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The Face That Launched A Thousand Apps: Yours

10 Sivan 5772 – May 31, 2012
Israeli startup Umoove will soon offer a gesture-recognition technology for mobile devices that will control and steer devices by reading gentle facial and head movements, according to a report by NoCamels.

Obama Celebrates Jewish Petitioning of Government

President Obama celebrated the values of communities petitioning government at a White House reception honoring Jewish American Heritage Month. "We don’t just celebrate all that...

In Pursuit of CSI:Tel-Aviv?

Four leading actors from the hit shows CSI:NY and CSI:Miami are touring Israel as guests of the Tourism Ministry. Jonathan Frederick Togo and Omar Benson Miller (stars of CSI: Miami) and Carmine Giovinazzo and AJ Buckley (stars of CSI: NY), will visit Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, the Dead Sea and Masada and the Galilee.

Commerce Department to Consider Affirmative Action for Arab Americans

The Commerce Department's Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) published a notice regarding a petition it received on January 11, 2012 from the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), requesting formal designation of Arab-Americans as a minority group that is socially or economically disadvantaged.

Anticipating US Intervention in Syria, Israel, Iran, Prepare for Clash

"Iran is here," said Northern Command Chief Maj. Gen. Yair Golan, "its negative influence is significant in the Gaza Strip, in Lebanon and in Syria." He also warned, "al-Qaeda might attack Israel in time." Meanwhile, an Iranian official threatens that a Syrian war would "engulf" Israel.

Barak Threatens Unilateral Withdrawal from Judea and Samaria

9 Sivan 5772 – May 30, 2012
The "warnings" coming these days from Netanyahu and Barak do not threaten Israel's Palestinian partners that—should they fail to negotiate in good faith—they would lose their chance for a state. Both leaders seem to have embraced the two-state option as the only possible course of action.

PA Child Terror Leader Sentenced, Released

An Israeli military court Tuesday sentenced  Bassem al-Tamimi, a 45 year old Palestinian man who encourages Palestinian youth to attack Israeli soldiers with projectiles,...

Israel to Recognize, Pay, Non-Orthodox Rabbis

The Israeli government will begin paying non-Orthodox rabbis and recognizing them as community leaders. The attorney general’s office advised the Supreme Court Tuesday that Reform...

Zuckerberg Stiffs Waiter in Jewish Restaurant

Honeymooning Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his bride, Priscilla Chan, paid $40 for lunch at a Jewish restaurant in Rome’s historic ghetto but did...

Polish Officials Demand Obama Apology for ‘Polish Death Camps’ Remark

Polish officials called on President Obama to apologize for using the term "Polish death camps." While Holocaust historians say the record of Polish behavior during the Holocaust is vexed and contradictory.

Thousands Protest Egyptian Election Results, Set Ablaze Establishment Candidate’s HQ

9 Sivan 5772 – May 29, 2012
Thousands gathered overnight in Tahrir Square, Cairo, to demonstrate against Egypt's election results which will pit deposed ruler Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister Ahmed Shafiq against Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Mursi in a runoff election on June 16 and 17.

Missing US Tourist Found Dead in Israel

The body of an American tourist missing since last week was discovered near Beit Shean. A large-scale search was mounted over the weekend for the...

England Players to Visit Auschwitz, Meet Survivors

The players on England's Euro 2012 soccer squad will visit the Auschwitz death camp when they travel to Poland for the European Championship. The final...

Cannes Cancels Screening of ‘The Anti-Semite’

The Cannes film festival screening of "The Anti-Semite," a film by an anti-Semitic French comic, was cancelled. The film by and starring Dieudonne M’Bala M’Bala,...

Iranian Assassins Targeted U.S., Israeli, Saudi Diplomats

Iran has used operatives in assassination attempts on Israeli and American diplomats in seven countries over a period of 13 months, the Washington Post...

Joint Chiefs Chairman Mulling Military Intervention in Syria

The escalating atrocities in Syria may trigger a U.S. military intervention, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey told Fox News...

Druze Minister: Silence of West on Syrian Massacre Strengthens al-Qaeda

Deputy Minister for Development of the Negev and Galilee Ayoob Kara on Monday called on Western democracies "to stop their intolerable procrastination, which allows the Assad regime to continue its massacres."

After Altercation with an Arab, Jewish Students Arrested by Jerusalem Arab Police

Five yeshiva high school students from Jerusalem were detained Sunday, after an altercation with an Arab at “HaKotel HaKatan,” near the Western Wall, Honenu reports. The students were held in remand until the middle of the night and then released on condition of a restraining order banning them from entering the Old City of Jerusalem for 15 days.

DNC Chair Temple Appearance Squashed by Romney Supporting Member

Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), was uninvited last week, after having been scheduled to speak Friday night at Temple Israel of Greater Miami. The invitation was "postponed" for security reasons. But if there were any security threats, they all seemed to emanate from Stanley G. Tate, 85, a major donor and former president of the synagogue.

Thousands of Computers in Iran, Mid-East, Attacked by ‘Flame’ Virus

8 Sivan 5772 – May 28, 2012
Kaspersky Lab announced on Monday the discovery of a highly sophisticated malicious program being used as a cyber weapon attacking several countries. The complexity of the newly discovered malicious program exceeds those of all other cyber menaces known to date.

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