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Early Elections in Israel: When & Why?

At the end of his statement Netanyahu said it is preferable to have a "three month" campaign cycle than what would in practice be a year of campaigning until October 2013. Assuming that he would seek dissolution of the Knesset at the opening of the session -- October 15th -- that would put the elections at around or a little after January 15th.

Prime Minister Netanyahu Announces Elections “As Soon As Possible”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanayhu announced Tuesday evening that general elections will be held in early 2013. A date was not specified, though the prime minister said the elections would take place “as soon as possible” - possibly as early as mid-January.

Jerusalem Municipality Approves New NIS 18 Million Deer Park and Sanctuary

Sunday - The Jerusalem Municipality approved a plan to invest in and upgrade the Jerusalem Deer Sanctuary  in Deer Valley (near the Pot Junction), and to...

The Gospel of Jesus’s Wife

The recurring uproar over the facts surrounding the life of Jesus now surrounds the discovery of an ancient papyrus bearing the words “Jesus said to them, my wife”.

French-Jewish Mother in Custody Battle with Saudi prince Dies in Fall

A Jewish mother from France locked in a custody battle with a Saudi prince fell to her death from an apartment window in Paris. Candice...

Michigan Inmate Sues for Kosher Meals

A Michigan prison inmate has filed a federal lawsuit over the prison's lack of kosher meals. Bradley Sleighter, 54, has been an inmate in the...

Similar Terror Attempt in January?

Was there a similar terror attack attempt against Israeli tourists in Bulgaria, back in January?

Chabad of Westport Hoping for Town Approval at Long Last

According to the Westport Daily Voice, the structure that used to house the Three Bears Restaurant in Westport, CT, will shortly officially become the...

Commerce Department to Consider Affirmative Action for Arab Americans

The Commerce Department's Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) published a notice regarding a petition it received on January 11, 2012 from the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), requesting formal designation of Arab-Americans as a minority group that is socially or economically disadvantaged.

Egyptian Candidates Run on Hate for Israel

Animosity toward Israel is playing a significant role in the Egyptian presidential race, according to a report by Reuters.

Civil Administration Coordinates Transport of Arab Boy With Kidney Failure to Boston Hospital

The Civil Administration arranged for the transport of Yehia, an Arab boy from Bethlehem, to be treated at a hospital in Boston where he...

Knesset Calls Special Session; Migron Bills on Agenda

Two bills that were shelved back in January will be discussed following Likud MK Danny Danon's success in attaining 25 MKs' signatures to call a special session during the Knesset's 39-day spring recess.

Record High for Incoming Tourism in First Quarter of 2012

Based on data released today by the Central Bureau of Statistics, the first quarter of 2012 registered an all-time record high for incoming tourism...

Israel’s Exports to Asia Surpass Exports to US For First Time

The Israel Export Research Institute reported that from October 2011 to January 2012, the US share of Israeli exports had drastically declined as compared to the same period the year before. In contrast, Israel's exports to the Asian market have seen healthy growth, with an increase of 9% over the same period, totaling $3.1 billion.

2nd Arrest in NJ Synagogue Firebombings

The NY Post reports that a second man was charged Friday in a series of attacks on synagogues in northern New Jersey that included...

Westport to Lubavitch: Hands Off the Three Bears

When you think of Lubavitch and Bears, you're more likely to come up with Dov Ber rather than that illustrious trio renowned for that infamous Goldilox incident. But this time you'd be wrong.

The Purim Narrative At The Pardo Palace

Located about nine miles north of Madrid, the Palacio Real de El Pardo (Pardo Palace) dates back to the early 15th century. Devastated by a March 13, 1604 fire that claimed many works from its priceless art collection, the Pardo Palace and its vast gardens were used as a hunting ground by the Spanish monarchs.

Mormons Posthumously Baptized Anne Frank: New Claim

The Toronto Star reported that researcher Helen Radkey, a former Mormon who revealed the Wiesenthal baptisms, said this week she found Anne Frank’s name...

Netanyahu Aide to Resign in Sexual Harassment Case

Natan Eshel, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's chief of staff, will resign in exchange for the dropping of an investigation into allegations he sexually...

Mormons Apologize for Simon Wiesenthal Parents’ Posthumous Baptism

Mormon Church leaders apologized to the family of Holocaust survivor and Jewish rights advocate Simon Wiesenthal after his parents were posthumously baptized, a controversial...

RASG Hebrew Academy At Day-School Conference

More than 700 Jewish day school leaders and educators gathered for the third annual North American Jewish Day School Conference (NAJDSC) in Atlanta on January 15-17. The conference brought together over 300 schools and professional organizations.

Shin Bet Study: 30% Decrease in Terror Attacks from Dec. ’11 to Jan. ’12

Israel's domestic security agency recorded 56 attacks in January 2012.

Kinneret Water Level Rises Almost 22 Inches in January

Water level is now within four inches of the "red line".

Iran Invites IAEA Inspectors to Extend Stay

Three-day visit by IAEA nuclear experts was scheduled to end on January 31.

Teen Synagogue Firebomber Charged With Another Attempt

The teen loner awaiting trial for the firebombings of two northern New Jersey synagogues has been charged with an additional arson attempt at the Jewish Community Center of Paramus.

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