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UN Security Council Condemns Attacks on Israeli Diplomats

The Security Council statement, read to the media, "condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack in New Delhi, India, aimed at Israel's diplomatic...

Chief Military Rabbi: Religious Soldiers Do Not Have to Hear Female Singers at IDF...

On the heels of the Supreme Court's annulment of the Tal Law, and following weeks of harsh debates over the coerced participation of religious soldiers in IDF sponsored concerts with women singers, the IDF Chief Rabbi admitted Thursday that despite his liberal ruling on the matter, soldiers should be allowed to avoid entertainment they find religiously problematic.

No Kosher Food at Malta Jewish Conference

At least it took a while, since somehow the organizers of this 4-day event for 120 European Jewish young professionals didn't realize they would all insist on eating kosher food. In Malta? It took a few heroic feats to straighten out that one…

Oscars to Sacha Baron Cohen: Stay Home

If they ban him, does he not bleed, at least a little, on the inside? The Oscar folks appear to have had it up to here with the loveable, although as lowbrow as they come, British-Jewish star. Or maybe it was all his own idea. You figure it out.

Iran to SC: Blame Israel for Absolutely Everything

On occasion it's nice to read good things about one's country, reflected through the eyes of a sworn enemy. If half of what Iran's UN ambassador Mohammad Khazaee told the UN Security Council about Israeli covert operations, cyber warfare, psychological war and assassination of nuclear scientists is true, then we should sleep quietly tonight…

VIDEO: Yeshiva Student Lynchmobbed

On the face of it, it sounds like Arab on Jew violence, but we'll learn more once the police report is made. Meanwhile, if you're visiting the snowy Hermon site in your yeshiva outfit, better bring along someone who can protect you.

Egyptian Court Says New Parliament Unconstitutional

Al-Ahram reports that the Supreme Administrative Court (SAC) on Monday referred several articles of the law governing parliamentary polls to the State Council, the...

Jews, Mormons, Happiest, Atheists Grumpiest: Gallup

Assuming 676,000 Gallup survey participants can't be wrong, it's now official: don your best yarmulke, tighten that lovely tichel, pour on those blintzes, kreplach and ponchikes, and trek out to hear the Torah reading every Shabbes – cuz that'll make you the happiest man or woman in America. Unless you belong to LDS, that works, too, apparently…

US: Israeli Settlements Not Constructive for Peace

According to FOCUS Information Agency, the United States said Wednesday that Israel's settlement activity was not "constructive" for Middle East peace after a committee...

Report: Armored Brigade Commander Prevented Military Rabbi from Speaking at Official Ceremony

The website kipa.co.il reports that Col. Lior Hochman, Commander of the 460 Armored Corps Brigade, prohibited the brigade rabbi from speaking at a military...

Israel Approves 695 New Housing Units in Sister Settlements Shilo and Shvut Rachel

Two settlements in Samaria will be celebrating a modest expansion with Wednesday's decision to add nearly 700 housing units to an area where so much Jewish blood has been spilled. Now wait for it… wait for it… international condemnations!

Israel, UN, Worried about Growing Hizbollah Base in West Africa

Israel's Ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor warned the UN Security Council Tuesday that Hizbollah was increasing its power base in western Africa. UN...

Journalist: Secular Fear of Haredim Drove Court’s Rule on Service Deferments

Journalist and radio host Israel Gelis offers the Haredi point of view on the Supreme Court's decision to kill the Tal Law, which served as a moderate avenue for Haredim to join modern Israeli society, while holding on to their unique values.

Jews Up in Arms over Revisionist Israeli Historian’s Visit to Fresno State

Ilan Pappé is one of Israel's "New Historians" who blame the state's founders of committing a well planned ethnic cleansing to drive the Arabs out of the promised land. Now three California state schools are featuring his lectures and the local Jewish community is not amused.

Mets First Win of 2012 Is Over Kosher Dogs

Brooklyn Federal Judge Jack Weinstein ruled that the NY Mets have the right to restrict Kosher Sports Inc. from selling their products on the Jewish Sabbath, citing a contract between the two entities that does not explicitly guarantee weekend sales

Iran Blocks Access to Nuke Facilities, IAEA Leaves

According to news agencies, after two days of talks on Iran’s nuclear program, UN nuclear experts have left Tehran without reaching a deal, adding...

King Abdullah II to US Jews: Peace Delay Israel’s Fault

The Jordinian state news agency Petra says His Majesty King Abdullah II told a delegation of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish...

Azerbaijan Arrests Iranian Terror Cell

Azerbaijan's security agency said Tuesday it arrested a suspected terrorist group working for Iran. This is the second such claim this year, as tensions...

Israel’s Supreme Court Dismisses Law Absolving Yeshiva Students from Army

A majority of Israel's Supreme Court judges on Tuesday accepted petitions against the Tal Law, which provides an exemption from military service to yeshiva...

State Relents, Khader Adnan Ends 65-day Hunger Strike

Ranking Islamic Jihad official Khader Adnan has ended his 65-day hunger strike after the State Prosecutor announced that under current circumstances, it would not...

Jewish Group Visiting Temple Mount Pelted with Rocks, Shoes

Rocks and shoes were hurled from a mosque as police escorted a Jewish group that was visiting the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. One police officer...

Court clears Orthodox Jew for not carrying ID on Sabbath

(JTA) -- An Orthodox Jew was found not guilty by a Hague appeals court of failing to produce an ID card on the Sabbath. The man...

Americans Rank Iran as Top US Enemy

According to a Gallup poll released Monday, Americans rank Iran as the US'  top enemy. The poll, which was conducted February 2-5, asked: "What one...

Iran Military Chief: We Will Take Preemptive Action if Threatened

The deputy chief of Iran's armed forces said that Iran would take pre-emptive action against its enemies if it felt its national interests were...

IDF Thwarts Major Terror Attack on Israel-Egypt Border

The IDF and Israel Police uncovered a powerful explosive device overnight while on an anti-smuggling operation. According to the IDF Spokesperson, "Israeli forces that were...

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