Is the fictional world of CIA agent Carrie Mathison and US-Marine-turned-Al-Qaeda operative Nicholas Brody the answer to the tension in the Middle East? Yes, according to Many Patinkin. The Jewish actor, better known as Saul Berenson, traveled to Canada this week to do press for the Showtime’s award-winning series, “Homeland,” which is based on an Israeli TV (but you… More ▸
Michael Oren, Israel’s ambassador to the US, stopped by Comedy Central’s “Colbert Report” to talk about Chuck Hagel and President Obama’s upcoming trip to Israel. Stephen Colbert presented the topic of Israel by reminding his audience he was “certainly a better friend than Barack Obama, who has repeatedly snubbed our ally ‘Yisrael’ by refusing to… More ▸
Rabbi Menachem Froman, a founder of the Modern Orthodox West Bank settlers movement Gush Emunim who cultivated ties with Palestinians, has died. More ▸
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jordan’s King Abdullah II met in Jordan to discuss the Middle East peace process. More ▸
By Ron Kampeas
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s likening of Zionism to anti-Semitism and fascism was “objectionable.” More ▸
Six wounded Syrian rebels who were treated in an Israeli hospital after being wounded in their country’s civil war were repatriated. More ▸
President Obama wants to “listen” on his visit to Israel, not push a particular peace plan, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said. More ▸
The Canadian and Israeli navies participated in joint training exercises in the Gulf of Aqaba. More ▸
Purim, the festival of drinking, giggles, dress up, and those triangle cookies, is a time to feature some hidden creativity for costumes.
Some see this as a time to unleash their inner skank, others, their more controversially political side.
Here are our top 10 reasons why we love Purim, according to some holiday photos…
10. Because on this day, rabbis have green hair!
(and it suits him rather well.)
(Courtesy of BBC)
9. Because animals can be counted for a minyan
.(But not women, of course… just kidding! But seriously…)
(Courtesy of AVAX) More ▸
By Uri Fintzy
People all over Israel are celebrating Purim this weekend, and much like Halloween, the dress-up holiday is a perfect opportunity for parents to show off their creativity and then display it on their poor kids. The winners of the contest for Costume of Poorest Taste are definitely 7-year-old twins Ilay and Nehoray, who dressed up… More ▸