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American Hostage Pleads with Obama To Free Al-Qaeda, Taliban Prisoners

Warren Weinstein, an American humanitarian aid worker kidnapped by al-Qaeda  begged US President Barack Obama to free all al-Qaeda and Taliban prisoners in US...

Israeli Woman Gored by Bull, Sustains External Injuries

Students of tractate Bava Kama would probably pay special attention to this item, reported by the Israeli website Mynet.com. Yael Cohen, 18.5, sustained external injuries in her stomach and legs, after being gored and thrown across a fence by a vigorous, young Bull. She says that usually the young bulls are afraid of humans and wouldn't dare, but this one came up and began to ram her against the fence.

Obama to Release $147 Mil to PA, With No Restrictions

The US Agency for International Development will pour $147 million into Palestinian Authority infrastructure, education, health projects, and humanitarian aid, just six months after a funding freeze was imposed by President Barack Obama.

IDF Soldiers Save Critically Ill Palestinian Infant

Last Sunday night, a Palestinian woman arrived with her 12-day-old baby girl at an IDF post in the Benjamin region of Judea and Samaria. The infant was having trouble breathing and needed immediate first aid. Commanders from the Benjamin Regional Brigade explained that Palestinians in the region know that if they have a life-threatening emergency, they can come to the IDF post for assistance.

US Congress to Give Israel $680 million for Iron Dome

The US Congress is expected to pass legislation giving $680 million to Israel to pay for more Iron Dome anti-missile systems.

General Closure in Judea and Samaria During Passover

The IDF on Thursday, ahead of the Passover holiday, issued a closure order affecting Palestinians crossings into and out of Judea and samaria. "In accordance...

European, U.S. Billions to Gaza Go Poof! (And Keep Hamas in Power)

The West Bank's Palestinian Authority government, headed by Salam Fayyad, has appealed to donor countries to increase financial aid to strengthen the Palestinian economy, especially in the Gaza Strip. But before the donors make any decisions, they really should ask Fayyad and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas about the $7 billion they have already spent on the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip over the past four years: Where is it?

Mixed Messages About Violence from the Global March to Jerusalem

Whilst it is difficult to imagine exactly what sort of effective controls GMJ organizers have been able to implement in order to prevent their intended one million man march from descending into violence, it should also be noted that a considerable number of the GMJ organizers are veterans of the flotilla project who describe the Turkish activists aboard the IHH-sponsored Mavi Marmara in 2010 as ‘humanitarian aid workers’.

President Obama and the ‘Responsibility to Protect’

If Syria and Egypt have nothing to fear from the President of the United States, what will Iran fear?

China to Israel on Eve of Lieberman Visit: Lay off Gaza

AFP reports that Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Liu Weimin told reporters at a regular briefing that "China is concerned about the escalation of the...

Foreign Minister Lieberman: Immediate Help to the Syrian People

Israel's Channel 2 News reports that in a meeting held  between Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov and Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, the latter clarified...

Greece Jews to Receive an Entire $1 million in Emergency Aid from JAFI

The Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency for Israel voted to provide emergency aid to the Jewish community of Greece, to help it address immediate needs in the wake of their country's terrible financial crisis. The $1 million will be spread over two years and help Greek Jewish institutions from going under. That amount will be just $250,000 short each year of the income of JAFI's top earner, Dr. Misha Galperin.

Egypt Threatens to ‘Review’ Camp David Accord

Obama administration officials and US Congressman have suggested that the $2 billion in yearly military and economic aid to Egypt has been jeopardized by the Egyptian government's clampdown and prosecution of pro-democracy groups and individuals.

Egyptian PM: Case Against Foreign NGOs To Proceed

Kamal al-Ganzouri: Egypt "will not back down because of aid or other reasons."

Over 70% of Egyptians Oppose US Aid

The fact that the aid is conditioned on Egypt's compliance with its peace treaty with Israel is unpopular in Egypt.

Turkey May Supplant Iran As Main Hamas Backer

Haniyeh and Erdogan reportedly discuss finances in Haniyeh's first official visit to Turkey.

EU Agrees to $72 Million Financing of UNRWA

UN agency created to assist, protect, and advocate for 'some 5 million Palestine refugees,' pending a solution to their plight.

Turkey Condemns Rick Perry’s “Islamic terrorist” Comment

Perry suggested that the US should eliminate all foreign aid to Turkey.

Literacy Illuminated (Part II)

Like most first grade classrooms, the one I was observing had students with multiple reading levels. Accordingly, the head teacher had divided the students into different groups so that they could practice skills that were relevant to all members of the small group.

Being Good Neighbors to Syria’s Opposition

“Most Syrians see Assad as a greater enemy than Israel. Israel treats Arabs much better than Assad, especially in jail – they do not torture and mutilate like Assad does."

US OKs Unprecedented Amount for Israeli Missile Defense

The US House and Senate committee on Appropriations has approved a budget doubling aid to Israel for the David’s Sling and Arrow 3 anti-ballistic medium-to-long range air defense systems.

At GOP Jewish Forum, Presidential Hopefuls Flash Their Pro-Israel Credentials

WASHINGTON – Iran’s nuclear program appears to be racing ahead. The Middle East peace process is in shambles. And a series of recent flare-ups have highlighted ongoing tensions between the Obama administration and elements of the pro-Israel community.

EU Surge in Aid to PA Despite Economic Crisis

Despite a dire economic crisis throughout Europe, the European Parliament (EP) has just decided to increase the budget for aid given to the Palestinian Authority (PA) by €100 million – a 30 percent increase over previous years.

Palestinians’ Day In The Sun Appears To Be Waning

It's been a bumpy road for the Palestinians lately. Recent staged spectacles that were supposed to whip up sympathy for them and put Israel in a bad light again - the Nakba Day (May 15) and Naksa Day (June 4) marches on Israel's borders, the flotilla, the flytilla - have been disappointments at best, if not outright flops. And the Palestinians' long-hyped independent-statehood bid at the UN in September is meeting growing opposition from the West.

‘Israel Needs To Free Itself From Its Oslo State Of Mind’: An Interview With...

Widely recognized as an expert on Mideast politics and U.S.-Israel relations, Ambassador Yoram Ettinger advocates for Israel on both sides of the Atlantic, advising members of the Israeli Cabinet and Knesset and regularly briefing American legislators.

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