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Israeli opposition leader’s speech cut off on TV as ‘elections propaganda’

Israeli opposition leader’s speech cut off on TV as ‘elections propaganda’

Isaac Herzog. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. (JNS.org) A speech by Zionist Union alliance head and Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog was cut off in the middle of a broadcast…

Fact Check: President Obama Oversells Iran Nuke Deal in Interview

Fact Check: President Obama Oversells Iran Nuke Deal in Interview

By David Gertsman, THE TOWER President Barack Obama made a number of inaccurate claims about the ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran in an interview with Reuters yesterday. In…

IDF chief says Israel must meet maritime threats

IDF chief says Israel must meet maritime threats

Israel’s INS Dolphin submarine. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. (JNS.org) The Israeli Naval Academy held its 130th graduation ceremony on Tuesday. Welcoming the new naval officers, Israel Defense Forces Chief…

Netanyahu says he gave ‘practical alternative’ to Iran deal

Netanyahu says he gave ‘practical alternative’ to Iran deal

After arriving back in Israel, Netanyahu responds to Obama’s claim that he offered nothing new in his Congress address, saying that lawmakers understand better now why the deal…

Gaza’s Islamic Jihad Says It’s Ready for Next Round of Fighting With Israel, Will Employ Hamas’ Tunnel Strategy

Gaza’s Islamic Jihad Says It’s Ready for Next Round of Fighting With Israel, Will Employ Hamas’ Tunnel Strategy

Palestinian Islamic Jihad is building up for war with Israel. PHOTO: Wikipedia Terrorist organizations in Gaza are busy rearming, Israel’s NRG reported on Tuesday. In the six months…

Arab Commentators Strongly Back Netanyahu on Congress Speech, Iran Nuclear Threat

Arab Commentators Strongly Back Netanyahu on Congress Speech, Iran Nuclear Threat

Prime Minister Netanyahu addresses Congress on the Iranian nuclear threat. Photo: Screenshot. Leading Arab opinion makers weighed in on the controversy surrounding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address…

Hakeem Jeffries: Courage By Any Other Name

Hakeem Jeffries: Courage By Any Other Name

By: Chaskel Bennett The debate is still raging. Should Bibi have accepted? Should he have cancelled? No speech in recent memory created such an enormous reaction in the…

Sen. McConnell to AIPAC: Administration ‘Has Already Given Away Too Much’ in Iran Talks

Sen. McConnell to AIPAC: Administration ‘Has Already Given Away Too Much’ in Iran Talks

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Obama administration has already revealed too much in regarding to nuclear talks with Iran. Photo: US Senate. JNS.org – US Senate…

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A Stout Beer Clarification

A Stout Beer Clarification

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Last week, I wrote an article concerning certain beers called stout…

Taanis Esther – An Overview

Taanis Esther – An Overview

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman HISTORICAL OVERVIEW During the time of Mordechai and Esther , the…

Temple Mount Jewish prayer upheld in court decision on Yehuda Glick

Temple Mount Jewish prayer upheld in court decision on Yehuda Glick

(JNS.org) The attorney for Jewish activist Yehuda Glick says the Jerusalem Magistrate Court’s decision on…

Jewish Voice for Peace whitewashes anti-Semitism in the anti-Israel movement

Jewish Voice for Peace whitewashes anti-Semitism in the anti-Israel movement

Click photo to download. Caption: CODEPINK protests outside the 2015 AIPAC conference in Washington, DC.…

Dressing Up On Purim

Dressing Up On Purim

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman It is surely not one of our run-of-the-mill Minhagim. Generally, our…

The Case of the Shalach Manos that was Baked on Shabbos

The Case of the Shalach Manos that was Baked on Shabbos

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman A reader recently posed the following question: If a person purposely…

HIKIND & DASKAL DISCUSS PURIM SAFETY ISSUES

HIKIND & DASKAL DISCUSS PURIM SAFETY ISSUES

Assemblyman Hikind (D-Brooklyn) and Yanky Daskal, the founder and coordinator of the Boro Park Shomrim,…

Rabbinical Council of America Calls for Bipartisan Attendance at Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress

Rabbinical Council of America Calls for Bipartisan Attendance at Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress

The Rabbinical Council of America, the largest organization of Orthodox rabbis in North America, calls…


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