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Olmert Acquitted on Most Charges, Convicted on Breach of Trust

20 Tammuz 5772 – July 10, 2012
Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was "only" convicted of breach of trust, making him the first Israeli PM ever to be convicted of a criminal offense.

Florida DNC Member Resigns over Leaked Anti-Israel Emails

Evelyn Garcia: "I deeply resent U.S. taxpayer funds being used to continue Israeli aggression, (yes, confiscating other peoples' land and building illegal settlements is aggression), not to mention ‘incursions’ that kill PEOPLE, destroy civilian homes and infrastructure all over, mass concentration prison camps, etc, etc, etc.”

State Dept. Objects to Levy Committee’s Legalizing Outposts

The State Dept. press director Patrick Ventrell said, "We’ve seen the reports ... but we do not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity."

Study Shows Haredi and Secular Women Face Equal Risk of Eating Disorders

20 Tammuz 5772 – July 9, 2012
A high-number of Haredi women responded to the survey. Haredi women suffering from eating issues also face a particular set of challenges.

Special Committee: Judea and Samaria Communities Legal, Let Construction Resume

The “outposts committee” recommended legalizing and expanding the outposts. Leaders in the region are urging immediate implementation.

Seeking Anglos’ Vote, Likud Junket Heads to Hebron

The 140 participants on the “Remember Hebron!" tour were English speakers from places like Jerusalem, Ra’anana, Tel Aviv, and Modi’in. For 50 shekels (45 for Jerusalemites) they got to take a luxury bus for a tour of Hebron organized by Likud Anglos and Young Likud, and give "a show of support for the Jewish community of Hebron and Jewish settlement in all the Land of Israel!" There was no mention of the fact that Likud Prime Minister Netanyahu in 1997 delivered most of Hebron into the hands of the PLO.

UN Watch: Iran Elected to UN Arms Trade Treaty Post

Iran was elected to a top post on the UN Arms Trade Treaty conference, UN Watch revealed on Sunday. The Geneva-based human rights group is calling on UN chief Ban Ki-moon, who addressed the conference on the same day, to condemn the selection of the Tehran regime.

Jewish Magazine: Hitler Protected his Jewish WW1 Commander

Adolf Hitler ordered that the Jewish commander of his army unit during World War I not be persecuted or deported, a German-Jewish publication reported. Susanne...

Haredim Offer to Purchase Jerusalem Soccer Team, Impose Weekday Only Schedule

Chairman of the Beitar Jerusalem soccer club Itzik Kornfein said in an interview to Israel TV's sports channel that a number of Haredi businessmen have expressed their desire to invest money in his team, on one condition: that Beitar would not play on Shabbat.

Israel to Support New Immigrant College Students

Israel's government has budgeted more than $10 million to provide college scholarships and Hebrew language schools to new immigrants. The Cabinet decision Sunday to continue...

Judge Lets 2nd Avenue Deli Keep Instant Heart Attack Sandwich

19 Tammuz 5772 – July 8, 2012
Warm up the defibrillator, the Instant Heart Attack Sandwich has life at New York's 2nd Avenue Deli. A U.S. District Court Judge in Manhattan ruled...

Obama Invites Egypt’s President – Morsi Likely to Seek Freedom for ‘Blind Sheikh’

President Barack Obama has invited his newly elected Egyptian counterpart Mohamed Morsi to visit the US for an official visit in September. Deputy Secretary of State William Perez said he delivered this message during his meetings with Morsi on Sunday. One of the issues Morsi is certain to bring up as part of the preparation for his visit, would be his pledge to seek the release of Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman from U.S. custody.

Barney Frank Weds Lover in Massachusetts

Jewish Democratic Congressman from Massachusetts Barney Frank, 72, wed his male partner of five years, carpenter James Ready, 42, in a private ceremony on...

$100,000 in Gold Found in Israel Crusader Fortress

One of the largest-ever gold caches located in Israel was discovered by Tel Aviv University and the Nature and Parks Authority in a dig in the Apollonia National Park near Herzliya.

IBM Haifa Developing Real-Time Shopping App

IBM in Haifa is developing a a new augmented-reality mobile shopping app to enable retailers to personalize customers’ shopping experiences from their smart phones and tablets.

PM Rallies Likud MKs to Find Haredi Army Service Solution

As the deadline for the renewal of the Tal Law approaches and tens of thousands of people rallied to demand that all citizens of Israel perform national service, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened a meeting of the Likud Knesset faction to discuss ways to include Hareidim in national and military service. With his party in agreement, the prime minister is on his way to drafting new legislation.

Two Injured From Arab Rock Throwing

In an Arab rock throwing incident Sunday morning near Michmas in the Binyamin region, three cars were damaged and two Israelis were injured. One of...

‘Even Handed’ UN Mission to Probe How Jews Affect Palestinians

UNHRC on Friday named three women to the panel, one accused Israel of "total discrimination," another's sister served on the Goldstone commission.

Thousands of Reservists Rally for Equal Share of Military Burden

Keynote speaker former GSS chief Yuval Diskin said: "I served this country for thirty-seven years with love and with hope, and throughout these long years I did not even once, even for one moment, feel that I was a sucker. When I joined, almost everyone enlisted, but when I got out I discovered that we are close to the point where almost no one is enlisting. And that's the whole story."

Over 10,000 People Sign Petition Against German Ban of Bris Mila

On Saturday Night, July 8th, the 10,000 person signed the petition against the German court's ban on Brit Mila. The petition can be found here:...

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