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The Struggle for Jerusalem
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      Jerusalem is a holy city to three faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. As such, the debate over who should control the city is more than just a political one; it is a battle over which god is God, and which religion is the truth. Centuries have passed since the founding of Jerusalem and, as Scripture has predicted, it has become a stumbling block for anyone who tries to pick it up.

 

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**ENEWS ARTICLES**
Israel’s New Strategic Position December 03, 2013

Jihadis, Hanukkah, and Thanksgiving November 26, 2013

 Israelis, Saudis and the Iranian Agreement November 26, 2013

Nearing Midnight: Temple Mount Still the Fuse October 01, 2013

The Fall Feasts: Yom Kippur September 03, 2013

 


**K-HOUSE ARTICLES**

Current Events Global Challenges 2013 by Dr. Steve Elwart

Mid-East Update Palestine and the U.N. Vote by Barry Rubin

The Land Covenant Should a Christian be a Zionist? by Dan Stolebarger

God's Promised Land by Chuck Missler

A City Without a Country by Amy Joy Hess


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Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements - September 13, 1993
Israeli Declaration of Independence - Friday 14th May 1948 - Erev Shabbat 5th Iyar 5708

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Eye on the U.N. - A Project of the Hudson Institute New York and the Touro Law Center Institute for Human Rights. At the foundation of the UN in 1945, democracy dominated the character of the majority of member states, despite pockets of instability. Nevertheless, democracy was not made a pre-condition for membership in the UN. Sixty years later, the majority of UN members are not full-fledged democracies. The consequences for UN operations and outcomes are profound. Human rights are the most powerful political currency of our time. But the UN human rights system has squandered the commitment and passion of its original benefactors. This site is dedicated to making transparent the UN's record on its fundamental promise - to identify, condemn, and protect against human rights violations. The site will provide an information base for the re-evaluation of priorities and directions for modern-day democratic societies. This site documents anti-Israel bias in the U.N.

 

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Netanyahu Opposes Framework Dividing Jerusalem - Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced to senior officials in his government that he won’t agree to any division of Jerusalem in framework agreements.

 

‘Nuclear Bomb Necessary to Put Down Israel’ - Iranian lawmaker, cleric, and Majilis (council) member Mohammed Nabavian declared Monday that Iran does need a nuclear bomb - to destroy Israel.

 

“Nuclear Bomb Necessary to Put Down Israel” - Iranian lawmaker, cleric, and Majilis (council) member Mohammed Nabavian declared Monday that Iran does need a nuclear bomb - to destroy Israel. Iran would be able to build a nuclear bomb in “two weeks” if it gets “access to 270 kilograms of 20 percent [enriched uranium], 10 tons of 5 percent, and 20 thousand centrifuges,” Nabavian stated, according to Iranian media reports. “We are not looking for a nuclear bomb, but having a nuclear bomb is necessary to put down Israel.”

 

PA Leader: Stages Plan to Eliminate Israel is Basis Of PA Policy - Abbas Zaki, close associate of Mahmoud Abbas,says a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders is only first stage in the PA’s program because “the inspiring idea cannot be achieved all at once. [Rather] in stages” In an interview on Al-Jazeera TV in 2011, Zaki also mentioned this PA stages plan and referred to “the inspiring idea,” explaining that it means the end of Israel.

 

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In the short following chapter of the account by Eusebius, a chapter headed "How All came to an Agreement respecting the Passover", he recounts that the Palestinian bishops Narcissus and Theophilus, together with the bishops of Tyre and Ptolemais, wrote a lengthy review of the tradition of Sunday celebration of Easter "which had come to them in succession from the apostles", and concluded by saying:

 

Endeavor to send copies of our epistle to every church, that we may not furnish occasion to those who easily deceive their souls. We show you indeed that also in Alexandria they keep it on the same day that we do. For letters are carried from us to them and from them to us, so that in the same manner and at the same time we keep the sacred da

However, this did not finally settle the issue. In his Life of Constantine, Eusebius reports that some continued to celebrate Passover on the day commanded by God (exo 12, lev 23)

 

The First Ecumenical Council, held in 325 at Nicaea, declared the Sunday after 14 Nisan the sole official date. In a letter to the bishops who had not been present, Emperor Constantine I said that it had been decided to adopt a uniform date, rejecting the custom of the Jews, who had crucified Jesus and whose practice often meant that two passovers were celebrated in the same solar year:

 

It was resolved by the united judgment of all present, that this feast ought to be kept by all and in every place on one and the same day. For what can be more becoming or honorable to us than that this feast, from which we date our hopes of immortality, should be observed unfailingly by all alike, according to one ascertained order and arrangement? And first of all, it appeared an unworthy thing that in the celebration of this most holy feast we should follow the practice of the Jews, who have impiously defiled their hands with enormous sin, and are, therefore, deservedly afflicted with blindness of soul. For we have it in our power, if we abandon their custom, to prolong the due observance of this ordinance to future ages, by a truer order, which we have preserved from the very day of the passion until the present time. Let us then have nothing in common with the detestable Jewish crowd; for we have received from our Saviour a different way. A course at once legitimate and honorable lies open to our most holy religion. Beloved brethren, let us with one consent adopt this course, and withdraw ourselves from all participation in their baseness... being altogether ignorant of the true adjustment of this question, they sometimes celebrate Easter twice in the same year. Why then should we follow those who are confessedly in grievous error? Surely we shall never consent to keep this feast a second time in the same year… And let your Holinesses' sagacity reflect how grievous and scandalous it is that on the self-same days some should be engaged in fasting, others in festive enjoyment; and again, that after the days of Easter some should be present at banquets and amusements, while others are fulfilling the appointed fasts. It is, then, plainly the will of Divine Providence (as I suppose you all clearly see), that this usage should receive fitting correction, and be reduced to one uniform rule

 

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Isaiah was the most comprehensive of all prophets: his writing spans the entirety of history, from the creation of the world to the creation of “a new heavens and new earth.” No other prophet matches his majestic eloquence on the glory of God and the redemptive work and sufferings of the Coming Messiah, all the while making us clearly aware of God’s abounding Grace.
Parallel study using King James (KJV) and the International Standard Version (ISV).
Join Dr. Chuck Missler from the Executive Briefing Room of The River Lodge, New Zealand, with his in-depth commentary on the book of Isaiah.
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Introduction and Isaiah 1

Introduction. Case against Judah.

Isaiah 2 - 5

A Vision of the Coming Kingdom. Israel, the Lord’s vineyard. The

Nation’s Judgment and Exile.

Isaiah 6 - 7

Isaiah’s New Commission. Confederacy of Rezin and Pekah. The Sign

of the Virgin.

Isaiah 8 - 9

Overthrow of Damascus and Samaria. Christ’s Birth.

Isaiah 10 - 12

Predicted Judgment upon Assyria. A Future Kingdom.

Isaiah 13 - 14

Babylon. Babylon’s Defeat. Lucifer’s Pride and Rebellion.

Isaiah 15 -18

Moab’s Devastation. Damascus will Fall. Ethiopia.

Isaiah 19 - 22

The Doom of Egypt. A Burden about Jerusalem.

Isaiah 23 - 27

A Burden about Tyre. Isaiah’s “Little Apocalypse” Chapters.

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Isaiah 28 - 30

Prophetic warning concerning Ephraim and Judah.

Isaiah 31 - 35

Future Kingdom Blessings. Focus on Jerusalem.

Isaiah 36 - 39

Historical Parenthesis. Hezekiah and Rabshakeh.

Isaiah 40 - 42

How Many Isaiah's? Cyrus Predicted. Jesus Christ the Servant.

Isaiah 43 - 44

God’s Blessing on His people. The Rise of Cyrus.

Isaiah 45 (and the Gap Theory)

Cyrus to Restore Jerusalem. God created the Earth “not in vain.”

 The Gap Theory.

Isaiah 46 - 48

Babylon, the Pride of the Caldeans.

Isaiah 49 - 51

The Restoration of Israel. Vision of the Kingdom Age.

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Isaiah 52 (and Acts 8)

Messianic Theme. The Ark of the Covenant. The Ethiopian Treasurer

in Acts Chapter 8. The Mercy Seat.

Isaiah 53 (Part 1)

The Holy of Holies of the Old Testament.

 

 

Isaiah 53 (Part 2)

The Fulcrum of the Entire Universe.

Isaiah 54 - 59

Israel, the Restored Wife. Idolaters rebuked.

Isaiah 60 - 62

Sin. Kingdom Age. The Two Comings of Christ. Kingdom Blessings.

Isaiah 63

Day of Vengeance. Isaiah Prays for Redemption of Israel.

Isaiah 64 - 66

A New Wine. New Heaven and New Earth. Judgment and Hope.

 

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 Doctrines of Demons.

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What does the Bible have to say about the End Times? Matthew’s Gospel records the warning of Jesus where He said, “Take heed that no one deceives you.” The apostle Paul expands on this by stating; “Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons.”

Satan often relies on deception through disinformation. Misinformation is defined an accidental un-truth where disinformation is the intentional misrepresentation of the truth. Therefore, doctrines of demons are creeds that offer counterfeit truths.

  • What are these “doctrines of demons” that the Bible warns us about?

  • Is there “another Jesus” being accepted by many within the world today?

  • Is there “another Spirit” working in the world today?

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Isaiah 53 describes the astonishing personal sacrifice that is the fulcrum—the pivot—of the entire cosmic drama. However, it is the personal aspect of this passage that grips our soul.

The Fulcrum of the Universe. The Pivot of All History. These sound like rather fanciful labels, don’t they? We are talking about Isaiah 53, often called the “Holy of Holies of the Old Testament.” In just 12 verses, it summarizes the entire New Testament as the clarion of the Old.

 

The Scope of the Passage

 

The surprising scope of this passage includes the entire universe. The Crucifixion of Christ involved more than just our personal redemption: it involved the entire creation. This shouldn’t surprise us: “The heavens declare the glory of God; the firmament shows His handiwork.

 

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Thus says the Lord: “Stand in the ways and see, And ask for the old paths, where the good way is, And walk in it; Then you will find rest for your souls. But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’”
— Jeremiah 6:16
We live in a culture that is all about change. A fast paced world that is always looking for the next new thing. We want something new and fresh, but this constant search creates exhaustion.
Where do we find the things that are immovable and everlasting?
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Jerusalem Dateline Show: Russia, Ukraine and Israel

This week on Jerusalem Dateline: Russia's assault on Ukraine. How does it affect that country's Jews, and the nation of Israel?

Plus, thousands of years ago, the Jewish people faced extinction at the hands of a Persian official. Today, they celebrate their deliverance, well aware that it could happen again.

And, an anti-Semitic party gains ground in Hungary. Why the country's Christians and Jews it could become even more powerful in the upcoming elections.

 

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Mainline Christianity declares war on Israel

 

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Ukrainian rabbi seeks end to anti-Semitism row - in vain

 
‎20 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎01:29:33 AMGo to full article
DONETSK/KIEV - A Ukrainian rabbi whose congregation was the target of an anti-Semitic leaflet that drew global media interest and condemnation from the US government believes it was a hoax and wants to put the matter to rest.

But five days after the incident in the restive eastern city of Donetsk, Ukraine's prime minister, anxious to maintain US support against Russia, issued a statement accusing Moscow and told a US TV channel he would find the "bastards" responsible.

Following earlier Russian allegations of anti-Semitism aimed at the new Ukrainian leadership, the rabbi's call for an end to the furor seems unlikely to prevent mutual accusations over minority rights continuing to inflame the conflict.

 

Iran slams US justice verdict on Manhattan skyscraper

 
‎20 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎01:17:03 AMGo to full article
Iran on Saturday criticized a US government move to seize a Manhattan skyscraper owned largely by a foundation that promotes its language and Islamic culture, saying this violated the right to religious freedom in the United States.

According to a court document filed in New York on Thursday, the US Department of Justice agreed to distribute proceeds from the sale of the Fifth Avenue high-rise to families affected by alleged Iranian-aided attacks, including the 1983 bombing of the US Marine barracks in Beirut.

The settlement marks the latest turn in a long-running battle over the 36-storey building owned chiefly by Alavi Foundation, a non-profit Persian and Islamic cultural center.

Iran's foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said the decision "lacks legal justification and negates America's commitment to protecting its citizens' religious freedom."
 
 

Man under evaluation for alleged gun threat at LA Times building

 
‎20 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎12:23:00 AMGo to full article
A man who allegedly threatened to open fire in the building that houses the Los Angeles Times' headquarters was being held in custody for a mental evaluation, police said on Saturday.

The man, whose identity has not been released, was taken into custody early Friday evening after he allegedly told witnesses he was depressed and did not mind killing, according to the newspaper.

The man, who worked for a business that rents space in the building, also handed a person a bag of bullets, the Times said.

Police responded to the incident and put parts of the building on lockdown after he allegedly threatened to open fire on the third floor.

No gun was recovered from the scene and there were no reports of injuries or shots fired, police spokeswoman Norma Eisenman said on Saturday.

The department's mental evaluation unit is in charge of the case and will not release information on the incident or the man's identity until Monday, at the earliest, according to Eisenman.

 
 

Egyptian court jails Brotherhood leader for insulting judiciary

 
‎19 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎10:22:29 PMGo to full article
CAIRO - An Egyptian court sentenced a leading figure of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed El-Beltagy, to one year in prison on Saturday for insulting the judiciary, the first sentence handed to a leader of the organization since it was outlawed last year, security and judicial sources said.

Beltagy is standing trial along with former president Mohamed Morsi and 13 other Muslim Brotherhood leaders on charges of inciting the killing of protesters outside the presidential palace during unrest in late 2012.

Saturday's sentence was for a separate charge of insulting the judiciary during the hearing after Beltagy accused the prosecution of colluding against Muslim Brotherhood leaders.
 
 

Egyptian court jails Muslim Brotherhood leader for insulting judiciary

 
‎19 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎10:11:34 PMGo to full article
An Egyptian court sentenced a leading figure of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed El-Beltagy, to one year in prison on Saturday for insulting the judiciary, the first sentence handed to a leader of the organization since it was outlawed last year, security and judicial sources said.

Beltagy is standing trial along with former president Mohamed Morsi and 13 other Muslim Brotherhood leaders on charges of inciting the killing of protesters outside the presidential palace during unrest in late 2012.

Saturday's sentence was for a separate charge of insulting the judiciary during the hearing after Beltagy accused the prosecution of colluding against Muslim Brotherhood leaders.

"The court has decided to imprison the accused, Mohamed El-Beltagy, for one year on charges of insulting the judiciary," a senior court official said.
 
 

Polish capital marks 71st anniversary of Warsaw Ghetto uprising

 
‎19 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎09:06:13 PMGo to full article
Some 200 people in Warsaw on Saturday marked the 71st anniversary of the start of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising during World War II.

Masses commemorated the act of Jewish revolt against final Nazi efforts in 1943 to deport the remaining ghetto population to death camps.

Prayers were recited and officials laid wreaths at the Monument to the Ghetto Heros in the Polish capital.

The crowds then marched to the Umschlagplatz square where Jews had been rounded up by German troops for deportation to the Treblinka death camp.
 
 

New militant group claims responsibility for Friday blast in Cairo

 
‎19 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎08:06:34 PMGo to full article
The Egyptian militant group Ajnad Misr claimed responsibility on Saturday for a blast that killed one police officer in Cairo.

The bomb exploded in Cairo's Lebanon Square on Friday night, killing the officer and wounding another.

Ajnad Misr, or Soldiers of Egypt, said in a statement on an Islamist website that its militants had monitored a police checkpoint in the square before detonating the bomb.

The group formally announced itself in January saying it would target "criminal elements" in the military-backed government.

It has claimed at least six attacks since then, including explosions outside Cairo University which killed a police brigadier-general and one other person earlier this month.

 
 

Iran: Row with world powers over Arak reactor 'virtually solved'

 
‎19 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎07:08:28 PMGo to full article
Iran's nuclear chief claimed on Saturday that nuclear talks with six world powers had "virtually solved" a dispute over the Arak heavy water reactor, which the West fears could yield bomb-grade material in the future, AFP reported.

"Iran has made a proposal to the P5+1 (group of world powers) to make certain changes in Arak and they have accepted. This question is virtually resolved," Ali Akbar Salehi was quoted as telling al-Alam TV.


 
 

Ukraine calls 'Easter truce' as separatists hold firm

 
‎19 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎06:25:54 PMGo to full article
KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine - The Ukrainian government said it will not attack pro-Russian separatists over the Easter weekend as its US ally threatened Moscow with new sanctions if it fails to persuade the militants to surrender.

The Kremlin denies having control over gunmen who want their eastern regions to follow Crimea in being annexed by Russia. Moscow scolded Washington for treating Russia like a "guilty schoolboy" following their agreement in Geneva on Thursday that Ukrainian militants should disarm and vacate occupied buildings.

Ukraine's government, short of effective forces, has shown little sign of trying to recapture the dozen or so town halls, police stations and other sites seized over the past two weeks, despite proclaiming the launch of an "anti-terrorist operation".
 
 

Two killed in Bahrain car explosion, interior ministry says

 
‎19 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎05:04:58 PMGo to full article
An explosion in a car killed two people and wounded a third in Bahrain on Saturday, the Interior Ministry said.

The ministry said on its Twitter account the explosion was in the mostly Shi'ite village of al-Maqshaa', along the Budayya highway, outside of the capital Manama.

"Initial inspections uncovered two burnt bodies and a third with burn wounds was taken to hospital," the ministry said. "Initial inspections indicate the presence of explosive substances inside the car," it said.

 

Russia says reinforced troops on Ukraine border as precaution

 
‎19 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎04:03:36 PMGo to full article
The extra Russian military forces near the border with Ukraine have been deployed there in response to instability in Ukraine, a Kremlin spokesman said, in a departure from the previous explanation that they were on routine exercises.

"We ... have forces in the region of the Ukrainian border. Some of these forces are based there permanently, others are there to reinforce, against the backdrop of what is happening in Ukraine itself," Dmitry Peskov, spokesman to Russian President Vladimir Putin said on the Rossiya 1 television station.

"Forgive me but, it (Ukraine) is a country where there has just been a military coup, so naturally any country is going to take particular precautionary measures in terms of ensuring its security."

He said as a sovereign state, Russia was free to deploy troops anywhere on its territory without restrictions. He denied allegations that the Russian military was interfering in events inside Ukraine territory. Those assertion were, said Peskov "completely wrong."
 

Northern Ireland police arrest man in Belfast shooting

 
‎19 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎04:02:55 PMGo to full article
Northern Ireland police have arrested a man in connection with the shooting of a prominent former member of a hardline republican splinter group.

Tommy Crossan, a leading opponent of a 1998 peace deal in the British province who had been a senior figure in the Continuity IRA, was shot on Friday afternoon in west Belfast and died at the scene.

Northern Ireland has been largely peaceful since the "Good Friday" agreement largely ended more than three decades of sectarian violence but there have been sporadic outbreaks of violence, particularly in the last 18 months.

More than 3,600 people died in sectarian strife between mainly Catholic Irish nationalists, seeking union with Ireland, and predominantly Protestant unionists who want to remain part of the United Kingdom.

Police said the 26-year-old was arrested in west Belfast.
 

Egyptian leftist politician submits bid to run for president

 
‎19 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎03:34:41 PMGo to full article
Leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi officially submitted his bid on Saturday to run for Egypt's presidency, making him the second candidate for next month's election alongside former army-chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi who is widely expected to win.

The election is due to start on May 26-27.

Sabahi, who heads a political alliance called the Popular Current, was a member of parliament during ousted autocrat Hosni Mubarak's years in office and came third in the 2012 election that was won by Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Sisi, who led the army overthrow of Mursi in July after mass protests against his rule, is widely expected to win the election as he is viewed by many in the country as the saviour of the people who can bring stability to Egypt.

Sabahi submitted the required documents to the presidential election committee after gathering 31,100 endorsements. The required number of endorsements is 25,000.

Sisi submitted his documents last week after gathering 200,000 endorsements.
 

Kidnapped French journalists found on Turkey's Syrian border

 
‎19 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎03:32:28 PMGo to full article
Four French journalists held hostage in Syria since June were found by Turkish soldiers on its border with Syria on Saturday, Turkish media reported, and French President Francois Hollande said the four were in good health.

Nicolas Henin, Pierre Torres, Edouard Elias and Didier Francois were found in Sanliurfa province blindfolded with their hands bound, Dogan News Agency said.

Hollande said the four were in "good health, in spite of the very gruelling conditions of their captivity." They will be taken to France in the coming hours, he said in a statement.

Dogan said the journalists had been kidnapped by the rebel group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) but that an unknown group brought the journalists to the Turkish border on Friday night. They would be handed over to French officials after medical checks, it said.

 

Sunken Korea ferry relatives give DNA swabs to help identify dead

 
‎19 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎02:21:22 PMGo to full article
Relatives of some of the more than 200 children missing in a sunken South Korean ferry offered DNA swabs on Saturday to help identify the dead as a rescue turned into a mission to recover the vessel and the bodies of those on board.

The Sewol, carrying 476 passengers and crew, capsized on Wednesday on a journey from the port of Incheon to the southern holiday island of Jeju. Thirty-two people are known to have died.

The 69-year-old captain, Lee Joon-seok, was arrested in the early hours of Saturday on charges of negligence along with two other crew members, including the third mate who was steering at the time of the capsize.

Prosecutors later said the mate was steering the Sewol through the waters where it listed and capsized - for the first time in her career.

Asked why the children had been ordered to stay put in their cabins instead of abandoning ship, Lee, apparently overwhelmed by the scale of the disaster, told reporters he feared they would have been swept out to sea in the strong, cold current.

 

Palestinians demand dismissal of PA minister who condemned Passover murder

 
‎19 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎01:15:41 PMGo to full article
Palestinians in the West Bank are demanding the dismissal of a Palestinian Authority minister who publicly condemned last week’s terrorist attack which claimed the life of an Israeli police superintendent near Hebron, Israel Radio reported on Saturday.

Endowments Minister Mahmoud Al Habash told Israeli reporters in Ramallah earlier this week that he was “pained” by the murder of 47-year-old Baruch Mizrachi as he was driving with his family to a Passover seder in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba.

 
 

Search resumes after Everest's worst climbing tragedy

 
‎19 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎12:25:10 PMGo to full article
Sherpa climbers aided by helicopters resumed a search on Saturday for four missing guides after an ice avalanche swept the lower slopes of Mount Everest, killing at least 12 in the deadliest accident on the world's highest mountain.

Climbers declared a four-day halt to efforts to scale the 8,848-metre (29,029-ft) summit and, while some decided to abandon their mission, others said they would go ahead after talking to their Nepali guides.

"I sat and counted 13 helicopter lifts - 12 were dead bodies flying overhead suspended by a long line from a helicopter," Tim Rippel of Peak Freaks Expeditions wrote in a blog.

"Everyone is shaken here at Base Camp. Some climbers are packing up and calling it quits, they want nothing to do with this. Reality has set in."

Shocked relatives wondered how they would cope without the men who take huge risks to earn up to $5,000 for a two-month expedition - around 10 times average annual pay in the isolated mountain kingdom.

 

Air strike kills 13 suspected militants in central Yemen

 
‎19 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎12:23:34 PMGo to full article
An air strike killed 13 suspected al Qaeda militants in the central Yemeni province of al-Bayda on Saturday, security and tribal sources said.

"An air strike targeted cars that suspected al Qaeda militants were in and killed 13 of them in the Sawma'a area of al-Bayda," one security source said.

 

Australian officials say should complete current underwater search for plane in 5-7 days

 
‎19 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎10:10:17 AMGo to full article
Australian officials supervising the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 told Reuters on Saturday that an underwater search for the black box recorder based on "pings" possibly from the device could be completed in five to seven days.
 

Racist online forums linked to deadly US hate crimes

 
‎19 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎08:53:25 AMGo to full article
ORLANDO - A white supremacist charged with killing three people near two Jewish community facilities in suburban Kansas City this week posted more than 12,000 messages on a racist website which carries the slogan "No Jews, Just Right," according to an organization that tracks hate groups.

The online activity by Frazier Glenn Cross follows a trend in which prolific posters on hate online forums are becoming "disproportionately responsible" for racist murders and mass killings, according to a report released on Thursday by the Southern Poverty Law Center, a non-profit civil rights organization.

The report said nearly 100 people in the last five years have been murdered by frequent users of one white supremacist website, Stormfront. The site describes itself as a community of "White Nationalists" and "the voice of the new, embattled White minority."

"It has been a magnet for the deadly and deranged," said Heidi Beirich, author of the report.

According to the report, past participants in forums on the website included Wade Michael Page, an Army veteran who opened fire at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin in 2012 killing six people before taking his own life.
 
 

Man suffers serious stab injury in Tel Aviv fight

 
‎19 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎07:33:46 AMGo to full article
A 40-year-old man was stabbed in the upper body, and was seriously injured, in a fight that broke out on Twersky street in Tel Aviv early on Saturday morning. 

Magen David Adom evacuated the man to Ichilov Hospital in the city.
 
 

Nigeria Islamists still holding 85 schoolgirls after raid

 
‎19 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎05:01:47 AMGo to full article
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram is still holding 85 girls it abducted from a raid on a secondary school in northeastern Borno state this week, although the other 44 were free, the state government said on Saturday.

Monday's mass abduction of schoolgirls aged 15 to 18 by Boko Haram, who are fighting for a breakaway Islamic state in northern Nigeria, shocked Africa's most populous country.

It also underscored just how powerless Nigeria's military is at protecting civilians despite a year-long state of emergency meant to flush the rebels out of three states in the northeast.

The Islamists attacked Chibok school, in remote Borno state, which had 129 girls staying in it, on Monday. Most of them were abducted, although the precise numbers were not clear.

Borno state education commissioner Inuwa Kubo said in a statement late on Saturday that 16 students had managed to flee back home during the night of the attack, while another 28 had escaped after being abducted. The other 85 were still missing.

"We continually pray that all our students return in good health," Kubo said.

The armed forces said on Wednesday that the military had freed all but eight of the schoolgirls in a rescue operation, but it retracted that statement a day later.

Boko Haram's five-year-old struggle is now seen as the main security threat to Africa's leading energy producer.
 
 

Powerful earthquake rattles Mexico, shakes buildings

 
‎19 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎03:37:44 AMGo to full article
MEXICO CITY - A powerful earthquake shook Mexico on Friday, damaging more than 100 homes in the southwestern state of Guerrero and opening cracks in some buildings but there were no reports of deaths.

Striking close to the popular beach resort of Acapulco, the 7.2 magnitude quake sent people scurrying out of homes and hotels, causing brief panic from the Pacific coast to states in central and eastern parts of Mexico.

At least 127, mostly adobe homes were damaged in Guerrero. In the state capital Chilpancingo, a tower of the cathedral suffered cracks along with a few other public buildings, a spokesman for local emergency services said.

But there were no reports of deaths or major damage.

Some people in Mexico City fled homes in panic when the quake hit. Electricity was cut off in parts of the city and some residents said paintings fell off the walls, while small parts of masonry crumbled inside apartment buildings.

"I had to hold on to a tree, like a drunk," said Pedro Hernandez, 68, a doorman working in central Mexico City.
 
 

Bomb blast in Cairo kills police officer -Egyptian state media

 
‎19 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎01:48:12 AMGo to full article
CAIRO - A bomb exploded in a Cairo square late on Friday, killing one police officer and wounding another, the Egyptian state newspaper Al Ahram reported on its website.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Since the army toppled Egypt's first freely-elected president, Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood, in July, Islamist militants have stepped up attacks on members of the security forces, killing hundreds. On Tuesday, two bomb attacks wounded three policemen in central Cairo.
 

 

 

14 Crucifixion Dirge

15 He came in love

16 they took him down

17 the victor

18  i love you lord

19  Lambs alone

20 Room upstairs Get Ready

21  reprise life giver

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God." — Matthew 5:9

 

This is the seventh of the beatitudes: and seven was the number of perfection among the Hebrews. It may be that the Saviour placed the peacemaker the seventh upon the list because he most nearly approaches the perfect man in Christ Jesus. He who would have perfect blessedness, so far as it can be enjoyed on earth, must attain to this seventh benediction, and become a peacemaker. There is a significance also in the position of the text. The verse which precedes it speaks of the blessedness of “the pure in heart: for they shall see God.” It is well to understand that we are to be “first pure, then peaceable.” Our peaceableness is never to be a compact with sin, or toleration of evil. We must set our faces like flints against everything which is contrary to God and His holiness: purity being in our souls a settled matter, we can go on to peaceableness. Not less does the verse that follows seem to have been put there on purpose. However peaceable we may be in this world, yet we shall be misrepresented and misunderstood: and no marvel, for even the Prince of Peace, by His very peacefulness, brought fire upon the earth. He Himself, though He loved mankind, and did no ill, was “despised and rejected of men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.” Lest, therefore, the peaceable in heart should be surprised when they meet with enemies, it is added in the following verse, “Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Thus, the peacemakers are not only pronounced to be blessed, but they are compassed about with blessings. Lord, give us grace to climb to this seventh beatitude! Purify our minds that we may be “first pure, then peaceable,” and fortify our souls, that our peaceableness may not lead us into cowardice and despair, when for Thy sake we are persecuted.

 

 

 

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Adolf Hitler (German: [ˈadɔlf ˈhɪtlɐ] ( ); 20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was an Austrian-born German politician and the leader of the Nazi Party (German: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (NSDAP); National Socialist German Workers Party). He was chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and dictator of Nazi Germany (as Führer und Reichskanzler) from 1934 to 1945. Hitler was at the centre of Nazi Germany, World War II in Europe, and the Holocaust.

Hitler was a decorated veteran of World War I. He joined the German Workers' Party (precursor of the NSDAP) in 1919, and became leader of the NSDAP in 1921. In 1923, he attempted a coup in Munich to seize power. The failed coup resulted in Hitler's imprisonment, during which time he wrote his memoir, Mein Kampf (My Struggle). After his release in 1924, Hitler gained popular support by attacking the Treaty of Versailles that had been forced on Germany and promoted nationalism, Pan-Germanism, and antisemitism with charismatic oratory and Nazi propaganda. Hitler frequently denounced international capitalism and communism as being part of a Jewish conspiracy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Israel denies UN envoy barred from pre-Easter ceremony in Jerusalem

 
‎19 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎10:13:20 PMGo to full article

Jerusalem calls complaints by envoy attempt to inflate "micro-incident," noting there was no reported violence during Christian holy day.
 
 

Turkey vulnerable to rising Russian power in the Black Sea

 
‎19 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎09:25:32 PMGo to full article

With the annexation of Crimea, Turkey faces a stronger and bolder Russian naval power in the Black Sea.
 
 

To the limit with Rabbi Berdichevski

 
‎19 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎09:08:35 PMGo to full article

Michah Yoseph Berdichevski, one of Zionism’s most prolific and outspoken rebels, is a modern heir to Elisha ben Avuyah.
 
 

US Synagogue network urges Jews not to walk home alone

 
‎19 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎09:03:47 PMGo to full article

Following anti-Semitic shooting in Kansas, US Jewish community on high alert; Police increase presence at Jewish sites in New york and Washington.
 
 

*Health Scan: Radio wave treatment instead of surgery for Barrett esophagus*

 
‎19 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎08:53:22 PMGo to full article

Condition called esophageal adenocarcinoma has strong link to deadly cancer.
 
 

She stanched the bleeding

 
‎19 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎08:47:48 PMGo to full article

Hemophilia once killed people, mostly males, before they reached high-school age.
 
 

Mobster Charlie Abutbul buried in Netanya, in latest setback to long-declining crime family

 
‎19 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎08:32:45 PMGo to full article

Authorities prohibit incarcerated sons of mobster to attend funeral, saying presence would pose security threat.
 
 

Hungarian PM assures Jews of ‘respect’ despite beginning work on controversial memorial

 
‎19 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎08:31:52 PMGo to full article

Statue memorializing German occupation of former Nazi ally in 1944 began earlier this month, despite outcry from Jewish community.
 
 

Watchdog: 80% of Syrian chemical weapons shipped out

 
‎19 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎07:59:55 PMGo to full article

United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons say Syria should be able to meet April 27 deadline to hand over all declared chemical agents.
 
 

In Pictures: Christians celebrate Holy Fire in Jerusalem

 
‎19 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎07:46:18 PMGo to full article

Thousands of Christian worshipers pack into Church of the Holy Sepulchre for lighting ceremony on Easter's eve.
 
 

French journalists kidnapped in Syria freed on Turkey border

 
‎19 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎06:45:00 PMGo to full article

Journalists found blindfolded and bound on Turkish-Syrian border; said to be in good health after being held captive since June.
 
 

71st anniversary of Warsaw Ghetto uprising commemorated

 
‎19 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎06:25:40 PMGo to full article

Crowds in Polish capital mark beginning of Jewish resistance against Nazis during World War II.
 
 

Iran: Row with world powers over Arak reactor 'virtually solved'

 
‎19 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎04:30:50 PMGo to full article

Islamic Republic's nuclear chief says P5+1 has accepted Iranian proposal to "make certain changes" at unfinished heavy-water reactor.
 
 

The circus is coming to town

 
‎19 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎02:40:21 PMGo to full article

The festival for contemporary circus will be held in Hadera next week.
 
 

This week on TV

 
‎19 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎02:39:31 PMGo to full article

Claude Lanzmann’s latest, and blue-and-white Independence Day films.
 
 

'For Kerry, Israeli blood is cheaper than American blood'

 
‎19 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎01:33:28 PMGo to full article

Israel's rebellious deputy defense minister, Danny Danon, says that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu can’t stay in the Likud and make concessions to the Palestinians.
 
 

Will Bill Clinton’s grandchildren be Jewish?

 
‎19 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎11:11:35 AMGo to full article

Chelsea Clinton announced that she and Jewish hubby Marc Mezvinsky are expecting their first child.
 
 

Palestinians aim wrath at minister who condemned Passover murder of Israeli

 
‎19 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎10:33:27 AMGo to full article

Endowments Minister Mahmoud El Habash said that he was “pained” by the murder of 47-year-old Baruch Mizrachi.
 
 

Report: US lawmakers wary of Israeli spying hesitate on visa waiver

 
‎19 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎09:53:53 AMGo to full article

Roll Call reports that the US intelligence community is opposed to adding Israel to visa waiver program.
 
 

Middle East: Can Israel be neutral on Ukraine?

 
‎19 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎09:27:58 AMGo to full article

The Jewish state has diplomatic, geographic, economic – and Jewish – reasons to shun the international arena’s hottest flash point.
 
 

Calls against hate as victims of anti-Semitic gunman in Kansas mourned

 
‎19 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎05:16:25 AMGo to full article

At funeral of Reat Underwood, 14, and grandfather William Corporan 69, pastor tells mourners to "stand in the gap against evil."
 
 

Obama codifies stance against Iranian diplomat for UN post

 
‎19 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎12:02:55 AMGo to full article

Hamid Abutalebi is suspected of involvement in the 1979-81 Tehran hostage crisis when 55 Americans were held hostage for 444 days.
 
 

US top court denies Israel's Teva Pharmaceuticals stay in Copaxone patent fight

 
‎18 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎10:59:56 PMGo to full article

Teva sought stay of lower court ruling that favored developers of generic versions of its top selling multiple sclerosis drug.
 
 

US threatens Russia with more sanctions over Ukraine

 
‎18 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎09:47:15 PMGo to full article

Kremlin says unacceptable for White House to treat it like "guilty schoolboy" with threats over Russian fulfillment of int'l deal on Ukraine.
 
 

Globetrotters win over crowds in Israel

 
‎18 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎09:30:02 PMGo to full article

Exhibition basketball team emerge victorious from match against World All-Stars in Haifa on Friday.
 
 

Liberman slams EU's Ashton for remarks on Israeli measures against Palestinians

 
‎18 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎09:08:32 PMGo to full article

FM chides EU foreign policy chief for finding "real dangers to world peace" after she calls on Israel to reverse recent steps in West Bank.
 
 

Ashton to Israel: Reverse recent steps regarding West Bank, east Jerusalem

 
‎18 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎06:39:22 PMGo to full article

EU foreign policy chief slams Israeli moves as "not conducive" to climate needed for peace talks; condemns Monday's fatal shooting of Israeli man in West Bank; calls on sides to exert restraint from undermining diplomacy.
 
 

Shas names Rabbi Shalom Cohen as new spiritual leader

 
‎18 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎05:13:43 PMGo to full article

Hardline rabbi known for overt hostility toward modern Orthodox, secular Israeli Jews appointed successor of late Rabbi Ovadia Yosef
 
 

In Design: Designing for the next generation

 
‎18 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎04:49:03 PMGo to full article

One Piece furniture tells the story of days gone by.
 
 

Wine Talk: The critic & the sommelier

 
‎18 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎04:48:25 PMGo to full article

Long overdue, a new and electronic version of ‘The New Israeli Wine Guide’ was recently published.
 
 

In Pictures: Christians commemorate Good Friday in Jerusalem

 
‎18 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎04:41:00 PMGo to full article

Masses retrace route Jesus took along Via Dolorosa to his crucifixion in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
 
 

Jordanian jihadis returning from Syrian war rattle Hashemite kingdom

 
‎18 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎04:14:37 PMGo to full article

Amman treating growing number of returning jihadists as a security threat; Jordan's Western-aligned monarchy remains torn by conflicting interests over embattled neighbor to the north.
 
 

Peres mourns death of 'great dreamer' Gabriel Garcia Marquez

 
‎18 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎03:34:58 PMGo to full article

Israeli president pays tribute to renowned Colombian witter and Nobel Laureate who prayed for Middle East peace.
 
 

Enjoying the Passover holiday: Netanyahu family travels northern Israel

 
‎18 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎02:56:08 PMGo to full article

As many Israelis do on sunny spring vacation days, PM and family take advantage of holiday with trip around the country.
 
 

Iranians carry 'death to Israel' signs as Rouhani tells crowd he supports dialogue

 
‎18 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎11:23:21 AMGo to full article

Iranian president touts Tehran's military might but tells crowd at an annual parade that country supports dialogue, not war.
 
 

Putin in Passover greeting: Russian Jews make huge contribution

 
‎18 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎11:00:46 AMGo to full article

Russian president sits down with rabbi to discuss Russian Jewish community, says they contribute to charity and humanitarian actions.
 
 

Indyk set to meet with Israel, Palestinians separately as crisis continues

 
‎18 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎09:41:01 AMGo to full article

Meetings set to take place Friday, after Thursday's talk yielded "no breakthrough," Palestinian source said.
 
 

CIA vs. Congress: Does torture prevent terror attacks? The Bush era battles continue

 
‎18 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎09:27:03 AMGo to full article

The current battle might be the most public since the ‘70s when Congress had, for the first time, obtained strong oversight powers.
 
 

Hassle-free travel: US pushing to add Israel to visa waiver program

 
‎18 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎08:57:01 AMGo to full article

US, Israel working together so Israelis will no longer have to apply for visas before traveling to the United States.
 
 

Vandals attempt arson, spray 'Arabs leave' on Umm Al-Fahem mosque

 
‎18 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎08:33:30 AMGo to full article

Graffiti sprayed on walls, door of mosque burned in suspected price tag attack in northern Israel; police investigating.
 
 

Messianic Jews court controversy with 'Jesus in Auschwitz' video

 
‎18 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎05:59:21 AMGo to full article

Clip depicts Jesus bearing the cross just as he is about to be sent to the gas chambers at Auschwitz.
 
 

Jews cast doubt on origin of anti-Semitic flyers in Donetsk

 
‎18 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎04:07:43 AMGo to full article

The leaflets were handed out by several Balaclava clad men carrying a Russian flag.
 
 

Netanyahu loses majority for deal to extend talks with Palestinians

 
‎18 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎03:35:56 AMGo to full article

American mediators have been trying to broker an agreement in which Israel releases a fourth round of Palestinian prisoners.
 
 

Report: Thailand thwarts Hezbollah plot to attack Israeli tourists

 
‎18 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎01:47:33 AMGo to full article

'Bangkok Post' reports that police arrested two figures, one of whom admitted to being a Hezbollah agent.
 
 

Israeli-Palestinian negotiations continue as deadline nears

 
‎18 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎01:03:48 AMGo to full article

There are reportedly still wide gaps between the sides, with Israel insisting on the deportation of 14 Israeli Arabs to Gaza or abroad.
 
 

US releases $450 million of frozen Iranian funds, citing compliance to nuclear deal

 
‎17 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎09:27:33 PMGo to full article

IAEA report: Iran diluted 75 percent of its stockpile of 20 percent enriched uranium; State Department says Tehran meeting commitments.
 
 

Holocaust commemoration scroll available online to Jews around the world

 
‎17 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎09:05:50 PMGo to full article

Scroll was written specifically so that the memory of Holocaust will never be forgotten, give unifying meaning to Holocaust Remembrance Day, rabbi says.
 
 

Palestinian Authority: ‘Holding our people in Israeli jails is a war crime’

 
‎17 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎08:55:35 PMGo to full article

Marking Palestinian Prisoner Day, PA says its ratification of Geneva Convention makes Israel liable for war crimes over prisoner issue; Israeli officials respond: Entire Palestinian leadership should be indicted.
 
 

Shabbat for everyone: Hol Hamoed Pesach, 5774

 
‎17 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎08:28:04 PMGo to full article


 
 

Letter from America: Kerry’s reality-check time, questions that should be asked

 
‎17 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎08:25:11 PMGo to full article

We see other cultural differences when it comes to their starting points and expectations as they enter a room to negotiate.
 

 

 
 

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Jews for Jesus Releases 'That Jew Died for You' Video Ahead of Easter, Holocaust Remembrance Day

'Our Intent Was Not to Illicit Any Kind of Angry Response,' Says Ministry

 

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The video, "That Jew Died For You," was released by Jews for Jesus during Holy Week in an effort to engage people in dialogue about what the Messiah means to Jews and Christians, say the group's leaders, April 2014.

A short dramatic video depicting Jesus in line to be sent inside the Auschwitz concentration camp by Nazi soldiers circa 1943 Poland, and chosen to be killed inside a gas chamber, was released this week by Jews for Jesus, a ministry of Christian outreach into the Jewish community.

The video, "That Jew Died for You," was intentionally released in conjunction with Passover, Holy Week and upcoming Holocaust Remembrance Day to help redefine the conversation and reshape views of Jesus and His relationship to the Holocaust, the group's leaders say.

"Our intent was not to illicit any kind of angry response but to actually engage people in a conversation because we think that the conversation about who Jesus is [is] important for Jews and Gentiles to discuss, and especially at this time of year, as we are in the Passover, Easter season, and leading into Holocaust Remembrance Day next week," Susan Perlman, associate executive director of Jews for Jesus, told The Christian Post Thursday.

"Jews and Christians are thinking about themes of redemption and hope, and there's no greater redemption story than that of Jesus who came to die for our sins and rise again, that all of us can have new life in Him," Perlman said.

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However, the video that was officially launched on Wednesday, has already caused a stir. Jay Michaelson in his blog for The Jewish Daily Forward wrote that he believes Jews will find the film so offensive that it "could be used to keep Jews Jewish."

"… it's hard to fathom who thought this project would be a good idea. Any Jew with personal, familial, or even historical memories of the Holocaust will immediately find it to be an outrage," he wrote. "Not to state the obvious, but it desecrates the memory of six million Jews to use their suffering as a way to convert Jews to Christianity."

 

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Scene from "That Jew Died For You" video, April 2014.

Perlman said a wide spectrum of response was what Jews for Jesus expected.

"There are some who will get it and say this is so powerful and really does speak to the issue of Jesus among the sufferers, not the persecuted. There are others who have just a visceral reaction regarding anything having to do with the Holocaust," she said.

In the video, Jews who have come out of a box car make their way to the entrance of the Auschwitz concentration camp and are met by Nazi officers who are going through a selection process of sending "our people to either to work camps or to the showers, meaning to the gas chambers," Perlman described to CP. "As that selection process is going on they look up at one point and in amazement they hear first, and then they see the Christ figure, it's an iconic Jesus carrying the cross.

"You see him [in the video] from the back and they deliberate among themselves and decide to send him to the gas chambers. One of them with a smirk on his face says, 'Just another Jew.' The screen then goes to black and the words come up, 'That Jew Died for You,' followed by a scroll of some verses from Isaiah 53 about the suffering servant to just solidify the message of who we are talking about," she said.

Perlman said her group wants people who have seen the video to "come away with the understanding that all that happened in the Holocaust happened in spite of what Jesus taught when He did."

She explained, "Had he been living in Europe at that time, then He would have been one of those that went into the ovens with the rest of our people. We feel that the message through history has been that the persecutors of the Jewish people often times have been those that call themselves Christians, but we're saying that that's not only untrue, that someone who is a true Christian couldn't do that.

"God's word teaches love for the Jewish people, not hatred. Secondly, we want to make the statement that Jesus came to give hope to those who are in despair."

 

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Scene from Jews For Jesus video, "That Jew Died For You," April 2014.

The homepage for the video provides other videos that include nine testimonies of Holocaust survivors "who have come to faith in Yeshua and Jesus."

"Their stories, and hearing from their lips I think is very powerful about how the God of Israel touched them and how in the midst of their despair they came to know Yeshua, Jesus, their Messiah," Perlman said.

When asked about what Jews for Jesus typically does in the way of outreach during Holy Week, Perlman said, "This is a time of year when we have the opportunity to bridge the divide between Jews and Christians by connecting the dots between the Last Supper and the Passover that has been part of Jewish tradition for thousands of years. For it was at the Passover Sedar that Jesus took the matsah, the unleavened bread and said, 'This is my body which is given for you,' and He took the cup of redemption and said, 'This is my blood of the new covenant shed for you.'

"We take the elements and give people an understanding of the context in which Jesus celebrated His last supper with His disciples. In doing so I think we show the Jewish root of the Christian faith for many Christians that have not really understood that until this point."

On the Web: http://thatjewdiedforyou.com

 

 

Messianic Jews court controversy with 'Jesus in Auschwitz' video

 
‎18 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎08:59:21 AMGo to full article

Clip depicts Jesus bearing the cross just as he is about to be sent to the gas chambers at Auschwitz.
 
 

Jews cast doubt on origin of anti-Semitic flyers in Donetsk

 
‎18 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎07:07:43 AMGo to full article

The leaflets were handed out by several Balaclava clad men carrying a Russian flag.
 
 

Holocaust commemoration scroll available online to Jews around the world

 
‎18 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎12:05:50 AMGo to full article

Scroll was written specifically so that the memory of Holocaust will never be forgotten, give unifying meaning to Holocaust Remembrance Day, rabbi says.
 
 

Kerry condemns call for Jews to register in Ukrainian city

 
‎17 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎11:07:56 PMGo to full article

Separatists in Donetsk deny involvement in circulation of documents calling for Jews 16 and up to register at occupied government building.
 
 

Religious leaders call for peace at memorial for Kansas Jewish center shooting victims

 
‎17 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎10:51:32 PMGo to full article

US Attorney-General Holder says every hate crime "an affront to who we are," as three killed in Kansas shooting remembered.
 
 

Missouri mayor endorses suspected Kansas killer’s views

 
‎17 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎08:33:18 PMGo to full article

Daniel Clevenger ,the mayor of the suspect's hometown of Marionville, "kind of agrees with him on some things," he tells local news outlet.
 
 

IN PHOTOS: The Jews of Kaifeng, China hold Passover Seder

 
‎17 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎07:50:35 PMGo to full article

According to some, the Kaifeng Jews are the descendants of Sephardi traders who settled in China during the 8th or 9th century.
 
 

Ottawa Chabad student house catches fire prior to Passover

 
‎17 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎05:37:17 AMGo to full article

Local emissary of hassidic sect says flames made structure for university Chabad activities "unlivable".
 
 

Flyers call for Jews to register with pro-Russians in Ukrainian city

 
‎17 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎02:10:00 AMGo to full article

Separatists in Donetsk deny involvement in circulation of documents calling for Jews 16 and up to register at occupied government building.
 
 

Tunisian Jew assaulted in Djerba

 
‎16 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎04:08:24 PMGo to full article

Incident occurs a month before the annual Jewish pilgrimage to the Synagogue of Ghriba, on the island of Djerba.
 
 

Westboro Baptist Church to picket funerals of JCC shooting victims

 
‎16 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎03:27:48 PMGo to full article

Extremist religious group says ‘God sent shooter for vile sins’
 
 

American Passover meals more expensive this year

 
‎16 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎02:39:23 PMGo to full article

Gefilte fish in short supply for holiday, beef prices reach 30-year high
 
 

Prosor calls for removal of UN official, Rima Khalaf, for anti-semitic remark

 
‎16 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎08:11:46 AMGo to full article

United Nations spokesman says Secretary- General Ban Ki-Moon has "full confidence in her, and her work."
 
 

Chabad delivers 200,000 shmura matzot to soldiers

 
‎16 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎04:28:10 AMGo to full article

Matzot donated baked in Kfar Chabad, and sent in packages of three to soldiers; IDF Rabbinate provides shmura matzot to any soldier who requests them.
 
 

‘I interviewed Cross 33 years ago, he was hateful then too’

 
‎16 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎03:23:37 AMGo to full article

The executive director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy recalls an encounter with the alleged Kansas shooter.
 
 

Jewish communities reinforce security after Kansas shooting

 
‎16 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎03:13:27 AMGo to full article

Jewish communal official in New York confirmed to 'The Jerusalem Post' the NYPD has increased security around local Jewish institutions for the holiday.
 
 

Following pressure, France prevents auction of Hitler’s, Goering’s personal possessions

 
‎15 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎10:51:55 AMGo to full article

Head of French anti-Semitism bureau says there is link to sale of such items and type of violence seen in Kansas City on Sunday.
 
 

Kansas City-area shooting suspect to face federal hate crime charges

 
‎14 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎10:48:52 PMGo to full article

Former KKK leader Frazier Glenn Cross is suspected of killing three in shootings at two Jewish community sites on Sunday.
 
 

Netanyahu sends condolences to families of Kansas Jewish center shootings

 
‎14 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎01:40:03 PMGo to full article

Prime minister says Israel obligated to fight problem of "hatred of Jews" after white supremacist allegedly kills 3 in US attack.
 
 

'A raging anti-Semite' - Who is Frazier Glenn Cross?

 
‎14 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎01:39:11 PMGo to full article

Cross, a former Green Beret, did two tours of duty in Vietnam, served time in prison, and launched unsuccessful bids to win public office.
 
 

Teacher at London school threatens to send Jewish student to 'gas chambers'

 
‎14 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎01:33:04 PMGo to full article

Incident resurfacing because the parents of the girl are pressing headmistress to make a public statement regarding the issue.
 
 

Suspected shooter at Jewish centers near Kansas City reportedly an ex-KKK leader

 
‎14 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎10:55:10 AMGo to full article

Frazier Glenn Cross is identified as suspected shooter; two victims identified as Dr. William Lewis Corporon and his grandson Reat Griffin Underwood; the identified victims were Christian; third victim remains unidentified.
 
 

Suspected shooter at Jewish centers near Kansas City reportedly an ex-KKK leader

 
‎14 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎06:54:03 AMGo to full article

Frazier Glenn Cross is identified as suspected shooter; two victims identified as Dr. William Lewis Corporon and his grandson Reat Griffin Underwood; the identified victims were Christian; third victim remains unidentified.
 
 

Police chief: Too early to label attack a hate crime

 
‎14 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎04:37:50 AMGo to full article

Suspected shooter in police custody; despite lack of confirmation of hate crime, local news video shows suspect apparently yelling "Heil Hitler"; 3 confirmed dead at Jewish centers.
 
 

Three dead in Kansas Jewish center shootings

 
‎14 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎01:02:25 AMGo to full article

Police detain one suspect reported as yelling "heil Hitler"; shots fired at Jewish Community Center, Jewish retirement community in Kansas City suburb; local authorities, FBI continuing investigation of "vicious acts of violence."

 

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US releases $450 million of frozen Iranian funds, citing compliance to nuclear deal

 
‎17 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎09:27:33 PMGo to full article

IAEA report: Iran diluted 75 percent of its stockpile of 20 percent enriched uranium; State Department says Tehran meeting commitments.
 
 

IN PICTURES: Iranian man saved from the gallows at last minute

 
‎17 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎03:43:24 PMGo to full article

Victim's family forgives murderer, giving him reprieve from the hangman's rope.
 
 

Syrian opposition accuses Assad's forces of new poison gas attack

 
‎16 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎10:04:01 PMGo to full article

Activists posted a video on YouTube of four men being treated with oxygen. A voice off-screen said Assad's forces used "poison gas in Harasta."
 
 

Iran on target with interim nuclear deal: Cuts high-grade uranium stockpile in half

 
‎16 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎07:52:36 PMGo to full article

Details on dilution will be confirmed this week in IAEA report; enriching uranium to this point constitutes the hardest part of the process toward the production of nuclear bombs.
 
 

Jordanian warplanes destroy Syrian vehicles who crossed border

 
‎16 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎02:26:25 PMGo to full article

A Jordanian security source said the targets were Syrian rebels in civilian cars mounted with machine guns.
 
 

3 Palestinians killed in mysterious explosion in Gaza

 
‎16 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎10:51:49 AMGo to full article

Hamas-affiliated news outlet says "martyrs" killed and several more wounded in Khan Younis blast.
 
 

Turkey: Twitter agrees to close some accounts

 
‎15 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎01:09:05 PMGo to full article

Social networking site not slated to open office in Turkey as Ankara wants, says senior Turkish official.
 
 

Syria: US, Israel, Turkey to blame for past, future chemical attacks

 
‎15 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎12:57:16 PMGo to full article

Syria's Foreign Minister pens letters to UN heads accusing foes of having hand in chemical attacks in embattled country.
 
 

Bomb wounds two police officers in Cairo

 
‎15 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎08:34:21 AMGo to full article

Unknown assailants target traffic police checkpoint in attack, Egyptian state TV reports.
 
 

Syrian army seizes ancient Christian town near Lebanon border

 
‎15 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎12:16:48 AMGo to full article

Fighting damages town revered for Christian sites; Assad gaining confidence, says conflict at a 'turning point' in his favor.
 
 

Egypt’s Coptic Church says holiday travelers to Israel will be punished

 
‎14 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎05:28:29 AMGo to full article

It is estimated that thousands of Egyptian Christians plan to spend the holy week in Jerusalem.
 
 

Peace with Cairo: 35 years of hopes, lost opportunities – and an uncertain future

 
‎13 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎09:29:57 AMGo to full article

Should Sisi be elected as is generally assumed, he will have to decide whether to go along with the cold peace or to take the bold decision to promote cooperation with Israel for the greater benefit of both countries.
 
 

UK opposition leader Miliband meets Abbas in Ramallah

 
‎12 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎08:12:07 PMGo to full article

British Labour head finishes 3-day Mideast trip; expresses support for Jewish homeland, slams West Bank settlement building.
 
 

Syrian regime, opposition forces blame each other for chemical attack

 
‎12 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎06:50:12 PMGo to full article

Opposition says Assad forces dropped toxins on town in central province; state TV claims al-Qaida-linked rebels responsible.
 
 

Turkish PM Erdogan threatens: Will 'go after' Twitter for tax evasion

 
‎12 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎06:25:13 PMGo to full article

Erdogan's comments come following Turkish ban on social media platform in March; YouTube ban in Turkey remains intact.
 
 

Egypt's Tahrir Square dream fades as Sisi builds power

 
‎11 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎01:01:09 PMGo to full article

For now, Sisi enjoys the adulation of the majority of Egyptians, who see him as a savior following three decades of Mubarak and three turbulent years since his demise.
 
 

Study: Iran’s military capabilities do not match its ambitions

 
‎11 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎05:06:30 AMGo to full article

Despite Tehran’s efforts to export its Islamic revolutionary ideology, history shows lack of follow-through.
 
 

In sign of warming ties, Russian military delegation visits Egypt

 
‎10 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎01:12:25 PMGo to full article

The delegation is set to meet with Egyptian military officials, according to an airport security source quoted by 'Al-Masry Al-Youm.'
 
 

Israel always needs to be one-step ahead in case Assad perseveres

 
‎10 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎02:47:08 AMGo to full article

Latest tide in Syrian civil war has analysts predicting regime forces may continue to retake lost areas, forcing Israel to think about how its strategy towards the country may need to be altered.
 
 

Hamas calls on Abbas to 'unleash the resistance' in the West Bank

 
‎09 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎05:09:06 PMGo to full article

Statement of the Islamist party calls on the PA to end security coordination with Israel, end negotiations.
 
 

Haniyeh's Israeli sisters convicted of visiting Gaza without permit

 
‎09 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎03:22:03 PMGo to full article

According to the prosecution, the two women entered Gaza via Egypt to circumvent the ban on their traveling to the Strip.
 
 

Report: Hezbollah facing economic crisis as funding from Iran cut

 
‎09 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎12:40:40 PMGo to full article

A mix of foreign efforts to limit funding to organization, as well as Hezbollah's continued involvement in Syria, have hurt group financially.
 
 

Troubled Mideast peace effort compounds US policy woes in region

 
‎09 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎05:16:57 AMGo to full article

The latest US peace initiative faces trouble at a delicate time as Washington seeks to weather criticism for not doing enough to curb Syria's civil war and engages in high-stakes nuclear talks with Iran.
 
 

Kerry hints: Israel to blame for deadlocked peace process

 
‎09 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎12:09:31 AMGo to full article

Bennett: We’ll never apologize for building in Jerusalem; US says both Palestinians and Israeli sides were unhelpful in process.
 
 

Syrian government says presidential election will not be delayed

 
‎08 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎11:33:24 AMGo to full article

Election due to take place by July will not be affected by war, minister says; int'l powers slam the "parody of democracy."
 
 

Ya'alon: Iran sanctions violated 'more than a few times'

 
‎07 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎09:23:42 PMGo to full article

Defense minister says Israel must continue to prepare for Iran threat based on approach of "if I am not for myself, who will be for me?"; On peace process, minister says PA is partner willing to receive but not to give.
 
 

Palestinians: Israel exploiting peace talks crisis to make further demands

 
‎07 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎06:54:00 PMGo to full article

Ahead of meeting between Israeli, Palestinian negotiators, Fatah official accuses Israel of not pursing talks in good faith.
 
 

Dutch Jesuit priest beaten and killed in Syria

 
‎07 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎04:55:37 PMGo to full article

Frans van der Lugt was shot in the head twice in the garden of his monastery in the besieged city of Homs.
 
 

Fighting in Palestinian camp in Lebanon kills eight

 
‎07 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎03:49:08 PMGo to full article

Fatah and a range of Islamist factions compete for influence in Mieh Mieh camp near Sidon.
 
 

Nasrallah: Hezbollah carried out border attack against IDF troops last month

 
‎07 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎12:49:52 AMGo to full article

In an interview with the Arab-language daily 'As-Safir', Nasrallah says the attack on Har Dov was a response to Israeli strikes.
 
 

First Cable Network to expose Human Slaughterhouses in Syria

 

Regular readers know how difficult it has been difficult to get media outlets to pay attention to the Christian holocaust in Syria. Fortunately, One America News Network (OAN) is not one of them. Executive Director of Rescue Christians appeared on the Daily Ledger, hosted by Graham Ledger to talk about these heinous atrocities:

 

 

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Putin in Passover greeting: Russian Jews make huge contribution

 
‎18 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎02:00:46 PMGo to full article

Russian president sits down with rabbi to discuss Russian Jewish community, says they contribute to charity and humanitarian actions.
 
 

Hassle-free travel: US pushing to add Israel to visa waiver program

 
‎18 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎11:57:01 AMGo to full article

US, Israel working together so Israelis will no longer have to apply for visas before traveling to the United States.
 
 

Putin warns of 'abyss' on Ukraine, and in relations with US

 
‎17 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎11:18:02 PMGo to full article

US, Russia, European Union and Ukraine ostensibly agree on a political structure to de-escalate the crisis.
 
 

Putin says Kiev's use of army against separatists a 'grave crime'

 
‎17 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎01:33:56 PMGo to full article

Tensions high as crisis escalates; Kiev claims three separatists killed in gunfire battle.
 
 

Israeli tourists injured in bus crash in Argentina

 
‎17 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎01:04:33 PMGo to full article

Ten Israelis aboard bus traveling a local route were injured when the vehicle overturns on bridge; one passenger hospitalized with non life-threatening wounds.
 
 

Merah affair: Sister and mother of Islamist terrorist arrested

 
‎17 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎06:36:42 AMGo to full article

French authorities take into custody sister, mother of Islamist Muhammad Merah, who murdered 7 people, 4 of which were Jews in Toulouse 2 years ago.
 
 

Italy’s Jewish locals insulted by comedian-politician’s remarks

 
‎17 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎06:17:28 AMGo to full article

Beppe Grillo changes Primo Levi’s "If This is a Man," replacing Holocaust with references to evils of government in Rome.
 
 

WATCH: Al-Qaida holds largest, most dangerous gathering in years

 
‎16 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎06:26:23 AMGo to full article

Group's 2nd in command is shown announcing his plan to "eliminate" America; CNN reports US must have not been aware of meeting.
 
 

Kansas Police: Fatal Sunday shooting spree at Jewish center was hate crime

 
‎15 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎10:50:29 PMGo to full article

Shooter charged with capital and pre-meditated murder, could face death penalty; witness: “I’ve never felt this unsafe calling myself Jewish.”
 
 

US 'surprised' Israel did not support UN vote on Ukraine's territorial integrity

 
‎15 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎08:02:32 PMGo to full article

Ukrainian troops disembark from helicopters in eastern Ukraine in special operation against pro-Russia separatists.
 
 

After Iran sanctions, US Treasury team faces new challenges

 
‎15 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎12:05:04 PMGo to full article

If nuclear talks with Iran succeed, US will face a complex process of gradually unwinding thick web of restrictions on business with Tehran.
 
 

Obama warns Russia in tense call with Putin over Ukraine

 
‎15 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎06:56:48 AMGo to full article

US president tells Moscow troops needed to withdraw from Ukraine's border to defuse tensions.
 
 

Iran requests UN committee meeting on US ban on envoy

 
‎15 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎06:51:20 AMGo to full article

The United States refuses to grant a visa to Hamid Abutalebi, citing the envoy's links to the 1979-1981 hostage crisis.
 
 

Ukraine to pro-Russian rebels: Disarm or face military operation

 
‎14 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎01:23:20 AMGo to full article

Kiev gives ultimatum to separatists to meet Monday morning deadline or risk confrontation that could spark with Moscow.
 
 

Report: Muslim Brotherhood transfers HQ from London to Austria

 
‎13 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎11:12:48 PMGo to full article

Islamist group allegedly moving headquarters in light of British government investigation.
 
 

Iran insists on pick for UN envoy, will challenge visa denial

 
‎12 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎03:25:57 PMGo to full article

The United States refused to grant a visa to Hamid Abutalebi, citing the envoy's links to the 1979-1981 hostage crisis.
 
 

Fading signals add urgency to search for missing Malaysian jet

 
‎12 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎07:33:48 AMGo to full article

Officials optimistic that plane could be found soon; no new acoustic signals picked up; search area refined with help of earlier "pings."
 
 

US says no visa for Iran's proposed UN envoy

 
‎11 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎10:33:20 PMGo to full article

American decision effectively bars Hamid Aboutaleb - with suspected links to 1979 embassy seizure - of entering US, assuming UN ambassadorship.
 
 

Australian PM says searchers 'confident' of position of MH370's black boxes

 
‎11 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎10:44:09 AMGo to full article

Official optimistic plane could be found soon; search area for jet refined with help of new "pings."
 
 

Prosor to UN: Get Hezbollah under control

 
‎11 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎05:19:57 AMGo to full article

Envoy sends letter to Ban Ki-moon, Security Council following Hezbollah claim of Mount Dov attack.
 
 

British Library forced to apologize for blocking Daniel Pipes website

 
‎10 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎06:59:05 AMGo to full article

Library spokesman says sites of prominent American neoconservative historian were "blocked in error by filtering software".
 
 

Brandeis reneges on plan to give honorary degree to Islam critic

 
‎09 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎03:02:34 PMGo to full article

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a women's rights activist, has called Islam “a destructive, nihilistic cult of death.”
 
 

Two more 'pings' detected in search for missing Malaysia plane

 
‎09 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎08:57:37 AMGo to full article

On the weekend, a US Navy "towed pinger locator" picked up two signals consistent with black box locator beacons.
 
 

Report: Palestinian envoy in Prague likely killed by booby-trapped book

 
‎08 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎03:23:38 PMGo to full article

"The explosive was roughly from the 1970s, it was at least 30 years old," police source tells Czech newspaper.
 
 

Austrian politician quits under fire after comparing EU to Third Reich

 
‎08 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎01:56:50 PMGo to full article

Andreas Moelzer drops candidacy for EU parliament elections, saying he had lost the Freedom Party's trust.
 
 

Rita’s act provides artistic antidote to political passions

 
‎08 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎09:16:38 AMGo to full article

It seemed a bizarre scheduling choice to interrupt impassioned political debates with a production by the Israeli star.
 
 

Report: Cookie Monster used by neo-Nazis in Germany to recruit children

 
‎07 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎06:36:37 PMGo to full article

Neo-Nazis arrested in school dressed as Sesame Street character; image with Cookie together with Adolf Hitler discovered by police.
 
 

Report: Bulgaria says bomber in Burgas attack was Algerian

 
‎07 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎02:22:35 PMGo to full article

Bulgarian daily quotes sources close to investigation as saying assailant was born in Algeria, lived in Morocco and was trained in Lebanon.
 
 

Far-right Jobbik party gains as Hungary re-elects maverick PM

 
‎07 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎04:39:53 AMGo to full article

Opposition party, which is accused of anti-Semitism, backed by one in five Hungarian voters
 
 

WATCH: Israeli superstar Rita sings at JPost Conference

 
‎07 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎01:58:28 AMGo to full article

Rita sings to Israeli Ambassador to UN Ron Prosor at annual conference in New York, performs 'Jerusalem of Gold' and other classics.
 
 

'Muslim Brotherhood in UK warns of attacks in response to government probe'

 
‎06 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎01:16:36 PMGo to full article

Earlier this week, Prime Minister David Cameron announced an investigation into the group's activities in Britain.
 
 

Chinese ship detects possible Malaysia jet black box signal

 
‎05 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎06:15:02 PMGo to full article

A "ping" was picked up by a black box detector, its source is still unknown; White floating objects also seen in the area.
 
 

George W. Bush shows off paintings of Olmert, other world leaders

 
‎05 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎03:18:12 PMGo to full article

An exhibit titled "The Art of Leadership: A President's Personal Diplomacy" opens on Saturday at the George W. Bush Presidential Library.
 
 

Bulgaria transfers 2012 bus bomb case to Burgas amid new evidence

 
‎05 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎09:12:41 AMGo to full article

Chief prosecutor: Bombing suspect has officially been identified, but not yet revealed; hearing delayed due to processing of new evidence.
 
 

Kerry warns US is evaluating role in Middle East peace talks

 
‎05 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎03:48:18 AMGo to full article

Unites States Secretary of State John Kerry tells press Washington is limited while parties are unwilling to move forward. Abandoning peace effort, however, could affect US credibility in the Middle East.
 
 

Boeing: US license received to sell spare jet parts to Iran

 
‎05 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎01:08:13 AMGo to full article

World's biggest airplane manufacturer gets American permission for certain exports as part of temporary sanctions relief deal.
 
 

Western journalists attacked in Afghanistan

 
‎04 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎02:26:16 PMGo to full article

Photographer killed, another wounded; attackers wore police uniform; shootings follow wave of Taliban attacks intended to disrupt elections.
 
 

Report: Migrants leaving Israel being sent to Rwanda, Uganda

 
‎04 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎12:38:14 PMGo to full article

New testimonies from migrants show Israel has potentially found a solution for path out of Israel for higher numbers of migrants.
 
 

Hunt for Malaysian plane heads underwater to find black box

 
‎04 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎10:46:25 AMGo to full article

US Navy Towed Pinger Locator joins search; plane's black box locator beacon battery life running out; surface area search to continue.
 
 

Manuel Valls: An atypical French prime minister who fought anti-Semitism

 
‎04 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎07:14:37 AMGo to full article

New French Prime Minister Manuel Valls takes a hard-line toward Islamist extremists, anti-Semites, anti-Zionists and terrorists.
 
 

Analysis: Palestinians may face 2012 cut-off at ICC

 
‎04 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎02:39:01 AMGo to full article

The Palestinians’ move this week to join more international organizations, treaties only strengthens the idea that a Palestinian state is widely recognized within the UN system, international treaties.
 
 

Chinese Buddhist temple forms 'anti-terrorist' squad

 
‎03 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎04:37:32 PMGo to full article

In response to a recent deadly knife attack at a Chinese train station, the squad's members are equipped with shields, pepper spray and batons.
 
 

Muslim Brotherhood urges Britain not to yield to foreign 'pressure' over review

 
‎03 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎01:30:59 PMGo to full article

Saudi Arabia, a commercial ally of Britain and staunch foe of the Brotherhood, designated the group a terrorist organization last month.
 
 

Soldier kills 3, wounds 16 before taking own life at Texas Army base

 
‎03 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎07:48:09 AMGo to full article

No "terror connection" seen so far in Fort Hood attack; Shooter was being treated for depression and anxiety.
 
 

German minister compares Putin's Ukraine moves to Hitler in 1938

 
‎31 ‎March ‎2014, ‏‎07:53:31 PMGo to full article

Chancellor Angela Merkel quickly distances herself from Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble's remarks.
 
 

Iran names new ambassador to United Nations

 
‎30 ‎March ‎2014, ‏‎09:06:52 AMGo to full article

Rouhani selects to post Hamid Abutalebi, who has alleged links to group that seized the US Embassy in Tehran in 1979.
 
 

Chinese ships search new area for Malaysian plane after sighting debris

 
‎29 ‎March ‎2014, ‏‎01:40:24 PMGo to full article

New search area 1,100 km northeast of where previous debris was seen.
 
 

Putin calls Obama to discuss US proposal on Ukraine

 
‎29 ‎March ‎2014, ‏‎07:13:14 AMGo to full article

Obama told him that Russia must pull back its troops and not move deeper into Ukraine.
 
 

Ukraine inspects bomb shelters amid talk of Russian attack

 
‎28 ‎March ‎2014, ‏‎04:44:21 PMGo to full article

Russian troops massed on border show no sign of invading, yet Russia flexing muscles against Western-backed Ukrainian recovery plan.
 
 

UNHRC to replace Falk with Chinkin from the Goldstone Report

 
‎28 ‎March ‎2014, ‏‎12:37:42 PMGo to full article

The Arab League wants a proven, pro-Palestinian legal campaigner who'll more effectively promote a BDS agenda than a Muslim diplomat.
 

 

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Messianic Jews court controversy with 'Jesus in Auschwitz' video

 
‎18 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎05:59:21 AMGo to full article

Clip depicts Jesus bearing the cross just as he is about to be sent to the gas chambers at Auschwitz.
 
 

Religious leaders call for peace at memorial for Kansas Jewish center shooting victims

 
‎17 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎07:51:32 PMGo to full article

US Attorney-General Holder says every hate crime "an affront to who we are," as three killed in Kansas shooting remembered.
 
 

Out & About: Top 10 things to do in Israel this week

 
‎17 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎01:01:03 PMGo to full article

The UK Jewish Film Festival, established 18 years ago, returned to the Tel Aviv Cinematheque last night
 
 

Israeli tourists injured in bus crash in Argentina

 
‎17 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎11:19:22 AMGo to full article

Ten Israelis aboard bus traveling a local route were injured when the vehicle overturns on bridge; one passenger hospitalized with non life-threatening wounds.
 
 

Thousands congregate for Priestly Blessing at Western Wall

 
‎17 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎10:58:23 AMGo to full article

Birkat Kohanim ceremony takes place each year during the intermediate days of both Passover and Succot; prayer area for women was expanded for event.
 
 

'With a bullet’s whistle I lost you, the love of my life'

 
‎16 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎09:54:15 PMGo to full article

Widow of victim of pre-Passover terror attack in West Bank eulogizes husband at funeral.
 
 

Abbas denounces Hebron terror attack to delegation of Israeli legislators

 
‎16 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎04:46:32 PMGo to full article

Israeli MKs meet Abbas in Ramallah; Horowitz says Abbas denounced all terror, including attack that killed Baruch Mizrachi on Passover eve.
 
 

Obama keeps it kosher: What's cookin' at the White House Seder

 
‎16 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎03:47:08 AMGo to full article

President and First Lady continue tradition of hosting a Passover Seder; menu includes gefilte fish, haroset, kugel and more.
 
 

WATCH: Al-Qaida holds largest, most dangerous gathering in years

 
‎16 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎03:26:23 AMGo to full article

Group's 2nd in command is shown announcing his plan to "eliminate" America; CNN reports US must have not been aware of meeting.
 
 

Globetrotters bounce into Israel

 
‎16 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎12:32:44 AMGo to full article

The Harlem Globetrotters, have a history of almost 90 years, during which time they have performed in over 120 countries.
 
 

Jewish communities reinforce security after Kansas shooting

 
‎16 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎12:13:27 AMGo to full article

Jewish communal official in New York confirmed to 'The Jerusalem Post' the NYPD has increased security around local Jewish institutions for the holiday.
 
 

Bereaved family protests mural glorifying Israeli Arab terrorists

 
‎14 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎12:20:24 PMGo to full article

Army Radio: Authorities order removal of poster with images of four Baka al-Gharbiya men who murdered IDF soldier in 1986.
 
 

Netanyahu sends condolences to families of Kansas Jewish center shootings

 
‎14 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎10:40:03 AMGo to full article

Prime minister says Israel obligated to fight problem of "hatred of Jews" after white supremacist allegedly kills 3 in US attack.
 
 

Shocked by Kansas City shootings, Jews worldwide call for solidarity, vigilance

 
‎14 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎09:31:31 AMGo to full article

European Jewish Congress says incident reflects "intolerable rise in neo-Nazi violence on a global scale."
 
 

Suspected shooter at Jewish centers near Kansas City reportedly an ex-KKK leader

 
‎14 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎07:55:10 AMGo to full article

Frazier Glenn Cross is identified as suspected shooter; two victims identified as Dr. William Lewis Corporon and his grandson Reat Griffin Underwood; the identified victims were Christian; third victim remains unidentified.
 
 

Suspected shooter at Jewish centers near Kansas City reportedly an ex-KKK leader

 
‎14 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎05:55:08 AMGo to full article

Frazier Glenn Cross is identified as suspected shooter; two victims identified as Dr. William Lewis Corporon and his grandson Reat Griffin Underwood; the identified victims were Christian; third victim remains unidentified.
 
 

Police chief: Too early to label attack a hate crime

 
‎14 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎03:16:38 AMGo to full article

Suspected shooter in police custody; despite lack of confirmation of hate crime, local news video shows suspect apparently yelling "Heil Hitler"; 3 confirmed dead at Jewish centers.
 
 

New El Al budget airline video wants you to 'buckle UP and get ready to boogie'

 
‎14 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎02:17:56 AMGo to full article

Low-cost operator UP makes pre-flight safety fun with musical instructions; the new airline began flying to destinations across Europe in late March.
 
 

Three dead in Kansas Jewish center shootings

 
‎14 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎12:38:37 AMGo to full article

Police detain one suspect reported as yelling "heil Hitler"; shots fired at Jewish Community Center, Jewish retirement community in Kansas City suburb; local authorities, FBI continuing investigation of "vicious acts of violence."
 
 

Peres makes pre-Passover visit to IDF soldiers on Israel’s northern border

 
‎13 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎08:24:57 PMGo to full article

"The nation will be able to celebrate the seder...thanks to the fact that the IDF is constantly on guard," Peres tells soldiers.
 
 

Chabad gears up for biggest ever Mexican-style Seder

 
‎13 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎05:40:15 PMGo to full article

Twelve members of Chabad staff have flown in to Mexico to help out with Passover preparations for Cozumel's Jewish community, guests and travelers.
 
 

Haredim protest arrest of IDF draft dodger, 3 police officers hurt

 
‎13 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎04:03:47 AMGo to full article

Six arrested as ultra-Orthodox protest in Jerusalem and at Geha interchange near Bnei Brak.
 
 

UK opposition leader Miliband meets Abbas in Ramallah

 
‎12 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎08:12:07 PMGo to full article

British Labour head finishes 3-day Mideast trip; expresses support for Jewish homeland, slams West Bank settlement building.
 
 

Billionaire Abramovich books entire Mitzpe Ramon luxury hotel for Passover holiday

 
‎12 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎02:04:18 AMGo to full article

Chelsea Football Club owner will reportedly fly into Ben-Gurion airport on private jet with family, friends to celebrate festival in Israeli resort.
 
 

Settlers: IDF seizure of Yitzhar yeshiva 'unprecedented hysteria'

 
‎11 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎06:30:37 PMGo to full article

Yitzhar spokesman calls on army to withdraw Border Police forces, return yeshiva to community.
 
 

WATCH: Israeli innovation gives Freedom the turtle a new lease on life

 
‎11 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎12:38:45 AMGo to full article

Hofesh, as he's known in Hebrew, lost two flippers on his left side four years ago. His new designer fin allows him to swim again.
 
 

Boy George to kick off gay pride events in Eilat in May

 
‎10 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎09:13:38 PMGo to full article

1980s British pop icon and Culture Club lead man set to perform a set alongside DJ Mark Vedo at Eilat's Dekel Beach.
 
 

Ofek 10 satellite 'can gather intel on targets in interesting places'

 
‎10 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎07:31:59 PMGo to full article

Defense ministry official says satellite is highly flexible in its ability to maneuver, allowing it to gather intel on many targets.
 
 

Cooking with JPost: How to make fresh pasta

 
‎10 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎06:43:01 PMGo to full article

Celebrity Chef Yochanan Lambiase, 5th generation Italian, explains the easiest way to make delicious fresh pasta in the comfort of your own home.
 

 

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Messianic Jews court controversy with 'Jesus in Auschwitz' video

 
‎18 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎08:59:21 AMGo to full article

Clip depicts Jesus bearing the cross just as he is about to be sent to the gas chambers at Auschwitz.
 
 

Jews cast doubt on origin of anti-Semitic flyers in Donetsk

 
‎18 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎07:07:43 AMGo to full article

The leaflets were handed out by several Balaclava clad men carrying a Russian flag.
 
 

Holocaust commemoration scroll available online to Jews around the world

 
‎18 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎12:05:50 AMGo to full article

Scroll was written specifically so that the memory of Holocaust will never be forgotten, give unifying meaning to Holocaust Remembrance Day, rabbi says.
 
 

Kerry condemns call for Jews to register in Ukrainian city

 
‎17 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎11:07:56 PMGo to full article

Separatists in Donetsk deny involvement in circulation of documents calling for Jews 16 and up to register at occupied government building.
 
 

Religious leaders call for peace at memorial for Kansas Jewish center shooting victims

 
‎17 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎10:51:32 PMGo to full article

US Attorney-General Holder says every hate crime "an affront to who we are," as three killed in Kansas shooting remembered.
 
 

Missouri mayor endorses suspected Kansas killer’s views

 
‎17 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎08:33:18 PMGo to full article

Daniel Clevenger ,the mayor of the suspect's hometown of Marionville, "kind of agrees with him on some things," he tells local news outlet.
 
 

IN PHOTOS: The Jews of Kaifeng, China hold Passover Seder

 
‎17 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎07:50:35 PMGo to full article

According to some, the Kaifeng Jews are the descendants of Sephardi traders who settled in China during the 8th or 9th century.
 
 

Ottawa Chabad student house catches fire prior to Passover

 
‎17 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎05:37:17 AMGo to full article

Local emissary of hassidic sect says flames made structure for university Chabad activities "unlivable".
 
 

Flyers call for Jews to register with pro-Russians in Ukrainian city

 
‎17 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎02:10:00 AMGo to full article

Separatists in Donetsk deny involvement in circulation of documents calling for Jews 16 and up to register at occupied government building.
 
 

Tunisian Jew assaulted in Djerba

 
‎16 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎04:08:24 PMGo to full article

Incident occurs a month before the annual Jewish pilgrimage to the Synagogue of Ghriba, on the island of Djerba.
 
 

Westboro Baptist Church to picket funerals of JCC shooting victims

 
‎16 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎03:27:48 PMGo to full article

Extremist religious group says ‘God sent shooter for vile sins’
 
 

American Passover meals more expensive this year

 
‎16 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎02:39:23 PMGo to full article

Gefilte fish in short supply for holiday, beef prices reach 30-year high
 
 

Prosor calls for removal of UN official, Rima Khalaf, for anti-semitic remark

 
‎16 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎08:11:46 AMGo to full article

United Nations spokesman says Secretary- General Ban Ki-Moon has "full confidence in her, and her work."
 
 

Chabad delivers 200,000 shmura matzot to soldiers

 
‎16 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎04:28:10 AMGo to full article

Matzot donated baked in Kfar Chabad, and sent in packages of three to soldiers; IDF Rabbinate provides shmura matzot to any soldier who requests them.
 
 

‘I interviewed Cross 33 years ago, he was hateful then too’

 
‎16 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎03:23:37 AMGo to full article

The executive director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy recalls an encounter with the alleged Kansas shooter.
 
 

Jewish communities reinforce security after Kansas shooting

 
‎16 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎03:13:27 AMGo to full article

Jewish communal official in New York confirmed to 'The Jerusalem Post' the NYPD has increased security around local Jewish institutions for the holiday.
 
 

Following pressure, France prevents auction of Hitler’s, Goering’s personal possessions

 
‎15 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎10:51:55 AMGo to full article

Head of French anti-Semitism bureau says there is link to sale of such items and type of violence seen in Kansas City on Sunday.
 
 

Kansas City-area shooting suspect to face federal hate crime charges

 
‎14 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎10:48:52 PMGo to full article

Former KKK leader Frazier Glenn Cross is suspected of killing three in shootings at two Jewish community sites on Sunday.
 
 

Netanyahu sends condolences to families of Kansas Jewish center shootings

 
‎14 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎01:40:03 PMGo to full article

Prime minister says Israel obligated to fight problem of "hatred of Jews" after white supremacist allegedly kills 3 in US attack.
 
 

'A raging anti-Semite' - Who is Frazier Glenn Cross?

 
‎14 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎01:39:11 PMGo to full article

Cross, a former Green Beret, did two tours of duty in Vietnam, served time in prison, and launched unsuccessful bids to win public office.
 
 

Teacher at London school threatens to send Jewish student to 'gas chambers'

 
‎14 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎01:33:04 PMGo to full article

Incident resurfacing because the parents of the girl are pressing headmistress to make a public statement regarding the issue.
 
 

Suspected shooter at Jewish centers near Kansas City reportedly an ex-KKK leader

 
‎14 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎10:55:10 AMGo to full article

Frazier Glenn Cross is identified as suspected shooter; two victims identified as Dr. William Lewis Corporon and his grandson Reat Griffin Underwood; the identified victims were Christian; third victim remains unidentified.
 
 

Suspected shooter at Jewish centers near Kansas City reportedly an ex-KKK leader

 
‎14 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎06:54:03 AMGo to full article

Frazier Glenn Cross is identified as suspected shooter; two victims identified as Dr. William Lewis Corporon and his grandson Reat Griffin Underwood; the identified victims were Christian; third victim remains unidentified.
 
 

Police chief: Too early to label attack a hate crime

 
‎14 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎04:37:50 AMGo to full article

Suspected shooter in police custody; despite lack of confirmation of hate crime, local news video shows suspect apparently yelling "Heil Hitler"; 3 confirmed dead at Jewish centers.
 
 

Three dead in Kansas Jewish center shootings

 
‎14 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎01:02:25 AMGo to full article

Police detain one suspect reported as yelling "heil Hitler"; shots fired at Jewish Community Center, Jewish retirement community in Kansas City suburb; local authorities, FBI continuing investigation of "vicious acts of violence."
 

 

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Mobster Charlie Abutbul buried in Netanya, in latest setback to long-declining crime family

 
‎19 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎08:32:45 PMGo to full article

Authorities prohibit incarcerated sons of mobster to attend funeral, saying presence would pose security threat.
 
 

In Pictures: Christians celebrate Holy Fire in Jerusalem

 
‎19 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎07:46:18 PMGo to full article

Thousands of Christian worshipers pack into Church of the Holy Sepulchre for lighting ceremony on Easter's eve.
 
 

Shas names Rabbi Shalom Cohen as new spiritual leader

 
‎18 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎05:13:43 PMGo to full article

Hardline rabbi known for overt hostility toward modern Orthodox, secular Israeli Jews appointed successor of late Rabbi Ovadia Yosef
 
 

In Pictures: Christians commemorate Good Friday in Jerusalem

 
‎18 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎04:41:00 PMGo to full article

Masses retrace route Jesus took along Via Dolorosa to his crucifixion in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
 
 

Peres mourns death of 'great dreamer' Gabriel Garcia Marquez

 
‎18 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎03:34:58 PMGo to full article

Israeli president pays tribute to renowned Colombian witter and Nobel Laureate who prayed for Middle East peace.
 
 

Enjoying the Passover holiday: Netanyahu family travels northern Israel

 
‎18 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎02:56:08 PMGo to full article

As many Israelis do on sunny spring vacation days, PM and family take advantage of holiday with trip around the country.
 
 

Vandals attempt arson, spray 'Arabs leave' on Umm Al-Fahem mosque

 
‎18 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎08:33:30 AMGo to full article

Graffiti sprayed on walls, door of mosque burned in suspected price tag attack in northern Israel; police investigating.
 
 

Knesset committee public protocols lack key voting information

 
‎17 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎09:24:34 PMGo to full article

The Social Guard, an NGO that reports on the Knesset's activities on social issues has 12 observers at the Knesset.
 
 

Secular, religious and haredi get together in unity march

 
‎17 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎08:52:31 PMGo to full article

March of 400 from Ramat Gan to Bnei Brak was organized by several groups including Gesher, an NGO dedicated to greater cohesion in society.
 
 

Charlie Abutbul announced as mob figure who died of gun shot wound

 
‎17 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎06:49:42 PMGo to full article

Underworld figure had been well-known Netanya organized crime figure for decades; police say they still don't know if Abutbul committed suicide.
 
 

Senior Israeli mob figure found shot in head, dies of wounds

 
‎17 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎05:14:17 PMGo to full article

Media reports suggest that man shot himself in Netanya home, however police emphasize that they have not yet determined who the shooter was; crime figure's name not cleared for publication.
 
 

21 children injured in Tel Aviv amusement park accident

 
‎17 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎02:31:52 PMGo to full article

Police and ambulances respond to calls of injuries after a carousel breaks down at Luna Park in Tel Aviv; children hospitalized with limb injuries.
 
 

Thousands congregate for Priestly Blessing at Western Wall

 
‎17 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎10:58:23 AMGo to full article

Birkat Kohanim ceremony takes place each year during the intermediate days of both Passover and Succot; prayer area for women was expanded for event.
 
 

Israeli violin stamp recalls ‘tortured’ Jewish violins and their owners from Holocaust era

 
‎16 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎10:08:11 PMGo to full article

Stamp shows entrance to Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp and a drawing of a Jewish man playing the violin.
 
 

Bus fire shuts down Road 1 for hours

 
‎16 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎07:17:47 PMGo to full article

The main artery from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, was shut down for hours; some 200 buses have burned through 2013.
 
 

'Mishpacha' newspaper poll finds positive attitudes to haredim among secular Israelis

 
‎16 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎05:59:29 PMGo to full article

Poll finds Israeli public has positive attitude towards individual haredim, less favorable to communal haredi positions.
 
 

Temple Mount riot in Jerusalem: Hundreds of Palestinians clash with police

 
‎16 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎08:38:00 AMGo to full article

Police use crowd dispersal methods to restore order after dozens of Palestinians hurl stones, firecrackers.
 
 

Military analyst Reuven Pedatzur killed in roadside accident

 
‎16 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎05:03:46 AMGo to full article

According to traffic police, Pedatzur stopped his motorcycle near Caesarea junction because of a mechanical problem, and a passing vehicle hit him.
 
 

Israel’s leading charities rally to help needy on Passover

 
‎16 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎04:56:54 AMGo to full article

Israel’s leading charitable organizations and tens of thousands of volunteers nationwide rallied together to assist needy families for the holiday.
 
 

Israeli killed, 2 wounded in suspected terrorist attack near Hebron

 
‎15 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎02:23:59 AMGo to full article

Shots fired killing man, wounding woman and boy traveling in West Bank on Passover eve; Islamic Jihad laud attack.
 
 

‘Moving into Hebron home brings redemption closer’

 
‎14 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎04:12:36 PMGo to full article

Yisca Levinger's family is one of three moving this week into the building known as the House of Peace by its supporters and House of Contention by its opponents.
 
 

A-G Yehuda Weinstein: A tough fighter for the law

 
‎14 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎12:25:30 PMGo to full article

Out of a 41-page “summary” of his major decisions, his proudest achievements seem to be his appointments, including that of new State Attorney Shai Nitzan.
 
 

Bereaved family protests mural glorifying Israeli Arab terrorists

 
‎14 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎12:20:24 PMGo to full article

Army Radio: Authorities order removal of poster with images of four Baka al-Gharbiya men who murdered IDF soldier in 1986.
 
 

Zomet Institute opens visitor center

 
‎14 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎05:35:15 AMGo to full article

Zomet invested over halfa- million shekels to create the new center, complete with interactive models, films, illustrations and a virtual guided tour.
 
 

MK to lead Seder for those with nowhere to go

 
‎14 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎04:15:46 AMGo to full article

Yesh Atid MK Ruth Calderon will lead the Seder in Jerusalem's German Colony; approximately 100 people have already signed up for the gourmet meal.
 
 

Two women killed in Kiryat Arba, Tel Aviv residential blazes

 
‎14 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎04:04:31 AMGo to full article

Woman in Kiryat Arba succumbs to smoke inhalation; in an unrelated incident in Tel Aviv, a woman died after sustaining severe burns.
 
 

New El Al budget airline video wants you to 'buckle UP and get ready to boogie'

 
‎14 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎02:17:56 AMGo to full article

Low-cost operator UP makes pre-flight safety fun with musical instructions; the new airline began flying to destinations across Europe in late March.
 
 

Peres makes pre-Passover visit to IDF soldiers on Israel’s northern border

 
‎13 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎08:24:57 PMGo to full article

"The nation will be able to celebrate the seder...thanks to the fact that the IDF is constantly on guard," Peres tells soldiers.
 
 

3 NCOs arrested on suspicion of illegally selling IDF weapons

 
‎13 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎07:06:49 PMGo to full article

The weapons on sale included grenades, explosive bricks, and LAW shoulder-launched missiles.
 
 

Millions to visit nation's parks during Passover holiday

 
‎13 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎06:32:20 PMGo to full article

Nation's parks preparing trails and campgrounds for expected 2 million visitors during the Passover holiday week.
 
 

State indicts two for fatal Acre blast

 
‎13 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎04:13:11 PMGo to full article

According to the indictment, Mohammed Jarhi and Omer Haluani, caused the explosion in order to eliminate an antenna on the building's rooftop.
 
 

Nurturing the stalks of young womanhood

 
‎13 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎12:41:52 PMGo to full article

Midreshet Shiluv Balev meets each student where she’s at, for her to acquire the confidence and life skills to succeed in the path of her choosing.
 
 

Temple Mount riot in Jerusalem: Two police officers lightly injured

 
‎13 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎09:50:13 AMGo to full article

Holy site closed to visitors until further security assessments made; stun grenades used to disperse rioters.
 
 

Lapid announces NIS one billion national plan to assist Holocaust survivors

 
‎13 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎05:12:55 AMGo to full article

“The state of Israel has a historical debt to Holocaust survivors," finance minister says.
 
 

Haredim protest arrest of IDF draft dodger, 3 police officers hurt

 
‎13 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎04:03:47 AMGo to full article

Six arrested as ultra-Orthodox protest in Jerusalem and at Geha interchange near Bnei Brak.
 
 

Report: EU officials demand compensation for Israeli demolition of E1 structures

 
‎12 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎12:21:24 PMGo to full article

European diplomats say the three buildings that were destroyed were "partially funded" by the EU.
 
 

Settlers: IDF seizure of Yitzhar yeshiva 'unprecedented hysteria'

 
‎11 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎06:30:37 PMGo to full article

Yitzhar spokesman calls on army to withdraw Border Police forces, return yeshiva to community.
 
 

Workers of Domino's Pizza Israel hold protests to defend their right to unionize

 
‎11 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎02:13:17 PMGo to full article

Small demonstrations held outside of CEO Yossi Elbaz's home and adjacent to branch of restaurant in Tel Aviv.
 
 

Ron Pundak, architect of 1993 Oslo accords, dead at 59

 
‎11 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎12:14:53 PMGo to full article

‘Warrior for peace’ was involved in secret channels of communication between Israel and PLO
 
 

Israeli principals share education innovation at the White House

 
‎11 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎02:45:00 AMGo to full article

Educators say the meeting with American experts is essential to promote education in Israel.
 
 

Study: Secular education on the decrease in national-religious schools

 
‎11 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎02:25:35 AMGo to full article

Such schools are gender-separated and emphasize superficial learning by rote instead of encouraging deeper examination of ideas, the study says.
 
 

Court rules yeshiva student who didn’t study must pay back stipends to state

 
‎11 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎01:57:02 AMGo to full article

It is widely suspected that large numbers of full-time yeshiva students who receive stipends do not fulfill their requisite number of study hours.
 
 

Yitzhar leaders: Stop the violence or we quit

 
‎11 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎01:05:50 AMGo to full article

An upcoming community vote would authorize the settlement’s rabbi to set the boundaries of any struggle with the IDF.
 
 

Father and brother of murder victim arrested for attempted revenge plot

 
‎10 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎06:34:15 PMGo to full article

Police say suspects paid woman to lure target, a relative of the murderer, to remote area in Negev where they planned to kill him.
 
 

Court lifts media ban on identity of former Bar Noar state witness

 
‎10 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎06:17:40 PMGo to full article

Zohar Hankishayev revealed to be former witness who was indicted last month for fabricating evidence in double murder at LGBT center.
 
 

Secular education on the decrease in national religious schools in Israel

 
‎10 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎06:00:31 PMGo to full article

Study finds secular studies are greatly reduced and there is an emphasis on superficial learning by rote in such schools.
 
 

Former president Katsav to stay behind bars this Passover court rules

 
‎10 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎04:59:53 PMGo to full article

Katsav who was convicted for rape in 2011 received a furlough for the Purim holiday last month.
 
 

Hundreds of haredim in Jerusalem protest arrest of IDF draft dodger

 
‎10 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎03:56:05 PMGo to full article

At least 5 arrested in ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Mea Shearim after protesters throw rocks at police, block traffic, set garbage bins alight.
 
 

This Week in History: Israel's 'Iron Lady' steps down

 
‎10 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎12:27:27 PMGo to full article

Premium special: A glimpse into historical moments in Israeli news from this week in 'The Jerusalem Post' front covers.
 
 

Court gives Knesset early May deadline to name FADC chair

 
‎10 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎10:52:50 AMGo to full article

Netanyahu, Lapid could not agree over who would take up position first.
 

 

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Palestinians aim wrath at minister who condemned Passover murder of Israeli

 
‎19 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎10:33:27 AMGo to full article

Endowments Minister Mahmoud El Habash said that he was “pained” by the murder of 47-year-old Baruch Mizrachi.
 
 

Liberman slams EU's Ashton for remarks on Israeli measures against Palestinians

 
‎18 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎09:08:32 PMGo to full article

FM chides EU foreign policy chief for finding "real dangers to world peace" after she calls on Israel to reverse recent steps in West Bank.
 
 

Ashton to Israel: Reverse recent steps regarding West Bank, east Jerusalem

 
‎18 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎06:39:22 PMGo to full article

EU foreign policy chief slams Israeli moves as "not conducive" to climate needed for peace talks; condemns Monday's fatal shooting of Israeli man in West Bank; calls on sides to exert restraint from undermining diplomacy.
 
 

Indyk set to meet with Israel, Palestinians separately as crisis continues

 
‎18 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎09:41:01 AMGo to full article

Meetings set to take place Friday, after Thursday's talk yielded "no breakthrough," Palestinian source said.
 
 

Netanyahu loses majority for deal to extend talks with Palestinians

 
‎18 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎03:35:56 AMGo to full article

American mediators have been trying to broker an agreement in which Israel releases a fourth round of Palestinian prisoners.
 
 

Israeli-Palestinian negotiations continue as deadline nears

 
‎18 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎01:03:48 AMGo to full article

There are reportedly still wide gaps between the sides, with Israel insisting on the deportation of 14 Israeli Arabs to Gaza or abroad.
 
 

Palestinian Authority: ‘Holding our people in Israeli jails is a war crime’

 
‎17 ‎April ‎2014, ‏‎08:55:35 PMGo to full article

Marking Palestinian Prisoner Day, PA says its ratification of Geneva Convention makes Israel liable for war crimes over prisoner issue; Israeli officials respond: Entire Palestinian leadership should be indicted.