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Vatican: Papal Visit to Show IDF ‘Imprisoning’ Christian Population

Fr. Peter Vasko, President of the Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land (FFHL), heralded Pope Francis’ announcement that he may visit the Holy Land...

US: Israel’s Prosperity a Problem

Does Kerry think it would be better for Israel to approach negotiations from a position of precarious poverty?

Being Intellectually Honest

The upcoming President's Conference has a rich list of speakers and unlike some others, I personally don't think Stephen Hawking will be missed.

The Logic of the ‘Winged Pig Conditional’

To a great extent, the whole idea of a two-state solution as presented by President Obama, Shimon Peres, etc. is a winged pig.

Peres Grants Netanyahu Two More Weeks

After failing to assemble a coalition within the legally allotted month, Prime Minister Netanyahu went back to President Shimon Peres on Saturday night to...

Netanyahu Tasked with Forming Government

Tasked with the job of forming the next coalition government, Netanyahu sets out his goals for this term.

Shabbos in Davos

While the meal featured heads of state, Nobel laureates and people of world renown, it had a homely feeling where no one in particular was made to feel more important than the next person.

Which Prime Minister Built the Most Homes in the Settlements?

Rhetoric aside, real data can answer the question as to who built the most in the Settlements.

Likud-Beiteinu Leader: I Oppose a Palestinian State

A Palestinian state would not only fail to bring peace and stability to the region, but would increase the tension and instability to the region.

The Livni Intifada

The Israeli Left is incentivizing the Palestinians to refuse negotiations and potentially use violence against Israel.

Israeli Top Brass: We Will Defend Israelis

As Israel’s border with Gaza heats up, Israeli officials from the highest echelons have declared that the State will defend Israeli citizens.

$1 Million Israeli BRAIN Prize To Be Awarded in 2013

A $1 million dollar prize has been announced which will go to the individual or team with the highest potential for helping people around the world by the non-profit organization Israel Brain Technologies.

Israeli Vows to ‘Bike for the Fight’ Against Cancer

A new initiative – Bike for the Fight – will raise money for the Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF), a North American organization funding grants to top Israeli cancer researchers and scientific institutions, by biking for three months across the United States.

Blogging Tomorrow at the President’s Conference

Bloggers had the opportunity to ask President Peres some questions at the gathering. Bloggers from both national papers and personal websites were represented and asked questions that ranged from straightforward politics to ones that were more personal. One inevitably centered around the issue of Iran, in which Peres answered that Iran is using dangerous means that don’t give Israelis much of a choice when deciding what to do next.

The President Speaks: Peres Expresses Optimism About the Future, Mideast Peace

People flocked to the auditorium for the second plenary of the evening - and with good reason. The line-up was stacked with notable names including President Shimon Peres, Dr. Henry Kissinger, and Former Prime Minister of the Great Britain, Tony Blair. Peres spoke of his belief that peace was possible and mentioned that he had met with President Abbas and was left with the impression that they also need and want peace.

Peres’ Hernia Surgery Successful

Israeli President Shimon Peres successfully underwent surgery to treat a hernia. Peres underwent the surgery on Friday at the Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer....

The Morning After: Israel’s Political System Shaken, Stirred, Realigned

The stealth move by Premier Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition leader Shaul Mofaz was a reunification of the 2005 Likud. Joining forces, they are close to realizing the dream of every Israeli premier, to rule without partners. But the new coalition deal means decidedly sobering news for Israel's two major religious camps - the Haredim and the settlement movement.

The Pollard Petition

The Jewish Press urges readers to sign a circulating petition that calls on Shimon Peres to do all he can, in advance of accepting the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama, to persuade Mr. Obama to free Jonathan Pollard, the Israeli spy serving a life sentence in a federal prison. (President Obama announced last month that he would be awarding the Medal to Mr. Peres, the president of Israel, in June.)

Mordechai Kedar: The Failure of the Palestinian Venture

There exists in the world, and even in Israel here and there, the desperate notion that if only the Palestinians can get their state, they will accept Israel's legitimacy and respect its right to exist in peace and security. But no one is willing to address the question: What will the world do when the Palestinian state, with territorial contiguity in Judea and Samaria, turns into a Hamas state?

Israel Remembers the Holocaust

As air raid sirens blared out across the country on Thursday, citizens of Israel stopped for a moment of silence to remember the victims of the Holocaust. Memorial ceremonies are taking place throughout the country. Prime Minister Netanyahu: Never Again means stopping Iran.

Pollard Leaves Hospital Back to Prison

Jonathan Pollard was transferred from a federal hospital to his prison cell. Pollard, who reportedly was rushed to a hospital outside of the prison on...

Obama to Pollard, Peres, Knesset: Drop Dead

The White House on Monday rejected an emotional appeal by Israel's President Shimon Peres to commute convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard's life sentence. Peres based his appeal on Pollard's fast deteriorating health, after Peres' recent conversation with Pollard's wife Esther. Peres' appeal came after he had received a petition signed by 80 MKs, urging Obama to release Pollard.

Esther Pollard Pleads Imprisoned Husband’s Case, Deteriorating Health, with Peres

Israeli President Shimon Peres met with the wife of Jonathan Pollard, who asked Peres to request her husband's release "before it is too late."...

Peres, Bibi, Ask Obama for Pollard’s Release

JTA reports that both Israeli President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week asked President Obama to release convicted spy-for-Israel Jonathan Pollard. Peres...

Peres to AIPAC: ‘Iran Will Not Develop a Nuclear Weapon’

President Peres said "there is NO space between" Israel and the US, and insisted that Obama's "commitment to Israel is deep and profound." Regarding peace with the Palestinians, he said "the principle of the 'The Two State solution' was "a paramount Israeli interest."

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