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Mona Seif, left, is one of the finalists for the Martin Ennals Human Rights Defenders Award, known as the "Nobel Prize for Human Rights."
 

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

In other words, to those who believe the worst lies about Israel -- think Jenin massacre, Mohammed al Dura, Gaza as an open air prison -- visions of which are so often the internal movies constantly looping behind the eyelids of people who talk about "occupation," Israelis really kind of get what they deserve, don't you think?

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Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsIslamists

A new law Turkish law breaks a 90-year-old ban on Muslims wearing the veil at university or at government work offices and reflects the growing Islamic influence on the once secular government. The secular Turkish republic in 1925 banned  civil servants from wearing overt symbols of religious affiliation, That presumably includes the kippa, for those […]

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Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsMediaArts and Entertainment

Efforts to bring Hollywood stars to Israel have extended to include Latin America, with a delegation of TV personalities and news executives arriving Monday from Central and South America as well as from the United States for a week-long visit. The trip was announced by America’s Voices in Israel (AVI), part of the Conference of […]

 

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Jewish professor wins Nobel prize in physics.

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Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

The Hamas terrorist organization has scolded Palestinian Authority  chairman Mahmoud Abbas for sending condolences to the family of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef. Abbas sent his message of sorrow via 12 visiting Knesset Members who met with him in Ramallah. Abbas told them he has previously met with members of the revered rabbi’s family. One of Rabbi […]

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Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

The Israeli government’s deficit shrank by 30 percent, from $5.7 billion in the first nine months of 2013  to only $4 billion in the same period this year, Globes reported on Monday. September’s deficit was only $250 million. The deficit for the past 12 months represents 3.2 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), slightly […]

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Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

American authorities said Monday they will question an Al Qaeda terrorist,  re-captured in Tripoli over the weekend, while he is on a Navy ship in the Mediterranean Sea and without reading him his rights, making it impossible to use the information at a trial. If the terrorist, Abu Anas al-Libi, reveals the same information after […]

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Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

Mortar shells from pro and anti-Assad forces landed next the border fence at the Golan Heights Tuesday morning, forcing Israelis to halt maintenance work and vacate the area. Ten Syrian civilians crossed the border where there is no fence to take refuge, and the IDF so far has not sent them back.

"Israel was founded as a refuge for the Jewish people, but today it isn't a safe place. It is safer to be Jew in New York,” Minister Lapid told Charlie Rose.
 

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

Last week in Budapest, Israel’s glamor MK Yair Lapid scolded Israelis for living in Berlin and not in Israel. So what does he say in NY? Israel may be home, but you know, you are much safer if you stay put.

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Rav Ovadia Gravesite
 

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Hundred of people continue to stream to the graveside of Rav Ovadia, in Jerusalem.

Ethiopian Jews take part in a the Sigd holiday prayer in Jerusalem.
 

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Sigd means “prostration” or “bowing down” in Ge’ez, the ancient Ethiopian liturgical language.

U.S. Navy SEALs walking toward an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter.
 

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

The target, “Ikrima,” was the mastermind behind the Kenya shopping mall attack.

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This 18th Century handwritten Passover Haggadah was discovered in a heap of rubbish.
 

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsMediaArts and Entertainment

The 300-year-old manuscript that was found in a heap of garbage.

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Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

A bipartisan group of 78 U.S. Representatives told U.S. President Barack Obama that additional Iran sanctions are needed until the Islamic Republic “takes meaningful steps to stop and reverse its illicit nuclear activities.” There is “no substantive evidence to suggest that Iran is slowing, or even considering slowing, its nuclear pursuit” since the election of […]

 

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

More Israelis die from cancer than from any other disease or cause, according to a study released by the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics. Titled “Society in Israel,” the report found that cancer caused 26.3 percent of all Israeli deaths in 2010, up from 16.9 percent in 1970. Heart disease was the next-highest cause of […]

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Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon and U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will meet in Washington to discuss “regional security challenges.” The defense chiefs are scheduled to meet Tuesday at the Pentagon, according to a statement from Pentagon spokesman Carlin Woog to JTA. Israel has welcomed the results of a threat by the Obama administration to […]

 

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Israeli President Shimon Peres called on the Council of Europe to reconsider a resolution condemning male ritual circumcision. In a letter issued Sunday to Thorbjorn Jagland, secretary general of the Council of Europe — a pan-European intergovernmental organization — Peres wrote that he was “sorry to hear” of the resolution. The resolution, which was passed […]

"Jermain Defoe, he's a Yiddo."
 

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

You can't call anyone "Yid" in England, not even yourself.

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Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Denmark’s Jewish community has lost 25 percent of its registered members over the past 15 years, partly due to anti-Semitism, its president said. The Jewish Community in Denmark, or Mosaisk Troessamfund, currently has 1,899 members compared to 2,639 in 1997, Mosaisk President Finn Schwarz told the Danish daily Jyllands-Posten in an interview published last week. […]

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Posted on: October 8th, 2013

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

Kikar Hashabbat published the original manuscript of rav Ovadia Yosef’s decision certifying the Jewish status of the Ethipian newcomers. He wrote that they were from the tribe of Dan, who went south to Africa after the destruction of the first Temple. His handwriting is so beautiful. I’m not a graphologist, but I can recognize beauty […]

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