To mark IDC Herzliya’s 20th anniversary, we spent a day following Prof. Uriel Reichman, IDC’s founder and president, and Jonathan Davis, VP for External Relations, around its delightful campus.
Posted on: May 7th, 2013News & Views → Global
So far, Canadian government policy has focused only on Arab refugees.
Posted on: May 7th, 2013News & Views → Eye on "Palestine"
Netanyahu again plays chess, or poker, with the United States. Kerry wants a building freeze to satisfy Abbas’ conditions for resuming talks. Netanyahu reportedly agreed – but for only five weeks.
Posted on: May 7th, 2013News & Views → Eye on "Palestine"
Chinese media have reported Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s current visit as secondary news, reflecting China’s distance from the Israeli-Palestinian Authority issue. PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas is also in China, and his visit has gained slightly more attention than Netanyahu’s. The Prime Minister’s main mission is economic, and Israel’s trump card in any political dealings between […]
Posted on: May 6th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
Denmark and Finland have jumped on the bandwagon of pro-Palestinian Authority countries to update their Palestinian diplomatic missions to embassy status. The countries made a joint announcement Saturday on the sidelines of a meeting of Nordic foreign ministers in Stockholm. “We hope that the intention to give, for all practical purposes, the Palestinian Missions in […]
Posted on: May 5th, 2013News & Views → Global
Prime Minister Netanyahu is on his way to China on Sunday evening, but he won’t be the only one. PA President Mahmoud Abbas is also on his way. The two are not expected to meet – it is a big country after all. Netanyahu will be in China for 5 days to discuss economic agreements […]
Posted on: May 3rd, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Anti-Zionists have gone beyond the campaign to boycott Israel because of Jews in Judea and Samaria. Now, the Church of Scotland questions whether Jews even have a claim to Israel.
Posted on: May 2nd, 2013News & Views → Global
the global jihadi masterminds learned from the mistakes of the past, and the new style of operation, particularly for those in the non-Muslim arena, is going to be small cells, few connections, low cost munitions and high density, high profile crowds. "It's the al Suri Strategy come home to roost," Lacey told The Jewish Press.
Posted on: May 1st, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The BBC strikes again. Known for its bias against Israel, it said that a documentary claiming that man “Palestinians” of today actually are descendants of Jews did “not fit editorially.” How true.
Posted on: May 1st, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
Will Mona Seif become, like Samira Ibrahim, one whose social media activity rocketed her to a spot in the global limelight, but then caused her ignominious downfall as well?
Posted on: April 30th, 2013News & Views → Global
Obama gets ready to strike Assad. Hezbollah drags Lebanon into the war. And guess who is the most likely victim? Israel. That’s why the IDF called up 2,000 reservists for a surprise drill in the north.
Posted on: April 30th, 2013News & Views → Media → Arts and Entertainment
The Philharmonic Orchestra of Monte-Carlo will perform a “Violins of Hope” concert in Monaco featuring Several violins of Jewish Holocaust victims murdered by the Nazis The concert will be held May 5 at Monaco’s Grimaldi Forum, and the stories of their owners will be told, according to a report in the Nice, France Matain daily. The […]
Posted on: April 29th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
For the first time in the history of the Masorti movement, its rabbis performed conversions to Judaism in Portugal. The two conversions were performed in the Portuguese capital at a Beit Din rabbinical court of three judges, who recognized Juliana Fernandes da Silva and her life partner Edgard Pimentel as Jews. Though the Masorti movement […]
Posted on: April 29th, 2013News & Views → Global
Surveillance cameras were not enough to catch the Boston Marathon terrorists. The Israeli-based BriefCam firm “collapsed” an hour of video and focused on suspicious objects – and people.
Posted on: April 28th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
It took five days, but United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon finally said he “rejects” United Nations Human Rights Council official Richard Falk’s comments that cited “the American global domination project: and US-Israeli relations as provocations for the bombings. Falk, a Jewish American who has long history of accusing Israel of “war crimes” and “apartheid, […]
Posted on: April 28th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
A Dutch chief rabbi said his community was “vexed” because a farewell event for the Dutch queen was scheduled on Yom Kippur. “Jews are again faced with a reality in which they don’t belong and that is painful,” Holland’s chief interprovincial rabbi, Binyomin Jacobs, told NRC Handelsblad on April 26. On Yom Kippur, the Day […]
Posted on: April 27th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The organizers of a Thursday parade in Rome marking the World War II liberation of Italy prevented a representative from the Jewish Brigade group from speaking at the commemorative ceremony. A group of Jews and others marched under the Israeli flag and a banner of the Jewish Brigade that fought the Nazis in Italy. The […]
Posted on: April 24th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
The Chief Rabbinate of Israel has sent a letter of support to Berlin Chabad Rabbi Yehudah Teichtal, who was charged by an anti-circumcision activist for practicing the ritual of oral suction of a small amount of blood at a circumcision. The practice is widely accepted in Israel but caused controversy in the New York area […]
Posted on: April 24th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Jerusalem
“It’s a move toward confidence building and an attempt to see whether there is forward movement.”
Posted on: April 24th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The US is darned lucky. It deserves worse terror than the Boston bombing. And the root cause is the US backing Israel. Is that Iran talking? No. Just Richard Falk, the UN’s great god of human rights.
Posted on: April 23rd, 2013News & Views → Israel
Defending Israel’s legitimacy is a “huge part” of her work as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice told a Reform Judaism event Sunday evening. “It’s a huge part of my work to the United Nations,” she said at the launching of this year’s social activists’ Consultation on Conscience, organized by the Religious Action […]
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