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  • World soccer rocked as top FIFA officials held in U.S., Swiss graft cases

    33 minutes ago

    Seven of the most powerful figures in global soccer faced extradition to the United States on corruption charges after their arrest on Wednesday in Switzerland, where authorities also announced a criminal investigation into the awarding of the next two World Cups.

    The world's...

  • Mega Corporations Such as Google and Facebook Push to the Annihilation of Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    39 minutes ago

    It seems as if Google, who is often being recognized as an Israel supporter, has recently joined the list of corporations who cleared Israel off the map.

    Ynetnews has recently published quite a disturbing discovery: A Google search of leading figures who were born in Jerusalem...

  • Israel, Palestinians pull back after Gaza exchange of fire

    49 minutes ago

    Israel and Palestinian militants appeared to be pulling back on Wednesday from further hostilities after Israel responded with air strikes to a rocket attack from the Gaza Strip.

    No casualties were reported on either side of the border, and Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon...

  • The Arab High Tech Exchange, Part 2: ‘Sadly, segregation feels natural to many Jewish Israelis’

    By Shmuel Rosner

    5 hours ago

    Roni Floman is an Israeli writer. Her first book, Sojourners and Settlers, is a non-fiction book about the Israeli community in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her second non-fiction book, Good Intentions – Arab high-tech in Israel, came out in Hebrew in 2013. Its English translation...

  • Do Paths Diverge? Is there a Fork in the Road? or Do Paths Run Together Again?

    6 hours ago

    Now in my early 50’s, I’ve lived longer than either of my parents did.  My dad died at 44 and my mom died at 48, just before my 20th birthday.

    Over the years, particularly on those challenging parenting days, I often thought about how my parents managed family, work, life.  I...

  • Amnesty International: Hamas committed war crimes against Gaza civilians

    15 hours ago

    Amnesty International said in a report on Wednesday that Islamist Hamas committed war crimes against Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip during last year's war with Israel.

    A ceasefire last August ended 50 days of fighting between Gaza militants and Israel in which health...

  • Israel asking U.S. for 50 percent increase in next defense assistance package

    18 hours ago

    Israel reportedly  wants the U.S. to increase its annual defense assistance package by half, to an average $4.5 billion.

    Defense News reported this weekend that Israel and U.S. officials have in recent months begun negotiations on the next 10-year aid package.

    The previous...

  • I’m grateful for life’s little bumps

    By Mindy Leaf

    19 hours ago

    We all know it's bound to happen, sooner or later. Spend any time on the road in South Florida and no matter how “safe” and “defensive” a driver you are, you’re bound to get into an accident.

    My turn came while turning from one three-lane highway into another in North Miami Beach...

  • Obama loves the wrong Israel

    By David Suissa

    19 hours ago

    Every time I hear President Barack Obama tell us how much he loves Israel, I feel like asking him: Which one?

    Apparently, he’s not too crazy about the current Israel. The Israel that owns his heart is the one from before 1967, when the Jewish state was a noble little nation...

  • Anne Meara, wife of Jerry Stiller and mother of Ben, dies

    19 hours ago

    Anne Meara, the wife and comedy partner of Jerry Stiller and the mother of actor and director Ben Stiller, has died

    Meara died Saturday in Manhattan at the age of 85.

    Meara and Stiller were married for 61 years. Born and raised as Roman Catholic, Meara converted to Judaism in...

  • Will Israel end child subsidies for anti-vaxxers?

    19 hours ago

    Each month, the Israeli government sends a check to every Israeli family with at least one child. The more children you have, the more money you get.

    Unless, that is, you don't vaccinate your children.

    According to a clause in the coalition agreement signed last month...

  • Nepal Consulate in Los Angeles calls for ongoing post-quake support

    19 hours ago

    The Nepalese Consulate in Los Angeles is facilitating donations and charitable gifts through its networks for humanitarian support for victims of the powerful earthquake that hit Nepal twice, killing more than 8,000 people, and destroying thousands of houses, heritage temples and...

  • Palestinians tackle green energy

    20 hours ago

    This story originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Palestinians plan to begin using solar, wind and geothermal power in an effort to cut their dependence on Israeli energy and save money at the same time. The Palestinian Authority has approved a national plan to reach ten percent...

  • Appeals court rules with states challenging Obama’s immigration action

    20 hours ago

    The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday in favor of 26 states challenging President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration, potentially paving the way for a Supreme Court decision on the issue.

    Two judges on the three-judge panel ruled that the executive...

  • Tunisian soldier opens fire on comrades, killing seven

    21 hours ago

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Seven servicemen have been killed in Tunisia in what appears to have been an insider attack by a fellow soldier. It is unclear whether the assailant, who seized a weapon and turned it on his comrades, was linked to a terrorist...

  • Houthis aunch assault on critical media in Yemen

    21 hours ago

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Sana’a, Yemen -- An atmosphere of intimidation is silencing Yemen’s journalists. At least 100 media outlets have closed out of fear that they will be targeted by Houthi fighters who are waging a campaign to mute criticism of the...

  • When the persecution comes from within our community

    22 hours ago

    Jewish people are very familiar with the experience of persecution.  It’s a significant part of our history, and it’s part of what defines us as a people.  Prejudice, fear, and hatred proliferate when groups of people make assumptions and have false beliefs about “others” who are...

  • Israel pursues crackdown on organized crime

    22 hours ago

    This story originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Nissim Alperon was on his way to a vacation in Greece last weekend. A member of one of Israel’s most prominent crime families, Alperon, 60, was arrested at the airport and is being held in connection with the 2002 killing of a top...

  • Police say one rocket fired from Gaza Strip towards Israel

    22 hours ago

    This is a breaking news story. Check back for details.

    UPDATE 12:19 p.m.: Israeli police said one rocket launched from the Gaza Strip landed in Israel on Tuesday and no damage or injuries were reported.

    Earlier reports by Israeli media said five rockets had been fired but it...

  • A lesson learned

    22 hours ago

    Over recent months, I have had the dubious experience of watching a significant amount of broadcast television. Suffice it to say, some of it was good, and some quickly became a fleeting memory.

    One of my “discoveries” was TBN, the Trinity Broadcasting Network. TBN identifies...

  • Latest domestic violence fatality triggers protests in Lebanon

    23 hours ago

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Sara al-Amin became a household name overnight after her husband shot her 17 times with an assault rifle, the latest fatality of domestic violence in Lebanon. Amin had left her husband after an alleged two decades of beatings...

  • U.S. man charged with conspiracy to provide support to Islamic State

    23 hours ago

    A Houston-area man was charged with conspiracy to provide material support to Islamic State by attempting to fight for the militant group in Syria, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Tuesday.

    Asher Abid Khan, 20, of Spring, Texas, was arrested on Tuesday morning and was due...

  • Campus Anti-Semitism at UC and Stanford

    23 hours ago

    So far as we are concerned, Berkeley’s Golden Bears have already won the Stanford Axe, the trophy in their annual “Big Game” with the Cardinals, despite the fact college football season is still months away.

    Our reason: the contrast between recent actions of the presidents of UC...

  • Israel thanks U.S. for stand on Mideast nuclear arms ban at U.N.

    23 hours ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked the United States for blocking an Egyptian-led drive on a possible Middle East nuclear weapons ban at a major United Nations conference, an Israeli official said on Saturday.

    It was a rare expression of diplomatic harmony with the...

  • Ex-Israeli PM Olmert sentenced to more jail time for corruption

    1 day ago

    Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced on Monday to eight months in jail for accepting illegal payments from a U.S. businessman, having previously been given a six-year term in a separate corruption case.

    Olmert's lawyers said they would appeal to the Supreme...

  • Netanyahu offers to resume peace talks with settlement focus, official says

    1 day ago

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has proposed resuming peace negotiations with the Palestinians but with the initial focus on identifying those Jewish settlements that Israel would keep and be allowed to expand, an Israeli official said on Tuesday.

    Peace talks collapsed in April...

  • From Egypt to Sinai in 49 Days

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    1 day ago

    In Jewish tradition, we count 49 days – seven weeks of seven days – between Pesach (Passover), when we remember what it was like for us to be slaves in Egypt, and Shavuot, when we celebrate receiving the wisdom of Torah at Mount Sinai.

    This year, as usual, I took a day off of...

  • Is Obama only a friend of the Israel and Judaism of his own imagination?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    1 day ago

    President Barack Obama does not understand Israel. He never has, and at this point in time one suspects that he never will.

    This does not make him an enemy of Israel. I see no reason not to believe that Obama means what he says – that he does care about Israel. That even when he...

  • In Dick We Trust

    By Marty Kaplan

    2 days ago

    We already know how Republicans will run against Hillary Clinton, because Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus is busily banging that drum.

    “Hillary Clinton is, quite frankly, someone the American people can’t trust,” he said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “This...

  • Dairy Tech, Digital Matchmaker, Super-Pen and More - This Week from the Startup Nation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    2 days ago

    Warren Buffet Invests in Israeli Energy Saving Solution Company

    American business magnate Warren Buffett has again turned to the Israeli startup marketplace to invest, this time in eVolution Networks, innovator in energy savings solutions for Mobile Network Operators.

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