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Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky with a friend.

Sharansky Complaining Iran Fears Hurt Aliya Stats

2 Elul 5772 – August 20, 2012
Sharansky told Israel Radio on Sunday that potential immigrants who had finalized their plans to move to Israel have delayed their arrival by several months because they are afraid of an Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear facilities and an Iranian response.

Two Hamas Terrorists Earn Darwin Awards in August while Caring for Explosives

30 Av 5772 – August 17, 2012
A member of the military wing of Gaza's ruling terrorist movement Hamas died when a bomb he was securing accidentally exploded, the Hamas Ezzedine al Qassam said on Friday. He and another Hamas terrorist this month joined several other Palestinian terrorists who have been the recipients of the much coveted Darwin Award, which recognizes individuals who contribute to human evolution by self-selecting themselves out of the gene pool.

The Zionist Girl the Jewish Federations Love to Hate

My friend and colleague Lori Lowenthal Marcus writes today in Arutz 7 about her entanglements with the Jewish Federations of North America, and how, instead of confirming or denying a simple question she posed to them, they chose instead to start a campaign of personal attacks against her.
Anthony Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin

‘Muslim Brothers’ Invading Park Avenue

28 Av 5772 – August 15, 2012
After quitting his Queens House seat disgraced by "texting," former Congressman Anthony Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin, a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (whom Michelle Bachman accused of being part of a Muslim Brothers conspiracy, seeing as her brother is a Muslim Brother—like her father and her mother, who are also Brothers—this is so Abbot and Costello) have acquired what the NY Post describes as a $3.3M "sprawling, 12th-floor Park Avenue trophy residence" which is owned by Rosen Partners LLC, which the Post says is headed by a close Clinton friend, Jack Rosen.
Sadat, Carter, Begin -- planters of the poison tree.

Morsi, Obama, the Best Thing that Ever Happened to Israel

25 Av 5772 – August 13, 2012
The short history of the state of Israel is paved with mistakes, some of them understandable, some difficult to comprehend. But, in my opinion, no mistake even comes close to the signing of the Camp David Accords.
Chassidic Consultant Ezra Friedlander Meets with Paul Ryan.

Is Ryan Good for the Jews? Make that ‘Are the Jews Good for Ryan’

The selection of Paul Ryan, with his proposals for a trimmed-down federal budget, may not bode well for the Republican ticket among Jewish voters. And since Florida is the largest of the swing states, its Jewish voters will have a huge impact on the presidential election. On the other hand, the "Israel first" Jewish voters, after three years of constant conflict between Obama and Netanyahu, are not likely to stick with the president. Finally, what does it mean when Romney concedes the independents at the center and pick a VP to the right of him politically?

‘Paul Ryan Will Not Be Mitt Romney’s Running Mate’

24 Av 5772 – August 12, 2012
This is too delicious for words. On Friday, Bruce Bartlett of the Fiscal Times published a column under this very headline. It should obviously be filed under the "Dewey Beats Truman" category.
Mitt Romney introducing Paul Ryan

Video: Romney Channeling Republicans’ Wishes?

24 Av 5772 – August 11, 2012
On Saturday, Mitt Romney introduced his running mate, Paul Ryan, as "the next president of the United States."
Lee Korzits

Israeli Media ‘Crucifying’ Windsurfer who Said ‘Shma Israel’ and Lost

20 Av 5772 – August 8, 2012
She told an Israeli reporter about her plans: "I get on the surfboard, say 'Shma Israel, Hashem Elokeino Hashem Echad' and I go to war."
Left to Right: Catherine Flory-Millepied, her son, Benjamin Millepied, and her Jewish daughter-in-law, Natalie Portman.

Anatomy of a Jewish Wedding with Natalie Portman and a French Guy

18 Av 5772 – August 6, 2012
When JTA reports on a Jewish wedding with one of the participants probably not a Jew, shouldn't that merit a comment?
Adnan Oktar meeting with former Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau in Istanbul, October 18, 2011.

9th of Av Message of Peace and Messianic Yearning from Turkish Muslim Leader

11 Av 5772 – July 29, 2012
We long for the days that we will see the reestablishment of Solomon's Temple and hopefully we will pray there together in the near future. This will definitely happen as the days of Messiah—Yamot HaMashiach—are imminent.

Cleveland Just Missed Its Chance to Own 3 Major League Jews

7 Av 5772 – July 26, 2012
Had the (Jewish) heavens gone a little bit differently, Cleveland could become the first American city with three Jewish major leaguers playing at the same time.

Why I Love Working at the Jewish Press (I)

5 Av 5772 – July 24, 2012
I plan to make this a series of articles, pointing out how the Jewish Press effectively removes the poison from the fangs of the Jewish media stories, putting things in context and perspective and providing a Truth that represents both reality, and by definition, our Torah values.
Disgraced former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner has enough money to run for mayor of New York.

Is Weiner Running for Mayor? Show Me the Money…

1 Av 5772 – July 20, 2012
"I'm very happy in my present life," Weiner, 47, told People Magazine. But the WSJ is asking: if he's so stay-at-homish, what will he do with his election bucks?
Charles Bronfman is paying for the revival of a star studded, 2-state solution promotion tool.

Paid for by Charles Bronfman, ‘Jewish Stars’ Attack Pro-Settlement Report

26 Tammuz 5772 – July 16, 2012
They wrote flippantly: "Securing Israel’s future as a Jewish and democratic state requires diplomatic and political leadership, not legal maneuverings." Legal rights be damned, then?

The World Is Aghast as 500 Jewish Families Are Promised Homes

The AP has apparently caught the Israeli government red handed on the eve of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to the Jewish state.
Poland's President Lech Kaczynski (R) in the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial.

Righteous Gentiles Honored in Warsaw, But Poland’s Record Remains Abysmal

Unfortunately, as highly as Jews praise the sacrifices made by brave Poles, it is difficult to overlook Poland's abysmal record in caring for its Jewish citizens.
A good anti-Wall Street cartoon can't catch a break in Tehran.

Pity: 11 Non-Racist Iranian ‘Wall Street Downfall’ Festival Finalists Were Excellent

23 Tammuz 5772 – July 13, 2012
The Festival in Tehran awarded first prize to three Jews praying in front of a Western Wall that's been transformed into a Wall Street bank.
An aerial view of Gaza City.

Postcards from Hell – The Face of Gaza’s Humanitarian Crisis

21 Tammuz 5772 – July 11, 2012
Let us take you on a tour of Gaza, and for the fun of it, we added to these fabulous images quotes from UNRWA and the PA about conditions there.
A celebration in Pushkar (actually, it was the Camel Fair of 2008, but there were no camels to be found in this colorful crowd).

Pushkar, New Mecca for Israelis, Even Has Chabad ‘Missionaries’

15 Tammuz 5772 – July 5, 2012
Calcutta News this morning reports on Pushkar, 130 km from the state capital of Jaipur, where many signboards and menus are in Hebrew.

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