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Aly Raisman Wins Gold and Bronze

20 Av 5772 – August 8, 2012
The Israeli Olympic team will go home without any medals for the first time since the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, Korea, but Jewish-American...

Composer Marvin Hamlisch, 68

Marvin Hamlisch, the acclaimed composer and arranger of dozens of films and Broadway shows, has died at 68. Hamlisch died Monday in Los Angeles following...

Some See IOC’s Israeli Member Alex Gilady as Villain in Minute of Silence Defeat

Was the only Israeli on the International Olympic Committee instrumental in stopping a tribute to the Munich 11 at the opening ceremony of the...

Muslim Brotherhood Accuses Mossad of Masterminding Deadly Sinai Border Attack

20 Av 5772 – August 7, 2012
The Islamic movement to which newly-elected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi belongs, released a statement on Monday claiming the Sinai border attack that left 16 Egyptian security officers dead “could be attributed to the Mossad," according to Egyptian daily Al-Masry Al-Youm.

Romney’s Boston HQ Refuses to Accept JVP Petition

Jewish Voice for Peace members said its members were rebuffed as they attempted to deliver a letter to the Boston headquarters of Mitt Romney. A...

Hamas Leader’s Family Treated in Israeli Hospital

Suhila Abd el-Salam, the sister of Hamas Prime Minister in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, accompanied her husband for treatment in an Israeli hospital four months ago. According to Israel’s Ynet News, the sister’s husband was admitted to Beilinson Hospital in Petach Tikva, for immediate medical treatment following a serious heart condition.

US Jewish Peace Group Calling Romney Racist over Palestinian Culture Comment

Jewish Voice for Peace invited other haters of Israel to sign a letter to Mitt Romney, lambasting him for his "racist" and "ignorant" statements about Palestinians.

Egyptian PM Vehicle Attacked at Funeral for Sinai Dead, Morsy Is No Show

The website Egypt Independent reported Tuesday that Prime Minister Hesham Qandil's car was vandalized by angry mourners during the funeral of the 16 Egyptian...

Munich Widows Condemn IOC Chief to his Face at London Memorial Service

"Shame on you International Olympic Committee because you have forsaken the 11 members of your Olympic family, you are discriminating against them only because they are Israelis and Jews," Spitzer told International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge, and then promised: "We will be back because until we hear the words you need to say because you owe it to them."

Make-Believe Bris: Norwegian Official Suggests Jews, Muslims Do ‘Symbolic’ Circumcision

Norway’s ombudsman for children's rights has proposed that Jews and Muslim replace male circumcision with a symbolic, non-surgical ritual.

Iranian Suspects Confess to Killing Scientists for Israel

More than a dozen Iranian citizens arrested in connection with the assassination of several Iranian nuclear scientists have confessed, Iranian state television reported. The Iranians...

Give ‘Em Hell, Sheldon: Adelson Presses Romney on Pollard, Jerusalem Embassy

Romney, the presumptive GOP nominee, has said he needs to see the relevant intelligence material accessible to a president before deciding.

Religious Groups Urge Understanding following Wisconsin Shooting

Religious groups are calling for tolerance after six people were killed in a shooting attack at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin. The Anti-Defamation League condemned...

After 8 Years, Body Was Relocated for Spiritual Reasons with R. Elyashiv’s Blessings

Senior Jerusalem rabbis permitted a late-night removal of the body of a Haredi rabbi from its grave, on the night between Thursday and Friday last week, because family members, who are Breslov Hasidim, claimed the "spiritual level" of the nearby dead was insufficient, causing what could be considered the desecration of the dead.

Egyptian Military Pledges to Hunt Down ‘Infidels’ After Sinai Border Attack

19 Av 5772 – August 6, 2012
Egypt deploys helicopter gunships to the Sinai peninsula after President Mohamed Mursi directed the military to take “complete control” of the Sinai. Israel Defense Minister Ehud barak: "I hope that this will be a wakeup call for Egypt regarding the necessity to be sharp and efficient on their side."

IDF Investigates: How Did Terrorists Manage to Drive 2 Kilometers Into Israel? (Video)

The IDF is currently investigating how the terrorists in Sunday's’ attack managed to drive one of their commandeered armored vehicle 2 kilometers into Israel...

Anatomy of a Jewish Wedding with Natalie Portman and a French Guy

When JTA reports on a Jewish wedding with one of the participants probably not a Jew, shouldn't that merit a comment?

IDF Chief: ‘We Prevented a Large-Scale Disaster’

“Even before investigations of the attack are complete, I estimate we prevented a large-scale disaster, an extremely complex attack by terrorists operating between Sinai and the Gaza Strip," said Lt. Gen. Gantz.

Rabbi Drowns During Ritual Dipping in the Ocean in Wales

Stamford Hill, London-based Orthodox Rabbi Dov Berish Englander, 47, on holiday at the scenic seaside town of Aberystwyth in West Wales, "got into difficulties" while performing a full body ritual immersion.

British Judge Permits 10 Year-Old Jewish Girl to Convert to Christianity

The Decision comes after the girl's mother applied for a court order in November 2011 to prevent her ex-husband from having the girl baptized.

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