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Iran Surrogates Test Israel’s Military Resolve

JERUSALEM – As high-ranking American military commanders arrived in Israel this week in advance of the forthcoming Austere Challenge 12 drill with IDF units, Israel’s military resolve was tested by Iranian proxy militias in Gaza and Lebanon during the recent Sukkot and Simchat Torah holidays.

Likud Lawmaker Aims to Block Rumored Comeback by Olmert

Likud Party lawmaker Tzipi Hotovely reportedly petitioned Israel's Central Elections Committee to prevent former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert from running for office.

Huge Upsurge in Anti-Semitic Attacks in France This Year

Several attacks on Jews over the Sukkot holiday across France have exemplified a whopping 45 percent reported increase in anti-Semitic attacks in the country in the first eight months of 2012.

Google Cultural Institute Presents Jewish Content in 1st Exhibits

Google introduced a new online historical collection of digitized material, highlighting several Jewish themes, events and institutional partners in its first wave of exhibits.

In Latest Poll Runners-Up Pose Little Threat to Netanyahu

The poll predicted that in its present condition, with Shaul Mofaz at the helm, the Kadima party would net only a measly 3 Knesset seats.

Polls Indicate Netanyahu Will Score in New Elections

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s call to disband the government and call for new elections may serve him well, if two public opinion polls published Thursday pan out.

Russia, Syria Blast Turkey for Forcing Plane Landing to Search for Arms

Relations between Russia and Turkey have been strained by the forced landing of a Syrian passenger plane which Turkey said it need to inspect for smuggled military equipment.

Another Holocaust Claims Conference Schemer Convicted

Another participant in the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany scandal has admitted her role in that $57 million scheme to approve nearly 5,000 fraudulent applications, resulting in pay-outs to applicants who did not qualify for the programs.

Nasrallah to Discuss Drone Over Israel on TV on Thursday

Hizbullah Chief Hassan Nasrallah will discuss rumors of a Lebanese drone over Israel in a televised appearance on Thursday, according to Lebanese daily Naharnet.

Special Baby Born in Ramat Gan

Mazel Tov is in order for a special new mother in Ramat Gan.

Insiders: Rumors of Deri’s Return to Shas Premature

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Tuesday's announcement of early elections has given new life, among other things, to speculations about former Shas leader Aryeh Deri's return to the top. But Deri associates on Wednesday denied the rumors.

French Police Find Jihadist Bomb Lab Used in Kosher Store Attack

French police found an explosives lab that they say was used by a "jihadist cell" in the bombing of a kosher store near Paris. Francois...

Bias Charge: Obama Is Friends with VP Debate Moderator Martha Raddatz

President Barack Obama attended the wedding of the correspondent who will be the moderator for the VP debate.

Aryeh Deri is Back… in Shas

Kikar Shabbat is reporting that Aryeh Deri, the former head of the Shas party will be returning to Shas. A contract is being drawn up...

Terror Attack in Beitar

A 17 year old Arab attacked and stabbed a 30 year old Jewish bus driver at the entrance to the town of Beitar Illit....

Israeli Rabbi Suspected of Stealing Torah Scrolls

Police in Israel have reportedly arrested a rabbi suspected of stealing seven Torah scrolls from the synagogue of Moshav Brosh near Be’er Sheva.

New York Jewish Doctor Co-Recipient of Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Robert J. Lefkowitz, a Jewish physician and path-breaking biochemist from New York, has won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Germany Proposes Legislation to Protect Bris Milah

After a court ruling, that brought the future of Germany's Jewish community into question, and reminded some of a darker time in German history,...

Who’s Running, Who’s Winning, Who’s Losing, in the 2013 Knesset Elections?

We owe Bibi a debt of gratitude, regardless of the final results: at least it will be over quickly.

UFO Halts Ben-Gurion Airport Traffic

The Israeli Air Force are not taking any chances following Saturday's incursion and all Ben Gurion traffic was halted after radar detected a UFO flying over the airport.

Fighter Jets Scrambled to Ben Gurion Airport in Response to Suspicious Object Report

The IAF Air Control unit identified on early Wednesday morning a suspicious object in the sky above Ben Gurion Airport, alerting fighter jets to...

Hezbollah Official Flees to Israel with Embezzled Millions

According to official Hezbollah sources, Fahs took with him maps, classified documents and a large sum of money.

Gaza Rocket Hits Netivot

A rocket from Gaza hit an open area near the town of Netivot Tuesday evening. This is in addition to the rockets that hit...

Netanyahu Dissolves the Knesset, Announces Early Elections

The prime minister announced his intention to hold elections in early 2013, after concluding that he could not pass a "responsible budget." He told the nation on Tuesday night: "I decided the good of the State of Israel requires elections now, and as soon as possible."

Prime Minister Netanyahu Announces Elections “As Soon As Possible”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanayhu announced Tuesday evening that general elections will be held in early 2013. A date was not specified, though the prime minister said the elections would take place “as soon as possible” - possibly as early as mid-January.

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