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Iran’s ‘Great Prophet’ Military Drill: A Display of the Obsolete?

Iran's current three-day military drill, understood as a thinly-veiled and defiant response to the newest round of EU sanctions on its petroleum industry, is intended to demonstrate Iran's ability to retaliate to a US or Israeli attack. But the maneuvers may be having the opposite effect, as more experts are coming to the conclusion that Iran's incessant sabre-rattling and bellicosity seek to mask the obsolete and impotent state of its armed forces.

Iran Launches Long Range Missiles in Response to Tougher Sanctions

With tougher sanctions by the European Union taking effect, Iran announced new missile tests and threatened to obliterate Israel. The Aerospace Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps launched missiles with ranges of 300, 500, 800, and 1,300 kilometers, the Mehr agency reported on Tuesday.

Polish Billionaire Donates 20 Million Zloty to Jewish Museum

Polish billionaire Jan Kulczyk's company Kulczyk Holding has donated zł.20 million, or close to $6 million, for the construction of the Museum of the...

Coalition Crisis Brewing

A coalition crisis has been growing the past few days. The crisis resolves around the now disbanded, Plessner Committee and their recommendations on how...

Shamir’s Daughter’s House Robbed During Funeral

During the funeral of Former Prime Minister Yitzchak Shamir, robbers broke into the Tel Aviv home of Shamir's daughter Glada Diamont, and robbed the...

It’s Official: No Circumcision in Germany – Jewish Hospital Bans the Brit

The Jewish Hospital in Berlin has suspended all religious circumcisions of children following a ruling delivered by a German court banning the practice.

Romney to Visit Israel Before November

The Republican presidential candidate will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad later this summer.

Report: Western Governments Fund Anti-Israel Church Activism

A report by NGO Monitor reveals that several western governments providing funds for Church-based efforts to delegitimize Israel.

Threshold Incubator Gives Educators the Business

Welcome to the Threshold, a Jewish educational entrepreneurship incubator in Israel helps educators thrive financially while doing what they do best – educating.

Carmel Caves Voted a UNESCO World Heritage Site

The announcement comes on the heels of UNESCO's decision last week to name the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem as "Palestine's" first World Heritage Site.

Stunning Synagogue Discovered in Huqoq

A monumental synagogue building dating to the Late Roman period (ca. 4th-5th centuries C.E.) has been uncovered in archaeological excavations at the ancient Jewish village of Huqoq in Israel's Galilee.

Health Ministry: Breast is Best in Israel

Israel’s Health Ministry will begin a more concentrated effort to encourage women to breastfeed their babies, instituting new policies in hospitals starting September 1.

Brooklyn DA Blames Israel for Mondrowitz Scandal

If there’s any story inside the Jewish community that closely parallels the sexual abuse cover-up inside the Catholic Church, it’s the story of Avrohom Mondrowitz.

PA Arrests 150

Israel is praising the Palestinian Authority for cracking down on crime and corruption in Arab territories in Judea and Samaria, following the arrest of 150 suspects.

iVoteIsrael Making Registration a Cinch for US Expats

A new movement to register American expatriates in Israel to vote in the US elections aims to encourage them to cast their ballots for the good of Israel.

Two Israeli Politicians Present New Solutions to Israel-Palestinian Conflict

MK Uri Ariel of the National Union and Knesset hopeful Naftali Bennett offer their alternatives to the "Land for Peace" formula.

German FM: Religious Traditions Protected in Germany

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle weighed in Friday on a controversial German court ruling on circumcision, saying the country protected religious freedom and traditions,...

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.

Foster Son of Jewish Mom Leads Italy to Final

Mario Balotelli, who scored two amazing goals against Germany June 28, to take Italy into the Euro 12 soccer championship final against Spain on Sunday (which they lost 4-0, and were totally outclassed by the world champion) – grew up as the foster son of a Jewish mother. Balotelli talked about his adoptive Jewish mother when the Italian national squad visited Auschwitz ahead of the start of the games.

Police: Shooting at Manchester Yeshiva Intentional

British police reported that the shots fired in front of Manchester’s Yeshivat Shaarei Torah around 2 AM last night were aimed at the yeshiva and did not happen by accident. The yeshiva is located in the mostly Jewish neighborhood of Broughton Park.

New EU Sanctions on Iran Go into Effect; Tehran Remains Defiant

The most recent round of sanctions is part of the West's determined effort to halt Iran's contentious nuclear program without resorting to force. But Iran struck a belligerent tone, with Iran's central bank governor Mahmoud Bahmani telling the semi-official Mehr News Agency that "we are implementing programs to counter sanctions and we will confront these malicious policies."

Planned Polish Jewish History Museum to Receive $7 Million Grant

The Museum of the History of Polish Jews, which is set to open next year, will receive a $7 million grant from two Jewish...

Israel’s Gas Cost Drops, Tax Still 55%

The price of gas was lowered overnight Sunday by 2.15%, making the maximum price of self-serve 95-octane gasoline 16 agorot per liter less - NIS 7.27.

13 Dead in Mid-Atlantic Storms, 3 Million Without Power

A series of violent storms sweeping the mid-Atlantic region have left 13 dead and three million people without power in oppressive summer heat.

Wife’s Attorney: Guma Aguiar’s Disappearance Staged

The day after the disappearance, a police spokesman told reporters that Aguiar got into the boat alone, “but that’s not to say he didn’t meet up with anyone.” Now the attorney for Guma Aguiar's wife is saying that the Brazilian born billionaire could have staged his own disappearance to flee his marital and financial problems.

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