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Bin Laden Plotted to Kill Obama, Petraeus Before Death, Papers Show March 17, 2012 7:00 am

Bin Laden Plotted to Kill Obama, Petraeus Before Death, Papers Show

Washington Post – Before his death, Osama bin Laden boldly commanded his network to...

India Issues Arrest Warrants for 3 Iranians in Bomb Attack on Israelis March 17, 2012 4:00 am

India Issues Arrest Warrants for 3 Iranians in Bomb Attack on Israelis

BBC – Police in India say they have issued arrest warrants for three Iranians for the...

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan Meets With Hamas Leadership March 16, 2012 8:00 pm

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan Meets With Hamas Leadership

Ynet – Hamas Politburo Chief Khaled Mashaal met with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip...

Revolt Returns to Syrian Capital March 16, 2012 7:00 pm

Revolt Returns to Syrian Capital

ABC News/AP – Syrian rebels ignited a new front Friday outside the capital, Damascus,...

George Clooney Arrested with Jewish Leaders in Washington March 16, 2012 3:46 pm

George Clooney Arrested with Jewish Leaders in Washington

JTA – Jewish leaders were among those arrested during a protest rally outside the Embassy...

Israeli Newspaper: Arab Attacks Lead to Suspicion of Police Coverups March 16, 2012 3:32 pm

Israeli Newspaper: Arab Attacks Lead to Suspicion of Police Coverups

A number of attacks over the past year have left some Israelis suspicious that police are...

Exclusive: Southern Sudanese Forced to Leave Israel by Month’s End, Activist Says March 16, 2012 1:03 pm

Exclusive: Southern Sudanese Forced to Leave Israel by Month’s End, Activist Says

Israel’s Ministry of the Interior has notified the employers of Southern Sudanese refugees...

China, Israel Talk Iran Nuclear Program in Beijing March 16, 2012 10:36 am

China, Israel Talk Iran Nuclear Program in Beijing

During his visit to China on Friday, Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman attempted...

Rockets Continue to Hit Israel, Islamic Jihad Says Ceasefire is in Effect March 16, 2012 9:51 am

Rockets Continue to Hit Israel, Islamic Jihad Says Ceasefire is in Effect

Ynet – The rocket fire from Gaza continued on Thursday night but the Palestinians are...

Stability of UN Lebanon Force Worries Israel as France Announces Pullback March 15, 2012 4:58 pm

Stability of UN Lebanon Force Worries Israel as France Announces Pullback

Concern is growing inside Israel over the stability of the United Nations Interim Force in...

SWIFT Halts Service to Iranian Banks March 15, 2012 1:22 pm

SWIFT Halts Service to Iranian Banks

Business Week – The leading worldwide financial messaging service for international...

Israeli Official: Gaddafi’s Advanced Anti-Aircraft Missiles Are Now Pointed at Israel March 15, 2012 11:59 am

Israeli Official: Gaddafi’s Advanced Anti-Aircraft Missiles Are Now Pointed at Israel

Advanced anti-aircraft missiles which belonged to former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi have...

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  • Jewish Identity Sports LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    JNS.org – Influenced by his Jewish upbringing and a summer on a kibbutz, basketball coach David Blatt is embarking on his highest-profile challenge yet: coaching LeBron James, the four-time National Basketball Association (NBA) Most Valuable Player who has made waves for returning to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers. After guiding Israel’s storied Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball franchise to its 51st Israeli league championship and 6th Euroleague title this past season, Blatt landed the Cavaliers head-coaching job in June. Just weeks later, [...]

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  • Food Jewish Identity Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    JNS.org – At the turn of the century, a young Jewish immigrant arrived in New York. So begins the history of many American Jewish families. It is 27-year-old Albert Allaham’s story, too, with a few unusual twists. Albert’s “century” is the 21st—he arrived almost 100 years after the massive waves of European Jewish immigration. Rather than coming from a small town along the Danube river, his shtetl was Damascus. His first American business was not a pushcart on the Lower East [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    Did you know that in the entire Bible, only one birthday is mentioned and it is that of Pharaoh? And did you know that according to some scientists, by accepting Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, it is impossible to prove or disprove that the sun is the gravitational center of our solar system? In his new book, REBBE, best-selling author Joseph Telushkin reveals many surprising and sometimes shocking details as he chronicles the life and teachings of the charismatic Rabbi [...]

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  • Food Mitzvos New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    JNS.org – Omelet sandwich: 5 shekels. Iced coffee: 5 shekels. Tuna sandwich: 5 shekels. Fresh-squeezed orange juice: 5 shekels. Cheese bureka: 5 shekels. There’s plenty more on the Cofizz menu, but you get the idea. Dani Mizrahi and Amir Amshalm, two Israeli men in their early 30s, asked themselves: Why not launch a take-out food joint in busy neighborhoods around Jerusalem where everything—and that means everything—goes for five shekels, or about $1.50. They’d seen the concept take off in Tel Aviv, where [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    The new FX Network drama Tyrant was shot entirely in Israel, just 10 miles north of Tel Aviv, Bloomberg News reported last Tuesday. Tyrant follows the life of an Arab dictator’s second son Barry, played by Adam Rayner, who reluctantly returns home to the Middle Eastern nation of his birth to join the family business away from his suburban life in America. The elaborate set production for the primetime drama included a crew of 300 and a reported cost of over $3 million [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Skokie, Il-born 25-year-old Erin Heatherton (Erin Heather Bubley) is rocking the modeling world. And in a new interview accompanying a cover spread for Miami’s Ocean Drive magazine, she says Jewish moms are “constantly trying to set her up with their sons.” Imagine that – who would have thought? “The moms, they’re doing what they do. It doesn’t matter what country they live in, what city – grandmothers, too,” she admitted. “But I’m probably going to do that too one day.” Heatherton was [...]

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  • Education Israel First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    Some 15 Turkish university professors and lecturers will take part in a first of its kind seminar at Holocaust museum Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies starting next week. The trip is especially significant as Holocaust denial is rampant in the Arab world. A Palestinian professor was recently forced to resign after he led a trip to the Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz. Participants in the week-long program at Yad Vashem will experience in-depth tours of the museum’s archives and [...]

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  • Israel Music Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Rocks Solo Acoustic Version of Israeli National Anthem – Hatikva (VIDEO)

    Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Rocks Solo Acoustic Version of Israeli National Anthem – Hatikva (VIDEO)

    Ok, fans, question time. What do: Guns ‘n’ Roses shred-meister guitarist, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (aka Ronald Jay Blumenthal), “Hard Rock Hotel”, “Las Vegas” and Israel’s ”Hatikva” (The Hope) national anthem… all have in common? I know, you’re probably thinking, “Hmm, ‘One of these things is not like the other,’ would fit in here,” right? Um, no, turns out. Caught backstage by blogger Darren Garnick at the swanky Vegas gig in early June, Thal, acoustic guitar in hand, fretted out a sweetly melodic [...]

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