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Pity: 11 Non-Racist Iranian ‘Wall Street Downfall’ Festival Finalists Were Excellent

The Festival in Tehran awarded first prize to three Jews praying in front of a Western Wall that's been transformed into a Wall Street bank.

A Unanimous Senate Awards Wallenberg Congressional Gold Medal

The U.S. Senate voted unanimously to award Raoul Wallenberg the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award given by Congress.

Two Jewish Social Action Groups Join White House Faith-Based Forum

Leaders of two Jewish social action groups addressed a White House forum on faith-based social innovations. Shawn Landres, the founder of Jewish Jumpstart, and Jon...

Romney Schedules Jerusalem Fundraiser by End of Tisha B’Av Fast

"It wasn't really a gaffe," says Jonny Daniels, a leading Republican political strategist in Israel. "They knew what the day was, but they were looking for the correct time and circumstance to do it. Instead it ended up seeming like a big dinner, but that's not really what it is."

Police Admit Permitting Arab Construction at Temple’s Foundation Stone for Six Years

Two weeks ago, a complaint was filed with the Israel Police Commissioner by a group of Temple organizations, regarding revelations about Waqf work at the Dome of the Rock, which includes laying scaffolding, tools and debris on top of the sacred Foundation Stone, the Even Shtiya, which is the "rock." On Thursday the police admitted that the Muslim Waqf has been conducting infrastructure work at the the foundation stone for more than six years.

Israeli Sentenced for Organ Trafficking

An Israeli citizen living in New York was sentenced to prison for organ trafficking. Levy Izhak Rosenbaum, 61, of Brooklyn, was sentenced Wednesday to 2...

Nadler Pushes to Keep Families Seated Together on Commercial Flights

Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, introduced legislation to help keep families seated together on commercial...

Israeli Scientists Find Way to Delay Cell Death

Israeli Researchers have discovered a protein that is central to delaying cell death, which “could lead to new approaches to treating cancer.” Programmed cell death, or Apoptosis, is a critical defense mechanism against the development of abnormal cells like cancer.

The Eagles Have Landed

The third flight since June 18 brought 229 Jews home on the “wings of eagles” from New York’s JFK airport. The new Israelis – young and old, singles and large families – were greeted with tears and warm embraces from family members, as well as songs and a celebratory, 800-people welcoming ceremony organized by Nefesh b’Nefesh and its partners.

Climbing to the Top: A Story of Strength

Menifa-Leverage for Life is a nonprofit organization that was founded in Israel in 2004. The mission of the organization is to prevent at-risk youth from dropping out of high school and to reintegrate detached youth into normative frameworks. Since its establishment, Menifa has operated 130 such programs around Israel.

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.

Egyptian Clerics: Take Down the Heathen Pyramids

Frontpagemag.com cites several reports in the Arabic media, that prominent Muslim clerics have begun to call for the demolition of Egypt’s Great Pyramids, or,...

NJDC Removes Adelson Petition

The National Jewish Democratic Council, citing peace among Jewish groups, has taken down a petition calling on Republicans not to accept money from Sheldon Adelson, stating: "…we regret the concern that this campaign has caused. And in the interest of shalom bayit, we are going to take down our petition today." The Jewish Federations of North America, the Anti-Defamation League, the Republican Jewish Coalition and Alan Dershowitz called the allegations unconscionable, noting that all had yet to be proven.

Orthodox Rabbinical Group Urging German Jews to Defy Court Ruling on Circumcision

Europe's main Orthodox rabbinical body is urging Jews in Germany to uphold the commandment to circumcise newborn sons, despite a court ruling in Germany that said circumcising young boys could be considered a criminal act.

Nefesh B’Nefesh Landing Ceremony

Watch the live feed from the airport as your family & friends LIVE as they arrive in Israel as new Olim!

Jewish Groups Sharply Condemn Church of England’s Endorsement of Anti-Israel Program

On Monday, the Church of England's General Synod overwhelmingly passed a motion to support the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel. The program "brings internationals to the West Bank to experience life under occupation" and "monitor and report human rights abuses" for a period of three to four months. As part of the program, participants are encouraged to lobby on behalf of the Palestinian cause upon their return.

US Haredi Group Facing Uphill Battle Making Up for Poor Secular Education

“Fourteen hours a day in yeshiva but [a student] doesn’t learn a single word of English, math, history, science, geography, music art, nothing, nothing, nothing.”

Olmert Acquitted Of Major Charges

JERUSALEM – A panel of three Jerusalem regional court judges acquitted former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert on Tuesday of all corruption charges in the Rishon Tours and Moshe Talansky matters. The judges, though, found him guilty of breach of trust in the Investment Center affair, which took place during Olmert’s tenure as minister of industry, trade and labor nearly a decade ago.

Israel’s Chief Rabbinate Facing Heated Calls For Change On Several Fronts

WASHINGTON – The latest battle over religious pluralism in Israel has unleashed a new barrage of criticism and calls for reform aimed at the Orthodox-controlled Israeli Chief Rabbinate.

Germans to Pay Holocaust Restitution to Former Soviet Union Victims

In what the Holocaust Claims Conference is calling a “historic breakthrough”, the German government decided on Monday at pay restitution to victims of Nazi Germany now living in the former Soviet Union.

Peres: Settlements a threat to Israel

At the annual ceremony in memory of Zionism founder Theodor Herzl, President Shimon Peres called Judea and Samaria settlements a threat to Israel.

Postcards from Hell – The Face of Gaza’s Humanitarian Crisis

Let us take you on a tour of Gaza, and for the fun of it, we added to these fabulous images quotes from UNRWA and the PA about conditions there.

BDS Campaign Against Caterpillar Stymied by the Truth and the Palestinian Authority

Caterpillar issued a stinging rebuke of the accusations, and it was revealed that the Palestinian Authority recently bought Caterpillar equipment.

New Bill Envisions Large Scale Settlement Uprooting, Attempts to Protect Victims

The new bill not only forces government to live up to 100 percent of its promises to future evacuees, but anticipates a reality in which evacuations are commonplace.

Photography Unit to be Established in the IDF

Photographers will join the combat fighters in the Golani Brigade for a full eight month course.  The purpose is to prepare them to document...

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