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  • China’s courtship, parking revolution, life-saving apps and more - This week form the Startup Nation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    2 minutes ago

    Tel-Aviv – world’s 3rd best city for technology business

    Tel Aviv is the third best place in the world for technology business, according to a new report by property consultants Savills. Austin took the top spot, followed by San Francisco. Savills surveyed 12 global cities with...

  • Rio 2016 Olympic Village to commemorate Munich massacre, other deaths

    10 minutes ago

    The International Olympic Committee will erect a place to mourn family and friends at the 2016 Games in Rio, including the 11 Israeli athletes killed by terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

    The closing ceremony also will feature a moment of reflection to remember those who...

  • Netanyahu warns an Iran deal could threaten Israel’s existence

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    11 minutes ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the United States on Monday that the nuclear deal it is negotiating with Iran could threaten Israel's survival and insisted he had a "moral obligation" to speak up about deep differences with President Barack Obama on the issue.

    In...

  • On Iran, we must listen more carefully to Obama’s promise

    By David Suissa

    31 minutes ago

    For years now, President Barack Obama and his representatives have passionately championed this one promise to the pro-Israel community: We will not allow Iran to get a nuclear weapon. Period.

    We heard it again on Monday morning, when U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power...

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  • Kerry cautions Israel not to undercut Iran diplomacy as talks resume

    37 minutes ago

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry quietly cautioned Israel not to undercut Iran nuclear negotiations that resume on Monday as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepared to make the case against his diplomacy before the U.S. Congress.

    Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister...

  • Netanyahu says U.S.-Israel relationship ‘stronger than ever’

    1 hour ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that the alliance between his country and the United States is "stronger than ever" and will continue to improve.

    Netanyahu, speaking to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference in Washington, said reports that the relationship between the two countries was fraying were "not only premature, they're just wrong."

  • U.S. ambassador to UN says U.S.-Israel relationship transcends politics

    1 hour ago

    The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations told the main U.S. pro-Israeli lobbying group AIPAC on Monday that the U.S.-Israel relationship transcends politics "and it always will."

    Ambassador Samantha Power addressed the group shortly before a speech by Israeli Prime Minister...

  • American Jews, THE SPEECH doesn’t force you to “side against Israel”

    By Shmuel Rosner

    6 hours ago

    Last week, an interesting piece of data was published by three scholars of the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University. Ted Sasson, Len Saxe and Michelle Shain discovered that amid all the brouhaha and in spite of many articles claiming the opposite, the...

  • Day 1 at AIPAC: Trusting Congress, expecting little from White House and anxious about Bibigate

    By Jared Sichel

    11 hours ago

    The marching orders to the reported 16,000 attendees were clear on the first day of this year’s AIPAC policy conference: push legislators to pass a proposed bill that would give Congress the right to approve or reject any nuclear agreement signed between the Obama administration...

  • Never Forget: Iran is the Problem, not Boteach

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    13 hours ago

    In a Jewish world desperate for unity, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach succeeded in uniting a broad array of Jewish groups, including Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, secular and religious, right leaning, and left leaning, centrist and apolitical — to condemn his full-page ad attack against...

  • David Blatt getting a handle on life as NBA coach

    13 hours ago

    With the clock winding down on a recent game here, Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt was still barking out instructions to his players despite enjoying a late 40-point lead over the Washington Wizards.

    Things didn’t come quite as easy early this season for the rookie NBA...

  • Life and death at the heart of Boston bombing trial

    17 hours ago

    From the moment U.S. prosecutors stand up on Wednesday and begin their case against accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, their minds and those of their defense counterparts will be focused on just one thing: The death penalty.

    Tsarnaev, 21, is accused of killing...

  • Machatzit HaShekel – Remembering the other half

    By Deena F. Greenberg

    17 hours ago

    Purim is a celebration with something for everyone – an exciting story with  the reading of the Megilla , mishloach manot , or the exchanging of delicacies to friends and neighbors, the festive Purim seudah (meal) with plenty of food and wine, costumes and laughter.  But there’s...

  • Israeli official sees U.S. Congress as ‘last brake’ to stop Iran deal

    17 hours ago

    The U.S. Congress could be "the last brake" for stopping a nuclear deal with Iran, a senior Israeli official said on Sunday as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in the United States for a speech this week that has strained U.S.-Israeli relations.

    The official, who...

  • Kerry to defend Israel as Netanyahu readies critique of Iran talks

    17 hours ago

    Secretary of State John Kerry will defend Israel at a U.N. human rights body on Monday as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepares to criticize nuclear negotiations with Iran that the top diplomat is leading.

    Kerry landed in Geneva late on Sunday for up to three days of...

  • Spock's good mother

    By Marty Kaplan

    17 hours ago

    “Oh, by the way, Leonard,” I say into the phone, as breezily as I can feign, “what did you think about Diane’s belt?”

    Leonard Nimoy is on location in Cambridge, Mass., preparing to direct “The Good Mother” for Disney, starring Diane Keaton. I’m the executive on the movie, on the...

  • AIPAC emphasizes Iran talks at record-breaking conference

    18 hours ago

    AIPAC launched its largest-ever conference with a focus on the Iran nuclear talks.

    The legislative focus of the conference, which started Sunday with a record-breaking 16,000 activists in attendance, is two bills that seek increased congressional involvement in the nuclear talks...

  • Ex-Israeli military officials call on Netanyahu to cancel speech

    18 hours ago

    More than 180 Israeli former military and intelligence officials called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cancel his speech to the U.S. Congress.

    An alliance calling itself Commanders for Israel’s Security made the announcement on Sunday, hours after Netanyahu left for...

  • Netanyahu arrives in U.S., signs of some easing of tensions over Iran speech

    21 hours ago

    The United States and Israel showed signs of seeking to defuse tensions on Sunday ahead of a speech in Washington by Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu when he will warn against a possible nuclear deal with Iran.

    Policy differences over the negotiations with Iran remained firm,...

  • Obama: Honoring Iran, dissing Israel

    By David Suissa

    22 hours ago

    While all eyes will be on Bibigate this week, there's another drama brewing in Washington that's even more consequential. This is a new bill introduced on Friday that would give the U.S. Congress the power to approve or kill any nuclear deal President Obama makes with Iran.

    The...

  • #FilmFriendly view of the #Oscars From Row A on the Red Carpet with United Airlines

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    23 hours ago

    From Row A on the Red Carpet with United #FilmFriendly Bloggers 2015 the 87th Academy Awards #LosAngeles

    Video: From Row A on the Red Carpet

    Our day started at 10:30am with check-in at security. We had all had criminal background checks in order to be on the list. Maybelline...

  • Sunday Reads: Is Israel a bipartisan issue?, Nimoy’s Jewish roots, Egypt vs. Hamas

    By Shmuel Rosner

    1 day ago

    US

    Jeff Ballabon makes an interesting case against the idea that support for Israel is a bipartisan issue:

    In 2012, Pew analyzed 15 issues to determine where the largest partisan gaps lie. Only 3 - Social Safety Net (41%), Environment (39%) and Labor Unions (37%) - were...

  • The Jewish Response to a Cheap Dress

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    2 days ago

    Did you see blue-and-black, or were you in the white-and-gold camp?  Was your family as polarized as mine?

    I can't help it.  I am a Jewish doctor.  What seems to be a trivial, yet highly popular discussion on social media about the true colors of this $70 dress, keeps me up at...

  • What San Gabriel’s Padres taught William Mulholland 

    2 days ago

    On a hot August day in 1816, waves of heat shimmered off of the dusty plazas and red tile roofs of the San Gabriel Mission community. The surrounding valley and foothills were brown and dry, and the nearby arroyos hadn’t run with water since March. But the town was a verdant oasis,...

  • Waging Today’s Battles

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    3 days ago

    We read in the Mishna about Moshe and the Jewish people’s battle with Amalek, which we will recall this Shabbat, Parsha Zachor, the Shabbat preceding Purim.

    “And so it was, when Moshe raised his hand, Israel prevailed…” (Exodus 17:11). Did the hands of Moshe make or break the...

  • House rejects stopgap security agency funding, partial shutdown looms

    3 days ago

    The House of Representatives on Friday failed to approve a stopgap funding bill for the U.S. domestic security agency in an embarrassing setback for Republican House Speaker John Boehner, increasing the threat of a partial agency shutdown at midnight.

    With just hours left before...

  • Reflecting on my trip to Birmingham with The Temple

    3 days ago

    “You’ll be the first in our family to set foot in Alabama,” my mom half-joked over the phone from L.A., when I told her where I was going. “Well, I was the first one to set foot in Tennessee,” I quipped back.

    Before moving to Nashville two years ago to pursue my music career,...

  • LAUSD board race a study in polarization

    By Aron Chilewich

    3 days ago

    Though none of the candidates may want to admit it, the race to represent District 5 on the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board of Education is characteristic of the broader polarized climate of public education politics: the incumbent, Bennett Kayser, is an...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    3 days ago

    Meet ZRRO- the new Israeli Startup about to take over the world, and the next big thing you didn’t even know you need.


    ZRRO is a standalone Android-based console that connects to any TV to make it smart. ZRRO comes with an amazing hover and touch controller powered by ZRRO's...

  • Iran nuclear talks advancing, no deal likely next week

    3 days ago

    Negotiations on an agreement to curb Iran's nuclear program have advanced substantially, but difficult issues remain and a senior U.S. official said he did not expect a deal in the coming week.

    U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will join in talks next week between U.S. Secretary...

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