As Purim approaches, thousands of Israeli children and families grapple with poverty
Posted on: June 10th, 2014Uncategorized
Support the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement? That might fly well on American and European university campuses, but don’t try floating the idea in the Arab world. According to Caspar Veldkamp, Dutch ambassador to Israel, Arab and Muslim countries around the world maintain rich economic ties with Israel, often facilitated by Holland. Many of the countries […]
Posted on: June 10th, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe
Dutch ambassador to Israel, Caspar Veldkamp, said Tuesday that Arab and Muslim countries, many of whom do not maintain diplomatic relations with Israel, maintain rich economic ties with Israel, facilitated by Holland. Israel Radio reported in Arabic that Muslim-majority countries such as Indonesia and Malaysia, in addition to several Persian Gulf nations, all trade quietly […]
Posted on: May 29th, 2014Uncategorized
PLO Chairman Abu Mazen appointed a long-time political ally, Rami Hamdallah, to build the Palestinian national unity government with Hamas. Palestinian reports said Fatah and Hamas officials agreed on the list of names that will form the government. According to NRG, the sides still have yet to agree on the future of Riad Almaliki, the […]
Posted on: May 23rd, 2014Uncategorized
The sale of Tnuva to China's Bright Food may have broken the law.
Posted on: May 8th, 2014News & Views → Israel
Yizhar Hess, director general of the Masorti (Conservative) movement in Israel, apparently believes that graffiti attacks against Arab targets are at least as serious as physical violence against Jews. Writing in the Hebrew-language Yedioth Aharonoth, Hess said that per capita there were more racist attacks in Israel than anti-Semitic attacks in France during the year […]
Posted on: May 7th, 2014News & Views → News Briefs
The Hamas al-Aqsa TV channel called on Palestinian children to kill all Jews, wherever they are. According to Palestinian Media Watch, which posted a YouTube video of the cartoon with English-language subtitles, the children’s show Tomorrow’s Pioneers instructed children to shoot “all the Jews,” and featured a young girl who dreams of shooting Jews. Child host (Rawan): “Tulin, why […]
Posted on: March 31st, 2014Uncategorized
Steve Tisch, one of the most successful producers in the motion picture industry, will chair the 16th Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival at Tel Aviv University May 31-June 7, 2014. Tisch is a partner at Escape Artists Productions and chairman of the New York Giants is the only person with both an Academy Award […]
Posted on: February 4th, 2014Uncategorized
Jewish Home party chairman Naftali Bennett started threatened Monday to pull his party out of the government coalition if Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu accepts an American “framework” that is inconsistent with the party’s principles. He also made it clear at the annual Jerusalem Conference that he will back the Prime Minister if there is no […]
Posted on: November 27th, 2013Blogs → Elder of Ziyon
A real boat that will try to leave Gaza in March and fight "against the Israeli blockade."
Posted on: October 8th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Sigd means “prostration” or “bowing down” in Ge’ez, the ancient Ethiopian liturgical language.
Posted on: September 17th, 2013Uncategorized
The Israeli Prime Minister’s Office denies an incredulous Wall Street Journal report Monday that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu urged U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to talk to Russia about a deal to destroy Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons. The Journal is a very credible source, and governments often deny the truth, but this time […]
Posted on: August 11th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
At least four terrorists were killed and seven others injured on Saturday in an air strike of the Egyptian army in north Sinai, on Israel’s border, a local security source told Xinhua. “The air strike targeted a house, a hut and a car in the village of al-Toma near Sheikh Zewaid city in North Sinai […]
Posted on: August 5th, 2013InDepth → Analysis → David Bedein's Behind the News in Israel
Inside an UNRWA Summer Camp
Posted on: May 28th, 2013Uncategorized
Young Ethiopians get a boost in self-esteem through the celebration of their heritage at the Malkat Shva Ethiopian Cultural Center.
Posted on: May 13th, 2013Uncategorized
“Do not cook a kid in its mother’s milk.“ It is a puzzling statement, repeated three times in the Torah. Twice in connection with Shavuot, the summer’s first fruits and harvest festival. The third time is in the context of forbidden foods. Traditionally, these texts have been taken to ban cooking, eating, and gaining benefit […]
Posted on: April 11th, 2013Blogs → Goldstein on Gelt
An interview with best-selling author and columnist Amity Shlaes.
Posted on: August 15th, 2012Uncategorized
In this week’s parshah the Torah teaches the halachos of an ir hanidachas – a city where a majority of the inhabitants serve avodah zarah. The halacha is that all of the city’s inhabitants are killed and all of their possessions are burned.
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