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DNC Chair Temple Appearance Squashed by Romney Supporting Member

8 Sivan 5772 – May 29, 2012
Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), was uninvited last week, after having been scheduled to speak Friday night at Temple Israel of Greater Miami. The invitation was "postponed" for security reasons. But if there were any security threats, they all seemed to emanate from Stanley G. Tate, 85, a major donor and former president of the synagogue.

Thousands of Computers in Iran, Mid-East, Attacked by ‘Flame’ Virus

8 Sivan 5772 – May 28, 2012
Kaspersky Lab announced on Monday the discovery of a highly sophisticated malicious program being used as a cyber weapon attacking several countries. The complexity of the newly discovered malicious program exceeds those of all other cyber menaces known to date.

Defense Minister Barak Meets with U.S. Senators, Discusses Syria and Iran

Barak took the opportunity to reiterate that "All options remain firmly on the table."

Saudis Outraged by McDonald’s Toy They Believe to be Insulting to Muhammed

Saudi Muslims have launched several campaigns against McDonald's in "response to the savage attacks on the noble Prophet," under banners like "Help your Prophet!" and "Together in support of the Prophet."

IAEA Inspectors Uncovered Higher Grade Iranian Enriched Uranium

5 Sivan 5772 – May 25, 2012
Evidence found in an underground bunker in Iran could signal the country’s having moved one step closer toward the uranium threshold needed to make nuclear arms, International Atomic Energy Agency diplomats said today. IAEA inspectors found traces of uranium enriched up to 27 percent at Iran's Fordo enrichment plant.

Rally Against Illegal Arab Construction in Hebron Points Finger at Civil Administration

A rally in Hebron Thursday night which protested the lack of enforcement on illegal Arab construction currently taking place along Zion Road, the 700 meter route connecting the Jewish neighborhood of Kiryat Arba and the Cave of the Patriarchs. Spokesman Noam Arnon said "the Jews are discriminated against, and nowadays a Jew can't build an inch, while the Arabs are free to build."

Maj. Gen. Turgeman: IDF Combat Soldiers Will Get Miniature Iron Dome Devices

Ground Forces Commander Maj. Gen. Shlomo (Sami) Turgeman this week presented the IDF future project to supply soldiers in the field with equipment capable of intercepting rockets, similar to the successful anti-rocket defense system, the Iron Dome.

Netanyahu: Israel Will Resolve African Illegal Aliens Situation

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday decried violence against African migrants following a night of violent protest and promised the problem of African...

Arava Solar Power Company Secures $204 Million Finances for Solar Projects

Israel's Arava Power Company has closed on financing for eight solar power projects worth $204 million. Arava, based in Kibbutz Ketura in southern Israel, will...

Israeli Arab Guilty of Murder in Michigan

An Israeli-Arab immigrant to the United States was found guilty of murder in Michigan. Elias Abuelazam, 33, a Christian Arab from Ramla, was found guilty...

Jewish Senator Wannabe in FBI Probe over Campaign Donations

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel is returning $105,000 in campaign contributions, as the FBI is investigating possible campaign finance violations. The donations raised suspicions because they were made by individuals who never before had made campaign donations, and whose income didn't appear high enough to enable them to be this generous.

Abeles and Heymann Merges with Israeli Company Yehiam

4 Sivan 5772 – May 24, 2012
US Glatt kosher deli manufacturer Abeles and Heyman merged with Israeli company Yehiam to help both expand their reach in the US market.

Iran Rejects US, UN, Proposal to Resolve Nuclear Impasse

Iranian officials and media painted the six-nation bloc as the source of intransigence and focused its ire specifically at America. "We believe the reason they are not able to reach a result is America. The P5+1 came to Baghdad without a clear mandate so we think the atmosphere is difficult," an Iranian delegate told Reuters.

Oil Pipeline Threatens Ancient Babylon and World Cultural Heritage

The General Authority for Antiquities and Heritage in Iraq has filed a lawsuit against the Oil Projects Committee in an attempt to prevent the construction of the pipeline, which would pass through the wall of the 1,400 year old castle known as the Babil Fortress.

Jordanian Bank Fires Female Employees – Primarily Christians – Refusing to Wear the Hijab

According to Najem News —which says the bank's policy "contradicts Jordan's laws and constitutions"—the bank "fired all female employees who refused to wear the hijab, after warning them that it is mandatory, despite the fact that some of the employees are Christians."

Peace Now: MKs Protesting Illegals Promoted Racism, Violence

The general director of Peace Now, Yariv Oppenheier, has urged Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein to open a criminal investigation into MKs Miri Regev (Likud), Danny Danon (Likud), and Michael Ben-Ari (National Union), for making speeches Wednesday in Tel Aviv he says incite racism and violence.

Intel and Israeli Universities Team Up To Create “Human Brain” Applications

The IntelCollaborative Research Institute for Computational Intelligence, the Technion Institute in Haifa and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem will team up to research technology that “learns” about the user, imitating the human brain.

‘First Jewish Leader of the Labour Party’ Enjoys Yiddish, Chicken Soup, But No Marxism

"I am not religious. But I am Jewish. My relationship with my Jewishness is complex. But whose isn’t?" writes the leader of the Labour Party and of the opposition in parliament, Ed Miliband, in the New Statesman.

WBO Welterweight Champ to Visit Israel

Manny Pacquiao, the World Boxing Organization welterweight champion, will visit Israel after his title defense fight against Timothy Bradley on June 9, according to his Jewish promoter Bob Arum in a report by JTA.

Chabad Sends Camouflaged Torahs, Cheesecakes, to Soldiers Overseas

The Aleph Institute, a Chabad-Lubavitch organization catering to the needs of Jewish soldiers and their families, is helping servicemen celebrate the upcoming holiday of Shavuot with 1,000 special military edition Torah books, according to a report on Chabad.org.

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