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  • Invitation to Netanyahu to address U.S. Congress: When bipartisan means partisan

    2 days ago

    When U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, a Republican, jolted Washington this week by inviting Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress, his office said it had been done "on behalf of the bipartisan leadership."

    In reality, it was among the...

  • Israeli scribes restore 200-year-old Iraqi scroll

    3 days ago

    Israeli scribes restored a 200-year old Iraqi Torah scroll that arrived in Israel under mysterious circumstances.

    The Associated Press reported Thursday that the scroll, written in northern Iraq by two scribes using pomegranate ink, was delivered, water-damaged, to the Israeli...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    3 days ago

    This weekend, I would like to introduce you to a new revolutionary Israeli app, which takes social networks “tagging” to a whole new level.


    Let’s say you visit a new restaurant, are truly impressed by one of the dishes, and want to share it with others. You could leave a review...

  • Admitting Our Faults Out Loud

    By Beit T'shuvah

    3 days ago

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    I am thinking about life, as usual. The difference is I am not obsessed with my life, rather, I am thinking about the lives of others and the world. I was reading David Brooks in the New York Times this week and he was talking about how we either find...

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  • War on campus

    3 days ago

    The spring semester on American campuses is beginning. On some campuses anti-Israel groups will be preparing for another round of the so-called Israel Apartheid Week, which will unfold as the aftershocks of this past summer’s Israel-Hamas war are still being felt. 

    Back in August...

  • U.S. says disagreements with Israel do not undermine security commitment

    3 days ago

    Disagreements with Israel over how to contain Iran's nuclear program do not undermine the U.S. commitment to Israel's security, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Friday.

    The United States is negotiating a deal with Iran over its nuclear capabilities, which Israel opposes.

  • J Street, StandWithUs debate best way to support Israel

    By Ryan Torok

    4 days ago

    Representatives of StandWithUs (SWU) and J Street — two Jewish organizations with very different takes on Israel — faced off Jan. 13 in a debate on why their respective group is a better friend to the Jewish state.

    The free event, at Temple Judea in Tarzana, featured attorney,...

  • Israeli police arrest Palestinian with knife one day after bus stabbing

    4 days ago

    Israel Police arrested a Palestinian man wielding a knife in an Israeli city, one day after another Palestinian man who had crossed illegally into Israel stabbed passengers on a Tel Aviv bus.

    The 22-year-old man was arrested in the central Israeli city of Raanana Thursday. He...

  • Hamas calls on Hezbollah to unite fight against Israel

    4 days ago

    A letter purported to be from Mohammed Deif, the leader of Hamas's armed wing, on Thursday appealed to the Lebanese Hezbollah group to unite with Hamas in battling Israel.

    The letter, posted on the website of Hezbollah-run Al-Manar TV, suggests the Palestinian Hamas and Hezbollah...

  • Would I leave France?

    By David Suissa

    5 days ago

    When we discussed the cover headline for the Journal’s story this week on the troubled Jews of France, we debated two options: “Should Jews leave?” or “Would you leave?” The first option was about “them,” while the second was more about us.

    In the end, we went for clarity and...

  • Congress invites Netanyahu, Obama blindsided

    5 days ago

    House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress without consulting President Barack Obama, and a White House spokesman questioned whether protocol had been violated.

    An Israeli official said...

  • Would you stay in France?

    By Michael Berenbaum

    5 days ago

    In the wake of the horrific terrorist killings in France, my heart took many turns. First there was shock, soon replaced by grief, then anger, followed by resolve. Now it may be time for reflection.

    The response from the French and then the Israelis to the two attacks raised some...

  • The folly of partition: ICC ruling seals fate of Gaza residents

    5 days ago

    The International Criminal Court's (ICC) announcement that it would pursue a war crimes probe against Israel over the summer war in Gaza is but the latest twist in the quixotic quest to end the Israeli-Arab conflict.

    Israel’s 2005 de-facto partition via unilateral withdrawal from...

  • Stay or go? French Jews face a growing – and emotional – dilemma

    5 days ago

    Israel? The United States? Canada? South Korea, India, Singapore or Japan? French Jews have intensified their search for a new home, and they’ve diversified their potential destinations. For the past 15 years, anti-Semitism has become more and more common, more and more violent,...

  • Israeli arrested in Madonna song leak probe

    5 days ago

    An Israeli man was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of hacking into the computers of a number of international singing stars, including Madonna, and selling their songs online, a police source said.

    A police spokesman confirmed that a 39-year-old Israeli had been detained, but...

  • At least 12 injured, four critically, in stabbing spree on Tel Aviv bus

    5 days ago

    At least 12 people were wounded, some seriously, when a Palestinian man stabbed passengers and the driver on a Tel Aviv bus.

    Four victims, including the driver, remained in serious condition following the Wednesday morning attack on the No. 40 bus. Initial reports said 12 to 21...

  • REALITY CHECK: Tel-Aviv bus stabbing - How the media allow terror by ignoring it

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    5 days ago

    Less than two months after a tragic row of stabbing and vehicular terror attacks, we woke up today to more sad news: A Palestinian terrorist stabbed 13 Israelis on a Tel-Aviv bus, with 4 fatally wounded. He was quickly tracked down by security forces present in the area, shot and...

  • Israel braces for Hezbollah retaliation

    6 days ago

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Thousands of Hezbollah supporters marched in an emotional funeral for a senior Hezbollah fighter, Jihad Mughniyeh, the son of former senior Hezbollah official Imad Mughniyeh, who was also allegedly assassinated by Israel in...

  • Israel didn’t target Iranian general in strike, source says

    6 days ago

    An Iranian general killed in an Israeli air strike in Syria was not its intended target, and Israel believed it was attacking only low-ranking guerrillas, a senior security source said on Tuesday.

    The remarks by the Israeli source, who declined to be identified because Israel has...

  • Israeli selfie from Miss Universe contest causes stir in Lebanon

    6 days ago

    A Israeli beauty queen's selfie has caused a stir in Lebanon, with some Lebanese saying their country's contestant at the Miss Universe pageant should be stripped of her title for consorting with the enemy.

    Miss Israel Doron Matalon posted a photo of herself and Miss Lebanon Saly...

  • Osem vs. Heinz, the “new WhatsApp,” Egypt gas deal and more…This week from the Startup Nation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    1 week ago


    Elbit wins $117 million deal with Israel’s Ministry of Defense

    Elbit Systems Ltd. has won Israeli Ministry of Defense contracts worth a total of approximately $117 million, for the supply of Command, Control, Computer, Communications and Intelligence (C4I) systems and...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    1 week ago

    I’m sure most of you already know all about Wix, and probably even use the web-development platform. But did you know it’s an Israeli invention?


    Wix is a cloud-based web development platform that allows users to create HTML5 websites and mobile sites, through the use of their...

  • Turkish PM says Israeli ‘provocations’ radicalizing Muslim world

    1 week ago

    Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu accused his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday of terrorism and said Israeli "provocations" such as the bombardment of Gaza were contributing to radicalization in the Muslim world.

    "He himself killed, his army killed children...

  • Hezbollah says Assad’s allies have right to respond to Israeli attacks in Syria

    2 weeks ago

    Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Thursday that Israeli strikes inside Syria were also an aggression against Syria's regional allies and they had the right to retaliate.

    "The frequent attacks on different sites in Syria is a major breach. We consider...

  • Why there’s no Charlie Hebdo in Israel

    By Simone Wilson

    2 weeks ago

    In the hours that followed the deadly attack on the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, cartoonists around the world paid tribute in the best way they knew how: through their own sketches. Solidarity cartoons showed pencils as World Trade Center towers; pencils as guns;...

  • Jurors seated in civil trial over PLO role in Israeli attacks

    2 weeks ago

    Victims of attacks in Israel more than a decade ago will look to prove the Palestine Liberation Organization and Palestinian Authority were behind the violence and should pay up to $1 billion, after jurors were selected Tuesday in a civil trial. Six men and six women will consider...

  • Thousands attend funeral in Jerusalem for victims of Paris supermarket attack

    2 weeks ago

    Thousands attended the funeral in Jerusalem of the four victims of the attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris.

    Yoav Hattab, 21; Philippe Braham, 45;  Yohan Cohen, 22; and Francois-Michel Saada, 64, were buried Tuesday at the Givat Shaul Cemetery. They were killed Jan. 9 at the...

  • Gaps in Israeli and Palestinian health care

    2 weeks ago

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    On average, Israelis live ten years longer than Palestinians, and Israel spends ten times as much money as the Palestinian Authority does. In Israel, mortality rates for both mothers and babies are lower, and there are far more...

  • Soul food: Aspiring haredi cooks train for restaurant jobs

    2 weeks ago

    Five haredi Orthodox men are standing around a large wooden table crowded with bowls of chopped tomato, garlic, carrots and greens, their ritual fringes poking out from under their aprons. Each is wielding a large chef’s knife.

    Their instructor, wearing an embroidered chef’s...

  • For embattled French Jews, mixed feelings about call to move to Israel

    2 weeks ago

    French Jews are feeling embattled. Arsonists have targeted their synagogues, terrorists have attacked their schools and shops, and, with only a few exceptions, French society has not united behind them to stop the assaults and harassment.

    The solution, according to Israel’s prime...

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