The Celebrate Israel Festival on May 31 at Pier 94, slated to be the largest gathering to date of Israeli-Americans in New York.
Posted on: February 27th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
"I did not know any Jewish people in my life, so it was so easy for me to consider all the stereotypes I heard."
Posted on: February 26th, 2013News & Views
Last week, 15 Republican senators sent a letter to the president asking him to withdraw the Hagel nomination.
Posted on: February 26th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Pennsylvania prisoners say they are Jewish simply because they want kosher food, which inflates the prison budget. Passover solve the problem when the inmates discover they can’t eat “kitniyot.”
Posted on: February 26th, 2013News & Views → Middle East
Singer Janet Jackson has secretly married Qatari millionaire businessman Wissam Al Mana, who is nine years younger than her twice-married 46-year-old wife and probably richer by a few hundred million or so, not that she lacks anything. Their announcement spoiled the gossip media’s hopes of covering an expected gala $20 million wedding in the near […]
Posted on: February 26th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
His 2-ton wood-burning “HaKodesh Barbeque” provides “pop-up” barbeques, complete with a dining tent, bales of hay and country music.
Posted on: February 26th, 2013News & Views → Eye on "Palestine"
The United States is appealing to Israel and the Palestinian Authority to restrain from stoking the coals as riots threaten to escalate violence throughout Israel, less than a month before President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit. US State Dept. deputy spokesman Patrick Ventrell told reporters on Monday, “We call on Israelis and Palestinians to […]
Posted on: February 26th, 2013News & Views → Media
Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson sued a Wall Street Journal reporter for libel for calling him “foul-mouthed.” The lawsuit filed last Friday seeks “damages, including aggravated, exemplary and special damages,” for a December article co-written by Kate O’Keeffe. Only O’Keefe is named in the suit, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. “We will vigorously defend Ms. […]
Posted on: February 25th, 2013News & Views
Is a Purim costume of a stereotyped black basketball player a racist slur, especially when a Jewish politician is behind the mask? NY legislator Hikind says it was “lots of fun.” No offense intended.
Posted on: February 25th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The FBI warned the head of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit that his name was on the hit list of a convicted killer and neo-Nazi sympathizer. Scott Kaufman, CEO of the Detroit federation, was told last week that his name was on a list in a notebook kept by a Toledo man who was […]
Posted on: February 25th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
The federal government says spinach is so healthy that schools will lose their eligibility for funding if the Popeye favorite is not served, but some orthodox schools say the rule is full of bugs – literally. Several orthodox Jewish groups have asked the US Dept. of Agriculture to choose substitutes for leafy green vegetables that […]
Posted on: February 25th, 2013News & Views → Eye on "Palestine"
The chances of Obama visiting the Al Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount are the same as his praying at the Kotel – zero - but Arabs pulled a PR stunt Sunday warning him how to enter when he visits.
Posted on: February 24th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Former Israeli Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau wrote President Barack Obama that God, via the American people, “appointed you…President of the United States,” and that as a defender of freedom, he should release Jonathan Pollard from prison more than 28 years. Rabbi Lau quoted from chapter 14 in the First Book of Samuel, which refers […]
Posted on: February 24th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on human rights will convene a hearing on anti-Semitism Wednesday, saying it is worsening, especially in Europe. “It is getting demonstrably worse all over the world, but especially Europe,” said Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), who is chairman of the subcommittee and also co-chairs the U.S. Helsinki […]
Posted on: February 24th, 2013News & Views → Israel
John Kerry is off and flying to beat Hillary Clinton’s “Around the World 90 Times” gig with a nine-country tip in 11 days as he tries to fix the world. Israel is not on the list.
Posted on: February 24th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
Evangelist and former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, speaking at a “Celebrate Life” forum at a Iowa church Saturday, described abortion in the United States as an “incredible holocaust of our own” by having killed approximately 55 million embryos. He said he was shocked at last year’s Democratic National Convention, where “speaker after speaker” said that […]
Posted on: February 22nd, 2013News & Views → Media → Arts and Entertainment
The students could have come from anywhere, but the content of many of the poems dealt with various aspects of their relationship to God and to Judaism.
Posted on: February 22nd, 2013News & Views → Eye on "Palestine"
The White House has requested that at least 1,000 Israelis be in attendance for Obama’s public address.
Posted on: February 21st, 2013News & Views → Jewish
The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington established a legal defense fund for Jews being held wrongfully because of their Jewishness and will assist Alan Gross, who is in prison in Cuba. Financial contributions will be used to help cover the legal defense of Jews in the United States and throughout the world who […]
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