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Israel’s Cabinet Smashes Mega-Corporations

1 Iyyar 5772 – April 23, 2012
Israel's cabinet on Sunday approved a plan to force some of Israel’s largest conglomerates to break up, in an attempt to drive competition and...

Baltimore Brothers Face 13 Years for Assaulting Black Teen

Brothers Eliyahu and Avi Werdeseheim are being charged with second-degree assault, false imprisonment and carrying a deadly weapon in the beating of a black...

Egyptian Cancellation of Gas Supply Threatens Treaty with Israel

Egypt’s sudden cancellation of its natural gas treaty with Israel is a flagrant violation of the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty, according to Israeli officials. Egypt claims...

Cartoon Rehab: Oh, Go Ahead, Surrender, You Know You Want To…

Welcome to the Jewish Press Online Cartoon Rehabilitation Project (JPOCRP), or, in short (suggested by our colleague Rafi Harkham) Cartoon Rehab. We found this cartoon on the ADL website. They say it was originally published in Oman, April 12, 2012, and the original text, written in blood, says: "We Will Never Surrender."

Deputy Speaker Danon: We’ll Stop Barak’s Creeping Erosion of Judea and Samaria

Knesset Deputy Speaker Danny Danon says if Defense Minister Ehud Barak is not stopped now, there are nine thousand housing units in Judea and Samaria which are being challenged like Ulpana Hill and the Jewish purchased residences in Hebron. "We must stop this erosion and say, enough, we won't let Barak carry out a creeping erosion of the settlements of Judea and Samaria," Danon told JewishPress.com Sunday night.

Report: Marwan Barghouti’s Interrogation Transcripts Reveal His, Arafat’s Role in Second Intifada

1 Iyyar 5772 – April 22, 2012
First obtained and published by Haaretz, the transcripts reveal his motivations for facilitating terrorist attacks against Israeli targets, his fears of losing the Palestinian street, and the extent of Arafat's autonomy.

Israeli Startup Wins NYC Big Apps 3.0 Award

YooGuide, an Israeli startup, has won “The Investors Choice Application” award at the NYC Big Apps 3.0 competition for its app, The Funday Genie.

Iran Reverse Engineering Captured US Drone

Iran has started manufacturing models of its captured US spy plane, the commander of the Aerospace Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps announced on Saturday, Meher reported.

Colorado Synagogue Vandalized on Hitler’s Birthday

A Colorado Springs synagogue was vandalized with swastikas on the walls, signs, and door on Friday, on the birthday of Adolf Hitler.

Five Palestinian Injured, Crashed into IDF Jeep

The Ma'an news agency reports that five Palestinians were injured Sunday morning after their van collided with an Israeli military jeep near Hebron, according...

Hamas Leader: No Peace With Israel

Hamas number two Moussa Abu Marzouk said Thursday that if Hamas comes to power in a future Palestinian state, it will not uphold any peace agreements with Israel.

Olympic Committee Refuses to Commemorate Israeli Munich Massacre Victims

A campaign by the widows of two Israeli victims of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre have had their petition for a memorial at the 2012 Olympic games rejected by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Finance Minister: Evacuating Beit El Is Morally Reprehensible

Israel's Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz Sunday morning objected during the weekly cabinet meeting to the court-ordained plan to evacuate and demolish the Ulpana Hill neighborhood in Beit El.

Hebron Residents May Appeal Eviction Ruling

According to Walla News, Hebron's Jewish community Sunday morning said they will consider an appear of the ruling by the Jerusalem District Court which...

EU Condemns Israel For Returning Property to Owners, Evicting Squatters

The European Union on Saturday condemned the eviction of Arab squatters from a house in Beit Hanina on Wednesday, despite an eight-year court case proving that the land they occupied belonged to Jews. One squatter family left voluntarily, one refused, was evicted by police.

Samaria Terrorist Attack Thwarted, Two Palestinians Arrested

30 Nisan 5772 – April 21, 2012
Traffic cops from the SJ District succeeded in thwarting a terrorist attack in Samaria's Tapuach junction. The officers spotted two suspects and arrested them...

Cornered by Pressure from Likud Ministers on Ulpana Hill Eviction, Barak Uses Mockery

Responding to criticism from two government ministers who object to the demolition of Ulpana Hill homes, Defense Minister Ehud Barak mocked his detractors, accusing them of contracting the Feiglin germ. But whether or not Prime Minister Netanyahu accepts the turning of his rival's name into an adjective, he has been looking for ways to avoid the May 1 eviction.

Yair Lapid’s ‘Future’ Problem

Former journalist and rookie politician Yair Lapid's new party is off to a problematic start. Lapid's choice of the name 'Atid' for his new political party has created yet another controversy for the political neophyte; it is similar enough to Atid Echad - an immigrant party with mostly Ethiopian support - to cause confusion to voters, and possible legal action by its chair Yechezkel Stelzer.

Meretz Chief’s Anti-Semitic, Anti-Brooklyn Slur Gets Pass from Media, ‘Anglos’ Are Enraged

28 Nisan 5772 – April 20, 2012
Earlier this week, Meretz Chairperson MK Zahava Gal-On had a severe case of hoof and mouth disease when, while speaking to the Army Radio, she said it would be intolerable for Israel's future to be decided by a bunch of "Yehudonim from Brooklyn," or, if you will, the good, old Polish term "Zhidki." Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman's Anglo supporters told the Jewish Press Gal-On should apologize for the slur and for equating the right-wing coalition to the Nazis.

Forcibly Converted Hindu Women Opt to Stay with Husbands, But Story Remains Murky

Three young Hindu women who were kidnapped, forcibly converted to Islam and married off to Muslim men, chose this week to live with their husbands instead of their families. It has been rumored that the three women had been threatened by Pakistan People's Party parliamentarian Mian Mithu with "dire consequences" if they decided to return to their parents.

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