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'Hacktivists' Occupy Israeli Liquor Website

By Forward Staff

If you’re trying to buy liquor online in Israel, perhaps hold off for a bit. The website of “The Minister of Drinks,” the largest liquor distributor in Israel, has been hacked by the Sudan Electronic Army. The site now plays an Arabic song about Al-Quds, the Arabic name for Jerusalem. In it the song declares: “it is time for death” and criticizes the U.N. security council for “protecting Jews.”Read More

German Court Rejects Bias Charge in Neo-Nazi Trial

By Reuters

A German court rejected on Friday an accusation of bias from a defendant in a case involving neo-Nazi racist murders, removing a potential legal hurdle to resumption of the trial.Read More

Syria and Hezbollah Threaten To Turn Golan Heights Into 'Resistance Front'

By Reuters

Threats from Damascus and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah to turn the Golan Heights into a “resistance front” against Israel could end nearly four decades of calm across the increasingly tense ceasefire line separating Israeli and Syrian forces.Read More

Calls To Destroy Israel Heard at Muslim Brotherhood Rally in Cairo


Calls for Israel’s destruction were heard in Cairo at the first anti-Israel rally organized by the Muslim Brotherhood since the movement’s candidate was elected president.Read More

Jewish Scouting Leaders Take Vocal Stance on Gays in Boy Scouts of America


Jewish Scouting leaders are taking a vocal role in efforts to pass a historic resolution that would partially lift a ban on gays in the Boy Scouts of America.Read More

New Road Will Help Pave the Way to an Indivisible Jerusalem

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last Sunday joined Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat to dedicate Route 20, a highway that connects Jewish neighborhoods in northern Jerusalem and happens to have an interchange named after the prime minister’s father, historian Benzion Netanyahu.Read More

Israeli Anger Builds Over Sweetheart Deal for 'Jewish Oligarch' Nochi Dankner

By Reuters

He was once celebrated for his vast fortune and daring deals, but when Israeli tycoon Nochi Dankner was about to catch a break from the bank on his massive debts, public outrage kicked in.Read More

Reform and Conservative Leaders Demand Probe Into Violence at Western Wall

By Haaretz

The heads of the Reform and Conservative movements will demand that Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein investigate the involvement of rabbis on the government payroll in Friday’s violent demonstrations at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.Read More

Ultra-Orthodox Mob Swarms Western Wall To Protest Women's Prayer Service


Haredi Orthodox youth mobbed the Western Wall plaza by the thousands to protest Women of the Wall as they held their monthly prayer service.Read More

China's President Urges Netanyahu and Abbas To Return to Negotiations

By Reuters

China’s President Xi Jinping urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to restart peace talks with the Palestinians as soon as possible, days after he tried to convince Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to revive discussions.Read More

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