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  • Israeli military responds after Syrian mortars hit Golan

    34 minutes ago

    The Israel Defense Forces fired at two Syrian military targets in the Golan Heights in response to mortars fired into Israel.

    Three mortar shells fired from Syria exploded Tuesday morning in Israeli territory in the northern Golan, the IDF reported. The IDF said it believes the...

  • South African ruling party discourages travel to Israel

    43 minutes ago

    The ruling party in South Africa urged the country’s citizens not to visit Israel unless they are in solidarity with the “Palestinian struggle.”

    While similar calls have been made in the past by African National Congress party ministers, there reportedly was a “strong consensus”...

  • Jerusalem residents try to cope with terrorism

    56 minutes ago

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Yakov Klein, 16, takes the 78 bus every day to school in Armon Hanatziv, a southeastern neighborhood in Jerusalem. This morning, just by chance, he didn’t go to school as his family was traveling to a wedding, and so wasn’t on...

  • The deadliest day in recent wave of violence across Israel

    1 hour ago

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Four separate attacks in one morning have marked Tuesday as the bloodiest day in the recent wave of violence plaguing Israel. Three Israelis were killed and more than twenty others injured in attacks in Jerusalem and the central...

  • I’m Done Apologizing!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    2 hours ago

    Every time a wave of terror washes Israel, incitement fills the media, social and traditional. This time around, however, it's worse than ever. This time around, the terrorists are acting in a way that easily appears as if they are "lone wolves" who acted spontaneously in a moment...

  • Notes from the scene of terror: One morning, two attacks, four dilemmas

    By Shmuel Rosner

    6 hours ago

    It is a terrible day in Israel. Terrible because of the many dead and wounded – there were morning attacks in Raanana and in Jerusalem, and the day is still long as I write. Helicopters are flying over Tel Aviv in search of something. The road from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is blocked,...

  • At Politicon, diversity and polarity make for entertaining (and loud) political fare

    By Jared Sichel

    12 hours ago

    Partisan, political theater was on full display mid-afternoon on Oct. 10 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, as two of the panels at the inaugural Politicon conference overlapped.

    In “Independence Hall,” a panel included Democratic strategists David Axelrod, James Carville and...

  • Real Housewives of Orange County Week 19 Finale Recap

    By Ilana Angel

    14 hours ago

    Typos are generously brought to you by boredom.

    I don’t think I have looked more forward to a season ending than this one. It has been a long and stupid 19 weeks and these women have done nothing to entertain us. Usually in a dud season there is as least one woman who makes it...

  • On Conservative Judaism, why all the talk about failure?

    18 hours ago

    “In the United States, ‘Conservative Judaism’ is a synonym for failure.” So writes the Israeli journalist Yair Ettinger after interviewing a spectrum of American Jewish religious leaders. If, as it seems, this judgment has become the new conventional wisdom, we reject it as both...

  • From Madonna to Vampire Weekend, ‘super producer’ Ariel Rechtshaid makes his mark

    19 hours ago

    What do Madonna, Vampire Weekend, Usher, the Plain White T’s and Justin Bieber have in common?

    In addition to getting extensive play on Top 40 radio stations, they have all worked with Grammy-winning producer Ariel Rechtshaid, a Los Angeles native born to Israeli parents.

  • Islamic State can draw on veteran jihadists, ex-Iraq army officers for leadership

    19 hours ago

    Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, one of the world's most wanted men, is counting on veteran jihadis and former Iraqi army officers who form the core of the militant movement to take over if he is killed.

    New questions arose over Islamic State's leadership structure and...

  • Los Angeles Lakers blowout Maccabi Haifa B.C., US-Israeli ties are strengthened

    By Ryan Torok

    19 hours ago

    Israeli and Jewish pride was everywhere on the evening of Oct. 11, as the Los Angeles Lakers and the Israeli Premier League team Maccabi Haifa Basketball Club (Maccabi Haifa B.C.) competed in an NBA exhibition game at Staples Center. 

    Maccabi Haifa B.C. players Renee Rougeau – a...

  • In Putin’s policing of Middle East, some see a boon for Israel

    19 hours ago

    As a defiant Russia again flexes military muscles in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, Cold War analogies are, perhaps, unavoidable.

    The deployment last month of Russian warplanes in Syria laid bare Moscow’s readiness to use force to punish leaders who would challenge its...

  • Palestinian man killed after stabbing Israeli soldier, grabbing his gun

    20 hours ago

    A Palestinian man on a bus entering Jerusalem was shot and killed after stabbing an Israeli army officer and stealing his gun.

    According to police, the unidentified assailant also stabbed an Israeli passenger who struggled to stop him. Both the officer and civilian were taken to...

  • Cheshvan: Mushroom and Bean Soup

    20 hours ago

    This originally appeared on Neesh Noosh.

    In Israel, we begin saying the prayer for rain at the start of the month of Cheshvan (saying the prayer starts later outside of Israel). Rain is desperately needed in Israel and California, which has the worst drought on record. The...

  • How to teach kids to support Jewish causes

    21 hours ago

    “Hey, Rabbi,” the bat mitzvah candidate said, “can I tell you about my mitzvah project? I’m raising money to help people join our synagogue if they can’t afford it.”

    I was impressed. And moved. And shocked.

    Why shocked?

    Many religious schools require that bar/bat mitzvah...

  • U.N. says it is pushing Russia, US for urgent agreement on Syria

    21 hours ago

    The U.N. mediator trying to convene Syria peace talks said on Monday it was urgent for Russia and the United States to reach an understanding to avert a military escalation that could effectively dismember the country.

    The two powers are pivotal to ushering Syria's warring sides...

  • Iran tests new precision-guided ballistic missile

    21 hours ago

    Iran tested a new precision-guided ballistic missile on Sunday in defiance of a United Nations ban, signaling an apparent advance in Iranian attempts to improve the accuracy of its missile arsenal.

    The Islamic Republic has one of the largest missile programs in the Middle East,...

  • Pork taken off menus at federal prisons

    21 hours ago

    Pork is officially off the menu at U.S. federal prisons.

    With the start of the new fiscal year on Oct. 1, the 206,000 inmates housed in 122 federal penitentiaries are no longer being served pork products.

    Edmond Ross, a spokesman for the Bureau of Prisons, told The Washington...

  • Israel’s opposition leader: Unity against terrorism no reason to join gov’t

    22 hours ago

    The leader of the opposition in Israel said that it will not join the government to show unity during the current security crisis.

    “We are all united in the fight against terrorism, but that is not a reason to join a failing government,” Zionist Union head Isaac Herzog said...

  • Quartet’s Israel visit to restart peace process canceled

    22 hours ago

    A visit by representatives of the Quartet to Jerusalem and the headquarters of the Palestinian Authority was canceled.

    The visit was nixed at Israel’s request, The Associated Press reported, citing Palestinian sources. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu objected to the timing of...

  • Obama’s ex-pastor: Israel is apartheid state, ‘Jesus was a Palestinian’

    22 hours ago

    Jeremiah Wright, President Barack Obama’s former pastor, called Israel an apartheid state and said “Jesus was a Palestinian” at a rally in Washington hosted by the Rev. Louis Farrakhan.

    At an hours-long event Saturday on the National Mall titled “Justice or Else,” Wright said...

  • Muslim vendor was target of NYC attack, not yeshiva students

    22 hours ago

    A firebomb believed to have been thrown at two Israeli yeshiva students in New York City was actually aimed at a Muslim food truck vendor, police said.

    The students, both 19, were walking in Midtown Manhattan on Friday when a still-unidentified assailant threw a bottle filled...

  • Kibbutz attacker tells court stabbing was an accident

    22 hours ago

    An Arab-Israeli man arrested for a stabbing attack at a northern Israeli kibbutz said the attack was an accident.

    Ala Mhamed Zwid, 20, said through his attorney on Monday in Haifa District Court that he accidentally ran over two soldiers at a bus stop in Kibbutz Gan Shmuel near...

  • Bernie Sanders’ brother is a BDS supporter

    23 hours ago

    This post originally appeared at Jewish Insider.

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has been very reluctant to expand on his foreign policy plans on the trail, especially with regards to Israel and the conflict with Palestinians.

    On Tuesday night, at the first...

  • Smartphones lend new dynamic to Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    1 day ago

    Surrounded by Israeli police, Israa Abed holds a knife in one hand and a cellphone in the other before shots ring out and she falls to the ground.

    The incident, filmed by passersby on their smartphones, has been viewed thousands of times since it was posted online last Friday,...

  • Police shoot, kill Arab man after attempted stabbing in Jerusalem

    1 day ago

    Israel Police officers shot and killed an Arab man in the Old City of Jerusalem after he attempted to stab a policeman.

    The attacker, identified as an 18-year-old from the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber, was asked by police to remove his hands from his pockets as...

  • 13-year-old Israeli stabbed while riding bike in Jerusalem

    1 day ago

    A 13-year-old Israeli boy riding his bike was critically injured in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem allegedly by 13- and 15-year-old Palestinian assailants.

    The teen and a second victim, in his early to mid-20s, are in serious condition following the Monday afternoon attack in the...

  • Palestinian attackers are ‘Lone Wolves’

    1 day ago

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    A Palestinian woman from East Jerusalem today set off a gas balloon in her car just a few miles outside of Jerusalem, when she was stopped by a policeman who stopped her for a security check when she appeared to be driving...

  • First Moon Landing, 3D Fashion, Robot Revolution and More - This Week from the Startup Nation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    1 day ago

    Facebook to Reach Space with Israeli Satellite

    Facebook announced this week that its Internet.org initiative and France-based satellite communications company Eutelsat are teaming up to bring satellite internet to sub-Saharan Africa. The two companies will offer separate internet...

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