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  • From fear to elation: My mother’s love wins

    6 hours ago

    The phone began ringing early this morning. Friends and family wanted to make sure that I had heard about the Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage in all 50 states. I was elated. I picked up the phone to call my mom and realized that I could not reach her because she was on...

  • Comedian Jack Carter, friend of Sid Caesar, dies at 93

    7 hours ago

    Comedian Jack Carter died June 28 of respiratory failure at his home in Beverly Hills. He was 93. He was also an actor, emcee, singer, mimic, dancer, and director in a career that spanned over seven decades.

    He began his professional career appearing on Broadway in “Call Me Mister.” He later appeared on Milton Berle’s “Texaco Star Theatre” shows, and it was during this time that Carter got his first real break.

    Read more at Variety.

  • Netanyahu was ‘smuggled’ to hospital twice in disguised vans

    8 hours ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was “smuggled” to medical appointments in disguised vans shortly before and after elections.

    Netanyahu, 65, in both cases had routine prostate examinations that found “nothing uncharacteristic for a man of his age.”

    In the first...

  • Mother of 7 children who died in Brooklyn house fire leaves hospital

    9 hours ago

    The mother of seven children who died in a March fire in their Brooklyn home was released from the hospital.

    Gayle Sassoon left the hospital on Friday and will continue to recover at the Brooklyn home of her mother-in-law, her husband, Gabriel, told the Kol Barama radio station...

  • U.S. Jews among biggest backers of same-sex marriage, data show

    9 hours ago

    American Jews are among the most supportive religious groups of same-sex marriage.

    Some 77 percent of American Jews expressed support for same-sex marriage, according to data gathered in 2014 by the Public Religion Research Institute. Some 47 percent of American Jews polled said...

  • California bill to limit vaccine exemptions goes to governor

    9 hours ago

    California lawmakers on Monday sent Governor Jerry Brown a bill to substantially limit vaccine exemptions for school children in the most populous U.S. state, following last year's measles outbreak at Disneyland that sickened more than 100 people.

    The bill, which would make...

  • In protest, Rabbi Avi Weiss quits Rabbinical Council of America

    9 hours ago

    Rabbi Avi Weiss is quitting the Rabbinical Council of America to protest its failure to admit as members rabbis whose sole ordination is from the rabbinical school he founded.

    The RCA, the main association of modern Orthodox rabbis in America, has yet to grant membership to...

  • Four Israelis wounded in suspected Palestinian West Bank shooting

    9 hours ago

    A gunman opened fire at a group of Israelis near a Jewish settlement in the West Bank on Monday, the Israeli military said, in a suspected Palestinian drive-by attack.

    A spokesman for Israel's ambulance service Magen David Adom said medics were treating four people in their...

  • You’re fired! NBC dumps Trump over insults to Mexicans

    9 hours ago

    NBC ended its relationship with real estate developer and TV personality Donald Trump and his "Miss USA" and "Miss Universe" pageants on Monday after he made comments insulting Mexicans when he began his run for president.

    The pageants, which are part of a joint venture between...

  • Netanyahu faces political crisis over Israel’s natural gas monopoly

    10 hours ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday faced his first major coalition crisis since his re-election, with ministers withholding support for government plans for developing Israel's natural gas fields.

    At least three cabinet members cited conflicts of interest -...

  • Jewish group hired Mexican laborers to protest gay pride parade

    10 hours ago

    An Orthodox Jewish group hired Mexican laborers to protest for them at the gay pride parade in New York.

    A reporter for The New York Times witnessed the group of Mexican men picketing for the Jewish Political Action Committee, a Hasidic group based in Brooklyn, at Sunday’s parade...

  • Knesset to vote on controversial natural gas deal

    10 hours ago

    The Israeli Knesset is set to vote on a recent Cabinet decision to override the Antitrust Authority and enact a controversial agreement on the development of Israel’s offshore natural gas reserves.

    On Sunday, the Cabinet voted to allow the government to override the Antitrust...

  • Mariah Carey, boyfriend come to Israel for ‘pre-engagment spiritual meeting’

    11 hours ago

    Mariah Carey and her boyfriend are in Israel to meet a “spiritual leader” with an eye toward engagement.

    The American singing star arrived in Israel on Saturday with Australian billionaire James Packer, the TMZ entertainment website reported. Neither Carey nor Packer are Jewish.

  • Ireland Video: The Bachelorette Falls in Love in Dublin

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    11 hours ago

    Watching Kaitlyn Bristowe at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin  last week reminded me how much I loved my trip to Ireland in March 2015.

    VIDEOGuinness Storehouse in Dublin--The Bachelorette was here 2015!

    Have you always wanted to travel to Ireland? I loved seeing...

  • Palestinian prisoner in Israel ends 55-day hunger strike

    11 hours ago

    A Palestinian jailed in Israel ended his 55-day hunger strike after Israel agreed to free him.

    Khader Adnan, 37, stopped the strike on Sunday night after Israeli authorities said they would release him in two weeks, his attorney told the Palestinian news agency Maan. Israel...

  • Iranian nuclear talks expected to go past scheduled deadline

    11 hours ago

    Negotiations for an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program will go past the scheduled deadline, several officials said from Vienna, where the final round of talks was underway.

    The agreement was scheduled to be concluded on Tuesday.

    On Sunday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad...

  • Suspect confesses in French factory attack

    12 hours ago

    The suspect accused of decapitating his boss during an attack on a gas factory in France has confessed, according to French news reports.

    Yassin Salhi, 35, gave details about Friday’s attack and said he had a dispute with his boss at the U.S.-owned Herve Cornara factory near...

  • 22 senators sign letter to Obama urging Israel support

    12 hours ago

    Nearly one-quarter of the U.S. Senate signed on to a bipartisan letter urging President Barack Obama to support Israel around the world.

    Twenty-two senators signed the letter, which was written “in response to your welcomed recent remarks at Congregation Adas Israel” on May 22...

  • Israel intercepts flotilla vessel attempting to break blockade of Gaza

    12 hours ago

    The Israeli Navy intercepted an activist ship in the waters off the coast of the Gaza Strip.

    Commandos from the Shayetet 13 naval special forces unit boarded the Marianne of Gothenburg early Monday morning and began sailing the ship, which was trying to breach Israel’s maritime...

  • Hamas claims to have built new terror tunnel to Israel

    13 hours ago

    Hamas claims to have built a new terror tunnel to be used in the next conflict against Israel.

    A video of the tunnel was screened Sunday on Iranian television, according to reports. A masked terrorist filmed in the tunnel said it measures 2 miles long and is made of concrete. The...

  • Growing number of civilians being killed at Houthi security checkpoints

    13 hours ago

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    A string of killings linked to Houthi fighters have been blamed on the group’s use of underage fighters to man security checkpoints. More than 100 deaths in Sana’a have been attributed as accidental killings – people killed by...

  • Israeli experts say new generation of hackers pose growing threat

    13 hours ago

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    The attacks perpetrated by today’s generation of hackers have evolved in both sophistication and capability, say cyber security experts. Governments and large corporations must now protect themselves from what have become known as...

  • Lebanese man pleads guilty in Cyprus ammonium ‘plot’

    13 hours ago

    A Lebanese-Canadian man accused of stockpiling explosives in Cyprus pleaded guilty on Monday in a case that Israel said bore the hallmarks of a failed Hezbollah plot.

    Cyprus's criminal court was expected to sentence Hussein Bassam Abdallah, 26, later on Monday.

    He was arrested...

  • Israel approves extending fortified fence on its Jordan border

    14 hours ago

    Israel's security cabinet has approved extending the fortified fence along its Egyptian border into a section of the frontier with neighboring Jordan, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday.

    Jordan and Israel closely coordinate security for their 240 km (150 mile)-long...

  • Female Israeli soldier stabbed in West Bank by Palestinian woman

    14 hours ago

    A female Israeli soldier was injured seriously in a stabbing by a Palestinian woman at a West Bank checkpoint.

    The Palestinian, 20, was arrested at the scene after stabbing the soldier at the Rachel Crossing near Bethlehem, on the road to Rachel’s Tomb,  according to the Israel...

  • Israel, Palestinians say to investigate Gaza warcrime accusations

    14 hours ago

    Israel and the Palestinians promised on Monday to investigate alleged war crimes committed by their forces during the 2014 Gaza war, amid growing calls for an end to impunity on both sides.

    During an often virulent three-hour debate at the U.N. Human Rights Council, boycotted by...

  • Israel says asked Syrian rebels not to harm Druze

    15 hours ago

    Israel said on Monday it had conditioned humanitarian aid to select Syrian rebel groups on its border on their undertaking not to harm the Druze minority in the country's civil war.

    Druze Arabs in Syria have long been loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, and their brethren in...

  • Mice Detect Explosives, an App for the Sleep Struggler, and More – This Week From the Startup Nation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    15 hours ago

    Israeli Company Trains Mice To Detect Explosives At Airport

    Mice are currently trained by Israeli company X-Test to detect explosives at airports. These specially trained mice will be carried in cages to different checkpoints in order to discreetly smell people and their...

  • American Football gets an F!

    By Mindy Leaf

    18 hours ago

    Attention all parents! Before signing your kids up for the football team at camp — or during the school year — you must read this.

    And the results are in: Playing football is bad for your health. It's bad even if you haven't suffered multiple concussions — even if you haven't...

  • Why Israel should keep going after Breaking the Silence

    By Shmuel Rosner

    20 hours ago

    The organization Breaking the Silence is in the headlines again, is getting on Israelis’ nerves again, and is making life difficult for Israel again. Breaking the Silence collects testimonies of Israeli soldiers who served in the West Bank or in Gaza during outbreaks of violence...

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