All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Israel’

Google Tests Waze-Powered Ride Service

Google is testing a Waze-powered carpooling program in Israel, according to multiple reports. The service, called RideWith, will let people pay drivers a “small fee for a ride to and from work,” reports Reuters. The service launched today in Tel Aviv. So, is Google jumping into the on-demand ridesharing space – and does Uber now have some big competition? Not …

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Jenna Jameson Posts Picture With Rare Object [Pic]

Jenna Jameson has been trending high for the past few days, right along with other porn stars and Playboy Bunnies. Eva Lovia joined Jenna on the hot list this weekend for her plans to shoot the first porn in space. Jenna was also joined by three former Playboy bunnies and Playboy Mansion dwellers: Kendra Wilkinson, Holly Madison, and Bridget Marquardt. …

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Jenna Jameson in New Film With Jerry Maguire Kid

Jenna Jameson may not know what a human head weighs, but Jonathan Lipnicki does. You may remember Lipnicki as the adorable kid in Jerry Maguire who reminded folks that “a human head weighs eight pounds” at multiple points in the movie. You may remember Jenna Jameson from … well, you know. Jenna Jameson has had a couple of on-her-feet roles. …

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Jenna Jameson Catches Hell for Israel Comments

Jenna Jameson is joining a growing line of porn stars whose names are trending. In all cases, you still have to be careful what you click on at work or without Incognito mode engaged. In Jenna Jameson’s case, her headlines are about her conversion to Judaism. Jenna Jameson is embracing the faith and traditions of her Israeli fiancé Lior Bitton. …

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Elizabeth Warren Defends Israeli Airstrikes Hitting Schools

One of the toughest parts about making sense of the conflict between Israel and Palestine is that so many kids are getting killed. People in the faraway safety of the United States choose up sides and make their cases for who is in the wrong and why. Some use religion as their basis. Some call for cooler heads on one …

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Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem Under Fire From Jon Voight Over Israel-Gaza

The Israel-Gaza conflict is causing a feud in the entertainment industry. Many celebrities have said something about the problems in the area, and other celebrities respond to them, many times in anger. Time Magazine documented a few who have received a lot of criticism recently, from Zayn Malik to Kim Kardashian. And now, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, and Jon Voight …

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Michael Douglas Opens Up About Son’s Drug Issues And Being A Dad

Last week, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones and their kids Dylan, 13 and Cary, 11 went on a trip to Jerusalem to celebrate their son’s bar mitzvah. The trip to Jerusalem was a more serene celebration than Dylan’s bar mitzvah party in New York just last month where Douglas injured himself. “I got carried away at my son’s bar mitzvah this …

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Pope Francis Stresses Peace During Holy Land Visit

Monday wrapped up the end of an arduous, three day trip to the Holy Land for Pope Francis, only the fourth such trip by a pope since the inception of the Catholic church some 2,000 years ago. Before embarking on his historic journey, Pope Francis and the Vatican insisted that the purpose of the journey was strictly religious, with the …

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John Kerry Regrets Calling Israel An ‘Apartheid State’

John Kerry is not an envious position. As Secretary of State, he has to help resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict without the appearance of taking sides. He did that previously when he said that Israel would become an “apartheid state” if an agreement wasn’t reached. As you can imagine, comparing Israel to apartheid South Africa got Kerry plenty of criticism and …

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Jerusalem Riot At Holy Site Broken Up By Israeli Police

A confrontation broke out between Palestinian protesters and Israeli police at a holy site in Jerusalem. The building is revered as the Noble Sanctuary by Palestinian Muslims and as the Temple Mount by Jews. Both groups value the location highly and there are often violent confrontations as a result of existing tensions. The confrontation was said to have occurred after …

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Egyptian Sarcophagus Found in Israel

A sarcophagus (coffin) dating back to the Bronze Age was recently found in the Jezreel Valley in Israel. Archaeologists dug up the cylinder-shaped sarcophagus while exploring the Tel Shadud mound in the valley. The foot of the body was first discovered, but after three weeks of brushing away dirt, the face of the mystery person was revealed. Edwin van den …

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Scarlett Johansson Defends Her Role as SodaStream Spokesperson

Back in January, Scarlett Johansson was at the center of a controversy regarding her new role as SodaStream’s first official spokesperson. Soon enough, however, public attention shifted to her current and upcoming movie roles and the news that she’s expecting a baby with fiancé Romain Dauriac. But in an interview published on Friday in The Telegraph, Johansson revisited the controversy. …

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Israeli Airstrikes Target Hezbollah Weapon Shipments

In 2006, Israel and Hezbollah fought a 34 day battle which ultimately resulted in nothing gained but many lives lost. This conflict, known as the 2006 Lebanon War or 2006 Israel-Hezbollah War, was just part of the much larger Israeli-Iranian proxy-war, a perpetual struggle for power between the Jewish Israeli state and the Muslim state of Iran. Since hostilities officially …

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Israeli Airstrikes Reportedly Hit Hezbollah Target

Israeli aircraft reportedly carried out an airstrike near the Syria-Lebanon border late Monday. Israel has declined to comment on the situation and there has been no confirmation from Lebanon, according to the AP. However, Lebanon’s National News Agency has taken a guess that the strikes happened near Nabi Sheet which is a remote village in the eastern Bekaa Valley. The …

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Iron Dome Defense System Intercepts Sinai Rocket

Israel’s “Iron Dome” air defense system shot down a rocket headed for the southern Israeli port of Eilat. The rocket was fired from the Sinai peninsula, and a Sinai-based jihadist group, Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, has claimed responsibility. Residents reported hearing two strong blasts after air raid sirens sounded. There were no reports of injuries or property damage. A similar attack …

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Auschwitz Visited by Knesset to Mark Liberation

On June 14, 1940, the first Jewish prisoners were transported to Auschwitz, a concentration camp constructed by the Nazis. As these 20 Jews, along with 708 other prisoners, walked through the entrance gates of the facility, they were greeted by the sign, “Work brings freedom.” Little did they know that such an expression would come to fruition some 5 years …

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Scarlett Johansson Sodastream Ad Becomes Online Meme for Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Scarlett Johansson’s collaboration with Sodastream has drawn sharp criticism from those with strong opinions on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and now it’s spawning political memes across the Internet. Sodastream recently announced that Johansson would be their first-ever global brand ambassador. Johansson said she has been a fan of the environmentally-conscious company’s make-it-yourself soda product for several years: “I think it was …

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Ariel Sharon: Israel Says Final Goodbye

Israel’s 11th Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon was eulogized Monday as “real leader”, a fighter and a “pragmatic politician.” Speaking during the 90-minute memorial in front of the Knesset parliament building, U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden said the former Israeli leader always acted in confidence even though some of his actions were controversial. Biden said “he seemed never in doubt” and …

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Ariel Sharon Clings To Life After 8 Years In A Coma

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is reportedly clinging to life in an Israeli hospital this Thursday. The Israeli political icon has been in a coma for eight long years and has suffered a steady deterioration in his bodily organs. Doctors believe he may not have much longer to live. “He is in critical condition and his life is definitely in danger,” said …

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Benjamin Netanyahu: Iran Agreement Is A “Historic Mistake”

As Secretary of State John Kerry and President Obama celebrated a series of resolutions on nuclear proliferation that they supposedly reached with Iran, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took the complete opposite tone. In a speech today before Israel’s cabinet, CNN and the Washington Post report Netanyahu reiterating Israel’s desire to completely dismantle Iranian uranium enrichment programs, and halt any …

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Yasser Arafat: Forensics Show He May Have Been Poisoned

A report published by a team of experts from Lausanne University Hospital’s Institute of radiation now concludes that Yasser Arafat may have been poisoned. Arafat’s remains are being studied by three teams from Switzerland, France and Russia following the request of his widow, Suha. Suha had given Al Jazeera permission to access his medical records and other personal effects with …

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Israeli Airstrikes: Three Attacks in Two Days

Israel appears to be responsible for a series of bombings over the last two days, according to separate reports by the New York Times and USA Today. The NYT article, published today, has Israeli military strikes killing four Hamas militants near the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel. Considered the deadliest confrontation since the Israeli offensive of November 2012, …

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Facebook Acquires Mobile Data Firm And Internet Ally Onavo

Facebook has acquired Onavo, a mobile data compression and analytics company out of Israel. Onavo announced the news in a blog post on Sunday. In that, co-founders Guy Rosen and Roi Tiger write: As you know, Facebook and other mobile technology leaders recently launched Internet.org, formalizing Facebook’s commitment to improving access to the internet for the next 5 billion people …

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F-35 Fighter Helmets Now Made in Israel

The New Hampshire Union Leader reported this week that New Hampshire’s largest manufacturing employer, BAE Systems, was dealt a financial blow by the Pentagon’s F-35 contract. The Pentagon announced earlier this week that manufacturing for the pilot’s helmet of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter would be performed exclusively by Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, IA and Elbit Systems in Israel. …

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Iranian Spy Case: Israel Shows Off Captured Spy

Reuters reported yesterday that Israeli courts heard the case of an Iranian spy on Monday, which some analysts are suggesting represents an effort by Israel to discredit new relations between Iran and the United States. The spy has been identified as Ali Mansouri, and he was arrested by Shin Bet security officials on September 11 under suspicion of spying for …

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Archaeologists Unearth Ancient Leopard Trap

LiveScience wrote earlier this week that archaeologists have discovered a 5000-year-old-leopard trap in the Negev Desert, a region in Israel. The study is to be published in the British archaeology journal Antiquity. Initially believed to be made earlier due to the trap’s proximity to more recent sites, the technology used is almost identical to the kind of traps used by …

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United States & Iran Hold First Talks in 3 Decades

The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that the United States and Iran held the highest level of talks in 36 years. The topic of conversation: Tehran’s nuclear program, enriched Uranium, and the proliferation of nuclear weapons. The meeting was held at the United Nations in New York. It began with Western nations attempting to coalesce a program that would “inspect, …

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2,000+ Year-Old ‘Biblical’ Town Discovered

Archaeologist Dr. Ken Dark of the University of Reading (Berkshire, England) and a team currently in the midst of a field survey study, have claimed to have potentially discovered the location of an ancient city known as Dalmanutha in modern day Israel. Dark and his team have managed to unearth artifacts leading to this assertion in a location slightly north …

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Archaeologists Uncover Byzantine Gold at Jerusalem Temple Mount

An archaeological dig conducted by Hebrew University researchers has uncovered a startling find: a treasure trove of Byzantine gold and silver that included an impressive gold medallion emblazoned with a menorah. The Times of Israel covered the story. Other items uncovered also featured Jewish symbols and icons, and the find is dated to the brief period of history when Jerusalem …

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Israeli Gangnam Style Dancing Controversy

The Scene: A club in Hebron, a Palestinian city located in the southern West Bank. The Main Players: A group of Israeli soldiers, Palestinian club-goers. The Soundtrack: Gangnam Style by Psy. Earlier this week, a group of Israeli soldiers were lured into a dance hall by the siren song of South Korean celebrity, Psy. The soldiers were on patrol, dressed …

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