As Purim approaches, thousands of Israeli children and families grapple with poverty
Posted on: October 14th, 2013News & Views → Business and Economy
Non-Jews finally have taken home some Nobel awards, although not officially Nobel Prizes. After an almost embarrassingly large number of Jews who won a vast majority of the prizes awarded this month, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Monday honored Eugene Fama, Lars Peter Hansen and Robert Shiller for their “for their empirical analysis […]
Posted on: October 14th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Police also arrested 10 men who danced and waved Israeli flags.
Posted on: October 14th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
It's impossible to tell apart the damage inflicted on the U.S. by President Bush 2 from the damage being inflicted by President Obama.
Posted on: October 14th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Judaism
At their biennial convention, Conservative Jewish leaders called for renewing the “vital religious center” of American Judaism in the wake of numerous studies showing their movement is shrinking. Arnold Eisen, chancellor of the movement’s Jewish Theological Seminary, called for a return to the principles articulated a century ago by Solomon Schechter, founder of the United […]
Posted on: October 14th, 2013News & Views → Eye on "Palestine"
Abbas is a master schnoorer. The US forked over another $!48 million to Ramallah, which is peanuts to the $2.7 billion the EU says it wasted. Abbas has no money to pay workers – again – and blames Israel.
Posted on: October 13th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
Egypt may be in big trouble with the US, which already has suspended some military aid.Cairo held an American citizen in jail for six weeks without formal charges. Now he has committed suicide.
Posted on: October 13th, 2013News & Views → Business and Economy
The Pentagon is suspending work on a second helmet for the F-35 jet in favor of exclusive use of the helmet developed by Israel’s Elbit Systems along with Rockwell-Collins. American defense officials said it ditched the second helmet after Elbit-Rockwell made improvements in the helmet, including a better night vision camera, saving the Pentagon millions […]
Posted on: October 13th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Bill de Blasio intervened in in charges against a teacher at his daughter’s school and who protesting Israel’s policies in Gaza in 2004 and helped him avoid a jail term, The New York Daily News reported Sunday. Documents that now are available show that while de Blasio, leading candidate for mayor, was a city councilman, […]
Posted on: October 13th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
Bill de Blasio may well be measuring the drapes of Gracie Mansion as a new poll shows him with a commanding 44 point lead.
Posted on: October 12th, 2013News & Views → Israel
The Jewish Student Union at the University of California, Berkley has denied membership to a college branch of the self-labeled “pro-Israel, pro-peace” lobby group J Street, citing its violation of the student union’s bylaws through the hosting of speakers who demonize Israel. J Street U’s membership was voted down 8-2, marking the second time the […]
Posted on: October 12th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Yeshiva University has terminated Akiva Roth, 42, after past sexual misconduct came to light, officials said Friday.. The university admitted that it had “erred” by allowing Roth to begin teaching before his background check was completed. Roth, who had been hired as a Hebrew teacher at Yeshiva College, had pleaded guilty to four counts of […]
Posted on: October 11th, 2013News & Views → Eye on "Palestine"
Yair Lapid, Israel’s Finance Minister and leader of the number two Yesh Atid party in the coalition government, met with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and other top U.S. officials Thursday. Lapid, who was in Washington to attend a round of World Bank and International Monetary Fund meetings, sat down with Biden, Treasury Secretary Jack […]
Posted on: October 11th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Iran
Mass media adopt Iran’s sweet talk with an internal gag order on bad talk, such as Iran’s drawing a red line that is on the other side of uranium enrichment. Netanyahu, a lone voice, goes on British media blitz.
Posted on: October 11th, 2013News & Views
Have Taliban’s tentacles reached Queens? NY police arrest two NY Muslims for planning to fund a Taliban plot “cut US soldiers to pieces. Their lawyers call the charges outrageous. They are “good US citizens.”
Posted on: October 11th, 2013News & Views → Media → Arts and Entertainment
A Washington Jewish theater funded in part by the local Jewish federation scaled back its plans to produce a controversial play concerning how Israeli Arabs were treated when Israel became a state. Rather than showing the entire play, Theater J instead will present “The Admission” as a workshop in which viewers will be invited to […]
Posted on: October 10th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Many Jewish women suffer as “agunahs,” unable to re-marry because their husbands refuse them divorces. Four Jews, two of them rabbis, allegedly took the law into their hands and beat husbands until they agreed.
Posted on: October 10th, 2013News & Views → Business and Economy
Israel’s giant generic Teva Pharmaceuticals firm will fire by the end of next year 5,000 employees around the world, including hundreds in Israel, as one of the “steps to accelerate the reduction of costs and to optimize its structure.” Most of the layoffs will be outside Israel, said Teva CEO Jeremy Levin, who moved to […]
Posted on: October 10th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
A Brooklyn boy was struck and killed by a van Tuesday night, one month before his bar mitzvah. Samuel Cohen-Eckstein, 12, was hit on Prospect Park West in the Park Slope neighborhood after chasing a ball into the street, the New York Daily News reported. The boy was pronounced dead soon after arriving at nearby […]
Posted on: October 10th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Strike one: Obama turns his back on Mubarak in favor of radical Muslims. Strike two: He turns his back on them and backing another non-democratic regime. Now he tries for strike three by cutting military aid.
Posted on: October 9th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Yeshiva University hired a new faculty member convicted of inappropriate sexual behavior with boys, according to the Forward. The university, which is facing a major lawsuit concerning its handling of allegations of sexual abuse over several decades, has hired Akiva Roth, who pleaded guilty in 1997 to four counts of lewdness against several boys he […]
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