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  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    2 days ago

    This weekend, I would like to introduce one of the ultimate Israeli dishes – the Sabich!


    If you’ve ever been to Israel, you’ve probably tasted this divine sandwich, consisting of pita bread stuffed with fried eggplant, hard boiled eggs, hummus, tahini, Israeli salad, boiled...

  • Don’t Just Stand There — Do Something Holy

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    3 days ago

    “You shall not stand by [the shedding of] your fellow's blood. I am Hashem.”

    Lev. 19:16 I was driving on cold morning down the highway in New Jersey and a car ahead of me suddenly veered left, went off the road, and then careened back across the highway. The car crossed some...

  • Israeli military worries over troops’ use of social media

    3 days ago

    Israel's armed forces see a growing threat in instant messaging applications -- both to battlefield secrecy and to the privacy of women soldiers.

    According to official military journal Bamahane, the number of troop indictments for sex crimes has almost doubled since 2012, with...

  • Tensions high along Israel-Syria border, but nobody wants war

    4 days ago

    This story originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Tensions have flared along Israel’s northern border for the second time this year, following a suspected Israeli Air Force attack on weapon deliveries to Hezbollah. Days later, when Hezbollah gunmen tried to plant an explosive...

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  • 5 short comments on Israel’s almost-a-coalition

    By Shmuel Rosner

    4 days ago

    1.

    Israel almost has a new coalition and a new government. Yesterday, Netanyahu completed the first round of negotiations and signed an agreement with two parties – Koolanu (Kahlon) and United Torah Judaism, the Ashkenazi Haredi party. Kahlon is easing himself into the role of...

  • After Nepal quake, Israelis stick together and try to calm their parents

    5 days ago

    UPDATEAll but one of the missing Israelis have been accounted for, as of Wednesday morning.

    TEL AVIV (JTA) — When the ground began to shake, Inbar Irron was among a dozen Israelis in Nepal who ran outside the building where they had been sitting — and straight into a cloud of...

  • Unity Day to mark anniversary of abduction, murder of 3 Israeli teens

    5 days ago

    Jewish communities will mark the first anniversary of the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens by Palestinian terrorists with a Unity Day.

    The commemoration, set for June 3, was developed by the parents of Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shear and Eyal Yifrach in conjunction with...

  • Israeli Soldiers Tour - Putting a Human Face to the IDF Uniform

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    5 days ago

    2015 marks the 6th StandWithUs’ "Israeli Soldiers Tour” (Formerly “Israel Soldiers’ Stories”.) This project is one of the most significant counter-attacks of the notorious “Israeli Apartheid Week,” where false information about Israel is being spread by haters across North America...

  • The US-Israel Relations exchange, part 1: Should Israel vote Republican?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    5 days ago

    Jonathan Rynhold is the director of the Argov Center for the Study of the Jewish People and the State of Israel in the Political Studies Department at Bar-Ilan University, where he is also a senior researcher at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies. Dr Rynhold's research...

  • Israelis mourn after a year of increased attacks

    5 days ago

    As Israel marked its traditional day of mourning for fallen servicemen on Yom HaZikaron, the Day of Remembrance on April 22, in a far corner of Mount Herzl in Jerusalem, an intimate ceremony for victims of attacks was underway. Mourners packed elbow-to-elbow under beige tents, each...

  • Mortar shells fired from Syria land near Golan kibbutz

    6 days ago

    Two mortar shells fired from Syria struck open areas near a kibbutz in the Golan Heights.

    The mortars were fired shortly after noon on Tuesday and landed near Kibbutz Ein Zivan. No injuries or serious damage were reported.

    The shells triggered the Code Red rocket alert system...

  • U.N. inquiry finds Israel fired on its schools, Hamas hid weapons in its buildings

    6 days ago

    Israel fired on seven United Nations schools and Hamas hid weapons in at least three empty U.N. buildings during Israel’s operation in Gaza in 2014, according to an inquiry.

    Some 44 Palestinians sheltering in the U.N. schools bombed by the Israelis were killed and Hamas also...

  • 300 Israelis return home from earthquake-ravaged Nepal

    6 days ago

    Over 300 Israelis have returned home from earthquake-ravaged Nepal, including 25 infants born to surrogate mothers.

    Meanwhile, an airplane carrying an Israeli field hospital and 260 personnel landed in Kathmandu on Tuesday following delays due to weather and the condition of the...

  • How bad do Israelis think Obama is? As bad as a US President can get

    By Shmuel Rosner

    6 days ago

    The caveats are all obvious but still worth repeating. President Barack Obama is President of the US, not Israel. Israelis don’t get to vote in US elections, and US Presidents don’t necessarily desire a high approval rating among Israelis. The fact that Obama is unpopular in Israel...

  • Israel to allow pregnant surrogates in Nepal to fly to Israel

    1 week ago

    This story originally appeared on The Media Line

    Israel’s Attorney General, Yehuda Weinstein, has agreed to allow pregnant women in Nepal, who have contracted with Israelis as surrogates, to fly to Israel until they give birth. The decision came after one of the primary hospitals...

  • Israel evacuates surrogate-born babies and Israeli parents from Nepal

    1 week ago

    Israel began evacuating infants born to surrogate mothers and their Israeli parents from Nepal on Monday, on the return legs of flights sent to provide earthquake relief.

    Many Israeli male couples have fathered children with the help of surrogate mothers in Nepal because...

  • Eyeing Arab ties, Israel to observe nuclear pact meeting

    1 week ago

    Israel will take part as an observer in a major nuclear non-proliferation conference that opens at the United Nations on Monday, ending a 20-year absence in hope of fostering dialogue with Arab states, a senior Israeli official said.

    Assumed to have the Middle East's sole nuclear...

  • Israel approves construction of 77 Jewish homes in eastern Jerusalem

    1 week ago

    Israel invited tenders for construction of 77 new homes in Jewish sections of eastern Jerusalem.

    Citing Peace Now, an Israeli group opposed to settlements in the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem, i24 News reported that the tenders for Pisgat Zeev and Neve Yaakov on Monday were the...

  • The World’s New Tech Capital, Waze’s New Feature and More…This Week from the Startup Nation!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    1 week ago

    “Made in Israel” Labels Combat BDS

    The boycott, divest, and sanction movement, which seeks to cut economic ties with Israel, shows no sign of letting up. Yet concern over the possibility that their products will be boycotted has not stopped Israeli manufacturers and exporters...

  • Israel’s majority-minority problem

    By Shmuel Rosner

    1 week ago

    Last week, at 67, Israel celebrated its Independence Day as a majority-minority country. And this is becoming a problem. A country needs a majority to lead it, to establish a narrative that guides it, to be able to make necessary reforms, and to tame trends that disrupt further...

  • Sunday Reads: Death of a Polish Giant, ‘Egypt’s Pinochet’, Netanyahu’s economic vision

    By Shmuel Rosner

    1 week ago

    US

    Ann-Marie Slaughter argues in favour of President Obama’s attempts at bilateral engagement with isolated countries:

    Obama rejected his predecessor George W. Bush’s policy of isolating “rogue states,” recognizing that America’s only hope for influencing isolated countries’...

  • Remembering Vladimir Slepak, a Heroic Refusenik

    1 week ago

    One of the most important figures in the Soviet Jewry movement has died. Vladimir Slepak, one of the earliest refuseniks and one of the last to be given permission to leave for Israel, died quietly in New York on Thursday. He will be buried in Jerusalem on Monday. 

    In the...

  • Israelis mourn after a year of increased attacks

    1 week ago

    As Israel marked its traditional day of mourning for fallen servicemen on Yom HaZikaron, the Day of Remembrance on April 22, in a far corner of Mount Herzl in Jerusalem, an intimate ceremony for victims of attacks was underway. Mourners packed elbow-to-elbow under beige tents, each...

  • Biden, seeking to ease U.S.-Israel strains, pledges delivery of new warplanes

    1 week ago

    WASHINGTON - Seeking to ease U.S.-Israeli tensions, Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday promised Israel delivery of top-flight fighter jets next year to maintain its military edge and vowed that any final nuclear deal with Iran would ensure Israel’s security.

    Addressing an...

  • On Independence Day, thousands of Arab-Israelis march for Palestinians’ right of return

    1 week ago

    (JTA) — Several thousand Arab-Israelis at a protest march in the Galilee on Israel’s Independence Day commemorated Palestinian villages destroyed in 1948.

    Near Tiberias, the participants in Thursday’s March of Return, as organizers called it, carried Palestinian Authority flags...

  • Rocket fired at Israel from Gaza near end of Independence Day

    By Ryan Torok

    1 week ago

    (JTA) — A rocket was fired at southern Israel from the Gaza Strip in the final hours of the country’s Independence Day.

    Sirens blared in the Sderot region for the first time in months due to Thursday’s rocket, which caused no injuries or damage. It landed within Israeli territory...

  • The Frankfurt Exchange, Part 3: Herbert Marcuse and Erich Fromm’s differing views on Israel

    By Shmuel Rosner

    2 weeks ago

    Jack Jacobs is a professor of political science at John Jay College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He is the author of On Socialists and 'the Jewish Question' after Marx (1992) and Bundist Counterculture in Interwar Poland (2009), and the editor of Jewish...

  • Why did we invite Cornel West?

    2 weeks ago

    The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, together with Hillel at UCLA, the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA, the UCLA Center for the Study of Religion, and the UCLA departments of History and English, invited Dr. Cornel West (Professor of...

  • An Urgent Call to Rescind Cornel West’s Invitation to Speak in memory of Rabbi Heschel

    2 weeks ago

    The Center for Jewish Studies at UCLA recently announced that Cornel West will be the keynote speaker at a conference honoring the late Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. This appointment is both reprehensible and an affront to the memory of Rabbi Heschel, who was a proud Zionist.

    ...
  • From Memorial Day to Independence Day

    2 weeks ago

    In a few hours, Israel’s Memorial Day will end and Israel’s Independence Day will begin.

    As they say here, once the clock strikes 8 p.m. we will change from a drop of red blood on green fabric to a drop of blue hope on white fabric. The colors could not be more different, but...

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