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Ha’aretz Independence Day Recipes Kosher in English, Traif Galore in Hebrew

2 Iyyar 5772 – April 24, 2012
If you're an American Jew looking for an Independence Day recipe, Ha'aretz in English is a safe place for you. You'll find there a discussion of the perfect hamburger, as befits the national holiday of outdoors barbecuing. But click over to the same paper's Hebrew language website, and you'll discover an additional component, besides beef: goat cheese.

Cartoon Rehab: Fixing the Crucifix

This cartoon, by Syrian artist Tishrin, was published September 22, 2011, and, to be fair, as anti-Israeli cartoons go it is relatively tame. But I was delighted by the opportunity to turn Tishrin's clever (albeit kinda trite) use of the letter T as cross, into the letter T as clothesline.

Video: A Well Crafted Piece of Propaganda Packed with Intentional Lies, Is It Sunday...

Veteran 60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon on Sunday presented "Christians of the Holy Land," a piece of complex, anti-Israeli propaganda that was clearly intended to cause Israel damage among US Christians. It throws unfair accusations at Israeli Jews—who are essentially blameless in the story of the vanishing Arab Christians—while ignoring the role of Muslims in pushing Christians out of Bethlehem.

Intoxication Tests, Traffic Control, Part of Israeli Police Preparations for 64th Independence Day

2 Iyyar 5772 – April 23, 2012
Tel Aviv District Police has completed its preparations for Memorial Day and the 64th Independence Day of the State of Israel. County units will operate with reinforcements of Police, Border Guard officers and Civil Defense volunteers, increasing normal security arrangements, easing traffic flow and preventing criminal activity.

Egypt Will Gladly Sell Gas to Israel, But at New Rates

Egypt's International Cooperation Minister Fayza Abul Naga said on Monday that Egypt is prepared to resume gas exports to Israel, but at new rates, after unilaterally canceling its previous, long-term contract, signed in 2005. The Israeli side of the dispute had kept its cool since the original Egyptian announcement, maintaining that there was a businesslike solution to the crisis.

Court: Non-Jew May Sue for Anti-Semitic Slurs

A New Jersey appeals court has ruled that a man can sue for enduring anti-Semitic slurs from former employers despite not being Jewish. Myron Cowher,...

Turkey Blocking Israel’s Participation in NATO Chicago Summit

Turkey blocked the participation of Israel in next month's NATO Summit in Chicago, a Turkish newspaper reported. Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu vetoed Israel's participation...

Report: House Armed Services Committee Proposes Additional $680 Million for Iron Dome

The Washington Post quoted a Republican congressional aide as saying that the House Armed Services Committee will propose the increase when it convenes next week to formulate the 2013 fiscal year's defense budget. There are currently four operational and actively deployed Iron Dome batteries in Israel, but "at least ten" are needed to defend the whole country.

Likud MKs, Central Committee, Ulpana Hill Residents, in Pushback Against Court, AG, Barak

Israel's Supreme Court and the Attorney General are showing a kind of zeal one normally attributes to religious fanatics. Rather than pursuing a pragmatic, financial compensation to the claimant, as is normal in similar civil cases, both the high court and the AG appear hell bent on getting Justice. The Likud rank and file are preparing to do war with these two enemies of Israel's democracy.

Egypt Halts Gas Supply to Israel, Concerns Over Future of Treaty Arise

Despite major concerns being raised about the future of peace between Egypt and Israel in the wake of Egypt’s decision to terminate the a contract to provide natural gas to the Jewish State, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Monday that he hopes the dispute will be solved in a business environment, and that relations between the two countries will return to normal.

Vandals Attack Historic Ammunition Hill

Jerusalem’s Ammunition Hill museum and memorial were vandalized Sunday night with anti-Zionist slogans, two days before Israel’s Memorial Day.

Google Street View Available in Israel

Google Street View has officially launched in Israel, providing images of religious sites and city streets in major Israeli cities Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and Haifa.

400 Floridians Flock to Israel on Journey to Jerusalem

Four hundred South Floridians have joined together on a “Mega Mission” to Israel, organized by the Miami Jewish Federation.

We’re All Feiglinists, Especially Feiglin

On Saturday, Defense Minister Ehud Barak mocked two Likud ministers who criticized his plan to demolish Ulpana Hill, saying they caught "a severe case of ‘Feiglinism.’” Then, one after another, Likud MKs paid homage to the new term and congratulated Moshe Feiglin on his tenacity in upholding the principles of Feiglinism.

Lithuania Passes $50 Million Holocaust Compensation Package

This April, 70 years since the Nazi invasion on Lithuania destroyed the 800-year connection of the country with the Jewish people, a $50 million package was passed to compensate Jewish families whose property was stolen during the Holocaust, according to a report by JTA.

IDF Chief of Staff: Covert Ops, War Readiness Up

Israeli Chief of Staff Major General Benny Gantz has ordered Israel Defense Force soldiers to ramp up their covert operations in enemy countries, according to an interview published in Israel’s Yediot Ahronot newspaper.

Thousands of Israeli Students Mark Memorial Day at Yad Vashem

Thousands of high school students from across Israel participated in a national walk on Sunday, April 22, from Yad Vashem on the “Connecting Path” to Mount Herzl, Israel’s national cemetery. Organized by Israel’s Ministry of Education, the walk took the students to different stations commemorating Israel's Holocaust day and its connection to its Memorial Day for Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terror, which falls on Wednesday.

Israel’s Cabinet Smashes Mega-Corporations

Israel's cabinet on Sunday approved a plan to force some of Israel’s largest conglomerates to break up, in an attempt to drive competition and...

Baltimore Brothers Face 13 Years for Assaulting Black Teen

Brothers Eliyahu and Avi Werdeseheim are being charged with second-degree assault, false imprisonment and carrying a deadly weapon in the beating of a black...

Egyptian Cancellation of Gas Supply Threatens Treaty with Israel

Egypt’s sudden cancellation of its natural gas treaty with Israel is a flagrant violation of the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty, according to Israeli officials. Egypt claims...

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