesday was arrested Friday after leaving a 26-year-old (more…)

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Cairo Court Rejects Lawsuit to Ban All Israeli Activities in Egypt

Sunday April 20, 2014 3:33 AM

egyptCairo’s Court for Urgent Matters said that it does not have jurisdiction to rule on a lawsuit that demanded all (more…)

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Young Israel Praises Secretary Kerry for His Swift Response to the Israeli Visa Issue

Sunday April 20, 2014 2:26 AM

john-kerryThe National Council of Young Israel (NCYI) has praised Secretary of State John Kerry for his quick (more…)

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Scalia: Libel Ruling Was Wrong

Sunday April 20, 2014 1:11 AM

antonin-scaliaJustice Antonin Scalia thinks the Supreme Court’s most significant decision on freedom of the press “was (more…)

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Amsterdam Fined Holocaust Victims for Unpaid Taxes While They Were in Camps

Friday April 18, 2014 6:35 PM

holocaust-survivorsThe City of Amsterdam collected more than $10 million from Holocaust survivors who were charged (more…)

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Israeli Company Develops Belt that Protects Against Nuclear Radiation

Friday April 18, 2014 5:31 PM

stemrad-beltThe Israeli company Stemrad has developed a belt designed to block harmful gamma radiation. (more…)

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PA Says Ratification of Geneva Convention Makes Israel Liable for War Crimes; Israeli Officials: Entire Palestinian Leadership Should Be Indicted

Friday April 18, 2014 4:26 PM

hamas-fatah-mashal-abbasIsrael is liable for war crimes over the prisoner issue now that the Palestinian Authority has ratified the four (more…)

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Krauthammer: Obama ‘Makes This Stuff Up’ on Obamacare

Friday April 18, 2014 4:00 PM

krauthammerConservative commentator Charles Krauthammer says that President Barack Obama makes stuff up with (more…)

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Iranians Carry “Death to Israel” Signs as Rouhani Tells Crowd He Supports Dialogue

Friday April 18, 2014 3:04 PM

hassan-rouhani1Chanting “God is Greatest,” Iranian troops paraded missiles carriers, some bearing banners saying “Death to (more…)

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