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US Issues First Visas to Same-Sex Israeli Couples

3 Elul 5773 – August 9, 2013
The American embassy in Tel Aviv issued its first derivative visas to same-sex Israeli couples. The derivative visa allows the applicant to receive a visa...

Kahneman Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Obama awarded Daniel Kahneman, a Princeton psychologist known for his application of psychology to economic analysis, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The White House...

US: Negotiations Resume Wednesday, ‘Outpost’ Construction Illegitimate

To remind you, the first release of Palestinian prisoners with Jewish blood on their hands is scheduled for Tuesday, on the eve of the talks in Jerusalem.

Kerry Briefs Jewish ‘Leaders’ (Cheerleaders?) on MidEast Talks

Secretary of State John Kerry met with what the Jewish Telegraph Agency described as "Jewish leaders" to "brief" them on the resumption of Israeli-Arab...

Three Charged in Paintball Guns Attack on Hassidic Jew in New York

Racial tensions in the New York town of Ramapo, near Monsey, flared Wednesday when two men and a women were arrested for firing a...

IDF Re-Opens Eilat Airport Departures after Scare Warning

3 Elul 5773 – August 8, 2013
The IDF allowed departing flights to take off from Eilat's international airport Thursday night after ordering it closed for two hours, without any explanation...

Israeli Firm Plans Gas Pipelines to Turkey, other Mideast Nations

An Israeli energy company has announced plans to export natural gas via pipelines through Turkey and other countries in the Middle East. The Delek Group,...

PA Fails to Stop Terror; IDF Arrests Islamic Jihad Leader in Jenin

The Palestinian Authority again has failed to reign in terror and left the “dirty work” for the IDF, which arrested an Islamic Jihad leader...

Shekel-Dollar Rate Sinks Below 3.53

The American dollar’s worldwide weakness helped drive down the shekel-dollar rate to below 3.53 shekels to the dollar Thursday, the lowest level since September...

Want a Tzohar Rabbi for the Wedding? Avoid Petach Tikvah

The Religious Council of Petach Tikvah, located next to Tel Aviv, is generally known to give problems for couple wanting to get married by...

Netanyahu Gambles Again, Refuses to Sign New Agreements with EU

If the Prime Minister gets his way and the European Union blinks first, he could be riding high in the saddle again. If Netanyahu blinks first, he'd better run for his life.

Excellent News from Peace Now

Thanks to Peace Now, we now know that there will be 1000 more homes available for Jewish families in Judea and Samaria. It's a start.

IDF Closes Eilat Airport to Arriving Planes

The IDF has ordered the immediate closure of the Eilat Airport to incoming flights but is allowing planes to leave. The military did not explain...

Hamas to Celebrate End of Ramadan with Mass Public Executions

There's no better way to celebrate the end Ramadan than with mass executions, or at least that's what Hamas believes.

Hezbollah Claims It Ambushed Four IDF Soldiers

The IDF reported Wednesday that four soldiers were wounded at the Lebanese border in “operational activity.” No names, No location. No nothing. Now Hezbollah says, “We did it.” IDF replies: Comment.

Cantor to Lead Tour of GOP Lawmakers to Israel

Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the Republican majority leader in the House of Representatives, will lead 26 GOP lawmakers next week  on a tour of...

Israel Gives up ‘HaTikvah’ Anthem for the Sake of Peres’ Peace

Israel has made another concession, without even being asked. The PA anthem was sung in Bethlehem for the Barcelona soccer team during its Peres-sponsored visit, but HaTikvah was ditched in Tel Aviv.

Would You Eat a Kosher, Lab-Grown Cheeseburger?

It’s not enough that kosher ersatz bacon is on the market. Now it’s kosher cheeseburgers, from “meat” grown in a lab, waiting for the cheese. The lab-grown burger cost only $325,000 to make. Two to go?

‘What’s Bad for Haredim is Bad for Universities’ says Haredi MK

Haredi Knesset Member Moshe Gafni said he doesn’t mind if yeshivas are monitored to make sure those enrolled are learning so long as universities...

Haredi Man asks Woman to Move to Back of Bus, Gets Punched in Face...

On a Jerusalem bus driving in Givat Shaul on Kanfei Nesharim street, a Haredi man asked a secular woman to move to the back...

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