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Why Are Israelis Trimmer than Americans? Their Chocolate Costs Double

3 Adar 5772 – February 26, 2012
It's not nearly as funny as it sounds, though. Israeli food products are the costliest in the Western world, and that goes practically across the board. The reason appears simple enough: lack of competition for the country's food behemoth, the Strauss Group.

Comforting The Afflicted: The Life Of Rebbetzin Chana Weinberg

2 Adar 5772 – February 24, 2012
Thanks to her efforts, domestic violence is now on the national Jewish agenda. But the Rebbetzin didn’t simply raise awareness; she opened safe houses across the country, trained volunteers to provide emotional, physical and financial support and always made herself available for comfort, advice, and direction.

Two US Congressmen Caught in Arab Rock Throwing Near Temple Mount

A rock throwing Arab mob attacked on Friday a group that included Congressmen Elliot Engel and Jerald Nadler. The two legislators from New York State were on tour of the Mount of Olives Cemetery, along with Executive Vice Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations Malcolm Hoenlein, and Rabbis Abraham and Menachem Lubinsky, founders of the International Committee for the Preservation of Har HaZeitim. Their tour was guided by JewishPress.com Managing Editor Yishai Fleisher.

Iran Embarks on Bible-Burning Campaign

According to the Iranian Christian news organization Mohabat News, Iranian authorities began to systematically seize and destroy Bibles after a Shiite cleric issued an...

MK Danon: Stop Arab MKs from Joining Qatar Anti-Israel Conference

Qatar is going all out to assemble a major conference next week, with 350 representatives from Arab and Islamic countries, who will discuss "the legal status of Jerusalem before and after the Israeli occupation." The funny thing is that Palestinian Knesset members who will be spewing their venom at the conference, decrying Israeli crimes against humanity, yada, yada, yada, will be the only democratically elected officials. Is this a fun region or what?

Israelis Petition: We Love the Iranian People

Some days you just have to love Israelis, who take time out of their busy schedules to express their love thine enemy thing online.

Choked: The EU Is Cutting Iran off SWIFT Operations

The AP reported that the European Union is working on regulations that would shut out Iran's banks from the financial clearinghouse SWIFT, which is...

Mormons Posthumously Baptized Anne Frank: New Claim

The Toronto Star reported that researcher Helen Radkey, a former Mormon who revealed the Wiesenthal baptisms, said this week she found Anne Frank’s name...

UN Security Council Condemns Attacks on Israeli Diplomats

The Security Council statement, read to the media, "condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack in New Delhi, India, aimed at Israel's diplomatic...

Chief Military Rabbi: Religious Soldiers Do Not Have to Hear Female Singers at IDF...

1 Adar 5772 – February 23, 2012
On the heels of the Supreme Court's annulment of the Tal Law, and following weeks of harsh debates over the coerced participation of religious soldiers in IDF sponsored concerts with women singers, the IDF Chief Rabbi admitted Thursday that despite his liberal ruling on the matter, soldiers should be allowed to avoid entertainment they find religiously problematic.

Weekly Roundup: Syria on the Brink

The Syrian army's assault on Homs enters its 20th day and resulted in the deaths of 80 people on Wednesday, including 3 journalists...A UN report accuses "officials at the highest level of government" of committing "crimes against humanity and other gross human right violations"...Egypt recalls its ambassador...Saudi Arabia blasts Syria and Russia...Free Syrian Army is turning away jihadists...Republican presidential hopefuls join growing chorus of voices that support arming the opposition.

Jewish Leaders: Arabs Looking to Israel to Eliminate Iran Threat

Malcolm Hoenlein: “While I choose not to reveal their names, they [Arab leaders] have all expressed serious concern about Iran and are interested in making peace with Israel. They are serious about what they say and proof of that has been seen in recent weeks, as you don’t hear many of these leaders raise the Palestinian issue against Israel in our discussions or in the headlines.”

No Kosher Food at Malta Jewish Conference

At least it took a while, since somehow the organizers of this 4-day event for 120 European Jewish young professionals didn't realize they would all insist on eating kosher food. In Malta? It took a few heroic feats to straighten out that one…

Advancing Human Rights, Beyond Israel

Robert Bernstein, founder of Human Rights Watch, has established a new organization called Advancing Human Rights, with Irwin Cotler and David Keyes on the Board of Directors.

Oscars to Sacha Baron Cohen: Stay Home

If they ban him, does he not bleed, at least a little, on the inside? The Oscar folks appear to have had it up to here with the loveable, although as lowbrow as they come, British-Jewish star. Or maybe it was all his own idea. You figure it out.

Iran to SC: Blame Israel for Absolutely Everything

On occasion it's nice to read good things about one's country, reflected through the eyes of a sworn enemy. If half of what Iran's UN ambassador Mohammad Khazaee told the UN Security Council about Israeli covert operations, cyber warfare, psychological war and assassination of nuclear scientists is true, then we should sleep quietly tonight…

VIDEO: Yeshiva Student Lynchmobbed

On the face of it, it sounds like Arab on Jew violence, but we'll learn more once the police report is made. Meanwhile, if you're visiting the snowy Hermon site in your yeshiva outfit, better bring along someone who can protect you.

Egyptian Court Says New Parliament Unconstitutional

Al-Ahram reports that the Supreme Administrative Court (SAC) on Monday referred several articles of the law governing parliamentary polls to the State Council, the...

Jews, Mormons, Happiest, Atheists Grumpiest: Gallup

Assuming 676,000 Gallup survey participants can't be wrong, it's now official: don your best yarmulke, tighten that lovely tichel, pour on those blintzes, kreplach and ponchikes, and trek out to hear the Torah reading every Shabbes – cuz that'll make you the happiest man or woman in America. Unless you belong to LDS, that works, too, apparently…

US: Israeli Settlements Not Constructive for Peace

According to FOCUS Information Agency, the United States said Wednesday that Israel's settlement activity was not "constructive" for Middle East peace after a committee...

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