Almost two years ago, while watching a YouTube video of Mohammed Fairouz’s “Tahrir for Clarinet and Orchestra,” Neal Brostoff, a visiting lecturer in Jewish music history at UCLA, had an idea. The concerto sounded “surprisingly Jewish,” he thought, and not just because the soloist was the eminent klezmer clarinetist David Krakauer.
The concept of the viral YouTube video “One Wish for Iran, Love Israel” was simple: Ask folks on the streets of Jerusalem what they want the people of Iran to know in anticipation of Hassan Rouhani’s inauguration this past summer as the nation’s president.
International computer hacking groups called on Muslim hackers to attack U.S. and Israeli websites and other Internet presences on 9/11.
In 2010, Lesley Hazleton was asked to give a brief talk about the Quran. “As far as I was concerned, I was talking to those several hundred people in the hall,” Hazleton said in a recent phone interview. “I certainly had no idea that a nine-minute video about reading the Quran would go viral. … I mean, I’m in my 60s, so the words ‘Lesley’ and ‘viral’ don’t even belong in the same sentence.”
A YouTube video of a Milken Community High School student asking out a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model has caused a media frenzy over the past two weeks — and racked up more than 2.3 million views in the process.
American billionaire Donald Trump endorsed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a video released on YouTube.
Blasphemy has become the focus of attention, with ongoing turmoil in the Middle East sparked by a crude YouTube trailer for a possibly nonexistent movie mocking Islam.
A Jerusalem court denied a request filed by Arab-Israeli lawmakers and mayors, as well as religious leaders, that would have required Google to remove an anti-Muslim movie from YouTube and block all Israeli access to it.
An actress in an anti-Islam film that triggered violent protests across the Muslim world sued a California man linked to its production on Wednesday for fraud and slander, saying she had received death threats after the video was posted on YouTube.
Afghan militants claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a suicide bomb attack on a minivan carrying foreign workers that killed 12 people saying it was retaliation for a film mocking the Prophet Mohammad.
By the time you read this, you probably will have watched Sarah Silverman in her underwear, demonstrating a lesbian sex act with her dog. Because that’s the way politics works these days.
Israeli troops were captured on film throwing a tear gas grenade at Palestinians in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh.
President Barack Obama hailed Muammar Gadhafi's death as a warning to authoritarian leaders across the Middle East that iron-fisted rule "inevitably comes to an end" and as vindication for his cautious U.S. strategy on Libya.
It began as a cool and lighthearted bar mitzvah tribute, a music video that friends and family of the honoree — 13-year-old Zachary Freiman of Irvington, N.Y. — could share, enjoy and praise to the skies.
A man who threatened to kill Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), speaking of his "final Yom Kippur," was sentenced to two years in prison. The Washington Post on Friday quoted prosecutors as saying Norman LeBoon, 33, of Philadelphia, must also complete three years of supervision after his sentence is complete, including no Internet access.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday called allegations that some of his travels outside the country were funded by private businessmen part of an "orchestrated and organized slander campaign" against him.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will answer questions from people around the world when he appears on YouTube's World View. Netanyahu will be the third world leader to appear on the citizen-powered interview program with his live-streamed interview on March 23.
Yad Vashem has launched a YouTube channel in Farsi and an expanded version of its Farsi website. The Farsi YouTube channel launched Sunday contains survivor testimonies, archival footage and mini-lectures by Holocaust historians on topics such as contemporary anti-Semitism, and what makes the Holocaust a unique historical event. The comprehensive new website includes a chronological and thematic narrative about the Holocaust with related video, photos, documents and artifacts; frequently asked questions about the Holocaust; a lexicon of terms; online exhibitions including a multimedia presentation of the Auschwitz Album in Farsi; and stories of Righteous Among the Nations.
The trial of a West Australian man who posted a video on YouTube accusing Judaism of being a “religion of racism, hate, homicide and ethnic cleansing” opened in Perth. Brendon Lee O'Connell, 38, who is representing himself, described Monday's proceedings in District Court as a “kangaroo court” and told Judge Henry Wisbey he should be facing charges of treason. Two of O’Connell’s supporters had to be removed from court at the judge’s request. O'Connell is facing seven racial hatred charges relating to a 2009 altercation with two Jewish students in a supermarket where a Friends of Palestine protest was being staged against the sale of Israeli fruit.
A Chasidic man from Brooklyn is suing talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.
Israel will take part in a pilot program to encourage Israeli advertising agencies to allocate more resources to advertising on YouTube.
A controversial ad that uses Hitler to scare viewers away from unsafe sex was pulled from YouTube, according to news reports.
A recreation? A mashup of old video and new audio? Whatever, it's great!
She says Obama, he calls her a 'yenta.' It's an 'only in America' battle of the YouTube videos
Alistair Cohen, aspiring British TV presenter, demonstrates how to blow a shofar.
I've decided to offer help to others who feel as lost as I once did ... with my VideoGuide to Los Angeles, launching online today.
Her YouTube bio says she's 36 and lives in Canada, fellas. You too can be a diary entry!
VideoJew tries kosher water -- Mizmor -- fresh from the riparian office buildings of Pico-Robertson
'Miriam' and 'Shoshana' live in the Pico-Robertson area. They're seniors at a religious girls' school, they study Torah, dress modestly and keep the Sabbath. But Miriam and Shoshana are not your ordinary Orthodox girls. They rap. They use foul language. They fantasize about professional wrestler Bill Goldberg. And they head up a dreidel-rolling gang. The two faux frumsters are the comedic creations of Kara Luiz and Deena Adar.