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Casspi to Sign with Houston Rockets for $2 Million

1 Av 5773 – July 7, 2013
Omri Casspi, the first Israeli-born player to join the NBA, has agreed to a two-year, $2 million contract with the Houston Rockets. Casspi, 25, who...

Million-Year-Old Cave Found in Shomron

A million-year-old cave was discovered in western Samaria during work to move the security fence nearer the Jewish community of Tzofim, located east of...

Caesarstone Leads ‘Consumer Reports’ Kitchen Countertops Survey

The Consumer Reports magazine rates the synthetic quartz countertops made by Israel’s kibbutz-based Caesarstone Sdot Yam Ltd. the best of 14 materials that were...

669 Rescues Downed F-16 Pilots (Video)

Following an F-16 crash, the IDF special rescue unit 669 pulls out the flight crew from the Mediterranean ocean.

IDF Orders Soldiers to ‘Respect’ Muslim Ramadan

Soldiers were particularly admonished to be respectful of Muslims at crossings through the security fence in Judea and Samaria.

F-16 Breaks Up in Mid-Air near Gaza, Pilot and Navigator Rescued

Drama off the Gaza coast: The pilot and navigator of an F-16i training jet were rescued from sea one after after their plane's engine died and broke up on Sunday.

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)

27 Tammuz 5773 – July 5, 2013
"We've become an army that has a state, rather than a state that has an army, which is not a good thing!"

UPDATED: Rockets Launched at Eilat

27 Tammuz 5773 – July 4, 2013
Security forces are checking the source of three loud explosion that were heard throughout the entire city of Eilat. Initial reports now say that 2...

July 4, Day of Operation Entebbe, Israel Upgrades Uganda Airport

July 4 is not only US Independence Day. It also is the anniversary of Operation Entebbe. An Israeli firm this week won a contract to return to Entebbe, ironically to upgrade its systems and security.

Egyptian Woman Wrestler Who Bit Israeli Opponent Suspended

An Egyptian wrestler who bit her Israeli opponent during competition was suspended by wrestling’s international body. Enas Moustafa Youssef Khourshid  was “immediately suspended” by the...

Palestinian Authority: Kerry to Resume PA-Israel Talks in 9 Months

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is at it again, forecasting for the 16th time this year that Israel and the Palestinian Authority will...

Auctioned Modigliani Painting Most Expensive Ever Sold in Israel

A painting by Italian Jewish artist Amedeo Modigliani sold at auction in Jerusalem for $8.6 million, despite not actually being in the country. It is...

Foreign Ministry Strike Strands South Floridians

26 Tammuz 5773 – July 3, 2013
The strike at the Foreign Ministry and its consulates worldwide has left hundreds people stranded, including several from South Florida. “All I really need is...

Samsung Buys Israeli Web TV Startup Boxee

Samsung acquired the Israeli streaming media startup Boxee for $30 million. The Israeli business site The Marker reported the acquisition by the Korean electronics giant...

Soviet Tank Found Buried in Holon

Archaeologists don’t have to go back too far to understand this discovery – a Russian-made tank. The question remains why it was discarded and buried underground until excavations for a drainage system unearthed it.

IDF, Egyptian Army and Hamas on High Alert at Borders

The Israeli and Egyptian armies and the Hamas regime in Gaza are on high alert at Sinai and Gaza borders and near smuggling tunnels,...

New Documents Spark Debate Over Yom Kippur War

Newly declassified documents have reignited the debate over whether a chance to avoid the 1973 Yom Kippur War was squandered.

Facing Possible Draft And Reduced Subsidies, Israel’s Haredim Respond With Prayer

JERUSALEM – The large white poster is topped by a screaming headline written in large black letters: “Hell.” Posted on a wall in Jerusalem’s haredi Meah Shearim neighborhood, the sign describes a development that threatens the community with “extinction” and “makes all living hearts tremble.”

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