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Modesty police on the prowl at NY Jewish school

Times of Israel - Friday September 12, 2014
A much-shared letter by female student accuses the Yeshivah of Flatbush of being ‘predatory’ in its scrutiny of girls’ attire

Obama ‘confident’ of Islamic State’s defeat

Times of Israel - Friday September 12, 2014
US president tells Jewish donors Washington is ‘on the right side of history’ in fight against extremism

Hillel urges Ohio U to apologize for pro-Israel arrests

Times of Israel - Friday September 12, 2014
Jewish campus group head calls on university to ‘make wrong right’ in stir over ‘Blood Bucket Challenge’

IDF was in own ‘Twitterverse’ during war, computer analysis finds

Times of Israel - Friday September 12, 2014
Army tweeted ‘fast and strong’ in best Twitter war to date, but failed to interact and play the ‘hashtag game’

Palestinians ‘salute’ reservists from top intel unit

Times of Israel - Friday September 12, 2014
After 43 members of Unit 8200 refuse duty, PA applauds ‘ethical’ move, while soldiers’ comrades protest ‘lies’ about service

Lapid trying to push gov’t toward elections, sources say

Times of Israel - Friday September 12, 2014
Finance minister proposing ‘unacceptable’ budget deliberately, according to officials close to Netanyahu

Jewish leaders, Hungarian government meet for first time in a year

Times of Israel - Friday September 12, 2014
The sides suspended contacts over disagreements on rise of anti-Semitism, memorial statue commemorating Hungarian victims of World War II

University board formally rejects Salaita appointment

Times of Israel - Friday September 12, 2014
U. of Illinois trustees vote to reject faculty recommendation that anti-Israel professor be appointed to a tenured position

Kerry says no to Iran help in Islamic State fight

Times of Israel - Friday September 12, 2014
US secretary of state says Tehran role would be ‘not appropriate’ given its ‘engagement’ in Syria, notably via Hezbollah

Mortar shell explodes in Golan Heights

Times of Israel - Friday September 12, 2014
No injuries or damage reported; projectile likely a stray from battles across the border, authorities say

CUNY grad students poised to vote on BDS

Times of Israel - Friday September 12, 2014
Group accused of deliberately scheduling vote on Shabbat, when Orthodox students would not be present

Winter-born babies crawl 5 weeks earlier, study finds

Times of Israel - Friday September 12, 2014
Israeli researchers posit that winter tots have advantage of summer weather at stage when they are getting ready to move

OU students protest ‘blood bucket’ video, are arrested

Times of Israel - Friday September 12, 2014
Pro-Israel students stage filibuster at senate meeting after leader pours fake blood on her head in pro-BDS Gaza solidarity video

Freed Fijians want to continue Golan peacekeeping job

Times of Israel - Friday September 12, 2014
45 UN troops call home, celebrate after release by Nusra Front rebels at Syria-Israel border after two weeks in captivity

Court remands Brussels Jewish museum suspect for 3 months

Times of Israel - Friday September 12, 2014
Mehdi Nemmouche, who fought with IS in Syria, charged with ‘murder in a terrorist context’ for May attack which killed 4

Israel tells US it will act if IS reaches Jordan

Times of Israel - Friday September 12, 2014
Diplomatic source says US airstrikes in Iraq against extremist group already yielding results

Jewish couple weds in Berlin square to protest anti-Semitism

Times of Israel - Friday September 12, 2014
Igor and Elina tie the knot, with 100 guests, at open-air ceremony in Potsdamer Platz

IS recruits in Istanbul’s vulnerable suburbs

Times of Israel - Friday September 12, 2014
Newsweek: Extremist group targeting young men from Sunni Muslim districts plagued by poverty, drug addiction

Mashaal says Hamas will not speak to Israel directly

Times of Israel - Friday September 12, 2014
Hamas leader also denies running ‘shadow government’ in Gaza

A cacophony of conflicting viewpoints, as Israel’s leadership speaks its mind

Times of Israel - Friday September 12, 2014
This week, as Obama unveiled his plan for tackling Islamic State, and amid numerous other challenges, seven of Israel’s eight key decision-makers set out their visions. Unified, they are not

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