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New York Times to Obama: Hit Israel Hard

(Arutz Sheva) The New York Times has demanded President Barack Obama use his last months in office to hit Israel hard diplomatically.

Apparently, this is in response to the fact that the

Shimon Peres, Former President and Veteran Israeli Statesman, Dies at 93

Shimon Peres, former president, former prime minister, former defense minister, former foreign minister, former minister of eight other ministries, the last surviving member of Israel’s founding fathers and winner of the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize, died Tuesday after suffering a stroke two weeks ago. He was 93.

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Sheldon Adelson Pledges $14 Million to Israeli-American Community

(JNS.org) Republican-Jewish philanthropist Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, are pledging $14 million to the Israeli-American community, Israel Hayom reported.

Israeli Satellite Destroyed by Flaw in Rocket Helium System, Probe Shows

The explosion in Florida that destroyed an Israeli satellite in early September was caused by a breach in the helium system mounted on its carrier rocket, Israel Hayom learned Saturday.

The Amos-6 satellite, carrying state-of-the-art communications technology, was destroyed on Sept. 1 when an

RCA Mandates, Rather Than Recommends, That Member Rabbis Use Halachic Prenup

A resolution adopted by the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA) now requires “each of its members [to] utilize, in any wedding at which he is the mesader kiddushin (officiant), in addition to a ketubah, a rabbinically-sanctioned prenuptial agreement, where available, that aids in our community’s efforts to ensure the

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Turkey Invades Syria

(Arutz Sheva) Turkey has reportedly struck 63 targets in Syria, in a vengeance attack on ISIS in Jarablus.

Turkey’s army and international coalition forces on Wednesday started an operation to

New Lone Soldier Center in Jerusalem Holds Chanukat HaBayit

Thursday, August 11 marked 10 years since Michael Levin z”l, a lone soldier who made aliyah from Philadelphia, was killed fighting in the Second Lebanon War. Michael is remembered by the many American and Israelis he touched, for being small in size, at just over five feet tall, but a giant in his actions, smile

Blazing Trails in Israel (Literally)

In November 1947, just a few weeks before the outbreak of Israel’s War of Independence, a civil engineer named Hillel Berger marked a three-kilometer trail in the Judean Desert, between Ein Feshkha and Ras El Feshkha, the country’s first-ever marked trail. Berger had discovered a pathway to some of Israel’s

Grisly Terror Attacks Claim Rabbi Michael 'Miki' Mark, 13-Year-Old Hallel Yaffa Ariel

(Yaakov Ort/Chabad.org and combined sources) Rabbi Michael 'Miki' Mark, the principal of a yeshiva in Otniel, Israel, was killed—and his wife and two of their children injured—in a drive-by terrorist attack just south of Hebron.

According to initial reports, the family’s

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Holocaust Survivor, Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel Dies at 87

(JNS.org) Holocaust survivor, author, human rights activist, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel died at the age of 87, his son Elisha Wiesel said Saturday. Wiesel, who won the Nobel

Palestinian Payments to Terrorists and Their Families Fuel Violence

The brutal killing last week of American-Israeli Hallel Yaffa Ariel has yet again raised the issue of how the Palestinian Authority’s payments to terrorists encourage the murder of Israelis, Eli

Netanyahu: Israel Is Returning to Africa in Big Way

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flies to Uganda, the first stop of a four-day trip that will also include visits to Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Uganda on Monday, the first stop of a four-day trip that will also include visits to Kenya,

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