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David Yerushalmi, staunch opponent of Sharia law, is on the SPLC, MPAC and CAP list of "haters."

Southern Poverty Law Center Joining Pro-Hamas, Hezbollah, Groups in Blasting ‘Haters’ – Mostly Jews

28 Av 5772 – August 16, 2012
The Center's views have now been stretched so far that, in the name of tolerance and equality, the SPLC is partnering with, on the one hand, a Muslim group whose followers revere and support Hamas and Hezbollah, and a far-left think tank whose writers were spewing accusations of dual loyalty and other anti-Semitic canards just a few months ago.
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey at Tuesday's press conference.

Panetta: Iran Diplomacy Window Still Open, Israel Won’t Strike

27 Av 5772 – August 15, 2012
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said at the Pentagon news conference on Tuesday that he doesn't believe that Israel has made a decision to attack Iran's nuclear sites, adding that international sanctions are increasing pressure on Iran to make concessions, the Pentagon has announced. Negotiations with Iran have stalled, with the latter still refusing to give the global powers access to all its nuclear facilities.

3 Fast Fact about Ryan’s Plans for Medicare

Andrew Biggs highlights some basic facts about VP candidate Paul Ryan's plans for Medicare: 1. No one over the age of 55 would be affected...

Sacramento-Ashekelon: Sister Cities

To a packed Council Chamber, the Sacramento City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday night to name Ashkelon as a sister city.

Philanthropist Zev Wolfson, Supporter of Torah Institutions, Dies at 84

27 Av 5772 – August 14, 2012
A world renowned philanthropist, Wolfson helped spread Torah through kollel and outreach programs with many catering specifically to secular Jews in an effort to bring them closer to traditional Judaism.

JCC Maccabi Games to Hold Worldwide Minute of Silence at Opening Ceremony

23 Av 5772 – August 10, 2012
Ankie Spitzer to lead worldwide minute of silence for ‘Munich 11’.
Rabbi Joseph Berman, Boston chair of Jewish Voice for Peace.

US Jewish Peace Group Calling Romney Racist over Palestinian Culture Comment

20 Av 5772 – August 7, 2012
Jewish Voice for Peace invited other haters of Israel to sign a letter to Mitt Romney, lambasting him for his "racist" and "ignorant" statements about Palestinians.
Mitt Romney (L.) chats with Sheldon Adelson (R.) and Mel Sembler in Las Vegas last April.

Give ‘Em Hell, Sheldon: Adelson Presses Romney on Pollard, Jerusalem Embassy

Romney, the presumptive GOP nominee, has said he needs to see the relevant intelligence material accessible to a president before deciding.
Matan Siyum HaShas

Women Celebrate Completing Daf Yomi Cycle, Asking ‘Why Not?’

18 Av 5772 – August 5, 2012
On August 1, the biggest Jewish American event ever took place – the completion of the daily learning of the entire Gemara, which happens once every 7 and a half years, known as Siyum HaShas – filling of 90,000 seats at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium. However, a significantly smaller, but just as intriguing group celebrated the event in skirts, scarves and a spirit of sisterhood in Jerusalem.

Former Mossad Chief: ‘If I Were an Iranian, I Would Be Very Fearful of...

15 Av 5772 – August 2, 2012
Efraim Halevy, former head of the Mossad, made the statement to the New York Times on Thursday. Later in the day, he told Israel Army Radio that Iran's "math is off if they think they have open-ended immunity."
Secretary Panetta (L) and Minister Barak in front of an Iron Dome rocket defense shield battery outside Ashkelon in southern Israel last Wednesday.

Source: Behind Closed Doors Panetta Called Israel Ungrateful, ‘Chazerai’

In private conversations Panetta expressed frustration at the lack of confidence expressed by Netanyahu and Barak.

US Queen of Kosher: “I’m a Jewish Person and it’s the Jewish Homeland, and...

With great emotion and to the joy of Jewish foodies throughout the world, the Queen of Kosher cooking is coming home to rule the roast/roost.
Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak (L) met U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta in Tel Aviv on Tuesday.

Panetta: US Will Consider Using Force Against Iran Nukes

14 Av 5772 – August 1, 2012
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said on Wednesday that if Iran does not negotiate acceptable limits on its nuclear program, it could face U.S. military action in tended to stop it from developing a nuclear bomb.

Aide: Romney Would ‘Respect’ Israeli Decision to Take Military Action Against Iran

11 Av 5772 – July 29, 2012
Dan Senor, Mitt Romney's national security aide, spoke to reporters shortly before the Presidential hopeful was scheduled to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Senor was quoted as saying: "If Israel has to take action on its own, in order to stop Iran from developing that capability, the governor would respect that decision."

Photo-Essay: Mr. Romney Goes to Jerusalem

Mitt Romney visited Israel, and on Sunday met with Israeli leaders. Here are the photos.
Michael Goldstein voted for Obama in 2008

Republicans Unveiling Jewish Democrats’ Buyer’s Remorse Ads

7 Av 5772 – July 25, 2012
The multimillion-dollar advertising campaign, titled “My Buyer’s Remorse,” will be aired in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania in the coming weeks.
Eden Memorial Park, Mission Hills, CA

Calif. Court Clears Path for Suit against Texas Corporation for Desecrating Jewish Cemetery

The California State Supreme Court on Monday upheld a lower-court decision that gave class-action status to a lawsuit alleging mass desecration of grave sites at Eden Memorial Park, 11500 Sepulveda Blvd, Mission Hills, CA, a Jewish cemetery which is under the care of the Texas-based Service Corporation International, thus clearing the way for injured families to seek hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.
Williamsburg storefront sign bans immodest attire.

Williamsburg Store Owners Slammed for Banning Sleeveless Shoppers

A ban by some Orthodox Brooklyn shopkeepers on customers’ cleavage and bare shoulders has raised the ire of some local consumers.
Has it been 4 years already? Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama lays a wreath at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, July, 2008.

Obama Campaign: President Will Visit Israel During Second Term

6 Av 5772 – July 24, 2012
When pressed by reporters on Obama's perceived disfavor towards Israel – which appeared to manifest most notably in his failure to visit Israel in his first term despite coming to the region to visit Saudi Arabia and Egypt – campaign spokesman Colin Kahl said that "Being a friend of Israel shouldn't be judged by a travel itinerary...I don't think this is a serious policy difference; it's basically a distraction."
Zack Pollack (center) in his special wheelchair, joins his new friends to build rafts on the beach at the Sea of Galilee, as part of Yad B’Yad.

Yachad Takes Quadriplegic Youth on a Trip of a Lifetime

3 Av 5772 – July 21, 2012
When no one would take Zack Pollak on a trip to Israel, Yachad was there. He, along with 75 other Yachad members and high school students, left last Sunday afternoon for five weeks in Israel on the Yachad summer program Yad B’Yad (YBY – "Hand in hand").

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