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Israeli ‘Godzilla’ Wins Guinness World Record

A green bell pepper affectionately dubbed “Godzilla” by the children of Moshav Ein Yahav in the northern Arava desert has won a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.

IDF Qualities Could Produce Future Super Bowl Star

What do IDF soldiers and Super Bowl football players in common? They take charge, never back down and are team players. For example: IDF soldier Asaf Katz.

Sunday Times Apologizes for Netanyahu Cartoon

The Sunday Times of London apologized for publishing an editorial cartoon depicting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu building a wall on the bodies of Palestinians and using their blood as cement.

Shas Chairman: Torah Study More Important than Being Minister

When the Shas Sephardi Haredi religious party is really to give up a Cabinet post for the sake of funding for yeshivas, you know they are really getting nervous.

Hall of Fame Punts Late Ravens’ Jewish Owner Art Modell

Art Modell, who died in September, helped make pro football a multi-billion dollar empire, but the late Jewish owner of the Ravens won’t make it into the Hall of Fame, at least not this time.

Hungarian Jews Fleeing to Austria, Says Vienna Jewish Leader

Anti-Semitism in Hungary is causing an influx of Jewish immigrants to Austria, the head of Vienna’s Jewish community reportedly said. “I am pleased people are...

Will Kerry Search for His Roots in Israel?

John Kerry’s name today would have been John Kohn, or maybe Yonatan Kohn, if his great-grandfather had not converted to Catholicism, and assuming his parents would have survived the Holocaust.

Israeli Forces Arrest 11 in Judea And Samaria

Israeli forces detained 11 people in Arab Judea and Samaria overnight Saturday, Ma'an reported. Dozens of military vehicles raided the village of Beit Fajjar, in...

Israel Thwarted Islamic Jihad Kidnapping Attempt

Islamic Jihad, usually associated with Gaza and which makes Hamas look like marshmallows, is alive and well in Israel. So is the Shin Bet, which foiled a kidnap plot.

Morsi Walks away from Merkel Meeting without Aid Promises

Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi can't possibly be satisfied with the results of his visit to Berlin on Wednesday. Despite his efforts to present himself...

Rabbi Cooper Gives ‘Em Hell in Berlin

Augstein has written about Haredi Jews: "They are cut from the same cloth as their Islamic fundamentalist opponents. They follow the law of revenge.”

‘Quick Peace’ Losing Ground as US Gas and Oil Surpass Arab Production

"Low-cost natural gas is the elixir, the sweetness, the juice, the Viagra."

Mazel Tov Tzipi and Ohr

Tzipi has a lot more important things to celebrate now!

Rav Ovadia: Women who Wear Talit Are Transgressors

"Women are absolved of saying the Shma Israel – they needn't make the blessing, much more so to wear a talit and make a blessing over it."

Head of UN Rights Panel: Report Is ‘Weapon’ against Israel

The settlements are “a mesh of construction and infrastructure leading to a creeping annexation that prevents the establishment of a contiguous and viable Palestinian State."

Netanyahu Tasked with Forming Government

Tasked with the job of forming the next coalition government, Netanyahu sets out his goals for this term.

Another Illegal Arab Outpost Erected amid Violence

This is the third illegal outpost erected by the Arabs, in what appears to be a new trend of Arab expansion in Area C territory, which is recognized as governed by Israel.

Lawsuit against Hebrew National Dismissed

A lawsuit alleging that Hebrew National foods are not strictly kosher has been dismissed. A U.S. District Court judge in Minnesota ruled Wednesday that because...

Obama Mourns Koch’s Passing

President Obama mourned the passing of New York Mayor Ed Koch, noting among Koch's passions his love for Israel. "In public office and beyond, his...

Reform Lead Gun Call-In

The Reform movement corralled a broad array of religious denominations to call into Congress on Monday and demand action on gun violence. Participant organizations in...

Hiz Onner Ed Koch Dies at 88

Koch never met a solicitation for an opinion that he didn't like.

It’s Stalingrad Again!

Local MPs have decided to use the historic name in all city statements on February 2, the day of the Nazi defeat.

Clinton Favors Rebels, Tells Russia, Iran: Stay Out of Syria

The departing Secretary of State would not comment on reports that Israel had bombed targets in Syria on Wednesday.

Haredi Establishment: Channel 4 Exposé a Lie

London’s Haredi establishment's reaction to a Channel 4 exposé that aired on Wednesday night was that it's a slur on their community to suggest...

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