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Jon Voight Woos Jews in Otherwise Tame Tampa Convention

Delegates to the Republican Convention have been pouring into Tampa for the last several days. The delegates have been pouring in, but thus far, despite predictions that Hurricane Isaac might bring with it heavy rain and driving winds, there has been 'nary a cloud in the sky. Lynne Kessler Lechter serves on the National Women's Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Lechter told The Jewish Press that on Saturday night she attended a dinner for Republican Jewish Coalition leadership at the home of Ambassador Mel and Betty Semble...

Why US Ambassador Condemned IDF Probe, Boosting ISM’s Rachel Corrie Myth

It turns out, the ambassador's position appears to simply be the opinion of Rachel Corrie's parents, the plaintiffs in the case against the government of Israel.

Jury Said Hotel Owner Is Anti-Semitic, But She Insists: ‘Some of My Best Friends...

The Santa Monica hotel owner claims she never did or said the things the jury determined she did.

Obama Campaign Enlisting Support from Radical, Anti-Israel Rabbis

The Obama campaign seems to have no clue as to which rabbis would enhance the president's clout among Jewish voters, and which are political hemlock.

Several Shot at Empire State Building

As many as five people were shot Friday in front of the Empire State Building in New York, a spokesman for the New York Fire Department said.

FM Liberman Says Israeli Policy Needs a New Focus: ‘Abbas Must Go’

Israel’s problem with the Palestinians is that it has not established a clear strategy, or any strategy at all for that matter, regarding its most intimate neighbors, "and that is why we are not leading any course of action except merely responding," argued on Thursday Israel Beitenu leader and Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman.

Former Ambassador Indyk: White House Thinks Israel’s Iran Threats Are a Sham

Eventually, it became the story of the boy who cried wolf.

Hungry on the Road? Your Smart Phone Knows the Best Kosher Places

"Kosher Near Me" is a smartphone software application ("app") that will allow you to find kosher food pretty much wherever you are.

Former Cheney Aide: Obama, Like Bush Before Him, Won’t Strike Iran

JERUSALEM – In a column appearing in the Israeli daily Yisrael Hayom, David Wurmser, who served as senior Middle East adviser to former vice president Dick Cheney, warned the Israeli government that President Obama would not assist the Jewish state if it launched a preemptive strike against Iranian nuclear and military installations.

Adelson Gives $500,000 to Shmuley Boteach Super PAC

Boteach: "I treasure the Adelsons’ support. They have been dear friends for a long time and were among the earliest backers of my campaign. Not only are they heroes in the Jewish community for their mega-philanthropy, but they are among the most generous and sophisticated political donors in the country...This donation is a game changer.”

Taliban Missile Hits Gen. Dempsey’s Plane in Afghanistan

The Taliban fired rockets into the American Bagram Air Field outside Kabul in Afghanistan Monday night, damaging the plane serving the chairman of the U.S. joint chiefs of staff Gen. Martin Dempsey. The general was out on a visit at the time of the hit, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition said on Tuesday. Two maintenance workers were lightly harmed by shrapnel from the two rockets, coalition spokesman Jamie Graybeal said.

U.S. Chief of Staff: ‘We Are Not Committed to Support an Israeli Attack on...

Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey said on Sunday that Israel sees the threat posed by Iran's nuclear ambitions as something that could endanger Israel's very existence. Dempsey said he and his Israeli counterpart Benny Gantz "compare intelligence, we discuss regional implications. And we've admitted to each other that our clocks are turning at different rates."

Jury Throws Book at Muslim Hotel Owner for Throwing Jewish Guests Out of her...

The jury found for the plaintiffs on multiple acts of intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence, malice, fraud and oppression, and violations of the California Civil Rights Act.

Kibbutz Ein Harod Cooler on Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover, roaming around Mars taking pictures as we speak, is using a refrigerator developed and manufactured in kibbutz Ein Harod.

‘Big Bang’ Star Mayim Bialik Nearly Loses Thumb in Car Accident, Gets Artscroll Siddur...

Mayim Bialik sustained serious injuries in a car accident in Los Angeles Wednesday afternoon.

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

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.

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

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

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

Ankie Spitzer to lead worldwide minute of silence for ‘Munich 11’.

US Jewish Peace Group Calling Romney Racist over Palestinian Culture Comment

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.

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.

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

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...

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."

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