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  • Hadassah wires $10 million to hospital in Israel to help cover deficit

    January 15, 2013 | 10:15 am

    Hadassah transferred $10 million to Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem to help cover its subsidiary's $50 million deficit.

    The New York Jewish Week reported Monday that the Zionist women's group took the unusual measure after learning of the deficit run up by the hospital,...

  • Hamas releases Gilad Shalit film

    October 19, 2012 | 9:06 am

    On the one-year anniversary of the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, Hamas has released a film describing the Israeli soldier's abduction in 2006.

    According to the film, which was released on Oct. 18 on the website of the Hamas military wing, Ezzedeen al-Qassam Brigades,...

  • Former Hamas commander convicted of 46 murders

    June 27, 2012 | 10:50 am

    A former commander of Hamas’ armed wing was found guilty in the deaths of 46 people in terror attacks.

    Ibrahim Hamed, a former commander of Hamas’ Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, was convicted Wednesday in an Israeli military court on 46 counts of murder, as well as of four counts of...

  • Ahmadinejad: Arab world conflicts will lead to collapse of Zionist regime

    April 4, 2011 | 10:32 am

    The latest conflicts in the Arab world would eventually lead to the collapse of Israel, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Monday.

    “The latest conflicts will leave no chance for the Zionist regime [Israel] to survive as all the involved countries are against the occupation of Palestine,” Ahmadinejad said.

    He added that the Arab states should be careful not to rely on the United States and its allies, “as their ultimate aim is to save” Israel.

    Read more at Haaretz.com.

  • Iran will attend ‘12 Olympics despite ‘revolting’ logo

    March 14, 2011 | 10:26 am

    Iran said it will attend the 2012 Olympics in London despite its protest of the Games’ logo, which it says spells the word Zion.

    Bahram Afsharzadeh, the secretary general of Iran’s National Olympic Committee, on Sunday told Iran’s Press-TV that “we will participate and play...

  • Petition raps rabbis who support Katsav

    March 9, 2011 | 4:32 pm

    Hundreds of rabbis and Jewish leaders have signed on to an online petition by Rabbis for Human Rights denouncing rabbinical defenders of former Israeli President Moshe Katsav.

    Late last month, dozens of religious Zionist rabbis sent a letter of support to Katsav, who was convicted...

  • The sinister one-two punch: Creating hatred again

    March 9, 2011 | 10:52 am

    The boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaign against the state of Israel is nothing new.

    Prejudice, isolation and punishment of Jews, an earlier form of BDS has recurred over the past 2,000 years. In Europe and the Middle East, Jewish people were isolated, demonized, and...

  • VIDEO: Joe Biden (a self-declared Zionist) is good for the Jews

    By The Web Guy

    August 23, 2008 | 6:03 pm

    In an April 2007 interview, Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.) declares “I am a Zionist’ and discusses his support for Israel.

    Sounds good to me! :-)

  • Get ready to sing . . . Hatikvah!

    By Shoshana Lewin Fischer

    April 24, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    This hiphop version of Hatikvah by France's Francky Perez was just released

    Get Ready to Sing

    In 1886, Naphtali Herz Imber, an English poet originally from Bohemia, wrote the words to Israel's national anthem, "Hatikvah." Samuel Cohen, an immigrant from Moldavia, wrote the melody.


  • Appropriate response to killings rests in Torah

    By Rabbi Naftali Rothenberg

    March 27, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    The pain felt by the family and near environment of any murder victim is deep and traumatic. The murder of adolescents in an educational institution is horrifying. But a murder that takes place within the walls of the house of study, the yeshiva, amplifies and extends the grief and...
  • Orit in Israel:  Just say ‘no’ to the Jewish state

    By JewishJournal.com

    February 8, 2008 | 10:33 am

    At the risk of losing some loyal fans and readers who have considered me their dear defender of the Jewish state, I’m coming out of the closet as a detractor of its current incarnation. No longer will I silently obey the exhortations of the Jewish community that I support the Zionist...

  • Powerful Jewish women are verboten at Ms. Magazine

    By The Web Guy

    January 11, 2008 | 1:38 pm

    Ms. Magazine—a feminist monthly founded by Jewish Gloria Steinem—won’t accept a display ad that celebrates the postion of women in the government of Israel.

    The ad (above), which features photos of the president of the Supreme Court of Israel, Israel’s Foreign Minster, and the...

  • Jewish monster ‘The Golem’ arises from the mists, with new music!

    By JewishJournal.com

    October 30, 2007 | 5:42 pm

    In the 16th Century CE Rabbi Judah Loew was said to have created a powerful Golem to defend Prague’s Jewish ghetto.

    Although I composed this segment of score for the scene in Paul Wegener’s 1920 prequel to his silent Golem series in the summer of 2002,  I only recorded it during...

  • Birthright Britney—come to Israel! (new video from Orit in Israel)

    By  Orit Arfa

    October 26, 2007 | 1:29 pm

    Some people ask me how I can possibly compare Britney to Israel, as I did in my parody of Chris Crocker’€™s famous Leave Britney Alone YouTube plea. Britney and Israel have a lot more in common than you think.

    Britney grew-up Kentwood,  Louisiana with an inborn ambition...

  • Iraq war conspiracy—you can’t blame the Jews

    By Greg Palast

    December 21, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Did the Jews do it?

    I mean, after killing Jesus, did the Elders of Zion manipulate the government of the United States into invading Babylon as part of a scheme to abet the expansion of greater Israel?

    The question was first posed to me in 2004, when I was speaking at a meeting of...

  • This Week - In and Out

    By Rob Eshman

    May 25, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Last Friday, when the sun went down in Los Angeles, the Jewish community came alive.

    At Sinai Temple in Westwood, 2,000 people packed the sanctuary -- standing-room only -- to hear Elie Wiesel speak during Friday Night Live services as part of the temple's centennial celebration...

  • Tracks of an Ethiopian Exodus

    By Uriel Heilman

    March 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Until the late 1970s, very few Ethiopian Jews had ever wandered beyond the borders of their country and made it to Israel.

    But in 1979, an insurgency in northern Ethiopia opened an exit route to Sudan, and thousands of Ethiopian Jews -- who called themselves Beta Israel but were...