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Dov Weisglass Knows What Caused Sharon’s Stroke

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.

Israel’s Medical Association: ‘Reality Shows Worse than Experiments On Human Beings’

If we would examine several reality shows in the context of human experiments, it’s doubtful if it were permitted under the Helsinki Declaration."

Facebook Pictures Provide New ‘Ammunition’ for the Committee to Preserve Purity

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).

Hungry on the Road? Your Smart Phone Knows the Best Kosher Places

"Kosher Near Me" is a smartphone software application ("app") that will allow you to find kosher food pretty much wherever you are.

Victim of Scientology Recites his Plight as Church’s New Tel-Aviv Center Is Inaugurated

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.

‘Big Bang’ Star Mayim Bialik Nearly Loses Thumb in Car Accident, Gets Artscroll Siddur...

Mayim Bialik sustained serious injuries in a car accident in Los Angeles Wednesday afternoon.

Jewish Fringe Hit Couple to Star in Audrey Tautou Film (Video)

The actors, best known for their work in the prologue to the Coen brothers’ Oscar-nominated “A Serious Man”, will complete their Festival run before filming begins.

New Yorker Cartoonist, Liza Donnelly Brings Cartoon World to Israel

Donnelly: “It was actually an Israeli cartoonist, Nurit Karlin, who made me think that I could draw for The New Yorker. I saw her work published in the magazine in the early 1970s—she was the only woman working as a cartoonist at The New Yorker at the time.”

Is Sheldon Adelson Destroying Israel’s Newspapers?

Sheldon Adelson is shopping for a new printing house for his paper, while other Israel newspapers are laying off dozens in the wake of Yisrael Hayom's market takeover.

White House Mum on NIE Iran Report, But Gulf States Are Urged to Get...

A reporter mentioned to White House Spokesman Jay Carney yesterday's scoop in Ha'aretz, which cited Western diplomats and high level Israeli officials about the special National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Iran's nuclear program submitted recently to President Obama, which is almost a word for word copy of the Israeli intelligence assessment. But State Dept. Spokesman Patrick Ventrell confirmed that the U.S. is concerned with the possibility of Iran attacking its Gulf neighbors.

Israeli Media ‘Crucifying’ Windsurfer who Said ‘Shma Israel’ and Lost

She told an Israeli reporter about her plans: "I get on the surfboard, say 'Shma Israel, Hashem Elokeino Hashem Echad' and I go to war."

YouTube Removes Hundreds of Videos in Response to New Report on Online Anti-Semitism

The Online Hate Prevention Institute on Wednesday released a report documenting extensive anti-Semitism and racial hatred on YouTube, prompting the popular video-sharing website to close the account of the most egregious culprit.

Fun Video: White House Press Secretary Carney Unable to Utter the Name ‘Jerusalem’

WH Press Secretary James Carney was asked by a reporter which city is recognized by the U.S. as the official capital of Israel.

7 Years Later to the Day, Gush Katif Foulmouthed Policeman Removed – Again

Shacham has become the face of the Gush Katif evacuation with a highly watched video in which he is depicted using the most vile and violent language.

Global Minute of Silence to Be Held on Day of Olympic Opening Ceremony

The worldwide event will take place at 11 AM London time (1 PM Jerusalem, 6 AM New York) on the morning of the opening ceremony, Friday, July 27.

‘Kids Build Temple’ Clip Viral with 73,000 Views in 5 Days

A new video released on You Tube by the Temple Institute in Jerusalem definitely qualifies as viral, with 73 thousand views only 5 days after its release.

Rock Beats Muezzin: Offensive Mosque Speakers Removed after Threat of Reprisal

That's all it took – a simple message to the Muezzin and the local leaders in the village of Al Issawiya, near the French Hill neighborhood of Jerusalem.

NY Court: MTA Violated Pro-Israel Group’s 1st Amendment Rights in Rejecting Ad Campaign

The ad states: “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad.” The MTA refused to run it.

Ahead of Vote, Liberman Video Touts Importance of Equal Service Law

On Monday, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman's party Yisrael Beytenu released a video stressing the importance of passing a law mandating equal service for all Israelis. The video shows, through dramatic graphics, how by 2020 a majority of Israelis will not be serving. Titled “One Citizenship. One Obligation. One Opportunity. One Vote,” the clip was released ahead of the planned vote on Yisrael Beytenu’s IDF, National, or Civilian Service Law Proposal this Wednesday in the Knesset.

Video Karma: Defender of Assad Regime Dies On Air

According to Al Ahram, Egyptian journalist Adel Al-Gogari, 56, died on Wednesday night while discussing the crisis in Syria during a live televised broadcast on Iraqi Al-Hadath private channel in Media Production City, Cairo. Al-Gogari, a Nasserist, also accused the Free Syrian Army of being funded by Israel during the show.

More than 1.5 Million Views for Israel’s Christian You Tube Channel

The Ministry of Tourism's Christian You Tube channel is attracting millions of viewers from around the world. Launched at the end of 2011, the channel crossed the 1.5 million mark this week, averaging 5,500 views per day. And while these numbers are quite tame compared to the truly viral clips on You Tube, the Ministry of Tourism views the channel as an important platform in exposing Israel to the Christian world, promoting tourism to Israel at a time when some large denominations are debating boycotting Israel altogether.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Wife Sue Mag for Saying They Separated

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who is under investigation for links to a prostitution ring, and his wife, Anne Sinclair, say they're filing a lawsuit against the French magazine Closer after it posted a report online Thursday saying they've been living apart and planning a divorce.

Jewish Filmmaker Running for Parliament in Senegal

Laurence Gavron was born in France to a Jewish family. She's lived in Dakar, Senegal, for the past ten years, where she is a film director and a writer. And she's running for parliament, a white, Jewish woman in a black, African country. “If all the people who have said they will vote for me really do vote for me, then I shall certainly be elected," she said. We urge our readers in Senegal to get out early to vote this Sunday.

Andy Statman: Klezmer Is Finished

Andy Statman says the time of Klezmer has passed. Having just received the NEA National Heritage Fellowship in June for his work in bluegrass and Klezmer music, Statman admits Klezmer used to be his substitute for Jewish observance. Now that he is an Orthodox Jew, he no longer feels the need to play the music.

GOP Chasidic PR Man Quits over Views on Israel, Reporting Abuse

During a lengthy and heated interview with the Jewish Channel, Yossi Gestetner was quizzed about some of his past work for a tiny anti-Zionistic organization in Brooklyn. He also defended New Square arsonist Shaul Spitzer and was a spokesperson for a rally to benefit Nechemya Weberman, who is currently on trial for molestation.

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