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Hungarian Police Investigating Desecration of Holocaust Monument

23 Sivan 5772 – June 13, 2012
A Holocaust memorial monument in the southwest of Hungary was desecrated. The perpetrators broke off several parts of the bronze monument, which stands 3 1/2...
Russian attack Helicopter.

US: Russia Shipping Attack Choppers to Syria

"We have confronted the Russians about stopping their continued arms shipments to Syria," Clinton said Tuesday. "We are concerned about the latest information we have that there are attack helicopters on the way from Russia to Syria."
Jonathan Pollard is awaiting the results of President Peres' appeal to President Obama Wednesday.

Bipartisan House Effort Seeking Pollard Clemency

A bipartisan letter is circulating in the U.S. House of Representatives soliciting signatures on a letter to President Obama asking him to commute Pollard's sentence to time served. The "Dear Colleague" letter is signed by veteran House members Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Christopher Smith (R-N.J.).
Aliya Incubator's online banner.

Aliya Incubator Seeking Quality ‘Anglos’ to Join Startup nation

23 Sivan 5772 – June 12, 2012
“AI intends to fund dozens of start-ups, bringing them on Aliya to build their dream," says David Goldberger, "starting at $500k per deal for the business launch.”

New York City Jewish Population Over 1 Million Again

A study by the UJA-Federation of New York found that the population of the New York Jewish community - comprising the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester - has grown nearly 10% since the last study in 2002. New York City's Jewish population stands at 1,086,000, with 40% identifying themselves as Orthodox, a 7% increase from 2002.
IDF Deputy Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Yair Naveh.

IDF Warns of Syria’s Chemical Weapons Falling in Wrong Hands

IDF Deputy Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Yair Naveh said Monday night that “Syria has the world’s largest arsenal of chemical weapons, along with rockets and missiles that can reach all of Israel." But Palestinian officials criticized the amplified Israeli criticism on Sunday as a tactic to deflect attention from Israel's treatment of the Palestinians and the "moribund peace process."
City Councilman Charles Barron is causing a rift between NYC Black and Jewish Democrats.

Rift Emerging Between N.Y. Jewish, Black Democrats over Anti-Semitic Candidate

Several current and former New York Jewish elected officials gathered on Monday to denounce the congressional candidacy of Charles Barron for his anti-Israel views. Last week, Barron won the crucial endorsement of his district's retiring Congressman, Edolphus Towns. And this week, Barron was endorsed by the Amsterdam News.

Toulouse Killer’s Father Suing Police

The father of Toulouse killer Mohammed Merah reportedly is suing police for allegedly murdering his son. Mohamed Benalel Merah filed a lawsuit against the RAID...
President Obama at his desk, secure in his status as "natural born citizen."

Supreme Court Won’t Hear ‘Birther’ Appeal, Obama May Be American After All

Believe it or not, the birther effort to de-legitimize the Barack Obama presidency may be officially over. The Supreme Court refused to hear a challenge to Obama's U.S. citizenship and, consequently, to his eligibility to be the country's commander in chief.
Demonstrators holding up signs calling for Jonathan Pollard's release.

Bad Blood between Washington and Jerusalem Weighing on Pollard’s Chances

As President Peres is preparing to appeal to President Obama to grant clemency to convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, a former Israeli ambassador to the U.S. is saying Pollard is the means by which official Washington is punishing Israel for past and present sins.
Huddie William Ledbetter (Leadbelly), 1888-1949

Singalong: We’re Gonna Tear Hitler Down

My good friend Jonathan Mark posted this video clip on his website on the same day some mad mega-Haredim sprayed Yad Va'Shem with graffiti accusing Zionism of causing the Holocaust. It occurred to me that blues man Leadbelly, who recorded his Hitler tune in 1942, could teach those crazy folks a thing or two about history.
"Persecuting Jews! You declared war on Hitler in the name of the Jewish people. You brought about the Shoah!"

Hate Graffiti Accusing Zionism of Causing the Holocaust Discovered on Yad Vashem Walls

22 Sivan 5772 – June 11, 2012
Early Monday morning, ten pieces of hate graffiti in Hebrew were discovered in the open campus of Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, a prominent segment of it scrawled across the walls of the Warsaw Ghetto Square monument.
Bibi with leg in a cast Monday afternoon.

Netanyahu’s Leg Put in a Cast – Could Be First Divine Warning…

During a soccer game on Monday afternoon, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slipped on the grass and stressed a leg tendon. Will Bibi be able to recognize the divine warning that was delivered with his injury?

Romney Gaining Momentum As Obama Struggles

A week of setbacks for President Obama has the GOP excited about Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney's chances to emerge victorious in November. Rasmussen's most recent poll has Romney leading Obama by one percentage point, which represents a five point swing from May 20, when Obama led Romney, 47%-43%.
David Arquette putting on tefillin at the Wailing Wall on Monday.

Hollywood Star David Arquette Celebrates Bar Mitzvah at the Wall

American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, fashion designer, and occasional professional wrestler David Arquette is in Israel to film a segment in the popular Travel Channel series "Mile High." On Monday he celebrated his bar mitzvah at the Wailing Wall.

National Union MKs Demand Defense of Jews on Mount of Olives

National Union MKs Michael Ben-Ari and Aryeh Eldad toured eastern Jerusalem’s A-Tur neighborhood on Sunday afternoon in an attempt to highlight the need for security in the area, famous for housing the millennia-old Mount of Olives cemetery.
Sudanese and Eritreans getting picked up as cheap labor in South Tel Aviv

Immigration Police Round Up Sudanese for Deportation

Israeli immigration police arrest dozens of South Sudanese illegal immigrants in Eilat on Monday morning in a raid intended to curb the influx of unauthorized entrants from Africa.
Beit El Caravilla

Beit El Caravillas Herald Ulpana Destruction, Massive Expansion

In line with the government’s plan to destroy 5 buildings in the Ulpana Hill neighborhood of Beit El, six caravilla mobile homes were delivered on Monday to house evicted families. Community leaders hope out of the ashes may come the biggest development in years.
The Technion

Technion Sues Microsoft for $6.5 Mil. over Intellectual Property

The Technion is going up against the technology giant, citing illegal uses of technology developed by its staff, charging: "For years, Microsoft has taken aggressive enforcement steps against anyone who held software belonging to Microsoft without legal permits, regardless of from whom and when it was purchased, their geographic location and whether they were poor or rich."

Marine Le Pen to Sue Jewish-French Philosopher for Libel

A lawyer for Marine Le Pen said the leader of the French far right will sue French-Jewish philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy for libel. Wallerand de Saint-Just...

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