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American Studies Association Votes to Boycott Israeli Universities

A one-third turnout of American Studies Association (ASA) members have voted to endorse its national council’s call for a boycott of Israeli universities, the...

Lebanon Says Its Soldier Acted on His Own to Kill Sgt. Cohen

Lebanese shirked from responsibility for the murder of Sgt. Shlomi Cohen and explained that the Lebanese soldier who shot and killed him acted on...

Hamas’ Supreme Leader Mashaal Warms Up to Abbas

Khaled Mashaal, the supreme leader of Hamas who lives in Qatar,  spent 10 minutes on the phone with Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas in...

‘Purity Patrol’ Helps Snowbound Women Reach the Mikveh

The Taharat HaBayit organization has been using a 4-wheel-drive jeep to take snowbound women in Jerusalem to the local mikveh, the ritual immersing pool. "The...

The Ice Man Returneth to Jerusalem; No Local Buses after 9 p.m.

Ice-slicked roads are forecast for Jerusalem Monday night, prompting the halt of all local buses at 8 p.m. Buses from the capital to Tel...

EU Promises ‘Unprecedented’ Aid to Buy PA-Israel Peace Pact

European Union foreign ministers meeting Brussels on Monday approved a plan to buy peace between Israel and the Palestinian Authority with "unprecedented" amounts of...

New Cannabis Regulations Pick National ‘Pusher’ sans Bidding

Only the pharmacies will be decided according to an official bid – everybody else basically gets a license to print money.

Farrakhan Says Kanye West Need not Apologize in Jewish Flap

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan told rapper Kanye West not to apologize or bow to pressure over remarks that were called “classic anti-Semitism”...

Iran Claims It Has Sent Another Monkey into Space

Iran has announced is sent in a monkey into space again, assuming it really did so last year when two official batch of pictures...

UN Predicts: One of Every 6 Syrians a Refugee by Next Year

The number of refugees from Syria next year will reach 4 million, more than one-sixth of the country’s population of 23 million, the United...

200 Healthy Births in Snow Struck Jerusalem and Tsfat Regions

“Everyone functioned at their best despite all the challenges of the snowstorm, including rescue crews, MDA, and the hospital staff.”

Ritz-Carlton Opens Hotel in Israel, Rents Suite for $2,500 a Night

Israeli hotels have literally gone ritzy with this week’s opening of the $175 million Ritz-Carlton hotel in Herzliya adjacent to Tel Aviv, on Sunday. Rooms...

Haifa U. Denies Prof. Aumann Honorary Award because of Politics

The University of Haifa’s Executive Committee said it decided not to grant an honorary doctorate to Professor Robert Aumann, winner of the Nobel Memorial...

Snow Abandoned Cars Ransacked and Stripped on 443

Dozens of cars stuck and abandoned on Highway 443 due to the snow storm were ransacked over the weekend. Most of the thefts occurred near...

Lebanese Soldier Turns Himself In

The Lebanese soldier who shot and killed IDF Staff Sergeant Shlomi Cohen (31) on Sunday handed himself over to Lebanese army authorities on Monday. In...

Israel Transfers Water Pumps to Gaza to Alleviate Flooding

On Sunday night, Israel water company, Mekorot—with which the national Dutch water company just cut off relations for its "violations of international law"—sent special...

Still No School in Jerusalem and Environs

The Jerusalem municipality, along with the municipalities in Gush Etzion have decided that there will be no school again on Monday. It was decided...

Israel, Lebanese, Hezbollah, Avoid Confrontation over Shooting

No one is interested in opening a second front, right next door to the Syrian civil war.

UPDATE Tax Exempt Status of Academics to Be Challenged over Boycott

A law professor will challenge the tax exempt status of the American Studies Association, because academic boycotts of Israeli universities is not in their mission statement or an activity privileged with tax exemption

Lebanon: Our Soldiers Not Involved in Attack on IDF

A Lebanese security official told the AFP news agency that no Lebanese Army soldier was involved in the attack on the IDF soldier today.

Three Wounded Syrians Brought to Nahariya Hospital

Three seriously wounded Syrians have been brought to Nahariya hospital in northern Israel for treatment. The three were injured in the chest and body...

IDF Moving Troops to Lebanon Border

There are reports that the IDF is moving a large number of troops along the Lebanon border. Hezbollah has gone on high alert in...

Death Toll in Aleppo Bombing Reported at More than 100

The death toll in the bombing of Aleppo by Syrian government planes Sunday has risen to more than 100, including 16 children, according to...

Netanyahu Tells Reform Jews that ‘Peace Is not One-Way Street

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Union for Reform Judaism Biennial 2013 conference in a video address Sunday, “Peace is not a one-way...

IDF Confirms: Soldier Killed from Lebanon Gunfire

Following the second shooting attack from Lebanon in 3 days, an IDF soldier was killed by gunfire from Lebanon.

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