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Outgoing Israeli Ambassador Synthesized Training As Historian, Role As Diplomat

WASHINGTON – Michael Oren was deep inside the State Department, relaxed and taking on all comers: He had the facts on his side. It was 2004 and the department was reviewing newly declassified National Security Agency evidence reinforcing Israel’s longstanding claim that its 1967 air attack on the USS Liberty spy ship was a mistake. The attack killed 34 American personnel.

Deep in Syrian Quagmire, Rohani Brings Back Zionist Bashing

Rohani said the reason Israel is not bombing Iran is not because it doesn't want to, but because it fears Tehran's retaliation.

Netanyahu: Israel Will Not Accept Foreign Directives on Borders

The Knesset Eretz Israel lobby called on the government to refrain from entering any agreements with the EU.

Jews Sue Police for Barring Them from Temple Mount on Tisha B’Av

The Babylonians and Romans destroyed the Holy Temples long ago. Since 1967, the site of the ruins returned to Jews, but Muslims have de facto rule. Police barred Jewish entry on Tisha B’Av and now face a lawsuit

EU Directive to Humiliate Israel on East Jerusalem and Settlements

The new EU directive, effective Friday, demands that all deals with Israel exclude disputed territories.

Rabbi Eliyahu Ignores A-G’s Ruling Him Out as Chief Rabbi

Attorney General Weinstein told Tzfat Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu that the courts probably would not allow him to be Chief Sephardi Rabbi have not dissuaded...

Bottle of Cologne Stands in Way of Frenkel as Bank Governor

An alleged shoplifting incident in Hong Kong in 2006 has become a major issue over whether Yaakov Frenkel will return to his former post...

Freedom of Religion on Temple Mount – Except for Jews (Video)

Jerusalem police allow Arabs to keep Jews from entering the Temple Mount, just like they used to allow Haredim to keep women away from the Kotel – until it was not politically correct.

Lapid Changes His Stripes and Tells Middle Class to be Patient

It’s amazing how an election victory can change the stripes of a tiger, namely Yair Lapid. The sensation of Israeli politics who campaigned on...

Shas Finally Selects Chief Rabbi Candidate

After much jockeying and infighting, it appears that Shas has finally chosen its candidate for Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Israel. Among the candidates were...

New Christian Israeli-Arab Party Fed Up with Anti-Zionist Arabs

Arab MK Zoabi calls Israel a Nazi-Apartheid state. MP TIbi says a suicide bomber is a martyr, not a terrorist. And Christian Arab Bashara Shlayan, fed up with them, is forming a pro-Zionist Arab party.

New Israeli Ambassador To U.S. Known For Closeness To Netanyahu

WASHINGTON – Ron Dermer laced his address to the 2009 American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference with “I was with him when.”

Ari Harow to Return as Netanyahu’s Chief of Staff

American born Ari Harow, PM Netanyahu's former Bureau Chief, will be returning to politics, this time as Netanyahu's Chief of Staff. Harow was born in...

Jewish Home, Likud Bill to Limit Foreign Entities’ NGO Donations

An Israeli organization will receive no more than $5,500 from a donor that denies the right of Israel to exist.

Netanyahu Names American Immigrant Ron Dermer Ambassador to US

Outgoing Israeli Ambassador to the US Michael Oren was the only American to hold the post – until Tuesday. Netanyahu has appointed Ron Dermer, a close aide, to take over the job.

What 4th Amendment? Israeli Cops to Enter Noisy Apts. without Warrant

Israel's police receives 286 thousand noise complaints a year.

Meretz: Homeland Security Lied to Knesset on ‘Anonymous’ Prisoners

Meretz Chairwoman MK Zahava Gal'on condemned "the government's culture of lies."

Government Approves ‘Equal Burden’ Bill Enlisting Haredim

According to the new bill, beginning in 2017, every young Jew over the age of 18 will be obligated to join the army.

Jewish Home Minister Forces Apartment Buying During ‘9-Days’

As of Sunday, apartment buyers in Jerusalem to receive govt. slightly reduced grants, from $19-26 thousand.

MK Feiglin: IDF Radio an Anti-Democratic Idea (Video)

"We've become an army that has a state, rather than a state that has an army, which is not a good thing!"

Kerry Leaves without a Date for Talks, but Says Progress Is at Hand

Netanyahu told his cabinet that any agreement would be brought to a vote of the people.

Kerry and Netanyahu Met Saturday Night, Breakthrough Unlikely

Netanyahu may agree to the Palestinians' preconditions, but only if he would be able to deliver them gradually.

Ron Dermer to be Appointed Israel’s Ambassador to U.S.

Rumors first emerged in December that Dermer would be appointed Ambassador, this time it appears it might happen.

Senior PA Official: We’ll Meet Netanyahu Halfway

"If Netanyahu really believes in the two-state solution, we are ready to resume negotiations tomorrow."

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