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800 Years Since Death of Maimonides

Friday, December 31st, 2004

This coming Shabbath, the 20th of the Hebrew month of Teveth, will mark exactly 800 years since the death of Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon – the Rambam (Maimonides). The Rambam (1135-1204) was a religious scholar, physician, philosopher and writer. Born in Cordoba, Spain, he soon fled to Morocco after the Almohads conquered the area. He […]


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Tsunami toll hits 120,000; 2 Israeli casualties identified

Friday, December 31st, 2004

The mercilessness of Asia’s tsunami grew clearer on Thursday as worst-hit Indonesia sharply raised its death toll, taking the number of fatalities around the whole Indian Ocean region above 120,000. The Israeli Foreign Ministry announced Thursday afternoon that Thai authorities had identified two bodies as those of Israeli tourists. One of the bodies has been […]


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Gaza pullout is terror’s victory, say Arabs

Thursday, December 30th, 2004

JERUSALEM – Senior ‘Palestinian’ figures Tuesday said Israel’s planned withdrawal from the Gaza Strip was a victory for the four-year terrorist campaign against the nation’s Jewish population. They also said the Israeli retreat would not result in a cessation of attacks emanating from the coastal strip, and in fact would probably lead to an increase […]


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What Islamic `Sacrifice` Means To Israel

Thursday, December 30th, 2004

Ayatollah Khomeini, in the foreword to his book on Islamic government, offered remarks which are today still taken as the dominant and incontestable orthodoxy in Iran: “The Islamic Movement was afflicted by the Jews from its very beginnings, when they began their hostile activity….” Continuing on “The Zionist Problem” in Al-Ahram, Dr. Yahya al-Rakhawi writes: […]


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Better Jailed Than Buried

Thursday, December 30th, 2004

Twenty-three years ago, when we were rather new to Shiloh, I remember hearing my neighbor say that she had instructed her husband that she’d rather see him jailed than buried. Unfortunately, that’s a choice many have made, and things aren’t getting any better. There are quite a few Jews imprisoned or tangled in legal quagmires […]


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Police Find Mortars and Guns in the Galilee

Wednesday, December 29th, 2004

The IDF confiscated hundreds of illegal arms, including mortars from the homes of Israeli Arabs living in the Galilee Monday. The operation, carried out by tens of police officers, uncovered hundreds of unlicensed handguns and two mortars ‘ capable of firing mortar shells similar to those being fired upon the Jewish communities in Gaza and […]


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Israeli researchers develop vaccine that enables recovery of AIDS patients’ immune system

Wednesday, December 29th, 2004

A Hadassah University Medical Center research team has developed a vaccine that significantly strengthens the body’s immune system against the autoimmune aftereffects of HIV infection, a breakthrough that could dramatically make an impact in the treatment of AIDS patients. Close to a million cases of AIDS have been diagnosed in the US since the beginning […]


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What we can learn from the Japanese internment in our searching for Islamists

Wednesday, December 29th, 2004

For years, it has been my position that the threat of radical Islam implies an imperative to focus security measures on Muslims. If searching for rapists, one looks only at the male population. Similarly, if searching for Islamists (adherents of radical Islam), one looks at the Muslim population. And so, I was encouraged by a […]


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MEMRI TV Project Special Report: Iranian TV Drama Series about Israeli Government Stealing Palestinian Children’s Eyes

Tuesday, December 28th, 2004

Iran’s Sahar 1 TV station is currently airing a weekly series titled “For You, Palestine,” or “Zahra’s Blue Eyes.” The series premiered on December 13, and is set in Israel and the West Bank. It broadcasts every Monday, and was filmed in Persian but subsequently dubbed into Arabic. The story follows an Israeli candidate for […]


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Over 3 Million Visit Holocaust Victims Database

Tuesday, December 28th, 2004

Though launched only one month ago, the Yad VaShem online database of Holocaust victims has already been visited by over three million people. A total of 3,029,930 visitors entered the Yad Vashem website since the uploading of the Central Database of Shoah Victims Names to the Internet just one month ago. Israel has the highest […]


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