In Israel, a new five month scholarship program being offered to young aspiring athletes – one of them could be you.
Pictures of king abdullah are hung up before a soccer match between the Palestinian soccer team and the Jordanian team at the newly established stadium in the West Bank town of Aram, near Jerusalem.
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I guess we’re in the mood for Jewish farming, seeing as we got the sheep shearing image in the photo of the day (Synergy!). A Day in Sakon Nakhon: My Life as a Jewish Rice Farmer – this is the trailer, go here for the full, 12 minute movie. Have fun, and watch out for [...]
Reishit HaGez is the giving to the Kohen the first cuttings of the fleece of sheep grown in the Land of Israel (based on Deut. 18:4: “You are to give them the first fruits of your grain, new wine and olive oil, and the first wool from the shearing of your sheep.”). Most Jews cannot [...]
An anonymous letter sent to the Claims Conference’s Frankfurt office in 2001 identified five cases where restitution was approved for ineligible claimants.
The Hamas and Hezbollah fingerprints are on the yeshiva student’s murder as they are on the multi-million dollar smuggling operation.
Yair Lapid, Israel’s Finance Minister and head of Israel’s second largest political party, has unraveled U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s efforts to reincarnate the “peace process” before Kerry even packed his bags for another trip to Israel at the end of the week. He told the Yediot Acharonot newspaper Sunday what everyone except Kerry [...]
Residents of the Haredi Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem hurled dozens of rocks at Haredi soldiers Sunday, according to Jerusalem police. No one was reported injured. Firemen were called to the scene to put out fires that the attackers set in large garbage containers. When the police arrived, the stone attackers fled.
A Hungarian martial arts fighter was disinvited from an event in Prague because of his Nazi tattoos, including one reading “death to the Jews.” Some of the sponsors of the Heroes Gate martial arts tournament told organizers that Attila Petrovszki from Hungary could not attend the May 17 event because he had a tattoo of [...]
The government can expect to rake in billions of dollars from natural gas exports in the next 20 years, claimed Yitzchak Tshuva, controlling shareholder of Delek, which is a major partner in the Nobel Energy consortium that has begun pumping gas from its off-shore oil discovery. Opposing views are trying to prohibit exports, arguing that [...]
CIA director John Brennan made an unannounced visit to Israel to discuss the situation in Syria with Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon on Friday. They reportedly compared intelligence assessments on Syria and its two-year civil war and talked about Israel’s intent to continue striking shipments of advanced weapons destined for Hezbollah from Iran via Syria. [...]
It took a world war to expose the Nazi lie. Now, 12 years after the media lie that the IDF killed an innocent 12-year-old Gaza boy, it appears he never died. “The Truth will out” wrote Shakespeare.”
Two people have reported snow in the late May-early June, though in both cases, it was hearsay.
It seems Russia has decided that the “strong horse” in the Middle East is Iran and the Shiites.
Ouni Abed Botrous Hadaddeen compares the Jordanian king to Yasser Arafat, claiming that Abdullah to is two faced.
If Shas does agree to allow a secular core curriculum in their schools, that will put Ashkenazi Haredi leaders between a rock and a hard place.
The Japanese do not feel the need to apologize to Muslims for the negative way in which they relate to Islam.
Danny Goldstein, founder and chairman of ‘Calcala’ (‘Finance’): “We are focused on making Israel a better place to live and a better place to invest by merging the best of Israel and America – representing Israelis, but with an eye on the American perspective.”
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: “The Israeli economy grew more than most Western economies, almost 2.5 times the OECD average…In contrast to the collapsing economies around us, Israel’s credit rating was upgraded last year.”
Deputy FM Danny Ayalon said Israel would not be cooperating with the Council in the wake of its passage of a resolution ordering a ‘fact-finding mission’ into Israel’s conduct in Judea and Samaria: “We have no reason to continue cooperating with a hypocritical organization which specializes in double-speak and has a mission to smear us.”
Since Kadima’s fracturing is inevitable, the leadership primary becomes significance in that it will determine which leader will secure the votes of those Kadima MKs whose allegiance is to the party, and not its leader.
PM Netanyahu: “Israel will do everything to help” find the killer, who had “strong murderous anti-Semitic motive”; UN Human Rights Council “should be ashamed” to host a Hamas official on the day of a terrorist attack.
Dalia Itzik, Kadima’s Knesset Faction Chairwoman and the last faction member yet to announce who she will support in the upcoming primary between Livni and Shaul Mofaz, has been linked to discussions with Mofaz’s campaign over the weekend.
Noted Israeli author and Israel Prize Laureate A.B. Yehoshua said that living outside Israel “is a very deep failure of the Jewish people,” and lamented that immigration numbers from the United States are “minimal” and “embarrassing.” He was equally acerbic regarding the large Israeli ex-patriot community.
The resolution read, “Egypt after the revolution will never be a friend of the Zionist entity, the number one enemy of Egypt and the Arab nation.” It also supported Palestinian resistance “in all its kinds and forms.”
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