US Politics

Terror Paid for By Your Tax Dollars

A Jerusalem Post article tells us that Iran has upped its funding of the terror group Hezbollah from $200m to $830m. Quite a jump! The article explains this is due to the lifting of sanctions as part of the JCPOA. Even now, everyone mouths what they were told to think regarding Obama and the JCPOA: …

Business

Wonder Woman Patty Jenkins to Direct Sequel

Geoff Johns and Patty Jenkins speaking at the 2017 WonderCon, for "Wonder Woman", at the Anaheim Convention Center

Patty Jenkins just sealed the deal. No one knows just how much she’ll be paid to direct the sequel to Wonder Woman, but rumors are that it will be somewhere between $7-$9 million. Not bad considering she made only $1 million the first time around? As for Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman herself, the Israeli actress …

Israeli Politics, US Politics

Conan O’Brien in Israel

Conan O'Brien in Israel

Comedian and talk show host Conan O’Brien is in Israel. I’m leaving America during this divisive time for the relative peace and quiet of the Middle East. https://t.co/RnVTythuzI #ConanIsrael — Conan O’Brien (@ConanOBrien) August 17, 2017 He’s trying to give equal time to all. Conan, it was a pleasure hosting you at our house. You’re …

World Politics

Getting Used to Terror

Terror in Barcelona, terror in Marseilles. It’s becoming so frequent that it makes us uncomfortable, nervous, worried we’ll be next. And that may just be so, according to Brigadier General Nitzan Nuriel, of Israel’s Counter-Terrorism Bureau. “Western society must get used to the fact that terrorism is part of our life,” said Nuriel, speaking to …

US Politics

Charlottesville’s Hushed Antisemitism

You wouldn’t know that what happened in Charlottesville had anything to do with Jew-hate. You had celebrities desperately trying not to talk about that. Actress Olivia Wilde shared her thoughts on the subject, her mom being a candidate for the House of Representatives. There was stuff about Nazism and Blacks and the Alt Right but …

Israeli Politics, US Politics

An Israeli Perspective on McMasters Purge

It’s always a little startling and certainly interesting to see American politics through the lens of the outsider. Caroline Glick, a native Chicagoan, and journalist who picked up and moved to Israel some years ago, gave her opinion of “McMaster’s purge of Trump loyalists” on August 3. Several news outlets have picked up the story and …

US Politics

Saying Goodbye to Charlie Gard

Charlie Gard might have been saved, had he been allowed to have the experimental treatment in the United States for which his parents raised the funds. By the time all the strings had been pulled to make it happen, it was, however, too late. Charlie’s parents are now ready to drop their legal battle. They’ve …