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Day: December 19, 2012

Controversy generated by anti-Jihad Subway Ads

According to media reports, on December 17th, a new series of ads that draw a direct connection between the September 11th terrorist attacks in New York and Islamic law will appear in the New York City subway system. Outspoken conservative…

Jewish Funeral Held for Boy Killed in CT Massacre

In the heinous massacre that has rocked the nation to its core, it has been reported that among the 20 children that were killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday morning, December 14th, was six-year-old…

Egypt: Low Turnout for Protest Against Constitution

Egypt’s opposition mustered only a low turnout for protests late Tuesday against a draft constitution backed by Islamist President Mohammed Morsi that looks likely to be adopted in a weekend referendum second round, AFP reported. According to the report, up…

Livni: Don’t Throw Away Money on Settlements

Israel needs to invest in “settlement blocs” but to avoid spending elsewhere in Judea and Samaria, Hatnua (The Movement) party head Tzipi Livni said Tuesday, speaking to students at Ben Gurion University. “Israel doesn’t need to throw away money on…

Thousands Flee Damascus Bombed Refugee Camps

Syrian rebels made advances on Tuesday in fierce fighting for a refugee camp in south Damascus that is home to registered “Palestinian refugees”, sending tens of thousands of residents fleeing as the army prepared a counter-attack and carried out fresh…

Germany Passes Law Legalizing Ritual Circumcision

On Wednesday, December 12th, the government of Germany approved a bill that explicitly permits male infant circumcision, ending months of legal uncertainty after a regional court decision in Cologne in June said that the practice represents grievous bodily harm. The…

Egyptian Rights Groups Ask for Referendum ‘Restage’

Tentative results from Saturday’s first round of voting in Egypt’s constitutional referendum are showing a narrow lead for supporters of the document. Opposition and civil society groups allege vote fraud, while the head of Egypt’s electoral commission denied those charges….

Lieberman Resigns Over Indictment

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced his resignation after Attorney General decided to indict him on charges of breach of trust. Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced on Friday afternoon that he would be resigning from his position, a day after the…

BGU Awarded Nano Grant for Infrared Night Vision Glasses

A group of Israeli researchers are working to create a thin coating that will turn invisible infrared light into visible light for night vision glasses. Led by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Prof. Gabby Sarusi, who boasts a long history…

Northern Jerusalem Hamas Terror Cell Indicted

A Hamas terror cell has been uncovered in northern Jerusalem, it was released for publication Monday. The Israel Security Agency (Shabak, or Shin Bet), Jerusalem police and Border Police uncovered the cell in a joint sting operation. The security agencies…