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  • Why Bibi is wrong to subsume the Palestinian issue under 'militant Islam'

    1 Oct 2014 | 5:27 am
    As George Orwell noted long ago, the best way to justify brutalizing a people is by turning them into a euphemism.
  • Welcome to post-peace-era Israel

    1 Oct 2014 | 12:39 am
    Many have stopped believing in direct negotiations as the channel to a solution based on the two-state principle. Those who espouse the idea of dividing the land suddenly seem like dinosaurs at the natural history museum.
  • Why Abbas screamed

    30 Sep 2014 | 11:25 pm
    We tend to scream when people aren’t listening to us. Israelis are experts at not listening.
  • Mohammed is dead

    30 Sep 2014 | 8:11 pm
    The effort to erase the name Mohammed actually fits in quite well, as do the failure and the minor commotion that followed. Because we didn’t erase the children’s names, but rather the lives of the children themselves.
  • Netanyahu's message of unending war

    30 Sep 2014 | 8:09 pm
    The prime minister has no vision besides the continued occupation, the settlements and the 'fight against radical Islam.'
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    JTA Breaking News

  • New U.S. envoy to Czech Republic reconnects with family’s Jewish roots

    Marcy Oster
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:57 am
    PRAGUE (JTA) — Andrew Schapiro highlighted his family’s ties to the Czech Republic as he took over as the U.S. ambassador there. Schapiro, 51, a Chicago lawyer, handed his credentials to the Czech president on Tuesday. His late mother, Raya, was born in Prague in 1934 and fled to the United States in 1939 after the country then known as Czechoslovakia was occupied by Nazi Germany. “It is very fulfilling to serve at the embassy which gave my mother a visa and saved her life,” said Schapiro, who is Jewish. Raya Czerner Schapiro became a psychiatrist, author and educator, a…
  • Israeli official, P.A. prime minister meet on Gaza reconstruction

    Marcy Oster
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:41 am
    JERUSALEM (JTA) — A senior Israeli official met with Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah to discuss the rehabilitation of Gaza, among other issues. Senior sources from Israel and the Palestinian Authority confirmed the Tuesday meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Ynet reported Wednesday. A senior P.A. official told Ynet that the two discussed ways that Israel can help the Palestinians following Israel’s military operation this summer in Gaza. A source identified as a senior Israeli political official said the talks were “coordination intended to change…
  • Argentina’s parliament to launch fundraising drive for Palestinians   

    Marcy Oster
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:12 am
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — A fundraising campaign for Palestine by the Argentine National Congress is being seen by one Jewish group as an endorsement of Hamas. The Argentina parliament on Thursday will launch “Palestine Resists, Argentina Arises,” led by the president of the Friends of Palestine Parliamentary Group, Leonardo Grosso; the president of the Chamber of Deputies, Julian Dominguez, who also is a member of the ruling Victory Front party; and the Palestinian ambassador to Argentina, Walid Muaqqat. The announced objective is to launch several fundraising activities on…
  • Netanyahu to Ban: U.N. conduct toward Israel is ‘disproportionate’

    Marcy Oster
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:10 am
    (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that the international community applies a double standard to Israel. Netanyahu and Ban met Tuesday afternoon at the United Nations offices in New York. According to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office, Netanyahu “declared that there was no justice in the fact that the standard applied to Israel was different than that applied to other countries.” The statement pointed to the fact that 200,000 civilians have been slaughtered in Syria during its more than three-year-long…
  • Survey: Nearly one-quarter of Jewish-Israelis boycotting Arab businesses

    Marcy Oster
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    JERUSALEM (JTA) — One in four Jewish-Israeli consumers is boycotting Arab businesses in the wake of the summer’s Gaza conflict, according to an Israeli business daily. The 24 percent is down from the 29 percent who said they were boycotting Arab-owned businesses during the 50-day Operation Protective Edge, Globes reported, citing a telephone survey by the Tel Aviv-based Geocartography Knowledge Group research institute. The number was down significantly from the 47 percent of Jewish-Israelis who said during the operation that they planned to boycott such businesses. Some 51…
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  • A conspicuous absence on the list of Israel's top baby names

    30 Sep 2014 | 11:58 pm
    Jerusalem: Muhammad was by far the most popular name for babies born in Israel last year: 1986 boys shared the name of the Muslim prophet, nearly twice the number of the top girls' name, Tamar, at 1092. That fact alone was worthy of note, a reminder that the Arab minority in Israel is 21 per cent of what the Israeli government likes to call the Jewish State .
  • Gaza lions sent to Jordan after war damages zoo

    30 Sep 2014 | 4:25 pm
    A Palestinian worker loads a metal cage with a lion inside onto a truck at the Al-Bisan zoo, as a team prepares a transfer for three lions to Israel en route to a better life at a wildlife sanctuary in Jordan after their zoo was damaged in the recent Israel-Hamas war, in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.
  • Israel, Palestinians part ways in dueling speeches

    30 Sep 2014 | 12:33 pm
    29, 2014. . FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 file photo, President Mahmoud Abbas, of Palestine, addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters.
  • Israeli police arrest 2 Palestinian women, man at Aqsa compound

    30 Sep 2014 | 8:38 am
    Israeli police on Monday detained two Palestinian women and a man at the al-Aqsa compound in Jerusalem, witnesses said. Eyewitnesses told Ma'an that Rania Abu al-Hawa, Islam Abu Sneineh, and her husband were detained at the holy site and taken to the Chain Gate police station.
  • Israeli settlers 'occupy 23 homes' in East Jerusalem neighborhood

    30 Sep 2014 | 4:47 am
    Israeli settlers early Tuesday occupied 23 houses in the Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan south of the Old City of Jerusalem, a local information center said. Wadi Hilweh Information Center said in a statement that "settlers of the Elad Association" stormed Silwan at 1:30 a.m. escorted by Israeli soldiers and forcibly evicted the residents of an apartment and occupied it, in addition to several vacant homes.
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    ynet - Opinion

  • Netanyahu's double standard

    1 Oct 2014 | 6:23 am
    The prime minister is good at making demands of others that he himself would be unwilling and unable to meet.
  • Will Cairo suspend Israeli-Palestinian talks?

    30 Sep 2014 | 4:43 pm
    Analysis: With fresh exchange of accusations between Netanyahu and Abbas, how can Egyptians bring about a solution acceptable to all parties involved – in Jerusalem, in Ramallah and in Gaza?
  • Netanyahu's shifting gimmicks

    30 Sep 2014 | 7:04 am
    Op-ed: When one looks at him standing at the UN General Assembly podium, year after year, it seems that if he only could, Israel's prime minister would be willing to stand there forever, saying the same words, with new props.
  • Netanyahu's UN speech: All talk, no action

    30 Sep 2014 | 12:19 am
    Op-ed: If Abbas is Hamas and Hamas is ISIS, Israel should bomb Ramallah and resume its attacks on Gaza. Instead, it's hoping US, European and Saudi money will fund Gaza's reconstruction and pay Hamas workers' salaries.
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  • Maradona To Coach ‘Palestine’?

    Aussie Dave
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:04 am
    Old and busted: Madonna posting for ‘Palestine’ New hotness: Maradona coaching ‘Palestine’ Diego Armando Maradona is reportedly hold talking talks with the Palestinian Football Federation to coach the Palestinian soccer team. The Russian and Arab media reports claimed that talks were in advanced stages and it was possible that he would coach the team in the upcoming Asian Foot Confederation Cup, scheduled for Austrailia this January. If he takes the job, he’ll have to manage some potentially explosive players. Not that this would bother him. Update: I’m…
  • Ellen DeGeneres Meet Little Mel Gibson

    Aussie Dave
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:36 am
    In a cute segment on The Ellen Show, Ellen DeGeneres introduces kids to the technology of yesterday. Then at 3.15, one of her young subjects talks about his movie script. The kid’s clearly anti-Zionist.
  • Reader Post: What in the World is Wrong with North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un?

    Gidon Ben-Zvi
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:10 am
    In recent days, the chattering class has taken up a new hobby: trying to figure out what is ailing avid bird watcher and Supreme Leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Kim Jong-Un. With information flow out of East Asia’s ‘hermit kingdom’ being heavily censored by the state-controlled media apparatus, coverage of the North Korean dictator’s deteriorating health has been muted, spotty and unsubstantiated. Samuel Gatwick-Holmes, an Associate Professor of Political Science at Philander Smith College, is an internationally acclaimed expert on North Korea, and an…
  • When Leftists Are Always Right And Other Circle Games

    Varda Epstein
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:07 am
    Debating leftists used to be a fun thing to do. Now? Not so much. At a certain point, both sides end up making the same circular arguments, and the side that is better at debate, wins. That’s usually me. So sure, I can whup their leftist butts in debate, but what usually happens is this: at a certain point the leftist realizes I’ve trumped his empty argument, says something insulting, and leaves in a huff (virtually speaking that is, this is social media we’re talking). Debate with leftists? It’s unsatisfying. And it’s boring. Let’s face it: Ecclesiastes was onto something when he…
  • Electronic Intifada’s Rania Khalek Libels Mordechai Kedar

    Aussie Dave
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:42 pm
    We already know that Ali “Abumination” Abunimah’s Electronic Intifada will use lies and deception to achieve its goal of demonizing Israel. And today is no exception. In a particularly insidious piece, notorious Israel basher and confirmer of a Norwegian doctor Rania Khalek calls Mordechai Kedar, Israeli scholar of Arabic literature and a lecturer at Bar-Ilan University, a “rape advocate.” the smiling character assassin Israeli government promotes…
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    Liza Rosenberg

  • מה נשתנה בטור הזה מכל הטורים

    Liza Rosenberg
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:22 am
    בימים אחרים, הייתי כותבת את הטור שלי באנגלית ומעבירה אותו לתרגום. את הטור הזה, כתבתי ישר בעברית. התבקשתי על ידי העורכים שלי ב”אדם עולם“, המגזין של הקהילה האנתרופוסופית בישראל, להתייחס לנושא של הכשרות שקשורות לאנתרופוסופיה: הכשרות חינוך, רופאים, מחנכים וכדומה. פשוט, נכון? זהו, שלא כל כך. ועוד החלטתי שהפעם, אני מתכוונת לכתוב את…
  • For Dave, wherever you may be

    Liza Rosenberg
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:33 am
    Woven through the stories and the summers of our youth Your laughter threaded through the soundtrack of our days And nights spent in the camp that hugged the Delaware Where slivers of our hearts will always stay They say time flies too fast, my friend, and I believe it’s true For it seems like only yesterday I first laid eyes on you Or maybe just this morning, not so very long ago So tell me how the hell are we supposed to let you go I’ll remember you with laughter and I’ll think of you with joy Of long-forgotten moments when you were just a boy While sifting through the memories that…
  • The Artist-in-Residence

    Liza Rosenberg
    29 Apr 2014 | 2:35 am
    During a work outing several years ago, my colleagues and I were given an opportunity to make ocarinas out of clay.  While the others created instruments that looked like delightful sea creatures, dragons and other fictitious members of the animal kingdom, I suspiciously stared down at my lump of clay without coming up with a single idea. In the end, I created a simple, goofy smiley face on one side, and on the other, I wrote “My talents lie elsewhere”, since when it comes to envisioning and creating my own piece of artwork, I’m utterly and unapologetically hopeless. That’s not to…
  • Never ever laughed so much

    Liza Rosenberg
    22 Mar 2014 | 7:56 am
    You don’t talk Or catch my eye Glance away As I walk by Cross the street Change your path I don’t exist Erase the past Sever ties One by one Destroy them all Until it’s done Forget that we Were ever friends I don’t exist It’s all pretend Lives and souls That never touched Never ever Laughed so much Love and trust Ripped apart I don’t exist It breaks my heart Picture created by Talya Shachar-Albocher
  • I’m working on it…

    Liza Rosenberg
    13 Feb 2014 | 11:41 pm
    I know for a fact that there are Israelis who think I’m crazy for choosing to leave the United States to live in Israel – I know it because they tell me. Repeatedly. It’s not all Israelis or even most, but those who do have a tendency to question my sanity for reaching such a decision. They aren’t interested in hearing about my former identity as a Diaspora Zionist or my pro-Israel campus activism. They’re not impressed that I fell in love with the country when I was just fifteen years old, vowing on that first trip that I would someday move here (much to the chagrin of my parents…
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    Chayyei Sarah

  • Moscow (Part XXI - Money and a Plan!)

    6 Sep 2014 | 11:18 am
    (Click here for Parts I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII,VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII, XIX and XX.)Shabbat ended, and it was time to get money! I was so scared something would go wrong – the PIN wouldn't work, or something else –  that I delayed finding out by first going back to the supermarket to finally get the banana that I hadn't been able to purchase the first time. If I was going to be in deep trouble, alone in Russia with no money, at least I should have a…
  • Moscow (Part XX - Shabbat Day)

    6 Sep 2014 | 10:39 am
    (Click here for Parts I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII,VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII and XIX.)In typical Chabad style, the prayer services on Saturday morning started at 10 am(very late by most standards). I showed up at noon, and they were still at Torah reading (that is, about halfway through the service). I was glad I'd slept in! There was a bar mitzvah that morning, and at the end of Torah reading the women in the balcony threw down candies at the bar mitzvah boy. I felt happy and…
  • Moscow (Part XIX - Shabbat Dinner)

    5 Sep 2014 | 7:23 am
    (Click here for Parts I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII,VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, and XVIII.)I have a great deal of respect and appreciation for Chabad as a movement. Notwithstanding certain issues of concern vis-à-vis some beliefs in their ranks about the Rebbe, I am super grateful that Chabad exists and do what they do. Anywhere in the world that a Jew travels, he or she can always find kosher food and ways to connect to a Jewish community on Shabbat and holidays, because Chabad is there for you…
  • Moscow (Part XVIII - Prayers)

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:07 am
    Click here for Parts I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII,VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV, XVI and XVII.The Marina Roscha Jewish Center is simply huge. The building in which the synagogue is located contains not only the tremendous, grand sanctuary but also a library, classrooms, and a Judaica store. The Center also includes multiple other buildings, including a Chessed (Jewish Welfare) building, an elementary school, and girls’ and boys’ high schools. And there are other synagogues around the city! Wow.The…
  • Moscow (Part XVII - On the Way to Marina Roscha)

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:53 am
    Click here for Parts I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII,VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV and XVI.As I neared the Jewish Center, I must have turned left a little too early, and got a little lost. Where the Center was supposed to be was an entrance to a place that looked like it might be what I wanted: there was a guard outside (common to Jewish institutions in places with lots of anti-Semitism), and I saw a man in a black hat walk inside. But when I asked for "Marina Roscha" and "Rabbi Friedman," the guard didn't seem to…
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  • L’Shanah Tovah

    Meryl Yourish
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    A happy, healthy, and sweet new year to all of my Jewish readers.
  • The AP Jerusalem editor exposes AP’s anti-Israel bias

    Meryl Yourish
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:29 am
    This is an extraordinary article by former AP Jerusalem reporter and editor Matti Friedman. Read it all, and weep.He explains what we’ve been telling you for years: There is a narrative that the news media follows on Israel. Anti-Israel stories are pushed. Most articles that show the Palestinians in a bad light are suppressed.A reporter working in the international press corps here understands quickly that what is important in the Israel-Palestinian story is Israel. If you follow mainstream coverage, you will find nearly no real analysis of Palestinian society or ideologies, profiles of…
  • Israeli children murdered, media covers for Hamas

    Meryl Yourish
    30 Jun 2014 | 12:30 pm
    It never ceases to amaze me. You’d think I’d be used to this by now, and yet, no.The McClatchy article is particularly heinous. Gee, the poor Palestinian terrorists. They go and kidnap three teenagers, and they might have to suffer for it.The bodies of three Israeli teenagers missing for more than two weeks in the West Bank were found Monday, setting off a massive manhunt for the kidnappers.The discovery raised immediate fears of retaliation by Jewish settlers and a tough response by the Israeli military. The Israeli security cabinet was called into urgent session to discuss…
  • Darkness Ascendant on sale now

    Meryl Yourish
    30 Jun 2014 | 6:38 am
    Book two is available in Kindle edition and paperback at my CreateSpace store. There’s no Prime shipping from my e-store. The Amazon trade paperback takes a while longer to get on sale. Here’s where you can buy book two for now. I’ll update when the paperback is available on Amazon.The Amazon paperback version: Darkness Ascendant: Book Two of The Catmage Chronicles (Volume 2)Darkness Ascendant – trade paperback at CreateSpace storeDarkness Ascendant on KindleDarkness Ascendant – Nook version
  • Putting the heat on Hamas

    Meryl Yourish
    18 Jun 2014 | 9:15 am
    Israel is ratcheting up the pressure on Hamas to release the three kidnapped teenagers. It’s definitely getting to Mahmoud Abbas, who lashed out at Hamas.Meantime, Israel is clamping down on Hamas prisoners’ amenties. Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch said that Hamas must understand that kidnapping doesn’t pay. 51 Hamas prisoners released in the Gilad Shalit deal were re-arrested and will be imprisoned.Reuters is noticing the clampdown, but of course, it must insert weasel words questioning anything the IDF does.Israel showed photographs of what it said were hundreds…
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    This Normal Life

  • Ireland, Identity and Avoiding Anti-Semitism

    24 Sep 2014 | 3:10 am
    “If anyone asks where we’re from, say America, not Israel.” Those were the instructions I gave to my wife and children for how to minimize friction while traveling outside of Israel after a summer where protests bordering on (and sometimes overtly embracing) anti-Semitism raged across Europe. Our vacation – ten days in Ireland, hiking, drinking and enjoying Irish music in the country’s ubiquitous pubs – was planned long before Operation Protective Edge and its international impact began, and we flew out of Israel scarcely a week after the last missile was downed by the Iron Dome.
  • Wartime Unity at Hutzot HaYotzer

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:13 am
    In a summer where nearly every large-scale outdoor event was canceled on instruction by Israel’s Home Front Command, the annual Hutzot HaYotzer International Arts and Crafts Festival in Jerusalem represented a desperately needed welcome breather. Now in its 39th year, Hutzot HaYotzer is the country’s preeminent place to meet talented local artists – nearly 200 in total – who park their wares in a picturesque valley watched over by the walls of the Old City and who put on a smile for 12 days, as they pitch their hand crafted earrings, sparkly necklaces, ceramic hamsa’s and natural…
  • Fire from Below

    23 Aug 2014 | 11:06 am
    With our nerves already on edge from the air raid sirens and the heartbreaking mounting death toll as Operation Protective Edge raged on last month, the thick black smoke billowing out of our parking garage did not bode well. I was about to jump in the shower when my son burst in and told me to get dressed and shut the window in my bedroom…now! We live in an apartment complex in Jerusalem that is built around a central courtyard. At even intervals along the length of that common area are mock “wells,” intended to remind passersby of, say, the architecture of the Old City or Nachlaot.
  • July 22, 2014 – The Day Everything Changed

    10 Aug 2014 | 11:13 am
    July 22, 2014. Remember that date. It will be recalled in history books yet to be written as the day the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians changed completely. That’s because it’s the day that the war in Gaza transformed from just another in a series of “operations” to an existential threat to the Jewish State. As a result, any future negotiations towards a two state solution will look very different. What’s so important about July 22? That’s when the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) put in place a temporary ban on air travel between the U.S. and…
  • Why’d You Want to Live Here, Anyway?

    25 Jul 2014 | 3:07 am
    An article a few weeks ago in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz questioned why someone would ever want to make aliyah from a comfortable country like the U.S. Especially these days – with the murders of the Naftali Frenkel, Gil-ad Shear and Eyal Shach still on our minds, the revenge killing of Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khaider stinging at our collective conscious, followed by hundreds of Hamas missiles from Gaza and the thunderous response of Operation Protective Edge in Gaza – why, asked writer Vered Kellner, would a family pick up and leave friends and family, “a renovated…
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    Daniel Pipes :: Writings

  • America the Multicultural

    29 Sep 2014 | 1:24 pm
    The Center for Immigration Studies finds that the foreign-born population of the United States numbers 41.3 million, or one out of six adults, more than twice the number than in 1980. There are many ways to gauge the impact of this huge increase; here's
  • Criticisms of the U.S.-led Air Campaign against ISIS

    28 Sep 2014 | 11:32 am
    The brief version: Keep an eye on the ball: the Iranian nuclear build-up is 1,000 times a greater threat than ISIS. Tehran should be left to deal with this problem, which threatens its allies in Damascus and Baghdad, and potentially even Iran itself.
  • Erdoğan Fails to Conquer New York City

    23 Sep 2014 | 4:09 pm
    The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, appeared at an hour-long on-the-record event at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York yesterday afternoon. The complete – if not entirely coherent – transcript of the English-language simultaneous
  • The Case for a Unified Kurdistan

    16 Sep 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Is a united and independent Kurdistan a prospect we should welcome, or a dangerous idea that would create more problems in the Middle East than it would solve? Philip Jenkins, a distinguished professor of history at Baylor University, sees the prospect
  • What Egypt's President Sisi Really Thinks

    16 Sep 2014 | 8:51 am
    Former air marshal Husni Mubarak, now 86, had ruled Egypt for 30 years when his military colleagues forced him from office in 2011. Three years and many upheavals later, those same colleagues replaced his successor with retired field marshal Abdel Fattah
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    Good News from Israel

  • New Features on the Free Website: Learn English with Audio and Transliterations

    21 Sep 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Hi Everyone!Learn English with Audio and Transliterations a free website to learn over 1,500 English words and phrases. The site includes 77 printable study sheetsand 15 learning videos.As of today, the site works on home computersand smart phones (tested on Android and iOS).The site is multilingual. There are menus, translations and transliterations in French, Hebrew, Russian, Spanish and Chinese.Each language interface has its own navigation buttons and search functions. There is an English Only menu, for those that prefernot to use language translations and…
  • Educational Resources and Cool Videos about Rosh Hashana

    15 Sep 2014 | 11:34 am
    Hi Everyone!Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year 5775, begins Wednesday night, September 24, 2014.I posted on my website 70 links about Rosh Hashana, from laws and customs to games and recipes.Site languages include English, Hebrew, French, German, Italian, Portugese, Russian and Spanish.The address year, I created a Rosh HaShana Photo Gallery finally.....Over 300 Rosh Hashana Cool VideosThere is something for videos include:- Technion : For…
  • New Israeli Educational Stamps including Fiddler on the Roof

    9 Sep 2014 | 5:06 pm
    Hi Everyone! I scanned and posted on my website the new Israeli stamps that were issued in September 2014.I included the stamp itself, the first day cover, and an English and a Hebrew flyer about the stamp. Festivals 2014 - Simchat Torah Flags- Eretz Israel, 1930's- Israel, 1950's- Israel, 1960'sFiddler on the Roof - 50 Years- Fiddler on the Roof- Tevye the Dairyman- Do You Love Me?- Wolfgang Von Weisl- Tel Aviv - Global CityThe new stamp images are located at: also uploaded the images to a Facebook album.The address…
  • My Aliyah 30th Anniversary Video

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Hi Everyone!On August 30, 1984 I made aliyah from Brooklyn to Israel.It was the best decision of my life.30 years later, I highly recommend it!My Aliyah 30th Anniversary the aliyah from all over the world grow and bring more Jews back to their homeland, Eretz Yisrael.Shabbat Shalom!Jacob
  • New: English - Hebrew "School" Vocabulary Study Sheets

    25 Aug 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Hi Everyone!I created a set of English - Hebrew "School" vocabulary study sheets. The address an index of all 318 English Hebrew study sheets forward this message to anyone that may be interestedin learning Hebrew. Thank you!Chodesh Tov! Have a Good Month!Jacob
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    The Muqata

  • PM Netanyahu's Speech at UN Sept. 29 2014

    29 Sep 2014 | 11:58 pm
    Thank you, Mr. President, Distinguished delegates,I come here from Jerusalem to speak on behalf of my people, the people of Israel. I’ve come here to speak about the dangers we face and about the opportunities we see. I’ve come here to expose the brazen lies spoken from this very podium against my country and against the brave soldiers who defend it. Ladies and Gentlemen, The people of Israel pray for peace. But our hopes and the world’s hope for peace are in danger. Because everywhere we look, militant Islam is on the march. It’s not militants. It’s not Islam. It’s militant…
  • Where in the World is Mohammed Zoabi?

    28 Sep 2014 | 2:57 am
    Where is the Muqata's friend -- Israeli-Arab Zionist Teenager, Mohammed Zoabi?Many of you who have been following the Muqata FB page know about the Israeli-Arab Zionist teenager, Mohammed Zoabi - who proudly expressed his support for Israel, and not only condemned the abduction of the 3 Jewish teens this summer (as opposed to his infamous cousin, MK Hanin Zoabi -- the Hamas cheerleader in the Knesset), yet young Mohammed also threatened the terrorists that they should return the abducted teens safe and sound if they knew what was good for them.Mohammed was ultimately correct, and while the 3…
  • IDF Operation Protective Edge - August 26, 2014

    25 Aug 2014 | 10:40 pm
    Newest updates will be at the top. To refresh [F5 key]8:00pm Hamas Victory in Gaza includes: No Water, No Electricity, 350,000 refugees. All they get is the opening of the humanitarian conveys via the border crossings with israel (which Israel keeps open anyway).There will be discussions about an air/sea port for Gaza, but nothing is promised.Israel will discuss the demilitarization of Gaza, but nothing is promised.The cease fire has no stated end point.8pm Antisemitism in New York Jewish couple…
  • IDF Operation Protective Edge - August 25, 2014

    24 Aug 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Newest updates will be at the top. To refresh [F5 key]11:26pm The IDF has not given any directives regarding the security situation in Northern Israel. The Kiryat Shmonah municipality has taken the initiative and requested that all residents stay in protected areas, and that all public bomb shelters be opened.11:20pm Update: 2 confirmed Katyusha rockets were fired earlier from Lebanon. IDF originally thought only 1 was fired. This may be the source of the reports that the siren didn't go off for second rocket.11:09pm IDF retaliates with heavy artillery fire, following rockets fried…
  • IDF Operation Protective Edge - August 24, 2014

    24 Aug 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Newest updates will be at the top. To refresh [F5 key]11:51pm rocket alert Kerem Shalom11:30-31 pm Rocket barrage Ashkelon, Hof Ashkelon 10:55 pm rocket alert Ashdod, Nitzanim, Ashkelon 10:31 pm Rocket alert Shaar HaNegev 9:06 pm more rocket alerts Beit Shemesh area 9:05 pm Beit Shemesh and surrounding areas 8:19 pm Multiple rocket alerts Sha'ar HaNegev 8:04 pm Rocket alert Eshkol Region 7:48 pm Rocket alert Sha'ar HaNegev 7:36 pm Multiple rocket alerts Eshkol Region 7:29 pm ongoing barrage to Ashkelon and Ashdod 7:20 pm Rocket alert Sha'ar HaNegev 7:08 pm Rocket Alert Eshkol and Negev…
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    Green Prophet

  • Qatari students take on robots!

    Kelly Vaghenas
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:31 pm
    Elementary and middle school students from schools across Qatar recently tested their robotics know-how. The mock robot competition was held at the College of the North Atlantic Qatar (CNA-Q)....
  • Mason jar salads: cheap eats for a healthier planet

    Laurie Balbo
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:24 pm
    My kid is hell-bent on healthy eating. No more shawarma or falafel sandwiches she says, and she’s had it with high school cafeteria hummus here in Amman, Jordan. She’s also insistent on sustainable...
  • Magnetic pole reversal and how it can flip your world

    Maurice Picow
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Is there a chance of a “flip flop” reversal in the earth’s magnetic poles? Scientists have noticed some changes in the earth’s magnetic field suggesting a pole reversal could...
  • Swimming UpStream with Steven Looi’s water farm

    Karin Kloosterman
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:57 am
    A two-minute cruise by bike down the street from my parent’s house and I discover a very special social experiment. What’s that saying? You have to travel halfway around the world to find...
  • Star Trek tractor beams can clean the seas and lasso pirates!?!

    Karin Kloosterman
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:01 am
    Some news that Trekkies will love, and which could be applied to clean up our seas: tractor beams to the rescue! Consider in nature, waves such as those in the ocean begin as local oscillations in...
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  • 20:00: Pilates classes at Jerusalem Pilates Studio. (Jerusalem)

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Join us for a Pilates class at our friendly and warm Pilates Studio on Keren Hayesod street. We offer private or group classes at the
  • 19:30: Flamenco Dance Classes Every Wednesday and Thursday Night (Tel Aviv)

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    � Flamenco Classes with Ronit Raymond Every Wednesday and Thursday Night! � � ENRICHING and INSPIRING classes for ALL!! For ALL AGES & LEVELS, FEMALES & MALES, NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Location: Dizengoff
  • 09:00: Power Flow Yoga (Jerusalem)

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    FLOW YOGA STUDIO WWW.FLOWJERUSALEM.COM 32 Hatsfira, German Colony, Jerusalem � � � �September 2014 � Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Morning 9-10am Flow Basics (women only) 9-10:15am Power Flow (women only) � 9-10am Power Flow (women only) 9-10:15am Power Flow (women only) 10-11:30am Power Flow (women only) Afternoon � � � � � � Evening 7-8:15pm Power Flow (women only) 6:30-7:30pm Slow Flow/ Prenatal (women only) 7-8:15pm Power Flow (men & women) � 6:30-7:30pm Donation
  • 20:30: All Girls Running Group (Tel Aviv)

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    *****ALL GIRLS RUNNING GROUP***** Ladies, every Sunday and Wednesday at 20:30 New Nike store at the TLV port, there will be an all women's beginner/intermediate running
  • 09:30: Rikudei Am Chug for Women (Jerusalem)

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Come start the new year with DANCE! Pleasant Exercise, Great Music, Camaraderie---what more could you want?! Grab the opportunity, get in from step one!!!� 5 great options for
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  • Techbikers 2014—Mission Accomplished!

    Eze Vidra
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:54 am
    “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that but the really great make you feel that you too can become great.” —Mark Twain We had three goals in mind this year When we set off on organizing Techbikers 2014, for the third year, defined success as meeting these three goals: Get everyone IN and BACK safe?—?we recruited the riders, aligned the sponsors, and took care of the logistics. I’ll take the opportunity to give a huge shout out to Marie Stainhaler, James Mayes, Michael Willmott, Andrew McDonough, Barry Furby, Francesca Dean and Mark…
  • Hospitals- The Key to Healthcare Reform [Guest Post]

    Levi Shapiro
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Interview with Chip Kahn, CEO of Federation of American Hospitals US elections are six weeks away and “Obamacare” is the wedge issue of the 2014 campaign. The Republican controlled majority in the House has voted 55 times in four years to repeal the Affordable Care Act. However, the $3 trillion (and growing) American healthcare system absorbs nearly 1/5 of total GDP, triple the allocation of some other OECD countries.Hospitals represent the largest component (32%) of this spending. Chip Kahn, CEO of the Federation of American Hospitals (, the industry association representing…
  • Snapchat – The Next Great Advertising Platform (guest post)

    Levi Shapiro
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:49 am
    How valuable is ten seconds of Millenial mindshare? Brands like McDonalds, Taco Bell, Audi and the NBA are ramping up their advertising efforts with Snapchat, the photo and video app that disappears in 10 seconds. Although there are many skeptics, I am not one of them. Snapchat is poised to become the next great advertising platform. Brands crave scale, demographics and engagement. Snapchat can check all three of those boxes. Scale: Every day, 700 million snaps and 1 billion stories (a thread that can be viewed for 24 hours) are viewed. There are more than 30 million Monthly Active Users and…
  • The Story of Techbikers (You can Play a role too)

    Eze Vidra
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:14 pm
    A month from now, 70 people in the London tech industry will be (hopefully) on the last leg of a 320km (200 miles) cycle ride from Paris to London. What made these ‘geeks’ get off their laptop and get on their bikes? A combination of wanting to do good and yearning to be part of a strong startup community in London. Since we started Techbikers in 2012, 120 techies cycled from Paris to London and we’ve raised over 100,000 pounds for Room to Read, creating 3 schools, 4 libraries and 3,000 scholarships for girls in India and Nepal. “Life is a journey of realization, which often ends in…
  • Biz Dev Tips for Startups – The ‘First Meeting’

    David Truong
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:58 am
    Most times when I finish a meeting, I think to myself “that was such a great meeting. I’m so excited for what happens next”. If your meetings aren’t ending like this, then you’ve just wasted everyone’s time. Here are a few lessons I learnt from having hundreds of business meetings in Australia, Chile, and the USA. Don’t pitch, listen Much like my previous post in this series, don’t launch into your product pitch or try to sell something immediately. Listen to what they have to say. I usually start meetings with a simple, ‘how has your day…
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  • Netanyahu and Adelson Eat Traif in NY: The Bad and the Good.

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Skooling the UN on the similarities between HAMAS and ISIS can sure stimulate your appetite apparently (never mind that ISIS is on record stating that HAMAS will have to be eliminated before Palestine can be free). That’s the position Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu found himself in last Monday as he scooted down to the […]
  • Goyim Taste Test Jewish Food – The Results? Less Than Jewlicious!

    27 Sep 2014 | 7:41 pm
    BuzzFeed video managed to find a crew of non-Jews who were unfamiliar with Jewish food in order to taste-test a selection of Jewish standards like Geffilte Fish, Mato Ball Soup, Chopped Liver, Kugel, Ruggelach and Manischewitz wine. I should say Ashkenazic Jewish standards – as such the results were fairly predictable. The panelists were less […]
  • Top 5 List For High Holy Days 5775

    rav shmuel
    24 Sep 2014 | 12:25 pm
    These quotes, from Peter Drucker (the father of modern management theory), are what I’m going to be concentrating this year during Yamim Noraim (Rosh HaShanah through Yom Kippur – a.k.a. The High Holy days). I think they’ll be quite useful and help me focus on real issues that I need to confront. I’m listing them […]
  • ADvice: Rosh HaShana Ads and More

    23 Sep 2014 | 10:12 am
    To a Sweet New Year: Coca Cola wishes you a Shana Tovah asks Where you will consume your honey and apples Tel Aviv University wishes you Shana Tova Technion does the same Ben Gurion University wishes you a Happy New Year Haifa U. OSEM OPEN UNIV ANOTHER COMPANY THE ISRAEL OPERA THE POST OFFICE […]
  • Why Teaching Science Is So Important

    rav shmuel
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    When I mention the big bang theory to my yeshiva students, they inevitably react with; “It’s apikorsus (heresy)!”, “Isn’t that evolution?”, “I like that show!”, and “We don’t believe in any of that, right?” These students are not in 5th grade; they are young adults with 12 to 15 years of Yeshiva education in their […]
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  • How Soft Preemption Matters in Job Interviews

    Jacob Share
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    If you run from the elephants in the room, they might still get you. Are you aware of the difference between an interview with a potential boss and an interview with HR? They each have very different agendas: A boss or supervisor-to-be is interested primarily in your professional competence while human relationship issues are less important to them. All they need in this regard is to feel there is reasonably good chemistry with you, and that neither your personality nor your behavior set off any flashing red lights in their mind. HR, on the other hand, has a totally different perspective. If…
  • Who Won $11K? The Grand Prize Winners of the #8JGBC

    Jacob Share
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    The biggest guest blogging contest of the year is over! Time to announce the… Contest recap This year’s edition of the contest went off with no major hitches, thankfully. There were a few hiccups though – there always are – one contestant had some paid traffic (that’s a no-no), another one pulled out in the middle of the contest, and two others didn’t fulfill their contest requirements and won’t be eligible for prizes as a result (I warned them plenty of times!). After last year’s never-ending event that spanned almost 3 months (I still…
  • One Last Update For The #8JGBC

    Jacob Share
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    The biggest guest blogging contest of 2014 is almost over. 6 weeks after it started, the 8th Annual JobMob Guest Blogging Contest is coming to an end later today. Tomorrow, 23 contestants will find out how they split over US$11,000 in prizes, the most in the history of the contest, thanks to a great group of sponsors:   MaxCDN MaxCDN is one of the fastest CDNs in the world. A CDN makes your website fast by taking a copy of your website and delivering it from the closest servers to your website visitors. For example a user in London loading a US website will be slow, so what they do is…
  • 5 Job Search Tools You’re Not Using

    Jacob Share
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    What others already know, and you may be missing. This is a guest post by Bless Vaidian. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. Technology has changed the way we do things. It gives us options and the digital tools to do things faster and better. At a recent party I discovered that surprisingly many people did not know about the five web sites listed below. 1) Indeed Indeed has become one of the top sites used and referred by career counselors for finding opportunities in the United States. Indeed CEO and co-founder Paul Forster stated in an…
  • Top Interviewing Skills to Use In Job Interviews

    Jacob Share
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    8 soft skills you need to have and show for interviewers. This is a guest post by Paula R. Stern. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. There are many skills that can help you land a job. Some of them are practical, market-related skills such as knowing a certain tool, language, or industry. And then there are the “soft” skills, related more to personality, performance, and attitude. In honor of the 8th Annual JobMob Guest Blogging Contest, here are the top eight “soft” skills that you not only need to have, but need to…
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  • תפקידי מנהל קהילה

    12 Sep 2014 | 5:19 pm
    כיום, מנהל קהילה וקהילה מנהל נקבע בדרך כלל על החברה החדשנית ביותר של המחלקה, אחד שלוקח את היוזמה השימוש ברשתות חברתיות. בדרך כלל, CM שייך המחלקות תקשורת או שיווק, אם כי במקרים מסוימים תלויים בטכנולוגיה או חדשנות. בארגון בינוני או גדול, אתה צריך להתחיל לחשוב מחדש על הארגון שלהם מן הקרקע, ואת חושבת כי ניהול של מדיה חברתית הופכת תכונה…
  • מהו היחס בין ההון שולט האינפלציה בקולומביה?

    10 Sep 2014 | 6:59 pm
    הכלכלה הקולומביאנית עוברת אחת התקופות הכלכליות הטובות ביותר ב -50 השנים האחרונות. קולומביה מתחזקת. בשנת 2007 צמח המשק 7.52%, השקעות להכפיל את המדינה, הגדלת השקעה זרה ישירה בקולומביה הביקוש המקומי מתחזק. לאחרונה מצאתי אצל אפריקה ישראל אוזן קשבת . אבל בעיצומו של רגע כזה של תהילה של הכלכלה הקולומביאנית, האינפלציה נראית כמו ענן שחור גדול…
  • אינטליגנציה רוחנית

    10 Sep 2014 | 11:51 am
    אינטליגנציה רוחנית: טופס חדש של ומכאן או משהו יותר של מה כבר ידוע בתחום של חשש האדם? קסטרו E.A. INIFTA, ענף 4, תיבת דואר, דואר אלקטרוני 1900 לה פלאטה, ארגנטינה 16,: מבוא מה זה מה שאנו מכנים מציאות? האם המציאות שאני יודע כפי שהוא אמור להיות? מה יודע מה אמיתי? יש לנו את האמצעים הדרושים מספיק לעצור את המציאות? מה משמעות ומכאן? יש אחד או מספר…
  • רעיונות למתנות חג המולד

    8 Sep 2014 | 4:35 pm
    מכונות אלה לשימוש רפידות כביכול החלק השווה של קפה מיוליוס, דומים במראה של מכונת אספרסו. בנוסף לשיפור מהירות ונוחות בפעולה, זה בטח גם עיצוב אופנתי, מה שהופך אותו מאוד פופולרי התקנים אלה רק עבור אנשים צעירים, רווקים. לענייננו, פצלי שמן הוא הכתובת בשבילך. מתנות חג המולד עבור קונסולות משחק התינוק: עבור ציוד צעיר או אפילו לשחק עבור…
  • נגן MP3 אורך המשחק

    30 Aug 2014 | 5:27 pm
    העמיתים לעבודה על השולחן ראיתי קטן, נגן mp3 hantlichen, הלא הקטן או זעיר, אבל מתאים ביד. לכן ניצלה את ההזדמנות ואני רק צבטתי אותו על השחקן הזה וביכולות שלה… הוא אמר לי שהוא היה מאוד שמח, במיוחד עם הסיבולת (זובידאת זמן) וכללה. עמיתו יש גם נגן mp3, אך יש לו שעות על כל 8 להחליף את הסוללה. כדאי לך לעיין אצל אפריקה ישראל כדי לקבל עוד מידע. העמית…
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  • The Waning Strength and Influence of American Jewry – Including Orthodoxy

    Guest Contributor
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:39 pm
    By Avrohom Gordimer The Pew Research Religion & Public Life Project: A Portrait of Jewish Americans created shockwaves, as the shrinkage of (non-Orthodox) American Jewry and its impact and role were ominously documented and further forecast. Far fewer Jews, far less support for the State of Israel, far less religious affiliation and practice, and an overall disappearing American Jewish public presence are starkly indicated and are already occurring. Unless non-Orthodox Jewry returns to its traditional posture and makes a radical, sweeping commitment to intra-marriage and fortification of…
  • Letter in NYT

    Avi Shafran
    27 Sep 2014 | 6:03 pm
    To the Editor: Dr. Barron H. Lerner concedes that it was proper for medicine to abandon the medical paternalism that had doctors make “life-and-death decisions for patients by themselves,” but he asserts that doctors should be “bolder and more courageous,” seeing “their duty not simply as providing options” but as ensuring “the most appropriate care,” even if that means “saying no to specific demands.” To be sure, patients and their families need to be well informed about treatments and prognoses. But it is not a doctor’s role to make ultimate decisions for his patients.
  • Time After Time

    Avi Shafran
    27 Sep 2014 | 5:59 pm
    Ever since the famous science fiction writer H. G. Wells penned “The Time Machine” in 1895, the notion of a protagonist traveling through time by means of magic or fantastic technology has captured the imaginations of countless writers and readers. Wells’ famous work involved travel into the future. But many subsequent flights of fancy concerned going back in time to an earlier period and, often, tinkering with past events to change the future. It might not immediately occur to most of us that our mesorah not only anticipated the idea of time travel but in fact teaches that it is…
  • On The Derech To Rosh Hashanah

    Yitzchok Adlerstein
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Life is full of exceptions. So while I generally am uneasy about cross-posting (no pun intended), sometimes a piece is so important that you want a portion of the mitzvah of spreading it around. Rabbi Yakov Horowitz’s advice about unexpected guests in shuls for the Yomim Nora’im clearly qualifies. [Sometimes there are less objective reasons for making exceptions. Because I have been unable to come down from the high of spending a week with the participants in the Tikvah Program For Yeshiva Men last month, whenever I find a trumpet sounding its success, I have a hard time putting it down.
  • School News

    Jonathan Rosenblum
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:25 am
    The same week that Mishpacha published a panel discussion with four Orthodox members of public school boards (“In the Hot Seat”), Tablet Magazine carried a 15-page article (“The Blame Game”) by Batya Ungar-Sargon on the communal tensions arising from the election of a majority chareidi school board in the East Ramapo School District, which covers Monsey and Spring Valley. The Tablet piece fully confirmed, and even supplemented, the Mishpacha panel’s presentation of their interest in serving all segments of the larger community, not just the Orthodox population.
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  • 01/01 Links Pt1: In Iraq, Syria, US lifts rules meant to protect civilians; Apologize to Israel, Obama

    1 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    From Ian:In Iraq, Syria, US lifts rules meant to protect civiliansThe White House revealed on Tuesday that its usually strict rules of engagement, intended to prevent civilian casualties of US airstrikes, have been relaxed in the current offensive against the Islamic State and other radical Islamist groups.National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden told Yahoo News in an email that a much-publicized statement last year by President Barack Obama that US drone strikes would only be carried out if there is a “near certainty” of no civilian injuries would not apply to the US campaign…
  • NYT Robert Mackey's "dismissive contempt"

    Elder of Ziyon
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    I mentioned in the last post about Mairav Zonszein's insulting and inaccurate NYT op-ed last week.At Tablet, Liel Leibovitz wrote a response that demolished Zonszein's examples that she claimed proved that Israeli society suppresses (leftist) dissent.As I noted, the Zonszein op-ed wasn't a criticism as much as an insult. Leibovitz's response definitely reflects that he was insulted, and it insults the New York Times (and Zonszein) in turn for publishing an argument that can be so easily dismantled with simple facts and many provable counter-examples. But Leibovitz at least backs up his angry…
  • Mairav Zonszein's hate for Israel

    Elder of Ziyon
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:12 am
    During Rosh Hashanah, the New York Times published an op-ed  by Mairav Zonszein called "How Israel Silences Dissent." The op-ed goes through various alleged examples of how "Israel" - which may be the government, but mostly Israeli society- have "silenced" Israel's radical Left during the summer war.One example that Zonszein uses illustrates the problem with this essay nicely:In July, the veteran Israeli actress Gila Almagor performed at Tel Aviv’s Habima Theater even though she had received threats that she would be murdered on stage. In an interview in the Israeli daily Yediot…
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  • גורמים במכבי: "ב'ש ניצחו גם בעזרת השופט"

    30 Sep 2014 | 2:17 pm
    גם יממה לאחר המשחק בווסרמיל, הצהובים התקשו לקבל את הפסד הבכורה העונה בליגה להפועל באר שבע
  • מבוגר אחראי: מנצ'סטר סיטי ורומא נפרדו ב-1:1

    30 Sep 2014 | 2:09 pm
    מנצ'סטר סיטי הובילה כבר אחרי חמש דקות באצטדיון איתיחאד משער של סרחיו אגוארו בפנדל, אבל פרנצ'סקו טוטי (23') בן ה-38 בשער גאוני סידר לרומא נקודה חשובה ועל הדרך הפך לכובש המבוגר ביותר בתולדות ליגת האלופות. המרוויחה הגדולה - באיירן
  • ליגת אלופות: פ.ס.ז' ניצחה את ברצלונה 2:3

    30 Sep 2014 | 2:05 pm
    שערים של לואיז (10), וראטי (27) ומטודי (54) העניקו לקבוצה מעיר האורות את הניצחון על הקטאלונים. מסי (12) וניימאר (56) רק צימקו. צ'לסי ניצחה בחוץ את ספורטינג ליסבון 0:1. שאלקה לא הצליחה לנצח בבית את מאריבור וסיימה בתיקו 1:1
  • ביקורת ברוסיה: "נאתכו ביצע טעויות במסירות"

    30 Sep 2014 | 12:35 pm
    העיתון "ספורט אקספרס" העניק לקשר הישראלי את הציון 5 מתוך 10 על תפקודו בהפסד לבאיירן מינכן. מאמן צסק"א סלוצקי: "הבדלי הרמות באו לביטוי"
  • ברייסי רייט: "הפועל י-ם צריכה לזכות בתארים"

    30 Sep 2014 | 11:49 am
    ברייסי רייט סימן מטרות. טוני גפני דפק פוזות למצלמה. ודונטה סמית' הצהיר: "הארנה תהיה שלי". הפועל ירושלים הפגינה הרבה אופטימיות ביום הפתוח שהיא קיימה לתקשורת
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  • קורבנות חדשים בשערוריית תמונות העירום

    21 Sep 2014 | 12:33 am
    קים קרדשיאן ואבריל לאבין מככבות בפרק ב' של הפריצה הגדולה לחשבונות סלבס והפצת תמונות עירום פרטיות שלהן
  • מי הסלבס שיצפו בליידי גאגא מטבעת הזהב?

    11 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    ידועני ארצנו מתרגשים: ליידי גאגא, סלב מכוכב אחר, מגיעה לארץ ביום שבת הקרוב, והם כבר מתכוננים לצפות בה הכי קרוב שאפשר. מי הסלבס שיגיעו ואיזה שיר של החייזרית הם הכי אוהבים?
  • מזל טוב: נינט טייב ויוסי מזרחי נשואים

    9 Sep 2014 | 11:06 am
    בשעה טובה ומוצלחת שבר החתן את הכוס באולמי "סטואה" בגעש, לתשואות המשפחה הקרובה בחתונת השנה, לפחות בישראל
  • בדרך לחתונה עוצרים ביהודה לוי

    9 Sep 2014 | 5:52 am
    המאמי הלאומית הפכה לדוגמנית הלבשה תחתונה וכוכבת רוקנרול, אבל שרידים מאותה ילדה מתוקה נותרו בעינם לאורך כל הקריירה הרומנטית שלה, לפחות בכל הנוגע לכמיהה לחתונה. מדנקר דרך יהודה ועד יוסי, קבלו תחנות בחייה של נינט, כל הדרך לחופה
  • יידישע מאמע: גווינית' פאלטרו מתגיירת

    9 Sep 2014 | 4:28 am
    לא, אלו לא הגירושין הכואבים מכריס מרטין, אבי ילדיה, שחירפנו אותה וגרמו לה להמיר את דתה, מתברר שהשחקנית היא נצר לשושלת ארוכה של רבנים ידועי שם. מה ששמעתם
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    Niv Calderon

  • Capital invested in wearable startups in August September 2014

    Niv Calderon
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:45 am
    Wearable Intelligence, August 2014, $8.5M for wearable technology (basically Glassware) for paramedics and doctors, and developing Glassware for field technicians. OnBeep, August 2014, $6.4M for creating a "Star Trek commbadge" wearable device for field teams. Pristine, September 2014, $5.5M for creating a teleconference Glassware for doctors, and developing Glassware for field technicians. Total: ~$21M
  • Ten Months With Google Glass, I Got So Much To Say

    Niv Calderon
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:04 am
    It started with my first 3 hour session with my new Glass at the beginning of 2014. I sat down, worked on my mac and forgot to look or to touch my phone, you know, to look at the time. It occurred to me that having the time constantly inside my eye, as a layer between me and reality, can be pretty cool. It also made me aware that I tilt my head up and down 20-30 degrees many many times a day (the Glass turns on&off) and that the time is just a group of pixels and it can be anything else really. A few months later, while walking into a meeting, I forgot I had my Glass on (yes, it happens)…
  • Wearable Technology Will Be Like Air

    Niv Calderon
    14 Aug 2014 | 2:54 pm
    The first startup I worked at in 2007 was called "Wiser Codes", we developed a BI artificial intelligence that will help businesses get better results online. I remember I had an idea back then, that I needed one place to read and write from/into all my online presence (read everything, post everywhere, and have a unified social graph). You'll probably think of Hootsuite now (still not it in my opinion), but back then it was a new thing (and Facebook was smaller than Myspace), so from working on a BI startup we pivoted into social networks centered startup. Back then I remember…
  • Hack Valley – האקאתון מחשוב לביש 28-29 באוגוסט במודיעין

    Niv Calderon
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:26 am
    Hack Valley הוא האקאתון טכנולוגיות לבישות שמופק ע"י מתחם היזמות MESH  במודיעין, ארגון MTC לבני נוער, וקהילת Wearable Valley בפייסבוק. ההאקאתון פתוח לכל העוסקים או רוצים להתנסות בפיתוח טכנולוגיות לבישות. בהאקאתון יקחו חלק בני נוער שעוסקים בתכנות, עיצוב ויזמות רגע לפני גיוס ליחידות הטכנולוגיות.  הערבוב של צעירים ומבוגרים נועד להשיג שתי…
  • First Case Study for Google Glass for Advertising That I Know Of

    Niv Calderon
    3 Aug 2014 | 12:12 pm
    A couple of Glassware developers called LiveLens decide to develop an app that records your day, a few seconds each time, a sort of Magisto for Glass. Now, one of the hardest things to do these days within the Glass ecosystem is A- to get into the official Glassware appstore (you can look inside only if you're a Glass Explorer) and B- to get your app known to the public with the independent websites that "host" Glass apps like Glass App Source and Glass Application List. Ok, now think marketing. Here is what appeared on the web: A video that showed a thief making off with…
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    Daily News Alert from Israel - COP/JCPA

  • Paradigm Change for Solving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Editorial - Prime Minister Netanyahu broke new ground in his speech Monday before the UN General Assembly, speaking of a "historic opportunity." Countries in the region that were antagonistic toward Israel - ostensibly because of its conflict with the Palestinians - increasingly realize that they share common interests with the Jewish state. Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE all see a nuclear Iran, an exultant Islamic State, and a reactionary Muslim Brotherhood as direct threats. Jews share with the Christians, Kurds and Yazidis of the region similar threats and interests as well. For…
  • British Jets Strike IS Targets in Iraq

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (BBC News) RAF jets have carried out their first strikes on Islamic State targets in northwestern Iraq in support of Kurdish units, attacking a "heavy weapon position" and an armed pick-up truck.
  • Police Suspect Palestinians in Israeli Death at Construction Site

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Ha'aretz) Yaniv Kubovich - Israeli police are investigating the death of Netanel Arami, 26, the owner of a rappelling company, who died after falling from the 11th floor of a building under construction. Police investigators found that the cable he was tied to had been deliberately cut. The only other people in the vicinity at the time of Arami's death were Palestinian workers.
  • Photos after U.S. Airstrike on Khorasan Group - a Unit of the Nusra Front

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Al-Aan TV-Dubai) Jenan Moussa - Al Aan TV has received access to the bombed out headquarters of the Khorasan group in Syria. Sources say that thirteen members of the Wolf unit of the Nusra Front lived in the compound, which was hit by U.S. airstrikes. Most of them are non-Syrian al-Qaeda members who have a history in Pakistan and Afghanistan and are now present inside Syria. 50 members of the Nusra Front died in the air raids, 200 escaped alive.
  • U.S. Continues Airstrikes Against ISIS

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Wall Street Journal) Felicia Schwartz - The U.S. continued military operations against Islamic State militants on Monday and Tuesday, conducting 11 strikes in Syria and another 11 in Iraq, military officials said.
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    The ESSENTIAL guide to Israel |

  • AMAZING Yom Kippur photos that show just how unique this holiday is…

    27 Sep 2014 | 10:07 pm
    Yom Kippur is Israel’s unique gift to the world. A 25 hour glimpse of life without the hustle and bustle of traffic, mindless reality TV, and people that generally suck. Because Yom Kippur just makes all that crap vanish for a few hours… If you need more details, click here for more about the ins and outs of this unique Jewish holiday. Here are some of the pictures we’ve come across, or taken ourselves, which in our opinion, sum up Yom Kippur perfectly… Photo by Daniel Bar On Photo by Ofir Cohen – click to BIG! Photo by Itay Levin Photo by Moti Milrod Photo by…
  • Just how many people are there living in Israel in 2014?

    21 Sep 2014 | 1:56 am
    With the Jewish New Year upon us, it’s time for some annual Ministry of Interior statistics! Israel is definitely a growing country, so if you were ever wondering just how many people are living here, read on below… In September 2014, the official population of Israel is now 8,904,373 (last year it was 8,730,562)! The most popular name for newborn boys: Yosef (followed by Daniel, Uri, and Itay) The most popular name for newborn girls: Tamar (followed by Noa, Shira, and Adel) Over the Jewish year, from September 2013 to September 2014, there were some 18,638,796 border crossings,…
  • Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett LIVE in Tel Aviv (VIDEO)

    14 Sep 2014 | 7:34 am
    Lady Gaga’s concert in Tel Aviv last night was a big success, at least according to friends and online reports. It might have pulled in a smaller audience (some 20,000) than the biggie concerts earlier this year, including of course Justin Timberlake and the Rolling Stones, but the Lady is a performer, no question about it! And the rumor that she might team up with legendary crooner Tony Bennett, who is also in town for a concert tonight, proved true! The unlikely duo have recently teamed up for a collaboration project called Cheek to Cheek. So, here they are together in Tel Aviv, Lady…
  • Summer in Israel (VIDEO)

    5 Sep 2014 | 7:23 am
    Oh yeh, there might be wars and rockets now and again, but summers in Israel, they’re pretty darned hard to beat! This is a great video, created by videographers Shai Cohen and Jonathan Karmi as a submission for the Neumann Films Short Film Competition, and takes me back to my first days in Israel, when the sun was shining, the beach was empty, and the surf a rolling… Take 3 minutes out of your life and sit back and enjoy… Click here to view the embedded video.
  • Rock legends KISS lineup a summer 2015 concert in Tel Aviv!

    5 Sep 2014 | 12:42 am
    Hard rock legends KISS have confirmed they will be performing in Israel in the summer of 2015 as part of their world tour! The band, led by frontman Gene Simmons (real name Haim Witz, an Israeli originally from Haifa!), will be coming to Israel for the first time ever, and are scheduled to play in Tel Aviv – the exact venue will be determined in the near future. Simmons has suggested in the recent past that KISS would be playing in Israel, and it looks like he’s come good (at least according to local press)! We’re not sure if we can expect the theatrics of their amazing…
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    Life in Israel

  • Facebook Status of the Day

    Rafi G.
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:51 am
    Post by Tamar Lasson Weissman.halevai we (myself included) should all have this attitude about shmitta, and other mitzvot related to Eretz Yisrael, and not look at it as a bother and annoyance.------------------------------------------------------Reach thousands of readers with your ad by advertising on Life in Israel------------------------------------------------------
  • Quote of the Day

    Rafi G.
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:28 am
    Our connection to this land is strong and deep. This has been our land for more than 3000 years. Many nations have come and gone, while we have remained on this land... What is Netanyahu's connection to this land? He has no connection to it. He can go back to his roots in Brooklyn or anywhere else. Ask any Palestinian about his sources, and he will spread before you the entire chain of his family.. we are masters of this land since the beginning of history. Foreigners have no place here.Whoever does not learn from history will not be able to learn anything. Using force wont bring about…
  • RBS C residents upset about lack of shuls and infrastructure

    Rafi G.
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:17 am
    The residents of RBS C are complaining once again about the lack of infrastructure in the new neighborhood.The first time (that I know of) was about the lack of a mikva in the neighborhood. No mikva has yet been built, and the city has not yet even begun construction on the one that will eventually be built. The mayors response is that the mikva is two and a half years away. New neighborhoods don't have all the necessary resources, and that's the way it is. People need to be patient.After that we had the lack of school buildings, and gans being opened up in residential buildings. After…
  • Badatz Eida says to use money for kapparos instead of chickens

    Rafi G.
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:02 am
    I am not a fan of doing kapparos with chickens, and I am happy the government is trying to straighten things out, keep it limited to specific areas and minimize the tzaar baalei chaim as much as possible, but I am not against the minhag in general for people who prefer the chicken method rather than the tzedaka money method.That being said, the Badatz Eida made a dramatic, and perhaps historic, decision today, and I am happy about it.The restrictions on kapparos imposed by the Ministry of Agriculure have done their damage to the minhag. The restrictions make it difficult for those looking for…
  • MK Dov Lipman speaks at the AACI Memorial Ceremony (video)

    Rafi G.
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:53 am
    Member of Knesset Rabbi Dov Lipman (Yesh Atid) speaks at the ceremony marking the addition of five names to the AACI Memorial for American and Canadian citizens who have perished fighting in the IDF or in terror attacks - September 2014------------------------------------------------------Reach thousands of readers with your ad by advertising on Life in Israel------------------------------------------------------
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    This Ongoing War: A Blog

  • 1-Oct-14: Gaza's rockets and how Palestinian Arab sentiment about them points to where we are heading

    This Ongoing War
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:50 am
    By popular demand, children are thoroughly integrated within the Islamist Palestinian Arab strategy: scene at a Hamas event in Nablus, August 29, 2014 [Image Source: AP/Nasser Ishtayeh]A reminder (one of several we could offer) of why this blog has the name that it does.Or Heller, in an article published yesterday by, says the rocket people in Hamas have just fired off a test rocket for the fifth time since Operation Protective Edge ended a month ago. Their launch site is where the now-destroyed Israeli agricultural community of Netzarim (a mango plantation, a vineyard,…
  • 30-Sep-14: Martyrs and monsters

    This Ongoing War
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:24 am
    The street scene outside the burnt-out hide-away in Hebron after the elimination of the fugitives in a firefight [Image Source]The kidnapping and cold-blooded murder of three unarmed teen-age Israeli boys in June 2014 horrified and to a great extent united the Israeli public. The names and fates of Eyal Yifrach, 19, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Frenkel, 16, implanted in the Israeli collective consciousness since the events of three months ago, make concrete the terrorist passions animating the Islamist savages just across Israel's border with the Gaza Strip and the murder-addicted…
  • 28-Sep-14: Just another armed young man who slipped through the fence looking for victims

    This Ongoing War
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:16 am
    Children of the Kibbutz Alumim community doing art therapy,August 2014 [Image Source]No one was killed. And even more significantly, no Israeli killed any Arab. But this is still a news story of significance because it makes concrete the danger of living side-by-side with millions of people who are, daily, fed a cultural diet of "Thou shalt kill because this is what is expected of you".From the Times of Israel this afternoon (Sunday):An 18-year-old Palestinian male armed with a knife and a pick was arrested Sunday near Kibbutz Alumim in the Sdot Negev Regional Council. A security coordinator…
  • 27-Sep-14: People drowning at sea, and the bottomless, money-driven, Arab-on-Arab contempt behind it

    This Ongoing War
    27 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Protesting outside the Red Cross in Gaza, September 22, 2014 [Image Source]Several reports, like the one carried by a Palestinian Arab newsagency, Ma'an, in the past week have described tragic deaths at sea of hundreds of "migrants to Europe".More than two weeks after a boat carrying migrants to Europe sunk off the coast of Malta, none of the bodies of Palestinians who are thought to have drowned at sea have been recovered by search teams. Eight Palestinians are known to have survived the Sept. 6 shipwreck that killed around 500 migrants, and they are being cared for between Italy, Greece,…
  • 24-Sep-14: Forward-looking statements (and reflections on the past) about the new year that starts tonight

    This Ongoing War
    24 Sep 2014 | 4:25 am
    Screenshot from the new Malki Foundation Blog. Clicking therebrings up the electronic version of the new brochure for The Malki FoundationWe don't make a secret here that we are passionate promoters (unpaid and non-executive) of a charity that bears our murdered daughter's name and that does really good non-sectarian, strictly non-political work very efficiently. It's a small not-for-profit whose ethical standards match our expectations (we defined them when we founded the organization) and which we wish more people actively supported. An honest charity that achieves what it says it wants to…
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    Dead Sea Fun

  • Rami's Guide to Hiking in the Dead Sea Area

    Sue Schoenfeld
    27 Sep 2014 | 10:35 am
    The mountain slopes on the west side of the Dead Sea are full of amazing rivers (that are usually dry) and canyons. You can choose out of many levels of difficulty, from walks suitable for families with little children to climbing in the most dangerous routes.   Read the full article at 
  • Side Trip: Adama International Dance Festival in Mitzpe Ramon, October 8-10, 2014

    Sue Schoenfeld
    26 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    The Adama International Dance Festival will take place in Mitzpe Ramon, Israel, on October 8 - 10, 2014. Featuring the Liat Dror Nir Ben Gal Dance Company, the dance festival includes many workshops and classes at multiple skill levels, evening dance performances and dance parties that last all night. Overnight camping in the beautiful Negev desert area is available in the nearby Adama Garden.   For information   To buy tickets YouTube
  • Israeli Firm Looks to Keep Solar Power Generators Running at Night

    Sue Schoenfeld
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:40 pm
    NEGEV DESERT Israel (Reuters) – An Israeli solar power company, Brenmiller Energy, says it has developed a new, more efficient way to store heat from the sun that could give a boost to the thermal solar power industry by enabling plants to run at full capacity night and day. By next year company founder Avi Brenmiller said he will have a 1.5 megawatt (MW), 15-acre (6-hectare) site in the Negev desert connected to Israel's national grid, and a number of 10 to 20-MW pilots abroad are expected to follow, which will produce electricity at a price which competes with power from…
  • A Walk in Nahal Qumran

    Sue Schoenfeld
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Nahal Qumran runs through the Judean Desert and runs through a dramatic gorge towards the Dead Sea by the ancient village of Qumran. Nahal Qumran is accessible from the Qumran National Park – just follow the green trail markers. The climb is fairly short but can be a little challenging in places, but the views from the top are extremely rewarding. Following the trail west into the desert hills reveals some dramatic scenery.   Read the full article at  YouTube
  • Registration is Open for Veolia Desert Challenge and Israman Triathlon

    Sue Schoenfeld
    20 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Sign up for the Veolia Desert Challenge Festival – December 12-13, 2014, Israel's biggest mountain biking and off-road running event – at the lowest place on earth!   Sign up for the Israman Negev Full and Half Iron Distance Triathlon – January 30, 2015, one of the toughest triathlon races in the world.
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