Jewish MP’s Holocaust post taken down by Facebook

A Ukrainian legislator from the city of Kharkiv, Oleksandr Feldman, discovered that Facebook deleted one of his posts expressing criticism of his country’s lionization of Holocaust collaborators earlier this week.

Posted on October 27, 2016 and filed under News, Jewish Life, Holocaust, World.

Meet the Austrian politician fawning over Iran

With the upcoming renewal of the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA), which enables a range of sanctions targeting Iran's nuclear program and ballistic missile tests, the best message we can send to the Iranians is that the United States isn't as easily fooled and seduced as their lackeys in the European Union, writes's Ben Cohen.

Posted on October 27, 2016 and filed under Opinion, News.

Earliest reference to Jerusalem found in rare ancient papyrus

Archaeologists unveiled a 2,700-year-old papyrus fragment, described as “the earliest extra-biblical source to mention Jerusalem in Hebrew writing” the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) said Wednesday.

Posted on October 26, 2016 and filed under News, Israel.

AIPAC changes stance, backs anti-Assad bill

Following publicity over AIPAC's failure to support a Syria sanctions bill, the pro-Israel lobbying group has changed its stance and is now backing the legislation.

Posted on October 26, 2016 and filed under News.

With ISIS on the retreat, what’s next for Iraq’s beleaguered Assyrian Christians?

With Iraqi forces on the march to liberate Mosul from the grips of the Islamic State, Iraq’s beleaguered Assyrian Christians have renewed hopes of returning to their ancestral homeland in the Nineveh Plains region surrounding Mosul, the country’s second largest city.

Posted on October 26, 2016 and filed under News, Christian, World.

AIPAC declines to back stalled anti-Assad bill

Bipartisan legislation to penalize the Assad regime in Syria has gained widespread support in the Jewish community with one glaring exception, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).


Posted on October 25, 2016 and filed under News.

Clinton aide fed false racism charge against Netanyahu

A longtime senior aide to Bill Clinton fed Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman unsubstantiated accusations of racism against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Posted on October 25, 2016 and filed under News, U.S., Israel.

No sense denying the Jewish connection to Jerusalem

Archaeologists have uncovered yet more evidence of the ancient Jewish connection to Jerusalem--the very same week that UNESCO and the Palestinian Authority (PA) were declaring that Jews have no ties to Jerusalem. Talk about irony, writes's Stephen Flatow. 

Posted on October 24, 2016 .

Facebook censors Ukrainian Jews over criticism of Holocaust collaborators

A prominent Jewish figure in Kiev found his Facebook account suspended after a post detailing Ukrainian collaboration in the Holocaust was flagged as violating the social networking site’s terms of service. Experts say freedom of speech is restricted in Ukraine.

Posted on October 24, 2016 and filed under Holocaust, News.

Aleppo brings Hezbollah back into the frame

After months of dithering, the Obama administration has finally taken some action against the Lebanese Islamist terror organization Hezbollah, writes's Ben Cohen.

Posted on October 21, 2016 and filed under Opinion, News.

What Jewish voters need to know before Election Day

With only a few weeks remaining before the presidential election, and the start of early voting in most states, Jewish voters may still be weighing their decisions. looks at the candidates’ positions and what they’ve said over the past year on major issues that may be important to Jewish and pro-Israel voters.  

Posted on October 21, 2016 and filed under Analysis, Israel, Politics.

ADL report finds anti-Semitic targeting of journalists on Twitter

A recent study by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) shows online anti-Semitic harassment of journalists has increased significantly in the run up to Election Day next month.

Posted on October 21, 2016 and filed under News.

Israel failed to mobilize Christians ahead of UNESCO vote

Israel could have done a better job of enlisting Christian allies in its efforts to prevent the United Nations from passing a resolution erasing the Jewish connection to the Temple Mount and Western Wall, one South African legislator claims.

Posted on October 20, 2016 and filed under Israel, News.

Hiding behind tolerance to advocate intolerance

If synagogues are to now join college campuses in fostering the establishment of “safe spaces,” then we are truly witnessing the implosion of what was once the bastion of inclusivity and tolerance. 

Posted on October 19, 2016 and filed under Opinion, U.S., Rabbis.

Hadassah continues leading-edge research in breast cancer detection

As the women's Zionist organization Hadassah continues its important research work in finding a cure for breast cancer, the organization celebrates 20 years since its researchers discovered that the risk of carrying the BRCA1 gene mutation – which is tied to increased cancer risk - is 1 in 40 for Ashkenazi women, compared to 1 in 100 for the rest of the population.

Posted on October 18, 2016 and filed under Health.