Close your eyes, breathe in deeply, now exhale slowly… That was easy, wasn’t it? Not for everyone…
Posted on: August 30th, 2013News & Views → Photo of the Day
Brief clashes broke out in Ramallah, as around 50 Palestinians protested the PA’s return to talks with Israel, a Ma’an report said. But he added they were also protesting the fatal shooting of Amjad Odeh, 37, a Palestinian, during an arrest raid by PA forces in Askar refugee camp in Sh’chem on Tuesday. It’s good […]
Posted on: August 29th, 2013News & Views → Photo of the Day
On Saturday night, the Israeli communications satellite Amos-4 will be launched into space.
Posted on: August 28th, 2013News & Views → Photo of the Day
The U.S. Navy guided missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71); the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75); fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198); the guided missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71); the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72); and the guided missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) cruise […]
Posted on: August 27th, 2013News & Views → Photo of the Day
Israeli President Shimon Peres visited the new Google headquarters in Tel Aviv, where he rode the Googlemap bike. To find out where the president is at any time, just plug “Shimon” in your GPS device.
Posted on: August 26th, 2013News & Views → Photo of the Day
Members of Women of the Wall yesterday afternoon held a Mincha prayer at the start of their 24-hour sit-in at the Western Wall in protest of a government plan to move them to a 400-square-meter space for mixed davening, outside the supervision of the Kotel Rabbi. We know it’s Mincha, because of the woman up […]
Posted on: August 25th, 2013News & Views → Photo of the Day
I saw this image on Flash90, our photojournalism agency, and became curious about the sign – four raised fingers. The caption did not help: “Palestinians gather during a demonstration in support of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah on August 23, 2013.” So I went looking online and […]
Posted on: August 23rd, 2013News & Views → Photo of the Day
A volunteer at the Tachlit center are busy dividing hordes of food into boxes, to be distributed to needy families before Shabbat and before the coming Jewish new year in Jerusalem. Tomchei Shabbat (supporters of Shabbat) organizations like Tachlit flourish throughout the Haredi communities, each with its unique, local flavor, but all of them with […]
Posted on: August 22nd, 2013News & Views → Photo of the Day
Here’s newly born and yet unnamed baboon infant, being cuddled with its mother Sigal in the Ramat Gan Safari Park, August 21 2013. The park usually waits until visitors or the public name new baby animal.
Posted on: August 21st, 2013News & Views → Photo of the Day
The Kite-Flying Festival, held annually at the Israel Museum, has become a Jerusalem tradition. Professional and amateur kite lovers from all over the country gather in Jerusalem every summer to fly kites that they designed themselves or created at the workshops held at the museum during the festival. During the festival, the museum’s skies are […]
Posted on: August 20th, 2013News & Views → Photo of the Day
My friend David Goldberger sent me this image of an sea turtle that was washed ashore Monday on the Netnaya beach, just south of the Carmel Hotel. Is the water polluted? he wanted to know. Does this pose dangers we are unaware of? According to Yaniv Levy, manager of the Israeli Sea Turtle Rescue Center […]
Posted on: August 19th, 2013News & Views → Photo of the Day
The Joseph Trumpeldor memorial in Tel Hai, in Galilee, is a statue of the lion of Judah roaring. The site, where one of the most confusing events in Zionist history took place, resulting in the shooting death of the former Russian officer, the one-armed national hero Trumpeldor. Israelis come here to convey their respects to […]
Posted on: August 18th, 2013News & Views → Photo of the Day
Fereydoon Abbasi-Davani, former head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, says Iran has installed 18,000 uranium-enrichment centrifuges. This is what they look like, in a U.S. gas centrifuge plant in Piketon, Ohio. In May, the UN nuclear watchdog IAEA reported in May that Iran had by then installed some 16,600 IR-1 machines in two facilities.
Posted on: August 16th, 2013News & Views → Photo of the Day
On Wednesday, Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah spoke cheerfully on TV from his bunker—which he rarely leaves, for reasons that would become clear in a minute—and boasted that his people were behind last week’s bombing that wounded four Israeli soldiers. Apparently, the soldiers were 400 yards or so inside Lebanon when the bombing occurred. […]
Posted on: August 15th, 2013News & Views → Photo of the Day
A Jewish man is praying next to this construction site in the Gilo neighborhood in southern Jerusalem, August 13, 2013. As you can see, the building is nearly complete. It has been standing like this, in a nearly-complete state, for some time, while the Israeli government was contemplating whether or not to approve its completion. […]
Posted on: August 14th, 2013News & Views → Photo of the Day
Lightening, on the left, is watching her brother, Sylvester, the tuxedo cat, making his nutritional demands. She appears appalled. Both cats were transported from New York in December of 2011, bringing along their team of caretakers, aka the Yanovers. They spend their days watching the local cats out the living room window, grooming and demanding […]
Posted on: August 13th, 2013News & Views → Photo of the Day
Israeli President Shimon Peres met with U.S. Special Envoy to the Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations, Martin Indyk, in Jerusalem, August 11, 2013.
Posted on: August 12th, 2013News & Views → Photo of the Day
Chaim (R.), a donkey rescued from a yard where some kids tied up his legs with a wire, is wearing special pants at the Ramat Gan Sarafi Park, where he is undergoing rehabilitation. Chaim must wear protective pants on his front legs to shield his wounds from flies and allow them to heal faster.
Posted on: August 11th, 2013News & Views → Photo of the Day
Palestinians boys playing with their new toy guns on the Muslim holiday of Eid al Fitr, August 9, 2013. According to Wikipedia, Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, and has to do with the communal aspects of the fast, expressing many of the basic values of the Muslim community. Now […]
Posted on: August 9th, 2013News & Views → Photo of the Day
To most of our readers around the globe, this might not mean much. But the idea of having a 7-Eleven outlet on Grand Street, on the very hallowed ground where Jewish immigrants—workers and scholars, poor and relatively less poor—have set foot for the first time in America… Well, frankly, I’m not sure what it means, […]
Posted on: August 8th, 2013News & Views → Photo of the Day
Here’s 46-year-old Itzhak Bergel, the anti-Zionist, Neturei Karta member who is accused of spying for Iran, being led through the corridors of the Jerusalem District Court, August 7, 2013. I don’t have anything whimsical, or even thoughtful to say about this man. I know we don’t share anything. Not even a faith in the same […]
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