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Chabad Emissary Held at Ben-Gurion; Police Crack Down on ‘Right Wing Publication’

Chabad emissary Rabbi Hanan Herbst returned with his wife and children Thursday morning from half a year of outreach work in India and was arrested at Ben-Gurion airport in Lod. Herbst learned that the investigation concerned the publication of articles supposedly calling for violence, in “HaKol HaYehudi” ("The Jewish Voice") more than a year ago.

Romney Courting Evangelicals at Falwell’s Liberty University

The Daily Caller reports that Governor Mitt Romney is quickly consolidating the Republican base to support him in November. His speech this weekend at...

Netanyahu’s Cabinet to Legalize Ulpana Hill Neighborhood

Israel's Cabinet will meet in a special session to discuss legalizing the Ulpana Hill Neighborhood in Judea and Samaria, in response to a Supreme...

IDF Intelligence Chief: Instability Changes Our Military Options

The regional instability has changed Israel's security outlook in a number of ways, said Chief Intelligence Officer Brigadier General Ariel Karo, most notably in recent months in the Sinai Peninsula. Moreover, he said, the nature of the IDF's enemies is not always entirely clear, with the lines between military and terrorist groups blurred.

Video: Five to Eight UFOs in Israel’s Sky Wednesday Night

Moti Gaber, a resident of Kfar Yonah, a suburb of Netanya, Israel, was coming home with his son Wednesday night around 8:00 from the Lag Ba'Omer festivities, when he saw something quite literally out of this world.

Celebrity hairstylist Vidal Sassoon, 84

Celebrity hairstylist Vidal Sassoon, who was committed to fighting anti-Semitism and fought in Israel's War of Independence, has died. Sassoon died Wednesday in his Los...

House Overwhelmingly Passes Enhanced Israel Cooperation Bill, Ron Paul Votes Against

The United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012 passed by a vote of 411-2. In addition to expanding military cooperation between the two countries, the legislation states that it will be U.S. policy to provide Israel with essential military capabilities to preserve its qualitative military edge in the region.

Israel Marks Record 345,000 Visitors in April

Some 354,000 visitors arrived in Israel in April 2012, 19% more than in April 2011 and 12% more than in April 2010, Israel’s record...

EU’s Ashton Briefs Netanyahu on Iran Talks, PM: ‘Iran Playing for Time’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton that Iran must agree to halt all uranium enrichment in upcoming talks. Ashton...

Bomb Plotter Was U.S. Informer, Al Qaeda Renewing Efforts against US

The WSJ today reported that the bomber whose plot to blow up a jetliner was foiled was a double agent, providing "vital information" to...

Peres to Canada’s Harper: You are “Extraordinary Friend” of Israel

Israeli President Shimon Peres praised Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper for his support of Israel during his 5-day state visit beginning on Monday. “I sense...

Revolutionary Israeli Co Signs $8 Million Packaging Deal with Pepsi

Oplon Pure Science, a Rehovot-based developer of anti-bacterial polymer sheets for packaging, has signed an $8 million contract with the Pepsi Corporation to supply...

Israeli Doctor: Over-the-Counter Drugs Could Raise Blood Pressure

Chemical components in anti-inflammatory pain relievers, antibiotics, contraceptives and anti-depressants may increase the risk of heart attack or stroke, according to Dr. Ehud Grossman...

Maurice Sendak, 83, Where the Wild Things Are

Maurice Sendak, winner of numerous literary awards for children’s book writing and illustration, and author of classic children’s book Where the Wild Things Are,...

North Carolina Bans Gay Marriage

North Carolina approved a constitutional amendment on Tuesday defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman, eliminating the possibility of same-sex...

Poll: 44% Support Kadima Entering the Coalition, But Only 5% Support Mofaz

More Israelis support the unexpected pact between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Kadima Chairman Shaul Mofaz than reject it, according to a News 10...

Moody’s Downgrades Israeli Banks’ Outlook to Negative

The Moody's credit rating agency lowered its outlook for the credit rating of Israel's banking system from stable to "negative," due to the economic...

Egyptian Officers Shot Dead in North Sinai

Ma'an reports than Egyptian authorities have discovered the body of an army officer who had been shot dead in the northern Sinai late Monday. Military...

Soviet Union Financed African American ‘Freedomways’ Magazine: FBI Archive

Accuracy in Media reported that newly declassified documents from Operation SOLO, an FBI program to infiltrate the Communist Party of the United States, reveal...

IAEA Expert Killed in Road Accident in Iran

An International Atomic Energy Agency expert lost his life in a road accident in Iran on Tuesday, the Iranian Mehr News Agency reported. According to...

ICG: Current Peace Process Based on Delusions, Will Never Bring Peace

A report titled "The Emperor Has No Clothes: Palestinians and the End of the Peace Process" was issued this week by the International Crisis Group, asking: "Does anybody still believe in the Middle East Peace Process?" It claims the current process, even if it yields some local progress, "will not bring about a durable and lasting peace.

Biden: Israel Shouldn’t Rely on the U.S. for Its Security

Speaking at the annual convention of the Conservative movement's Rabbinical Assembly in Atlanta on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden made the case that Obama's strategies regarding the Iranian nuclear program have worked, but said the decision to strike must be Israel's. "I would not contract out my security to anybody, even a loyal, loyal, loyal friend like the United States," Biden said.

Lawmakers Demand Probe of Palestinian fund

Reps. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) and Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday asked the General Accountability Office's comptroller general to probe what U.S....

Hebron Jew Arrested for Refusing to Sign Own Restraining Order

A Hebron resident summoned for routine interrogation was asked to sign a restraining order banning him from Mitzpe Avichai, an outpost of Kiryat Arba-Hebron....

Civil Administration Coordinates Transport of Arab Boy With Kidney Failure to Boston Hospital

The Civil Administration arranged for the transport of Yehia, an Arab boy from Bethlehem, to be treated at a hospital in Boston where he...

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