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Anti-Israel Resolution Passes Preliminary MLA Vote

12 Shevat 5774 – January 12, 2014
Delegates to the Modern Language Association’s annual convention upheld a resolution accusing Israel of keeping Palestinian academics from entering Judea and Samaria, but rejected...

Obama Reaffirms Commitment to Israel in Sharon Message

President Obama reaffirmed his commitment to Israel’s security in his condolence message on the death of Ariel Sharon. “On behalf of the American people, Michelle...

Sabra, Shatila Response to Sharon’s Passing Not Unlike Gush Katif’s

No one in recent memory has elicited such harsh reactions from their political enemies as General Ariel Sharon.

Watch Hitchcock Holocaust Documentary Suppressed by the British

By the time Hitchcock's film was finished, the allies' political needs had changed.

Obama Nominates Fischer as Fed Vice Chairman

11 Shevat 5774 – January 11, 2014
President Obama nominated Stanley Fischer, the former governor of the Bank of Israel, to be the vice chairman of the Federal Reserve. The Friday nomination...

Dieudonne Fans Bring Down French JDL Website

Supporters of the anti-Semitic comedian Dieudonne hijacked three French pro-Israel websites in a coordinated cyber attack. The attack Thursday paralyzed the websites Israel-Flash.com, Europe-Israel.org and...

Antisemitic Black Poet Amiri Baraka Dies

Amiri Baraka, the New Jersey poet laureate whose works were celebrated by blacks but often condemned by Jews, has died. Baraka’s writings, lectures and poetry...

Hungarian Jewish Leader Decries German Occupation Monument

The president of Hungary’s Jewish umbrella group criticized a planned monument to victims of the Germany occupation for ignoring Hungary’s complicity in the Holocaust. The...

Israel Summons Dutch Ambassador over Divestments in his Country

For the second time in less than a month, Israel demanded clarifications from the Netherlands on Dutch firms’ divestment from Israel. On Friday, Israel’s Ministry...

Ancient Water Tunnel Discovered in Jerusalem

This discovery was first announced in JewishPress.com in April 2013. The longest water tunnel ever discovered in Israel is being excavated in Jerusalem, near the...

Russian Jewish School Teacher Freed

Prison authorities in Russia released a Jewish schoolteacher whose controversial bribery conviction triggered protests by leading politicians. The teacher, Ilya Farber, was released Friday from...

Israel Publishes New Tenders for Settlement Construction

Israel published tenders for 600 new homes in East Jerusalem and 801 in Judea and Samaria settlements. Government officials delayed the announcement until U.S. Secretary...

Arik Is Dead

Ariel Sharon, aka Arik, was Israel's 11th Prime Minister and perhaps its most heroic and controversial leader.

Congressional Letter: Academic Boycott of Israel is ‘Thinly Veiled Bigotry’

10 Shevat 5774 – January 10, 2014
A congressional letter slams the American Studies Association's academic boycott of Israel as antithetical to academic freedom and as "thinly veiled bigotry." UPDATED!

Israeli Arabs Angry at Proposed Population Swap Idea

Israel's foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman's proposal of several years ago, which he now has taken down from the attic and dusted it off, that...

CBC News Attacking FM Baird on Appointing Jewish Envoy to Israel

Did you know Bercovici was Jewish? I was sure she was Italian…

Caleb Jacoby Found Safe in New York

Caleb Jacoby, the missing suburban Boston teenager, has been found and is safe!

Christians Lead Record Year for Tourism in Israel

9 Shevat 5774 – January 9, 2014
Israel’s Tourism Ministry’s aggressive pitch to bring Christians to visit Israel has paid off with another record-breaking year for visitors, led by Americans and...

Topsy-Turvy Court Decisions Ban Dieudonne – Again

The French government has won a last minute appeal on Thursday to France’s highest court, which reinstated a ban lifted hours before by a...

New Dig in Hebron Aimed at Uncovering King David’s Palace

'All the elders of Israel came to the king [David] to Hebron, and King David made a convenient with them in Hebron… In Hebron, he was king over Judea for seven years and six months…. (Samuel 2, Ch. 5).'

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