Today in History, July 30:  1863: Chief Rabbi Nathan Marcus Adler consecrated the new building housing the Bayswater Synagogue.


Hezbollah Child-Killer Samir Kuntar 'Killed in Syria Airstrike'

Israel allegedly targeted child-murdering terrorist Samir Kuntar in Syrian strike.

Why Did Canada Buy an Iron Dome?

The defense ministry put the cost of the 10 medium range radar systems at a cool $187.2 million.

Canadian Couple Plotted to Kill "Small Jews" At A Synagogue

A couple in Canada had plans to infiltrate a synagogue and cause a great deal of damage.

Medical Marijuana Coming to Israeli Pharmacies

Some 22,000 Israelis are eligible for medical marijuana, though there is a long waiting list for approval and the number is expected to increase.


The EU is Considering Sanctioning Israeli Banks

Reports calls on the EU to examine dealings between Israeli and European banks, particularly on issues such as loans and mortgages, to ensure "they comply with the EU requirement not to provide material support to the occupation."

Facebook Acquires Israeli StartUp That Will Change Your Life

The startup, which hails from the small Israeli town of Kfar Saba has developed technology for operating a computer through hand and finger gestures.

What the Greek Vote is Doing to the Shekel

Against the background of events in Greece, the shekel is mixed at the start of this week's trading on the foreign exchange market.

"Israeli Government Has No Credit Exposure to Greece"

Experts warn that Greece's bankruptcy will have consequences for the global economy, and is liable to harm Israeli exports indirectly, while increasing the risk in global markets.


An Australian Reality Show Got Too Close to ISIS

Where reality TV "introduces" its contestants to life with ISIS.

Britain Plans to Re-Open Tehran Embassy

"The Prime Minister expressed his hope that this deal would mark a fresh start in bilateral relations between the UK and Iran."

Malala Says the World is Failing Syria's Children

"I am here on behalf of the 28 million children who are kept from the classroom because of armed conflict."

ISIS Releases UK-Specific Jihadi Guide

ISIS has released another guide for inspiring jihadists - this time, one helpfully aimed specifically at the United Kingdom.


Orthodox Teen Calls for Public Protest Against His Chemotherapy

“Even if I have to die, let me die with dignity – that’s all I ask,” the teen says in the video, asking others to help protest on his behalf.

Twins Married to Twins Have Babies 20 Minutes Apart

The girls born last week in Netanya are the daughters of two couples – identical twin brothers born 20 minutes apart and married to identical twin sisters born 20 minutes apart.

Jewish-Russian Billionaire and Stephen Hawking Search for ETs

Stephen Hawking and a Jewish-Russian tech billionaire launch a search for aliens.

Apparently Chicken Eating Started in Judea

Why are thousands of very well preserved ancient chicken bones such a big deal?

Soul Food, July 30

A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.-Charles Darwin