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Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Father, Benzion, Dies at 102

8 Iyyar 5772 – April 30, 2012
The father of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Benzion, died at the age of 102 on Monday morning in Jerusalem. Benzion was an active supporter of Zionist leader Ze'ev Jabotinsky, and worked closely with him.

Video: Bea Abrams Cohen – California’s Oldest Female Veteran

Bea Abrams Cohen, who turned 102 in February, believes in mitzvahs. "Pay back. It works," she told the LA Times. Bea enlisted during World War II and worked for more than seventy years supporting the U.S. military and charity organizations.

Investigation: Non-Kosher Meat Served at President’s Independence Day Event

A major faux pas involving non-kosher hen's meat is rocking the Presidential Residence in Jerusalem. According to Ma'ariv, the event's caterer purchase a large quantity of meat on Thursday morning to replace meat that had been spoiled. The new meat came from a non-kosher butcher shop in the Arab village of Abu Gosh, which stays open on Shabbat and sells sea food.

Hunger Striking Gandhi’s Killer Hospitalized

8 Iyyar 5772 – April 29, 2012
The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine said Sunday it holds Israel responsible for the life of the group's imprisoned leader, Ahmad Saadat,...

Rumors Swirl In Israel About Possible Early Elections

In the wake of comments made yesterday by FM Avigdor Liberman, in which he suggested that Yisrael Beytenu may withdraw from the government if it fails to implement an alternative to the Tal Law, PM Binyamin Netanyahu said he refused to be "a victim of extortion by coalition partners."

Tigers Outfielder Arrested for Anti-Semitic Outburst on 6th Ave

The NY Post reported that Detroit Tigers slugger Delmon Young went on a drunken, anti-Semetic rampage outside the Manhattan Hilton hotel early Friday morning,...

Obama to Release $147 Mil to PA, With No Restrictions

The US Agency for International Development will pour $147 million into Palestinian Authority infrastructure, education, health projects, and humanitarian aid, just six months after a funding freeze was imposed by President Barack Obama.

Tel Aviv Mayor Warns Against Hareidi Majority

The mayor Tel Aviv told Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth on Friday that having an “ultra-Orthodox” majority in Israel would turn it “into a fundamentalist state like Saudi Arabia”.

Can We Make Auschwitz A Little More Stylish?

American clothing retailer Urban Outfitters is in hot water for selling a yellow T-shirt with a patch over the breast pocket that looks like a designer's idea of how to improve that old fashioned yellow Star of David that Jews were forced to wear by the Nazis. Make it blue, for one thing, yellow is soooo 1941.

Cartoon Rehab: It’s Miller Time, Sort Of

Today's cartoon is from Al-Watan (Qatar), from way back in May 13, 2003. The U.S. and Israel are shown eating from two sides of an apple that represents “the Arab states.” According to the middle-east-info.org, where we found it, this cartoon is noteworthy because it was published in Qatar, home to the Al Jazeera TV network. Qatar is considered by many in the U.S. State Department to be a U.S. ally and a relatively moderate state.

Major British Supermarket Chain Tightens Boycott of Israeli Goods, Companies

The Supermarket chain Co-Operative Group, Britain's fifth-largest food retailer, is the first major European retailer to stop buying from companies that export produce from Israeli settlements east of the Green Line. The largest Israeli agricultural export companies affected by this move are Agrexco, Arava Export Growers, Adafresh and Mehadrin.

New Poll Sees Huge Win for Incumbent Netanyahu, Likud

Following Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman's announcement that he is prepared to go to an early election in October, "Israel Today" published a poll Sunday...

Palestinian with Explosives Arrested at Shechem Checkpoint

According to an IDF spokesperson, a Palestinian man was detained by the Israeli army at a Shechem checkpoint on Saturday while carrying explosives. The man...

Ex-Chief of Internal Security: Netanyahu, Barak, Infected by Messianic Fervor

7 Iyyar 5772 – April 28, 2012
Yuval Diskin, who last year retired as head of the Shin Bet, Israel's internal security agency, on Friday used exceptionally strong language to criticize his former boss, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, accusing him of being caught up in a messianic fervor about the Iranian nuclear program, a fervor which he implied was more befitting the Iranian leadership.

China’s Prime Minister: Auschwitz Visit Left Indelible Impression

According to Reuters, China's Prime Minister Wen Jiabao, who toured the Auschwitz  death camp on Friday, said his visit introduced him to "an unforgettable,...

In Honor of Israel’s Big Day, One Movie on 64 Campuses

5 Iyyar 5772 – April 27, 2012
The 55-minute film, titled ‘Israel Inside’ and hosted by former Harvard lecturer Dr. Tal Ben Shahar, explores the core strength of Israelis that has enabled them to succeed against incredible odds.

Israeli, New Yorker, Win Bible Contest

An Israeli teenager won the International Bible Contest in Jerusalem, with a New York teen finishing second. Elhanan Bloch was the best among the 56...

Bob Dylan, Madeleine Albright, Shimon Peres, All Freedom Medal Recipients

Madeleine Albright, Bob Dylan, Shimon Peres and Jan Karski will be among 13 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The list was released Thursday....

Broken Gas Deal Reflects Tentative Future of Peace Treaty

Egypt's decision to halt its already erratic natural gas supply to Israel was not, as the Egyptians claimed, due only to financial disagreements. Shareholders in East Mediterranean Gas Co have stated: "Any attempts to characterize this dispute as a mere commercial one is misleading." The supply of natural gas, its absence, has become a worrisome measure of the very future of Israel's peace treaty with Egypt.

Cartoon Rehab: Toon Gets Tattooed

This one took the Photoshop equivalent of plastic surgery. The depiction of both the vampire-like Jewish person and the dead child in his arms is so vile, I had to fix every little aspect of the image.

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