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Samsung Buys Israeli Web TV Startup Boxee

Samsung acquired the Israeli streaming media startup Boxee for $30 million. The Israeli business site The Marker reported the acquisition by the Korean electronics giant...

Soviet Tank Found Buried in Holon

Archaeologists don’t have to go back too far to understand this discovery – a Russian-made tank. The question remains why it was discarded and buried underground until excavations for a drainage system unearthed it.

IDF, Egyptian Army and Hamas on High Alert at Borders

The Israeli and Egyptian armies and the Hamas regime in Gaza are on high alert at Sinai and Gaza borders and near smuggling tunnels,...

New Documents Spark Debate Over Yom Kippur War

Newly declassified documents have reignited the debate over whether a chance to avoid the 1973 Yom Kippur War was squandered.

Regional Instability Threatens Kerry Peace Effort

JERUSALEM – Even as Secretary of State John Kerry tried to put a positive spin on his arduous negotiations with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in an effort to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, high-ranking Israeli government officials and Israeli media outlets said that the growing chaos in Egypt and the continuing Syrian civil war, along with Abbas’s intransigence, were undermining the chances for a resumption of talks in the coming months.

Nearly 100 Rapes in Four Days of Anti-Morsi Protests

Mobs protesting the rule of Mohammed Morsi have sexually assaulted nearly 100 women and raped at least 91  in the last four days of...

Facing Possible Draft And Reduced Subsidies, Israel’s Haredim Respond With Prayer

JERUSALEM – The large white poster is topped by a screaming headline written in large black letters: “Hell.” Posted on a wall in Jerusalem’s haredi Meah Shearim neighborhood, the sign describes a development that threatens the community with “extinction” and “makes all living hearts tremble.”

Israel Raises Funds to Treat Ethiopian Boy Mauled by Hyena

A U.S. Jewish doctor in Ethiopia came across a boy whose life is threatened after an attack by a wild hyena. Muslims, Bedouin and Jews now are pitching in to save his life.

Palestinian Authority ‘Policeman’ Tried to Murder Jew in Samaria

The US created a Palestinian Authority army and still trains “policemen.” One of its cadets was killed in a riot against the IDF Tuesday. Now, an officer has been arrested for trying to murder a Jew.

Egypt Military Repeating Threats as University Clashes Leave 22 Dead

Clashes escalated near Cairo University in the capital's Giza district late Tuesday night, where supporters of President Mohamed Morsi continue to demonstrate. According to the...

Jewish Schools Advocacy Bringing Hundreds of Millions in Public Funds

Private Jewish day schools and yeshivas get hundreds of millions of dollars through tax credit programs.

Boston-Area Federations Merge to Improve Finances

A federation north of Boston merged with Greater Boston’s Combined Jewish Philanthropies in an effort to bring financial stability and expanded programs to the...

‘Prisoner X’ family Talking Money Settlement with Israel

Ben Zygier, or Prisoner X, as he was known at the time of his suicide by hanging in an Israeli prison in December 2010,...

After Lightning Strike, Two Campers Released from Hospital

Two of the three campers struck by lightning at a Reform Jewish summer camp near Indianapolis have been released from the hospital. The Goldman Union...

Paris Prosecutor Says No Zopiclone in Teva Furosemide Tablets

The pharmaceutical giant Teva's French division, Teva France, announced that the preliminary investigation conducted by the Paris Prosecutor resulted in the conclusion that there...

Catholic Priest Murdered by Syrian Rebels, Possibly Beheaded

Catholic priest murdered by al Qaeda affiliated Syrian rebels

Chaos in Egypt: Obama Backed Another Wrong Horse

The Egyptian army military announced on Tuesday it will establish an interim regime if Mohammed Morsi cannot come to an agreement with opposition forces...

Video Games Can Help in Stroke Rehab, Says Israeli Research

Video games do not necessarily numb brains. They actually can help the brain recover from damage caused by a stroke, according to a Tel Aviv University researcher. Bring on Nintendo.

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Recovering from Back Surgery

Shas party’s spiritual leader and former Chief Sephardi Rabbi Ovadia Yosef is recovering from major back surgery at Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in...

Palestinian Authority Army Cadet Killed in Clash with IDF

A 19-year-old Palestinian Authority army cadet was killed on Monday during a riot southwest of Hevron, where the IDF was patrolling the village of...

Justice Defeats Sick Mind Using Internet Tips to Kill Parents

This is a grisly tale, but it unfortunately is real. The sorrowful good news is that the sick mind who used Internet tips to cover up the murder of his parents was sentenced to life in jail – twice.

NY Times Finally Gets it Right: Kerry Needs a Map

The New York Times Jerusalem bureau chief and a correspondent in Washington have woken up and realized that there are a few matters in...

US Customers Withdraw $4 Billion from Israeli Banks

Tighter American tax laws have encouraged U.S. citizens to withdraw approximately $2 billion from Israeli banks in less than two years. "The blow is not...

Peres Doesn’t Look a Gift Elephant in the Mouth

Even an elephant wants to give Peres a birthday gift. The President could have used his visit to the Jerusalem Zoo to talk about Noah, but he preferred to speak about –surprise – peace and co-existence.

Australia’s New Deputy PM an Advocate for Palestinians

Australia, one of Israel’s staunchest supporters, now has a deputy prime minister who is a founding member of the Parliamentary Friends of Palestine group,...

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