Beitar humiliated by Hapoel Haifa; Maccabi hosts Hapoel in TA derby

Beitar Jerusalem’s first defeat of the season was especially humbling, losing 4-0 to Hapoel Haifa at Haifa Stadium on Saturday night. Beitar entered the match targeting its second straight win, but ended it with only one victory from five matches, recording three straight 2-2 draws to start the season before beating Hapoel Ashkelon 3-0 last […]


Regev in eye of storm over Ophir Awards walkout

On a night when the Israeli film industry gathered to celebrate the year’s best films, the biggest drama was on the stage. Speaking at a press conference Friday, Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev defended her decision to walk out of Thursday’s Ophir Awards ceremony in Ashdod because of a performance by Tamer Nafar at […]


Christian, Jewish and Muslim youth from Jerusalem take a stand in the Old City

Jerusalem’s Old City was filled with police on Friday as part of a surge following last week’s violence in the capital and the West Bank. Numerous young Arab men were stopped and frisked around Damascus Gate as Muslims made their way through crowded streets for afternoon prayer. Yet, among the tense atmosphere, a group of […]


Netanyahu to New York to meet with Obama, Ban and the UN

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to leave Tuesday afternoon for a five-day trip to New York, where he will meet with US President Barack Obama on Wednesday, address the General Assembly on Thursday and meet that same day with outgoing UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The meeting with Obama, expected to be their last face-to-face […]


A view from above

In ancient times, philosophers came up with a useful technique called “a view from above.” It goes like this: Imagine yourself perched on top of a high mountain. From there you look down into the plain below and see your fellows toiling away here or embroiled in petty disputes there. The idea was to extract […]


Shimon Peres: A dreamer of peace

 ‘My greatest mistake is that my dreams were too small,” former president Shimon Peres told the audience at a TED talk in Tel Aviv last year. “All experts are experts for the things that did happen. There are no experts for things that may happen. You should be the experts of things that may happen. […]


Did Obama fold, or get his revenge on Netanyahu?

Shimon Peres said on more than one occasion that Israel is an independent and sovereign state that isn’t dependent on anyone –  except for America. We know it and they know it, and we should behave accordingly. The clash between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama stands at the forefront of the […]


Is Netanyahu out to destroy Israel’s Foreign Ministry?

The Foreign Ministry, for at least the last decade, has not hosted the happiest work environment. Regardless of the minister – Silvan Shalom, Tzipi Livni, Avigdor Liberman, Benjamin Netanyahu – casual conversations in the corridors of the ministry would elicit gripes about low pay in Israel, difficult conditions abroad because monthly salaries lag behind the […]


Ex-Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt to receive championship ring, report says

Former Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt will reportedly be awarded a championship ring, stated the Akron Beacon Journal on Thursday. American-Israeli Blatt was fired mid season from the Cavaliers despite holding what was at the time the best record in all of the Eastern Conference for the season. Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Sports/Ex-Cleveland-Cavaliers-coach-David-Blatt-to-receive-championship-ring-report-says-467921


Top 10 things to do

1. BACK IN THE SADDLE Director Antoine Fuqua brings his vision to the remake of the 1960 classic western The Magnificent Seven. With the town of Rose Creek under the ruthless control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue, the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired gun. With Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, […]

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