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Bibi: No changes on Temple Mount

Bibi: No changes on Temple Mount

JERUSALEM — The status quo on the Temple Mount will not change, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated.

“In last night’s security consultation, the Prime Minister made it clear that there will be no change in the status quo on the Temple Mount and that whoever expresses a different opinion is presenting a personal view and not the policy of the Government,” Netanyahu spokesman Mark Regev said Nov. 6 in a statement.

The statement came amid continued and increasing violence at the site, which is holy to both Jews and Muslims.

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Biden at the GA: Iran won't go nuclear

Biden at the GA: Iran won't go nuclearOXON HILL, Md. — From well-worn anecdotes about Golda Meir to rousing statements of support for Israel’s security, Joe Biden captured the audience in his remarks at the General Assembly of Jewish Federations of North American (JFNA) on Nov. 10. What began as a low key talk evolved into a passionate speech about the vice president’s long-standing commitment to Israel and the American Jewish community, culminating in a standing ovation. “We have a responsibility to guarantee [Israel’s]...
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Deadly Jewish geography

Deadly Jewish geographyTHE PHENOMENON known as “Jewish geography” is very often a pleasant thing — an international sense not only of peoplehood but of familial closeness that brings, and keeps, Jews together. It can also be very tragic. That fact was cruelly driven home this week when news reached Denverites Sarina and Brian Kopinsky that their niece, 26-year-old Dalia Lemkus, was murdered by a Palestinian terrorist on Monday evening, Nov. 10, on the West Bank.
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Israel

Third intifada — has it arrived?

Third intifada — has it arrived?A CAR slammed into pedestrians at two separate locations in Jerusalem on Wednesday, Nov. 5, in what police are describing as a vehicular terrorist attack. Border Police officer Jidan Assad, 38, from the Druze Village of Beit Jaan died of his injuries in Wednesday’s incident. Assad leaves behind his pregnant wife and a toddler. Fourteen others were hurt. Three of them, including two Border Police officers, are in serious condition. The attacker, Ibrahim al-Acari, 38, of the east Jerusalem vi...
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Yeshiva plans a campus

Yeshiva plans a campusYESHIVA TORAS Chaim is undertaking a redevelopment of its West Side campus, with the centerpiece being a new high school dormitory. The present dorm building, some 90 years old, is long outdated. Once “The Lake Apartments,” located at Colfax Ave. and Perry St., the dorm is four blocks from the Yeshiva. The new dorm, to be located in place of the old Hebrew Educational Alliance sanctuary on the YTC site at 1555 Stuart St., will unify the Yeshiva facility and create a real campus, as well as...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 06 November 2014 14:29 )

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War crimes complaint filed against Hamas in U.S.

Marcy Oster A Tel Aviv-based NGO filed the complaint on behalf of 26 American citizens over an attack for which Hamas claimed responsibility. ... [Link]

After the nuclear negotiators go home, what happens next?

Uriel Heilman If a deal is reached, who needs to approve it? What are Israel’s alternatives? How are the U.S.-Iran nuclear talks reshaping the Arab Middle East? ... [Link]

GW student gov’t addresses swastika incidents with request for added security

Marcy Oster A student senate resolution at George Washington University asked the school to install more security cameras in dorms. ... [Link]

Dermer: Israel must speak up on Iran threat

Marcy Oster Israel’s U.S. ambassador, making his first public comments since Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was re-elected, also reaffirmed strong U.S.-Israel ties. ... [Link]

Plans for 2,200 homes in Jerusalem Arab neighborhood gain preliminary approval

Marcy Oster The plans approved by an Interior Ministry committee in Israel also will retroactively approve 300 illegal Arab homes in the same neighborhood. ... [Link]

Iran talks deadline extended a day

Uriel Heilman “‎We’ve made enough progress in the last days to merit staying until Wednesday,” a State Department official told reporters. “There are several difficult issues still remaining.” ... [Link]

From ‘80s to today, Israeli ‘family’ revels in close ties

mbrodsky A group of new immigrants to Israel, brought together by a shared army program, has stayed close for decades even with some members no longer in the country. ... [Link]

What biblical villain is Obama most like (besides Haman, of course)?

Julie Wiener Why, less than a week before Passover, did Rabbi Shlomo Riskin slam Obama with a Haman comparison rather than a Pharaoh one? ... [Link]

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