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Wiesenthal Center’s Top 10 Anti-Semitic Incidents of 2014

December 31, 2014, by

Hoping to draw more attention to the global problem of attacks against Jews and Judaism, the Simon Wiesenthal Center on Monday (Dec. 29) released its list of the top 10 worst anti-Semitic and anti-Israel incidents of 2014. The list can “bring focus to the fact that anti-Semitism has been increasingly manifest in the mainstream of

PA Hopes to Join ICC after Statehood Bid Fails at UN Security Council

December 31, 2014, by

Abbas Files Request to Join ICC Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas Wednesday signed a Palestinian request to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), seeking a new avenue for action against Israel after a failed UN resolution calling for Israel to withdraw to 1949 Armistice lines, AFP reports. Abbas signed the request along with applications to

Massive Oil Spill in Israel Nearly Twice the Size as Initially Though

December 8, 2014, by

As rains threaten to flood the delicate coral in the Gulf of Eilat with recently spilled pollutants, new figures released on Sunday night showed that the scale of the ecological disaster caused by a ruptured oil pipeline in southern Israel is nearly twice as bad as initially estimated. The data sent by the Eilat Ashkelon

Early Elections for Israel?

December 1, 2014, by

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Finance Minister Yair Lapid Monday night in what was initially described as a last-ditch effort to salvage his coalition. However, a list of stiff demands presented by Netanyahu to Lapid during the meeting – as well as a harsh statement issued by him afterward – indicated that Israel may

Netanyahu’s Youngest Son Begins IDF Service

December 1, 2014, by

You’re in the army now! Avner Netanyahu, the youngest son of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, began his three-year mandatory army service on Monday, enlisting in the IDF’s Combat Intelligence Collection Corps. Like every soldier on the first day of service, Avner, accompanied by his famous parents, arrived at Jerusalem’s Ammunition Hill. “Like any parents sending

Israel Ambassador to the UN Addresses General Assembly on Palestine

November 28, 2014, by

Israel’s Ambassador to the UN, Ron Prosor, addressed the UN General Assembly on November 24. Read the full transcript below: To the nations that continue to allow prejudice to prevail over truth, I say “J’accuse.” I accuse you of hypocrisy. I accuse you of duplicity. I accuse you of lending legitimacy to those who seek

Families of the Four Har Nof Terror Victims Make Communal Request

November 20, 2014, by

The widows of the four Har Nof synagogue terror attack victims issued a letter calling for the coming shabbat as a day of ahavat chinam ( loving others freely without judgement). See a translation and the original letter in Herbrew below: We turn to acheinu Bnei Yisrael wherever they may be. Let us all come

Parole Attempt for Jonathan Pollard Fails

November 20, 2014, by

Despite a questionable choice in headlines, The Jerusalem Post has a comprehensive run-down of Jonathan Pollard’s failed bid for parole this year and his case in general. In July, for the first time since receiving a life sentence in 1987, Pollard went before a parole board. The results were not encouraging. Pollard’s lawyer believed that

The Silence of Prayer, Shattered in a Synagogue Bloodbath

November 18, 2014, by

Yaakov Amos had just finished calling silently on God to “grant peace everywhere, goodness and blessing; grace, loving kindness and mercy to us and unto all Israel, Your people,” when two terrorists stormed into Har Nof’s largest synagogue at 7:01 a.m. on Tuesday. Amos, a trained trauma therapist, was in the middle of the Amidah prayer when he