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Former President Katsav Released From Prison

22 Kislev 5777 – December 21, 2016
The former president was released on strict parole terms. He can't supervise women, and has a 10 pm curfew for 2 years.

Vatican’s Emissary Distorts, then Maligns Israel’s ‘Muezzin Law’

The legislative initiative was defined by Abbas as a provocation which is likely to 'make the region plunge into an abyss.'

Hail Six ‘Most Dishonest Reporters of 2016’ [video]

Worst Celebrations of Special Days: AFP, which dedicated its International Women’s Day coverage to the hardships of Arab women whose husbands are held in Israeli jails.

Exhibition: The Jewish Ghetto in Postcards from Eastern Europe to Downtown Manhattan

20 Kislev 5777 – December 20, 2016
From 1880 to 1924, one third of the Jewish population of Eastern Europe left shtetls and cities for the United States, fleeing persecution and seeking economic opportunity.

Celebrities’ Celebrity: Jewish-Born Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor Dead at 99

19 Kislev 5777 – December 19, 2016
Her 1986 marriage to Prince Frederic von Anhalt entitled her to pass on as Princess von Anhalt, Duchess of Saxony.

PEW Survey: Americans Say 9/11 Was their Most Significant Event, Followed by Obama Election

16 Kislev 5777 – December 16, 2016
The perceived historic importance of the attacks on New York and the Pentagon span virtually every traditional demographic divide.

Jerusalem to Get $50 Million Arts Center

15 Kislev 5777 – December 14, 2016
The new Jerusalem center for the arts is part of a project to turn the city into a world capital of culture and the arts.

Anonymous Tip Helps Jewish Dealer’s Estate Recover Two Dutch Masters from German Auction

13 Kislev 5777 – December 13, 2016
In both cases, the sellers agreed to return the works in 'amicable discussions,' according to the Max Stern Foundation.

New Exhibition Shows Poland Using Jewish Gravestones to Build Walls, Sidewalks, Playgrounds

Numerous signs suggest the current Polish government is attempting to rewrite its role in World War II and the Holocaust.
Holocaust survivors memorial, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem.

Miraculous Family Reunion to Take Place at Yad Vashem

13 Kislev 5777 – December 12, 2016
Neither side of the family knew anyone from the other side had survived the Holocaust!

State of Ohio Approves Anti-BDS Law

The Ohio state legislature has passed a law prohibiting the state from signing contracts with BDS companies.

National Academy Bezalel Posts Image of Netanyahu with Hangman’s Noose

'It's presented as Art, right? Exchange the image for a representative of the left and it would be condemned as incitement, right? Pathetic.'

Knesset to Weigh Decriminalizing Weed as War on Drugs Authority Flips

The Drug Authority's Chief Scientist, Yossi Fisch, noted that the incidence of Marijuana serving as a "gateway drug" is "negligible, zero."

Trump’s Secy of State Expected to be ExxonMobile CEO Rex Tillerson

11 Kislev 5777 – December 10, 2016
Trump Transition Team sources say the president-elect has chosen a man like himself for Secretary of State.

Patti Smith Forgets Lines as Nobel Awarded to Bob Dylan in Absentia [video]

Also, Literature? How is Dylan getting a prize for literature when he's a songwriter? Who makes the decisions over there, the Norwegian parliament? (Yes).

Senate to Vote on Holocaust Restitution as Vienna Philharmonic Returns Looted Painting

The law allows the heirs six years to sue in US court from the day they become aware of the existence and location of the looted object.

Former Astronaut U.S. Senator John Glenn Dies at 95

9 Kislev 5777 – December 9, 2016
The first American to orbit the Earth, former astronaut John Glenn has died at 95. Rest in peace.

Major Hamas Cell Nabbed, Plotted Shooting and Abduction

9 Kislev 5777 – December 8, 2016
A joint operation carried out by Israeli security agencies nabbed a major seven-man Hamas terrorist cell, saving countless lives.

Germans Pulling Breitbart Ads

Vapiano, the German fast casual restaurant chain offering Italian food across Europe and the US, is pulling its ads because "the positions held by Breitbart.com contrast with Vapiano's values, such as openness and tolerance."

CAMERA Reports AFP Journalist Takes Active Role in Fatah Politics

Prominent Palestinian Authority Fatah politician Nasser Abu Baker is also a well-known reporter for AFP of France.

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