Israeli Model Makes "Sports Illustrated Swimsuit" Cover

02/01/2010 09:55:00 AM

Mea culpa.My apologies for having been absent for so long. I was and still am quite swamped with a number of personal obligations had had neither the time nor the energy to post. I still am not fully free, but as an apology of sorts, I offer ...

Geert Wilders: The Extremist or the Victim?

01/20/2010 13:06:00 PM

I received an e-mail the other day with an interesting article and an even more interesting question attached. The article was actually a speech by a member of the Dutch Parliament, Geert Wilders given in New York. When I read the speech, ...

Israeli Minister in the United Arab Emerites

01/18/2010 08:16:00 AM

In the words of Minister of Infrastructure Uzi Landau, a splinter has been made in the ice of Israeli relations with the United Arab Emerites (UAE) as he became the first Israeli minister to visit that country. The minister was attending a ...

Israel's Diplomatic Humiliation of Turkey Garners Mixed Reactions

01/15/2010 08:50:00 AM

The "pages" of the major Israeli online media sources are filled today with opinion and reporting on the recent humiliation of the Turkish Ambassador to Israel and the subsequent series of apologies issued by Israel. Some of these articles highlight ...

Pity Haiti

01/14/2010 08:08:00 AM

The devastation in Haiti is complete. Nearly 100,000 or more dead, buildings collapsed, prisoners escaped from collapsed prisons, hospitals, schools, homes, all flattened. The poorest country in North America dealt yet another tragedy, another ...

Reasons for the Failure of Israeli Diplomacy

01/13/2010 08:12:00 AM

Many Israeli diplomats apparently know little or nothing of the culture or history of the country and people they are to be representing. In short, they know little of Judaism or Zionism, reports this article in Ha'Aretz.Recently, Israeli foreign ...

Thousand Year Old Home, and Hippo Bones Found in Tel Aviv

01/12/2010 10:15:00 AM

Archaeologists working in Tel-Aviv have discovered a prehistoric (8,000 year old) dwelling along with primitive tools and animal bones including those of a hippo.The work seems to have been carried out in preparation for a building development. ...

Lebanon Hopes to Beat Recently Set Israeli Hummus Record

01/12/2010 00:03:00 AM

An Israeli town known as Abu Gosh has prepared the world's largest platter of Hummus, breaking a world record recently set in Lebanon. Lebanon had taken the distinction of home of the largest plate of Hummus from Israel, what had held it p ...

The Song That's Been in my Head All Day!

01/11/2010 18:36:00 PM

I love this song and it's been in my head all day!(My own) loose translation from Yiddish:ChorusTumbala-tumbala Tum-balalaika (x2)tum-balalaika, let the balalaika playtum-balalaika, and let us be joyfulA young man is thinkingthinking and thinking ...

Oldest Hebrew Inscription Discovered

01/09/2010 23:36:00 PM

In October, 2008, a teenage volunteer at an archaeological dig at Khirbet Qeiyafa, southwest of Jerusalem (see map,) discovered a 3,000 year old pottery shard with an inscription that appeared to be Hebrew, making it the earliest Hebrew writing ...