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Former Israeli Ambassador to U.S. Affirms That USS Liberty Was ‘Tragic Friendly Fire Incident’ as Al Jazeera America Prepares to Air ‘Shocking Report’ by Conspiracy Theorist

Former Israeli Ambassador to U.S. Affirms That USS Liberty Was ‘Tragic Friendly Fire Incident’ as Al Jazeera America Prepares to Air ‘Shocking Report’ by Conspiracy Theorist

With U.S.-Israeli bilateral relations hitting a new low this week, the Qatari-financed news broadcaster Al Jazeera America is tonight broadcasting a special report on the USS Liberty, the…

New York Times Corrects Allegation Made by Extremist, Four Months Later

New York Times Corrects Allegation Made by Extremist, Four Months Later

The New York Times has corrected an article which approvingly relayed a claim by the U.S.-based anti-Zionist extremist, Ali Abunimah, four months after the piece first appeared. Soon…

Iron Dome Won’t Fully Protect Israel From Hezbollah, Official Says

Iron Dome Won’t Fully Protect Israel From Hezbollah, Official Says

Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system. Photo: Israel Defense Forces. JNS.org – The Iron Dome missile defense system would be unable to fully protect Israel against a massive…

Jerusalem Police Prepare for Violent Riots on ‘Day of Rage’ as Temple Mount Reopens

Jerusalem Police Prepare for Violent Riots on ‘Day of Rage’ as Temple Mount Reopens

The Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Ynet – Police in Jerusalem were preparing for violent riots as the Temple Mount opened Friday for prayers to Muslim men over the…

Poll: Only 16 Percent of Israelis Believe Obama Admin. is More Pro-Israel Than Pro-Palestinian

Poll: Only 16 Percent of Israelis Believe Obama Admin. is More Pro-Israel Than Pro-Palestinian

U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Jerusalem Post – Only 16 percent of Israelis believe U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration is…

Haaretz stands by its explosive Bibi cartoon

Haaretz stands by its explosive Bibi cartoon

Haaretz, often described as Israel’s New York Times, didn’t do itself any favors Thursday when it published this cartoon featuring Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flying a plane into…

New York Times Opinion Editor Explains Why Paper Won’t Address Palestinian Racism

New York Times Opinion Editor Explains Why Paper Won’t Address Palestinian Racism

Staff editor for The New York Times opinion section Matt Seaton. Photo: Twitter. Matt Seaton, staff editor for The New York Times opinion section, told a Twitter activist…

U.S., Israeli security advisers pledge ‘coordination’ on Iran talks

U.S., Israeli security advisers pledge ‘coordination’ on Iran talks

Susan Rice and Yossi Cohen, respectively the U.S. and Israeli national security advisers, embrace after meeting Oct. 30 at the White House. (The White House) WASHINGTON (JTA) —…

Jewish News

British Jewish school flunks tolerance test

British Jewish school flunks tolerance test

(JTA) — A British Jewish school failed government inspections for lacking “tolerance.” The Beis Yaakov…

This Week in Jewish Farming: First frost

This Week in Jewish Farming: First frost

Sometime in the early morning hours of Oct. 19, the temperature on the farm dipped…

Jewish Polio Vaccine Inventor Jonas Salk Gets Google Doodle for 100th Birthday

Jewish Polio Vaccine Inventor Jonas Salk Gets Google Doodle for 100th Birthday

The Google Doodle honoring Jonas Salk. Photo: Google.com screenshot. JNS.org – The late Jewish American…

Nathaniel Melnitsky gets real-world medical training in Guatemala

Nathaniel Melnitsky gets real-world medical training in Guatemala

The Teen Heroes column is sponsored by the Helen Diller Family Foundation. To learn more…

Jewish Girl Attacked in Sick New ‘Game’, Suspect Apprehended, Scene Descends Into Anti-Semitic Hate Fest

Jewish Girl Attacked in Sick New ‘Game’, Suspect Apprehended, Scene Descends Into Anti-Semitic Hate Fest

Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. A new ‘game’ circulating on social media inspired a…

Obama Official Cursing Out Netanyahu – A Halachic Analysis

Obama Official Cursing Out Netanyahu – A Halachic Analysis

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman It is a news story that most religious Jews wish to…

Who is Kerria Lacca and Why Do Some Rabbis Hate Her So?

Who is Kerria Lacca and Why Do Some Rabbis Hate Her So?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman She lies at the heart of the most controversial issues that…

Ebola – A Halachic Perspective

Ebola – A Halachic Perspective

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman A great debate has ensued between the state governments of New…


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Builder Of Jerusalem

Builder Of Jerusalem

By Larry Gordon We have asked the question again and again in this space. Why is it so important that people be allowed to live freely wherever they…

Todd Kaminsky For Assembly

Todd Kaminsky For Assembly

By Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder I have worked tirelessly over the last three years in the community and in Albany to deliver for families in Far Rockaway and the…

Vote Avi Fertig

Vote Avi Fertig

By Howard Kopel Writing a political endorsement tends to be formulaic. It is typically written by political associates with a superficial knowledge of the person they are endorsing.…

A Congressional Contest

A Congressional Contest

By Larry Gordon The race to replace longtime Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy has taken a number of odd twists and turns over the last week or so. As the…

WHO IS KERRIA LACCA AND WHY DO SOME RABBIS DISLIKE HER SO?

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman She lies at the heart of the most controversial issues that have hit the chareidi world since the mid-sixties. Satmar and the rabbis in…

Dov Hikind For State Assembly

Dov Hikind For State Assembly

The editorial board of the Five Towns Jewish Times gives its enthusiastic endorsement to Dov Hikind for NY State Assembly, representing the 48th District (Boro Park and Flatbush).…

The JCCRP Legislative Breakfast:  Building Community

The JCCRP Legislative Breakfast: Building Community

This past Sunday, October 26, the Jewish Community Council of the Rockaway Peninsula (JCCRP) held a Legislative Breakfast honoring government officials and community leaders who have been instrumental…