Gas discovery strengthens shekel over the dollar

BY GLOBE— The shekel strengthened against the dollar and euro in morning inter-bank trading today after the Myra and Sarah licensees announced a 6.5 trillion cubic foot natural gas discovery – the third largest discovery in Israeli waters to date. The shekel-dollar exchange rate fell 0.51% to NIS 3.408/$ and the shekel-euro exchange rate fell…

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Off to Poland

Dear  Friends and Partners of the Jerusalem Connection:                                     My wife Pat and I are now in Poland to exhibit her paintings, The Auschwitz Album Revisited. This comes at the invitation of the Chief Rabbi of Poland to participate in the summer’s Krakow Jewish Cultural Festival.  We will be joining Cantor Roni Wexler for a total…

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Unmasking the ‘international community’

BY CAROLINE GLICK, JPOST—  For many years, the Left in Israel and throughout the world has upheld the so-called “international community” as the arbiter of all things. From Israel’s right to exist to climate change, from American world leadership to genetically modified crops, the Left has maintained that the “international community,” is the only body…

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America bows before Muslim Brotherhood's rising power

BY ISRAEL TODAY— The Obama Administration on Wednesday signaled that it will reestablish official ties with Egypt’s rising Islamist power, the Muslim Brotherhood. When former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak was ousted earlier this year, the Obama Administration insisted that the Brotherhood was a fringe group, and that detractors were making too big a deal of…

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Livni tells UN chief: Gaza flotilla a 'grave provocation'

BY JPOST— Opposition leader Tzipi Livni discussed the upcoming Gaza flotilla with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday in New York, according to a Kadima statement. Livni said that anyone who wants to aid Gazan civilians should do so via the proper channels, rather than “grave provocations” like the flotilla. She went on to say…

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Netanyahu Orders Navy to Interdict Flotilla

BY GAVRIEL QUEENANN, ARUTZ 7— Prime Minister Binyamin ordered Israel’s defense establishment Monday to interdict the Gaza-bound Freedom Flotilla 2, Voice of Israel radio reported. Netanahyu gave the order during a meeting of his Security Cabinet dedicated to preparations Israel was taking in advance of the new flotilla expected to set sail for Gaza this…

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Palestinians ready for UN statehood bid

BY ELIOR LEVY, YNET— The Palestinian leadership officially announced Sunday it will turn to the UN for recognition of an independent state in September. The decision was made after a meeting convened by President Mahoud Abbas in his Ramallah headquarters. PLO Executive Committee chief Yasser Abed Rabbo declared that the move is aimed at protecting…

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Video: Porcelain Unicorn

This summer, director/producer Ridley Scott launched a global filmmaking competition dubbed “Tell It Your Way” following its Cannes Lions award-winning short-film project “Parallel Lines.” The entrants were given freedom of expression and could take up any theme they wanted. There were two strict rules:  The dialogue could be precisely six-lines (as it was in the…

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S. Carolina Legislature Unanimously Endorses 'United Israel'

 BY SAMUEL SOKOL, ARUTZ7— The South Carolina state legislature has unanimously passed a bill calling on the state of Israel to retain control over the West Bank and highlighting what it terms the “cordial and mutually beneficial relations” enjoyed by Israel and South Carolina since 1948. The bill, which was authored by Representative Alan Clemmons…

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