• Obama, Netanyahu talk regional security in phone call

    WASHINGTON (JTA) – President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke on the phone about regional security issues. “The two leaders discussed regional security issues and Middle East peace,” a brief White House statement said of the call Wednesday. “They agreed to continue the close coordination between the United States and Israel on a range… More ▸

  • With Netanyahu in Shanghai, China rips Syrian airstrikes

    (JTA) — As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began a five-day visit to China, the Chinese Foreign Ministry criticized the military strikes on Syria without singling out Israel. “We oppose the use of military force and believe any country’s sovereignty should be respected,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Monday. She did not mention Israel by… More ▸

  • Reading the Bibi leaves

    Prime Minister Netayahu has already declared his support for a two-state solution and for years has been urging the Palestinians to come back to the negotiating table. But his left-wing and centrist critics don’t buy it. They say that Bibi’s real plan is to stall indefinitely while avoiding blame for, well, stalling indefinitely. It’s like… More ▸

  • Israeli celebrities get religious makeovers

    Breaking news: Bar Rafaeli to star in a long-awaited sequel of “A Stranger Among Us.” Okay, that’s a total lie, but a photo of the Israeli model that’s gone viral in Israel might make you believe otherwise. The image, which shows Leonardo DiCaprio’s ex decked out in super modest clothing (sheitel included), is just one… More ▸

  • Israeli Embassy’s Trailer for Obama’s Visit To Israel: A Closer Look

    If you haven’t heard yet, President Obama is in the Mideast this week. But that’s not the really big news story surrounding the visit. More noteworthy than the turmoil in the region, the stagnant peace process, and the history of tension between Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, we finally get to see the long awaited-trailer, of Obama’s visit to Israel, courtesy the Israeli Embassy! That’s right: a trailer:

    We are as confused as you are by this video. Who does trailers for political trip? Was this made by a bunch of sixth graders? Here’s how the video breaks down, scene by scene:

    Scene #1: We watch Air Force One fly to Israel, the only blue country in a mass of brown countries — which is how maps work, by the way. More ▸