Senator Ted Cruz was a kind of guest of honor during his visit of top Jewish donors and Israel supporters in NYC and during a lunch he actually said that he's not very conservative, I kid you not. I'd have to say that's the joke of the year. NY Observer: Mr. Show More Summary
The Israel government under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has formally moved to restrict national rights in Israel to Jews alone. The law has passed the cabinet and if it passes parliament then the pretense of a pluralistic democracy is over - to be a true Israeli one must be Jewish, full stop. Show More Summary
In response to the recent spate of “lone wolf” terror attacks in Jerusalem, Israel revived its controversial practice of demolishing the homes of the perpetrators last week: Israel on Wednesday blew up the house of Abdelrahman al-Shaludi, a 21-year-old Palestinian from East Jerusalem who rammed his car into Israeli pedestrians in October, killing 3-month-old Chaya […]
In Israel these days, art and politics are a discordant mix.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday called on Israel and the Palestinian Authority to resume peace talks, predicting the current pro-Palestinian diplomatic wave will only get stronger. Israel National News reports that Ban predicted that the recent trend of countries recognizing the “state of Palestine” will only grow. Show More Summary
The chef Einat Admony and the flavors of multiethnic Israel shine after the restaurant’s rough start.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren takes her first foreign trip, to Israel, and meets with Benjamin Netanyahu even as he is working to undermine US negotiations with Iran. The road to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue runs through Jerusalem
The New York Times says the Israel cabinet's decision to make Israel "the nation state of the Jewish people" is "heartbreaking." The emotion would be more appropriate to an American jurisdiction; and Israel has been violating principles of equality for more than 60 years.
Reggie Bush just compared Ferguson to Israel -- suggesting Israelis are shooting unarmed Palestinians... the same way Officer Darren Wilson shot Mike Brown. The Detroit Lions star went to Instagram and posted a photo of a man holding a sign…
A Wellesley College chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine formed this fall and tried to start a conversation about Palestinian human rights. A few pro-Israel students are trying to shut down that conversation, saying it is "menacing." The campaign represents a bigoted backlash against Palestinian solidarity
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is nonpartisan but composed mostly of Democrats. It has tiptoed gingerly through the wreckage of the U.S.-Israel relationship the Obama administration has created, often declining (as in the case of Chuck Hagel’s nomination) to publicly criticize the administration. But even AIPAC has reached its limit. In a written statement […]
- Juan Cole: "Israel and Mississippi: Racist Plans for Second Class Citizens and Religious Legislation" - After being criticized by Mexican officials for calling the country a "failed state," Uruguayan President Jose Mujica apologized for his comments; It's not like he's wrong. Show More Summary
Rights groups condemn a draft law defining Israel "as the national homeland of the Jewish people".
Flamethrower Seth Lipsky is calling for the U.S. to join the "battle for Jerusalem," while Bret Stephens says we may have to "militarily" engage in the conflict
A divided cabinet approved on Sunday a bill to anchor in law Israel's status as the nation-state of the Jewish people, legislation critics say could undermine its democratic foundation and the rights of its Arab minority.
The bill, which must be approved by parliament, defines Israel as "the nation-state of the Jewish people." It has angered not only Israel's Arab citizens, but also members of the coalition government.
El Al Airlines hopes to draw winter travelers to Israel with an offer that includes L.A.-Tel Aviv airfare and a hotel stay, starting at $1,459 per person.
Beer-Sheva, Israel, Nov. 24, 2014 - A new, enhanced MRI diagnostic approach was, for the first time, able to identify significant damage to the blood-brain barrier (BBB) of professional football players following "unreported" trauma or mild concussions. Show More Summary
But former senator's views on Israel and Iran make a battle over congressional confirmation likely. But former senator's views on Israel and Iran make a battle over congressional confirmation likely.
A billion shekels. That is the investment required for Israel to close the gap with other Western countries in terms of public transport.