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24,000 homes were purchased in the second quarter of 2017, the fewest since the 0% VAT bill was proposed in 2015.(23 August 2017 | 1:14 pm)
Shaul Elovitch's daughter-in-law Orna Elovitch is the latest to be questioned in the affair.(23 August 2017 | 12:48 pm)
Demand from financial institutions totaled NIS 400 million, and the amount of bonds to be sold was increased.(23 August 2017 | 12:42 pm)
Some 2,400 guests were invited to watch El Al's first Boeing Dreamliner land in Israel.(23 August 2017 | 10:13 am)
US companies Church & Dwight Co. and Cooper Cos. are both interested in Teva's women's health portfolio, "Bloomberg" reports.(22 August 2017 | 7:55 pm)
Israel Police are questioning Rabbi Shimon Sher on allegations of bribery, fraud and breach of trust.(22 August 2017 | 7:49 pm)
Mühlehof Gewürze is the Israeli company's sixth acquisition this year.(22 August 2017 | 6:30 pm)
Disappointed industrialists: The amounts are ridiculous.(22 August 2017 | 5:26 pm)
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Partner is searching for synergetic source of revenue.(22 August 2017 | 2:46 pm)
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The final stage of jury selection for next month’s corruption trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey gets underway in Newark. Attorneys will question potential jurors Tuesday. A panel of 12 jurors and four alternates could be seated by the end of the week. The Democrat was charged in 2015 with accepting gifts and campaign donations from a Florida eye doctor in exchange for using his position in Congress to lobby for the man’s business interests. The doctor, Salomon Melgen, is a co-defendant in the case. Menendez and Melgen have argued in court papers that the gifts and donations were innocent and that there was no bribery agreement. Menendez also claims his actions were legitimate legislative duties. (AP)
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Three teens have pleaded guilty in the vandalism of a large ornamental menorah displayed outside a Chandler home during Chanukah 2016. The teens removed the menorah made of gold spray-painted PVC pipes, and altered it to look like a Nazi swastika. Maricopa County Attorney’s Bill Montgomery’s office says the teens pleaded guilty to misdemeanor criminal damage under a plea agreement requiring community service, letters of apology and restitution. The sentences also included a unique form of punishment; they must meet with a Holocaust survivor and write an essay on what they’ve learned from the encounter. Montgomery says the crime impacted many people besides the victims, but created an opportunity to have a positive impact on young lives while promoting healing through education and understanding. “The greater hope, in what this unique resolution affords us as criminal justice professionals, is that we’ll move from just simple awareness that this is wrong to a deeper understanding of what it is to respect religious and ethnic differences in our community,” Montgomery said. A Montgomery spokeswoman says the case of a fourth young adult involved in the incident remains under review, as he posted an apology to the family on Facebook after he was arrested. The victims, Naomi and Seth Ellis, said they built the 7-foot menorah in the front yard of their home after their three sons, ages 5, 6 and 9, asked for lights in their yard like their neighborsâ holiday decorations. “I hope they just didn’t really understand the full impact of what they’re doing and I hope that by this lesson they’re learning that they do understand,” Seth told local station ABC 15. “I hope they take this and try to teach a positive message.” (Nat Golden – YWN)
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In addition to his classic films the iconic entertainer will be remembered for his great philanthropic work.(20 August 2017 | 8:00 pm)
What causes people to hate?(18 August 2017 | 8:00 pm)
A Jewish event planner hankers for Chanukah to last an entire year so she can throw lots of festive parties. And it doesâŚ(18 August 2017 | 8:00 pm)
Hasidic actor Menashe Lustig tells his unlikely story â going from grocery clerk in Borough Park to critically acclaimed actor.(18 August 2017 | 8:00 pm)
For those committed to the Jewish faith, mini golf is the perfect date. We are good at it!(11 August 2017 | 8:00 pm)
Share something zany about your Jewish family.(11 August 2017 | 8:00 pm)
Non-Jews wait for the right time to argue. Jews must get everything off their chests immediately!(11 August 2017 | 8:00 pm)
Sometimes doing your best just isnât enough.(6 August 2017 | 8:00 pm)
As a British Podiatrist in Israel, every day that I get to deal with Israeli corns is an adventure.(4 August 2017 | 8:00 pm)
Do you think safe spaces on campus are hindering free speech and coddling this generation?(4 August 2017 | 8:00 pm)
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Today’s Top Stories 1. Despite US and Israeli opposition, the UN Human Rights Council is pushing forward with a blacklist of international companies that do business in Israeli settlements. The Washington Post writes: American companies on the list drawn up by the Geneva-based council include Caterpillar, TripAdvisor, Priceline.com, Airbnb and others, according to people familiar...
Original article can be viewed at UN Pushing Blacklist of Firms Doing Business in Settlements on HonestReporting.(22 August 2017 | 9:58 am)
The Government Press Office held a hearing for Al Jazeera’s Israeli-Arab reporter Elias Karram. The GPO revoked Karram’s press credentials last week after an interview surfaced in which the Al Jazeera Jerusalem bureau chief said that journalists like himself sided with the Palestinians as part of their “resistance” to Israel. The hearing was essentially about...
Original article can be viewed at ‘Resistance Journalism’ Doesn’t Deserve Press Credentials on HonestReporting.(22 August 2017 | 9:35 am)
Writing in the LA Times, Human Rights Watch employee Abier Almasri describes life in Gaza without electricity yet places responsibility on Israel as the "occupying power."
Original article can be viewed at LA Times Op-Ed: Israel the “Occupying Power” in Gaza on HonestReporting.(21 August 2017 | 10:41 am)
Today’s Top Stories 1. Three telling reactions to the Barcelona attack in which a van plowed through people in the Las Ramblas pedestrian mall, killing 13. First, the city’s chief rabbi says his community is doomed. Rabbi Meir Bar-Hen told the JTA he has encouraged Jews to leave and accused Spanish officials of not understanding...
Today’s Top Stories 1. The Queens Museum reversed its decision to cancel an Israeli event. The risk to the museum’s finances was heavy, and President and Executive Director Laura Raicovich’s ties to the BDS movement through a book she co-edited couldn’t be ignored. New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind called to stop funding the Queens...
Should Congress cut aid to the Palestinian Authority unless it ceases payments to terrorists and their families? In the new issue of National Review magazine, Elliott Abrams argues that Congress should pass the Taylor Force Act, cut the aid, and try to force a change in Palestinian political culture.
How did a tough general like Yitzhak Rabin come to offer the Golan Heights to Hafez al-Assad and to make a deal that brought Yasser Arafat back from exile to rule the Palestinian Territories? Elliott Abrams's review of Itamar Rabinovich's new biography of Rabin raises these and other issues.
CFR's James M. Lindsay and Robert Danin examine President Donald J. Trump's priorities on Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Washington demonstrated that the tensions in U.S.-Israeli relations during the Obama administration are over and that the Trump administration intends to pursue a peace process.
Prime Minister Netanyahu is visiting Washington this week. In The Weekly Standard, Elliott Abrams discusses how he and President Trump will handle Jerusalem, Iran, and the "peace process" when they meet.
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Phoenix, AZ – Police deployed gas and smoke to disperse crowds in Phoenix, Arizona, who protested outside a rally by U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday, according to a Reuters witness. Media reports said some protesters had thrown bottles at police.
New York – A pop-up dinner featuring white-clad guests who brought their own tables, chairs and food has drawn thousands to the plaza outside New York City’s Lincoln Center. The event, known as Diner en Blanc, French for Dinner in White, is an annual foodie tradition. Organizers say there were 45,000 people on the waiting [...]
Phoenix, AZ – President Donald Trump is threatening to shut down the federal government unless Congress provides funding for his promised border wall. Trump tells a rally crowd in Phoenix, Arizona, that he has a message for “obstructionist” Democrats. He says, “If we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall.” Trump is [...]
Phoenix, AZ – President Donald Trump is blaming the media for the widespread condemnation of his response to a Charlottesville, Virginia, protest organized by white supremacists that led to the killing of a counter-protester. Trump opened his political rally in Phoenix with a call for unity, saying, “What happened in Charlottesville strikes at the core [...]
Washington – The United States has decided to deny Egypt $95.7 million in aid and to delay a further $195 million because of its failure to make progress on respecting human rights and democratic norms, two sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The decision reflects a U.S. desire to continue security cooperation as [...]
Cheyenne, WY – The least populated state in the nation has seen total eclipses before but likely never as many people. The amount of traffic during Monday’s eclipse suggests Wyoming may have temporarily doubled its population of 585,000 â as some predicted it would. The Wyoming Department of Transportation counted 536,000 more vehicles than usual [...]
New York – Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, Stonewall Jackson âŚ and Peter Stuyvesant? One of these things is not like the others. Amid the impassioned debate over whether, when and how to remove statues memorializing the Confederacy, an Israeli nonprofit is seeking a piece of the action. On Tuesday, Shurat HaDin, which represents terror [...]
Tehran – Iran can begin enriching weapons-grade uranium within five days if the nuclear deal with the world powers is canceled, its atomic chief said. âIf we want, we can start the 20 percent enrichment in Fordo in maximum five days and this has a lot of meaning,â Ali Akbar Salehi, who heads the Atomic [...]
Jerusalem – The head of the Sephardic Orthodox Shas party called members of the Religious Zionist movement âborderline Reform,â an insult among his haredi Orthodox constituents. âEven the âknit kippotâ today, as some know even in very large communities, mainly in the center of the country, theyâre already borderline Reform,â Aryeh Deri said earlier this [...]
New York – Fifty years ago, leaders of the Chabad movement tasked Rabbi Moshe Lazar of Milan with supervising the local production and export of the Calabria etrog, the citrus fruit used by Jews during the harvest festival of Sukkot. Lazarâs job is to make sure the fruit is kosher for the festival, and that [...]
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In Russia-Israel meeting, Netanyahu warns Putin: Whenever ISIS leaves, Iran enters.
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President Rivlin visits 'Boston' school in Bnei Brak, speaks to children on first day of new school year.
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Watch: Police order Jewish child not to drink from Arab-only water fountain on Temple Mount.
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Bus veers off Arlozorov Street in Ramat Gan, crashes into coffee shop. Driver injured.
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Eitan Freilich released music video for his latest single, 'Lehodos Lecha'.
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Bereaved parents of daughter murdered in Armon Hanatziv submit request to join petitioners in hearing on revoking murderer's citizenship.
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Israel Air Force's new UAV can stay in the air for up to 30 hours straight.
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Jerusalem Arab with knife caught at light rail stop near Meah Shearim.
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Passenger forgets money on bus, company hands stack of bills over to police.
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First El Al 'Dreamliner' plane lands in Israel US Ambassador David Friedman welcomes it to Israel.
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August 22, 2017, 12:33 PM (IDT)
Iran can resume high-grade uranium enrichment within five days if the United States tears up the 2015 nuclear deal, the head of its Atomic Energy Organization said on Tuesday. "If we make a determination, at most in five days we can start 20 per cent enrichment in Fordo (nuclear plant)," said Ali Akbar Salehi in an interview with state broadcaster IRIB. "Of course we would not like such a thing to happen as we made a lot of effort to achieve the JCPOA (nuclear deal)," he added. "Our biggest priority is to maintain the JCPOA, but of course not at any price."()
August 22, 2017, 10:19 PM (IDT)
President Donald Trump’s advisers, Jared Kushner, Jason Greenblatt and Deputy US National Security Council head Dina Powell Tuesday met Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman. Both sides agreed to support the drive to establish genuine and lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians, as well as bringing security and stability to the Middle East and beyond. They also stressed the importance of halting support of any kind for terrorists and extremists. The US threesome is due in Israel later this week.()
August 23, 2017, 1:19 PM (IDT)
Iran's growing role in Syria poses a threat to Israel, the Middle East and the world, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told Russian President Vladimir Putin when they met on Wednesday.
"Mr. President, with joint efforts we are defeating Islamic State, and this is a very important thing. But the bad thing is, that where the defeated Islamic State group vanishes, Iran is stepping in," Netanyahu told Putin during their talks at Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi. "We cannot forget for a single minute that Iran threatens every day to annihilate Israel," Netanyahu said. "It (Iran) arms terrorist organizations, it sponsors and initiates terror."()
August 22, 2017, 4:03 PM (IDT)
A new UN report confirms that North Korea has been shipping items to the Syrian government agency responsible for the country's chemical weapons program. Two such shipments were intercepted in the last six months by UN member states, says the report which was submitted to the Security Council. Under investigation is “prohibited chemical, ballistic missile and conventional arms cooperation between Syria and the DPRK (North Korea)” The shipments may have been part of a Korea Mining Development Trading Corporation contract with Syria. The trading corporation—Pyongyang's main arms dealer—was blacklisted in 2009 by the Security Council.()
August 23, 2017, 8:19 AM (IDT)
With Netanyahu due to meet Wednesday with President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, in an effort to block a permanent Iranian presence in Syria, Saudi sources reveal that Iran has started building a separate terminal at the Syrian port of Tartus to accommodate Iranian and Hizballah landings. DEBKAfile adds:: Russia is in the middle of a major project for building a large naval base at Tartus. It is not clear how the Iranian project fits in with this plan.
August 23, 2017, 9:47 AM (IDT)
The US Treasury Department on Tuesday placed sanctions on 10 Chinese and Russian companies and 6 individuals for conducting business with North Korea in ways that advanced the country’s missile and nuclear weapons program. It was the fifth set of US sanctions related to North Korea this year, and the largest. In a related move, the Justice Department filed two legal complaints seeking the forfeiture of $11 million from two of the sanctioned companies believed to have been laundering money on behalf of North Korea.()
August 23, 2017, 8:39 AM (IDT)
Ahead of his meeting with President Vladimir Putin in Sochi Wednesday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke out against Iran’s “accelerated attempt to establish a military presence in Syria.” This aggressiveness has not lessened, he said, in the wake of the nuclear agreement.
Asked about Iran’s presence, the ambassador said, “We have agreed that no foreign forces will remain in Syria, including the Iranian army. At this stage it is necessary to support the peace process, the current government and the struggle against terror.” It would be best for Israel’s interests, he said, for Assad to stay in power, because “most of the opposition are Islamists who say openly that they would declare war on Israel, if they came to power.”()
August 23, 2017, 9:00 AM (IDT)
Moroccan authorities have arrested two suspected ISIS operatives with links to the perpetrators of the van attack that killed 13 people in Barcelona last week. One, a man of 28, who lived in Barcelona for 12 years, was detained in Nador near the Spanish enclave of Melilla. He was alleged to have plotted an attack on the Spanish embassy in Rabat. The second suspect was arrested in the town of Oujda near the Algerian border. He formerly lived in the northwestern Spanish town of Ripoli, home to the Barcelona terrorist conspirators.
August 23, 2017, 1:16 PM (IDT)
The Egyptian foreign minister first cancelled the meetings scheduled in Cairo on Wednesday for White House adviser Jared Kushner and other US officials, after the US cut nearly $100m in military and economic aid to Egypt and delayed another $200 in military funding The Trump administration called on Cairo to ease harsh restrictions on civic and non-governmental groups. The ministry later announced that the American delegation would be received after all by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi.()
August 23, 2017, 9:53 AM (IDT)
The US Navy is expected to relieve Vice Adm. Joseph P. Aucoin of his duties as commander of the US Seventh fleet, the Navy’s largest, after the loss of 10 sailors in a collision between a destroyer and a merchant ship near Singapore. It was the fleet’s fourth collision since January. Admiral Aucoin was due to retire next month, but his departure has been advanced.()
CAMERA - Reporting Abuses
In its coverage of Israeli plans to revoke the press card of al Jazeera reporter Elias Karram, the news agency removed twice the word "resistance" from the journalist's damning comments.(17 August 2017 | 7:00 pm)
The Opinion editor refuses to correct claims that Eilat was an Egyptian port, Abbas accepts a Jewish state, Israel built no Arab cities, and Palestinian factions don't call for a one-state solution, and defends the claims with alternative facts of his own.(15 August 2017 | 7:00 pm)
Despite criticism from its own Ombudsman, PBS' website still includes biased "Dying to Be a Martyr" curriculum(14 August 2017 | 7:00 pm)
Catholic welfare agency misinforms its supporters about Christian population in Israel.(10 August 2017 | 7:00 pm)
Gregg Carlstrom claims the Israeli position on Jerusalem rules out two-state deal(10 August 2017 | 7:00 pm)
Daniel Blatman writes in Haaretz that Benny Morris (at left) contradicts his earlier research when he claims that pre-state Zionist leaders did not have a grand plan to expel Palestinian Arabs. Morris maintains that for decades his position has been consistent. Which historian is correct?(8 August 2017 | 7:00 pm)
New York Times editors thanked CAMERA for bringing to their attention an anti-Semitic comment that was highlighted as a NYT pick. They apologized and removed the offensive talkback, saying it had been published and highlighted in error.(8 August 2017 | 7:00 pm)
CAMERA prompts corrections to AFP photo captions today which incorrectly claimed that an assailant killed two Israelis in Halamish and which failed to identify the murderer as Palestinian. A Palestinian terrorist stabbed three members of the Salomon family to death.(8 August 2017 | 7:00 pm)
A recent Washington Post report omits Palestinian incitement to anti-Jewish violence, disregards basic journalistic due diligence and treats with contempt a suggestion that the paper do its job.(7 August 2017 | 7:00 pm)
CAMERA prompts correction of promotional material for a New York Times "Journeys" Israel trip which misleadingly referred to Israeli "settlements" near Gaza. Editors also correct an inaccurate reference to "Palestine."(6 August 2017 | 7:00 pm)
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