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MK Katz: In Two Decades Secular Israelis Will Be the Minority

29 Sivan 5772 – June 19, 2012
Speaking at a discussion of the Knesset Education Committee on the changing status-quo of religious and ultra-Orthodox education, committee member and chairman of the...

Alice Walker Kills Hebrew ‘Color Purple’ Deal Citing ‘Apartheid’

The author of “The Color Purple,” refused to authorize a Hebrew translation of her prize-winning work, citing what she called Israel’s “apartheid state.” She added: "It is my hope that the non-violent BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) movement, of which I am part, will have enough of an impact on Israeli civilian society to change the situation."

Majority of Palestinians say Palestinian Authority is Corrupt

45% of Palestinian respondents believe that the first most vital Palestinian goal should be to end "Israeli occupation" and build a state, and 32% believe it should be to obtain the right of return. 28% believe the first problem confronting Palestinians today is poverty and unemployment, while 25% think it is the continuation of "Israeli occupation" and 23% think it is the absence of national unity.

Survey: Israelis Think Romney ‘Friendlier’ to Jewish State

A survey on American-Israeli relations has concluded that Israelis consider Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to be more ‘friendly’ towards Israel than incumbent Barack Obama. Surprisingly, after almost four years in office, a full 49% of Israelis polled did not know or would not answer questions regarding Obama’s Israel agenda.

Presidential Conference “Facing Tomorrow” While Facing Away from Observant Jews

29 Sivan 5772 – June 18, 2012
Who on those panels has any connection whatsoever to me, to my shul, to our children? What does any of those folks know about the explosion of Torah learning in Israel, about our packed houses of worship, about our proliferation of loan societies, about our irrepressible demographics?

World Powers Begin New Round of Iran Talks with Little Hope for Progress

Western diplomats continue to accuse Iran of foot-dragging and obfuscation, noting that the five-point proposal presented by the Islamic Republic in Baghdad last month calls for discussions on matters that are tangential to the nuclear issue. Yet Western diplomats continue to hold out hope that Iran will finally "engage seriously" the proposal that the six-nation bloc made last month.

Muslim Brotherhood Candidate Wins Egyptian Presidential Elections

If official results stand, Mursi will have won Egypt's first post-uprising elections with 51.89 per cent of the vote, succeeding toppled dictator Hosni Mubarak. The ruling military council will "hand over power" on 30 June.

Yeshiva University High School Reunion in Israel to Celebrate Rabbi Abraham Zuroff’s 90th Birthday

A reunion for Yeshiva University High School graduates will take place on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 10 AM, at the YU Gruss Center in Jerusalem. Some 200 Yeshiva University High School alumni residing in Israel will honor Rabbi Zuroff, principal and later supervisor of all Yeshiva University high schools, at the event.

PM Establishes Special Committee for Judea and Samaria

The government on Sunday voted to put a ministerial committee headed by the Prime Minister in charge of Jewish development in Judea and Samaria , the first time in 16 years that the establishment and expansion of Jewish communities in the biblical heartland will not come under the purview of the full government.

IDF Opens Road, Lifts Restrictions After Deadly Attack

The IDF has re-opened roads and lifted an order for residents to remain in their homes following a deadly attack killing one Israeli along the Israel-Egypt border.

Jews, Gays, Rights Activists Protest Ahmadinejad in Rio

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s welcome on the sunny Ipanema beach in Rio was less than warm from an eclectic group of Jews, human rights activists, and homosexuals, who arrived Sunday to protest the Iranian president’s attendance at a UN summit on sustainable development.

Israeli Minister: Iranian Crisis Will Culminate in Coming Months

In an interview with Ha'aretz last Friday, Israel’s Minister for Strategic Affairs Moshe Ya’alon made clear that for Israel the red line is Iran’s capability to produce a nuclear weapon and not Khamenei’s order to produce a bomb. He also said that Israel is not bluffing when it comes to decisive action to stop Iran and does not need an American ‘green light’ for a military strike .

Israeli, 2 Terrorists, Killed in Exchange of Fire on Israel’s Egyptian Border

Terrorist infiltrated from Egypt and opened fire with guns, explosives and an RPG against Israeli contractors working on the border fence. 1 Israeli and 2 terrorists were killed in the ensuing gunfight. Communities in the South were in lockdown for 5 hours.

Responding to Rocket Fire, IAF Targets Gaza Terror Sites

Overnight, IAF aircraft targeted a weapons manufacturing facility in the southern Gaza Strip and a terror activity site in the central Gaza Strip. Direct...

Chabad of North Hollywood Construction Halted by Neighbors

Dozens Sherman Oaks residents are complaining that the new Chabad House on Chandler Boulevard is "just too big for the surrounding blocks of single-family...

Mursi Muslim Brotherhood Campaign Claims Egypt Presidency, Shafiq Denies

Al Ahram has just published these tweets from Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Mursi: 6:28 Ikhwanweb tweets: President-Elect Mohamed #Morsi, heads to #Tahrir - symbol of...

Greek Nazis Increase Power in Sunday’s Vote

Greece's neo-Nazi party Chryssi Avghi (Golden Dawn) won between 6.0 and 7.5% of the vote in Sunday’s elections, according to exit polls, European Jewish...

Suit Charges Hebrew National Products Not Kosher

Class action lawsuit against Hebrew National alleges the company is misrepresenting its own kashrut standards “as defined by the most stringent Jews who follow Orthodox Jewish Law."

Israel May Build Artificial Islands to Alleviate Shortage of Space

28 Sivan 5772 – June 17, 2012
Israel, which is approximately the size of the state of New Jersey, is also a very densely populated country – with an average of 982 people per square mile. "The idea...has spatial, economic and security logic for us," PM Netanyahu said. "It is also of value regarding environmental protection."

IDF Spokesperson: Assad’s End a Certainty

IDF Spokesperson Brig. Gen. Yoav (Poly) Mordechai said that the understanding that the Bashar Assad regime in Syria has “reached its end” is now permeating among Assad’s allies Iran and Hezbollah. Meanwhile, a Russian military source said that Russia may send warships and troops to Syria to protect its logistics base in Tartous, Syria.

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