As Purim approaches, thousands of Israeli children and families grapple with poverty
Posted on: September 24th, 2012News & Views → Media
In his Sunday interview with CBS 60 Minutes, President Barack Obama referred to Prime Minister Netanyahu's relentless pressure regarding the Iranian nuclear threat as "noise" that must be ignored in order for the president to be able to focus on American interests. He also referred to Israel as "one of our closest allies in the region." That's two snubs in one interview (Remember when we used to be THE closest ally?).
Posted on: September 23rd, 2012News & Views → Eye on "Palestine"
The Al-Aqsa Institute said that Israel invented new methods to Judaize Islamic holy relics in Jerusalem.
Posted on: September 21st, 2012News & Views → Islamists
The ad, which cost some $70,000, aired on approximately seven different television markets in Pakistan, according to U.S. State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland. The statement includes clips of the President saying, "Since our founding, the United States has been a nation of respect – that respects all faiths. We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others.” But he wouldn't mention the name of the offending video. (Watch apology clip)
Posted on: September 20th, 2012News & Views → Middle East → Iran
Secure America Now is the organization behind the thirty second ad which shows Netanyahu talking about the over-arching foreign policy issue of our time.
Posted on: September 20th, 2012News & Views → Israel
Satellite broadcaster YES announced Wednesday that CNN broadcasts will no longer be available after December 31.
Posted on: September 19th, 2012News & Views → Global → Europe
A group called Pro Deutschland is planning to stage a public showing of the anti-Islam film, which has been the focus of huge protests and violent attacks on American and Western diplomatic missions across the Muslim world over the past week. Pro Deutschland, which only numbers a few hundred members, appears to be putting Chancellor Angela Merkel on the spot, having to choose between civil rights and public order.
Posted on: September 16th, 2012News & Views → Media
As demands of reader participation go, this one was pretty high. You were supposed to share with us your real hopes for the new year, in an effort to impress God with our appeals as a group and—as a group—receive better attention. There is a Jewish concept of “The king’s glory is intensified by the size of His assembly,” meaning that in approaching God, the bigger the crowd, the better. But it had to be real, it had to be sincere. Here are a few of my favorites…
Posted on: September 16th, 2012News & Views → Media
Posted on: September 14th, 2012News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
Hadassa Margolis is considering moving out of Beit Shemesh.
Posted on: September 13th, 2012News & Views → Islamists
A casting call published in July 2011 in Backstage magazine and in other publications listed the movie title as "Desert Warrior," and presented it as an "historical Arabian Desert adventure film." An actress in the film who asked not to be identified said the original script did not include a character named Prophet Muhammad.
Posted on: September 12th, 2012News & Views → Media
"Politically conservative Jewish students on campus were being treated like outcasts, even within the traditional Jewish campus organizations."
Posted on: September 12th, 2012News & Views → Global
Nepal and Israel issued joint commemorative stamps to mark 52 years of friendly relations between the two countries last week. The stamps showcase the highest and lowest peaks in the world which are found in both countries: Israel’s Dead Sea which is 422 meters below sea level and Nepal’s Mount Everest, at 8,848 meters above sea level.
Posted on: September 12th, 2012News & Views → Islamists
Sam Bacile, whose You Tube video trailer shows the Prophet Muhammad as a skirt chaser who favors the sexual exploitation of children, says unabashedly that he was looking to convey a message, and hopes his video will help Israel by showing the "true face of Islam." The message, apparently, has been received, loud and clear, with a reaction that so far includes to the death of U.S. consulate worker in Libya and a riot in front of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo.
Posted on: September 11th, 2012News & Views → Global
There is no scientific equation to determine what is hatred, but a Facebook picture of a smiling Anne Frank surrounded by the caption, "What's that burning? Oh it's my family" is an easy one. So is a Facebook picture of a baby on a scale emblazoned with a Jewish Star, where the bottom of the scale is a meat grinder with raw ground meat (presumably, a baby's) oozing out.
Posted on: August 31st, 2012News & Views → Media
It’s been more than six years that attorney Dov Weisglass, Ariel Sharon's chief of staff and one of his closest confidants, is convinced that what caused Sharon’s collapse, in addition to the blood thinning drugs he was taking at the time, was a broadcast on Channel 10 Television the night before, about corruption investigations against the prime minister.
Posted on: August 29th, 2012News & Views → Israel
If we would examine several reality shows in the context of human experiments, it’s doubtful if it were permitted under the Helsinki Declaration."
Posted on: August 23rd, 2012News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
Here’s the new method for combating modesty problems: on posters that were displayed publicly on Wednesday in Beitar Illit, Israel, signed by the Committee for the Purity of our Camp, a woman’s picture appeared including her full name and the ‘fact’ that she had gotten married not in accordance with halacha (Jewish law).
Posted on: August 22nd, 2012News & Views → Media
"Kosher Near Me" is a smartphone software application ("app") that will allow you to find kosher food pretty much wherever you are.
Posted on: August 21st, 2012News & Views → Israel
The new, renovated Scientology Center opened in Tel Aviv. IDF Radio interviewed a man who said his family fell apart when his wife joined the Church of Scientology.
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