Israeli authorities have found another way to impede free access to the occupied territories for American travelers. Haaretz's Amira Hass reported over the weekend that tourists from the U.S. have had to sign a declaration requiring them to obtain a military permit for travel to the occupied West Bank. Show More Summary
From Dylan to Friedan to Einstein, Jews have had an "immense" influence on American cultural politics, Joe Biden says. Yes, and what about the Israel lobby?
Iran's state radio says authorities have executed two men convicted of spying for Israel's Mossad and the American CIA spy agency.
Iran’s state radio says authorities have executed two men convicted of spying for Israel’s Mossad and the American CIA spy agency. Sunday’s report says Mohammad Heidari, who was accused of providing Mossad with classified information in return of money, and Kourosh Ahmadi, who allegedly gave the CIA intelligence on Iran, were hanged. The report didn’t [...]
In the wake of the horrific Nour Joudah case, in which an American teacher was refused entry to Palestine to resume her job this year, activists are ramping up their campaign to thwart the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act. Show More Summary
The American charity, the Kingjay Foundation, says it only gives to charity organizations. One recipient, of $10,000, is Im Tirtzu, a rightwing group in Israel that supports settlers and denies the Nakba
An Israeli defense official says the head of the American CIA spy agency has made an unannounced visit to Israel.The official says CIA chief John Brennan met Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon. He did not disclose other details.The...Show More Summary
Almost every American ally in the Middle East is desperately calling out for help, and we are ignoring them. Turkey, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain -- and behind closed doors, even Egypt -- want American involvement inShow More Summary
In addition to its American counterpart, Ricky Gervais’s The Office has been remade in at least a half dozen different countries, including Chile (La Ofis) and Israel (HaMisrad). It’s often reductive to declare any cultural phenomenon...Show More Summary
My brother and I have been standing in line—we are the line—for 10 minutes while the man in front of us sets up his payments for four otter pops and one sucker. He is paying with Tashlumim. Real old-fashioned credit. There are tons of...Show More Summary
Another change: AP reporter Bob Egelko interviews Sandra Tamari, the Palestinian-American deported by Israel last year, and Tamari says that Sen. Boxer's bill would create second-class citizenship for Arab-Americans and Muslim-Ameri...
Grindhouse Releasing has announced Corruption and An American Hippie In Israel as the first in a series of new Blu-ray, DVD and theatrical releases. Both movies will arrive on home video on September 10. Founded by the late Sage Stallone (1976-2012) and Bob Murawski, Grindhouse Releasing has long been considered the Criterion of cult movie... Read More
At a NY fundraiser, Obama's extensive but meaningless statements about Israel/Palestine-- saying the window is closing for peace and Americans must speak out-- suggest he is punting on the issue
The American TV industry has borrowed liberally from other countries, adapting Ugly Betty from Colombia, The Killing from Denmark, Homeland from Israel, and The Office from the U.K., to name just a few examples. In turn, other nations have taken American shows like Everybody Loves Raymond and How I Met Your Mother and made them [...]
A reader writes: I am a leader in the Jewish community who regularly influences the thinking of American Jews. I consider myself a loving critic of the state of Israel in the sense that I have been there enough to understand its imperfections and am committed enough to have credibility amongst people Israel takes seriously. […]
Roll over Ben Gurion and give Jabotinsky the news: American Jews are so divided over Israel they can't speak to one another
DAMASCUS – Israel’s airstrike over the weekend shocked not only the Americans, but the Syrians as well. Some say that Obama’s initial “red line” comments that were retracted and called a mistake motivated Israel to pre-emptively strike if the U.S. would not back them up. Israeli airstrikes struck a military complex close to the Syrian [...]
More than 40 readers sent letters to the editor in response to George Bisharat's April 28 Op-Ed article on a bill to include Israel in the U.S. visa waiver program. Bisharat, an American law professor and a pro-Palestinian activist who...Show More Summary
I love it when American pundits talk about American intervention just shy of American boots on the ground - as if everyone else’s suffering is unimportant in comparison.
Tourism is a big part of Israel's economy. And much of that is Christian tourism: mostly bus tours of Americans visiting sights from Jesus' three-year...