German Leader Resigns Over Hitler Selfies
hitler selfie

The head of a growing anti-immigrant, anti-Islam movement in Germany stepped down under pressure after photos of him dressed as Hitler appeared in the country’s most popular daily.

Orthodox Paper that Cropped Out Women: No Apology
orthodox paper cuts women out of photo
The Orthodox newspaper Hamevaser received international attention in recent days after it cropped out the images of female leaders from a photo of the march held in Paris following the terror attacks there.
Turkey Blocks Sites With Charlie Hebdo Covers
charlie hebdo cover
Turkey on Wednesday blocked web sites where the satirical covers - featuring a cartoon of Mohammed - of France's Charlie Hebdo magazine were available on-line.
Saudi Religious Scholar Issues Religious Ban on Snowmen
snowman in saudi arabia banned by muslim scholar
A religious scholar in Saudi Arabia has put a religious Muslim ban on building snowmen, saying that such things will not be condoned.
Google Street View Returns to Israel
Google Street View returned to Israel three years after it first photographed the nation's streets.


US Asks Poland to Extradite Roman Polanski
Filmmaker arrested for sex offenses in Poland becomes center of global scandal.

FIFA Visits Gaza to Help Rebuild Soccer Stadiums
A delegation from FIFA arrived in Gaza on Monday to help rebuild stadiums damaged during last summer's war.

El Al Tickets on Sale Tuesday
el al
From June 28 through August 20, Ben Gurion to Boston return tickets start from $1,400.

Fourteen IDF Innovations of 2014
New programs, new equipment, new regulations; IDF releases list of developments last year, many of which were instituted during the war.

Four Year-Old Buys Nazi Ring In Vending Machine
nazi ring
A vending company in Tulsa, Oklahoma is under fire on Friday, after a four-year-old boy presented a toy ring with Nazi insignia on it to his shocked mother.

Turkish Hair Removal Ad Features 9/11 Mastermind
turkish hair ad features 9/11 mastermind
A Turkish cosmetics company recently ran a controversial online ad for its hair removal product, featuring none other than self-proclaimed mastermind of the September 11, 2001 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
You Don't See That Every Day: Lion Stopped At Iraqi Checkpoint
lion stopped at checkpoint
Members of a Shia militia manning a checkpoint near the front lines of the battle with ISIS in northern Iraq stopped a pickup truck with a rather unusual passenger this week: a lion.
Jack the Ripper Not Necessarily Jewish
jack the ripper not jewish
You can rest easy. Turns out Jack the Ripper might not have been Jewish after all.
Netanyahu: I Never Ate Non-Kosher Food
Kosher Sign
"I have never eaten non-kosher food," Prime Minister Binyanin Netanyahu said in an interview recorded before Yom Kippur. He was hinting that while he has sat in restaurants that serve non-kosher food, he never ate the food himself.
Egyptian Commentator Demands Jews Return Gold Taken In Exodus
commentator demands jews return gold from exodus
Not for the first time, an Egyptian commentator (this time a political scientist) has demanded that the Jews compensate Egypt for the gold they took on their way to freedom from slavery.
IDF Soldiers Punished for Whatsapp Name Leaks
idf punishes over name leak whatsapp
Two soldiers who were involved in leaking a list of IDF soldiers killed in action during Operation Protective Edge were punished by their commanders in a military trial, Channel Two reported Thursday.
You'll Never Guess Who's Selling This T-Shirt
zara holocaust shirt for kids
How can a retail giant could possibly think that this is an acceptable design?
Hamas Propaganda Claims Donation From Football Star Ronaldo
renaldo donates to hamas?
In what is probably a case of false propaganda, Gaza terrorists claimed top football star Cristiano Ronaldo donated 1.2 million euros to Gaza. "He is a legend and we hope he will convert to Islam," the group said.
Abbas Compares Teen's Murder to Auschwitz
abbas compares murder to auschqitz
Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas compared the murder of Palestinian teen Mohammed Abu Khder to the Nazi extermination of millions at Auschwitz on Wednesday.
Egypt Jails Christian Teacher For Insulting Islam
egypt jails christian teacher for insulting islam
An Egyptian appeals court jailed a female Coptic Christian teacher for six months after parents of her students accused her of evangelizing and insulting Islam, her lawyer said on Monday.
German Parliament Extends Pensions for Jews Who Worked in Nazi Ghettos
auschwitz sign
The German Bundestag unanimously passed legislation approving back payments of so-called ghetto pensions for Jewish survivors.
Egypt Arrests Seven Men From 'Gay Wedding' Video
egypt arrests seven men from gay video
Egypt arrested seven men on Saturday for taking part in a gay wedding video that went viral on social media, accusing them of inciting debauchery and undermining public morals.
The Lynyrd Skynyrd Connection to Mount Zion & King David's Tomb
lynard skynard at yeshiva
As preparations for Shavuot are underway, a rabbi reminisces about rock star Artimus Pyle's three years as a yeshiva student on Mt. Zion.
Why Do Octopuses Not Get Tangled Up?
octopus discoveris may lead to new breakthroughs in robotic technology
Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have discovered why an octopus's suckers stick to practically anything except its own body. Now this sticky discovery may lead to new breakthroughs in robot technology.
Israel Allows Sex Changes for 18-Year-Olds
israel allows 18 year olds to have gender change
Israel lowered the minimum age to be approved for a sex change from 21 to 18, and created new regulations for those who wish to undergo the procedure.
Non-Jewish Couple Donates Holocaust Torah to Virginia University
torah donated to vcu
A non-Jewish couple from Arizona donated a 250-year-old Torah scroll recovered from the Nazis to Virginia Commonwealth University.
The Donetsk Flier, Translated
jews ordered to register in the ukraine
A translation of the flier that demands all Jewish citizens of Donetsk, Ukraine to register themselves as Jews or face deportation.
Missouri Mayor Endorses Suspected Kansas Killer's Views
missouri mayor endorses kansas shooter
The new mayor of the Missouri hometown of Frazier Glenn Miller said he agreed with some of the views of the suspected killer of three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City, Kan.
Customs Officials Nab Underwear Diamond Smuggler
customs nabs underwear diamond smuggler
In their efforts to collect taxes due the government, workers of the Israel Tax Authority allow nothing to stand in their way - not even a pair of underwear, which is where they discovered a stash of undeclared diamonds earlier this week.
Irish Bomber Blows Himself Up After Forgetting to Change Clock
car bomb explodes because terrorist forgot to set clock
An Irish terrorist set the record for stupidity-induced near-death earlier this week, when his bomb detonated early - after he forgot to "spring forward" to daylight savings time.
Kosher Nightclub to Open in Moscow
moscow opens kosher nightclub
A Russian Jewish group is preparing to open a kosher nightclub in the center of Moscow. The new club is meant to expose Muscovites to "a slice of the Tel Aviv nightlife and thus allow Moscow Jews to immerse themselves in that scene."
Ritz Presents Kosher Bacon Crackers
ritz bacon flavored is kosher
Ritz has a new bacon-flavored cracker hitting shelves - with kosher certification.
Israel and Germany: Moving Beyond the Holocaust?
angela merkel netanyahu hitler shadow moustache
The story behind the photo of Binyamin Netanyahu and Angela Merkel. Why did something so trivial go viral? And what does the world's reaction reveal about international opinion on Israel?
Inside The Mind Of A Suicide Bomber
inside the mind of a suicide bomber
“The fundamental difference between male and female suicide bombers is in their level of fundamentalism,” explains Dr. Anat Berko.

Removal of Religion from Palestinian IDs Pleases Public
palestinian id cards remove religion
References to personal religious affiliation are being removed from identification cards for the first time since the establishment of the Palestinian Authority. Nevertheless, the decision is not entirely removed from politics.
PA Allocates $46 Million More For Terrorists In 2014
pa allocates $46 million more for terrorists in 2014
Last week, the PA announced that it will be giving an additional $46 million a year to released prisoners, a category which includes hundreds of murderers of civilians.
Israeli Breast Cancer Survivor Designs Nipples
israeli breast cancer survivor designs nipples
Some 4,500 women a year are diagnosed with breast cancer in Israel, according to the Israel Cancer Association.
Flamboyant Billionaire Stewart Rahr Wows Israel
billionaire wows israel
A unique brand of humanitarian philanthropy takes the capital by storm.

Hebrew Article from 1924 Claimed Hitler "Favorable to Jews"
hitler article 1924 says hitler liked jews
An elderly Israeli, discovered what is perhaps the strangest newspaper article ever - a 1924 article in a Hebrew-language newspaper that called Hitler "favorable to the Jewish people."
"Govt. to Split Jerusalem, Where are the Rabbis?"
rabbi speaks out against splitting jerusalem
The government is planning to cede several sites in ancient Jerusalem to Muslim and Christian ownership, and Israel's rabbis remain silent, Rabbi Yisrael Ariel has accused.
California Rabbi Wins First MMA Fight
rabbi boxer yossi alport
California-based Rabbi Yossi Eilfort wins his first amateur Mixed Martial Arts match by TKO, and now wants to promote self-defense among religious Jews.
Jerusalem Biblical Zoo Welcomes Swedish Lion
new lion at biblical zoo
The Jerusalem Biblical Zoo is welcoming a new male lion from Sweden. The zoo already is searching for a mate for him.
Chechnya: Name Your Baby Mohammed, Get $1,000
1000 dollars to name a baby mohammed
The President of Chechnya declared Monday that a charity managed by his mother Aimani would pay $1,000 to families naming their infants born that day Mohammed, after the founder of Islam.
Nigeria: Homosexual Relationships Punishable By 14-Year Sentence
Nigeria 14 year sentence for gay relationships
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan signed a bill into law earlier this month which sets the sentence to up to 14 years imprisonment for participants in homosexual relationships.
Menachem Stark, Slumlord or Saint?
menachem stark family
While mainstream media outlets scrutinized Stark's relationships with tenants, contractors and lenders, haredi Orthodox publications offered a decidedly different take - celebrating his many virtues.
Upcoming Movie Tells Story of Jew Murdered by French Muslim Gang
ilan halimi murdered by french muslim gang
Halimi was kidnapped in Paris in January 2006 by a gang of at least 16 men and women led by Youssouf Fofana, a professed anti-Semite of Ivorian descent who had Halimi starved, mutilated and beaten for 24 days in a cellar before dumping him in a field.
N.Y. Post Cover of Murdered Hasidic Millionaire Sparks Outrage
menachem stark murdered cover of new york post
The New York Post is under fire for a cover story about the murder of Brooklyn Hasidic landlord Menachem Stark, called "Who Didn't Want Him Dead?"
Zuckerberg and Wife Make Largest 2013 U.S. Donation
mark zuckerberg gives largest american donation
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife are responsible for the largest on-record charitable donation in the United States in 2013.
Russian Forensics Experts: Arafat Was Not Poisoned
yasser arafat was poisoned by who
The finding was announced by experts at Russia's state forensic agency, backing a report issued earlier this month by French forensic experts about the death of the late Palestinian leader.
IDF Warns Snow Tourists: Beware of Land Mines
golan tourists must watch out for mine fields
While the Golan region is considered safe despite fighting in nearby Syria, IDF Lieutenant Roi Gutman warned that snow tourists must take care to avoid land mines.
Controversy Surrounds Ethiopian Blood Donors In Israel
contraversy surrounds Eithiopian blood drive
Israeli lawmakers called for an examination of Magen David Adom blood donation policies after an Ethiopia-born Knesset member was rejected as a donor.
Coin Issued for 60th Anniversary of Yad Vashem
yad vashem coin
A commemorative coin to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial museum was issued by the Bank of Israel.
Israeli Sex Therapist Resists Orthodox Taboo On Female Masturbation
Israeli sex therapist resists orthodox taboo on female masturbation
In a move that some say reflects a growing openness in Orthodox circles to sexual coaching, he has obtained the endorsement of prominent rabbis for a guidebook he has written aimed at enhancing women's pleasure.
NY Jewish Leader Works to Stop Deadly "Knockout Game"
knockout game antisemitic?
New York City has recently been hit by a spate of anti-Semitic attacks in a phenomenon called the "Knockout Game." The "game" is being placed across the US. however in NYC it seems that Jews are specifically targeted.
Gaza Names Lion Cubs Named After Missiles, Fighting
gaza lions named after missiles
On Tuesday authorities at Gaza's "Bissan" amusement park announced the birth of two lion cubs, naming them after missiles and the Palestinian fighting in the IDF's 8 day anti-terror operation Pillar of Defense.

How One U.N. Interpreter Got A Job Offer From Netanyahu
how one U.N. interpretor got job offer from Netanyahu
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said there will always be a job waiting in Israel for a U.N. interpreter caught wondering aloud at the excessive number of anti-Israel resolutions.

Report: Nigeria Islamist Group Seizing Christian Women As Slaves
nigerian soldiers fighting boko haram
Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram has been kidnapping Christian women from rural areas and forcing them to convert under threats of death, Mail & Guardian reports. The women are then kept as slaves and child brides.
No Gay Residents in Beit Shemesh: Orthodox Mayor Says
American LGBT Leaders Explore Partnerships in Israel
An LBGT group filed a complaint against the haredi Orthodox mayor of Beit Shemesh after he said on television that his "holy and pure" city does not have homosexual residents.
George W. Bush to Headline Fundraiser for Proselytizers
George W. Bush to headline fundraiser for proselytizers
Former President George W. Bush will headline a fundraiser for a group that seeks to convert Jews to Christianity.

Syrian Civil War Refugee Gives Birth at Israeli Hospital
A Syrian woman who lives in the crossfire of the civil war gave birth to a baby boy in an Israeli hospital in Safed, despite initially being "afraid to make it to Israel."
Orthodox Politicians Try to Save Underage Marriage
marriageable age being raised
The Knesset Committee on Constitution, Law and Justice passed the second and third readings of a bill submitted by MK Yariv Levin (Likud) with other MK's that would raise the marriage age from 17 to 18 years of age.

Elderly Holocaust Survivor Couple Die in Suicide Pact
elderly holocaust couple commits suicide pact, vladimer fiser, marika ferber
An octogenarian couple, both Jewish Holocaust survivors, killed themselves in Toronto in an apparent suicide pact.
Gestapo Chief "Buried in Jewish Cemetery"
gestapo burried in jewish cemetary
Heinrich Mueller, who was the head of the Nazi Gestapo secret police, was buried in a Jewish cemetery, reported German newspaper Bild.
Iranian Man in Botched Execution Will Not be "Re-Hanged"
iranian man will not be rehanged
A 37 year old Iranian man was pronounced dead after 12 minutes following his hanging earlier this month, but when his family members went to collect his body at the prison morgue, he was still breathing.
Galilee: Fifth Quake in a Week
five earthquakes in israel in one week
An earthquake measuring 3.3 on the Richter scale took place Tuesday in northern Israel, according to the Israel Geophysical Institute. It is the fifth quake in the Galilee in less than a week.
Canadian Woman Sues Iran Over Hamas Terror Attack
canadian woman sues hamas and iran
Dr. Sherry Weiss, a 43 year old dentist from Vancouver who was injured in a 1997 suicide bombing by Hamas in Israel, has submitted a damage suit against Iran, Shalom Toronto reports.
Body of Nazi War Criminal Disappears
erich prebke nazi body disappears
The ongoing saga of the burial of Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke continued on Thursday, with his family claiming that his body had disappeared, reports The Associated Press.
Turkish Students Arrested for Nazi Salutes at Nazi Death Camp
turkish students nazi salute
Two Turkish university students were arrested at the site of the Majdanik Death camp, after giving Nazi salutes to a group of Israeli students and shouting "Heil Hitler".
Married and Dating: Polyamorous Jews Seek Acceptance
polyamorous lifestyle jewish
Some Jews who pursue multiple committed partnerships simultaneously want the Jewish community to be more accepting of their lifestyle choices.
Star of David Not Allowed on Temple Mount?
temple mount does not allow stars of david?
A volunteer with the Magen David Adom first aid service was forced on Sunday to remove his jacket with the organization’s emblem before he was allowed to enter the Temple Mount. The emblem of Magen David Adom is a red Star of David.
American Islamist Jailed for Al Qaeda Fundraising
al zawahari
A joint US-Australian citizen has been jailed for 18 years for his part in an Al Qaeda fundraising ring.
Study Pushes for Israel to Legalize Marijuana
Legalizing marijuana would generate more than $450 million annually for the Israeli economy, a new study shows.
Chinese Ship Caught Transferring 700,000 Fake Viagra Pills to Palestinians
700,000 fake viagra pills sent to palestinian authority from china via israel
Israeli tax authorities were surprised to discover a staggering 700,000 fake Viagra pills during an inspection this week at the Ashdod Port.
Dialing the Dead: Psychic to the Stars
Many Jews feel a connection with their ancestors, but how many have regular conversations with them?
Minor Earthquake Rocks Jerusalem
The temblor measured 3.5 on the Richter scale and was felt in Jerusalem and on the northern edge of the Dead Sea on Thursday morning.
Knesset Goes Solar for the New Year
In 2014, the Knesset will become one of the world's first parliaments to generate its own electricity.
Palestinian Truck Overruns Security Barriers at Ben Gurion Airport
ben gurion airport
Security guards at Israel's Ben Gurion Airport fired on two Palestinians driving a stolen truck after it broke through two security barriers.
IDF Officer Jailed for "Harlem Shake' Video
harlem shake
The commander of the Keren battalion in the Artillery Corps court-martialed an officer and an enlisted man under his command for recording and uploading a short video of soldiers performing the "Harlem Shake."
Hackers Broadcast Zombie Apocalypse Alert on US TV
zombie bubz
Hackers caused a bizarre alert in the state of Montana by broadcasting a warning about zombies attacking the living, local television channels reported, according to AFP.
Pope Benedict Stepping Down
pope benedict jewish new year message
Pope Benedict XVI said he is stepping down, citing his advanced age and, apparently, failing health.
Smuggled Sperm Impregnates Palestinian Prisoners' Wives
sperm smuggled from prison
Four Palestinian women who had the sperm of their husbands smuggled out of Israeli jails reportedly are pregnant.
NY Paper Publishes Interactive "Gun Holders" Map
gun map ny paper
A local New York newspaper has enraged a portion of its readers after publishing an interactive map that shows the names and addresses of thousands of residents who have handgun permits.
Iran Blames "Israeli Death Squads" for Sandy Hook Shooting
sandy hook lights
 Iran’s state-run PressTV, which has developed a well-earned reputation for publishing incendiary anti-Israel conspiracy theories, ran a story Tuesday espousing the belief that Israeli "death squads" are to blame for the Sandy Hook shooting.

Gaza Shop Names Perfume After Missile
"We came up with the name M75 for a new perfume in the shop as a symbol of the rocket of the resistance, and the victory of Gaza," Abu Ahmed, owner of the "Stay Stylish" shop in Gaza City's upscale Rimal neighborhood
Sudan Captures Israeli "Spy Vulture"
vulture spying for israel accusation
Sudanese officials announced Monday that they have captured an electronically-tagged vulture suspected of being dispatched by Israel on a spying mission.
Jewish National Fund Distributes Christmas Trees
jnf christmas trees
The Jewish National Fund will distribute free Christmas trees to local churches, monasteries, convents, embassies and foreign journalists.
Swedish Gallery Defends Painting Made with Holocaust Victims' Ashes
maidanek painting ashes sweden artist carl van hausswolff painting with dead
A Swedish art gallery owner defended his gallery’s decision to show a painting made of Holocaust victims' ashes as "having no moral flaws."
Meet The IDF's 67-Year-Old Colonel
Reserve Col. Moshe Peled, a former tank division commander, still wears his uniform, this time as a driver for a huge truck carrier for tanks, but he adds he will retire - at age 75.
Haifa U Bans Public Events After Arabs Mourn Hamas Terrorist
jaabari targeted
Haifa University has suspended all public extracurricular activity on campus, after Arab students held a "memorial service" for Ahmed Jaabari, commander of Hamas's military terror wing.
Help Ends for 8,000 Holocaust Survivors
older lady
More than 8,000 Holocaust survivors have not received reimbursement for medical expenses that they are entitled to get from the Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Victims in Israel.
Poster Collection Looted by Nazis to be Auctioned
posters looted by nazis on sale
A collection of pre-World War II posters that were returned to the heir of a Jewish dentist who fled the Nazis is going on sale.
Protocols of the Elders of Zion Read Aloud in Greek Parliament
ilias kasidaris
A lawmaker for Greece's neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Party has reportedly read out in parliament a passage from the anti-Semitic forgery The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.
Families of Students Killed in Yeshiva Attack Sue Bank of China
mercaz harav victims
The families of five of the students killed in the 2008 terrorist attack on the Mercaz Harav Yeshiva in Jerusalem have filed a $1 billion lawsuit against the Bank of China for making money transfers to Hamas.
Hebrew U Loses Einstein Copyright Case
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has lost a copyright infringement case for the exclusive use of Albert Einstein's image for commercial purposes.
Sarah Silverman's Rabbi Sister Films Video for Obama
susan silverman
A video in support of President Obama produced by the sister of comedian Sarah Silverman, (who is a Reform Rabbi) will begin airing in Florida.
Israel to Mass Produce Cardboard Bicycles
cardboard bike
"Reuters" reports that a bicycle made almost entirely of cardboard is to be mass produced by an Israeli based at Ahituv, a farming village near Hadera.
Paris District Signs E. Jerusalem Pact with PA
ille de france
The district of France that includes Paris signed an agreement with the Palestinian Authority to provide funding for programs in eastern Jerusalem. The agreement undercuts Israel's claim to eastern Jerusalem.

Madonna Calls Obama a "Black Muslim"
madonna tour
Pop diva Madonna urged fans to vote for President Barack Obama in America's November election, reports AFP, but may have caused him damage by calling him a "Black Muslim," according to a video posted online Tuesday.

Facebook Suspends Israel-Developed Face Recognition
facebook logo new
Facebook Inc. has suspended its automatic photo-tagging feature for European users in response to pressure from EU regulatory agencies for protecting privacy rights.



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