Meir Panim’s Tiberias Free Restaurant not only provides warm meals, but the opportunity to socialize as well.
Professor Leo Leiderman withdrew his candidacy for governor of the Bank of Israel, just two days before his election was to be announced.
Leiderman’s withdrawal comes just days after Yaakov Frankel withdrew his candidacy, after an old scandal involving a duty free in Hong Kong resurfaced.
PM Netanyahu and FM Lapid stated their regret with Leiderman’s decision.
Opposition MK Yechimovitch said that Lapid and Netanyahu need to go to the home of the former deputy governor Karnit Flug, and ask forgiveness from her, for not hiring her as the next bank governor. Flug quit 2 days ago, after she learned of Leiderman’s appointment.
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Brandeis University and Penn State Harrisburg on Wednesday announced they have withdrawn from the American Studies Association (ASA) following the ASA membership’s Dec. 15 vote to endorse a boycott of Israel. “We view the recent vote by the membership to affirm an academic boycott of Israel as a politicization of the discipline and a rebuke […]
The Israel Museum has bought more than 1,200 silver coins that were used in Persia in the 4th and 5th centuries and which includes several rare coins. Referring to a rare silver artifact called the “first Jewish coin” because of the inscription of the word “Judea” in Aramaic, the museum’s chief curator of archaeology, Chaim […]
Illegal African infiltrators continued to violate the terms of their administration detention Thursday and marched to demonstrate their demand for asylum as refugees, which is not granted to people who leave their home countries simply because they want a better standard of living. They also demanded the release of other illegal infiltrators who were arrested […]
Pope Francis will make his first official visit to Israel for only 48 hours in late May, Israel media reported Thursday. The trip is scheduled for May 25-26 and the pope reportedly will conduct mass only in Bethlehem, in the Palestinian Authority, and not in Jerusalem. He probably will probably visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust […]
“Every doctor knows that overuse of the TMJ will cause headaches.”
Al Goldstein, who launched a blatantly tasteless magazine that brought hard-core pornography more popular acceptance, died in a California nursing home on Thursday. He was 77. When he began publishing Screw magazine in 1968, he said, “We will apologize for nothing. We will uncover the entire world of sex. We will be the Consumer Reports […]
A county in Sweden is moving ahead with plans to ban the non-medical circumcision of boys, its leading elected official said. Per-Ola Mattsson, the commissioner of Blekinge County, said he will up bring up a ban on the practice with the county’s health board in February, according to a Swedish publication. Mattsson, who is also […]
A get-tough IRS policy on Americans living abroad has encouraged some Americans living abroad, including “olim” in Israel, to revoke their American citizenship, the Globes business newspaper reported. The United States taxes its citizens’ income even if they have been living abroad for years, and agrees with most banks in the world now expose all […]
British Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has called on Orthodox synagogues to ban “partnership” minyan services, where women can lead prayers and read from the Torah. “I know that you are working with our communities to find ways, within the boundaries of halacha, to make prayer, learning, leadership and involvement more meaningful for men and women […]
The testimony of a woman whose family was exterminated by the Nazi helped convinced a Bavarian town council to vote unanimously to revoke the honorary citizen that the municipality had granted Hitler in 1933. The town council of Dietramszell was deadlocked over whether to adopt the resolution revoking the honorary citizenship after the discovery of […]
Israel’s Supreme Court has suspended a Rabbinical Court (Beit Din) order that a woman in divorce proceedings allow her baby son, now one year old, to be circumcised. The woman also was ordered to pay a fine of $150 for each day the brit mila is not performed. She originally objected to circumcision because she […]
Israel Beiteinu Party Secretary MK Faina Kirschenbaum said that this was a done deal.
A Be’er Sheva area man threw a lukewarm cup of hot tea in the face of MK Ahmed Tibi on Thursday during the legislator’s appearance at a protest against the Prawer Plan that calls for legalizing thousands of Bedouin structures on state land and moving thousands of Bedouin to other communities and cities. Police arrested […]
Monaco Royal Charlotte Casiraghi and the French Jewish comedian Gad Elmaleh embraced their first son. The baby, Raphael, was born Tuesday at Princess Grace Hospital Center in Monaco, the AFP news agency reported. “Charlotte Casiraghi and Gad Elmaleh are delighted to announce the birth of their son, Raphael, born in Monaco,” said a statement from the […]
Russian president Vladimir Putin said Thursday he will sign pardon for jailed tycoon and Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky “in the nearest future,” RIA Novosti reported. Khodorkovsky’s father was Jewish and his mother was Christian. He was Russia’s richest man before his arrested in 2003 and was slated to be freed next August. “He has spent over […]
Young Israel celebrates the life of the diplomat turned wartime hero.
Up to 60,000 households lost electricity during the snow storm, and Israelis are beginning to question the lack of preparedness in advance.
The massive snow storm knocked out electricity, and shut down the main highways to Jerusalem.
At an International economic forum in Jakarta, the foreign ministers only wanted to hear how Israel can help their respective countries.
Bibi reiterated the nuclear threat the world, not just Israel, faces from Iran.
Forget Netanyahu, the media should be looking at President Peres’s budget, and what he’s been doing with it.
Israel has been has been threatening, almost explicitly, that any agreement signed with Iran will not restrict Israel from acting militarily to prevent Iran from achieving nuclear breakout.
Russia and Egypt are set to sign a major arms deal that is of similar value to the amount of aid the US had been sending to Egypt.
The soldiers were destroying the terror tunnel, inside Gaza when they were attacked.
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