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Birthright May Double its Numbers, Plus Encourage Hi-Tech Aliyah

30 Av 5773 – August 6, 2013
The goal of a new Birthright initiative is to nearly double the number of participants, and to provide financial incentives for young high-tech professionals to make Aliyah

Ex-Turkish Army Chief Gets Life in Prison for Coup Attempt

30 Av 5773 – August 5, 2013
On Monday, Turkey's former military chief was sentenced to life in prison and More than 60 people received sentences ranging from 1 to 47...

Senators McCain and Graham to Visit Cairo in Bid to Defuse Crisis

In an attempt to break through the political impasse in Egypt, U.S. senators John McCain and Lindsay Graham are expected to arrive in Cairo...

LA Investment Firm Using Death Camp Photo to Woo Clients

“Great work is the only kind that’s okay with us."

Did New Chief Rabbi Lau Cheat on his Ordination Exam?

Rabbi David Lau, the recently elected chief Ashkenazi rabbi of Israel, has been accused of cheating on an ordination exam. Israel’s Channel 2 reported Sunday...

Lapid’s Popularity Collapses in New Poll

A new Knesset Channel shows Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid in a severe meltdown in popularity, removing any doubts of the political law...

Shas to Sue Gov’t because Haredi City not a National Priority

The Shas Haredi party can’t see past its black hat. Most of 91 Yesha towns now on the national priority list are near dangerous borders. Beitar Illit is not. Obviously, that’s discrimination, says Shas.

Israel Starting Inoculation Drive to Prevent Polio Spread

Israel’s Health Ministry will inoculate about 200,000 children with a weakened, live form of the polio virus in an effort to prevent the spread...

US Reopens Consulates in Israel, 19 in Mideast Remain Closed

United States diplomatic missions in Israel reopened Monday after a day-long closure due to what was deemed a credible Al-Qaeda threat, but the State...

Soccer Fans Follow Barcelona Team from Hotel to Western Wall

Dozens of soccer fans booked rooms Sunday night in Jerusalem’s Inbal Hotel, where the FC Barcelona team was staying, to meet the players and...

Police Close Temple Mount Jews for Entire Week

Jerusalem police have accelerated the shutdown of the Temple Mount to Jews and have barred them entry until next Sunday, sparking a planned protest...

Two Arabs Caught Vandalizing Tomb of the Patriarchs

The two were recorded on security cameras as they were ripping a Mezuzah off the wall

Protesters: Police in Cahoots with Arabs over Jewish Access to Mount

On those few days when Jews were allowed to go up to the Mount, they suffered constant abuse by the Muslims and by the police.

Part of Enormous 1,000-Year-Old Jerusalem Hospital Shown to Public

In Old Jerusalem, you need an archaeologist before you can build a restaurant. That is how the Israel Antiquities Authority discovered a 19-foot high Crusade-era hospital building.

R. Lau to Submit Conversion Rulings to Haredi Review in Backroom Deal

Rabbi David Lau committed to consulting with "giur breaker" Rabbi Sherman before any consultation on conversions.

Stoudemire Seeking Israeli Citizenship

This is just what Israel does not need – another non-Jew claiming he is a Jew. NY Knicks star Stoudemire wants to be an Israeli but as for Torah, he likes to pick and choose his commandments,

Sanctions Are Crushing Iranian Economy

Iran’s lack of hard currency because of economic sanctions may force food and medicine shortages as the local Rial currency continues to tumble and...

Russia Finally Admits Terrorists Probably Shot Rabbi

The shooting of a Chabad rabbi in the Russian republic of Dagestan was likely a terrorist attack by Muslim extremists, investigators said more than...

Egypt Decides Erdogan Cannot Visit Gaza

Egypt has ditched Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s latest attempt to show his love for Hamas by visiting Gaza, the Egyptian Youm7 website...
Israeli chief negotiator Tzipi Livni, US secretary of state John Kerry and Arab Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat

Erekat: First 26 Arab Terrorist Prisoners to be Released Aug. 13

26 of the 104 Arab Palestinian prisoners will be released on Aug. 13, according to Arab negotiator Saeb Erekat

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