On Friday’s “Tonight Show,” Leno, appearing as a guest on the show he used to host, told his successor, Jimmy Fallon recounted his backstage experience when he recently visited in Israel to host the first Genesis Prize ceremony, at which the award was presented to former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
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Commenting on the latest strain in the relationship between Israel’s government and the US administration, real estate mogul and flirting-about US presidential candidate, Donald Trump, said in a recent TV interview that “there has never been a greater enemy to Israel than Barack Obama.”
“The way he treats them. The way he’s speaking to them. I think, he treats our known enemies much better,” Trump told FOX News’ Judge Jeannine Pirro.
The following is a message by NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio to the Jewish community in New York City in honor of Rosh Hashanah. The statement was broadcast on ‘Community Matters’ radio program Saturday night.
“This coming week, New Yorkers all across the boroughs will sound the Shofar and ask for a sweet and successful year for themselves and their communities.
Frenkel urged viewers to turn the national pain Israel has faced over the past several months into a source of inspiration and unity.
JP caught up with Assemblyman Steve Cymbrowitz while he was standing outside his district office during a street fair Sunday afternoon.
Cymbrowtiz stressed that his 14 years in the Assembly give him the seniority to advocate for the community and bring home the resources needed to benefit the Orthodox Jewish community in his Assembly District.
The woman, whose name is being withheld, went to the Kollel Grocery at 1325 39th street to put together her Shabbos order on Wednesday afternoon. When she finished shopping, she realized her pocketbook had been stolen.
On Tuesday, as the news broke out that Israel and Hamas have agreed to end the hostilities and end the 50-day conflict, some pro-Palestinians took it to the street of New York City to celebrate the cease-fire. But according to a video published online, the so-called victory celebrations came at the expense of commuters driving in one of the outer boroughs ‘ busiest highways.
A video posted on You Tube by a user named SIN (apparently an acronym for Short Israeli News) shows what the user describes as 15 Qassam rockets intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome antimissile defense system.
The person capturing the video was at the entrance of a bomb shelter. The Red Alert siren can be heard throughout the video, warning citizens of incoming rockets and people can be seen heading to the bomb shelters as a result.
In a video posted on Facebook moments ago, the former presidential candidate is seen with a suit and a tie taking on the ice bucket challenge and reacting to the cold water poured on him with a robotic “it is cold” comment.
With 6 hours left before the 5-day cease-fire comes to an end, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a message of steadfastness, during a meeting with Youth representatives, that volunteered to work with local children in the shelters during Operation Protective Edge, in Sderot.
“The public’s resilience, and yours, gives us considerable strength to use considerable strength. We are in the midst of a diplomatic campaign and in a diplomatic campaign, one needs the same thing – one needs much strength, patience, persistence and wisdom as well,” The Prime Minister said.
Over a thousand people, along with hundreds of bystanders, gathered Thursday evening outside the offices of CNN in Columbus Circle to protest what is in their eyes media bias against Israel when showing images, footage and reporting about the month-long military operation in Gaza.
Hasidic rapper Ari Lesser, as well as Israeli signers entertained the rather jolly crowd, consisted of mostly young activists and Israelis, as they chanted slogan like “stop the lies,” “start telling the truth” and Israel wants peace.”
“Mr. Speaker, we are being butchered under the banner of There is no God but Allah. Until now 500 men and boys have been butchered… Please, Mr. Speaker allow me to finish. My family is being butchered… I am speaking here in the name of humanity,” Dakheel pleaded. “Please Save Us! Please Save Us!”
(By Danielle Avel). A beautiful pro-Israel rally spontaneously erupted in New York City on July 25, filling the street with chants celebrating the Jewish State. This outburst responded to an ugly crowd of anti-Israel zealots targeting Jewish-owned businesses in what they called a “direct action.”
The anti-Israel protesters marched through the streets, stopping traffic while screaming “Free, free Palestine! Free, free Gaza!” These seemingly innocuous slogans were mixed with darker ones such as:
“Look, many people have said for a long time that Obama is not exactly a friend of the people of Israel, that he doesn’t have that feeling and doesn’t really understand. And I think that’s been proven right,” Hikind told Fox News host Neil Cavuto.
“I mean, first of all, we have to get rid of the problem of the tunnels. No government, I mean outside government, can stop the fighting before every mother this country will be sure that, at the night, somebody won’t jump out of the earth and kill her and her children. That’s impossible,” Peres told CNN’s Blitzer in a lengthy interview.
Israel’s ambassador to the United States said Wednesday that criticism from within the Jewish state of Secretary of State John Kerry’s peace-making efforts is traceable to Israel’s “very rambunctious democracy” and not Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
“This is not coming from the prime minister,” Ambassador Ron Dermer said during an interview on ‘Morning Joe’ TV program. “This is the Israeli press that is speaking. We are a free country.”
(CNN). The opening was so small that CNN’s Wolf Blitzer — no giant — had to bend down to climb inside one of 30 or so Palestinian tunnels from Gaza to southern Israel.
“I guess the tunnel was built for relatively short people, because if you stand up you’re going to hit your head,” Blitzer said of the almost two-mile concrete corridor about 45 feet underground where he reported from Monday.
A Jewish reporter was verbally and physically attacked while covering an anti-Israel protest sponsored by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) on Biscyne blvd in downtown Miami, Florida, last Sunday.
Protesters chanted “we are Hamas” and “we are jihad.” The reporter, serving as cameraman for ‘The united West’ program on Breitbart TV, was working the protest as undercover until he was identified as a Jew.
A physical fight broke out in the Ukrainian parliament after a presidential decree was approved to call up more reserves to defend the country against the growing numbers of Russian troops on the country’s eastern border.
Following the decision, footage shows politicians from Ukraine’s nationalist parties and members of the Party of Regions, formerly run by pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovich, pushing and shoving one another in disagreement over the decree, according to The Independent.
Madeleine Albright, former US Secretary of State that served in the Clinton administration during the Kosovo war, causing the deaths of between 1,200 and 5,700 civilian casualties from NATO strikes, on Tuesday harshly criticized Israel’s disproportional actions in Gaza.
Speaking to Wolf Blitzer on CNN, Madeleine Albright said she thinks Israel is “overdoing” it with its offensive in the Gaza Strip and losing some of its “moral authority” in the process.
During his speech, which was interrupted several times by code pink hecklers, Ambassador Dermer emphasized that no military in history has taken greater care than the IDF to protect the innocents of the other side.