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Members of Congress File Brief Supporting 9-Year-Old Boy’s Jerusalem Passport Case

14 Av 5772 – August 2, 2012
A bipartisan slate of 58 members of Congress signed a friend of the court brief in a case involving a 9-year-old boy who was...

Hearing on Motion to Dismiss Set in Hebrew National Class-Action Suit

A hearing on a motion to dismiss a consumer fraud case against the company that produces Hebrew National products has been scheduled for Nov....

NJ Gov. Christie Signs Law Imposing Sanctions on Iran

(New Jersey Jewish News) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed into law new sanctions against Iran that prohibit public contracts with any company...

Conference Urges Israeli Sovereignty Over Judea And Samaria

14 Av 5772 – August 1, 2012
JERUSALEM – "It is not just Israel's right to apply sovereignty to Judea and Samaria," said Eran Bar-Tal, economics reporter for Makor Rishon, "but its obligation."

YouTube Removes Hundreds of Videos in Response to New Report on Online Anti-Semitism

The Online Hate Prevention Institute on Wednesday released a report documenting extensive anti-Semitism and racial hatred on YouTube, prompting the popular video-sharing website to close the account of the most egregious culprit.

As Taxes Rise, Bibi’s Popularity Begins To Nosedive

JERUSALEM – Despite public displays of support for Israel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from presumed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who recently visited Israel, several local polls show that the Israeli leader is rapidly losing support among his own Likud Party voters. Many of those surveyed believe that his meandering political adventures, as well as his fiscal and social measures, are unfairly burdening the middle class.

Palestinians Way Under The Radar During Romney’s Israel Visit

JERUSALEM – Mitt Romney’s policy speech in Israel covered plenty of bases: The presumptive Republican presidential candidate spoke about the status of Jerusalem, the threat of a nuclear Iran, the “tumult” of the Arab Spring and the “enduring shared values” that bedrock the U.S.-Israel relationship.

90,000 to Gather in N.J. Metlife Stadium for the Completion of the Talmud

Ninety-thousand Jews will gather in Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., to celebrate Siyum HaShas, the completion of a Talmud study program that occurs...

Barak Orders Haredi Conscription

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak ordered the Israeli Defense Forces to draft Haredi men as it does other Jewish Israelis. The order came as the...
Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak (L) met U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta in Tel Aviv on Tuesday.

Panetta: US Will Consider Using Force Against Iran Nukes

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said on Wednesday that if Iran does not negotiate acceptable limits on its nuclear program, it could face U.S. military action in tended to stop it from developing a nuclear bomb.

Gov Cuomo Vetoes Orthodox-Endorsed Religious Special-Ed Bill

Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday vetoed a bill that would have made it possible for many special-education students to be placed in private schools...
Akiva Goldstein of Lower Merion, PA (Center). Goldstein began his stint with the IDF Paratroopers Brigade last Thursday.

US Jewish Youths Choosing Elite IDF Units over Elite Colleges

More Jewish parents no longer ask their children only to which Ivy League schools will they apply, but in which elite IDF units they want to serve.

Aly Raisman Leads US to Gymnastics Team Gold

Aly Raisman, a Jewish American, won the floor exercise in helping the U.S. women's team to the gold medal in the gymnastics competition in London.
President Barack Obama holds a Cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, July 26, 2012.

Congress Boosts Sanctions—Which Are Working—But President Gets to Roll Them Back Selectively

Under the final version of the enhanced sanctions bill, the president has considerable leeway to postpone sanctions on insurers in order to give them time to comply. Also omitted from the final version are sanctions that congressional hard-liners had sought on individuals associated with SWIFT, the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications, as long as the body continues to deal with Iran's central bank.

Hebrew University Marks 10th Anniversary of Fatal Bombing

A memorial service at Hebrew University in Jerusalem marked the 10th anniversary of a fatal bombing there that killed nine, including five Americans. "A decade...
Aly Raisman's parents reeling over their girl's performance.

Video of Jewish Gymnast’s Parents’ Anxiety Goes Viral

13 Av 5772 – July 31, 2012
A clip from NBC showing Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman’s parents’ reaction to her uneven bar routine has garnered close to 100,000 hits on You Tube.
Destruction left behind in Givat Egoz.

A Busload of Civil Administration and Border Guard Troops Demolish Two Outposts

Around 1 AM Monday night, large Border Guard and Civilian Administration forces arrived on a bus and in several other vehicles at two outposts in Gush Talmonim in the Benjamin region. They also brought with them a tractor.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (L) and Gaza strip de facto Prime Minister Ismael Hanyah (C), during a meeting between Fatah and Hamas in Cairo last February.

Source: Hamas Gives in to Pressure, Permitting Voter Registry Update, Palestinian Elections Expected on...

Gaza's Hamas government has given the green light to the Palestinian Central Election Commission to begin updating voter registration data in the Gaza Strip—an electoral requirement not undertaken since the 2006 parliamentary election, in which Hamas received a majority of votes in the PA controlled parts of Judea and Samaria as well as Gaza, according to the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. Last Sunday, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told Turkey's state-run news agency that efforts to achieve reconciliation between his Fatah party and Hamas have reached "a deadlock."

New Yorker Writer Resigns, Fabricated Bob Dylan Quotes

Jonah Lehrer, a staff writer for The New Yorker, resigned hours after Tablet Magazine published an article revealing that he had fabricated Bob Dylan...

Indian Police: Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Behind Attack on Israeli Diplomat

12 Av 5772 – July 30, 2012
The Delhi Police investigation report states that the suspects began planning the attacks on Israeli diplomats in India and other countries in January 2011, with the help of a local Indian journalist named Syed Mohammad Ahmad Kazmi. The report revealed that Kazmi had established relations with the individuals - and by extension the IRGC - almost 10 years prior to the attacks,

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