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Yom Ha’atzmaut (Independence Day)

Here in Israel, the somberness of today gives way to the celebrations of Independence Day, which starts tonight and continues throughout tomorrow.   For more information...

Remembrance Day

Today in Israel is Yom Hazikaron (Remembrance Day), the day on which we mourn all of the servicemen and women who have fallen in...

The Trials and Tribulations of Irineos

The Jerusalem Post reports the following:   Greek Orthodox leaders cut ties with patriarch   No, this is not referring to some bizarre Greek Orthodox ritual, but rather...

Ezer Weizman 1924-2005

  Former Israeli President Ezer Weizman passed away last night.   Obituaries   JPost YNetnews Ha'aretz Shai   Reactions "Ezer was a symbol and example of the Israeli sabra..Every station in his life was a...

Putting the “Why” Into Ynetnews

Remember how yesterday I mentioned how hilarious the Ynetnews headlines are? Well, not everyone agrees after this headline to a story on how more Israel...

Finally, a Fatwa I Can Embrace

Yes, I did just say that.

Boogie

Has anyone else (besides Hat) noticed how hilarious the Ynetnews headlines are? Take this one from today for example:   Boogie's night in Jordan   No, it is...

One Day at the Ranch – Part Deux

As Israeli Prime Minister Sharon stood at the podium, he was overcome by a feeling of nausea. It was at this moment that he...

Oh, Judy

Here's once that escaped my radar: the wife of Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom accosted Prince Charles at the Pope's funeral. Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom's...

Gere and Friend

Richard Gere is currently visiting Israel with a friend.   No, not that friend. Rather, I am speaking of Ben "I am not a Jew but...

The Predictable and the Downright Surprising

In Bizarro World, these are some of the Israeli news items you might read about:   Right-wing Knesset Member Effie Eitam apparently suggests disarming evacuees ahead...

One Day in the Knesset

In the Knesset, Israeli Prime Minister Sharon repays Vice Premier Ehud Olmert for his support..    "I don't understand why you want me to massage your...

Let the Demonization Continue..

Ynetnews reports: The conflict between some IDF officers and settlers is reaching a boiling point even months before the planned disengagement.   A top IDF officer told...


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