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Tragic Deaths Cast Pall Over Community

25 Adar 5773 – March 6, 2013
New York’s Jewish community is still reeling after a young Williamsburg couple and their unborn child were killed early Sunday morning by a speeding car allegedly driven by a Bronx resident with a lengthy list of serious run-ins with the law.

Suspect in Williamsburg Lethal Hit and Run to Surrender

He said he fled the scene because he was afraid of being killed by his pursuers, and didn’t know the couple had been killed until he saw it in newspapers.

Head of US Central Command: Iran Sanctions Useless

"I'm paid to take a rather dim view of the Iranians, frankly."

Chicken Shortage Rumor a Bad Egg

23 Adar 5773 – March 5, 2013
Hatched fears of a chicken shortage for Passover because of a one-day shutdown at Empire Kosher’s poultry plant are not even worth chickenfeed, according...

Obama ‘Damned If He Visits and Damned If He Doesn’t’

Israelis, who were so anxious the past four years for President Barack Obama to show his support by visiting Israel, now are increasingly anxious...

Poll: US Voters Say Obama Does not Support Israel Enough

The more Obama says he supports Israel, the more voters don’t believe him. A new poll shows a new high of those who view him as anti-Israel and not supportive enough of Israel.

Netanyahu Gesture to Obama: Territory Giveaway to Palestinians

Obama has demanded a timetable for an Israeli withdrawal from Judea and Samaria.

Congressional Bill to Define Israel as ‘Major Strategic Ally’

A Republican and a Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced on Monday legislation that would make Israel a “major strategic ally,’" a...

Netanyahu Tells AIPAC It’s ‘Such Fun’ Building Coalition Gov’t

23 Adar 5773 – March 4, 2013
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke to the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)  policy conference by video Monday night, explaining, “I was hoping...

EU Ready to Train Syrian Rebels, Proxy War Full On

The U.S. has also announced recently that it would begin supplying non-lethal supplies to opposition forces for the first time.

Biden Tells AIPAC Obama’s Moral and Strategic Pledge to Israel

President Barack Obama remains morally and strategically” committed to Israel, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden told the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy...

Bloomberg Rated as World’s 13th Richest Billionaire

New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s worth is now around $27 billion, according to Forbes, placing him as the 13th richest billionaire in the world. At...

Netanyahu Promises Esther Pollard to Ask Obama to Free Jonathan

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Monday with Esther Pollard, wife of Jonathan Pollard and promised her he would bring up the subject of her...

Barak to AIPAC: Get Ready for Another ‘Disengagement’

Barak praised Netanyahu for being a "courageous" advocate for peace.

‘Miracle Baby’ Dies

The “miracle baby" who was delivered after his Satmar community parents died in a traffic crash en route to a hospital on Shabbat has...

Abbas to Catch Up with Kerry in Saudi Arabia

Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Authority, John Kerry, Saudi Arabia,

Sequestration Worries Israel

22 Adar 5773 – March 3, 2013
Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz expressed concern Sunday that U.S. financial difficulties would affect Israel's economy. "We are very worried about the financial difficulties in the...

Sandy-Battered Rockaways Residents Boo Schumer and Bloomberg

Hecklers in the Rockaways, battered by Superstorm Sandy, booed Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Sen. Chuck Schumer at the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade Sunday. “For...

Ehud Barak First Defense Minister to Meet with Secretary Hagel

Outgoing Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak is scheduled to be the first foreign defense minister to meet with newly confirmed U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck...

White House Appoints New Mideast Coordinator

The White House has appointed Philip Gordon as  Special Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf Region, as the Obama administration...

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