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  • Iran’s Rouhani at U.N.: Israel ‘only impediment’ to nuclear-free Mideast

    5 days ago

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called Israel the “only impediment” to a nuclear-free Middle East and said that the United States’ support for Israel was the cause of terrorism in the region.

    Rouhani also praised the he sanctions relief for nuclear restrictions deal reached in...

  • French school identifies non-pork, non-meat eaters with yellow tags

    5 days ago

    A French municipality launched a probe into an elementary school’s use of red and yellow tags to identify pupils who do not eat pork and meat, respectively.

    The city of Auxerre, located 105 miles southeast of Paris, opened the investigation on Friday after parents complained to...

  • This is water: On making meaning, making choices and making a difference

    5 days ago

    Good yontif!

    So there are two young fish swimming in the ocean. Just doing their thing, tooling along, when they happen to meet an older fish going the other way. He nods at them and says, "Morning, boys. How's the water?"

    After exchanging pleasantries, the two young fish swim...

  • Paris calls public school map showing Israel as ‘Palestine’ a ‘production error’

    5 days ago

    Responding to parents who complained about the distribution at public schools of a map which labeled Israel as “Palestine,” the City of Paris said it was the result of “a simple production error.”

    The city’s media department gave the explanation in a statement it published Friday...

  • Journalism scholarship established in memory of Steven Sotloff

    5 days ago

    The family of slain journalist Steven Sotloff has pledged $125,000 to the University of Miami School of Communications in his name.

    The funds are earmarked as a scholarship for a Florida journalism student who can demonstrate academic success and financial need to study...

  • Trump backs Russia, Iran efforts to fight Islamic State

    5 days ago

    Leading Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday said he supported Russian efforts to fight Islamic State militants in the Middle East, including Syria.

    Asked whether he backed those like Russia who supported Syrian President Bashar al Assad or those who see...

  • Netanyahu leaves for U.N. address, Kerry meeting

    5 days ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he will call for an end to incitement on the Temple Mount and discuss “Israel’s desire for peace with the Palestinians” during a meeting with John Kerry.

    Netanyahu also said that during his address this week to the United Nations...

  • Arab-Israeli lawmaker verbally attacks Jewish visitors to Temple Mount

    5 days ago

    A Muslim mob led by an Arab-Israeli lawmaker verbally attacked Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount, as violence from the holy site spilled over in to the West Bank.

    Jamal Zahalka, a Knesset member from the Arab Joint List, on Tuesday accosted Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount,...

  • Humanitarian crisis in Syria worsens

    5 days ago

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    As world attention has focused on the tide of Syrian refugees trying to reach Europe, aid organizations try to contend with a growing humanitarian crisis inside Syria. According to the United Nations, 7.6 million people have been...

  • Israel faces potential challenge from Russia over Syria

    5 days ago

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    Periodically throughout the four and half years of the Syrian civil war weapon shipments destined for Hezbollah were intercepted and decimated by airstrikes inside Syria. In each instance Israel, whose air force has enjoyed...

  • In Syria, both Putin and Obama are a problem for Israel

    By Shmuel Rosner

    5 days ago

    Thinking about Russia’s involvement in Syria and its impact on Israel, there are two black boxes that have to be considered: One is the content of the conversation last week between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; the other one is the...

  • Real Housewives of Orange County Week 17 Recap

    By Ilana Angel

    6 days ago

    Typos are lovingly brought to you by Jose Cuervo.

    As we enter into week 17 of the “Does Brooks really have cancer” storyline, I find myself getting angry. As loyal viewers of this show and we are being disrespected with this ridiculous subject. I mean no disrespect to Brooks or...

  • A Conversation with Josh Altman of MDLLA

    By Ilana Angel

    6 days ago

    In the interest of full disclosure, Million Dollar Listing is one of my favorite reality shows. I've watched every episode of every season. I love it so much I don’t do a recap blog because then it becomes work and I like watching it for fun. I’m a fan of David and James the...

  • Contender for House speaker blasts Obama’s foreign policy

    6 days ago

    Republican U.S. Representative Kevin McCarthy, the leading candidate to be the next House speaker, voiced sharp disagreement with President Barack Obama's foreign policy on Monday with calls for a tougher response to Islamic State and Russian aggression in Ukraine.

    McCarthy was...

  • Bill to avert government shutdown clears main Senate hurdle

    6 days ago

    Legislation to avoid a U.S. government shutdown and provide temporary funds for federal agencies in the fiscal year beginning on Thursday cleared an important procedural hurdle in the Senate on Monday.

    With the 60 votes needed, the Senate limited debate on the stopgap funding bill that would extend current agency spending until Dec. 11.

    The Senate is expected to pass the bill on Tuesday or Wednesday, sending it to the House for passage before a midnight Wednesday deadline.

  • Writer, director and producer Jim Abrahams has always liked pickle relish

    6 days ago

    This interview originally appeared on Zócalo Public Square.

    Jim Abrahams is one-third—along with David Zucker and Jerry Zucker—of the legendary writing-directing-producing trio that gave us some of our most beloved and goofy movies. Before a screening at the Million Dollar...

  • Rouhani says Iran ready to help bring democracy to Syria, Yemen

    6 days ago

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that Tehran was ready to help bring democracy to war-torn Syria and Yemen, and blamed the spread of terrorism in the Middle East on the United States.

    In a speech to the annual United Nations General Assembly in New York, Rouhani...

  • Cock-and-bull candidates

    By Marty Kaplan

    6 days ago

    Did you make it through Sunday’s lunar eclipse OK?

    When the moon turned blood red, I bet you didn’t shake spears at it, or beat your dogs to make them bark, as the Incas did to scare away the jaguar that had swallowed the moon. I also bet you didn’t shoot off cannons, or bang...

  • At U.N., Obama and Putin clash over working with Syria’s Assad

    6 days ago

    The United States said on Monday it was willing to cooperate with Russia, as well as Iran, to try to end the Syrian civil war but the two big powers clashed over whether to work with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

    Speaking at the annual United Nations General Assembly, U.S....

  • Sukkot recipes that bring tastes of autumn

    6 days ago

    Sukkot is such a beautiful holiday: eating outdoors, decorating the sukkah and enjoying the flavors of fall with family and friends. The fasting is over, and the craziness of the New Year rush has passed. You can leisurely enjoy long holiday meals outside.

    Even though the...

  • Pro-Palestinian minister speaks in NY state despite Jewish opposition

    6 days ago

    A pro-Palestinian minister spoke at an alternative location after an upstate New York divinity school revoked a speaking invitation over death threats and local Jewish opposition.

    The Rev. Graylan Hagler, a senior minister of the Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ,...

  • Bill O’Reilly thinks DNC’s Wasserman Schultz should resign after Rubio smear

    6 days ago

    Political commentator Bill O’Reilly called for Democratic National Committee head Debbie Wasserman Schultz to resign for criticizing a Marco Rubio fundraiser held at the home of a donor who collects Nazi memorabilia.

    Wasserman Schultz, a congresswoman from Florida, said on Sept....

  • British Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn said Osama bin Laden was framed for 9/11

    6 days ago

    Jeremy Corbyn, the newly elected leader of Britain’s Labor Party, claimed more than a decade ago that Osama bin Laden was framed for 9/11.

    Corbyn wrote in a 2003 article for the London-based Morning Star newspaper that the United States and Britain made it look like bin Laden,...

  • Bernie Sanders introduces himself to the Jewish community in Iowa

    6 days ago

    This article was originally posted at jewishinsider.com.

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders paid a first-time visit to the Jewish community in Iowa on Sunday.

    The meeting took place at The Caspe Terrace as part of the ‘Presidential Speaker Series’ hosted by the...

  • Jewish boxer Dustin Fleischer wins by first-round knockout, moves to 4-0

    6 days ago

    Jewish boxer Dustin Fleischer, who said his quest is to become the first world champion descended from a Holocaust survivor, stayed unbeaten with a first-round knockout.

    Fleischer, nicknamed “The White Tiger,” moved to 4-0 with the defeat of Ira Frank on Saturday night in Beach...

  • Four Palestinian teens arrested in rock-throwing death

    6 days ago

    Four Palestinian teens were arrested in connection with a Rosh Hashanah eve rock attack that left a Jewish-Israeli man dead.

    The Shin Bet security service announced the arrests on Saturday night. The teens, aged 16 to 19, are from eastern Jerusalem and have Israeli identification...

  • Important quotes from President Obama’s U.N. speech

    6 days ago

    President Barack Obama addressed a range of global topics in a speech to the annual United Nations General Assembly on Monday, including the war in Syria, where he said the United States was willing to work with Iran and Russia to end the conflict. 

    The following is a selection...

  • Former Israeli military chief praises Iran nuclear deal

    6 days ago

    Israel’s most recent military chief of staff called the Iran nuclear deal an “achievement.”

    “I do agree a better deal could have been reached,” one that more extensively restricted uranium enrichment, Benny Gantz said Friday of the sanctions relief for nuclear restrictions deal...

  • Facebook founder calls for universal Internet to help cure global ills

    6 days ago

    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and a host of celebrities kicked off a campaign on Saturday to make Internet access universal, saying this was critical to fulfilling the United Nations' newly adopted agenda to combat global ills.

    Calling for efforts to ensure Internet access for...

  • Russian boy finds 3,000-year-old artifact in earth salvaged from Temple Mount

    6 days ago

    A rare stone artifact dating to the 10th-century BCE was found in Jerusalem by a 10-year-old volunteer.

    A Russian tourist volunteering for Jerusalem’s Temple Mount Sifting Project unearthed the small, animal-inscribed limestone item that is believed to have been used for sealing...

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