Rachel Corrie: a memory that refuses to die

The judge's verdict did not merely spruce up the whitewash over Corrie's death. It spread it yet further Nine years after Rachel Corrie, a 23-year-old peace activist, was crushed by an Israeli military bulldozer in Rafah, a judge in Haifa absolved the state of Israel of any responsibility for her death, or for failing to hold a full and credible investigation. Perpetuating the myth that her …

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UN’s Ban defends trip to Iran, says he pushed for change


Responding to criticism from Israel, US, Ban Ki-moon says visit to Iran was part of his mandate as UN secretary-general; claims he used trip to pressure Khamenei, Ahmadinejad on nuclear issue, human rights.

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US denies drill with Israel pared down due to lack of trust


“Austere Challenge-12 remains the largest-ever ballistic missile defense exercise between our nations,” Pentagon spokesman says, rejecting ‘Time’ magazine report portraying scaling down of drill as sign of frayed ties.

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IAF strikes targets in Gaza in response to rockets


Home Front Defense Minister Dichter says a new, complete deterrence strategy needed after rocket hits home in Sderot.

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PA calls for Liberman to be charged in int’l court


Ramallah accuses FM of advocating assassination of Abbas, calls for his prosecution at Int’l Criminal Court.

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White House rejects Romney barbs, touts Israel ties


In response to Republican’s claims that Obama threw Israel under the bus, White House says cooperation greater than ever.

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Israeli “Democracy”: Wife Tells Matzav About Husband’s Absurd Arrest for Stealing… Bones

Be aware: Granting a reburial for ancient bones is considered “stealing” in Israel. Last week Tuesday, Rabbi Chizkiya Kalmanowitz, an askon with Asra Kadisha, was arrested on charges of trespassing and stealing bones. When it was proven that on the day when the purported “crime” took place Rabbi Kalmanowitz happened to be overseas – […]

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Obama Forced To Announce Visit To Storm-Ravaged Louisiana After Romney Shows Up With Surprise Visit

President Barack Obama was today forced to announce he will fly to storm-hit Louisiana on Monday – hours after Mitt Romney beat him to the punch by deciding to head there this afternoon. After it emerged that Obama was still taking time to fit in a campaign stop in Cleveland, Ohio, before checking out how […]

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Record ‘Labor Day’ Gas Prices Won’t Last

Gas prices are higher than they’ve been going into any other Labor Day weekend on record, but experts predict some relief at the pump is coming fairly soon. According to AAA, the average price of a gallon of regular gas was $3.83 on Friday. That’s up 9.4% from the end of July, meaning that August […]

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Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Ki Seitzei

וראית בשביה אשת יפת תאר וחשקת בה ולקחת לך לאשה (21:11) Parshas Ki Seitzei begins by discussing the y’fas toar – woman of beautiful form. The Torah permits a soldier who becomes infatuated with a non-Jewish woman during battle to marry her. This is difficult to understand, as only the most righteous individuals constituted the Jewish army. […]

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