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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…