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Hamas leaders get rich as Gazans suffer

28 July 2014

By Rabbi Michael Leo Samuel CHULA VISTA, California — Yasser Arafat’s estate was worth almost one billion dollars by the time he had died.[1] It wasn’t because he was an enterprising capitalist. However, he did manage to take a substantial cut of money from the billions of dollars that the Western countries of Europe and […]

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Annoyed State Dept. tells its version of M.E. proposals

28 July 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release)–Clearly annoyed with anonymous sources in Israel who leaked details of a cease fire proposal that was rejected, State Department spokesman Jen Psaki told of the efforts of her boss, Secretary of State John Kerry, to achieve what she described as a “humanitarian” break in the fighting between Israel and Hamas. Here […]

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Saperstein to be U.S. envoy

28 July 2014

WASHINGTON, DC (Press Release) – President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individual to a key Administration post: ·         Rabbi David Nathan Saperstein – Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, Department of State President Obama said, “I am grateful that Rabbi Saperstein has chosen to dedicate his talent to serving the […]

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AJC denounces Spanish writer Antonio Gala

28 July 2014

NEW YORK (Press Release) – The American Jewish Committee (AJC) is appalled by the anti-Semitic, threatening op-ed that renowned Spanish writer Antonio Gala wrote in El Mundo. “Shame on Antonio Gala and shame on El Mundo for publishing his anti-Semitic screed,” said Dina Siegal Vann, Director of AJC’s Latino and Latin American Institute. In his […]

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Obama reverses course in Gaza, puts onus on Israel

28 July 2014

By Shoshana Bryen WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Israeli Cabinet unanimously rejected the terms of a Gaza ceasefire proposed by Hamas front men Qatar and Turkey. Secretary of State Kerry expressed surprise and chagrin at the vote. The Israelis expressed surprise and chagrin at Kerry’s support for a document that offered Hamas “arrangements to secure the […]

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Retraction, apology, for Fluke- Boko Haram story

28 July 2014

By Rabbi Michael Leo Samuel CHULA VISTA, California — In a recent article I had written about the war on women that is taking place in the Middle Eastern world, I had come across some quotes that were attributed to Sandra Fluke, who was allegedly interviewed by NPR.  In essence, these quotes which I later […]

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Babies in green areas have higher birth weight

28 July 2014

BEER-SHEVA, Israel (Press Release)–Mothers who live near green spaces deliver babies with significantly higher birth weights, according to a new study, “Green Spaces and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes” published in the journal, Occupational and Environmental Medicine. A team of researchers from Israel and Spain, including Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), evaluated nearly 40,000 single live […]

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IDF focuses on tunnels during lull in fighting

28 July 2014

  By Aryeh Savir JERUSALEM (TNA) – IDF forces continued to operate inside the Gaza Strip on Monday, July 28,, their main objective are still the terror tunnels. A senior IDF officer was quoted on Sunday saying that Israel is in possession of all of the attack tunnels that Hamas dug from Gaza to Israel. […]

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Humoring the Headlines: July 28, 2014

28 July 2014

By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO─Although House Republicans insist that racism plays no role in their decision to sue President Obama, they have hired Marcia Clark and Christopher Darden as the prosecuting attorneys for their case. * Miramax announced the production of a sequel to the science fiction classic The Day the Earth Stood Still. In […]

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Friends of Israel rally around the globe

28 July 2014

By Aryeh Savir, Hernan Leon and David Surjanyi JERUSALEM (TNA) After a violent wave of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic protests around the world, Israel is finally receiving a show of support at various points across the globe. More than 2,000 people at Montevideo, Uruguay, came together to show support for Israel in an event that was […]

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ZOA files Jerusalem brief with U.S. Supreme Court

28 July 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release)–On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) filed a 30-page amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, urging the Court to uphold the right of American citizens born in Jerusalem to have “Israel” listed as their birthplace on their passports, certifications of nationality and registrations of birth.  The brief […]

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Farmers remain anchored to kibbutzim near Gaza

28 July 2014

By Anav Silverman KIBBUTZ EIN HASHLOSHA, Israel (TNA) – For Danny Cohen of Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha, it is hope that keeps the 50-year-old farmer living on the Gaza border. Originally from Argentina, Cohen is the head of the kibbutz’s emergency response team and is among the 60 kibbutz members who have remained on the kibbutz […]

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What I would tell the United Nations

28 July 2014

By Steve Kramer ALFE MENASHE, Israel — Here’s what I would tell the United Nations: Esteemed Delegates of the United Nations, I have come to address you today as a stand-in for Prime Minister Netanyahu, who is constrained by political correctness and the code of diplomacy from saying much of what needs to be said. You […]

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JNS news briefs: July 28, 2014

28 July 2014

Israeli officials blast Obama’s demand of ‘unconditional’cease-fire (JNS.org) Israeli officials expressed outrages on Monday after U.S. President Barack Obama urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to announce an “immediate, unconditional humanitarian cease-fire” in Gaza. In a statement about a phone call between the two leaders, the White House said Obama “underscored the enduring importance of ensuring […]

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