A unique and prestigious residential project in now being built in Mekor Haim Street in Jerusalem.
The US Agency for International Development will pour $147 million into Palestinian Authority infrastructure, education, health projects, and humanitarian aid, just six months after a funding freeze was imposed by President Barack Obama.
In October, US Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, (R-Fla) froze $192 million in US funding for Palestinian projects as Fatah head Mahmoud Abbas prepared to unilaterally declare a Palestinian state in the United Nations. The bid for statehood, brought to the body in September, failed to gain international support.
Congress later released $45 million, then another $88.6 million, with limitations on where the money could be used.
On Wednesday, President Obama announced he would override Congress and release the rest of the funds without any limitations or restrictions on where the money could be used, calling the decision one which involved “national security interests of the United States.”
The United States gives approximately $500 million a year to the Palestinians, millions of dollars of which have been used to train armed forces.
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Gaza terrorists have launched another mortar attack on southern Israel, the second such attack in less than 24 hours.
The Jews for Jesus missionary group is using Holocaust imagery in a new video to lure Jews away from their faith.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has accused the United States and the European Union of starting the crisis in Ukraine.
Tunisian lawmakers are questioning their tourism minister over a decision to allow Israelis to enter the country for the El Ghriba synagogue pilgrimage.
European Jewish Congress President Dr. Moshe Kantor has called on the European Union to ignore the upcoming Palestinian Authority unity government.
The U.S. has finally tossed in the towel on trying to force the Palestinian Authority to come to the table to talk with Israel.
There is lobbying going on both for and against including J Street in the Conference of Presidents.
This is United Torah Judaism parliament member Yaakov Litzman speaking in the Knesset. But when I saw it, all I could think of was the Pesach song, “Echad, Mi Yodea” (“One, Who Knows One?”).
The last one out of the Peace Talks Cemetery is requested to please lock the gate and throw the key away.
Arabs throwing stones at bus #65 on its way to Pisgat Zev in Jerusalem, injured one of the passengers. The woman was transported to Hadassah Har Tzofim hospital. Several other passengers were treated for shock.
Jeb Bush told a crowd at a NY fundraiser that he is thinking for running for President, according to a report on Fox News. He said he would make his final decision this year.
Dozens of Arabs are going wild near the Flower Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City. They’re burning tires, blocking the main road around the Old City, and shooting fireworks at the local police station in the area. Tazpit News Agency is unaware of any police response at this point, other than Jews are not permitted into […]
Egypt receives an estimated $700 million of oil every month from Arab countries, according to a report in the Egyptian Independent. Egypt’s Petroleum Minister Sherif Ismail said that Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait have been supplying Egypt with the needed oil and financing since Morsi was deposed in July, to the tune […]
The Palestinian Authority has granted itself its death wish, unless Obama wants to make a death wish for Israel.
William Rapfogel, the ousted leader of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty in New York, reportedly will plead guilty for his role in a scheme to steal more than $7 million from the social service agency. Rapfogel, who had served as CEO and president of the Met Council from 1992, was scheduled to enter a […]
Hatred of Israel is thicker than anybody’s blood.
This Rosh Hashana you can commit to be a hero, just like Fariba and Alexa Khorshad, Ariel and Adir Settenbrino and more! Read about the amazing volunteers of the Aleh Foundation.
Video: Neta Rivkin, a returning Olympian in rhythmic gymnastics, sees participating in London 2012 and winning a medal as the fulfillment of a long-term dream. Her beautiful yet difficult training sessions show how she is preparing to make her dream come true.
Video: Vered Buskila is competing as a sailor in her third Olympics and dreams of winning a medal this time. Buskila talks of her love for the sport, her desire to compete at the highest level and the balance she must find between sailing and her other career as a lawyer.
Video: Arik Ze’evi, a Judoka & a writer, is a 4-Time European champion, including the 2012 European Championship. Ze’evi is also the Winner of last year’s (2011) Grand Slam in Moscow, and has won a bunch of titles & medals throughout his career, but in London 2012, Ze’evi aimes to go for the Olympic medal, again!
Video: Tennis player Shahar Pe’er demonstrates her intensive training program. She also reveals her “lucky charm” and talks about the Israeli people, who she loves representing abroad.
Video: Israeli Olympian Shahar Tzuberi not only demonstrates his windsurfing skills but also talks about his hometown Eilat and the most important influences on his approach to the sport.
For many Tel Avivians, this past Shavuot seemed different. More than just another day to hit the beaches, and maybe indulge in some cheesecake, Israel’s “White City” was dotted with groups celebrating the religious and spiritual aspect of the seminal holiday.
Ezra, who was serving as a Kadima MK at the time of his death, was born in Jerusalem in 1937. He served in the IDF’s Nahal Paratrooper brigade, and joined the Shin Bet in 1962. Over a career that spanned 33 years, he rose to become the Deputy head of Israel’s domestic intelligence organization. Throughout his political career he variously served as Minister without Portfolio, Minister of Internal Security, Minister of Tourism, and Minister of Environmental Protection.
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