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  • ADL: Killing of N.Y. police officers ‘heinous, senseless, shocking’

    JTA Breaking News
    Marcy Oster
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:57 pm
    (JTA) — The Anti-Defamation League called the killing of two New York Police Department officers a “heinous, senseless and shocking assault.” The officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, were shot in the head through the window of their patrol car in Brooklyn on Saturday afternoon. Shortly before the killings, the gunman, identified as Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, threatened to shoot two “pigs” in retaliation for death of Eric Garner at the hands of police officers in July. “I’m putting Wings on Pigs Today,” Brinsley wrote on Instagram minutes before the attack. Brinsley…
  • Can Liberal Zionists Count On Hillary Clinton?

    NYT > Israel
    20 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    With Israel turning rightward and U.S. politicians following, what’s a left-leaning American Jewish voter to do?
  • Israel arrests more from Jewish extremist group

    Israel News
    21 Dec 2014 | 12:17 am
    Israeli police on Tuesday arrested 10 Jewish activists from an extre... Authorities say two New York Police Department officers are in critical condition after being shot inside their patrol car, and the suspect is believed dead. A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two officers in a patrol car and shot them to death in broad daylight Saturday... A spokesman for Muhammad Ali says the former heavyweight boxing champion has been hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia.
  • WikiLeaks publishes CIA tips for traveling spies

    ynet - Updates for RSS
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:44 pm
  • The new Euro-Muslim states

    ynet - Opinion
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Op-ed: The Westernization of the Arab world has been replaced with the Islamization of Europe. The Arab League boycotted Israel from its very first day, and the 'European Union' with its new Muslim masters may now follow in its footsteps.
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  • ADL: Killing of N.Y. police officers ‘heinous, senseless, shocking’

    Marcy Oster
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:57 pm
    (JTA) — The Anti-Defamation League called the killing of two New York Police Department officers a “heinous, senseless and shocking assault.” The officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, were shot in the head through the window of their patrol car in Brooklyn on Saturday afternoon. Shortly before the killings, the gunman, identified as Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, threatened to shoot two “pigs” in retaliation for death of Eric Garner at the hands of police officers in July. “I’m putting Wings on Pigs Today,” Brinsley wrote on Instagram minutes before the attack. Brinsley…
  • Zelikows endow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management at HUC

    Marcy Oster
    21 Dec 2014 | 11:40 am
    (JTA) — Hebrew Union College’s School of Jewish Nonprofit Management will be renamed in honor of Marcie and Howard Zelikow after the couple provided a multi-million dollar donation. The Zelikows provided a $5 million endowment along with a $1 million commitment for current operations to the Los Angeles school, HUC announced Sunday. The official dedication of the school will take place Feb. 8. “Our investment in the Zelikow School is an investment in the Jewish future,” Marcie Zelikow, the immediate past chair of the school’s Advisory Board and a member of the…
  • Harvard caterer: Politics affected decision to stop buying SodaStream

    Marcy Oster
    21 Dec 2014 | 11:22 am
    (JTA) — Harvard University Dining Services admitted it made a mistake in deciding to stop buying SodaStream equipment. In a statement e-mailed Thursday to the student newspaper, The Crimson, dining services spokesperson Crista Martin said the service “mistakenly factored political concerns” into its decision. “As the President and Provost have made clear, our procurement decisions should not be driven by community members’ views on matters of political controversy,” Martin said. The dining service agreed to remove SodaStream labels on existing water machines and purchase new…
  • Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick seeking higher spot on Likud slate

    Marcy Oster
    21 Dec 2014 | 10:10 am
    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick, who was seriously injured in an October assassination attempt, will run in the Likud Party primaries. Glick, who is recovering from an Oct. 29 shooting outside a Jerusalem conference center where he spoke on the Jewish right to pray on the Temple Mount, is seeking the number 33 spot on the Likud candidate list, which is reserved for a resident of the West Bank. Glick was number 56 in the last election, in which the combined Likud-Yisrael Beiteinu list garnered a total of 31 seats in the 19th Knesset. Likud has 18 seats in the…
  • Son of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel robbed, assaulted

    Marcy Oster
    21 Dec 2014 | 8:36 am
    (JTA) — The son of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was robbed and assaulted outside his home. Zach Emanuel, 17, was put in a chokehold and robbed of his cell phone up the street from his home on Friday night. The family left the following day on a long-planned vacation, the Chicago Tribune reported, citing the mayor’s spokesman. Emanuel, son of Chicago’s first Jewish mayor and a former aide in the Obama and Clinton administrations , was talking on his cell phone near his Ravenswood neighborhood home when he was attacked and robbed. The two male assailants forced him to enter his…
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  • Israel arrests more from Jewish extremist group

    21 Dec 2014 | 12:17 am
    Israeli police on Tuesday arrested 10 Jewish activists from an extre... Authorities say two New York Police Department officers are in critical condition after being shot inside their patrol car, and the suspect is believed dead. A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two officers in a patrol car and shot them to death in broad daylight Saturday... A spokesman for Muhammad Ali says the former heavyweight boxing champion has been hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia.
  • Among 2014's notable deaths: 2 who reshaped lives after violence, and stars who died too soon

    20 Dec 2014 | 8:07 pm
    They each turned a moment of violence into a call to action. For James Brady, that moment came when he was shot and wounded by a would-be presidential assassin.
  • Top news of 2014 left public grasping for answers

    20 Dec 2014 | 7:07 pm
    More than nine months after searchers began scouring the seas for a Malaysia Airlines jetliner that vanished with 239 people aboard, the catastrophe defies resolution. The long hunt for clues to Flight 370's fate set the tone for many of the headlines that defined 2014.
  • Ben-Gurion hero needed in Israel to test for `hope' before 2015 election

    20 Dec 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu has set new elections in Israel for March 17. Israel has had critical elections before, but this could be its most important, because the Israeli right today is no longer dominated by security hawks and free-marketeers like Netanyahu. It is dominated by West Bank settlers and scary religious-nationalist zealots like Naftali Bennett, who, if they run the next government and effectively annex the West Bank, will lead Israel into a dark corner, increasingly alienated from Europe, America and the next generation of American Jews.
  • Inside Israel, 8:33 PMMKs Fire Back at Livni's 'Leftist Subversion' in Kerry Appeal

    20 Dec 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Jewish Home Chairman and Economics Minister Naftali Bennett sharply criticized former Justice Minister Tzipi Livni on Saturday night, after diplomats from the EU and US told Foreign Policy magazine that she appealed to John Kerry to stall a Palestinian Authority UN draft resolution solely to prevent Bennett and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu from winning more votes in the upcoming elections. "Tzipi Livni has hit rock-bottom in political subversion," Bennett stated, "by going behind the back of the sitting government to help schedule operations that will harm Israel and doing everything to…
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    ynet - Opinion

  • The new Euro-Muslim states

    21 Dec 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Op-ed: The Westernization of the Arab world has been replaced with the Islamization of Europe. The Arab League boycotted Israel from its very first day, and the 'European Union' with its new Muslim masters may now follow in its footsteps.
  • Israeli-Palestinian conflict won't resolve itself

    21 Dec 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Op-ed: Instead of initiating negotiations for a regional agreement, Prime Minister Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ya'alon are insisting there is no solution and that all we can do is 'manage the conflict.'
  • Gaza rocket could start a fire

    21 Dec 2014 | 12:14 am
    Analysis: Since end of Operation Protective Edge, Israel has favored calm in Gaza vicinity over renewed conflict with Hamas. But fiery elections in Israel and shaky humanitarian and political situation in Strip may lead to security deterioration.
  • We're not going to get another miracle

    20 Dec 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Op-ed: There's a gap in understanding. Netanyahu's two-state solution includes a small, demilitarized state on the basis of PA territory. The West heard what it wanted to hear - a state along the 1967 lines.
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  • Syria claims to down Israeli drone over Quneitra

    21 Dec 2014 | 2:35 pm
    UAV, said to be Skylark I drone, reportedly downed by the Syrian army near the Druze village of Hadar, a pro-Assad stronghold.
  • Man shouting 'Allahu Akbar' drives into crowd in France, injuring 11

    21 Dec 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Media reports attacker may be mentally ill and will be taken to psychiatric hospital; police search for two other people reportedly seen in vehicle.
  • Hebrew Bibles reunited after 350 years

    21 Dec 2014 | 2:02 pm
    After donation of ancient manuscript by filmmaker, Haifa University discovers a nearly identical copy written by the same person in Germany in 1667.
  • Peres: Dimona reactor was first step to Oslo

    20 Dec 2014 | 12:30 pm
    In frank interview, Israeli icon recalls his many contributions to the Jewish State's nuclear weapons program, including creation of 'ambiguity' policy.
  • Shas women are starting afresh

    20 Dec 2014 | 6:18 am
    After hurling insults and accusations at one another, Shas' first ladies Adina Bar-Shalom - daughter of movement founder Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, and Yaffa Deri - wife of party chairman Aryeh Deri, have apologized to each other and are now looking ahead to helping their haredi sisters by leading women advisory council in Shas.
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    ynet - Jewish Scene

  • Teen gets educational punishment for threatening Jewish kids

    21 Dec 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Australian youth who terrorized children on a school bus with threats of slitting their throats and anti-Semitic chants will be required to attend a Shabbat meal, visit Sydney Jewish Museum and read Holocaust literature.
  • A lone grave in the desert

    19 Dec 2014 | 1:45 pm
    How can you argue with a rabbi who looks you in the eye and tells you that your deceased mother was not Jewish?
  • Synagogue fashion show sparks outcry

    19 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Models in revealing attire walk runway alongside Torah ark at Tel Aviv's Beit El synagogue, setting off storm in haredi media and social networks.
  • 2014 sees 7% increase in North American aliyah

    18 Dec 2014 | 7:16 am
    A total of 3,762 Jews from US and Canada and 525 from UK fulfilled their dream to immigrate to Israel in the past year, Nefesh B'Nefesh reports.
  • The Zohar's secrets of sexuality

    18 Dec 2014 | 3:38 am
    'The Lost Key,' a revolutionary documentary film which has been endorsed by rabbis, seeks to 'bring sex back into the spiritual experience in which two become one,' producer says.
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    Intellect or Insanity, Jonathan Klinger's Blog

  • Microsoft Open Source Patent License: Bad Flavor?

    6 Dec 2014 | 2:55 am
    Last week, Microsoft released the core of its .net framework under a permissive MIT License, and readjusted its clocks to fit the new millennium. Until recently, Microsoft’s approach toward open source was like its approach to everything else: do what others do, but with our flavor. While most of the world used three major open source licenses: GPLv2, MIT and BSD, Microsoft favoured the MS-PL and MS-RL: it’s own flavor of licenses, which, well, were not quite compatible with the existing licensing scheme. The difference between the “standard” MIT/BSD Licenses, that say…
  • Privacy By Design [2014] : Plan Your Apps

    27 May 2014 | 9:15 am
    [Based on my WordCamp 2014 Presentation, Prezi here] 0. Take a look at this video about Woosh Water‘s project. Woosh provide an amazing service, where the ordinary municipal water fountains were replaced by hi-tech fountains, providing clean water for residents, with user experience and less of the dirt and homelessness affiliated with water fountains. Their project seems, at first glance, as amazing. However, when you inspect the service in depth, some things change. 1. In order to provide their service, Woosh require that you register and receive a wireless token. When you use…
  • Israeli Waze hit with GPL class action lawsuit: plaintiff requests source code.

    27 Mar 2014 | 5:47 am
    An interesting class action lawsuit has been brought in Israel against Waze, the Israeli navigation company who were acquired by Google last year. The class action raises an interesting question: according to the class action plaintiff, Mr. Roey Gorodish, Waze was first released as GPLv2 licensed software (which require to provide end-users with the original source code), and the data which Waze uses is based on a warranty to the Waze community to maintain it free. Such warranty was provided via freemap’s data (which Waze used), who selected to license it under the GPL, as well as under…
  • PRISM? Come to Israel to study our surveillance state.

    10 Jun 2013 | 3:51 am
    It seems that those who were astonished, abhorred, enraged or outraged from finding out that the National Security Agency (NSA) tracked millions of united states citizens and did so with the cooperation of numerous internet service providers, telecommunication companies and web-based hosting services had not even bothered to read the news in the last decade and to see reports on unauthorized searches in computers and about the way that the law authorities act. We, as Israelies, can only be jealous of the public outrage from such authoritarian conduct, because, well, in Israel, the situation…
  • Israeli Bill to Block Access to Gambling & Child Porn Websites

    22 Dec 2012 | 2:42 am
    0. Israel is to attempt, again, to pass a bill that authorizes police officers to issue warrants to Internet service providers to block or restrict access to specific websites involved either in gambling, child pornography or copyright infringement. The bill itself proposes that such administrative procedures shall be clandestine and that court decisions shall be made ex-parte, where some of the court’s ruling will not be even disclosed to the owner of the website, and the court may hear and use inadmissible evidence. In my opinion, one of the saddest things in a democracy is that…
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  • The Truth About Hanukkah

    Varda Epstein
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:13 am
    It’s Hanukkah and I am in hiding. I don’t want to see Facebook posts and news items about weird creative Hanukkah candelabras in which each flame stands for some new-fangled liberal cause. I don’t want to see the significance of potato pancakes explained to senators or read that Obama is Jewish in his soul. I want to keep Hanukkah close to my heart, away from those who would tamper with its true meaning which is this: The Jews fought a war against assimilation and won. Those flickering Hanukkah lights have nothing to do with equality, integration, and multiculturalism. They have nothing…
  • Netanyahu and Modi’s Burgeoning Bromance?

    Aussie Dave
    21 Dec 2014 | 12:14 am
    A few days ago, Indian PM Narendra Modi sent out a Hanukkah greeting in Hebrew. Then this happened: @narendramodi इसराइल राष्ट्र के सभी लोगों की ओर से, आपकी हॅनुक्का की शुभकामनाओं के लिये बहुत बहुत धन्यवाद — PM of Israel (@IsraeliPM) December 19, 2014 Translation: On behalf of all the people of the nation of Israel, thank you very much for your good wishes for Hanukka. Coming soon:
  • Best of 2014: Top 10 Separated at Births (Poll)

    Aussie Dave
    20 Dec 2014 | 10:45 pm
    This post will remain at the top until voting closes midnight Wednesday December 31st It’s that time of the year again… What is the best Israellycool Separated at Birth for 2014? All you have to do is vote in the poll underneath the following entries. The poll closes December 31st. I’ll publish the results of your votes the early next year. Palestinian olive tree hugger and Luke Skywalker (first posted Dec 7th) Some Hamashole and Ringo Starr (first posted Aug 31st) William Schabas and Droopy Dog (first posted Aug 14th) Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri and Walter White/Heisenberg (first posted…
  • Gaza’s Self-Proclaimed “Modern Anne Frank” Caught In A Lie

    Aussie Dave
    20 Dec 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Remember the palestinian tweeter farah_gazan,who used to describe herself as the “modern Anne Frank of Gaza-Palestine”? An hour ago, she tweeted this: Strawberry from Gazan lands #Gaza — Guess What (@Farah_Gazan) December 20, 2014 A reverse image search indicates the photo on the left was first posted on a Russian forum in 2008. The photo on the right is from North Carolina. Make no mistake about it. This tweeter sought out photos of strawberries and deliberately tried to pass them off as being from Gaza. I am guessing she did it to make Gaza look…
  • Photo Of The Day: The Fan

    Aussie Dave
    20 Dec 2014 | 1:31 pm
    The other day I speculated as to why the EU court ruled that Hamas should be removed from the European Union’s terrorist list. Here’s an additional, possible reason: they treat special needs people equally. [source]
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    Chayyei Sarah

  • Moscow (Part XXIV - The Matrushka Doll Museum)

    24 Nov 2014 | 7:41 am
    (Click here for Parts I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII,VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII, XIX, XX, XXI, XXII, and XXIII)The next day, Monday, was my LAST DAY in Moscow, and I still had not gone to the Kremlin OR the Matrushka Doll Museum, but meanwhile I was scheduled to be back at The Jewish Agency in the afternoon for some meetings. I needed to make the morning COUNT.I looked at a map and decided to take a taxi to the Doll Museum first, since it was way out of the way, to…
  • Moscow (Part XXIII - Sunday at The Jewish Agency)

    12 Nov 2014 | 9:49 am
    (Click here for Parts I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII,VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII, XIX, XX, XXI and XXII.)Most people don’t realize that The Jewish Agency is involved in a lot more than “just” immigration to Israel. Among lots of other things, the Sochnut, as it’s known in Hebrew, has a hand in an incredible variety and scope of Jewish education programs around the world, especially in the former Soviet Union and South America. There are children in the former…
  • Moscow (Part XXII - The Kremlin)

    12 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    (Click here for Parts I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII,VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII, XIX, XX, and XXI.)Sunday morning shone bright and cold, and I was ready to see the Kremlin! My feet still hurt real bad in those boots, and because of the toe I’d squashed at the Jewish Museum, but I hardly felt sick anymore at all, I had money in my wallet, and I was on my way!I looked carefully at the maps and saw that if I got off the subway at the “Biblioteka” stop, I could then walk…
  • 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…
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  • Fifth Light

    Meryl Yourish
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:26 pm
  • Fourth Light

    Meryl Yourish
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:10 pm
  • Third light

    Meryl Yourish
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:24 pm
  • Second Light

    Meryl Yourish
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:55 am
  • Virtual menorah 2014

    Meryl Yourish
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:16 pm
    I think it’s time for a new virtual menorah. Here are all of mine in one picture.Happy Hanukkah to all of my Jewish readers!
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    Benji Lovitt

  • How to Appreciate Chanukah Like a Jedi

    12 Dec 2014 | 3:07 am
    Just after Thanksgiving, the most anticipated movie trailer of the decade was released, starting the countdown to the release of the new “Star Wars” movie. Around the same time, Jews around the world began to count down the nights until Chanukah.  After I stumbled upon this list of the top 100 movie lines in history with a certain Jedi mantra at #8, I started thinking….8th most famous movie quote….8 nights of Chanukah….surely the similarities didn’t stop there. Could “Star Wars” be the ultimate Chanukah movie? Without further ado, here’s a quick comparison of the…
  • Can We Please Not Call This an Intifada Just Yet?

    22 Nov 2014 | 11:37 pm
    My latest on the Times of Israel. Nothing funny here… For years after Michael Jordan became the greatest basketball player in the world, the media sought to anoint the heir to this throne. “Is this the next Jordan? Is that the next Jordan?” Sometimes before the prospect had even played a game in the NBA. Eventually the alternate opinions spoke up, saying: “Enough. Let the next legendary player evolve naturally and *become* great; he can’t be crowned before he’s done a thing.” People’s impatience, tendency to rush to judgment, and desire to “be first to report”…
  • Top 11 AP headlines in history

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:41 am
    Yesterday, a Palestinian terrorist drove his car into a crowd of people waiting for a train. A three-month old baby was killed. A police officer shot the fleeing murderer. The Associated Press (AP) found it appropriate to report the story with the following headline. If that’s not the most ridiculous journalistic account of an event, I don’t know what is. Well done, AP. The headline has since been changed. Too little, too late. On that note, let’s take a look back at the top 11 AP headlines throughout history. 11. Titanic Assaults Iceberg 10. Princess Di Terrorizes Streets of Paris 9.
  • My American Month

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:29 pm
    Boker tov from autumnal Tel Aviv-it’s officially acharei hachagim (after the holidays) which means you have to start doing all those things you put off. It’s been busy here in Beit Lovitt. Like a lot of people here, I kept working during the chagim (not ON the chagim but all the off-days) preparing for my next trip to the States. So far in 2014, I’ve been to the US for a quick trip for Limmud NY, then over Purim for shows, then again for Yom Haatzmaut, and then for a family simcha. Add that to my annual fall tour and I’ll have been to the US five times by the time 2014 comes to a…
  • El Al Service Policy Revealed

    2 Oct 2014 | 7:09 am
    My latest on the Times of Israel. El Al made the news recently after the disruption of one of their flights by some Haredi passengers who caused flight delays during the seating process. The Times of Israel has managed to obtain a copy of El Al’s most recent customer service policy. El Al is committed to ensuring that your air travel experience will be the most Israeli experience possible. Our commitment and responsibilities are as follows: Affordability El Al will continue to provide the highest fare possible to our customers. If a higher fare is found with another airline, we will match…
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    This Normal Life

  • The Evolutionary Inevitability of the Jewish State Bill

    18 Dec 2014 | 3:25 am
    It’s already hard to remember, with election fever raging all around us, what triggered this expensive, unnecessary mess we’re now in. I’m talking about the “Jewish State” bill, of course. It wasn’t the only culprit, but it was a big one. What’s most interesting about the Jewish State law is not whether it was a deliberate provocation intended to force a change in government or whether it will return after the next Knesset is formed. Rather it’s that, from an evolutionary point of view, how unsurprising and in some ways even inevitable this bill is. My thinking comes from…
  • Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

    30 Nov 2014 | 12:21 pm
    When we made aliyah 20 years ago, did we come expecting that there would be war in our future? On a certain level, I suppose we knew that we were moving to a dangerous neighborhood and that conflict was probable. But we repressed that kind of thinking. You had to – why would we willingly uproot our family to put them in harm’s way? So we told ourselves stories: Peace is just around the corner. Wars are yesterday’s news. Soon we’ll be able to drive to Damascus for an exotic weekend and authentic baklava. So when the inevitable fighting came – and in my years here, I’ve lived…
  • Hillel vs. Shamai or When is it OK to Tell Your Wife’s Friend She Looks Fabulous?

    17 Nov 2014 | 8:08 am
    The sign on my front door read, “Men, please announce yourself.” It was a Friday around 1:00 PM and my arms were filled with pre-Shabbat shopping: challah from Pe’er, still moist chocolate rugalach from Marzipan, eggplant dip in Thailandi sauce from Tzidkiyahu. The Jerusalem Post, of course. I walked right in.“Don’t come up!” my wife Jody called down immediately from the living room, up a half flight of stairs, as she detected my familiar shuffle. “There are women changing up here! And you’re the only man in the house.”Not exactly a “house” anymore. Our Jerusalem…
  • Tragedy in Nepal Brings Back Trekking Memories

    31 Oct 2014 | 8:34 am
    The tragedy in Nepal two weeks ago, where 40 trekkers, including four Israelis, lost their lives in a sudden freak snowstorm along the well-traveled Annapurna route brought back a flood of memories from my own trip to the Nepalese Himalayas. In 2011, my family and I went hiking in the same Annapurna region, and, although we didn’t navigate across the 5,400-meter high Thorong La Pass – which saw the brunt of the storm and most of the casualties when near zero visibility and sub zero temperatures shocked travelers who set out on what seemed an ordinary, October clear sky day – we trekked…
  • Members of the Tribe

    17 Oct 2014 | 4:18 am
    Birds do the nuttiest things. In a flock, some of the birds will voluntarily serve as sentries, scanning the horizon for predators and calling out warnings. Having a sentry is good for the group but bad for the sentry, which has less time to search for food and, by issuing a warning call, is more likely to be spotted by the predator. Why do they do it then? And how, if Darwin’s theory of natural selection holds, does a sentry gene get passed on if in fact many of the sentries wind up sacrificing their lives for the greater good of the group? This was one of the questions raised in an…
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    Daniel Pipes :: Writings

  • An Arab Prince Denounces Islamism

    11 Dec 2014 | 5:20 am
    In a remarkable but thus-far unnoticed address on Dec. 5, Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, the crown prince of Bahrain (an island kingdom in the Persian Gulf and home to the U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet), candidly analyzed the Islamist enemy and suggested
  • Is CAIR a Terror Group?

    28 Nov 2014 | 11:20 am
    We who follow the Islamist movement fell off our collective chair on Nov. 15 when the news came that the United Arab Emirates' ministerial cabinet had listed the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) as one of 83 proscribed terrorist
  • Adding Turkey to the "State Sponsors of Terrorism" List

    28 Nov 2014 | 6:15 am
    According to Israeli intelligence, Hamas has moved its outside-Gaza headquarters from Damascus to Istanbul; it is headed by Saleh al-Arouri, whom Israel Hayom calls "an infamous arch-terrorist believed to be responsible for dozens of attacks against
  • Thoughts on the P5+1 Negotiations with Tehran

    26 Nov 2014 | 6:04 pm
    The Nov. 24 deadline came and went for an agreement between the powers and the Islamic Republic of Iran; on that date, they managed only to extend the existing interim deal for another seven months. The ayatollah crowed and U.S. senators stewed. Looking
  • A Quiet Clash at the Swedish Foreign Ministry

    14 Nov 2014 | 4:29 am
    Sweden is arguably the most "European" of European countries by virtue of its historically cohesive nationhood ("one big family"), militaristic and socialist legacies, untrammeled immigration, unmatched political correctness, and a supercilious claim to
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    Good News from Israel

  • 488 Photos of the Chanukiyot Collection in Bukharim, Jerusalem

    11 Dec 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Hi Everyone!This week, I discovered the Chanukiyot Collection in Bukharim, Jerusalem.I posted the story posted the 488 photos!Please share the article and photos with your friends. Thank You!Shabbat Shalom,Jacob
  • Photos of a Fun Tour of Kfar Adumim

    10 Dec 2014 | 10:44 am
    Hi Everyone!This morning, I was on a 4 hour tour of Kfar Adumim.It was a lot of fun.A big Thank You! to Shelley Brinn of Tour Adumim who organized it.I took photos and posted them online the photos!Have a good night,Jacob
  • My Article: Shopping at Rami Levy in Mishor Adumim

    4 Dec 2014 | 10:52 am
    Hi Everyone!Today, I decided to write an article that expresses my opinion about recent events. I posted it also created a short url to the same share the article. Thank you.Shabbat Shalom,Jacob
  • Computer Jobs in Israel (CJI) Report - November 27, 2014

    27 Nov 2014 | 8:12 pm
    Hi Everyone! I just published the Computer Jobs in Israel Report for November 27, 2014. The report with 12 companies and 51 positions is online at: / Shabbat Shalom, Jacob
  • "Only in Israel" Photos

    27 Nov 2014 | 4:34 am
    Hi Everyone!This week I took two "Only in Israel" photos.The first was a Lost in Translation took the second photo before getting off the bus in can view additional Lost in Translation photos can view additional Hebrew signs at:!Shabbat Shalom,Jacob
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  • Hebrew Firsts

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:11 am
    A few 'firsts' in Hebrew. All stories mentioned here took place between the 3rd and 20th century, when Hebrew was (supposedly) 'dead'.If you know of earlier examples, I’d be glad to know.First medical treatiseThe first medical book in Hebrew is Sefer Harefuot (ספר הרפואות) - the Book of Medicines, written by Assaf ben Berechiah.  He was also known as Assaf Harofe (Doctor Assaf), and is commemorated by the Israeli hospital of that name.He lived in Israel around the 3rd-7th century, as can be seen (among other things) by the purity of his Hebrew and by the fact that he was…
  • Wanted: Dead, Alive or Hebrew

    14 Dec 2014 | 1:56 am
    As is commonly known, Hebrew was a dead language for close to 2000 years. As Israeli linguist Chaim Rabin explains:The speaking of Hebrew ceased about 200 CE (...) Since 1881 Hebrew again became a language spoken by the people.Note the exact date when Hebrew became a spoken language again.  1881.  Unsurprisingly, this is the same year when the first Zionist aliyah began and when Eliezer Ben Yehuda came to Israel.So what happened between 200 and 1881?  Hebrew was dead and Jews had no common language, right?As the Guardian puts it, in their review of Shlomo Sand's book:In 2009,…
  • The Rabbi Who Got Us To Sing

    5 Dec 2014 | 2:31 am
    393 years ago, at the beginning of Kislev (November 1621), Rabbi Isaiah Horovitz entered the gates of Jerusalem.  He commemorated this uplifting event by naming the prayerbook he wrote "The Gate of Heaven".The Parsha, the portion of the Torah read that week, was Vayetze, which tells us of Jacob's dream.  When Jacob wakes up, he looks around and says 'How full of awe is this place! this is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven' (Genesis 28, 17).The gate of heaven is Jerusalem.Rabbi Isaiah Horovitz is more well-known as the Shelah Hakodosh (The Holy Shelah).
  • Israeli History: UN, 9th century CE

    22 Nov 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Every Sabbath, Jews read a portion of the Torah (the parsha).  Today we read through the whole Torah in one year, but the ancient Israeli custom was to finish the Torah twice in a 7-year cycle.   The Midrash are compilations of ancient synagogue Sabbath sermons, originating from the period knows as the Dark Ages (3rd-13th centuries) and mostly written in Israel.  They generally follow the Israeli custom.   Most Midrash focus on the first verse or two of the Israeli 'seder', the 'portion of the week'.Midrash Tanhuma was written in Israel around the 9th century. Here is my…
  • The Holiest Sports Arena on Earth

    12 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    FirstEnergy Stadium, Madison Square Garden, Yankee Stadium?Rome's Coliseum?The Holiest Sports Arena on Earth is right here in Jerusalem...on the Temple Mount! Or as the rest of the world likes to refer to it, Haram al-Sharif.This holy place which "offends" Muslim leaders when Jews silently and peacefully walk through the area, is also the place where holy Muslim children play holy sports games, such as soccer (European football), volleyball and others.Yet it's a terrible provocation for Jews to walk there....let alone move their lips in silent prayer in the holiest sports arena on the…
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  • 10 ways to get more people to read your non-profit email newsletter

    Rebecca Markowitz
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:48 am
    Despite all the online marketing channels available to non-profits today (Facebook, Twitter, SEO, Adwords), only email consistently delivers a steady ROI (return on investment) and tangible results. But Facebook! you say. Well, check these stats out: Despite the rapid rise of social media, more online donations are made from a click in an e-newsletter than any other source. (Source: NPTech) 47% of Millennials prefer to learn about non-profits from email newsletters and 65% say they prefer non-profits to email them news and updates from the organization. (Source: Millennial Impact Report)…
  • I got to talk about the future of WordPress for two hours, and it was awesome. #WPThinkTank

    Miriam Schwab
    27 Feb 2014 | 7:52 am
    With WordPress powering over 20% of the web, millions are tied into it as it powers their blogs, sites and applications. Along with all those site owners and users, WordPress businesses like ours are among those invested in the future of WordPress. That’s why a bunch of us came together a few days ago for WPThinkTank to brainstorm together on issues that WordPress faces, and how we can work together to ensure a strong, WordPress future. WPThinkTank is the brainchild of Troy Dean, an energetic member of the WordPress community who is involved in many projects, including Video User…
  • SMX Israel 2014: the future of mobile SEO is here

    Miriam Schwab
    13 Feb 2014 | 8:02 am
    On January 26, SMX came to Israel again for the third time, and as usual it was great. Lunch was delicious, the wi-fi mostly worked, and there were so many great speakers. It was also cool seeing all the participants who flew in from around the world, and based on write-ups that I saw, they had a great time here! Hope you come again next year, international SEOs! I was privileged to speak again, this time on one of my (latest) favorite topics: mobile SEO. The mobile SEO panel consisted of myself and the world’s most famous webmaster, Google’s John Mueller, moderated by Barry…
  • Learn about mobile SEO at SMX Israel…next week!

    Miriam Schwab
    19 Jan 2014 | 6:39 am
    SMX Israel 2014 is around the corner, and there’s a really great lineup of speakers and topics that will be covered: link building tactics, YouTube optimization, Hebrew SEO, recovering from penalties (ooooh that’s a critical one), and more. I’ll be speaking on a panel with John Mueller, Google’s Webmaster Trends Analyst, aka the very helpful guy who answers your questions on the Google Webmaster forums and in Hangouts, on the topic of mobile SEO. John’s joining us from Switzerland! Barry Schwartz, the conference organizer, will be moderating. And it appears that a lot of the…
  • 4 Dead-Easy Steps to Protect Your WordPress Site Against Hackers

    Naomi Elbinger
    13 Jan 2014 | 4:38 am
    Newsflash: If you run a WordPress website, you should absolutely take basic steps to secure it against hackers. OK. This is not really news to you and me. The problem is, that if you are like most people, you don’t consider website security to be an exciting topic. You acknowledge it’s important, but, hey, it’s also kinda boring and technical. Also there’s that catchy old “It won’t happen to me” chorus playing at the back of your mind. So website security languishes at the very bottom of of your to-do list, and never gets any attention. But what if I told you could ramp up your…
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    Six Kids and a Full Time Job

  • לא רוצים לממן את המלפגות לבחירות? תצטרפו לעצומה!

    MIchael Eisenberg
    4 Dec 2014 | 8:11 am
    ״  והערתי ״מספיק לעשוק את משלם המיסים בקמפיינים מיותרים.״אז אם בית המשפט לא יעזור, אני פונה לציבור להתחיל בלמחות.  הרי אין שום הבדל בין מה שהפוליטיקאים סיפרו לנו לפני שנתיים ומה שיספרו לנו עכשיו. אין צורך לממן בשני מיליארד שקל טלנובלה שחוזרת על עצמה מילה במילה.  בנוסף, לכל חבר-כנסת ולכל מפלגה יש פייסבוק וטוויטר.  אם יש…
  • Bibi Must Block Lapid’s Budget

    MIchael Eisenberg
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:20 pm
    It is now after the Holidays in Israel which means it is time for the annual budget haggling and faux coalition crises that always accompany this annual ritual in Israel. The Budget that Yair Lapid has presented, especially his 0% VAT on housing, is a bad joke. Every economist knows this. Lapid, who has been an economist now for 18 months and been working on his 0% VAT proposal for 4 months is certain he is correct. Economists with hundreds of years of combined experience know he is wrong. Frankly, anyone with common sense knows Lapid is borrowing from our future to keep his Knesset…
  • 8 Oct 2014 | 5:04 am

    MIchael Eisenberg
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:04 am
    As we get ready for the holiday of Sukkot, I was thinking about the changing dynamics of Israel's Economy over the last 3+ millennia. On Sukkot, we take the 4 species: the Lulav, Etrog, Hadas and Arava. They are, of course, symbolic of the sources of water that powered the agrarian economy of Israel and the world for over 3000 years. The Lulav grows near underground water reserves. The Etrog must we watered by man. The Hadas grows from the rain and the Arava grows along the river banks. Water of all types was lifeblood of the Israeli economy. Without it, there was starvation and poverty. On…
  • סדר העדיפויות של שר האוצר תמוהה

    MIchael Eisenberg
    3 Sep 2014 | 12:43 am
    כשעה קלה קיבלתי טלפון ממשרד הממונה על התקציבים באוצר לזמן אותי לדיון ״מאד מאד חשוב״ על המדען הראשי. לתומי שאלתי ״מתי הדיון?״ ענתה המזכירה ״מחר ב3!״ שאלתי עם הנושא הפתיע את האוצר? ״אתה צודק,״ היא אמרה, זה נקבע מהרגע להרגע.״הבנתם? מנוע הגידול של התעשייה והתעסוקה של מדינת ישראל, החדשנות, מקבלת יחס של הרגע האחרון לפני הדיון על…
  • Again, "Follow the Money." Is Obama Following it to Qatar?

    MIchael Eisenberg
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:11 pm
    Tom Friedman is right. Hillary Clinton's assertion that arming the Syrian rebels would have turned the tide in Syria is naive at best. But Clinton picked up the wrong issue. She could have asked why President Obama uttered red lines about Syria and then allowed them to be crossed in a region where it is very dangerous to do that. More pointedly, she could have asked why Obama coddles and courts Qatar, the funder of ISIS and Hamas, modern nihilistic death cults dedicated to the killing of Christians, Gays and Jews. The Qataris should not be friends of any decent human being, let along…
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  • 5 Effects FROFFEE Has On Your Mind, Body & Soul

    21 Dec 2014 | 9:57 am
    You close your eyes, take a sip, and forget that yes, you’re still in California. Want to understand the wonder and joy of FROFFEE? Before you take a trip to your local branch, take a trip with me right here, right now. I present you, ladies and gentlemen, with the top 5 effects FROFFEE has […]
  • JewliciousSwag: White House Hanukkah

    17 Dec 2014 | 3:44 pm
    But rabbi… the true meaning of Hanukkah is to fight Greek-Assyrian culture and materialism, and to embrace national liberation, spirit, and religious freedom. But you have to admit… you DO WANT this White House #Obamakkah kippah from the 2014 White Hose Hanukkah party (pictured above) * * Today, Alan Gross, 65, an employee of the […]
  • Jewlicious Newsbits: Let It Grind & Glow

    16 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Once again, I was not invited to the White House Hanukkah Bash**. You can be sure Senator Schumer got his invite, and barely a week old, I bet Steve Rabinowitz and Aaron Keyak’s BlueLight Strategies got theirs. But I am not bitter. So I will be spending my Wednesday catching up on all the news-bits […]
  • JewliciousEats: The Latkaniyot?

    16 Dec 2014 | 3:56 pm
    Move over Cronut and Doughssants, those hipster foodie portmanteaus. And even The SufganiyAtka mashup by Hadas Margulies from the Jew & The Carrot in the Jewish Forward. And welcome the Latkaniyot latke / sufganiyot merger that I developed during Hanukka-Con (it is like Santa Con, but you visit delis and sample sales instead of taverns […]
  • JewliciousEats: Latkepalooza 2014

    11 Dec 2014 | 4:12 pm
    A roundup of the latke stories that are frying around the web this week. Beginning in the West (of California), Berkeley’s newspaper of record, The Daily Californian, highlights an easy campus latke recipe by Holly Secon. While Melissa D’Arabian, writing for The Associated Press, shares her sweet potato latke recipe nationwide – a recipe inspired […]
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  • The Top Job Search Articles of 2014

    Jacob Share
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:32 am
    Over 50 of the most-viewed job search blog posts this year. This roundup is brought to you by The Economist’s Online MBA Fair: If you could ask a business school admissions officer any question about the MBA process, what would it be? Connect with business schools like Darden and Yale at The Economist’s Online MBA Fair. Attend for your chance to win one of several MBA scholarships. Register now for the online event taking place Feb 3-5 and learn how to become the most competitive candidate possible. These were the most popular, most viewed and in some cases, most shared, posts of…
  • The Most Unbelievably Popular JobMob Articles of 2014

    11 Dec 2014 | 11:16 am
    What almost a million people enjoyed most on JobMob this year. Important: have you taken the 2014 JobMob Census yet? It only takes 2-3 minutes. PLEASE TAKE IT NOW (it will open in a new tab/window) Top 10 Most Popular New JobMob Articles of 2014 These articles were all published in 2014. The list is ranked according to pageviews, where 1) had the most views. For the 3rd year in a row, almost half the list was contributed by guest bloggers. #10 is the one I’m most proud of, but #7 is my favorite in the list. 10) 35 Resume Filenames Recruiters Won’t Respond To What if you’re…
  • Older Job Seeker? Stop Making These Mistakes Immediately

    Jacob Share
    4 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    5 problems that older job seekers struggle with unnecessarily. Are you making these mistakes too? It’s ok, they’re all fixable. Important: have you taken the 2014 JobMob Census yet? Only takes 3 minutes, and this article is a direct result of what was requested in the responses. I’m really listening! Take it now (will open in a new window/tab) 1) Focusing on what worked in the distant past This is normal. It just isn’t helpful. Whenever you need to do something again, it’s natural to try what worked last time. But what if your last job search was 10 years ago or…
  • Top 50 Freelance Marketplaces Online

    Jacob Share
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    The most popular FREE freelance marketplaces on the Web. Most of the sites listed here are free to use in their most basic form both for freelancers and employers, however some of the sites have fees for at least one party and most of the sites have paid premium features. Each site is listed with its specialties and main language when not English. 1) – general 2) – general 3) – general   4) Envato Studio – general 5) – design 6) – programming, design, administrative tasks, accounting, PR 7)…
  • Do You Also Have a Fear of Success?

    Jacob Share
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    I had a revelation recently. New years The end of the Annual JobMob Guest Blogging Contest always coincides with the beginning of the fall and Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. Growing up in Canada, my dad the businessman would also talk about the beginning of the fiscal year. Any way you put it, it’s a good time to take a look back at what you’ve accomplished in 12 months and what you can accomplish in the next 12. The recent look back was troubling for me, to say the least. The just-completed guest blogging contest was a resounding success and helped revitalize JobMob, but…
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  • Candles and Candor

    Avi Shafran
    21 Dec 2014 | 7:39 am
    A non-Orthodox writer recently reached out to ask if I would participate in a panel discussion about Chanukah. The other panelists would be non-Orthodox clergy. While I cherish every opportunity to interact with Jews who live different lives from my own, I had to decline the invitation, as I have had to do on other similar occasions. I explained that my policy with regard to such kind and appreciated invitations is a sort of passive “civil-disobedience” statement of principle, “intended as an alternative to shouting from the rooftops that we don’t accept any model of ‘multiple…
  • A Bit of Clarity on State Conversions

    Yitzchok Adlerstein
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:55 am
    When R Avrohom Sherman issued a long psak in 2008 questioning the procedures of Israel’s “special beis din” for conversion, he set off a heated debate that has not gone away. Can a beis din undo a conversion years after it supposedly went into effect? If it could, would converts ever have closure, or would they live in fear that some new court would one day decide that they weren’t really Jewish? You can draw a straight line between the arguments of those days and recent attempts by Americans associated with Orthodox far-left/neo-Conservative groups to undo the…
  • What Is Chanukah?

    Avrohom Gordimer
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:45 pm
    “מאי חנוכה” – “What is Chanukah?” With these words does the Gemara (Shabbos 21a) commence its presentation of the religious historical underpinnings of Chanukah. Unfortunately, Chanukah has become the most misunderstood and distorted of Jewish holidays. The secular American Jewish observance of Chanukah is largely manifest as the Festival of Consumerism (along with latkes, dreidels and vague messages of generic religious tolerance); the secular Israeli observance of Chanukah is manifest as the Festival of Might – the Maccabees’ religious devotion and…
  • How G-d Relates to Non-Jews

    Yitzchok Adlerstein
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:40 pm
    The challenge by a reader to what I wrote earlier deserves more prominent attention than a comment to his comment: Your article really encompasses the larger question of how a Jew is to understand God’s relationship with non-Jews. A traditional belief you and I are both familiar with has it that God relates to Jews on an individual level (hashgacha pratis) but to non-Jews on a general level. Really? How are we to square that, then, with the numerous statements of Christian writers down through the centuries in which they described feeling God at their side? That, at certain great moments in…
  • A Chanukah Message From the LAPD

    Yitzchok Adlerstein
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:23 pm
    Letters from the LAPD that come personally addressed, rather than to “Occupant” will rarely precipitate shows of glee in the recipient. But every rule has its exception. The envelope I received just before Chanukah is too good not to share. We will excuse the spelling errors, and cherish the thought that went into this card. Yet another demonstration of what a bracha this country is to those of us still stuck in galus. (Michael Downing is just behind the Chief of Police in the LAPD hierarchy.)
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  • A small anecdote that illustrates the honesty of anti-Israel "journalists"

    Elder of Ziyon
    21 Dec 2014 | 5:22 pm
    I came across an English article from 2012 by Charlotte Silver, who has written for Al Akhbar, Electronic Intifada and Al Jazeera.Check out this piece of amazing historical revisionism:Beersheba – the Hebraized name of the Arabic Bir al-Sabah – translates to English as “the well of the seven.” This is in reference to the city’s location which allows for easy access to underground aquifers that flow from the Hebron hills. Wow! Beersheba is a Hebraicized version of the ancient Arabic name!I guess that Abraham and Abimelech conspired to rename it in Hebrew from the ancient…
  • Chanukah video night #6: Hanukkah Song Mashup - Dance Spectacular! - Elliot Dvorin

    Elder of Ziyon
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
  • The year in ElderToons

    Elder of Ziyon
    21 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    As the year comes towards a close, and it gets to be the time I ask for donations, I thought I'd take a walk down memory lane. (Hey, magazines do it all the time.)Here are some of the cartoons I made this year:  And, my personal favorite:If you enjoyed my posts, videos, cartoons and posters this year, why not make a donation to EoZ? Just use the PayPal button on the sidebar of the main blog page, or send me an Amazon gift card.
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  • פיגוע דריסה בצרפת? צעק "אללה ואכבר" ופצע 11

    21 Dec 2014 | 1:25 pm
    בפעם השנייה בתוך יומיים חשד לפיגוע בצרפת. נהג רכב דרס הולכי רגל לאחר וגרם לפציעתם של לפחות 11 בני אדם. שלשום חדר חמוש ממוצא מוסלמי לתחנת משטרה בעיירה ז'ו לה טור, דקר שני שוטרים ונורה למוות
  • ויקיליקס: כך ה-CIA מדריך מרגלים להימנע מחשיפה

    21 Dec 2014 | 1:16 pm
    מסמך סודי של ארגון הביון האמריקאי שהודלף לרשת, נותן עצות לסוכנים כיצד לעבור בידוק בנמלי תעופה וגבולות ברחבי העולם, עם דגש על אלו של אירופה, בלי לעורר את חשד הבודקים
  • איראן: סוריה במשבר כי תמכה בהתנגדות לישראל

    21 Dec 2014 | 1:03 pm
    יו"ר הפרלמנט האיראני אמר כי ארצו תמשיך לסייע לדמשק בשל העובדה כי היא נאבקת בישראל. במקביל תקף את המתקפה האמריקאית בסוריה, וטען כי היא תביא לעלייתם של ארגוני טרור
  • העיתונאי המערבי שחזר בחיים מדאעש כדי לספר

    21 Dec 2014 | 11:40 am
    יורגן טודאנופר הגרמני, הוא העיתונאי המערבי היחיד שהצליח להיכנס לשטח שבשליטת ארגון הטרור, בתיאום מראש, ולחזור בחיים כדי לספר על מה שראה: "הרבה יותר חזק ומסוכן ממה שהמערב מבין"
  • ארדן תוקף: יורים על ישראל והתקשורת עוסקת בפחי זבל

    21 Dec 2014 | 11:15 am
    במתקפה חריפה על כלי התקשורת, טען שר הפנים כי אתרי החדשות מציגים את ישראל כ"מדינה הענייה בעולם" רק כדי להפיל את נתניהו. בנוסף העריך כי מפלגות הימין ישתפו פעולה וימקדו את קמפיין הבחירות נגד השמאל
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  • ביקורת בארה"ב: "אובמה מצטייר כמנהיג חלש והססני"

    21 Dec 2014 | 11:17 am
    סנאטורים רפובליקנים טענו כי אובמה לא הגיב בעוצמה מספקת למתקפת הסייבר על חברת "סוני", וכי הדבר עשוי לפגוע ביכולת ההרתעה של ארה"ב כלפי רוסיה ואיראן. "זו מלחמת הסייבר הראשונה שזוכה לפרסום, הם צופים בכל מה שהנשיא עושה"
  • הגיע הזמן לחנך מחדש את התיאטרון הישראלי

    21 Dec 2014 | 7:58 am
    בעוד דמותה של מגי אזרזר הנהדרת עוברת תהליך של חינוך מחדש ב"לחנך את ריטה" של בית ליסין, תוהה הצופה אם לא הגיע הזמן לחנך את התיאטרון הרפרטוארי המקומי לטפח שחקנים ולא כוכבים
  • אובמה מרגיע: "מתקפת הסייבר היא לא מלחמה"

    21 Dec 2014 | 6:45 am
    הנשיא האמריקאי ביקש להרגיע את הרוחות לאחר שה-FBI קבע כי צפון קוריאה אחראית למתקפת הסייבר. מוקדם יותר דווח כי ארה"ב ביקשה את עזרתה של סין במניעת מתקפות נוספות בעתיד
  • פרשת "סוני": האם ג'יימס בונד הבא יהיה שחור?

    21 Dec 2014 | 5:52 am
    תוכן המיילים שהודלפו לרשת לאחר מתקפת הסייבר על מחשבי חברת "סוני", חושף כי אידריס אלבה עשוי לגלם את דמותו של 007
  • הסוד השמור של ירושלים נחשף לקהל הרחב

    21 Dec 2014 | 5:32 am
    במרתף עיריית ירושלים שוכן לו מודל מוקטן ותלת ממדי של העיר שנבנה ומתוחזק באדיקות ולפרטי פרטים. במסגרת שבוע העיצוב בירושלים יוזמן הקהל לצפות במודל כאשר הוא זוכה לראשונה למיצב תאורה יוצא דופן. צפו בתמונות בלעדיות של "בית המודל"
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  • כמה עלה צמיד היהלומים החדש של רותם סלע?

    21 Dec 2014 | 12:19 am
    מנחת "הכוכב הבא" לקחה פסק זמן במהלך החג כדי להתגנדר בתכשיט חדש ויוקרתי של "אימפרס". לאחר התלבטות לא מעטה והתייעצות עם הבעל, דאגה הדוגמנית להיות הכי נוצצת בתוכנית, עם רכישת צמיד זהב משובץ יהלומים, אחרי הנחת סלב, כמובן
  • ראובן המלאך לאסף אטדגי: אין לו מושג במוזיקה

    16 Dec 2014 | 12:55 am
    דווקא השופט אטדגי שמזוהה עם הז'אנר, לא העביר את הזמר הים תיכוני באודישנים של "הכוכב הבא". ראובן המלאך בתגובה: "כנראה שיש לו משהו נגדי". וגם: עומר אדם משתחרר מצה"ל וצביקה הדר פורש מריאליטי
  • מפחיד פה: עיריית בת ים נגד גיא פינס

    13 Dec 2014 | 11:56 pm
    אישתו של אנחל בונני, דושי לייטרסדורף, חגגה יום הולדת באולמי סוסייטי בבת ים, מה שהביא את צוותו של גיא פינס למקום האירוע. ניסוח חורק של שאלה אחת פתחה חזית מול עיריית בת ים
  • למה אנג'לינה תעדר מפרמירת הסרט שביימה?

    13 Dec 2014 | 9:46 am
    בסרטון שהעלתה לרשת, השחקנית וכעת גם הבימאית, חושפת ג'ולי שתעדר מאירועים ציבוריים בזמן הקרוב בשל התקף אבעבועות רוח
  • מי הגיע להקרנת "הכוכב הבא" אצל יואב צפיר?

    9 Dec 2014 | 11:37 pm
    "הכוכב הבא" פתחה עונה שנייה, סיבה למסיבה ולפגישה בנעלי בית. יואב צפיר אירח בביתו שברמת השרון את כל השופטים החדשים והישנים וגם עוד כמה סלבס שהשתחלו לאירוע. ומי לא בא? אסי
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    ירוק -

  • הצצה למערה הסודית של הפלמ"ח

    16 Dec 2014 | 11:53 pm
    בחנוכה השנה יציינו בארץ את שבוע המורשת. במסגרת זו יתקיימו באתרים השונים פעילויות לכל המשפחה בסימן גיבורים ומורשת. לרגל השבוע נביא לכם מדור יומי עם המלצה על אתר היסטורי. צאו וטיילו
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    Daily News Alert from Israel - COP/JCPA

  • EU Backs Palestinian Dictatorship

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Gatestone Institute) Khaled Abu Toameh - European parliaments that are rushing to recognize a Palestinian state are ignoring the fact that the Palestinians have been without a functioning parliament for the past seven years. They are also turning a blind eye to the fact that, under the PA in the West Bank and Hamas in Gaza, there is no respect for the rule of law, free speech, transparency or accountability. These Western parliamentarians are in fact acting against the interests of the Palestinians, who are clearly not hoping for another corrupt dictatorship in the Arab world. By turning a…
  • U.S.: EU Should Keep Sanctions Against Hamas

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (AFP) The U.S. on Wednesday urged the EU to keep up its sanctions against Hamas. "We will continue to work closely with the European Union on Hamas-related issues. We believe that the EU should maintain its terrorism sanctions on Hamas," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. "Hamas continues to engage in terrorist activity and has demonstrated its intentions during this summer's conflicts with Israel. It fired thousands of rockets into Israeli civilian areas and attempted to infiltrate Israel through tunnels that extended into Israel."
  • The Resilience of Tikkun Olam - Repairing the World

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Jewish Political Studies Review) Six distinguished experts look at Tikkun Olam - repairing the world - including Amb. Dore Gold, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Dr. Levi Cooper, Prof. Byron L. Sherwin, Prof. Jonathan Krasner, and Prof. Elliot N. Dorff.
  • EU Foreign Policy Chief: Hamas Must Remain on our Terror List

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Times of Israel) Raphael Ahren - EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Wednesday she is committed to keeping Hamas on its list of terrorist organizations. She told the director-general of the European Jewish Association, Rabbi Menachem Margolin, that the EU would appeal the Court of Justice's ruling, which had been "procedural," and would make sure that Hamas will again be blacklisted.
  • Europe Needs an Anti-ISIS Playbook

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Wall Street Journal) Richard Kemp and Joseph Raskas - Islamic State has declared, and capably demonstrated, its intentions to achieve genocidal goals. If not confronted, however, it's only a matter of time before it turns its attention outward from Syria and Iraq. European governments should launch devastating and unrelenting ground and air attacks to stamp out Islamic State. Visible and humiliating destruction and defeat of large elements of Islamic State is vital to discouraging more volunteers from joining and to dissuading their funders and supporters from strengthening them. In…
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    The ESSENTIAL guide to Israel |

  • The very BEST ways to enjoy New Year’s Eve (Sylvester) 2014-2015 in Israel!

    19 Dec 2014 | 6:34 am
    OK, due to demand, we’ve come up with a sure-fire list of great things to enjoy this New Year’s Eve. The very best ways to see 2015 in with a smile! For those of you that didn’t know, New Years Eve is strangely known as Sylvester (after the Feast of Pope Sylvester, celebrated on December 31 in many Eastern European countries). Just take that into consideration when talking with Israelis, as many will not know what you’re talking about if you refer to it as New Years Eve… New Years Eve Parties Israelis know how to party, and some of the great parties to catch…
  • Moonshine, Tel Aviv: a cool little bar we probably shouldn’t be telling you about…

    17 Dec 2014 | 11:57 am
    Not sure we should actually be writing this since this bar is just a bit too cool to share, but hey, we’re here for the people. Tucked away in the corner of a buzzy Tel Aviv restaurant, through a big black steel door, down a short set of stairs, dimly lit and oozing with chic, sits a true ‘speakeasy’ style retro cocktail bar. Well, when we say “cocktail” bar don’t assume that there’s the usual drinks menu of alcohol with mixers topped with fruit and an umbrella, no; think along the lines of a more sophisticated connotation of old-skool Moonshine, from where the bar takes its…
  • Kylie Minogue lines up a May 2015 concert in Israel!

    4 Dec 2014 | 6:27 am
    Pop diva Kylie Minogue has lined up a May concert in Israel! The concert is lined up for May 28, which would not only be her maiden concert in Israel, but also her 47th birthday! Local Israeli press are indicating that the deal is very much done (and as we like to think, there’s no smoke without fire), and the concert is scheduled to take place at the Ramat Gan Stadium. Tickets are not yet available, but expect to pay in the region of 350 shekels and above for a slice of diva goodness. The concert is part of her Kiss Me Once tour, promoting her 12th studio album, Kiss Me Once. Expect to…
  • Trip Advisor ranks Eilat as one of the Top 10 Destinations on the Rise!

    4 Dec 2014 | 3:41 am
    Industry leading travel site Trip Advisor has officially named Eilat as one of the Top 10 destinations on the rise for 2014! Those of us who know Eilat have known that it’s one of those sites you go for some sea and sun, and typically not much else. But over recent years there has been a big move to class Eilat as just something a little more. And when you think about it, what’s not to like: there’s the amazing warm, coral-filled waters of the Red Sea, water sports galore, VAT-free shopping, almost guaranteed sunshine all year-round, easy access to Jordan (and Petra), the…
  • Celebrating Christmas in Israel 2014: all you need to know!

    29 Nov 2014 | 11:58 pm
    We know many of you are coming to celebrate Christmas in Israel, and many of you out there are still hoping to make it one day…so here’s our guide to what you can check out in terms of services and events for Christmas 2014! NOTE: The events listed below are currently based on last year’s dates, as they typically stay the same. As the dates are still not official, we’ll make any updates here when they do become official. Don’t miss our Christmas in Israel page for a collection of Christmas articles to keep you festive! Of course, Christmas in Israel…
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    Life in Israel

  • Mashgicha busted for marijuana growing

    Rafi G.
    21 Dec 2014 | 5:15 am
    Just  over a week ago I was "surprised" to read about someone from Beitar Ilit arrested for growing marijuana.Little did I know, I would be even more surprised by more details of this story that just came to light.Not only was this woman a resident of Beitar Ilit, but she is someone involved in the "non hashgacha" "anti-rabbanut" hashgacha called "Hashgacha Pratit", run by Rabbi Aaron Lebovitz.source: SrugimIt does not bother me in a moral sense that she grew marijuana, as I don't consider it a bad thing, but it is, at least right now, illegal and she was caught and has to pay the price.
  • With Tzippi Livni, what's good for the goose is not good for the gander

    Rafi G.
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:01 am
    MK Elazar Stern has announced his leaving the Hatnua political party. He is looking into his options, including possibly joining a different party. His reasons are the way Tzippi Livni came to her arrangement with the Labor party, along with some other reasons.Personally, I don't care much for Stern. For me at least it is not particularly sad to see him go. He was definitely disruptive to the system, and I like that, but I did not like him, his style or his goals.What I find interesting about this is not his leaving the party, but something else he says in his letter to Livni. He decided to…
  • Bill Goldberg Puts on Tefillin in memory of Har Nof victims (video)

    Rafi G.
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:56 am
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  • Bennet responds to Leftist hecklers (video)

    Rafi G.
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:47 am
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  • Special Interview with Yehudah Glick (video)

    Rafi G.
    21 Dec 2014 | 12:40 am
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    Yoel Meltzer | Towards A New Jewish Mindset

  • The Real Extremists

    Yoel Meltzer
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:01 am
    Already for weeks as the breakup of the coalition appeared imminent, the word “extremist” began appearing in the Israeli media at a somewhat bewildering pace. Knesset members from Yesh Atid, Hatnua and other left-wing parties began driving home the message that Israel is being run by a bunch of right-wing, nationalist, anti-democratic extremists. Similarly, Israeli columnists and other well-known public figures started churning out opinion pieces littered with basically the same accusations. The goal of such a comprehensive and in all likelihood coordinated attack, one that has only…
  • Book Review for “Al-Dura: Long Range Ballistic Myth”

    Yoel Meltzer
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:47 am
    On September 20, 2000, a day after Yasser Arafat launched his war of terror, euphemized as the al-Aqsa intifada, state-owned France 2 Television broadcast a news report, filmed by a Palestinian cameraman, of the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old Palestinian identified as Muhammad al-Dura. The dramatic voiceover commentary by the station’s longtime Jerusalem correspondent, Charles Enderlin, described how the boy and his father Jamal were pinned down by Israeli gunfire at Netzarim Junction in the Gaza Strip. The father pleaded frantically with the soldiers to stop shooting, to no avail. “A…
  • The Status Quo Myth

    Yoel Meltzer
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:06 am
    With tensions still high in Jerusalem and throughout the rest of Israel, the latest buzzword that is being bounced around in the regional and international media is “status quo”. More specifically, Israel is accused by the Arabs and their supporters of trying to change the status quo on the Temple Mount while senior government officials in Washington praise Israel for easing restrictions to Muslim worshipers on the Temple Mount in order to preserve the status quo. Similarly, within Israel itself various Jewish MKs criticize other Jewish MKs who insist on ascending the Temple Mount…
  • The Battle for Jerusalem

    Yoel Meltzer
    7 Nov 2014 | 4:35 am
    Months of constant Arab rioting on the Temple Mount and throughout the eastern parts of the city, as well as a spate of recent terrorist attacks, all point to the undeniable fact that the battle for Jerusalem has begun. Although it’s true that many Israeli Jews would prefer to continue living in a comfortable state of denial rather than acknowledging this unpleasant fact, events are quickly making this option impossible. For unlike Tel Aviv or Haifa, Jerusalem is not just another Israeli city. Likewise, it is much more than merely the home of Israel’s parliament. Simply stated, Jerusalem…
  • The God Factor

    Yoel Meltzer
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:56 am
    A major difference between the two sides involved in the ongoing conflict in Gaza is that while Hamas is fighting for what they believe to be a sense of justice, Israel is fighting to restore calm (“quiet will be met with quiet”). Moreover, although we can say that Hamas’s justice is warped or based upon lies and evil, it doesn’t matter. They believe in something and they’re ready to die for it while the Jewish leaders of Israel, descendants of spiritual giants who brought faith and monotheism to the world, for the most part don’t believe in anything beyond…
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    This Ongoing War: A Blog

  • 20-Dec-14: BBC, unable to call him "terrorist", says French police killed an "Allahu Akbar attacker"

    This Ongoing War
    20 Dec 2014 | 11:16 am
    The police station in Joue-les-Tours today [Image Source]Via Reuters tonight:French police on Saturday shot dead a male terrorism suspect after he stabbed and seriously wounded two officers in a police station, authorities said. A spokeswoman for the Indre-et-Loire prefecture in central France said the man was killed after he attacked the policemen with a knife in a station in Joue-les-Tours, a suburb of the city of Tours. The counter-terrorism section of the Public Prosecutor's office has opened a probe for "attempted murder and criminal conspiracy in connection with a terrorist…
  • 20-Dec-14: Rebuilding Gaza and its terror-war capabilities

    This Ongoing War
    20 Dec 2014 | 10:23 am
    SourceA rocket, fired from the rocket-rich environs of the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, was fired into southern Israel on Friday morning. It landed in the Eshkol region which covers part of Israel's Western Negev desert and is home to 15 kibbutzim, 13 moshavim, and a handful of non-collective communities, with a total population of roughly 6,000 people. The attack received little coverage by news media outside Israel. It was the third such rocket attack on Israel since a ceasefire temporarily ended the last intensive round of fighting, known in Israel as Operation Protective Edge, in…
  • 17-Dec-14: Has Hamas just been whitewashed by Europe?

    This Ongoing War
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:35 am
    Terrorists? Who, little us? [Image Source: AP/Hatem Moussa, Gaza February 3, 2006)Hamas, whose constitution commits it legally to the belief that "Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it" is designated for good and extremely painful reasons as a terrorist organization by the following countries:Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom all designate the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades division of Hamas a terrorist organization.Canadian law terms Hamas a terrorist group.Egypt bans Hamas, calling it a terrorist organization.Japan…
  • 17-Dec-14: A request to gentle readers: please comment!

    This Ongoing War
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:37 am
    We get a lot of you here every day, but not so many comments.So this is a request: please do comment. Not just today, but whenever you see something here that's comment-worthy.It's a bit of a puzzle to us that, with gratifyingly high numbers on both our Twitter stream and here on the blog, so few readers atually express themselves. Are we offending you? We assume not, otherwise you would leave. Are we saying what you think? Maybe, but that can't be true all the time. You think it's a waste of your time? Maybe, but many of the issues we discuss here affect you and your communities, and we…
  • 16-Dec-14: Anti-semites, lone-wolves, killers of school-children, and the people who appreciate and understand them

    This Ongoing War
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:09 am
    A timeless questionOver at the Gatestone Institute's website, Dexter Van Zile from CAMERA takes a penetrating look at a high-profile Christian magazine that "caters to liberal (mainline) Protestants in the United States" (his words) while helping to advance a notoriously anti-semitic website. Oh, and a major search engine is involved too. His essay is called "The Stubborn Antisemitism of Yahoo and The Christian Century", and one of its central characters is James M. Wall. Unlike most Christian theological writers and their thinking, this Wall is someone about whom we have actual…
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    The Lighthouse

  • Jews and modern Idol Worship – For the “Holiday” Season

    Erik Zimerman
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:05 am
    (Note: This article may be of interest only to Jewish readership, and is likely not of interest to others. Though all are welcome to read, the message is one Yidishkeit for Jews.) A great deal of the Chumash, deals with the central and revolutionary message of Judaism, that there is but one gd (arguably), and that Jews (more correctly Hebrews or Israelites) must worship him and not idols as was accustomed in Biblical times. Israel’s difficulty with this task is one of the central if not the central theme of many of the writings of the prophets. Reading our ancients texts today, it seems…
  • Facebook down in parts of the world

    Erik Zimerman
    3 Nov 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Updates to follow.    
  • Gaza – The Big Picture and What Israel Should Do (have done)

    Erik Zimerman
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Nearing what could be the end, or hopefully simply a lull, of this round of fighting in Gaza, it is important to take a step back, look at the big picture, and see what Israel if anything has achieved in what it should have achieved. Throughout this latest conflict I have published several articles discussing various aspects like Kerry’s intervention and The Tactics and Strategy and The demonstrations and Media. I have also covered, the Obama administration’s position and attempt to pressure Israel, and Israel’s flawed PR efforts. War Against The Tunnels How it Began The Danger of…
  • Kerry, Scolded, Breaks After Lighthouse Article

    Erik Zimerman
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:23 pm
    After the release of my devastating article, the pushover John Kerry backtracks and scrambles to excuse his attempted bullying of Israel, pretending that he did not attempt to pressure Israel into a surrender,… i mean ceasefire…  The saying it was Netanyahu’s idea. Though this is clearly and a well documented lie, (yes Netanyahu may have raised the idea of a certain type of ceasefire with security guarantees, not the kerry-qatari-turkish Israeli surrender)… it’s now public record…. Bibi the US is NOT pressuring you into a ceasefire……
  • John Kerry – the man trying to save Hamas by bullying Israel (destroyed)

    Erik Zimerman
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:48 pm
    Article Sections Obama could have hardly found a more willing partner than John Kerry, to find form to his virulently anti-Israel policies. From the “creative” backdoor sanctions, using the FAA to attempt to close Israel to air traffic (reported earlier in this article), to traditional massive political pressure and the UN security council, Kerry has thrown everything the administration can muster at Israel in order to stop the IDF from achieving its objectives and defeating the terrorist regime next door. Though Israel can handle Hamas, as Danny Dannon recently stated, it needs a…
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    Dead Sea Fun

  • Explore the Dead Sea Region with Chaim Friedman - January 14, 2015

    Sue Schoenfeld
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:05 am
    Something Different from the OU Israel Center Travel Desk – Explore the Dead Sea Region with Chaim Friedman – Wednesday, on January 14, 8:30AM-7:00PM. Discover why the Dead Sea is shrinking and if it really matters. Learn about the nature, water, ecology and economics of the region. View the northeast boundary of Yehuda from Mitzpeh Yericho. Tour Kumran, and understand its importance to Jewish history and "halacha." Enjoy a nature walk in the Einot Tzukim (Ein Fashcha) reserve, followed by a picnic lunch. And more.   For information and reservations, 02-560-9110…
  • Plan for Ice Cream Factory in Arad Melts

    Sue Schoenfeld
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Israel Minister of Finance Yair Lapid announced in November that the "Osem" company would be opening a factory in Arad to take the place of Arad Towels, which closed week leaving hundreds unemployed. But, apparently, that's not going to happen.   Update, December 17, 2014 – Lapid 'Scores' Campaign's First Broken Promise     Update, November 2, 2014 – Osem Moving Kiryat Malachi Factory to Arad   Update, October 31, 2014 – Food Giant Osem to Build Large Ice Cream Factory in Arad  …
  • A Contemporary View of Masada by Yuval Ben Ami

    Sue Schoenfeld
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:40 pm
    Contrary to the strict Israeli narrative, Masada is really what you make of it: it can be the site of a majestic palace, the place where Jewish rebels committed mass suicide, a backdrop for an opera or a tourist attraction complete with the golden arches of a local McDonald's.   Read Yuval Ben-Ami's interesting take on Masada
  • Eilat Oil Pipeline Leak - The Environmental Cleanup

    Sue Schoenfeld
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:57 am
    Environmental activists have declared an "environmental disaster" in Israel's Arava desert, after thousands of cubic meters of crude oil spilled out from a leaking pipeline overnight Tuesday. The leak, about 20 kilometers north of Eilat, has spilled oil hundreds of meters from Road 90, where the leak was first detected, into the surrounding desert and forest area. Activists have been working throughout the night to stem the flow of oil and to clean it up. The oil flowed for at least an hour and a half unchecked, before workers managed to shore up the pipeline. Figures on how much…
  • 424 Below Sea Level Salt: Gourmet Dead Sea Salt in Interesting Flavors

    Sue Schoenfeld
    8 Dec 2014 | 12:33 am
    My new favorite salt! "424 Below Sea Level" from the Dead Sea: all natural; harvested using traditional, sustainable methods; free of chemical processing, additives, or refinement; and blended with herbs and spices to create lots of interesting flavors. I love the sweet orange and chili flavor – great on popcorn!   Visit the website   YouTube Salt 424 from the Dead Sea brings to your table all the qualities of the best salt in the world. It is collected in the traditional way, by hand, then dried by natural evaporation, and is certified as 100 percent…
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