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  • Blatter proposes holding Israeli-Palestinian ‘peace match’

    3 days ago

    FIFA chief Sepp Blatter, visiting the Middle East to try to persuade the Palestine FA (PFA) to drop a proposal to suspend Israel from the world body, on Tuesday proposed a peace match between their national teams.

    Blatter appeared at a news conference in Jerusalem after meeting...

  • Happy all the time

    By Mindy Leaf

    3 days ago

    This has been the year of getting happy. There's the "Happy" song (playing nonstop), The Happiness Project bestseller (promoted nonstop), and an ever-expanding army of "happy self-talk" proselytizers—both licensed therapists and self-deputized Pollyannas who've dedicated their...

  • Israel reborn: we were there

    By Tom Tugend

    3 days ago

    In mid-May of 1948, I was walking down Market Street in San Francisco when I passed a small movie theater that screened only newsreels.

    The outside marquee announced “The Jews Fight for Their State.” For the first time it fully hit me that the Jews — commonly dismissed at the...

  • The perfect day is the perfect gift

    By Julie Bien

    3 days ago

    There are only so many chai necklaces a 13-year-old can wear at once. Next time there’s a special bar or bat mitzvah in your life, how about offering an experience instead? Spend the day together enjoying local Jewish flavors while creating memories you both can treasure forever.

  • A pawsitive impact

    3 days ago

    Alex Michaels will tell you that his dog, Frisco, is no ordinary household pet.

    As a trained therapy and service dog, the 2 1/2-year-old poodle is a primary comfort-giver and companion to Alex’s mom, Marlene Michaels, who is fighting stage 4 lung cancer. He stays by her side...

  • Charlie Hebdo attack survivor is leaving publication

    3 days ago

    One of the few cartoonists to survive an Islamist militant attack on France's Charlie Hebdo journal is leaving the publication, saying he can no longer bear the pressure.

    Renald Luzier, better known simply as Luz, announced his decision in an interview in Liberation, the...

  • Iraq deploys tanks as Islamic State tightens grip on Ramadi

    3 days ago

    Iraqi security forces on Tuesday deployed tanks and artillery around Ramadi to confront Islamic State fighters who have captured the city in a major defeat for the Baghdad government and its Western backers.

    After Ramadi fell on Sunday, Shi'ite militiamen allied to the Iraqi army...

  • Vatican says Pope meant no offense calling Abbas ‘angel of peace’

    3 days ago

    Pope Francis meant no offense to Israel by referring to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as being "an angel of peace" and intended to encourage harmony between the two sides, the Vatican said on Tuesday.

    Francis met Abbas at the Vatican on Saturday and used the words as he...

  • Woman jailed after fleeing to avoid circumcising 4-year-old son

    3 days ago

    A Florida woman is in jail after fleeing with her 4-year-old son to keep him from being circumcised.

    Heather Hironimus, 31, of Boynton Beach was arrested  last week after going into hiding with her son Chase three months ago rather than give her consent and turn the boy over for...

  • Iranian suspect in AMIA bombing denies involvement, cites ‘influence of ‘Zionism’

    3 days ago

    An Iranian suspect in the 1994 attack on the Buenos Aires AMIA Jewish center denied that his country was involved and blamed Argentina for being “under the influence of Zionism.”

    The accusation against Iran made by Argentina’s Justice Department “is unfounded, false and a lie,”...

  • Tide turning against Bashar Al-Assad

    3 days ago

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Reports of the imminent demise of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad may be exaggerated, but analysts in the region say that Assad is gradually losing ground to an increasingly united coalition of rebel groups, backed by Saudi...

  • Western Wall barriers locked to prevent women from getting Torah scroll

    3 days ago

    A male supporter of Women of the Wall was arrested after trying to pass a Torah scroll to the women’s section of the Western Wall during prayers for the new Jewish month.

    The partitions separating the men’s and women’s sections were locked together and metal barriers placed...

  • Could Israel really be barred from world soccer?

    3 days ago

    Israel’s diplomatic battles have spread to the soccer field.

    On May 29, FIFA, the body that governs world soccer, will vote on whether to suspend Israel from international play. FIFA’s 209-member countries will vote on a motion tabled by the Palestinian Football Association,...

  • Ethiopian-Israelis stage peaceful protest in Tel Aviv

    3 days ago

    Approximately 1,000 Ethiopian-Israelis protested in Tel Aviv against police brutality and racism.

    The protest, which began Monday afternoon and grew as it continued into the night, saw protesters march up the city’s central Rothschild Boulevard, stopping at major public squares...

  • The borderless power of an internet search, a good laugh, and a friend who wants to move

    By Dennis Adonis

    3 days ago

    Opinion: - Last week, a fellow journalist and longtime pal with whom I shared years of great friendship, called me out of California on Skype and asked me a question that initially seemed outright contrary to my mindset.

    Not that anything was wrong with the question itself.  But...

  • Milking it: Israel leads the way in dairy tech

    3 days ago

    Decades ago Israeli dairy farmers confronted a quandary - how could they provide milk to a fast-growing population in a country that is two-thirds desert, with little grazing land?

    They turned to technology, developing equipment that boosted output - from cooling systems to milk...

  • Israel says Iran violated sanctions by purchasing aircraft

    3 days ago

    A senior Israeli official took a swipe at the United States on Tuesday over Iran's reported purchase of second-hand civilian aircraft, saying the acquisition violated international sanctions and went ahead despite a tip-off from Israel.

    Iranian Transport Minister Abbas Akhoondi...

  • New York notes: Is honesty the best policy with American-Israelis?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    3 days ago

    A small group of Israelis who live in the US gathered on Sunday afternoon for a long, open, and sobering conversation about their future in the US. There are hundreds of thousands of such Israelis – 600 to 700 hundred thousand according to most estimations. Many of them came to the...

  • TIMELINE: A history of the Israeli-American Council

    By Jared Sichel

    4 days ago

    2006 — Israeli Consul General in Los Angeles Ehud Danoch invites two local prominent Israelis, Danny Alpert and Eli Marmour, to foster an Israeli-American community in Los Angeles, in part to show support and solidarity during times of war in Israel.

    2007 — The Israeli Leadership...

  • Jewish teen, woman lightly wounded in Paris-region anti-Semitic attacks

    4 days ago

    A Jewish boy and a woman were assaulted in separate anti-Semitic incidents in the Paris region.

    The incident involving the woman occurred on May 13 on a street in Sarcelles, an impoverished northern suburb of the French capital where some 60,000 Jews live in close proximity to...

  • Vatican seeks to quiet uproar over Pope’s ‘angel of peace’ remark

    4 days ago

    Every word counts in the delicate diplomacy of the Middle East, where negotiators have often resorted to creative ambiguity.

    So Pope Francis’ sotto voce greeting to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during a meeting at the Vatican on Saturday, in which he referred to...

  • Ethiopian-Israelis vow protest rally in Tel Aviv will be peaceful

    4 days ago

    Ethiopian-Israelis are protesting on a main thoroughfare in Tel Aviv against racism and police brutality.

    Several hundred protesters arrived on Monday afternoon at Rothschild Boulevard, with thousands expected by the evening. Protesters plan to march to Rabin Square in the...

  • Fifteen answers for Dennis Prager

    4 days ago

    All right, I’ll admit it. I believe I’m a progressive, and I’m proud of it. I define “progressive” as “advocating inclusivity and being ready to adapt to changing world conditions.” If that is different from the idea Dennis Prager had in mind, stop reading right now. From my point...

  • Israel’s Burning Man festival gets go-ahead

    4 days ago

    Beersheba police must allow the Israeli version of the Burning Man festival to take place, an Israeli court ruled.

    The Beersheba Magistrate’s Court on Monday ordered police to provide a permit for Midburn, as the event in the Negev Desert is known, but laid out rules about...

  • Rabbis call for eco-social justice in letter on climate crisis

    4 days ago

    More than 250 rabbis signed on to a letter on the climate crisis that calls for greater involvement in fighting for eco-justice.

    The inspiration for the letter dated May 12 began with the decision by Pope Francis to issue an encyclical on the climate “in the context of worsening...

  • In Tel Aviv, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales likes Israel but stays neutral

    4 days ago

    In 2003, two years after the website was founded, the editors of Wikipedia faced a dilemma: How should they refer to the part-fence, part-wall Israel was building along the West Bank border?

    The article’s first iteration — published amid the bloody second intifada, or Palestinian...

  • Israel taps interior minister as chief peace negotiator

    4 days ago

    Israel’s new interior minister, Silvan Shalom, was appointed the country’s chief peace negotiator for any future peace talks with the Palestinians.

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appointed Shalom, a senior member of Netanyahu’s Likud Party and a former foreign minister, on...

  • Europe wants central role in Middle East peace, Mogherini says

    4 days ago

    The European Union wants a more active role in seeking peace between Israel and the Palestinians, the bloc's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Monday on the eve of her first visit to the region.

    Six months into her tenure, the 41-year-old former Italian foreign...

  • As ‘Mad Men’ concludes, creator ready to rest on laurels, stay offline

    4 days ago

    For "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner, Monday is the day to begin "officially resting on my laurels" and staying off the Internet while he basks in the twilight of the television show that has occupied his life for the last eight years.

    "This whole thing has exceeded all of my...

  • Portman says directing Cannes debut film was a challenge

    4 days ago

    Natalie Portman played a ballerina in the grip of psychological trauma in "Black Swan", but the Israeli actress said she had lots of support while directing her first film, about the childhood of Israeli intellectual Amos Oz, shown in Cannes.

    Portman both directs and stars in "A...

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