Game Night: a movie review by Tayla Rosen

February 21, 2018 by  

Having obvious similarities to films such as ‘Mr and Mrs Smith’ (2005), ‘Killers’ (2010) and ‘Date Night’ (2010), moviegoers can see a common theme evidently growing in popularity in Hollywood.  Read more

When abusing children is considered OK

February 21, 2018 by  

Are the Palestinians finally catching on to the rules of Western public relations?…writes Jonathan S. Tobin/JNS. Read more

The difficulty of maintaining calm in Gaza

February 20, 2018 by  

In recent weeks, the Israeli media has covered at length the rapidly deteriorating economic situation in Gaza and the concerns that an economic collapse could lead to a humanitarian crisis or to renewed clashes with Israel along the border. Read more

Must Israel do America’s dirty work?

Whenever Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu uses props for his speeches, his critics pounce…writes Jonathan S. Tobin/JNS. Read more

Dysfunctional politics and disgraceful behaviour

February 20, 2018 by  

The criminal charges recommended by the Israel Police against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the politicians’ and media’s reactions amount to perhaps the most scandalous political imbroglio in Israel’s history…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

What’s In Those “Prayers,” Anyway?

February 19, 2018 by  

The town of Parkland, Florida made the news because of a school shooting that left 17 people dead-most of them teenagers. Read more

Purim is no Yom Tov

February 19, 2018 by  

Why is Purim no Yom Tov?…ask the Rabbi. Read more

Feintooner

February 18, 2018 by  

Polish maths…this week’s cartoon from Feintooner. Read more

A contemporary take in music on old Yiddish

February 18, 2018 by  

Taking old Yiddish drinking songs, collaborating them with 60’s jazz, 70’s funk and good old big band sounds to create a dance mash up, is what YID! is all about. This unique recipe for success takes you through a whirlwind of cheerful, edgy, wild and vibrantly upbeat tunes that’s sure to get you on your feet. Read more

Trump promotes Jordan, downgrades PLO and defunds UNRWA

February 18, 2018 by  

US Secretary of State – Rex Tillerson – was in Jordan this week delivering some very good news for Jordan – but not for the PLO and UNRWA. Read more

No hate of Halimi? French won’t see anti-Semitism for what it is

February 18, 2018 by  

Flush from his victory over far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in the French elections last July, President Emmanuel Macron decided to address head on the horrific murder of a Jewish pensioner in Paris three months earlier…writes Ben Cohen/JNS. Read more

Let’s talk truthfully about the issues behind mass shootings

February 18, 2018 by  

Jewish groups don’t hesitate to weigh in after the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., but the futile nature of the discussion about guns points toward more culture-war bitterness rather than solutions…writes Jonathan S. Tobin/JNS. Read more

Yossi Gal speaks at movie premier…a video report.

February 18, 2018 by  

Ambassador Yossi Gal, Statesman and Diplomat spoke in Melbourne at the Australian Premiere screening of “A letter from London”, a film exploration of the Balfour Declaration and its Legacy, at the Classic Cinema, Elsternwick. Read more

On the other hand

February 17, 2018 by  

While political scandals continue to hog the media headlines the good news tends to get buried. Here are some of the latest positive developments from the Promised Land…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

A conversation with Rabbi John Levi

February 16, 2018 by  

Rabbi John Levi, Emeritus Rabbi of Temple Beth Israel in Melbourne, has been in Israel with his wife, Robyn, for the last six months. Read more

Is President Trump preparing to put pressure on Israel?

In recent weeks, President Donald Trump has repeatedly indicated that he intends to pressure Israel to make yet more concessions to the Palestinian Authority. I wonder why pro-Israel voices have not been expressing concern about this development…writes Stephen M. Flatow. Read more

The demand for sovereignty over Judea and Samaria is a waste of Zionist energy

February 16, 2018 by  

The longing for Jewish sovereignty over the historic homeland of the Jewish people is understandable. Nevertheless, the recent attempt to pass a law declaring Israeli sovereignty over the settlements in Judea and Samaria is useless. Read more

Corruption charges lobbed at him, Netanyahu feels political earth rumble, but not crack

February 16, 2018 by  

A political and legal storm hit Israel Tuesday evening when Israeli police officials informed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that they plan to recommend bribery and breach of trust charges in the two corruption cases against him…writes Israel Kasnett/JNS.org. Read more

Irrational insanity…writes Michael Kuttner

February 16, 2018 by  

It has been one of those weeks again in which we have heard unbelievable utterances, read more misinformed media reporting and witnessed witless behaviour. Read more

Realising Ben-Gurion’s dream

February 14, 2018 by  

Eran Doron is the mayor of the Ramat HaNegev Regional Council in which its territory represents 22% of the land  of Israel. He talks to J-Wire. Read more

Analysis: Downing of Israeli F-16 is no victory for Iranian axis in escalating ‘war between wars’

February 13, 2018 by  

A day after Israeli, Syrian, and Iranian forces were involved in a major military confrontation—that left an Israeli F-16 shot down, along with an Iranian drone, and multiple Syrian air defenses destroyed—the dust has begun to settle and the bigger picture is emerging…writes Yaakov Lappin/JNS. Read more

New Zealand headlines mislead on Iranian provocation

February 13, 2018 by  

On Saturday evening, New Zealand time, an Iranian drone (modelled on an American stealth UAV) entered Israeli airspace. Read more

Rinat and company star in dazzling Carmen – an opera review by Victor Grynberg

February 13, 2018 by  

It was a lot more than Israeli Carmen superstar Rinat Shaham and the glorious music of Georges Bizet that prompted the audience to rise as one for a rapturous standing ovation at the premiere last Saturday night. Read more

Feintooner

February 12, 2018 by  

Feintooner: Drone S.W.A.T.ting Read more

Why is 13 unlucky?

February 12, 2018 by  

Rabbi Raymond Apple answers this question….and others. Read more

Trump to Israel Hayom: The Palestinians are not looking to make peace

February 12, 2018 by  

In interview with Israel Hayom Editor-in-Chief Boaz Bismuth, U.S. President Donald Trump says, “I have achieved more than I had promised” in first year of term • “Israel has to be careful with settlements,” he says, adding that Israelis and Palestinians would be “foolish” not to make a peace deal. Read more

Is Marama Davidson a dogmatic street activist or serious political leader?

February 12, 2018 by  

A day before Marama Davidson’s announcement that she was putting her name forward as a candidate for the NZ Green Party’s co-leadership she attended an anti-Israeli protest organised by  the Palestinian Solidarity Movement and Kia Ora Gaza – the same group that sent Marama on the ‘Ship of Fools’ to Gaza – to demonise Israel. Read more

UN Secretary-General Guterres ignores Jordan-Palestine nexus

February 11, 2018 by  

United Nations Secretary-General – Antonio Guterres – displayed how little he knows of the history, geography and demography of Palestine when addressing the opening of the 2018 Session of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (“CEIRPP”). Read more

Damned if you do . . . and Trump and Netanyahu are certainly doing

February 11, 2018 by  

Day in and day out, two men—two crucial world leaders—remain under a constant barrage of verbal attacks. They are subjected to an obsessional, unhinged and unprecedented stream of abuse, distortion, character assassination and malicious fantasies…writes Melanie Phillips/JNS.org. Read more

On the other hand

February 10, 2018 by  

Good news about Israel is not news as far as the general media is concerned. That is why J-Wire brings you weekly updates on innovative and revolutionary developments which have the potential to make the world a better place. This is Tikkun Olam in action rather than meaningless slogans. Read more

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