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  • Photo Of The Day: Iranian National Army Day Edition

    Aussie Dave
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:32 am
    National Army Day in Iran never fails to produce some classic photographic moments. And this year is no exception. AP Photo/Vahid Salemi Either they got into a losing battle with Spiderman, or the pigeons were particularly aggressive that day.
  • Happy! Gaza Edition

    Aussie Dave
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:31 am
    Hot on the heels of the Happy! British Muslims video comes Happy! Gaza edition. A veritable concentration camp.
  • Will Bill Clinton’s grandchildren be Jewish? headlines RSS
    19 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    It depends, of course, on who you ask. A look at the responses generated by Chelsea Clinton's announcement.
  • U.S. intelligence objects to visa waiver for Israelis

    Defense and Diplomacy RSS
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:14 pm
    Secretary of State John Kerry instructed his office to reexamine the U.S. policy and regulations regarding the granting of visas to young Israelis aged 21-26, on Thursday.
  • U.S. intelligence objects to visa waiver for Israelis

    Defense and Diplomacy RSS
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:14 pm
    Secretary of State John Kerry instructed his office to reexamine the U.S. policy and regulations regarding the granting of visas to young Israelis aged 21-26, on Thursday.
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    JTA Breaking News

  • 7 associated with Italian anti-Semitic website charged with racial discrimination

    Julie Wiener
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:27 am
    (JTA) – After a lengthy investigation, seven people associated with the anti-Semitic website Holywar were charged this week with racial discrimination and defamation against a long list of public figures including Pope Francis. The suspects “depicted the pontiff in photoshopped images dressed as a bearded Orthodox Jew waving the Israeli flag with a swastika at the center of the Star of David,” said the Italian news agency ANSA. Other targeted figures included Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi and the actor…
  • Rouhani: Iran seeks dialogue, not war

    Cnaan Liphshiz
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:24 am
    (JTA) — Striking a moderate tone toward the West, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said at a military parade that his country seeks dialogue instead of war. Rouhani, speaking Friday in Tehran during a parade celebrating Iran’s National Army Day, said talks between Iran and world powers on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program proved his country’s peaceful intentions. “During the talks, we announced to the world and we say so again … we are not after war, we are after logic, we are after talks,” Rouhani was quoted as saying by the Associated Press. He added that Iran “will…
  • Gap in peace talks wide, Palestinian official says

    Cnaan Liphshiz
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:15 am
    (JTA) — A meeting between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators ended without an agreement to resume peace talks, a Palestinian official said. The meeting held Thursday in Jerusalem sought a framework that would allow talks to continue for another nine months. It lasted five hours, and the atmosphere was chilly, the unnamed official told the French news agency AFP Friday. U.S. peace envoy Martin Indyk is scheduled to meet with the Palestinian and Israeli teams separately on Friday, AFP reported. The talks Thursday were “very difficult”, the Palestinian source said. “The…
  • Israeli mosque entrance torched in suspected price tag attack

    Cnaan Liphshiz
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:57 am
    (JTA) — Israeli police are investigating the torching of the entrance to a mosque in northern Israel and the spraying of anti-Arab slogans on its walls. A security camera at the Abu Bakr al Sadik Mosque in Um al-Fahm filmed three unidentified men wearing masks spray painting “Arabs out” in Hebrew on an external wall and setting fire to part of the entrance on Thursday night before fleeing the scene, the news site Ynet reported. On Friday morning, hundreds of Arab residents arrived at the mosque to inspect the damage, which locals believe was a “price tag” attack, the term Jewish…
  • Report: Lebanese man admits to targeting Israelis in Thailand

    Cnaan Liphshiz
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:53 am
    (JTA) — A Lebanese man who was arrested in Thailand on suspicion of belonging to Hezbollah admitted to targeting Israelis, Thai media reported. The suspect, Youssef Ayad, is a Filipino-Lebanese national and is held along with another Lebanon-born man, Daoud Farhat, who holds a French passport, The Bangkok Post reported Friday. The men were arrested earlier this month in Thailand based on a tip from Israel, according to the report. Ayad said he and Farhat had planned to attack Israeli tourists on Bangkok’s Khao San Road during Songkran, the traditional Thai New Year’s Day,…
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    ynet - Opinion

  • Kerry's clich?s

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:48 am
    Op-ed: US Secretary of State has failed in his mission, mainly due to the fact that both sides did not desire its success. But he also did not dare to really push them to succeed.
  • The moral case of Zionism

    16 Apr 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Op-ed: If both Jews and Palestinian Arabs start their historical narrative with beginning of Zionism, Jews have deeper moral claim to Land of Israel.
  • Lesson of Haggadah: The 'other' is me

    14 Apr 2014 | 11:23 pm
    Op-ed: From the safe and protected Seder table, we are urged to continue the Jewish journey of showing solidarity with the weak and excluded.
  • Seculars, stop excluding women

    13 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Op-ed: Before lashing out at haredi sector, seculars should tackle chauvinism in their own society – in the army and government, on television and in beauty pageants.
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    Intellect or Insanity, Jonathan Klinger's Blog

  • 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…
  • Putin’s Pussy Scandal may Be Inspiration for Israel

    19 Aug 2012 | 10:46 pm
    0. A few months ago, Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, arrived to Israeli for a brief visit. The President, who receives embarrassing support from Israel’s minister of foreign affair, Avigdor Liberman and almost magical admiration from Knesset member Anastasia Michaeli, also received a warm warm hug from the Israeli government’s leaders, and first and foremost, Benyamin Netanyahu. Actually, there’s no place for doubt that there is a strong link between the two states. However, another embarrassing affair that Putin had to face recently may show that Putin is the one…
  • Legislating Surveillance: Was the biometric act needed?

    4 Dec 2011 | 2:53 am
    0. Abstract. [This Wednesday I shall lecture at the LiSS working group conference, here is a draft of my lecture] From 2003, and until today, the Israeli Government has been working diligently in order to legislate the biometric database act and the orders and ordinances according to it. However, This biometric database is not the only biometric database in Israel and is not the only database where government authorities have access to. In my brief lecture, I shall present a different approach, asking whether this database act was actually required and what are the reasons for choosing a…
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  • Photo Of The Day: Iranian National Army Day Edition

    Aussie Dave
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:32 am
    National Army Day in Iran never fails to produce some classic photographic moments. And this year is no exception. AP Photo/Vahid Salemi Either they got into a losing battle with Spiderman, or the pigeons were particularly aggressive that day.
  • Happy! Gaza Edition

    Aussie Dave
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:31 am
    Hot on the heels of the Happy! British Muslims video comes Happy! Gaza edition. A veritable concentration camp.
  • Donetsk You Piece Of S***

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:53 am
    I don’t like to generalize but us Jews are good at one thing. Remembering, recording history and understanding its significance and generally we like to keep the good things happening while ensuring the bad stuff never happens again. Well, hello there Donetsk. This leaflet was distributed to the Jewish citizens of Donetsk, Ukraine and demands the Jews register themselves, their family and their property under penalty of deportation and confiscation of assets.  This is happening TODAY.  Not 100 years ago. Let’s go through this article FROM 2014 and find the important historical…
  • Amare’e Stoudemire To Play For Hapoel Jerusalem?

    Aussie Dave
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:22 pm
    I’ve  blogged a fair bit about NBA basketballer Amare’e Stoudemire, who considers himself Jewish and feels a deep connection to Israel. In the latest news, he might just be playing for an his Israeli team in a few years. Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire told Marc Berman of the New York Post this week that he will consider playing overseas in Israel when his contract in New York expires after next season. Technically, the six-time All-Star can use an early termination option to opt out after the Knicks’ season ends this week, but doing so would mean leaving $23.4 million on…
  • British Muslims Get Happy

    Aussie Dave
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:15 am
    Pharrell Williams’ song Happy is a global phenomenon, with many versions of random people from around the world (including in Israel) getting in on the act. The latest version? Happy Muslims (in Britain)! Ironically – yet predictably – this video is opposed by some…unhappy Muslims. Some Brit.Muslims upload a #HappyMuslims dance video.They’re attacked all day by many other Brit.Muslims who aren’t happy they did it. Irony — Maajid Nawaz (@MaajidNawaz) April 16, 2014   #happymuslims vid LOL wat the hell is this nonsense?!All u see r a bunch of losers wid…
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    Chayyei Sarah

  • 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…
  • Moscow (Part XVI - Chicken)

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:35 am
    Click here for Parts I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII,VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV and XV. Back in my hotel room, I seriously contemplated skipping the Friday night experience at Chabad. Frankly, the process of showering early enough so that my hair would dry on time, but then not being able to nap because my hair would dry all flat from the pillow, seemed overwhelming when I was so tired and just wanted to sleep. I'd heard that Russian women dress really nicely and always wear makeup (which was true, from what I‘d seen so…
  • Moscow (Part XV: The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center)

    29 Mar 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Click here for Parts I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII,VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, and XIV.At the Jewish Museum, I went to the ticket counter and proudly held out 400 rubles.The museum is located in what clearly used to be a sprawling warehouse, and it has a cool “New York loft apartment” feel to it, with exposed brick walls and all the displays under one vast, airy  roof. It is quite large, with lots to see and read; I spent two hour there and by far did not see everything (in particular, I did not see their youth center, nor the…
  • Moscow (Part XIV - "How was the weather?")

    27 Mar 2014 | 9:09 am
    Click here for Parts I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII,VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, and XIII.Everyone warned me that the weather in Moscow would be terrible. That’s why the plane ticket is so cheap, everyone pointed out; who else is crazy enough to go to Russia at the end of February? “We hope you have a good coat,” they said.Well, I do have a good wool jacket, in fact, and I wore many, many layers, and gloves, and earmuffs. And between the coat and all the layers and the gloves and the earmuffs, I was perfectly comfortable.Most of my trip, the…
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  • Happy Tiggerversary!

    Meryl Yourish
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Six years ago today, I drove north to Wendy’s Feline Friends and picked up my orange boy.Yesterday, my friend Sarah took this amazing picture.I think I have a can of tuna in the closet. So it will be a very happy Tiggerversary for Tig and Meimei.
  • This is why I hate the AP

    Meryl Yourish
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Look at this misleading headline and lead.Iran: Rouhani talks peace, outreach at army parade Iran’s president underscored his moderate policies and outreach to the West in a speech Friday during a military parade on the country’s National Army Day.Referring to the ongoing negotiations between Iran and the world powers over Tehran’s controversial nuclear program, President Hassan Rouhani said Iran has shown it has no hostile intentions toward anyone in the world, including the United States, which has long been considered an enemy.“During the talks, we announced to the…
  • Does the New York Times see Antisemitism When it Looks in the Mirror?

    18 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    The recent killings in Overland Park, Kansas, though they didn’t kill any Jews were perpetrated by a man, Fraiser Glenn Cross Jr., who cited the work of “Jew journalist Max Blumenthal,” as a reason for his hatred of Jews. According to a posting at an online forum, Cross cited Blumenthal for explaining an “attempt by a foreign government Israel, to buy the presidential election.” While conservative outlets, like PJ Media, the Washington Free Beacon and Legal Insurrection reported on this sentiment of Cross, the MSM has largely ignored it.This is a classic…
  • Everything old is Jews again

    Meryl Yourish
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Last Sunday, a despicable Jew-hater decided, for some reason, to drive to a Jewish Community Center and murder Jews. After killing a teenage boy and his grandfather while they sat in their car–first blocking the car with his own so they couldn’t escape–he left the community center and headed to a nearby Jewish assisted living facility. He took some shots at people on the way, but missed. Once he got to the assisted living facility, he again murdered someone in the parking lot, this time a middle-aged woman. Then he drove to an elementary school, presumably to murder more…
  • Israel and the U.S.: No longer exclusive

    Meryl Yourish
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Zev Chafets has an analysis about American-Israeli relations that is going to send the Jew-haters’s spittle-flecked rants off the charts on the Israel-hate scale. Just look at the headline:American-Israeli relations: US still Israel’s best friend but no longer country’s only friendThe problem arose because Israel did not vote on the US UN General Assembly resolution condemning Russia’s seizure of Crimea. The Obama administration was extremely upset.Lieberman blandly blamed it on a strike at the foreign ministry. What was he supposed to do, ask Israeli diplomats to cross a…
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    This Normal Life

  • Who Needs Peace Talks? Musical Coexistence in Jerusalem

    9 Apr 2014 | 4:41 am
    As the peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians were breaking down last week, the Old City of Jerusalem was an unlikely spot of musical coexistence. And nowhere was that more pronounced than in a hard-to-find back alley called Muristan Square where two performances demonstrated that the situation doesn’t have to be as bleak as one reads in the news. The “Sounds of the Old City” celebration was the impetus for weeklong series of breathtaking outdoor concerts. Now in its fourth year, Sounds of the Old City is another in Jerusalem’s successful deployment of free cultural events,…
  • Will the World’s Largest Seder be Canceled this Year?

    25 Mar 2014 | 9:02 am
    The sanctions and now full strike at Israel’s Foreign Ministry have already wreaked havoc with the country’s diplomacy. First, a planned trip by the Pope to the Holy Land appears to be on the verge of cancellation. Next, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s historic visit to Latin America also looks likely to fall to the editing room floor. There are even more serious problems waiting at the United Nations Human Rights Council, which is set to vote on five anti-Israel resolutions this week, which will apparently go unchallenged by an Israeli diplomatic corps or total lockdown. Despite…
  • The power of singing on Friday night

    18 Mar 2014 | 9:14 am
    The next time you go to synagogue on a Friday night, take a moment to consider how many people are there for the davening (the prayer itself) and how many for the communal singing? If queried, most congregants will probably respond with some combination of commandedness and connection to God. But from a sociological perspective, there’s a strong chance that participating in a religiously framed version of the good old fashioned Israeli shira b’tzibur – singing together in public – is playing a major role, not only on an interpersonal social level but going deep into the very…
  • Haredi Nation vs. Startup Nation: JNext and the Irony of Sunday’s Protest

    4 Mar 2014 | 11:40 am
    The irony was almost too delicious – and at the same time dreadfully serious – to avoid. The hundreds of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews who rallied on Sunday essentially against integrating into Israeli society nearly sabotaged an event across town meant to position Jerusalem as the “capital” of the Startup Nation with all the jobs that go with that…jobs in which the haredim, if their two hours of prayer were to be understood correctly, would most certainly not be participating. Sunday’s massive ultra-Orthodox protest against “sharing the burden” and ultimately exiting…
  • Eddie and the White Smoke

    18 Feb 2014 | 6:58 am
    We love our 1995 Toyota Corolla. It’s in fantastic shape and is our only car for driving out of Jerusalem. (Our other car is a Better Place electric vehicle which is now essentially a very expensive “city car” – but that’s another story.) So, when a car repairperson rolled down the window in his vehicle and called over to my son while he was stopped at a red light near work and informed him that white smoke was coming out of the tailpipe, we were all understandably concerned. The repairman in the next car handed over his card between the windows – he specialized “in just this…
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    Daniel Pipes :: Writings

  • "Antisemite Max Blumenthal Incites Murder of Three in Kansas"

    14 Apr 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Max Blumenthal, like others on the far-Left, jumped on the July 2011 Norwegian massacre of 77 dead and 319 injured to impugn the counter-jihadi right. His screed, "Anders Behring Breivik, a perfect product of the Axis of Islamophobia" included this
  • No Longer Banned in the British Library!

    9 Apr 2014 | 2:02 pm
    The British Library, I documented yesterday, had blocked my website and those of the Middle East Forum while letting through some of the most foul antisemitic and Islamist sites. The article ended with mention of my writing to the library, a government
  • Banned in the British Library

    8 Apr 2014 | 9:28 am
    Prominent counter-jihadis like Geert Wilders, Michael Savage, and Robert Spencer have the distinction of being banned from entry into the United Kingdom – and, now, Her Majesty's Government, in its wisdom, has also banned two websites connected to me.
  • Chris Christie and the "Occupied Territories" Incident

    4 Apr 2014 | 5:36 am
    A small but significant event took place on March 29 at the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas. Hosted by Sheldon Adelson, the mega-donor to Republican presidential campaigns, the event drew four leading potential candidates for president in 2016,
  • Conservatives Rally on the Streets of Paris

    2 Apr 2014 | 6:28 am
    On a recent Sunday in Paris, I had the opportunity to witness an anti-immigration street protest. The approximately 600 participants followed started next to the catacombs in Place Denfert-Rochereau, walked a 1.9 km route in about 1½ hours along two
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    Good News from Israel

  • Hebrew Passover Songs with Audio/Video, Hebrew text (with Nikud - vowels) and English translations

    13 Apr 2014 | 3:55 am
    Hi Everyone!I added 5 Hebrew Passover songs to my Hebrew Language site song has a Hebrew video/audio, Hebrew lyrics (withNikud - vowels) and an English translation. The direct links are:Order of the Passover Seder (Kadesh Urchatz) has changed? (Mah Nishtana?) Israel came forth out of Egypt (Betzeit Yisrael Mimitzrayim) Would Have Been Enough for Us!
  • New Israeli Educational Stamps including Israeli Sign Language

    9 Apr 2014 | 4:42 pm
    Hi Everyone! I scanned and posted on my website the new Israeli stamps that were issued in April 2014.I included the stamp itself, the first day cover, and an English and a Hebrew flyer about the stamp. Israeli Sign Language- Thanks- Kiss- Friendship- Love- Goodbye- Mazal Tov for Marriage- Regional Council Mateh Yehuda - 50 Years- Violins that Survived the Holocaust- Memorial Day 2014- Non-Olympic SportsThe new stamp images are located at: also uploaded the images to a Facebook album.The address is:…
  • New features added to my free site: Learn Hebrew Phrases with Audio

    7 Apr 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Hi Everyone!I added several new features to my free educational website:Learn Hebrew Phrases with The site is now accessible on smart phones as well as personal computers- I added a button on each phrase page to switch from "Hebrew only" to "Hebrew with English transliteration and translation" and reverse.- Each of the 1,215 phrases now has its own web address- Simpler navigation (created a new site layout when I switched from Flash to HTML 5)- Direct access to individual videosThe Passover video address is:…
  • Photos of the Olim Arts and Food Festival in Ma'ale Adumim

    3 Apr 2014 | 4:21 pm
    Hi Everyone!Today, I went to the Olim Arts and Food Festival in Ma'ale Adumim.It was very nice! Kol Hakavod to the organizers and everyone that participated.I posted photos the photos and please share with friends.Shabbat Shalom,Jacob
  • Passover Educational Resources and 292 Passover Videos

    25 Mar 2014 | 6:44 am
    Hi Everyone! Passover is a Jewish holiday, of Biblical origin, marking the birth of the Jews as a people and their emergence as a unique nation in history, devoted to G-d's will. It celebrates the liberation of the children of Israel from slavery in Egypt over 3000 years ago, under the leadership of Moses. This year Passover begins on Monday night, April 14, 2014. The Jewish Trivia Quiz Passover Trivia In what Hebrew month is Passover celebrated ? Why do we eat matzah during Passover ? How old was Moshe's mother when she gave birth to Moshe ? How long did the Jews' exile…
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    Hershell Ezrin: Consider This

  • The Canadian Journalism Foundation announces Excellence in Journalism Award finalists
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:37 pm
    TORONTO, April 8, 2014 /CNW/ -The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) is proud to announce the Excellence in Journalism Award finalists in the large/national media and local/regional media categories. Unlike other awards honouring specific journalistic achievements, the CJF celebrates news organizations that embrace ideals of journalistic excellence – accuracy, independence, accountability to the audience, courage and originality – with its annual Excellence in Journalism Awards. The shortlist contains news outlets that embody exemplary journalistic standards and practices with a…
  • Rob Anders’ defeat shows how Rob Ford can be beaten
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Veteran Calgary MP Rob Anders’ narrow defeat in a federal Conservative nomination race proves that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is not invincible. By: Hershell Ezrin Published in The Toronto Star on Tue Apr 15 2014 Torontonians, take heart. Veteran Calgary MP Rob Anders’ narrow defeat in a federal Conservative nomination race proves that Mayor Rob Ford is not invincible. Celebrity outspokenness notwithstanding, a “take no prisoners” brand appeal and bombastic style can be defeated. But as Anders’ late campaign surge showed, Ford will not go easily or quietly. There are several striking…
  • Wynne’s Libel suit: ON Liberals and PC at loggerheads
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:53 am
    April 10 2014: ONW Insiders: Premier Wynne is pressing ahead with a libel suit against PC leader Tim Hudak, something he calls attempted “libel chill.” Ezrin, Bangs and Ferreira on a divided and rancorous Legislature.
  • ONW Insiders: Budget leaks and erased hard drives: is a spring election coming?
    3 Apr 2014 | 5:38 am
    ONW Insiders Panel April 3 2014: Do a criminal investigation in the Premier’s Office and a leaked budget PR plan make a spring election is more or less likely? Ezrin, Bangs and Ferreira weigh in.
  • QC Elections: What effects for Canada, and should ON be speaking up?
    27 Mar 2014 | 8:52 am
    ONW Insiders March 27 Panel: The Liberals head for a majority while PQ leader Pauline Marois backs down on sovereignty. Hershell Ezrin, Jeff Bangs and Paul Ferreira on how it affects Ontario.
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    Green Prophet

  • Turning words into energy at ‘Powering the Middle East’ in Jordan

    Tafline Laylin
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Many conferences end in handshakes and no action, but Powering the Middle East aims to close deals. This two day summit in Amman hosted by HRH Prince Assem Bin Nayef from Jordan will connect energy and water players in the private sector with government officials capable of turning words into real projects. Hit the jump for details. Apart from the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) sponsored by Masdar in Abu Dhabi, few summits in the Middle East region are designed to not only talk about the issues but to act on them. Part of the Power Strategy Summit Series which will convene in Brazil, South…
  • ‘Blooming’ Mashrabiya sunscreens shade twin media towers

    Tafline Laylin
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:34 pm
    New York’s REX architecture studio has designed a pair of skinny media towers that feature ‘blooming’ Mashrabiya sunscreens that protect against excess solar gain. After realizing that glass has no place in Middle East architecture given consistently sunny and hot climate conditions, studios involved in the region began to design external shading structures that shield buildings from too much sun. Siemens recently incorporated fin-like shades on their new headquarters at Masdar, whereas the Al-Bahr towers in Abu Dhabi have a moving system that require a great deal more…
  • Pomegranates and oranges take this cake! A recipe

    Laurie Balbo
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:22 am
    Coming up on my fourth year of taste-testing my way through Jordan – where the seasonal foods of the Levant pack a triple punch of being delicious, healthy and affordable – I amp up the smart-eating quotient by always avoiding desserts, filling up on marvelous mezzes and entrees because regional sweets leave me flat. Knafeh (hoisted on you at every turn) is sticky, local ice cream is plastic-y, and an array of bread puddings seem lifted from the pages of Brit boarding school cookbooks. And someone please explain the appeal of Turkish Delight? An English food writer has…
  • Phenomenal time lapse video makes Doha look like magic

    Tafline Laylin
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:17 pm
    Want to see a city on “speed” grow? This time lapse video captures Doha as it expands rapidly for the 2022 World Cup  in soccer.  Doha is getting exactly what it wanted when it made its bid for various international events: a lot of exposure. Most people will struggle to place Qatar’s capital on a map, but compelling time lapse videos like this and other marketing campaigns leading up to the 2022 World Cup will eventually make the emirate a household name. Michael Shainblum has done a remarkable job of making Doha look like the world’s most enticing city with and…
  • No male escort? Sheesha extinguished for Saudi Muslimahs!

    Laurie Balbo
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:58 am
    Restaurants and cafes in Jeddah have posted signs warning women that if they want to be served sheesha, their mahrams (male guardians) must be at their side. The message – which comes from the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Haia) - also requires that sheesha only be sold to customers over age 18. Fair enough, that bit. But the ban has Saudi women sheesha lovers steamed. “I don’t want to drag my husband or my son to a café in order to have sheesha,” said businesswoman Alaa Daani. “What if I want to go to a women-only gathering where we…
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    Internet Marketing and SEO Israel Blog on Optimization Strategy

  • B2B Marketing Conference

    AIMS Internet Marketing
    30 Mar 2014 | 2:45 am
    I recently attended the MC Forum B2B Conference in Tel Aviv, Israel. It was held at East which was really great, since it was a beautiful day. I also met a couple of clients there which was nice.  The best speaker was Udi from who spoke about email marketing. B2B Conference had many interesting speakers One speaker spoke about improving conversion rates. This can be problematical for B2B companies. As a general metric, conversion rates can be misleading and lead to taking the wrong actions.  Many B2B companies compete on keywords that end consumers search on. Therefore the company…
  • Google is Improving Ad Revenue in South Korea

    AIMS Internet Marketing
    25 Mar 2014 | 8:37 am
    Google’s display ad revenues have increased significantly in Korea as reported by the beSUCCESS website. However their share of the search market remains small. It is easy to add Korean ads through Google as the interface is in English and everything is familiar. However to reach a large Korean audience Naver is still the portal to use.  
  • Coupon Code Naming Tip for Internet Marketing

    AIMS Internet Marketing
    18 Mar 2014 | 11:25 pm
    There are many factors that influence how you should choose your coupon code. If you want people to remember it, then it is important to use a name that is easy to remember. Choose carefully your coupon code name But if you plan to test using it in search engine ads such as Adwords, it helps to make it short. Otherwise it will be hard to fit it in to the limited space available in the ads.
  • Using Google’s URL Builder to Track Data from Multiple Advertising Platforms

    Laya Bejell
    17 Mar 2014 | 2:34 am
    Tracking the success of PPC campaigns is a critical step in evaluating a company’s ROI for its advertising spend. Those in the marketing world know that Google Analytics is usually the “go-to” site for tracking where visitors come from and whether they are quality visitors. But, every so often you encounter analytics from a different source that need to be taken in to account. If you are lucky, the analytics in your new source will jive with match the data in Google Analytics, but more often than not it won’t. Let’s say you have PPC campaigns running on AdWords, Facebook and…
  • Mobile Internet use in Japan: iPhone vs Galaxy

    AIMS Internet Marketing
    6 Mar 2014 | 4:31 am
    When optimising mobile websites for the Japanese market–iPhone is where you need to start.  Kantar, the consumer insights company, reports: In Japan, consumers’ desire for all things Apple continued into the final quarter of 2013, with iOS taking 68.7% share of smartphone sales. iPhone sales rankings in Japan as reported by the website. Apple took the first 6 places in March, 2014   I checked some of my clients’s websites and found that about 60% of mobile visitors had an iPhone. Contrast this to Samsung’s 5%. There are many reasons for this–some…
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  • Richard Silverstein Knows Nothing About Judaism

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:08 am
    How many things can one person get wrong in one post? When you’re Richard Silvertsein, Jack-Off all trades, master of none, nothing surprises me anymore. A recent post of his likened the arm motions made by Kohanim during Birkat HaKohanim to a Nazi salute! Just a little background here before we continue. Richard Silverstein is […]
  • Love is a Choice

    12 Apr 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Saying “You can’t help who you fall in love with” is silly. Love is a choice. The concept of not choosing who you fall for may apply to certain cases, but when used as an excuse, it’s ridiculous.   When you first meet someone, get down and dirty with #realtalk, and discover if you’re compatible […]
  • Cauliflower

    12 Apr 2014 | 11:51 am
    The Mahane Yehuda Shuk, or outdoor market, has been changing over the last few years. More and more of the stores that used to sell cheap vegetables or fruit, or that sold cheap kitchen wares and so forth have become fancy shops and restaurants. Soon there won’t be anywhere left to shop for inexpensive basic […]
  • Yarmulkes: Like Painting a Big Target on Your Head

    12 Apr 2014 | 11:11 am
    That’s it. I’ve had it! I’m just about ready to stop wearing a kipah in public. Call it kipah, yarmulke or skull cap, it is what all religious Jewish men wear at all times. Don’t ask me why. As Tevye explains in Fiddler on the Roof, “it’s a tradition.” But quite frankly I’m tired of […]
  • JewLicious Passover Recipes Roundup

    9 Apr 2014 | 4:21 pm
    It’s here. The Wednesday before the first seder, the day when countless newspapers and blogs post their Passover recipes for readers. Here is a roundup of some of the notable ones: What is Pesach without Joan Nathan? Joan leads off The Times coverage with artichokes. I feel so Roman. Her fried artichokes are bylined from […]
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  • 10 More Reasons You Should Exercise Regularly

    Jacob Share
    10 Apr 2014 | 12:34 pm
    You know you should do it, and your job search is a great time to do it. Here’s my original list of 10 Mighty Reasons to Work Out During Your Job Search. With those first reasons in mind- Regular exercise will also… 11. Settle at least part of your job search into a routine. Too much of a routine is boring and can lead to job search-prolonging inertia, but some routine is good so you don’t feel like your search is ever spinning out of control. 12. One nice element of routines is that progress is easier to track. Even simple tracking of your exercise will build the habit of…
  • The Biggest Job Search Problem With LinkedIn

    Jacob Share
    3 Apr 2014 | 12:10 pm
    LinkedIn might be great for job seekers, but it has one big flaw. Why LinkedIn is great for your job search No employer likes to think their employees are actively looking for a job outside the company, and that’s regardless of whether you’re doing it on company time or not. Pretty much every employee understands and knows this. It used to be that if you posted your resume online as part of your job search and your employer found out about it, you could be: invited to an uncomfortable, trust-straining meeting to explain the discovery quietly put on an internal HR list of people to…
  • Over 100 Salary Surveys, Guides and Calculators For 2014

    Jacob Share
    27 Mar 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Know the market rate for a job before recruiters ask what the rate is for you. Salary surveys help you: Understand your current market value, locally or abroad Learn about options for relocation, where your market value is that much higher Learn about other career options where you could earn enough, or even more And that’s why I compile these lists for you. How to use this list As much as possible, I try to only list sites that are credible and have compiled their own numbers from their own sources. For best results, compare multiple surveys to reinforce your impressions, especially…
  • It’s JobMob’s 7th Birthday!

    Jacob Share
    20 Mar 2014 | 12:43 pm
    7 years and counting from the official press release back on March 21st, 2007. It’s been a strange year. A few people have even asked whether I’ve lost interest in blogging, or they’ve just come out and said that I seem to be putting in less effort than usual. The latter is actually true. I did put in less effort this past year than usual. And you can tell: JobMob readership continues to grow, albeit more slowly than in recent times, while traffic has dropped significantly both from search engines and social media. People are still sharing JobMob articles at a high rate but…
  • 55 Great Job Recruitment Ads From Around the World

    Jacob Share
    13 Mar 2014 | 1:14 pm
    What the most creative companies are doing to get you on board. Which one is your favorite? Tell us in the comments. Flickr Recruits Coders With Ads Hidden in Its Website’s Source Code. Where else? “Lots of companies advertise their job openings to the ends of the earth, which we can’t really fault in this economy. But rather than let HR weed out applicants arbitrarily, Flickr decided to hide a link to its job postings for coders somewhere only worthy coding applicants would ever find it—inside the source code of its website. Of course, the effect is kind of ruined by other…
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    יינות ישראל

  • לקנות את בית החלומות שלך

    14 Apr 2014 | 3:17 am
  • האקדמיה הדור האחרון

    7 Apr 2014 | 1:37 pm
    האקדמיה הדור האחרון מחיר התהילה… מאת: חוויאר סנטה־מריה מאז השקתו ב-30 ביוני של שנת 2002, ריאליטי מוזיקלי המיוצר על ידי טלוויזיה AZTECA שלב להפוך לאחד הנצפים ביותר באמריקה הלטינית כל בחמישה דורות כי חשפה לעולם כשרונו המוסיקלי של הנוער פורה עם אילו מקסיקו כעת יש. הקירות של הבית של האקדמיה כבר testigas של הרצונות, התסכולים, צחוק דמעות,…
  • מולטימדיה

    1 Apr 2014 | 6:12 am
    מולטימדיה משפר את המקצועיות של אתר האינטרנט שלך ואת טכנולוגיית האינטרנט משנה את האופן שבו אנו יוצרים מוצרים דיגיטליים. קצב העברת נתונים מוקדמים באינטרנט היה מספיק רק במקום להציג טקסט ותמונות באתר זה. היו ימים שבהם הם השתמשו מודמים במהירות של 56 קילובייט כדי לקבל גישה לאינטרנט, ועל כל עמוד היה פתוח כמעט חצי דקה. שימוש פעיל תוכן…
  • ידע ולמידה

    31 Mar 2014 | 11:45 pm
  • Himself Electrician

    24 Mar 2014 | 11:37 pm
    Replacing the wiring in the apartment – it is called, dusty, noisy and quite difficult for an unprepared person. It is not something אפריקה ישראל would like to discuss. In principle, carry out electrical installation must be a qualified electrician, but if you have firmly decided try in this case, a few of our tips will help you feel as the electrician a little more confident. Tip for selecting power cords. 1. Each live wires must be stiff (solid), as All sockets and switch is designed for mounting a hard wire. (2. Select Brand reason. Basically there are three brands of…
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  • Call For Material to Honor R Hershel Schachter

    Guest Contributor
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:55 pm
    [Editor's Note: Given the large place that Rav Schachter's thought has contributed to the discussions on the blog, the request to post the request that follows seems eminently reasonable.] In honor of Rav Schachter’s continued and unflagging ahavah and mesiras nefesh for Torah, Am Yisrael and his talmidim in particular, we are soliciting your personal thoughts, remembrances and anecdotes of Rav Schachter that will be assembled and presented in book form to Rav Schachter personally this Pesach. Your submission can be in long or short form, in any language, and on any topic, but should…
  • So They Don’t Really Want To Stamp Out Torah, After All

    Yitzchok Adlerstein
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:39 am
    You are going to have to read this excerpt from an article by Dov Lipman, even if he is unpopular with much of our readership, especially since he is only quoting Mishpacha. It appears in today’s Times of Israel. Don’t hug the messenger if you don’t want, but don’t shoot him either. The Haredi newspaper, Mishpacha, sponsored a poll to determine the attitudes of secular Israelis towards Haredim. They hired one of Israel’s top pollsters, Mina Tzemach, to do the research. Here are some of the results: 1) 72% of secular Israelis believe that the Haredim do not contribute…
  • The Second Son

    Avi Shafran
    13 Apr 2014 | 6:14 am
    A Pesach-themed piece I penned for the Forward appears here Chag kasher visame’ach to all Cross-Currents readers, and all of Klal Yisrael! AS
  • The Tikvah Yeshiva Fellowships – Exciting New Program

    Yitzchok Adlerstein
    13 Apr 2014 | 1:50 am
    Friday saw the launch of a program that will be exciting to yeshiva men with unfulfilled intellectual leanings, to Klal Yisrael, and to this author, who will be given an opportunity to pay back a debt many decades old. The Tikvah Fund (TF) announced that it is now accepting candidate applications for the Tikvah Yeshiva Fellowship Program, to be held August 10-17 at the Glen Cove Mansion on Long Island. The program is designed for talmidei yeshivos between the ages of 20-30 who are possessed of enough intellectual curiosity to want to spend a week with some stellar presenters from both the…
  • More on the Charedi Draft

    Yaakov Menken
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:26 pm
    I had this as a comment to Rabbi Landesman’s post, but Rabbi Adlerstein encouraged me to elevate it to a post unto itself. He did say that Rabbi Landesman may go “a second round” as well — so let me say now that much as I might wish to continue, it is already known in the Menken house that my study, which is the one room that is my sole responsibility to clean, is also the last to be ready for bedikas chametz. Should Rabbi Landesman wish to have it, I’ll have to surrender the last word. Nonetheless, what Rabbi Landesman appears to have overlooked is that the…
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    Elder Of Ziyon - Israel News

  • 04/18 Links Pt2: Prosor: The Middle East War on Christians; US calls Ukraine leaflets ‘grotesque’

    18 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    From Ian:Ron Prosor The Middle East War on ChristiansThis week, as Jews celebrate the Passover holiday, they are commemorating the Bible's Exodus story describing a series of plagues inflicted on ancient Egypt that freed the Israelites, allowing them to make their way to the Holy Land. But over the past century, another exodus, driven by a plague of persecution, has swept across the Middle East and is emptying the region of its Christian population. The persecution is especially virulent today.The Middle East may be the birthplace of three monotheistic religions, but some Arab nations appear…
  • How did Jews build a state without tons of money from the EU and NGOs?

    Elder of Ziyon
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Here is an entire article from official PA news agency Wafa:A public information coordination committee to oversee a group of sub projects funded by the European Union in support of the livestock subsector was recently formed, under which the communication efforts between the institutions implementing projects in the Livestock-based Livelihoods (LbL) programme, said a press release on Thursday.The full LBL project, worth approximately EUR 11 million, was launched in 2013 in order to support the development of the Palestinian the livestock subsector. This committee will work in parallel with…
  • 04/18 Links Pt1: Kansas JCC holds service; Examining Extremism in the Wake of the Kansas JCC Violence

    18 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    From Ian:Kansas JCC holds ‘unity service’ after shooting attack“Why would such a tragedy befall three good souls? Why do bad things happen to good people? We don’t know,” said Rabbi Arthur P. Nemitoff of Congregation B’nai Jehudah. “God did not cause this pain. But like us, He is weeping.”Those were among the first words uttered at the Service of Unity & Hope, held at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City on Thursday, four days after the neo-Nazi activist Frazier Glenn Cross shot and killed Dr. William Lewis Corporon and his grandson Reat Griffin Underwood…
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  • Lessons from the latest tragedy

    Vic Rosenthal
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:56 am
    Baruch Mizrachi, z”l and family Funeral of Baruch Mizrachi It is incredible what political simpletons Jews are.  They shut their eyes to one of the most elementary rules of life, that you must not “meet halfway” those who do not want to meet you. — Ze’ev Jabotinsky It is too painful to write these stories, so I will let you read the details here. It still isn’t clear whether Baruch Mizrachi, a man who had devoted his life to protecting the Jewish people in their land, was targeted because of his job, or simply murdered because he was a Jew. It…
  • Actually, Brandeis got it very wrong

    Vic Rosenthal
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Ayaan Hirsi Ali The recent controversy over Brandeis University’s withdrawal of its offer of an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali is symptomatic of the disconnect from reality prevalent in academia. Let’s look at Hirsi Ali’s “virulently anti-Muslim public statements” quoted by the Brandeis faculty members who signed a letter to the university president, urging him to rescind the offer: David Cohen quotes Ms. Hirsi Ali as saying: “Violence is inherent in Islam – it’s a destructive, nihilistic cult of death. It legitimates murder. The police may foil…
  • Europe’s chutzpah can’t hide decline

    Vic Rosenthal
    12 Apr 2014 | 11:24 pm
    Thanks to the perspicacious David F. for bringing this to my attention: European Union officials alleged on Friday that Israel demolished EU-funded housing shelters outside of Ma’aleh Adumim earlier in the week, AFP reported. Eighteen tin huts built to house Palestinians during the unusually severe winter weather this year were “partially funded by EU member states,” according to the report. EU officials demanded financial compensation from Israel to Brussels in response to the demolition of three of the structures, Belgian news service EurActiv reported. “We should ask…
  • Why EU doesn’t care if its aid helps Palestinians

    Vic Rosenthal
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:57 pm
    If antisemitic aliens from space were to attack Israel, would the EU support them? Michael Theurer is chairman of the European Parliament’s Committee on Budgetary Control. Here is an excerpt from a piece he published in the Wall Street Journal yesterday: In its report, issued in December, the European Court of Auditors revealed major dysfunctions in the management of EU financial support to the Palestinian Authority, and called for a serious overhaul of the funding mechanism. Among other things, the court criticized the absence of any conditions for EU aid to the Palestinian Authority,…
  • Kerry’s ‘poof’ moment

    Vic Rosenthal
    9 Apr 2014 | 4:08 pm
    …poof, that was sort of the moment Today this story appeared in my local newspaper: Israeli settlement plans sank peace talks By Paul Richter Tribune Washington Bureau [The Tribune Company owns The LA Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, and numerous other newspapers and media properties -- ed.] Washington — Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Tuesday that Israel’s announcement last week of new housing for Jewish settlers in East Jerusalem led to the breakdown of his eight-month effort to reach a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians. … “Seven…
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  • צ'או פליסיאנו נהרג בתאונת דרכים

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:01 am
    אחד מאמני הסלסה גדולים בעולם נהרג בתאונת דרכים בפורטו ריקו כשרכבו התנגש בעמוד חשמל. בן 78 היה במותו
  • גבריאל גארסיה מארקס: לכתוב כדי לספר

    18 Apr 2014 | 2:50 am
    על אף שספריו הם הנמכרים ביותר בשפה הספרדית פרט לתנ"ך, גבריאל גארסיה מארקס הקדיש את פרס הנובל שקיבל לספרות הלטינו-אמריקאית כולה. פרידה מנפיל ספרותי, שלא ידע שהוא כזה
  • מחזה קפקאי: העברית של פרנץ קפקא

    18 Apr 2014 | 2:28 am
    מחברת עברית שכתב פרנץ קפקא הגיעה במקרה לידיה של רות קנר ופתחה בפניה צוהר לעולמו וליחסיו המורכבים עם יהדותו. היא החליטה לעשות מזה הצגה
  • עבדים מודרניים: הסדרות שהצמידו אותנו למסך

    18 Apr 2014 | 1:39 am
    לא נעים להודות, אבל כולנו מכורים לטלוויזיה, לפחות לסדרה אחת. מהסבונייה שגורמת לכם לבכות, הסדרה שהפילה את כולנו בפח ועד הסדרות שכולם כל הזמן מחכים להן, קבלו את הסדרות ששעבדו אותנו, לפעמים בצדק, לפעמים פחות
  • גבריאל גרסיה מארקס הלך לעולמו

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:50 pm
    הסופר הקולומביאני, זוכה פרס הנובל, מת בגיל 87 כתוצאה מסיבוך של דלקת ריאות. הוא נחשב לאחד הסופרים החשובים ביותר שפעלו במאה ה-20
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  • מני פאר: אני נאבק במחלת הסרטן

    16 Apr 2014 | 2:07 am
    העיתונאי והשחקן חשף בעמוד הפייסבוק שלו כי הוא מתמודד עם מחלת הסרטן: ”ממשיכים הכל כרגיל רק עם לוק חדש... הסרטן המר עשה לי ראש מתוק"
  • מיילי סיירוס אושפזה

    16 Apr 2014 | 1:05 am
    הזמרת הצעירה והפרובוקטיבית נאלצה לבטל את ההופעה המתוכננת בקנזס סיטי בעקבות תגובה אלרגית חמורה לאנטיביוטיקה
  • מה קרה במסיבת הסיום של "היפה והחנון"?

    10 Apr 2014 | 1:35 am
    המנחה בסלפי ניצחון עם אלעד וקארין, האחיות מלול מגלות מי קיבלה את חלק הארי של המוח אותו הן חולקות לין ליידי גאגא ומיהו "איש האופסי"? כל זאת ועוד ממסיבת הסיום של גמר "היפה והחנון"
  • יהודה לוי: ”אני האיש מאחורי הפיקסלים“

    7 Apr 2014 | 10:36 am
    השחקן הודה בשימוש בסמים קלים ובמעורבותו בפרשת ”הסמים והמפורסמים“: ”אין לי יותר מדי מה לומר, אני בסדר וזה בעיקר מאחוריי"
  • רוז פוסטאנס צמודה לג'סטין ביבר

    6 Apr 2014 | 7:26 am
    לאחר שזכתה לתהילה מקומית עם זכייתה בעונה הראשונה של הריאליטי "אקס פקטור ישראל", זכתה רוז פוסטאנס גם לככב לצד ג'סטין ביבר על מדרכת התהילה ה"הוליוודית" בפיליפינים
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    Niv Calderon

  • Why Use Google Plus Over Facebook

    Niv Calderon
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Recent changes to Facebook and recent changes in how I use Google+ made me realize this: 1- The amount of views and interaction on fb pages decreased in a way that you need to post every 3 hours (just look at the Business Insider timings) and become a title/caption whore in order to point to […]
  • My Recent Notes About Glass

    Niv Calderon
    4 Apr 2014 | 2:50 am
    March 21st: 1- The new framed Google Glass. Not mine, but i'll have a pair soon. It's just more natural. 2- It feels like the Israeli wearable developers community just grew bigger. And younger. Young teens (age 13) develop to #googleglass here. Most interesting idea i've seen so far for Glass was pregnancy analytics. — atGoogle Tel-Aviv. March 22nd: […]
  • Why Glass Technology Will Change Everything

    Niv Calderon
    27 Feb 2014 | 11:41 am
    A few days ago I saw a promotional video of a guy, a maker, who wants to raise money for a small project to build 3D stuff to put on the Glass. He said that Google Glass is just like your smartphone, you can text with it, Google with it, phone call with it, take […]
  • Google Glass A-HA Moment & The Law

    Niv Calderon
    17 Jan 2014 | 3:16 am
    As a Glass explorer I take my Glass to many places. Yes, the battery is undeniably weak, the (very few) apps Glass has lack innovation or sophistication and the voice recognition, well, let's say as long as you have a New York accent you're in the safe zone. But. Once you wear Glass for a […]
  • האנדרסטייטמנט הוולקני והטלויזיה הישראלית

    Niv Calderon
    27 Dec 2013 | 3:29 am
    אתמול פירסם יובל דרור טור בהעין השביעית על מות האנדרסטייטמנט בטלויזיה. דרור רפלקטיבי וביקורתי ואחד הטובים בכך. הוא טען שכל אלו שצועקים ומברברים בטלויזיה למעשה מעידים שעורכי התכניות הם אלה שבעצם מבקשים אותם וטען שהם חושבים שהצופים נרתעים ממשהו קצת יותר מעודן, מתוחכם. ״האנדרסטייטמנט כמופע תקשורתי הוא סחורה לא מבוקשת בקרב פרנסי…
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    Daily News Alert from Israel - COP/JCPA

  • Israel's Relationship with the UN Human Rights Council: Is There Hope for Change?

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Institute for Contemporary Affairs-Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) Michal Navot - The UN Human Rights Council (HRC), since its establishment, has been characterized by its obsessive bias, selectivity, discriminative attitude, and double standards toward Israel. On January 1, 2014, Israel was admitted as a member of the Western European and Others Group (WEOG) in Geneva. As a full member of a regional group, Israel will be able to participate in shaping policies and be able to better defend its position.
  • IDF Introduces Mobile Radar for Infantry and Armored Units

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Jerusalem Post) Yaakov Lappin - The IDF is introducing a mobile radar called Wind Shield that will be carried by infantry or armored units and track the sources of incoming rocket and mortar fire, the IDF said on Wednesday. Lt.-Col. Yigal Katzav of the IDF Northern Command said the device will provide an early warning to forces on the ground. It will also allow the army to return fire on the source of an attack within a very short time.
  • Terror Suspect Admits Plan to Attack Israelis in Thailand

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (Bangkok Post-Thailand) Investigations into two suspected foreign terrorists are progressing swiftly as one of the men admitted to a planned attack on Israeli tourists, according to an investigator. The men, arrested on suspicion of links to the militant Islamist group Hizbullah, have been identified as French-Lebanese national Daoud Farhat and Lebanese-Filipino national Youssef Ayad. Assistant national police chief Winai Thongsong said the men were arrested in Bangkok after Thai police received intelligence from Israel about a planned attack on Israeli tourists during Passover. A source said…
  • Israeli Company Develops Belt that Protects Against Nuclear Radiation

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (World Tribune) The Israeli company Stemrad has developed a belt designed to block harmful gamma radiation. "StemRad's protects hematopoietic stem cells from the toxic effects of gamma radiation, providing affected individuals with an increased chance of survival in the event of inadvertent exposure...from a nuclear catastrophe such as an explosion or reactor leak," the company said. StemRad has received orders from Israel, Japan and Russia.
  • Israel, Palestinians Hold Peace Talks with U.S. Envoy

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (AFP) Israeli and Palestinian negotiators met Thursday with U.S. envoy Martin Indyk to try to find a way to extend faltering peace talks. The discussions are "very difficult," one Palestinian source said.
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  • Ah Jerusalem! English language theater every Friday afternoon at the Tower of David, Jerusalem!

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:59 pm
    If you’re in Jerusalem on a Friday afternoon, head to the Tower of David Museum for some amazing English theater! “Ah Jerusalem!” will be running every Friday from April 18 through to September 5 in the open outdoor courtyard of the Tower of David. It’s a lively, entertaining and musical production, which supposedly crosses borders, time, and reality. Individual seats and group bookings can be made in advance. Tickets cost 85 shekels but seniors and students pay only 65 shekels. For more details, see the website.
  • Electronic Music Paradise! The Isle of Dreams brings the world’s top DJs to the Sea of Galilee!

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:25 am
    If you’re into your electronic music, don’t miss The Isle of Dreams Festival at the Sea of Galilee in August 2014! In what is undoubtedly the biggest electronic music festival ever held in Israel, some of the biggest DJs in the world will be here spinning their tunes. Oh yes, names like Avicii, Steve Aoki, Nervo, Axwell, and Paul Oakenfold will be headlining, but in total there will be some 24 world-class DJs working those mixing desks over the three day event. And more names are expected to join the roster… The festival is actually part of the global Isle of Dreams…
  • Phaza Morgana 2014: Israeli culture in the desert that will knock your socks off!

    9 Apr 2014 | 3:13 am
    Another great looking festival heads your way – Phaza Morgana 2014! In what will be a feast for lovers of Israeli culture, expect to be wowed over THREE nights in September with some classic ballet, some Balkan beats (courtesy of Balkan Beat Box), some classic orchestral work from Goran Bregovic, as well as Israeli legends Yehuda Poliker, Gidi Gov, and Bery Sakharov. This festival (now in it’s eighth year) is a great opportunity to experience some awesome music, dance, and desert landscape, with everything under the desert sky in one of Israel’s most beautiful parks –…
  • Burning Man comes to the Negev Desert, Israel!

    6 Apr 2014 | 1:09 am
    For those of you wondering why there isn’t a Burning Man type event in Israel, what with all that desert to enjoy down south, wonder no more – Burning Man is coming to the Negev Desert in June! The guys behind the Israeli version are the Midburn community, who have tried a couple of events like this in the past. This event, which takes place June 3-7, looks like being more in tandem with the amazing version that takes place annually in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, US (some 70,000 joined the 2013 event!). For FIVE days, they will be setting up a temporary city in the Negev…
  • Eilat Gay Pride 2014 means a visit from Boy George!

    3 Apr 2014 | 12:57 am
    Legendary British singer-songwriter-DJ Boy George will be the star guest at the annual Eilat Gay Pride Festival! Boy George will be opening festivities at the Pride Event, held from May 15-17, 2014. The Eilat event will be kicking off a month of Gay Pride events across the country, cementing Israel’s status as a top destination for the gay community. The now legendary Tel Aviv Gay Pride event takes place at the start of June. Thousands of people are expected to descend on Eilat, Israel’s Red Sea resort, for what will be the 13th Eilat Pride. It’s a chance for the city to…
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  • PM Netanyahu and his family tour the north of Israel (video)

    Rafi G.
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:30 am
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  • Tsfat Ladies Get Ready for Pesach (video)

    Rafi G.
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    funniest part is how the shopping cart is lined with aluminum foil! Tsfat Ladies Get Ready for Pesach from aviva spiegel on Vimeo.------------------------------------------------------Reach thousands of readers with your ad by advertising on Life in Israel------------------------------------------------------
  • Freilach feat. Simcha Leiner - Mi Adir (video)

    Rafi G.
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:31 pm
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  • Korban Pesach of the Shomronim (Samaritans)

    Rafi G.
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:31 am
    The erev pesach of the Samaritan community happened to fall out very close to our erev pesach, so on Sunday night the Samaritan community held their korban pesach ceremony, and I went to see it.I did not ask a rabbi in advance (or since) if it is ok or if it is a problem to watch this, as I do not see any halachic problem with it, though I might be wrong about that. Obviously, I was there as a tourist and not as a participant.The Shomronim, or Samaritans, live in mostly two communities - one in Holon and the main community being in the Shomronim village near Shchem on Har Grizim. The…
  • (ANIMATED Pesach edition) 3 Minute Parenting, What's on Your Shoulder? Rabbi Y Freundlich (video)

    Rafi G.
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:50 am
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    This Ongoing War: A Blog

  • 18-Apr-14: In Thailand, a Hezbollah terrorist plot is thwarted

    This Ongoing War
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:22 am
    The home page of the website today focuseson the men arrested in BangkokTerrorist attacks rarely end up being thwarted as comprehensively as the latest such attempt in Thailand. Verbatim quotes now, in bullet points, from today's edition of the Bangkok Post:Assistant [Thai] national police chief Winai Thongsong said the men were arrested at different locations in Bangkok after Thai police received intelligence from Israel about a planned attack on Israeli tourists during Passover, the Jewish festival which coincided with Songkran... "If we had been unable to arrest the men during…
  • 17-Apr-14: Christian solidarity with unrepentant murderers: where's the outrage?

    This Ongoing War
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:16 am
    We're flabbergasted at the news that the World Council of Churches went public today with a statement of solidarity with what it calls "some 5000 Palestinian men, women and children, languishing in Israeli jails".The WCC's chief executive, Olav Fykse Tveit, a Norwegian Lutheran, is quoted in its press release saying that the members for whom he speaks"are called to pray for, visit, and tend to the needs of all prisoners, no matter the reason for their detention. For Israel and Palestine, prisoners have taken on even greater significance than in the past. We were disappointed when the…
  • 16-Apr-14: Capitulating to terrorism and lessons for a people in search of leaders

    This Ongoing War
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:34 am
    2001 edition still available atAmazonDavid Horovitz, the long-time editor of the Jerusalem Post, and now the founding editor of The Times of Israel, posted a powerful, eloquent and thoughtful demolition this afternoon of the Binyamin Netanyahu political leadership. A government that betrays its primary obligation, to protect its citizens, has no right to govern, he writes. Some highlights from "Lead, Netanyahu, Lead":Israel’s shambolic, self-defeating tradition of prisoner “exchanges” and releases over the decades has long since made clear to every potential Palestinian…
  • 16-Apr-14: Someone exploded something in Gaza this morning, killing some people. Mainstream media interest? Not so great

    This Ongoing War
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:37 am
    Khan Younis, November 2012 [Image Source]It's always a tricky thing to base news reports on Palestinian Arab sources, so a grain of salt if not more is needed when processing this report from Maan, the European-funded Palestinian Arab news agency.Maan reported at 11:15 this morning (Wednesday) that there has been "an explosion" this morning in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, in or near Khan Younis (population: 350,000). It quotes Ashraf al-Qidra whom we have mentioned here in the past, speaking on behalf of the Hamas regime's Ministry of Health, saying "the circumstances behind the…
  • 16-Apr-14: Incoming rocket siren heard in Ashkelon region

    This Ongoing War
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:47 pm
    Logo of the Hof Ashkelon regionOnce again, the Tzeva Adom (Color Red) incoming missile alert sounding its warning in the Hof Ashkelon area in the small hours of Wednesday morning. We noticed a posting on a Hebrew-language forum at about 1:00 this morning (some 45 minutes ago), and have searched for, but not yet found, confirmation. It may be that the system was triggered by a firing but that the rocket itself fell short and crash-landed inside the Gaza Strip. If we find more, we will post it here. (Note also that the IDF reported an earlier Tzeva Adom warning some four hours earlier. No…
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