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  • Inernational Holocaust Remembrance Day 2015 - WATCH some of the most outrageous Holocaust deniers

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    19 hours ago

    Typing the word "Holohoax" on YouTube reveals a world of hundreds of Holocaust denial videos. Hateful people spend hours, days and even years to develop conspiracy theories that supposedly prove the Holocaust never existed, or that it did occur, but it was nothing like history...

  • Hezbollah: We don’t want war with Israel but do not fear it

    20 hours ago

    The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Friday his group did not want war with Israel but was ready for one, and reserved the right to respond to Israeli attacks any time, anywhere.

    "We do not want a war but we are not afraid of it and we must distinguish between the two, and...

  • Rahat’s week from Hell

    By Simone Wilson

    2 days ago

    Mayor Talal Al Krenawi was tired. He’d been in and out of media interviews, meetings, mourning circles and angry phone calls for days. His limbs hurt; his lungs hurt. “I’m still feeling the effects of the gas,” he said, speaking from behind his desk in a worn municipal building at...

  • Pelosi says Netanyahu speech to Congress could hurt Iran talks

    2 days ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's scheduled speech to the U.S. Congress in March could damage the Obama administration's attempts to broker a deal with Iran on nuclear weapons development, the senior U.S. House of Representatives Democrat said on Wednesday.

    "Such a...

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  • Israel, Hezbollah signal their flare-up is over

    2 days ago

    Israel and Hezbollah signaled on Thursday their rare flare-up in fighting across the Israel-Lebanon border was over, after the Lebanese guerrillas killed two Israeli troops in retaliation for a deadly air strike in Syria last week.

    Israel said it had received a message from...

  • Drones, Jews and morality

    By Rob Eshman

    3 days ago

    My address to the first interreligious conference on the morality of drone warfare didn’t go over particularly well.

    This happened last Saturday afternoon at Princeton Theological Seminary, where I was among 150 clergy, theologians, academics and peace activists gathered to...

  • Producer Nancy Spielberg reflects on finding, forming Jewish identity

    3 days ago

    Three and a half years ago, Nancy Spielberg read an obituary that would change her life. It noted the passing of Al Schwimmer, a Jewish-American pilot who smuggled 30 surplus planes into the new State of Israel in 1948 and recruited the pilots and crew to fly them, assembling the...

  • Israel needs fans, not cheerleaders

    3 days ago

    As the New England Patriots qualified for yet another Super Bowl, my thoughts went to my late father-in-law, Harvey Kirstein, z”l, a huge fan of the team and season-ticket holder who died tragically before they became successful and never saw any of their triumphs.

    It was Harvey...

  • Iran is mankind’s enemy

    By Dennis Prager

    3 days ago

    Iran today is America’s greatest enemy, Israel’s greatest enemy, the Jewish people’s greatest enemy and the greatest enemy of moral civilization.

    There is, apparently, no evil that the Iranian Islamic regime will not engage in to further its ends. 

    It is one of the only...

  • Prehistoric skull a key ‘piece of the puzzle’ in story of humanity

    3 days ago

    A partial skull retrieved from a cave in northern Israel is shedding light on a pivotal juncture in early human history when our species was trekking out of Africa to populate other parts of the world and encountered our close cousins the Neanderthals.

    Scientists said on...

  • Obama: Netanyahu meeting before Israel election ‘inappropriate’ - CNN interview

    3 days ago

    U.S. President Barack Obama said he declined to meet with Benjamin Netanyahu during the Israeli leader's visit to the United States in March because it would be "inappropriate" two weeks before an election in that country.

    Netanyahu's trip has become a diplomatic sore point with...

  • Israel tells U.N. will defend itself against Hezbollah

    3 days ago

    Israel told the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday it will take all necessary measures to defend itself after an exchange of fire between Hezbollah militants and Israel that has raised the threat of a full-blown conflict.

    "Israel will not stand by as Hezbollah targets Israelis,"...

  • Two soldiers dead, seven wounded as Hezbollah hits Israeli tank

    3 days ago

    Two Israeli soldiers and a Spanish peacekeeper were killed on Wednesday in an exchange of fire between Hezbollah and Israel that has raised the threat of a full-blown conflict between the militant Islamist group and Israel.

    In the biggest escalation since a 2006 war, the soldiers...

  • Iran says Israel crossed ‘red lines,’ vows to respond

    4 days ago

    Iran has told the United States that an Israeli air strike which killed an Iranian general in Syria last week had crossed "red lines" and the Islamic Republic will respond, a senior official was quoted as saying by IRNA news agency on Tuesday.

    "We told the Americans that the...

  • In first, expat author Ruby Namdar wins Israel’s leading literary prize

    4 days ago

    Israel’s biggest literary prize, the Sapir Prize, has the drama and mystery of a lottery.

    The identity of the judges remains secret until shortly before the ceremony, when they meet for an early dinner to decide the fate of the five nominees short-listed for best novel. Meanwhile...

  • Reporter who broke Nisman story in Israel insists Argentine gov’t pursued him

    4 days ago

    Damian Pachter, the Argentine-Israeli journalist who was the first to report the death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman, said he feels safe now that he has arrived in Israel.

    Pachter, a writer for the Buenos Aires Herald, said he felt “pursued by the Argentine government” and that...

  • Netanyahu’s planned speech roils Jewish lawmakers, pro-Israel community

    4 days ago

    When Israel wants something from the United States, it typically makes three stops: the pro-Israel lobby, Jewish members of Congress and the White House.

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ignored all three when he accepted an invitation from House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to...

  • Rockets explode in Golan Heights; no injuries reported

    4 days ago

    Two rockets landed in the Golan Heights near the Syrian border.

    It was unclear who shot the rockets on Tuesday afternoon, according to Israeli reports. No injuries were reported.

    In response, the Israeli army shot artillery fire into Syria and heightened security in the area.

    ...
  • TV satire burns bright as Israeli election ‘campfire’

    4 days ago

    When Israelis gather around the water cooler to discuss their March 17 election, odds are the conversation will turn to a television satire that has caught even President Barack Obama's notice in the past.

    Eretz Nehederet ("Wonderful Country"), which airs weekly on Israel's...

  • International Holocaust Remembrance Day - we must remember, remind and never forget.

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    4 days ago

    Seven years ago, I stood on Auschwitz Birkenau’s railroad, where more than 1 million Jews were led to their death only 65 years beforehand.  It was part of a special 8-day journey offered to 11th graders in Israel, to travel to Poland and learn more, and from up-close, about the...

  • U.S. Democratic senators set resolution countering push for tougher Iran sanctions

    5 days ago

    Democratic U.S. senators introduced a resolution on Monday opposing more sanctions on Iran unless nuclear talks fail or Tehran breaks an agreement, countering a push for tougher sanctions backed by Republicans that President Barack Obama has pledged to veto.

    "For those who agree...

  • Israeli intel unit drops soldiers who refused to spy on Palestinians

    5 days ago

    Israel's top military electronic surveillance unit expelled dozens of veterans on Monday for refusing to spy on Palestinians living in the West Bank, Army Radio said.

    The commander of Unit 8200, named as Brigadier-General "A," barred the 43 reserve soldiers who wrote to Prime...

  • Hezbollah says Israel wants to set ‘new rules’ with Syria raid

    5 days ago

    An Israeli attack which killed several prominent members of Lebanon's Hezbollah last week was an attempt by Israel to set "new rules" in the conflict between the two foes, Hezbollah's deputy leader said at a gathering to commemorate those who died.

    Sheikh Naim Qassem's comments...

  • Record-breaking “exits,” SmartHomes, new Arab high tech and more - this week from the Startup Nation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    5 days ago

    Amazon's new Israeli purchase

    After the announcement that cloud storage giant Dropbox acquired Israel-based startup CloudOn, another Israeli company may be bought out by a big name oversees. According to Calcalist, Amazon is in negotiations with the Israeli chip-maker Annapurna...

  • Netanyahu in Washington: an attempt at having a dispassionate discussion

    By Shmuel Rosner

    5 days ago

    You probably know the basic facts. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was invited last week by the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives John Boehner to speak about Iran before a joint session of Congress. The Obama administration had no clue this was going...

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

    1 week 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

    1 week 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

    1 week 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

    1 week 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...

  • War on campus

    1 week 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...

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