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Palestinians Way Under The Radar During Romney’s Israel Visit

14 Av 5772 – August 1, 2012
JERUSALEM – Mitt Romney’s policy speech in Israel covered plenty of bases: The presumptive Republican presidential candidate spoke about the status of Jerusalem, the threat of a nuclear Iran, the “tumult” of the Arab Spring and the “enduring shared values” that bedrock the U.S.-Israel relationship.
Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak (L) met U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta in Tel Aviv on Tuesday.

Panetta: US Will Consider Using Force Against Iran Nukes

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said on Wednesday that if Iran does not negotiate acceptable limits on its nuclear program, it could face U.S. military action in tended to stop it from developing a nuclear bomb.
Akiva Goldstein of Lower Merion, PA (Center). Goldstein began his stint with the IDF Paratroopers Brigade last Thursday.

US Jewish Youths Choosing Elite IDF Units over Elite Colleges

More Jewish parents no longer ask their children only to which Ivy League schools will they apply, but in which elite IDF units they want to serve.
Destruction left behind in Givat Egoz.

A Busload of Civil Administration and Border Guard Troops Demolish Two Outposts

12 Av 5772 – July 31, 2012
Around 1 AM Monday night, large Border Guard and Civilian Administration forces arrived on a bus and in several other vehicles at two outposts in Gush Talmonim in the Benjamin region. They also brought with them a tractor.

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

12 Av 5772 – July 30, 2012
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,

Special Report: Bibi Outmaneuvered Obama, Funded Settlements After Freeze

Though the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instituted an unprecedented 10 month building freeze in Judea and Samaria due to pressure by the US beginning in November 2009, an Israeli business newspaper report shows that financial support for Jewish communities leaped a whopping 38% the following year.

Israeli Government Seeking Bank to Manage Fund Spawning New Immigrant Businesses

Israel's government seeks a commercial bank to grant credit to businesses created by new immigrants and returning residents.
Haredi Neztah Yehuda Battalion recruits complete the final stages of a 40 kilometer journey with stretchers through the night, Feb. 2010.

Haredi IDF Battalion Marks 33% Increase in Recruits

Last Thursday the recruitment began at the "Netzach Yehuda" Haredi battalion of the Kfir Brigade, as more than 200 anxious ultra-Orthodox recruits arrived at the processing center. Last year, some 380 soldiers joined the regiment, and according to official data from the Department of Manpower, the current cycle will see an increase of 33% in the number of recruits.

Aide: Romney Would ‘Respect’ Israeli Decision to Take Military Action Against Iran

11 Av 5772 – July 29, 2012
Dan Senor, Mitt Romney's national security aide, spoke to reporters shortly before the Presidential hopeful was scheduled to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Senor was quoted as saying: "If Israel has to take action on its own, in order to stop Iran from developing that capability, the governor would respect that decision."

Israel Land Fund Chief: The Battle for Jerusalem Is Fierce and Desperate

As Jews around the world conduct the rituals of mourning in remembrance of the destruction of two Holy Temples in Jerusalem and the suffering of exile from the center of Jewish life, an ambitious plan and timeframe are afoot to rebuild Jerusalem and turn it once again into the pulsating heart of the Jewish world.
Lamentations at the ruins of a settlement destroyed by Civil Administration of Judea and Samaria in 2008.

Yad Yair Refugees Recite Lamentations at the Ruins of their Homes

On Saturday night, Tisha B'Av 5772, some 50 men, women and children, members of the settlement nucleus of Yad Yair, together with the Benjamin Settlers Committee and residents of Gush Talmonim, mourned the destruction of Jerusalem, and shared their private grief over the destruction of their settlement more than three years ago by the Civil Administration of Judea and Samaria.
A natural gas drill rig in the Mediterranean.

Israel to Generate 70% of Electricity from Gas by 2016, but Policymakers Lag Behind

8 Av 5772 – July 26, 2012
Recent news of a massive natural gas well have turned eyes on Israel’s struggle to adopt an energy policy in the wake of its first-time gas wealth. Trying to measure the value of energy independence against short-term profits, Israel has shown that its unexpected blessing comes with a price.
Model of the Temple on top of the Aish Yeshiva with Temple Mount in Background

“We’re Not in Lodz Ghetto Anymore” – Temple Mount Activists Fight for Jewish Rights...

A renewed outcry for “Temple consciousness” has arisen with a flurry of political, religious, and social activity.
Michael Goldstein voted for Obama in 2008

Republicans Unveiling Jewish Democrats’ Buyer’s Remorse Ads

7 Av 5772 – July 25, 2012
The multimillion-dollar advertising campaign, titled “My Buyer’s Remorse,” will be aired in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania in the coming weeks.

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.

Honorary Settler Award Given to Head of “Peace Now”

6 Av 5772 – July 24, 2012
Yariv Oppenheimer received honorary citizenship in the Shomron for his actions that resulted in 3 outposts/settlements being allowed to expand.
Has it been 4 years already? Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama lays a wreath at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, July, 2008.

Obama Campaign: President Will Visit Israel During Second Term

When pressed by reporters on Obama's perceived disfavor towards Israel – which appeared to manifest most notably in his failure to visit Israel in his first term despite coming to the region to visit Saudi Arabia and Egypt – campaign spokesman Colin Kahl said that "Being a friend of Israel shouldn't be judged by a travel itinerary...I don't think this is a serious policy difference; it's basically a distraction."

Education Minister Gideon Saar visits Hebron

Last year Minister Saar initiated a new program whereby Israeli schoolchildren would visit Hebron and Ma'arat HaMachpela, the roots of the Jewish people. Since the inception of this program, hundreds of children have visited Hebron.

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.
Israeli Minister of Tourism Stas Misezhnikov.

Bulgaria and Israel to Strengthen Strategic Cooperation on Tourism and Security

Israeli Minister of Tourism Stas Misezhnikov, together with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev, at a joint press conference held on Monday in Sofia, Bulgaria, announced that Bulgaria and Israel will strengthen strategic cooperation in the areas of tourism and security.

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