web analytics

Tunisia to Jews: Keep Coming to Djerba for Lag B’Omer

26 Nisan 5772 – April 18, 2012
The annual Jewish Lag B’Omer pilgrimage to the oldest synagogue in Africa should be maintained as a symbol of Tunisian openness, according to Tunisia’s tourism minister on Tuesday, yet the increase in fundamentalist Salafi Islamic political rule threatens to drive out the remaining Jews of Djerba.

18 Year Old New Square Chasid Sentenced to 7 Years

Young New Square chasid Shaul Spitzer was sentenced Tuesday to seven years in prison for firebombing a neighbor as part of a religious dispute.
"Jesus Carrying the Cross Dragged by a Rogue," by Girolamo Romano will be returned to its Jewish owners.

Jewish Family Gets Stolen Baroque Painting Back

A more than 400-year-old Italian Baroque painting that was robbed from a Jewish family during World War 2 is about to be returned to its rightful owners. A federal judge ordered last February that the painting, "Jesus Carrying the Cross Dragged by a Rogue," by Girolamo Romano, be returned to the family of Federico Gentili di Giuseppe.

Anti-Semitic Attack on Sheepshead Bay Jewish Center

What appears to be the latest in a series of anti-Semitic defacements of the Avenue Z Jewish Center in southern Brooklyn has left the Jewish community wondering when the attacks will come to an end.

Obama to Speak at Holocaust Museum April 23

President Obama will commemorate the Holocaust at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. Obama will speak at the museum on April 23, less than...
Lt. Col. Shalom Eisner speaks out, while on suspension from duty.

Lt. Col. Eisner: Did You Want to Watch Video of IDF Soldiers Capitulating Before...

Lt. Col. Shalom Eisner has finally broken down and let out everything he had been storing inside. In a phone interview with Channel 10, he shared his version of the incident in which he was captured on video hitting a Danish agent of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM). We present the Hebrew video and provide here a translation of the conversation.
Hassan Nasrallah was the first interviewee on Julian Assange's new show on Russian TV.

Video: WikiLeaks’ Assange First Booking on New TV Show Is Nasrallah

Show me whom you interview first time you get a TV show and I'll tell you who you are. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, for instance, interviewed Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah on Tuesday, in the debut of his "The World Tomorrow" talk show on Russia's state-funded RT cable broadcaster. Still, Assange posed good questions, which Nasrallah answered with familiar party lines.
Drake's new clip is all about giving himself a better Bar Mitzvah.

Drake: ‘I’m a Proud Young Jewish Boy’ and I Want My Re-Bar Mitzvah

Drake says: "When I had a Bar Mitzvah back in the day, my mum really didn't have that much money. We kinda just did it in the basement of an Italian restaurant, which I guess is kinda like a faux pas. I told myself that if I ever got rich, I'd throw myself a re-Bar Mitzvah. That's the concept for the video."
Palestinians during a march through the streets of Jerusalem in solidarity with Islamic Jihad official Khader Adnan.

Islamic Jihad Terrorist Khader Adnan Released, Keeping with Hunger Strike-Ending Deal

Ranking Islamic Jihad official Khader Adnan, who went on a 66-day hunger strike over his detention by Israel, has been released in keeping with the deal reached with him to end his hunger strike in February. One day before his release on Tuesday, some 2,300 Palestinian inmates in Israeli jails began an open-ended hunger strike, synchronized with Palestinian rallies marking "Prisoners' Day."
Egyptian antiquities robbers probably plundered ancient tombs in Egypt, then smuggled this treasure out of the country.

Israel Seizes Two Smuggled Egyptian Sarcophagi Covers Where Mummies Once Slept Eternally

Inspectors of the Israel Antiquities Authority recently seized two covers of Egyptian sarcophagi that contained ancient mummies in the past. The covers were confiscated by inspectors of the Unit for the Prevention of Antiquities Robbery while checking shops in the market place of the Old City in Jerusalem.
BBB on a break.

Musical Putsch: Balkan Beat Box Gig in Munich on Holocaust Day

The Israeli band Balkan Beat Box will continue its successful world tour with a concert on Wednesday evening in Munich, Germany – striking a nerve for some in Israel because it is the start of Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. All entertainment venues, from shows to restaurants, are shuttered in Israel on this day.

Barak: Israel Still Ready to Attack Iran

26 Nisan 5772 – April 17, 2012
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said on Tuesday that Israel never told the US it would suspend its plans to attack Iran while talks...
UrbanAero's "AirMule," a vertical take off & landing drone.

Israeli ‘Rotorless’ Vertical Take Off & Landing ‘AirMule’ Drone Out to Revolutionize Civil and...

Meet the AirMule, a compact, unmanned, single-engine, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. Internal lift rotors enable the AirMule to fly inside mountainous, wooded, or urban terrain where helicopters can't go. The AirMule is able to evacuate two casualties, or haul a fairly significant payload.

2,300 Palestinian Prisoners Begin Hunger Strike

"Palestinian Prisoner's day" is the latest attempt to load the Palestinian calendar with days of mass mobilization and action, with the higher aim of embarrassing Israel and pressuring it to make concessions. Among the demands being made are an end to administrative detention and access to newspapers and more television channels.

On the Eve of Yom HaShoah, Israel’s Government Increases Holocaust Survivors’ Benefits

On the eve of Yom HaShoah, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's cabinet on Tuesday adopted the recommendation of the Prime Minister, Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz,...

Israel to Launch Google Street View

Famed Google Maps application Street View, which is a technology featured in Google Maps and Google Earth providing 360-degree panoramic views from positions along streets throughout the world, will be launched in Israel on Sunday.

Border Policeman Tortured Hebron Child, Community Blames Policy of Brutality and Neglect

Last Saturday at 7 a.m., Israeli Border Police detained and beat up a nine-year-old Jewish child in Hebron, after he entered a closed military zone near Machpelah House. The Hebron community's spokesman told the Jewish Press: "The border police acted like animals, attacking a child. They only care about attacking Jews."
IDF Lieutenant Colonel Shalom Eisner arrives to his home in Jerusalem.

Outpouring Support for Officer who Hit Danish Provocateur, Even as Damning Report Is Anticipated

Eighty-three reserves officers and soldiers yesterday sent the Defense Minister and the IDF Chief of Staff a letter supporting the Eisner, who had been suspended from his post. Additional support came from Hagit Rein, mother of Major B'naya Rein who was killed in the Second Lebanon War and whose body Eisner retrieved.

Fatah to Infuse Young Blood into its Gaza Operations

The Palestinian news agency Ma'an quotes senior party official Nabil Shaath, who said on Monday that Fatah has decided revitalize its committee in Gaza...
Lord Nazir Ahmed offered £10 million for the capture of President Obama.

Lord Nazir Ahmed Suspended from Labor Party for Offering £10m Bounty on Obama, Bush

Back in 1998, Lord Nazir Ahmed, 53, became the first Muslim life peer. Now he is reported to have said: "'If the US can announce a reward of $10 million for the (capture) of Hafiz Saeed, I can announce a bounty of £10 million (for the capture of) President Obama and his predecessor, George Bush."

Latest News Stories


Sponsored Post

Custom Ordered Rabbis

Recommended Today


Something Random from the Week

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/global/tunisia-to-jews-keeping-coming-to-djerba-for-lag-bomer/2012/04/18/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: