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Dozens arrested in Israel corruption probe

Members of Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman's party among government officials held over misuse of public funds.

Scientists take a step towards curing infertility with stem cells

10 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Stem cells are basically like biological alchemy. You can turn them in to almost anything, including it seems sperm or eggs. Researchers working jointly in the UK and Israel have figured out how to create precursor cells for gametes, you know the bit...

Leonard Beerman dies at 93; pacifist rabbi of L.A.'s Leo Baeck Temple

Leonard Beerman, founding rabbi of the Westside's Leo Baeck Temple and a pacifist who often stoked anger with his vocal criticism of Israel, died Wednesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He was 93.

Did Archaeologists Find Site Where Jesus Preached?

Israel requires that archaeologists perform a sweep of any historically significant land that's to be constructed on, and what they were surprised to find on a 20-acre parcel of land along the western side of the Sea of Galilee may have ties to Jesus. Haaretz revisits a story that has...

Evidence from Paleolithic (Pleistocene Quaternary) Manot Cave, Israel of Heat Treating Stone Tools

Heating of flint debitage from Upper Palaeolithic contexts at Manot Cave, Israel: changes in atomic organization due to heating using infrared spectroscopyAuthors:Weiner et alAbstract:The heat treatment of flint is known to change its mechanical properties and improve its fracture behaviour during knapping. Show More Summary

Palestinian killed after sniper attack on Israeli troops, breaking calm

On Wednesday, a Palestinian man was killed and an Israeli soldier wounded in the worst fighting between Israel and Palestinians since the summer's Gaza war. Israel's military said that troops retaliated against Hamas targets after a sniper fired on an Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) patrol. Show More Summary

Israeli police probing major political corruption case

Israel’s police said Wednesday they are investigating dozens of public figures and politicians in a major corruption case.

Hanukkah menorah bracelet excavated

COSMIC SYNCHRONICITY WATCH: Archaeologists uncover 1,600-year-old menorah bracelet on Hanukkah. Last day of Mount Carmel excavation turns up rare turquoise glass shard (Lazar Berman, Times of Israel).Archaeologist Limor Talmi was minutes...Show More Summary

Israeli PM Netanyahu disqualified from running for party leadership

The comptroller for Israel’s ruling Likud party on Wednesday disqualified Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from running for party leadership next week ahead of March elections because of alleged misuse of party funds for his primary campaign, according to the Israeli media. The ruling by Shai Galili, Likud’s comptroller, was reported by the Jerusalem Post and […]

Sony email chain on behalf of Israel joined Russell Simmons and Michael Lynton with rightwing Zionists

An email chain expressing concern about Israel's image in the wake of the Gaza slaughter has been leaked in the recent Sony hacking scandal, and shows Hollywood producers joined with rightwingers in support for the Jewish state

‘We want Christmas without occupation': Israel attacks Bethlehem protesters dressed as Santa with tear gas

Ma'an News reports: " Israeli forces on Tuesday suppressed a peaceful march calling for 'Christmas without occupation' in Bethlehem. Demonstrators marched to the Israeli military checkpoint in northern Bethlehem to celebrate Christmas and hand out gifts to children in the area. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton’s decision to support Iraq war was driven by Israel, Chris Matthews says

It used to be verboten to suggest that the Israel lobby helped drive the disastrous decision to invade Iraq. Now James Mann says as much of the neoconservatives. And Chris Matthews says the same of Hillary Clinton.

John Mearsheimer: What Mondoweiss Means To Me

John Mearsheimer writes the latest message in our series What Mondoweiss Means To Me: “Criticizing Israel or its American lobby is mortal combat for intellectuals, journalists, and policymakers. We have all paid a serious price for doing so. Show More Summary

CO: Boulder Group Backs Ads Against U.S. Support for Israel 'War Crimes'

It's unlikely that the buses bearing the controversial messages will be seen in Boulder County, but local activists are voicing their support for a round of ads that debuted in the Denver metro area last week decrying Israel's ongoing conflict with Palest

Whatever Happened to the International Jewish Conspiracy?

It's interesting to see what the U.N. and others are not interested in blaming on Israel.

'Out of the Circle' celebrates 50 years of dance and choreography in Israel

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

The art of staged dance in Israel has undergone a long journey to become one of the country?s most successful performing arts disciplines. Out of the Circle: The Art of Dance in Israel, a new exhibition on view at The Israel Museum,Show More Summary

A Brief Military History of Israel and a Prediction for the Future

yesterdayNews : Truthdig

The armies of Israel once fought brilliantly and to the benefit of the state, but more recent conflicts targeting civilians only serve to isolate the country and alienate its most important allies.

Hanukkah celebrations around the world, from Myanmar to Iran to Israel

Tonight, the shamash will light the final candle and Hanukkah will come to a close. The Hanukkah Festival, also known as the Festival of Lights, lasts for eight days and is celebrated by Jewish people around the world. Hanukkah celebrates...Show More Summary

Israeli-free hummus can’t fill Progressive Jews’ void

Israel "a pretext for setting loose emotions that may originate somewhere else"

Obama McGovernizes the Democrats

President Obama is unilaterally checking off his left-wing to-do list: Cozy up to Iran and box in Israel. (The opposite, most Americans think, should be our goal.) Fulfill the leftists’ dream of reestablishing relations with the Castro regime (with nary a request to return its U.S. fugitives or ease oppression) in Cuba. With a brush […]

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