Hassan al-Laqqis, a commander of Shia group Hezbollah, has been shot dead outside his home near Beirut. Little is publicly known about Laqqis but sources close to Hezbollah say he was a senior military commander with close ties to the group’s leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrullah. Hezbollah issued a statement saying that Israel would “bear full [...]
Matthew Kalman, 'Deutsch Files $3 Million Suit Against Israel Antiquities Authority', Sunday, 1 December 2013 Suit says that the police investigation, lengthy trial and public denunciation by officials nearly dealt a death-blow to Deutsch’s academic career and caused the loss of millions of dollars in past and future business in antiquities trade.
We have often discussed the lack of separation of temple and state in Israel as well as the control of religious figures on aspects of public life. A story this week vividly illustrates the problem. A rabbinical court has fined a woman hundreds of dollars for refusing to circumcise her baby son and thereby endangering […]
Simon Henderson assesses Saudi Arabia’s public and private reactions to the deal with Iran: Saudi princes and officials often cast Israel as the villain of the Middle East, implying and often saying outright that if it were not for the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, everything in the region would be fine. Prince Alwaleed skipped this line of argument completely, […]
Differences emerge between US and Iranian public presentations of pact and Israel and congress must now be persuaded.
It's been clear to me for about ten years that the primary problem the United States faces in crafting Middle East policy is not so much the Arabs or the Israelis. It is the Israel lobby (led by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee...Show More Summary
By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton NoisyRoom.net AP Photo In fact, he’s your enemy and always has been. The rhetoric on both sides now has sunk to a new low and the vitriol is spilling over with name calling, jabs and public displays of distaste for each other. Show More Summary
A man was arrested in Israel on Wednesday after attempting to illegally unearth Byzantine-era finds in ruins in the Judean Mountains. Six men were spotted carrying shovels and three metal detectors by members of the public at an ancient...Show More Summary
Water conservation is obviously a huge concern in Israel and the rest of the Middle East. An interesting startup called Woosh Water is helping conserve water and reduce plastic use by reinventing the public drinking fountain with a high-tech solution.
This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Three Jews talk about Israel. Also: The human error of Typhoon Yolanda, and a rap to save public art.
Louis Gohmert must not understand that there are a lot of people in his party and the evangelical movement who are none too happy when a public figure makes overt statements that underline their objectively pro-Biblical-apocalypse, “bring on the rapture” agenda: A tea party lawmaker cited the Bible during a speech Wednesday on the House […]
SCOTLAND -- The story of Emek Medical Center in Afula is little known within the international community but Emek Medical Center's Director of Development and Public Relations, Larry Rich, is on a mission to change that. He has traveled...Show More Summary
Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah warned in a rare public appearance Wednesday that failure to strike a deal with ally Iran over its nuclear programme would spell “war in the region.” Nasrallah, who normally appears via video link for fear of assassination by arch enemy Israel, spoke in Hezbollah’s southern Beirut stronghold to mark the Shiite [...]
New Israel Fund publication on 25th anniversary of Women of the Wall is inspiring but Palestinians are never mentioned, though many of them have few rights
John Kerry’s public warning to Israel that it will face a 3rd Intifada and international delegitimization unless it relinquishes “illegitimate” settlements and a final peace deal does not leave a single Israeli solder in the West Bank, was a clear threat.
THE TIMES OF ISRAEL : Rescued from Saddam, Iraqi Jewish archive finally on display Some of the thousands of Jewish items recovered by US troops from a flooded Baghdad basement have been painstakingly restored for public display. But should they return to Iraq next year? (Ben Zehavi). Show More Summary
'Beads' is a community art installation made of used plastic bags that is located in a shopping center in Zichron Ya'akov, Israel. For a period of 2 months Noa Mer and Tali Buchler held an open activity for the public in a central location of the mall. Mer
Eric Alterman writes a third piece criticizing Max Blumenthal's book on Israel. The disputants should engage in a public debate, and stop lobbing inkbombs at one another
Israel's handwringing about Iran's nuclear program is ironic in light of Israel’s own nuclear-weapons program -- often called the world’s “worst-kept secret” because of the taboo surrounding any public discussion of its existence.
Erudite, hard-hitting, and with the potential to influence American public opinion on Israel, Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, by Max Blumenthal, avoids mainstream liberals’ hand-wringing about the extent to which the occupation may at some point in the future adversely affect Israel’s much-vaunted democracy. Show More Summary