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Lag B’Omer Trivia

18 Iyyar 5773 – April 28, 2013
Some Lag BaOmer trivia you may not know.
Fires were raging out of control throughout Israel on Lag Baomer night.

Firefighters Battling Fires All Over Israel on Lag Baomer

"They located the barbecue in a grassy area, ignoring safety guidelines."

Jewish Liberators of Italy Blocked from Speaking at Celebration

18 Iyyar 5773 – April 27, 2013
The organizers of a Thursday parade in Rome marking the World War II liberation of Italy prevented a representative from the Jewish Brigade group...

Monastery Loses 7-Year Battle against Israeli Security Fence

A Catholic monastery and convent near Bethlehem lost a seven-year legal battle against the building of Israel's security fence on its land. The Society of...
Dustin Hoffman to present Muslim Public Affairs Council Media Award to anti-Israel film, "5 Broken Cameras" April 27, 2013

Dustin Hoffman – Latest Jew to Give Israel-Hater an Award

17 Iyyar 5773 – April 26, 2013
Dustin Hoffman is giving an award to the maker of a documentary which, according to an IDF membership group, "was edited, clip after clip, shot after shot, to the point where it has no connection to reality," in order to make Israelis look bad. The organization hosting the award ceremony is the Muslim Public Affairs Council.

Feiglin Issues Interim Note on Medical Cannabis Law

After a Thursday meeting that lasted almost three hours, with the Health Minister, MKs Moshe Feiglin (Likud) and Tamar Zandberg (Meretz) issued the following...

British Politician Suspended for ‘Zionists Caused Holocaust’ Claims

A small, rightist British party suspended one of its local representatives over reports she posted antisemitic comments online. Anna-Marie Crampton of the U.K. Independence Party...

Dinner for Young Russian-American Jews to Feature Elie Wiesel

RAJE is proud to honor the emerging young philanthropists of the newly formed RAJE Young Leadership Board Russian American Jewish Experience (RAJE) invites you...
Turkish Muslim leader Adnan Oktar in Al-Jazeera TV interview.

Activist: Al Jazeera TV Misrepresented Pro-Israel Muslim

Tezyapar provides the original Turkish transcript, and the following English translation.
Rabbi Avraham Sherman

Fraud Charges Pending against Conversion Reversing Rabbi

Rabbi Avraham Sherman could be charged with fraud, breach of trust, obstruction of justice, and abuse of office.
Bedouin squatters

Jewish Home Breaching Coalition Agreement to Protect Israeli Lands

At stake are hundreds of thousands of acres in the Negev, claimed by Bedouin squatters.

Kate Upton Won’t Go to the Prom with Jake Davidson

Supermodel Kate Upton will not go to the prom with a Jewish day school student from Los Angeles, after indicating that she might attend...

Neil Diamond to Donate ‘Sweet Caroline’ Cash to Boston Victims

Singer Neil Diamond will donate royalties from his hit song "Sweet Caroline" to help victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. The song, which has become...

Kotel Rabbi Vows to Fight Assaults on the Holiness of the Site

Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, the rabbi of the Western Wall, said rabbis must weigh whether to oppose a compromise proposal over egalitarian prayer at Judaism's...

Liberman Bribe Trial Opens with Prime Witness Turning the Tables

Avigdor Lieberman’s political future will be decided by the outcome of his bribery trail that opened Thursday. If the first day is an indication of what will come, the trail will be a three-ring circus.

Is Fear of Blaming Islam Greater than a Need to Fight Terrorism?

16 Iyyar 5773 – April 25, 2013
There is no middle ground: if we talk about Islam as a source of terrorism, our values will be compromised and the greatest nation on Earth will crumble. The choice made is to forbid considering Islam as the motive - so that we can...what? Be taken down in a halo of smug superiority by those who exploit this latest greatest American Achilles Heel? Rubin points out, most current policy makers and opinion shapers prefer to avoid considering Islam as the motive for terrorism. The fear of short term pain is indulged, at the expense of preventing the real danger that will follow. And we are being lied to - "albeit for virtuous reasons" - by the politicians and the mainstream press.

Potash Corp. Gives Up on Bid to Buy Out Israel Chemicals

Canadian fertilizer giant Potash Corp. has given up on its $15 billion offer to buy Israel Chemicals following strong opposition in Israel, where fears...

Netanyahu’s Helicopter Was Ordered to Land after Drone Spotted

When a presumed enemy drone is spotted on the way to enter your air space, and your Prime Minister is flying nearby, you don’t take any chances. Netanyahu’s tour in the north was halted in mid-air.

White House Admits Assad Used Chemical Weapons

France and Britain have said it. Israel said it categorically. Assad used chemical weapons, the red line for Obama to intervene in Syria. Now the US figures out it’s true – but just a bit. So let’s wait.

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