• In Tel Aviv, sunny with a chance of rockets

    “In Tel Aviv, we expect the skies clear with a temperature of 32 degrees,” our pilot said upon taking off from Milan’s airport Wednesday, with no discernible hint of irony. The thermometer in Tel Aviv did fill up — 32 degrees Celsius, 90 Fahrenheit — but the skies have, sadly, been far from clear. As… More ▸

  • Watching footage from the Israel-Gaza battlefield (VIDEO)

    Israel, as always, fights its battles on two fronts: The actual front, now in Gaza and in the skies over Israel, and the public relations battlefield. Today, that means social media, too. As in past conflicts, the Israel Defense Forces is posting footage from its battles in and around Gaza on its YouTube channel and its Twitter… More ▸

  • Elsewhere: Gaza warning calls, lecturing Israel, Dermer vs. N.Y. Times

    Get out now!: Israel phones Palestinian residents of homes it is about to bomb to warn them to evacuate, but sometimes they instead crowd on their roofs to shield their houses. (N.Y. Times) Who killed Mohammed Abu Khdeir?: The suspects in the murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir seem to be delinquent youths from Sephardic haredi Orthodox backgrounds. (Jerusalem Post)… More ▸

  • Why ZOA hasn’t commented on murder of Arab teen

    UPDATE: The ZOA issued a statement Thursday condemning the murder. American Jewish groups from across the ideological and religious spectrum have issued strongly worded condemnations of the murder of Palestinian teenager Muhammad Abu Khdier, apparently a revenge killing committed by Jews. One exception to this chorus of denunciation was the Zionist Organization of America, a hawkish… More ▸

  • A wedding interrupted by rockets

    In the Israeli city of Holon, south of Tel Aviv, rocket fire interrupted a wedding ceremony, sending the bride and groom and their guests running for shelter. Tablet Magazine’s Yair Rosenberg posted video to YouTube. More ▸

  • Tom Hanks, Justin Bieber kick it old-shul

    Amidst a tumultuous world, a reminder of life’s simpler pleasures. We humbly offer you a video, shot by Justin Bieber at his manager Scooter Braun’s wedding, of Tom Hanks, resplendent in a tallis and yarmulke, singing and jiving to Montell Jordan’s 1995 dance classic, “This Is How We Do It.” Note: Bieber, in posting this… More ▸

  • Elsewhere: Israel’s incitement problem, ‘Mein Kampf’ returns, sheitels to Jewfros

    Israel’s incitement problem: Israeli politicians need to do more than just condemn the murder of a Palestinian teen, Nahum Barnea writes. (Ynet) ‘Mein Kampf’ returns: The impending release of a critical edition of Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” in German is a positive development, Peter Ross Range writes. (N.Y. Times) Romania revisited: Returning on a book tour to his family’s homeland, Andrew… More ▸

  • Elsewhere: Shuafat crime scene, Hollywood to rabbinate, faking Jewish

    Scene of the crime: Shuafat, the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood from which Mohammad Abu Khieder was abducted before being murdered, is a prosperous area where many residents enjoy good relations with Jews. (Washington Post) Bulldoze Jewish terrorists’ homes: Israel should deal with those responsible for murdering a Palestinian teen the same way it deals with Palestinian terrorists, Rabbi Daniel… More ▸