Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry2013-06-18T01:23:16ZWordPresshttp://matzav.com/feed/atomMatzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=899822013-06-18T01:23:16Z2013-06-18T01:23:16ZIsrael should discard the two-state solution when it comes to the conflict with the Palestinians and instead seek to “live with the problem,” Economy and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett (Habayit Hayehudi) said on Monday in a conference sponsored by the Yesha Council in Jerusalem.
Bennett said Israel should annex-”as quickly as possible”-virtually all the areas [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=899802013-06-18T01:16:55Z2013-06-18T00:26:21ZIsraeli researchers have succeeded in erasing traumatic memories from the brains of mice, using a recently developed technique called optogenetics, which allows certain brain cells to be activated or deactivated through exposure to light.
The research team, headed by Dr. Inbal Goshen from the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences in the Hebrew [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=899782013-06-17T23:10:01Z2013-06-17T23:19:23ZIsrael shares its fate with its neighbors and therefore should consider what kinds of future it wants, former U.S. President Bill Clinton said today during a visit to Israel, adding that the two-state solution remained the only viable option for the region, reports Haaretz.
Speaking at the Peres Academic Center in Rechovot, the former said [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=899772013-06-17T23:01:28Z2013-06-17T22:42:19ZThe recent hike in purchase tax on cigarettes in Eretz Yisroel has caused a 10% fall in the number of cigarettes sold according to data obtained by Globes.
This is the sharpest fall in sales of cigarettes seen in recent years. On May 9 purchase tax on cigarettes, cigars and tobacco was raised adding NIS [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=899762013-06-17T21:36:52Z2013-06-17T21:20:34ZIt is with great sadness that we report the passing of Mrs. Frayda Hikind a”h, mother of New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind of Brooklyn.
Mrs. Hikind, a Holocaust survivor, passed away this afternoon at Maimonides Hospital in Boro Park at the age of 95, several weeks after sustaining a stroke.
Mrs. Hikind was born in [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=899742013-06-17T21:31:11Z2013-06-17T20:27:13ZA frum family in Toronto woke up this week to a swastika and the words “watch your children” scrawled on their garage door, the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center said in a news release.
The anti-Semitic vandals entered the family’s garage and added more graffiti on furniture inside, including a swastika on a baby’s high chair, [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=899702013-06-17T19:15:26Z2013-06-17T19:15:26ZThe Supreme Court ruled that Arizona’s voter-ID law, which required would-be voters to prove their citizenship, is illegal under federal law.
Writing for the majority, Justice Scalia decided that Arizona’s law was preempted by the federal National Voter Registration Act. The court also ruled that facts that increase mandatory minimum sentences must be proved to [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=899692013-06-17T19:03:04Z2013-06-17T18:38:02ZPresident Barack Obama’s pledge to initiate a limited operation in Syria will likely escalate into a full-blown war with Americans supporting a rebel cause that is backed by al-Qaida, retired Rep. Ron Paul is arguing.
“The president has opened a can of worms that will destroy his presidency and possibly destroy this country. Another multi-billion [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=899662013-06-17T16:07:23Z2013-06-17T17:17:23ZThe office of the Director of National Intelligence on Sundaydisputed Edward Snowden’s claims that a single analyst could have tapped into phone calls without warrants-and that Congress was never briefed of this practice.
The statement contradicts comments made by U.S. Rep. Jerry Nadler, who reported to CNET on Saturday that he had been told in a closed-door meeting [...]]]>0Matzav Editorhttp://matzav.com/?p=899712013-06-17T19:18:33Z2013-06-17T16:53:35ZIt appears the city of Montreal can’t catch a break.
Interim Mayor Michael Applebaum was arrested Monday morning and charged with 14 counts of fraud, breach of trust, and conspiracy.
Applebaum, who has denied any wrongdoing, became mayor in November after his predecessor, Gérald Tremblay, resigned in the wake of a massive corruption scandal. Applebaum was allegedly involved in [...]]]>0