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Hamas hails Greek far-left Syriza faction for election victory, opposition to 'Israeli crimes'


The Palestinian Islamist Movement Hamas on Tuesday congratulated the head of Greece's far-left Syriza coalition for his election victory on Sunday.

Obama: Paris terror attacks are painful reminder of need to fight anti-Semitism


"Today we come together and commit, to the millions of murdered souls and all survivors, that it must never happen again."

From Kibbutz To Empire: WeWork Building $5 Billion Global Startup Community

By Einat Paz-Frankel and Anouk Lorie


When Adam Neumann and Miguel McKelvey started renting out office space through Craigslist in 2008, they didn't envision that by 2015 they would own a $5 billion empire that is transforming office real estate as we know it.

Hezbollah vows revenge, says attack on Israel 'is inevitable'


One pro-Hezbollah source told the Lebanese daily A-Safir that the group "will not rush to decide what steps should be taken" in retaliation to the assassination of Jihad Mughniyeh.

Prosecutor in Argentina Jewish center bombing found shot dead


Alberto Nisman had accused government of covering up Iranian involvement in 1994 attack, was set to testify before lawmakers.

Woody Allen Getting New Amazon Series

By Tal Trachtman Alroy


After its Golden Globes success with Transparent, Amazon continues to pursue its television revolution. The network signed Woody Allen, the controversial, critically acclaimed director of film like Annie Hall and Blue Jasmine, to create his first ever television series.

Israelis to testify before UN commission probing Gaza war crimes

By Itamar Eichner


Gadi Yarkoni, who lost both his legs in summer war, travels in secret to present testimony to UN inquiry into Operation Protective Edge.

Netanyahu launches Likud campaign buoyed by departure of right-wing nemesis

By Jonathan Lis


The prime minister celebrates Moshe Feiglin's quitting of the party and says the center-left 'wants to capitulate' on the Palestinian issue.

Major Jewish Group Demands Clarification From Spanish Foreign Minister Over Financing of Anti-Semitic Activities

By Paul Berman


Spain's Foreign Ministry has been taken to task by the Simon Wiesenthal Center for funding what the Jewish advocacy group described as "antisemitic activities and forums" through one of its subsidiary institutions.

1989 and the Jews

By Paul Berman


Eastern Bloc liberalism changed the Former Soviet Union and now Ukraine. Will the Velvet Revolution end there?

China to begin free trade negotiations with Israel in 2015

By Ben Blanchard


China will additionally speed up free trade talks with six countries on Arabian peninsula, which have been ongoing since 2004.

At Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival, Sarah Silverman doesn't hold back

By Danna Harman


The stand-up comedian talks about growing up 'Jew-ee' in New Hampshire, and admits that she's probably a little naïve about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

France has never known such serious danger, says PM


11 hurt as driver plows into Nantes Christmas market, in 3rd such incident in 3 days; officials urge vigilance but insist violent acts isolated.

Eight major victories for non-Orthodox Judaism in 2014

By Judy Maltz


Despite a few setbacks, this year showed signs of growing, though at times begrudging, acceptance of Israel's Reform and Conservative movements.

My Jewish Feminist Problem

By Phyllis Chesler


These days, Israel is far too dangerous a word to pronounce in a Western intellectual or social setting. Say it - and you risk uncivil argument.

The Problem With Israel's Nationality Law Is How Profoundly Un-Jewish It Is

By Liel Leibovitz

Judaism is all about complexity and ambiguity, but the Knesset's legislation is a sad display of simplistic thinking.

Researchers Analyze DNA Of Primitive Centipedes To Shed Light On Evolution

Centipedes, those many-legged venomous creatures that startle us in our homes and gardens, have been genetically sequenced for the first time. An international team of over 100 scientists has now revealed how this humble arthropod's DNA provides new insight into the diverse forms of life that came to be on our planet.

'Clothes Don't Just Make the Man, They Can Save the Man'

By Chavie Lieber

In his memoir 'Measure of a Man,' Martin Greenfield recalls how he survived Auschwitz to become an iconic tailor to the stars

Former Mossad chief: For the first time, I fear for the future of Zionism

By Shabtai Shavit

The nation of Israel is galloping blindly toward Bar Kochba's war on the Roman Empire. The result of that conflict was 2,000 years of exile.

Iran's 'Big Lie' on Israel

By Mark Langfan

Iran's Supreme Leader Hosseini Khamenei's propaganda-machine is on warp-speed. Nonstop, Khamenei's twitter feed is posting claims like "#Iran considers the use of WMDs as an unforgivable sin. Nuclear energy for all and nukes for none."

Arafat's widow: Armed struggle will only lead to Palestinians being crushed

In interview with Italian daily 'La Repubblica,' Suha Arafat says her late husband would be sorry to see Palestinians still fighting on the tenth anniversary of his death.

WJC honors Henry Kissinger with Theodor Herzl Award

Former US Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger was this year's laureate of the World Jewish Congress Theodor Herzl Award. At the annual gala dinner in New York, the 91-year-old Kissinger was presented with the award by US journalist Barbara Walters.

Israeli students find affordable housing in shipping container apartments

By Ruth Eglash

What to do with rusty old shipping containers no longer fit to haul goods across the high seas? Here in this southern Israeli town, they have been cleaned of rust, given a lick of paint and recycled into a chic but cheap living space, replete with two bedrooms, a living room, kitchenette and bathroom.

The man who killed Rabin killed peace

The three shots fired at Israel's prime minister 19 years ago completely changed the direction in which the state was headed and on which it was building its future.

CIA, FBI employed at least 1,000 ex-Nazis as spies during the Cold War, book claims

One such spy was involved in the Lithuanian massacre of tens of thousands of Jews during the Holocaust; another worked closely with Adolf Eichmann, according to the book.

Israelis Discover Clear Link Between Diabetes And Parkinson's Disease

For some time, doctors and neuroscientists have suggested that people with diabetes are more likely to develop neurodegenerative diseases than non-diabetic individuals, but were unable to prove their hypothesis.

Czech Republic to award 'British Oskar Schindler' with highest civilian honor

A British man known as the British Oskar Schindler is due receive the Czech Republic's highest civilian honor at the end of October.

The boy who put equality
back on the agenda

Reuven (Rubi) Rivlin did what no other Israeli leader is doing. He heeded the call of a tender Arab boy – and followed him in support of tolerance and equality. This is how George Amireh and Rivlin pose an alternative to an entire society,

Adolf Eichmann Is Alive and Well and Living in the Middle East

By David Mikics

Philosopher Bettina Stangneth's brilliant, newly translated study of the origins of evil shows why radicals like ISIS act like Nazis.

After winning Ophir prize, 'Gett' to represent Israel at Oscars

By Maya Cohen

The movie "Gett, the Trial of Viviane Amsalem," about an Israeli woman whose intransigent husband refuses to grant her a certificate of divorce (in Hebrew, a "gett"), will represent Israel at the 2015 Academy Awards.

Yad Vashem among world's
top 10 museums

Israel's Yad Vashem Museum, one of the world's biggest Holocaust memorials in the world, has been named the 10th best museum in the world by the popular TripAdvisor travel website, which relies on reviews and comments of tourists and travelers from around the world.

Former Unit 8200 commander lashes out at reservists' public criticism

Former IDF cyber unit 8200 commander Nadav Zafrir on Sunday at a cyber conference at Tel Aviv University lashed out on a personal level at a group of 43 reservists from the same unit who have publicly refused to take action against the Palestinians on moral grounds.

Hate Crime in the Classroom

By Monica Gebell

In the middle of an exhausting, first year of teaching in a public high school in southern Massachusetts, I, like most teachers who come in contact with hundreds of students every day, contracted a virus, and took my first sick day. In the middle of that sick day, I got a call from the gym teacher, who I hardly knew.

Hasidic Rock Band Bulletproof Stockings Just Want an All Girl Party

By Erica Euse

In early August, Bulletproof Stockings made headlines for performing the first women-only show at Arlene's Grocery, a rock venue in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Dalia G. Shusterman and Perl Wolfe are the founding members of the New York-based all-girl indie band.

Stallone, Schwarzenegger lead Hollywood assault on Hamas

A long list of Hollywood heavyweights have put their names to a letter slamming Hamas over the "devastating loss of life endured by Israelis and Palestinians in Gaza."

A Jewish Matchmaker Whose Hand Led Hundreds Down the Aisle

By Mark Oppenheimer

When I walked into Tova Weinberg's large house here in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, she looked me up and down and asked, "Are you Jewish?" I told her I was. "Are you married?" Yes, I said.

An Open Letter to Selena Gomez, From Two 12-Year-Old Fans in Southern Israel

Dear Selena, I'm writing to you on behalf of two 12-year-old girls living in Southern Israel who were upset by something you posted to Instagram a few weeks ago—a post which expressed sympathy for the people of Gaza, but also provided a space for your followers to condemn and delegitimize the State of Israel in the comments.

Spanish Journalist on Why Hamas Never Photographed in Action: ‘If Ever We Dared Point Our Camera on Them They Would Simply Shoot at Us and Kill Us’

Joshua Levitt

A Spanish journalist told Israeli filmmaker Michael Grynszpan that the reason television news does not broadcast images of Hamas fighters in action is because of fear of immediate execution.
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It's Hard to Write Anything With Israel on My Mind

Mayim Bialik

Besides the fact that I am recovering from major hand surgery, I am finding it difficult to write these days. I am using a dictation program as well as utilizing Fancy Assistant Brandon's typing skills, so it's not that I have no way to communicate with the outside world.
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The Fort Hood Shooter was a Muslim
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Dwindling group of survivors to visit Auschwitz 70 years later


1,500 Holocaust survivors marked 60th anniversary of death camp's liberation, while only 300 are expected to mark 70th; 'In 10 years there might be just one,' says 85-year-old survivor.


Israeli suspected of Madonna music leak

By Eli Senyor and Amit Cotler


Former participant in reality show arrested for hacking into several musicians' computers and selling unreleased songs.

French comedian Dieudonne arrested over Facebook post


Activist known for anti-Semitic views is accused of terror 'apologism' for sympathizing with kosher shop killer.

Tablets let bedridden kids 'attend' school

By David Shamah


Samsung and Israeli e-book firm E-vrit team up to enable long-term hospital patients to keep up with their classmates

US says opposes revised
Palestinian UN bid

By Michael Wilner, Khaled Abu Toameh


State Department says draft bid calling for Israeli withdrawal to pre-1967 lines "sets arbitrary deadlines" for reaching peace deal, doesn't meet Israel's security needs.

Chelsea Handler headed to Israel

Ran Boker


Jewish American comedienne expected to visit country next month to participate in fundraiser for Tal Center for Integrative Oncology.

'Sheriff of Mars' Unveils Endearing Life of Jewish Music Star Hidden in the Fields of France


It was an era of steel strings, guitar heroes, and storytellers—high on heroin, rebellious. Outlaw country music, the hallmark of Nashville's powerful and angry music scene of the 1970s, was the brew of greats such as Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, and Townes Van Zandt.

UNESCO designates Tel Aviv as a creative city for media arts

A decade after its White City was declared a World Cultural Heritage Site, Israeli metropolis joins network connecting cities around the world to share experiences, ideas and best practices in the field of creative industries and urban development.

Jewish woman targeted in Paris
rape-robbery told:
You Jews always have money

By JTA, Michelle Malka Grossman

Armed assailants broke into a suburban Paris residence of a Jewish couple, raped the woman while her husband was kept at bay, and robbed the couple. French police arrested two suspects in the incident, which occurred Monday in the suburb of Creteil, the French daily Le Parisien reported. A third suspect remains at large.

High Court: Draw up criteria for funding of non-Orthodox congregations

The High Court of Justice told the state that it must produce fair and equal criteria for the funding of non-Orthodox religious congregations in city jurisdictions during a hearing on Monday.

'Decent' Himmler documentary in running for Oscar

"The Decent One," a documentary by Israeli filmmaker Vanessa Lapa about the notorious Nazi leader Heinrich Himmler, is being considered for an Academy Award nomination.

Google Doodle Partners With Israeli Video Startup To Remember 25 Years Since Fall Of Berlin Wall

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Google today decided to make a very special Google Doodle (the Google logo that changes daily).

5 Viral Misquotes Anti Israel Groups Need To Stop Using

By Deebo

One such spy was involved in the Lithuanian massacre of tens of thousands of Jews during the Holocaust; another worked closely with Adolf Eichmann, according to the book.

Jordan warns settlements may 'imperil' treaty with Israel

Jewish construction, Israeli change to religious status of al-Aqsa mosque is 'incompatible with international law', says Jordan's ambassador to Israel.

Analysis: What the U.S. Can Learn From Israel in Targeting ISIS

A British man known as the British Oskar Schindler Less than ten percent of the nearly one thousand air sorties by the United States in Syria ended in dropping bombs – compared to Israeli Air Force strikes during Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, due to poor intel, lack of troops on the ground, fear of harming civilians, and long distances involved, Israel's Channel 2 News reported Tuesday.

More Orthodox synagogues allowing women to dance with the Torah

By Judy Maltz

Modern Orthodox congregations in Israel are increasingly allowing women to come out from behind the partition and join the men in celebrating Simhat Torah.

Zoabi asks High Court to strike down Knesset ban against her

MK Haneen Zoabi (Balad) on Tuesday filed a petition with the High Court of Justice to strike down a six month Knesset ban placed on her from all parliamentary activity other than voting, calling it a violation of her free speech rights.

What Golda Meir really thought of big Mizrahi families

By Ofer Aderet

The prime minister's candid remarks were made public when the Israel State Archives released transcripts to mark 50 years since the launch of the Campaign to Eradicate Illiteracy.

It's Never Too Late To Atone

By Etgar Keret

Even if the person you wronged doesn't remember what you did, it can still make a difference to ask for forgiveness. Maybe.

N.Z. Jews welcome John Key's reelection as they sense a shift in anti-Semitism

By Dan Goldberg

Jewish leaders in New Zealand will welcome 5775 this week relieved that conservative leader John Key has been reelected for a third term, but anxious about the increase in anti-Israel and anti-Semitic incidents in the South Pacific nation.

Germany's Merkel vows
to fight anti-Semitism

By Erik Kirschbaum and Bethan John

Germany will do all it can to fight anti-Semitism, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a speech on Sunday, following a surge of abuse against Jews and spreading anti-Israeli sentiment aroused by the Gaza conflict.

Johnny Cash in the Holy Land

By Shalom Goldman

Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash were deeply religious people whose personal and professional lives were imbued with a sense of spiritual struggle and religious engagement.

Interview with Nirith Nelson:

By Michelle Hafemann, Anajnu

"I do not believe in academic and cultural boycotts, the majority of people involved in these fields fight for the idea of two states for two nations"

Why I'm Unsubscribing
to the New York Times

By Richard A. Block

I am a lifelong Democrat, a political liberal, a Reform rabbi, and for four decades, until last week, a New York Times subscriber. What drove me away was the paper's incessant denigration of Israel, a torrent of articles, photographs, and op-ed columns that consistently present the Jewish State in the worst possible light.

Qatar's clout allows it to back Hamas while maintaining ties with US

By Michael Wilner

No government has supported Hamas throughout its war with Israel more stridently than Qatar, hosting its leaders, funding its militarization, and, in recent weeks, blocking cease-fire efforts on Gaza brokered by Egypt and supported by the US.

Worse and Worser

By Arlene Kushner

The truth: There is no entirely satisfactory resolution to our war with Hamas (the war that is not called a war).

Demonstrators face off outside mixed marriage

By Jack Khoury

Under heavy police guard, Mahmoud Mansour and Morel Malka held their wedding celebration last evening in Rishon Letzion.
Destruction, consolation and love

By Joshua Kullock

In general, synagogues are built facing east. Why? Because Jerusalem was that way, at least for the Ashkenazi legislators that came up with that idea.
The Crimes of Moisés Ville: A Story of Gauchos and Jews

By Javier Sinay

Juana has lived, since her birth in 1916, the rise and fall of Moisés Ville, which she left 40 years ago, when she started to find herself alone, without more company than that of her husband Santiago, who ran the electric company in the village.

Iran says it sent warning to Israel
via US officials


Former participant in reality show arrested for hacking into several musicians' computers and selling unreleased songs.

Why Netanyahu Will Speak to Congress Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer's lucid take on the Jewish fate according to Bibi

By Ron Dermer


The following is the text of a speech delivered by Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer, aka "Bibi's Brain," to an Israel Bonds dinner in Florida on the Eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day. Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to address the U.S. Congress on March 3, 2015.

Jihadi terror in Europe

By Tal Trachtman Alroy

Is Europe now ready to take the necessary political, legal and operational decisions to counter the terrorists?

Liberman calls Turkey's Erdogan 'an anti-Semitic, neighborhood bully'


The prime minister celebrates Moshe Feiglin's quitting of the party and says the center-left 'wants to capitulate' on the Palestinian issue.

Thousands of Germans protest against anti-Islam rallies


Organizers of counter-demonstrations in Berlin, Stuttgart, Cologne and Dresden say rallies are against racism and xenophobia.

'Homeland' Season Finale Stirs Controversy After Comparing Menachem Begin to Taliban Leader


A controversial scene in the season finale of Homeland sparked outrage by comparing former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin to a fictional Taliban leader, the UK's Daily Mail reported.

Construction of first Gazan Coca-Cola plant begins


COGAT approved the plant, which will compete with an already-existing Pepsi plant, before the summer war with Gaza.

A thousand released IDF soldiers celebrate Hanukkah with Holocaust survivors

Omri Efraim


Young students part of Friends of IDF scholarship fund visit 500 homes of Holocaust survivors to light the first candle of Hanukkah.

Jerusalem: Amnesty report ignores context of Gaza war

An Amnesty International report accusing the IDF of a war crime for destroying four Gaza high-rises in the final days of this summer's conflict describes the event "out of context," Israel's embassy in London said in a statement Tuesday.

Jewish Jokes

Two Texans are sitting on a plane from Dallas and an old Jewish man is sitting between them. The first Texan says,"My name is Roger. I own 250,000 acres. I have 1,000 head of cattle and they call my place The Jolly Roger."

Knesset votes to dissolve;
new elections called for March 17

Knesset members voted unanimously in favor of dissolving the current Knesset in a preliminary vote on Wednesday. Eighty-four MKs supported the measure, none opposed it, and one Knesset member abstained.

Why David Broza Still Has Hope for Peace

By Curt Schleier

David Broza is likely Israel's most famous singer-songwriter. With a throaty Leonard Cohen sound and earthy Bruce Springsteen lyrics, Broza has recorded platinum albums and toured the world to great acclaim.

The Challenge of Planning
an Interfaith Wedding

When I got engaged four years ago, some of my relatives asked if my fiancé Chris was planning to convert. The answer was no: I was Jewish, he was Catholic, and none of that would change once we were married.

Dempsey: Israel went to 'extraordinary length' to avoid civilian casualties in Gaza

By Reuters

The highest-ranking U.S. military officer said on Thursday that Israel went to "extraordinary lengths" to limit civilian casualties in the recent war in Gaza and that the Pentagon had sent a team to see what lessons could be learned from the operation.

Hezbollah agent arrested in Peru after Mossad tipoff

By Shlomi Diaz and Nitzi Yaakov

Mohammed Amadar, 28, has been interrogated since his arrest earlier this week and is suspected of laying the groundwork for a terrorist attack, possibly against Jewish targets • Police find traces of TNT, detonators and other explosives in his home.

Palestinians condemn plans for East Jerusalem construction

By Spencer Ho

Abbas says announcement pushes PA to turn to UN; Lapid warns against worsening rift with US, world.

BDS and the Politics of 'Radical' Gestures

By Todd Gitlin

Boycotts and divestment can be useful tools for righting wrongs, but they are apolitical tantrums in cases of right versus right.

Klinghoffer opera opening draws hundreds of protesters to NY Met

Politicians including former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani joined a crowd of demonstrators outside the Metropolitan Opera on Monday as part of an ongoing protest over an opera based on the murder of Leon Klinghoffer, an elderly disabled American Jew shot dead on a hijacked cruise ship by Palestinian terrorists and dumped overboard still in his wheelchair.

Ya'alon: No imminent threat from the North

Yoav Zitun, Moran Azulay

In interview with Ynet, defense minister says Hezbollah was not interested in escalation against Israel, there was no Islamic State presence on the Golan border and Hamas will eventually fall.

Reinventing The Used Car Marketplace, One-Year-Old Startup 'Beepi' Raises $60 Milliont

By Shiri Wasserman

After a used car dealer swindled Owen Savir and Alejandro Resnick into buying a "lemon car" that immediately started smoking, the friends joined forces to tackle what they saw as a deadlocked used car industry.

Iraqi scholar: Jews persuaded Bush to invade Iraq in 2003 because of Torah prophecy

A new book by an Iraqi scholar argues that the Jews persuaded US President George W. Bush to invade Iraq in 2003, as part of a global Jewish conspiracy rooted in the Torah and ancient history, according to a report in Palestinian media outlet Al Watan Voice.

New US counterterrorism NGO working to expose terrorist financing worldwide

By Ariel Ben Solomon

A new counterterrorism NGO led by international leaders and former diplomats called the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) debuted on Monday. It seeks to target the growing threat from radical Islamist groups on multiple fronts, one of which is exposing their financing networks.

Hamas admits it DID use schools and hospitals in Gaza Strip as 'human shields' to launch rocket attacks on Israel - but claims it was 'mistake'

By Matthew Blake

Hamas appeared to admit using human shields to fire rockets into Israel for the first time today, but refused to accept responsibility for the slaughter of hundreds of innocent Palestinians killed in retaliatory airstrikes.

PA: Donors wary of funding
Hamas-run Gaza

By Associated Press

The deputy Palestinian prime minister said Tuesday that international donors are hesitant to fund the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip so long as Hamas remains in control there and the specter of future wars looms.

Turkey's new premier says 'no hope' of normalizing ties with Israel unless Gaza blockade lifted

By Reuters

Turkey's new prime minister said on Monday he would pursue strong economic growth and EU ambitions, while in the Middle East he saw no hope of "normalizing" ties with Israel unless it ended a blockade of the Gaza strip.

UN to send team to Iraq to investigate Islamic State war crimes

By Stephanie Nebehay

The United Nations agreed on Monday to send investigators to Iraq to examine crimes being committed by Islamic State militants on "an unimaginable scale," with a view to holding perpetrators to account.

Unseen images: Trove of Heinrich Himmler's papers revealed

By Judy Maltz

Not only were many "ordinary" Nazis doting husbands and fathers, blessed with a remarkable ability to compartmentalize their lives. So, too, was their head honcho, as a new documentary about the life of Heinrich Himmler reveals.

How Israelis and Palestinians Cope — With Two Different Wars

By Naomi Zeveloff

The first thing I noticed when my shared taxi dropped me off in Jerusalem earlier this month were the flags.

Jerusalem warns West on Iran: Don't partner with one devil to fight another

By Herb Keinon

Amid signs that Western leaders may try to work with Iran to halt the march of Sunni Islamic extremists like the Islamic State, Jerusalem's message to the world is to be wary of strengthening one bad actor in order to combat another, government officials said Monday.
Foreign Press Association blasts Hamas for threatening journalists

By Lahav Harkov

Hamas is using threats and pressure to prevent journalists from providing objective reports, the Foreign Press Association in Israel and Palestine said in a statement Monday.
Journalists receive death threats after reporting Hamas uses human shields

Joe Newby

On Thursday, the Jerusalem Post said a number of foreign journalists have received death threats from pro-Hamas Twitter users after reporting Hamas' use of human shields.

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