Meir Panim’s Tiberias Free Restaurant not only provides warm meals, but the opportunity to socialize as well.
Posted on: September 11th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Hezbollah
President Assad may have miscalculated the effect of the term "chemical warfare" on the collective consciousness of his Iranian allies.
Posted on: September 9th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny called for a recount in Moscow’s mayoral election after missing the runoff vote cutoff by one percentage point. He is asking for a recount. Incumbent Sergei Sobyanin, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, garnered just over 51 percent of the vote in Sunday’s election to 27 percent for […]
Posted on: September 4th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
One of Russia’s most prominent gay rights activists made anti-Semitic statements on his Twitter and Facebook accounts. The tweets appeared last week on Nikolai Alexeyev’s account in connection with an article about him in OUT Magazine. Alexeyev re-tweeted comments calling the author of the article, Michael Lucas, a “Jewish pig” and “Israeli monkey,” and calling […]
Posted on: September 3rd, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
El Al has signed an agreement with GetTaxi to offer passengers discounts for GetTaxi’s cab hailing service in New York, Tel Aviv and other cities where it operates, the Globes business newspaper reported. The discount from JFK to Manhattan will take $25 off the usual fare of $60-85. The discount program also is available in […]
Posted on: August 29th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
What happened to the intelligence intercepts implicating the Syrian government in the chemical attack?
Posted on: August 28th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
An American attack could damage U.S.-Russian relations on several fronts, including Iran.
Posted on: August 27th, 2013News & Views → Global → China
Should we be a little disturbed when the Obama Administration is recruiting a veteran GW Bush hand to support its war plans?
Posted on: August 27th, 2013News & Views → Global → China
Minister Lavrov expressed outrage over the possibility of a NATO strike on Syrian chemical storage facilities without a mandate from the UN – a mandate Russia made sure would not be issued.
Posted on: August 22nd, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The recent placing of a crucifix near the Uman grave of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov was an act of “clear provocation,” said Ukraine’s Rabbi Yaakov Bleich, who called for its immediate removal. “Ukraine is not a Jewish country, and Ukrainian Jews respect Christian symbols like crosses,” Bleich told the Jewish Ukrainian news site Еvreiskiy.kiev.ua. “However, […]
Posted on: August 22nd, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe → France
But Russia and Iran have rejected the claims that Assad had deployed chemical weapons, saying the rebels are responsible.
Posted on: August 15th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
Russia will contribute up to $1 million to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation for the conservation and maintenance of the site of the former Nazi concentration camp, the Polskie Radio website reported. A statement issued by the Russian Embassy in Warsaw stated that support for the project is “a common moral duty as it serves the mission […]
Posted on: August 13th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
Russia is strengthening its presence in the Palestinian Authority with a $30 million investment in an office-commercial center in Bethlehem that will include a gymnasium and music school. The Bethlehem-based Ma’an News Agency reported that the complex will be built next to the Russian Center for Science and Culture.
Posted on: August 6th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Rabbi Artur Ovadia Isakov, the Chabad rabbi shot in a likely terrorist attack in southern Russia has been discharged from an Israeli hospital after recovering from surgery to repair his live. One or more terrorists shot him in the chest as he was getting out of his car near his home. His condition initially was […]
Posted on: August 5th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The shooting of a Chabad rabbi in the Russian republic of Dagestan was likely a terrorist attack by Muslim extremists, investigators said more than week after a local political leader, where the attempted murder occurred, stated terrorists carried out the attack. Rabbi Artur Ovadia Isakov was shot on July 25 in Derbent, in southern Russia, […]
Posted on: July 29th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Hezbollah
The Barak 8 medium-range missile is designed to intercept airborne threats, including anti-ship missiles.
Posted on: July 26th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Israel’s advanced medical care may save the life of the Chabad rabbi who was shot after midnight Wednesday near the border between Russia and Chechnya. His condition is “life-threatening,” doctors say.
Posted on: July 25th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
An Israeli medical plane is leaving in the afternoon to aid in his treatment.
Posted on: July 24th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
A European rabbinical group has created a union to include every mohel – ritual circumciser – in an effort to standardize ritual circumcision and combat attempts to ban it. Based on the model of Britain’s Initiation Society, the Union of Mohalim in Europe seeks to “unite approved mohalim across Europe under a single banner, ensuring […]
Posted on: July 9th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, who doubles as the government “Minister for the Peace Process,” traveled to Russia on Tuesday to talk with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, reportedly over Moscow’s declared intentions to follow through with the sale of S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to the Syrian regime. Her spokeswoman denied that the purpose of the visit was […]
Posted on: June 28th, 2013News & Views → Media → Arts and Entertainment
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