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German state of Berlin Declares Circumcision, Not Brit Milah, Legal

Berlin declares circumcision legal only if performed by a doctor. Brit Mila by a Mohel is still illegal.

What Will Get Russia to Abandon Iran? Israeli Natural Gas

In order to convince Israel it would be much better off selling its gas to India, China, South Korea and Japan, the new czar is prepared to sacrifice Iran.

German Jews to Israeli Chief Rabbi: Your Circumcision Commotion Did More Harm than Good

“We are concerned that Interior Minister Yishai didn’t think of becoming better informed about the details."

Samsung to Pay Apple More Than $1 Billion Dollars

A US Jury found Samsung guilty of patent infringment of key features of Apple's iPhone and iPad. The jury awarded Apple over $1 Billion dollars for damages ($1,049,393,540 to be exact). While in the issue of Samsung's claims against Apple, Samsung was awarded nothing.

FM Liberman Says Israeli Policy Needs a New Focus: ‘Abbas Must Go’

Israel’s problem with the Palestinians is that it has not established a clear strategy, or any strategy at all for that matter, regarding its most intimate neighbors, "and that is why we are not leading any course of action except merely responding," argued on Thursday Israel Beitenu leader and Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman.

Israel Denounces South African Decision to mandate special labels on products from Judea and...

Deputy FM, Danny Ayalon: "The changes we have witnessed in South Africa in recent years have failed to truly modify trends in the state, and it has remained an apartheid state. South Africa's apartheid policy is currently targeting the State of Israel and the miners of South Africa itself."

Modi’in Mayor Calls Recent EU Decision ‘Harmful to Israel’s Sovereignty’

Haim Bibas, Modi'in mayor: "Arab states and various organizations have tried to harm the legitimacy and sovereignty of Israel in every available forum. The EU’s decision not to include the city of Modi'in Maccabim-Re'ut as part of the free trade agreement with Israeli cities is the most recent example.”

Young Entrepreneurs from India, Brazil, and El Salvador Experience Israel for First Time

Hailing from India, El Salvador, New Zealand, Brazil, and South Africa, the participants, ranging from their early 20s to 30s, with a background in entrepreneurial work, were part of an international conference called S.E.E. Israel. Organized by Jerusalem’s Hebrew University students as part of a StandWithUs public diplomacy training program, the conference connected the international visitors with young Israeli social innovators, enterprises and organizations.

Children of Nazis and Jewish Survivors March Together Across Poland

German marcher Bäerbel Pfeiffer asked for forgiveness for her grandfather, an electrician who installed the electrified barbed wire fence at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

SEC Shuts Down $600 Million Alleged Online Ponzi, But Apparent Israeli Offshoot Still Functional

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced fraud charges and asset freeze to halt a $600 million Ponzi scheme, but the apparent Israeli offshoot is still up.

Report: Al-Qaeda Planning Massive Terror Attack on Israeli Plane

Recently there has been an increase in the warnings within the security system about possible attacks against civilian and foreign flights by terrorists affiliated with Al-Qaeda and other groups, who are working on such an attack. These efforts correspond to a promise made last year by Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah, on his plan to avenge Israel's assassination of the head of his organization's military wing, Imad Mughniyah, and Israel's elimination of nuclear scientists in Iran.

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini Accepts Israeli Invitation, Defying South Africa’s Policy

Earlier this week, King Goodwill Zwelithini of Zulu accepted the invitation from Israel’s ambassador to South Africa, Dov Segev-Steinberg, to visit Israel early next year, according to the Israeli embassy in Pretoria, despite his government discouraging such visits. The king is a staunch enemy of Inkosi Mangosuthu Buthelezi, a Zulu politician who founded the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP).

Survey Finds Opening for Israeli Advocacy in Non-Western Countries

A BBC Sponsored Public Opinion Survey by the Globespan group asked 24,090 people from 16 countries to rate countries from “mostly negative” to “mostly positive” on a scale.

Toronto Government Approves Rally to Eliminate Israel Inspired by Ayatollah Khomeini

An Islamic group's request to mark International Al-Quds Day on Aug. 18 has been approved by the Ontario Legislature.

Israeli Innovation Could Make Water Drinkable in Africa

Desalination plants for the most part are extremely costly for less-developed nations, as they use enormous amounts of electricity and are location-sensitive. But thanks to a recent Israeli discovery, the desalination system may become much more affordable in areas like Africa and the Middle East.

Rocket Shelled Ashkelon Marked as Den of Apartheid by Sacramento Israel Haters, May Lose...

The battle is being waged on the internet and phone lines, in the lead-up to a Sacramento City Council meeting on the topic which will take place on August 14.

British Judge Permits 10 Year-Old Jewish Girl to Convert to Christianity

The Decision comes after the girl's mother applied for a court order in November 2011 to prevent her ex-husband from having the girl baptized.

Palestinians Plan to Outmaneuver Israel, the US, in Next Bid for UN Statehood

The Palestinian Authority will likely bid in September to become a UN “non-member observer state.” A document prepared by the PLO’s negotiations support unit, says both Israel and the U.S. have an arsenal of punitive measures at their disposal. It says the U.S. could close the PLO mission in Washington, suspend aid to the Palestinians or withhold contributions to any UN agency the Palestinians try to join. The Arab League last month gave Abbas its backing for a new General Assembly bid, but did not specifically recommend its timing.

Indian Police: Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Behind Attack on Israeli Diplomat

The Delhi Police investigation report states that the suspects began planning the attacks on Israeli diplomats in India and other countries in January 2011, with the help of a local Indian journalist named Syed Mohammad Ahmad Kazmi. The report revealed that Kazmi had established relations with the individuals - and by extension the IRGC - almost 10 years prior to the attacks,

The Advent of Hitler in India

Hitler’s Mein Kampf is available in almost all Indian languages, but the only book on the Holocaust in India’s national language, Hindi, is an FAQ about the Holocaust published by Yad Vashem. Dr. Navras Jaat Aafreedi has worked and continues to work in spreading accurate information about Judaism and the Holocaust in India.

Magen David Adom Races To Bulgaria

“Wherever there are Israelis in trouble…we are there to help them,” said Yoni Yagodovsky, a spokesman for Israel’s Magen David Adom (MDA), told The Jewish Press.

US Jewish Federations to Drop ‘Zionism’ from their Global Plans

The Jewish Federations of North America last week rejected the inclusion of the term "Zionism" in a major system-wide planning document.

Global Minute of Silence to Be Held on Day of Olympic Opening Ceremony

The worldwide event will take place at 11 AM London time (1 PM Jerusalem, 6 AM New York) on the morning of the opening ceremony, Friday, July 27.

Israel Tightening Security Measures At Home And Abroad

JERUSALEM – Israel’s global intelligence apparatus is being stretched thin as Iranian- controlled Hizbullah terror squads and pro-Assad Syrian chemical warfare teams are threatening to attack more Israeli citizens abroad and within Israel itself.

Israeli and Pakistani News Agencies Collaborate in Media Venture

Director of Tazpit News Agency, Amotz Eyal, stated that the collaboration between Tazpit News Agency and the Weekly Press Pakistan has, for the first time, exposed millions to news and balanced information coming from Israel.

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