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Report: Two Israeli Hi Tech Companies Sold Mass Surveillance Technology to Colombia

The report accuses Verint Systems, a Nasdaq-listed security and surveillance company, of providing technology to enable the regime to illegally spy on journalists, activists and officials; and Nice Systems, based in Ra’anana, Israel, of building a system allowing police to intercept private communications.

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Nazi Gold Train Discovery May Bring New Claims from Holocaust Survivors

A post war legend has now become a reality. The death bed confessions of a former Nazi soldier revealed the whereabouts of the “Nazi train” which remained hidden for decades in tunnels in Poland and is thought to contain gold, art and other valuables. The former solder, who was said...

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Israeli Concept Shop Shows Levi’s How to Sell to Cyclers

The new Levi’s Commuter clothing line is designed for urban cyclists, and in preparation for the line's Parisian launch, it turned to the Allenby concept shop in Tel Aviv to invent an experience that would capture for buyers the spirit of urban cycling.

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Study: One in Five Israeli Children Was Sexually Assaulted

One in five Israeli children and teenagers were sexually assaulted, according to a wide-range study of the School of Social Work at the University of Haifa, which surveyed more than 12,000 respondents ages 11-17, Israel Radio reported. Data from the study shows that the majority of victims did not report...

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Oliver Sacks Dead at 82

Sacks was the youngest of four children born to Samuel Sacks, a physician, and Muriel Elsie Landau, one of the first female surgeons in England. Oliver Sacks's first cousins include the late Israeli statesman Abba Even, writer and director Jonathan Lynn, and 2005 Nobel Prize in Economics laureate Robert John Aumann.

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Iran Rejects Daniel Barenboim’s Gesture of Peace Because He’s Israeli

Iran will not allow the planned appearance of Barenboim in Tehran, because, as a spokesman for the Iranian Ministry of Culture said on Friday, "Iran does not recognizes the Zionist regime and will not cooperate with artists of this regime."

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Obama to Jewish Organization Heads: I Understand Israelis Mistrusting Iran

Touching the core reason behind Friday's webscast, the president said, "And I know sometimes that makes it difficult for members of the Jewish community because, as you said, the preference is no daylight, and that means no arguments. But that actually can be dangerous itself if it leads us to make bad decisions that ultimately are bad for the national security of both countries."

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Rabbinic Counsel Permits Litzman to Become Health Minister, Opening Potential Pitfalls

The sages' decision, which came in response to a demand from Israel's High Court, following an appeal by MK Yair Lapid's Yesh Atid party, ended a 60-year period, since the first David Ben Gurion government, during which Ashkenazi ultra-Orthodox coalition members served only as deputy ministers.

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Barenboim to Conduct German Orchestra in Iran Despite Israel’s Protests and the Absence of Opera in Islamic Republic

Iranian born Tennor Ramtin Ghazavi, a frequent performer at Italy's La Scala, on Tuesday told San Jose Mercury News that the Islamic revolution that removed the Shah in 1979 "takes a dim view" of most musical forms, including opera.

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InterNations Ranks Israel 4th in the World in Hospitality to Foreigners

InterNations, an organization that “helps expats to feel at home abroad, meet people and find information about their new environment,” whose slogan reads: “Making life easier for expats,” believes the best place in the world for a foreign family to settle is Austria. This year’s InterNations Expat Insider survey gave...

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Temple Sherpa Yehudah Glick Escaped Assassination, Now Crowdsourcing Guide to Temple Mount

In October, 2014, Rabbi Yehuda Glick gave a speech at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem, and when he came out, a man on a motorcycle who spoke with a “thick Arab accent” approached him, asked if he was Yehuda Glick, and shot him four times in the chest....

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Israel Police Next Commissioner Gal Hirsch to Face Deep Public Mistrust in Law Enforcement

The new commissioner, now must face a number of major challenges, most urgent of which is the reconstruction of a dejected, demoralized force, plagued by corruption—and the restoration of public confidence, which has dropped to an unprecedented low.

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Is Natalie Portman Right and Jews Need to Chillax about the Holocaust?

Israeli born actress Natalie Portman, whose great grandparents were murdered in Auschwitz, told the Independent that she believes Jewish education puts too much emphasis on the Holocaust. “I think a really big question the Jewish community needs to ask itself is how much at the forefront we put Jewish education,...

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NY Ultra-Orthodox Schools to Go Under Magnifying Glass over Secular Subjects — Or Norman Siegel Will Sue

Former New York Civil Liberties Union executive director Norman Siegel has joined the ranks of advocates for better secular studies for Haredi children, and he now represents YAFFED, threatening to sue the city if its current investigation does not yield reliable results.

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Mel Gibson: I Didn’t Do It

According to The Guardian, Surry Hills police confirmed reports that a man “became involved in an altercation with a photographer outside a cinema on Oxford Street” at 6:20 PM on Sunday, but they didn't mention if the suspect had shared with an LA officer 9 years ago his view that the Jews run the world.

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Gay Parade Attacker Says his Victim’s Soul Will Suffer Each Time a New ‘Pride Event’ Takes Place

Entering a Jerusalem court room Monday morning to hear the charges against him, Yishai Schlissel, who is accused, among other things, of stabbing to death a 16-year-old girl, stopped to tell reporters his victim's soul will be tormented each time another gay pride parade is launched in Israel.

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Is Duma Village the Most Flammable in Palestine?

A PA official told WAFA it was important not to rush into blaming Jewish settlers for last night's arson, because, should it turn out to have been the result of village in-fighting, the Israelis would claim that the same was true about the first case of arson.

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Front National Boots Founder Jean-Marie Le Pen But Can It Shed Its Own Anti-Semitism?

Filial piety, a trait that is often praised by those who claim to represent traditional values, has been tossed aside. Jean-Marie Le Pen has been officially thrown out of the French Front National (FN) party, which he founded in 1972. His recent incendiary rhetoric that went from “provocation to provocation”...

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Mel Gibson Attacks Female Photographer at Sydney’s Israeli Film Festival

Oscar-winning Australian actor Mel Gibson attacked Daily Telegraph photographer Kristi Miller outside the Palace Verona Cinema on Oxford Street, Sydney, where Gibson and champion US equestrian vaulter Rosalind Ross were coming out of the showing of the film "Matti Caspi — Confession," which is part of the Australian Israeli Film Festival.

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