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Orthodox Rabbanim and Community Lay Leaders Endorse Appointment of Lisa Septimus as Five Towns Yoetzet Halacha

Five Towns, NY – August 30, 2013 – An influential group of Orthodox Rabbanim and community lay leaders today announced their endorsement of the appointment of Mrs. Lisa Septimus as…

ISRAEL FOR A YEAR: AN OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME

By: Max Fruchter – When asked what is so “incredible” about spending a year in Israel, many people will respond in adulation over the ability to focus on ones self…

France Remains Firm, Backs Action on Syria

France Remains Firm, Backs Action on Syria

BBC – The French president has said a vote by UK MPs against involvement in military strikes on Syria has not changed France’s resolve to take firm action. Francois Hollande…

As Possible Confrontation with Syria Looms, IDF Deploys Iron Dome Battery Near Tel Aviv

As Possible Confrontation with Syria Looms, IDF Deploys Iron Dome Battery Near Tel Aviv

JPost – The IDF deployed an Iron Dome battery in the greater Tel Aviv area overnight Thursday amid preparations for a potential US strike on Syria. Jerusalem has assessed that…

Jewish Group in Germany Calls for Boycott of Anti-Israel Musician Roger Waters

Jewish Group in Germany Calls for Boycott of Anti-Israel Musician Roger Waters

NY Daily News – Former Pink Floyd musician Roger Waters is facing a wall of protest. A Jewish group in the German city of Duesseldorf is urging a boycott of…

Russia to Deploy Missile Cruiser, Anti-Submarine Ship to East Mediterranean

Russia to Deploy Missile Cruiser, Anti-Submarine Ship to East Mediterranean

Reuters – Russia is sending two warships to the east Mediterranean, Interfax news agency said on Thursday, but Moscow denied this meant it was beefing up its naval force there…

Nigerians Charged for Aiding Iran, Planning Terror Attack Against Israeli Interests

Nigerians Charged for Aiding Iran, Planning Terror Attack Against Israeli Interests

Reuters – Nigeria charged two of its citizens on Wednesday with assisting an Iranian militant cell in planning possible attacks on Israeli targets, alleging that one had traveled to Tehran…

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Awaits Saturday’s Weapon Inspector Report on Syria

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Awaits Saturday’s Weapon Inspector Report on Syria

BBC – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he will receive a report on Saturday from weapons inspectors investigating an apparent Syrian chemical attack. Hundreds are reported to have died in…

Report: EU Officials Warn Assad Against Attacking Israel

Report: EU Officials Warn Assad Against Attacking Israel

Ynet – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been warned against attacking Israel in case of a strike on his country, senior officials in the European Union told Kuwait’s al-Rai newspaper. According to the…

Anti-Semitic adviser to FDR sabotaged early effort on human rights at U.N.

Anti-Semitic adviser to FDR sabotaged early effort on human rights at U.N.

By Rafael Medoff/JNS.org As debate mounts over whether the U.S. should bypass the United Nations Security Council and take military action in response to human rights abuses in Syria, a…

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