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  • Palestinians tackle green energy

    1 day 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

    1 day 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

    1 day 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

    1 day 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...

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  • When the persecution comes from within our community

    1 day 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

    1 day 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

    1 day 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

    1 day 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

    1 day 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

    1 day 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

    1 day 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 that college football season is still months away.

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

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

    1 day 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.
    eVolution...

  • Weekend Reads: Obama goes to shul, Coach Blatt’s Complaint, Erdogan’s popularity problem

    By Shmuel Rosner

    2 days ago

    US

    Here’s the transcript of President Obama’s synagogue address from Friday:

    And as an honorary member of the tribe, not to mention somebody who’s hosted seven White House Seders and been advised by -- (applause) -- and been advised by two Jewish chiefs of staff, I can also...

  • Second Time’s the Charm: in praise of second marriages

    By Mindy Leaf

    5 days ago

    My husband and I used to be the only couple at our pub's, mostly male, weekly gatherings. But lately a new female acquaintance (who'd been coming more often, as I have, since we'd connected several months ago) noted there were a lot more women in the group. This had nothing to do...

  • Lady Gaga accepts ADL award on behalf of her Born This Way Foundation

    5 days ago

    Pop star Lady Gaga accepted an award from the Anti-Defamation League on behalf of her Born This Way Foundation.

    On Thursday, the ADL announced that Gaga had received its Making a Difference award for “work championing positive social change.”

    “The Foundation shares ADL’s...

  • Obama: I have same high expectations of Israel as I do of U.S.

    5 days ago

    WASHINGTON (JTA) – President Barack Obama has a message for American Jews: I don’t shy away from disagreeing with Israel publicly, because I care about Israel and our shared values.

    The president marked Jewish American Heritage Month with a speech Friday at Washington’s oldest...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    5 days ago

    This weekend. I would like to present you with the new SMS- based therapy, which is about to help many.


    So long couch, hello cellphone. Instead of undergoing psychotherapy, some people find it easier and more discreet to text-message their therapist. Enter Talkspace, a provider...

  • On Shavuot, remembering the day I almost dropped the Torah

    5 days ago

    On Shavuot, we are reminded that the Torah is a tree of life to which we are to hold fast. But what happens when that hold slips from your grasp?

    It’s a question I found myself asking six weeks before Shavuot, late in the Torah service on the last day of Passover.

    Returning...

  • Rabbinical bias against Ethiopians to be punished, religion minister says

    5 days ago

    Israel’s newly-appointed religious services minister said he would void the marriage authority of municipal rabbinates if they are found to be discriminating against Ethiopian Jews.

    David Azoulay of the Orthodox Shas party spoke Thursday with Army Radio, following the station’s...

  • Obama: Defending Jews means criticizing Israel

    5 days ago

    Defending Jews from anti-Semitism is necessarily entwined with criticizing some of Israel’s policies toward the Palestinians, President Barack Obama told a Jewish audience.

    “The rights I insist upon and fight for for all people in the United States compels me to look out for the...

  • For Shavuot, try this easy strawberry rhubarb trifle

    5 days ago

    Forget fancy pastries, cakes or tarts: Trifles are the best dessert you can make for entertaining. They are delicious and look beautiful and impressive, but are actually one of the easiest desserts you can make.

    The first time I made a trifle was actually after a baking mistake....

  • How to build an American shtetl — See: Bloomingburg, N.Y.

    5 days ago

    This is how you launch a Hasidic shtetl in 21st-century America.

    Step 1. Find a place within reasonable distance of Brooklyn where the land is cheap and underdeveloped.

    Step 2. Buy as much property as you can in your target area – if possible, without tipping off locals that...

  • U.S. official in Israel to discuss Mideast nuclear arms ban

    5 days ago

    A senior U.S. official is in Israel to discuss the possibility of a compromise that would keep alive the idea of someday banning nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East, U.S. officials and U.N. diplomats said on Thursday.

    Friday is the final day of a...

  • FBI arrests two suspected Islamic State recruits in California

    5 days ago

    The FBI has arrested two men in southern California, one at Los Angeles International Airport, suspected of attempting to travel abroad to join Islamic State, NBC News reported on Thursday.

    NBC, which cited anonymous law enforcement officials, said the two men were unarmed and...

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