The Real World

By Mordechai Schmutter It’s almost September, and I’m sure all of you kids are excited to go back to school. “Finally,” right? It’s about time. OK, so maybe that’s not what...

Dark Horse Leon Shoots to Top of Jerusalem Mayoral Race

Jerusalem mayoral candidate Moshe Leon. Photo: Kobi Kantor via Wikicommons. Jerusalem mayoral candidate Moshe Leon has suddenly become the front-runner in the upcoming municipal elections after receiving the endorsement of leading...

Anonymous Claims Hack of Israeli Vice Prime Minister’s Twitter Account

Hacker collective Anonymous indicated they had hacked Israeli Vice Prime Minister’s Silvan Shalom’s Twitter account Monday evening. Judging by a series of tweets shortly after the announcement, it appears...

Egypt to Open Rafah Crossing With Gaza for Ramadan

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Photo: Russian Presidential Press and Information Office. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ordered on Thursday that the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip be...

Israeli Spokesman in Black Face “Obama Style”

CAIRO — One of the Israeli military’s most visible spokesmen is under fire for a photo he posted on his Facebook page captioned “Obama style” in which his face...

After The Storm

By Phyllis J. Lubin This past Shabbos, we celebrated the coming of Kislev, the month of lights. How fortuitous, since on this special Shabbos we truly were celebrating lights–not the...

Global Summit Showcases Israeli High-Tech

Randall Lane, editor of Forbes magazine, said it loud and clear: “Bringing the entire world together in one place is something I always wanted to do. Israel has been...

CNN Issues apology for “Stupid Girls” Song Before Palin Story

CNN has issued an apology for playing a song titled “Stupid Girls” before a segment about Sarah Palin. “The music selection was a poor choice and was not intended to...

Israel’s Newest Air-Defense System Makes Its Debut

Israel’s newest air-defense system, David’s Sling, made the headlines this week after going into action for the first time on the border with Syria. Although it appeared not to strike...

For MAY Students, Graduation Is Just The Beginning

Mesivta Ateres Yaakov held their annual Israel yeshiva and college information night last week. Rabbi Mordechai Yaffe, Ph.D., menahel, introduced the program which included presentations from Rabbi Elysha Sandler,...
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Joe Biden reportedly fractured his foot last weekend playing with one of his dogs. Now, I am not questioning that the incident involved his...

Daf Yomi: Sparking Debate

A nice Chanukah present might be the FlashTorch. It’s billed as the world’s brightest flashlight, sporting 4,100 lumens of power. Interestingly, it comes with...

Netanyahu Greets Ethiopian Immigrants in Operation Rock of Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday greeted at Ben-Gurion International Airport the first group of Ethiopian immigrants to arrive in the country within...

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