The Celebrate Israel Festival on May 31 at Pier 94, slated to be the largest gathering to date of Israeli-Americans in New York.
Posted on: October 23rd, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism → Anti-Israel NGOs
Rihanna sang before a crowd of 50,000 in Tel Aviv at Israel’s largest performance venue, Yarkon Park. Fans paid $100 and up for Tuesday’s show, part of the pop star’s “Diamonds” world tour and her second performance in Israel. She played Israel three years ago. Rihanna came to Israel despite a campaign by the Boycott, […]
Posted on: October 23rd, 2013News & Views → Eye on "Palestine"
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said “all the core issues are on the table” in peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians that have intensified. A meeting Monday in Jerusalem centered on the issue of sharing water resources, an unnamed Palestinian official told the French news agency AFP. Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have met […]
Posted on: October 23rd, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
Texas A&M is set to announce the creation of a branch campus in Israel. Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp are in Israel, where they will announce plans for Texas A&M Peace University in Nazareth on Wednesday, The New York Times reported. The newspaper said Texas A&M would become […]
Posted on: October 23rd, 2013News & Views → Photo of the Day
I have no idea whether the folks who designed this Shas campaign poster have read or seen Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love. But their copy definitely follows that general idea: Praying, Loving, Keeping [Promises? Mitzvot?]. Great minds think alike…
Posted on: October 23rd, 2013News & Views → Business and Economy
In an election that failed to alter the top of the municipal map, all the important changes took place in small places.
Posted on: October 23rd, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
Nir Barkat was re-elected to another 5-year term in one of the mostly hotly contested races in the country against newcomer Moshe Leon.
Posted on: October 23rd, 2013News & Views → Israel
With generally low turnouts, many incumbents,and some surprise victories.
Posted on: October 23rd, 2013News & Views → Middle East
The Turkish Priime Minister came out with guns ablazing to protect "his" democracy plans for Turkey and the Turkish Intelligence chief.
Posted on: October 22nd, 2013News & Views → Islamists
American Shia Muslims were attacked in Saudi Arabia during the hajj. Their crime? They are Shia instead of Sunni Muslims. Plus, they are Americans.
Posted on: October 22nd, 2013News & Views → Israel → IDF
Israel’s “Trophy” defense system for General Dynamic’s LAV-III armored personnel has passed tough tests, including live fire under harsh terrain conditions in Canada, Israel Defense reported Tuesday. The system withstood advanced anti-tank rocket fire, recoilless guns, short range fire and fire from different weapons simultaneously to verify the system’s functionality. The Trophy system’s success in […]
Posted on: October 22nd, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe → European Union
The European Union has brought 65 companies to Israel Monday and Tuesday to strengthen relations despite the controversy over its policy to bar grants for activities in Judea and Samaria. The “Mission for Growth” was headed by European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani and is focused on space technologies, information and communication technology and tourism. There […]
Posted on: October 22nd, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Judaism
It has taken close to 40 years to generate lab-grown human hair follicles.
Posted on: October 22nd, 2013News & Views → Israel
A minor earthquake, the fifth in a week, shook up residents in the area of the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) Tuesday morning. The temblor, which measured 3.3 on the Richter scale and was centered just northwest of the Sea of Galilee, was felt from Tiberias up to the Golan Heights. It came a day after […]
Posted on: October 22nd, 2013News & Views → Eye on "Palestine"
A mob of dozens of Palestinian Authority rock-throwers injured five Jews on the road from Tekoa, in eastern Gush Etzion, to Jerusalem Tuesday morning. At least one of the victims was evacuated by ambulance, and his condition was described as good. The mob, which included women and children, smashed windshields with large rocks in an […]
Posted on: October 22nd, 2013News & Views → Archaeology
If the effects of “global warming” today are going to be anything like those of the 3,200-year-old drought and cold wave that, according to research in the Kinneret, existed in the Middle East, watch out.
Posted on: October 22nd, 2013News & Views → Global
The warped “Jewish and democratic” equation is about to be bent out of shape again with Yesh Atid bills to allow homosexual “unions” and public bus transportation on the Sabbath.
Posted on: October 22nd, 2013News & Views → Israel → IDF
Mohammad Asi opened fire on IDF forces during an attempt to arrest him for his involvement in a 2012 terror attack.
Posted on: October 22nd, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
Queens College Hillel celebrates major milestones in its recent efforts to “turn commuter into community.” Traditionally attended mostly by commuters, a resurgent Hillel and a growing residential culture on the campus combine to fuel a vibrant and growing sense of Jewish community at Queens College. A dedication event on October 28 from 4-6PM at Queens […]
Posted on: October 22nd, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism → Anti-Israel NGOs
The pro-Palestinian campus group Students for Justice in Palestine and the far-left Jewish group Jewish Voice for Peace are included in the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) report on the top 10 anti-Israel organizations of 2013. Joining those groups on the list are ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism), American Muslims for Palestine, CODEPINK, […]
Posted on: October 22nd, 2013News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
The Knesset unanimously voted Sunday to bring 899 “lost Jews” from India to Israel at the end of this year. The new olim belong to Bnei Menashe, a group of Indian citizens who believe to be descendants of the Jewish tribe of Menashe, one of the 10 “lost tribes” exiled from the land of Israel […]
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