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Germany Transfers Fourth Dolphin Class Submarine to Israel

12 Iyyar 5772 – May 3, 2012
The INS Tanin cost approximately $500 million, one-third of which was funded by the German Government, and is slated to arrive in Israel next year.

Report: ‘Sustained, Ongoing Undercurrent of Anti-Jewish Bias in Canada’

Despite a drop of 0.7% in antisemitic incidents in 2011 over the previous year, the gravity of the problem in Canada is better understood by observing long-term trends: antisemitic incidents have grown twenty-fold since B'nai Brith started monitoring antisemitism thirty years ago, while a five-year view shows a 24.6% rise.

Canadian Protestants Call for Settlement Boycott

Soon after the Methodist Church had decided not to support divestments from Israel,  Canada's largest Protestant denomination is calling for a boycott of goods...

Report: Iran Imports Tons of Weapons, Despite UN Sanctions

Despite a UN arms embargo, Iran has imported over £350 million worth of weapons in the last three years, according to an Oxfam report...

“Slutwalk” to Come to Jerusalem on Friday

“Slutwalk”, a controversial rally aiming to counter the claim that revealing clothing provokes rape and sexual assault, will come to Jerusalem on Friday unless...

Vatican Rep Wants Alliance With Jews, Muslims, to Combat Gay Marriage

A Vatican representative has issued a call for the world’s foremost religions to unite to take a stand against gay marriage. Archbishop Antonio Mennini, the...

Judge Won’t Drop Charges Against Baltimore Brothers

A Baltimore judge will not drop the charges against two Jewish brothers accused of beating a black teenager. Judge Pamela White on Tuesday denied the...

Methodists Won’t Support Divestment from Israel

The general conference of the United Methodist Church voted not to divest from three companies that trade with Israel. Two-thirds of the approximately 1,000 delegates...

Jewish NFL Lineman Heads to Cleveland

For the Jewish community in Ohio, the newest Cleveland Browns lineman is also a landsman. Mitchell Schwartz will arrive in Cleveland on Thursday, May 10...

Religious Zionists Seeking Reunification Amid Pressures of Blitz Elections

National Union Chairman MK Yaakov Katz (Ketzaleh) says the Jewish Home and National Union factions will announce, officially and together, "that we'll be running jointly in the next election." At a time when polls are showing the Religious Zionist camp losing at least one seat in the coming election, reunification couldn't come too soon. But the road back may not be simple.

NY Jews Lay Mitzvahs on Thick, Break World Record

Members of the UJA-Federation of New York set a Guinness World Record on April 29 for assembling the greatest number of sandwiches for the...

Likud Moves to Dissolve Knesset, Eyes Sept. 4 Election

The Likud Party, which leads the ruling coalition, has submitted a bill to dissolve the current Knesset and is pushing for new elections on Sept. 4.

Palestinian Authority Celebrates PLO Arch-Terrorist Abu Jihad

11 Iyyar 5772 – May 2, 2012
According to information compiled by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), the PA's week-long celebration of Abu Jihad's life and Israeli deaths included the broadcast of several documentaries on his life and successful "operations," the commencement of six sporting events named in his honor, and the publication of news pieces spotlighting and glorifying his exploits.

A Soldier In Israel: Valley Girl Turned IAF Dog Handler

JERUSALEM – Natalie says she’s been a dog lover from birth. “I had two dogs when I was younger,” she recalls, “then they mated and we ended up with six more, and we couldn’t give them away.”

Netanyahu To Issue Call For New Elections

JERUSALEM – Prime Minister Netanyahu, faced with the unlikelihood of his coalition government passing a new law to end haredi military draft deferment or ratifying the 2013 state budget with its austerity measures that affect nearly every government ministry controlled by coalition partners, will call for new elections on his return to the Knesset next week after sitting shiva for his father.

With Election Six Months Away, Obama Still Leads Among Jews

WASHINGTON – President Obama enjoys the support of three-fifths of American Jews, according to the latest American Jewish Committee survey, a significant improvement over where he stood half a year ago in the organization’s polling.WASHINGTON – President Obama enjoys the support of three-fifths of American Jews, according to the latest American Jewish Committee survey, a significant improvement over where he stood half a year ago in the organization’s polling.

Shagririm: Israeli-American Ambassadors, on Campus

Shagririm caters to the large population of Israeli–Americans in Southern California and their American born children. The program connects these individuals in order to effectively generate pro-Israel programs and initiatives. Shagririm is the only program of its kind that currently functions solely on a local, multi-campus level, rather than nationwide.

Governor of Jenin Dies of Heart Attack After Ambush

Jenin District Governor Kadura Musa died Tuesday night of a heart attack after attackers opened fire on his home, according to a report by...

Poll: Obama Winning Back Jews

Jewish support for President Obama has improved significantly in the last year and a half, according to a new survey by the American Jewish Committee .

Jewish Blogosphere Ablaze Over Obama’s Condolences to Netanyahu

The internet is seeking out the text of President Obama's condolences to Prime Minister Netanyahu, but they can't find it.

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