To mark IDC Herzliya’s 20th anniversary, we spent a day following Prof. Uriel Reichman, IDC’s founder and president, and Jonathan Davis, VP for External Relations, around its delightful campus.
Posted on: July 26th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
The good news for New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner is that the heat he has been taking for sexting is shifting to someone else. The worse than bad news is that the subject is his wife, Huma Abedein. Her problem is not sexting. Her story is far less sordid than his husband’s but […]
Posted on: July 26th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
Bennett lost the battle for Chief Rabbis but he may have won the war. A Knesset Channel poll shows Jewish Home party as the second largest, only three seats behind the Likud and three ahead of Lapid.
Posted on: July 25th, 2013News & Views → Business and Economy
Yesh Atid and party chairman Yair Lapid are facing their first charges of unethical conduct following the revelation that one of Lipid’s advisers is a part-owner of a beer company that is due tor receive aid from the Finance Ministry that Lapid heads. Hillel Kobrinsky is an adviser to Lapid and holds a 4 percent […]
Posted on: July 25th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
Under a deal entered into between the U.S. and Egypt in 2010, the U.S. was supposed to deliver an additional four F-16 Fighter Jets this summer. The Pentagon announced that President Obama decided to delay delivery of the planes because of Egyptian unrest.
Posted on: July 24th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
If you don’t like a law, just tear it up. That is what eight Arab MKs did last month, but Ahmed Tibi also dumped water on it at the Knesset podium. Now he is banned as Deputy Speaker and must pay a fine.
Posted on: July 24th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
President Barack Obama’s approval has sunk to only one percentage point above the all-time low in November 2011, according to a new poll released Wednesday by NBC and The Wall Street Journal. Only 45 percent approve of his job as president, and 50 percent said they disapprove, mainly because of their view of his handling, […]
Posted on: July 23rd, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
Watch for free the best theatre in the world. After the Knesset passed a bill on first reading to require all Jews to service in the IDF, Haredi MKs tore their shirts in mourning. Act Two to follow.
Posted on: July 23rd, 2013News & Views → Israel
Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas will not be satisfied even if Israel surrenders to all of his territorial demands, said Avigdor Lieberman, chairman of the Yisrael Beiteinu faction of the Likud-Beiteinu party. “Let’s assume theoretically that Israel would return to the 1967 borders,” he told Voice of Israel radio Tuesday morning. “The next day, there […]
Posted on: July 22nd, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
Weiner accused the Bill Thompson campaign of smearing him based on this single contribution.
Posted on: July 22nd, 2013News & Views → Israel
The IRS insists that there is no legal remedy for determining whether an applicant's constitutional rights have been violated, and that offended parties must be satisfied with a "good enough" remedy, even if it is not perfect.
Posted on: July 22nd, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Being considered the most quotable Jewish website by the worst Jew haters must mean the website has arrived…
Posted on: July 21st, 2013News & Views → Eye on "Palestine"
The Palestinian Authority leadership in Ramallah is a victim of delusion and does not realize that the agreement in principle to return to direct talks with Israel is a “disaster,” Hams terrorist organization spokesman Fawzi Barhoum told the Bethlehem-based Ma’an News Agency Saturday. “Stopping political reconciliation for negotiations between the PA and Israel is very […]
Posted on: July 19th, 2013News & Views → Israel
The first court hearing for the IRS since the scandal began is this Friday. IRS documents released by congress should constitute admissions by the IRS proving the pro-Israel organization's claim that the IRS engaged in viewpoint discrimination.
Posted on: July 18th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Holocaust
Don't yell Nazi Germany in a crowded NY mayoral race...
Posted on: July 18th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
When interviewed this week, it turned out that Rabbi Eliyahu's opinion has either been modified following the attacks on him, or has always remained grounded in normative halacha.
Posted on: July 17th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Holocaust
Anthony Weiner has surprise everyone except himself by soaring to the lead in the Democratic primaries, but his use of the “Nazi card” to run down the “stop and frisk” policy may cost him points.
Posted on: July 17th, 2013News & Views → Global
Move angered one of Israel’s staunchest congressional supporters, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.).
Posted on: July 17th, 2013News & Views → Israel
The JCPA went to congress urging the U.S. to restart the "peace talks." It also claims to be the the representative voice of the organized Jewish community. Both ideas are wrong-headed according to many who spoke with The Jewish Press.
Posted on: July 16th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The new EU directive, effective Friday, demands that all deals with Israel exclude disputed territories.
Posted on: July 16th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry, in what observers see as a move signaling a possible White House run, said he is planning to visit Israel in October. Perry, who has announced that he will not run for a fourth term as Texas governor, told the Washington Times in an interview last Friday, “We will be […]
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