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Benjamin Netanyahu Vows To Keep High-Tech Arms Away From Hezbollah

By Reuters

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held out the prospect on Sunday of further Israeli strikes inside Syria, pledging to act to prevent advanced weapons from reaching Hezbollah and other militant groups.Read More

Australia Abuse Victim's Brother Tussles With Chabad Rabbi in Synagogue


A senior Australian Orthodox rabbi had his glasses ripped from his face during an altercation inside Chabad’s main synagogue in Melbourne.Read More

Eric Garcetti's Lead Narrows in Los Angeles Mayoral Race

By Reuters

City Councilman Eric Garcetti leads City Controller Wendy Greuel by 7 percentage points in a tightening race for mayor of Los Angeles, according to the latest opinion poll, but the survey’s director said Greuel could still stage an upset in Tuesday’s election.Read More

Israel Warns Russian Arms to Syria Could Be Used Against It

By Reuters

Israel said on Saturday that advanced weapons supplied by Russia to war-torn Syria could end up in the wrong hands and be used against the Jewish state.Read More

Hungary Jewish Program Even Lures Non-Jews

By Judy Maltz (Haaretz)

A small but growing English-language Jewish studies program here is attracting students, Jews and non-Jews alike, from around Europe and places as remote as Mongolia.Read More

Western Wall's Many Planned Jewish Makeovers — And Why They Died

By Haaretz

Fantasies of reviving the Western Wall, the sole remnant of the wall that supported the platform on which stood the ancient Temple, began to flourish with the conquest of East Jerusalem in the Six-Day War.Read More

Google Earth for the 16th Century Mapmaking Set

By Reuters

As online titans compete to deliver instant maps to smartphones, the Library of Congress in Washington is focusing attention on an antique “cosmology” printed in 1507 that serves as America’s birth certificate.Read More

Kerry To Visit Israel and Palestinian Territories Next Week


U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will be in Israel the Palestinian territories next week in his bid to revive the peace process.Read More

Egypt Closes Gaza Border After Kidnapping of Police

By Reuters

Egyptian police blocked the crossing into the Gaza Strip on Friday in protest against the kidnapping of seven of their colleagues by Islamist gunmen, witnesses said.Read More

IDF Stung by Billion Dollar Budget Cuts, But Bonus Looms on Horizon

By Haaretz

It’s best to take with a grain of salt the complaints that will be voiced in the near future by the General Staff about the implications of the cuts included in the state budget passed this week. True, in the years ahead, the Israel Defense Forces will be required to dismiss 4,000 career soldiers ‏(while at the same time 1,000 new ones will enter the career army‏). The defense establishment will also have to slash NIS 4.5 billion from its budget over the coming 18 months. That, of course, will necessitate adjustments in the IDF’s structure and outlays. However, none of this will generate unprecedented economic pressure on the army.Read More

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