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Meet the New Secular Israeli: Believes in God, Keeps Shabbat

5 Iyyar 5776 – May 13, 2016
66% of Israelis believe in God. An additional 20% believe in a higher power, but prefer not to use the G word.

Jewish Australian Politician Apologizes for ‘Concentration Camps’ Comment

5 Iyyar 5776 – May 12, 2016
He insisted that “sometimes you have to make decisions that go against the grain but support the greater good,” but later took it back.

Woody Allen Brunt of Rape Joke at Cannes Ceremony [video]

It looks like the French have just learned the art of the Roast and are still not so adept at it. Where's Don Rickles when you need him?

Brazil Suspends President who Blocked Dani Dayan’s Appointment

Back in January, Dayan tweeted bitterly, “14 MKs labored indefatigably against my appointment in Brazil: 13 Joint Arab List members and one Tzipi Livni.”

Vital Statistics: Israel Has Grown from 806,000 to 8,522,000 Citizens in 68 Years

4 Iyyar 5776 – May 11, 2016
In 1948 Israel's annual GDP (in 2015 rates) was $6.66 billion. Today we are happy to report things have become much better, with the GDP reaching $294 billion.

Watch full Version: Knesset ‘Songs in their Memory’ Event Honoring Israel’s Fallen [video]

The evening featured performances by Shiri Meimon, Ninet Tayeb, Harel Skaat, Idan Haviv, Chief IDF Cantor Lt. Col. Shai Abramson, Uziya Tzadok and military bands.

Ben-Gurion U Arab Students Protest ‘Occupation’ on Memorial Day Eve

“The timing of this protest was intended to hurt the bereaved families."

Reports: Likud and Labor Closer than Ever to Coalition

Israel has seen its share of wall-to-wall coalition governments, especially in the 1980s, and in each instance it has been Labor which acquiesced to join with Likud.

President Rivlin at Western Wall Memorial Day Ceremony: ‘We Must have Faith in the...

3 Iyyar 5776 – May 10, 2016
Maj. Gen. Eizenkot said at the ceremony that the unity of the nation "is the foundation of the Israel Defense Forces, and it shapes it as the nation's army, as a state army."

Drop in a Bucket: US Giving Gaza $50 Million in Aid Over 5 Years

No one in the State Dept. on this occasion addressed the green elephant in the tent, Hamas.

Trump Would Make an Exception for Muslim Mayor, Sadiq Khan Says, No, Thanks

“I think it’s a very good thing, and I hope he does a very good job because frankly that would be very, very good.”

Anti-Zionist Mob Invades Brooklyn Museum to Protest Nuance and Humanism

When white people decolonize their oppressors, does it count as liberation, or does it automatically constitute an occupation?

French PM Announces $45 Million Plan to Rehab Muslim Extremists

2 Iyyar 5776 – May 9, 2016
France also established "de-radicalization" prison wings, where terrorists are kept in isolated cells, unable to communicate with and influence fellow inmates.

Counter-Terrorism Bureau Issues Travel Advisory Against Visiting Djerba Island on Lag B’Omer

On April 11, 2002, Al-Qaeda blew up a truck bomb attack near El Ghriba synagogue in Djerba.

Military Official Says Iran Tested Precision-Guided Ballistic Missile

US Secretary of State John Kerry did say in the past that the US and its allies were “prepared to work on a new arrangement to find a peaceful solution to these issues.”

Military Court on Medic Who Shot Neutralized Terrorist Recommends Parties Hold Mediation

But the prosecution is going for broke, and have even conscripted a top attorney, Nadav Weissman, to litigate for them.

‘Support Israel — Leave Europe’ Campaign Encourages Brits to Drop EU Ties [video]

“We encourage all eligible ex-pats in Israel and elsewhere to make sure they are on the electoral registry before the June 7 deadline to ensure they can vote."

Pro-IDF Arab Priest Gabriel Naddaf Denies Accusations of Sexual Harassment

Naddaf issued a statement Sunday saying the source for the complaints against him are criminal elements in the Arab community.

Israeli General Counseling Police Protecting Cannes Film Festival

1 Iyyar 5776 – May 8, 2016
More than 500 security personnel as well as paramilitary gendarmes will patrol the Palais des Festivals area.

Likud Supreme Court Orders Review of Ya’alon’s Failure

The discussions in each Likud institution will include a vote on a call to Prime Minister Netanyahu to remove Ya'alon from his post as Defense Minister.

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