Here's a question: why would the New York City Council and various other local and state politicians decide to wade into the miserable, never-ending, blood-filled dogpile that is the Israeli/Palestinian conflict? In what way does a press conference on the Middle East dovetail with the actual busines ... More >>
When Einat Admony and her husband Stefan Nafziger first opened the doors to their West Village falafel shop, Taïm (222 Waverly Place, 212-691-1287), in 2007, Admony didn't feel proud. "I was a little ashamed," she admits. "I was at a really nice restaurant before Taïm, and to open a falafel restau ... More >>
It has become a safe assumption that otherwise liberal and open-minded New York politicians will make an exception for Israel. Case in point: 10 members of the New York City Council have declared that they support academic freedom, just not the freedom of public universities to host events that do n ... More >>
The New York Post ran an "exclusive" story yesterday suggesting that Long Island Congressman Steve Israel's 2008 support of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) for financially strapped banks is the reason he was granted a "bailout" on the mortgage for his Dix Hills home. The bank that holds Isr ... More >>
Nearly three dozen GOP lawmakers are in a PR nightmare this a.m. after reports surfaced that -- after a night of drinking in Israel last year -- they took a boozy, late-night swim in the Sea of Galilee. We're compelled to inform you that a hometown boy is on the list.Congressman Michael Grimm joined ... More >>
Celebrate Israel Run at Central Park
Scenes from Springtime anti-Mubarak protestsIsrael airlifted its ambassador out of their Cairo embassy after protesters swarmed the building, the Washington Post reports. Protests have been growing after the deaths of three Egyptian border guards who were killed by Israeli troops who say they ... More >>
1. Squash Blossoms -- Not too much you can do with these babies except stuff 'em with ricotta, dip them in batter, and carefully fry the crap out of them. Vegans will want to use hummus instead.
whitneyinchicago/FlickrNow that he's opened his Chelsea Hotel storefront, Mark Israel is turning his attention back to his original Doughnut Plant location.
Why do they scream and curse at you?
yummyinthetummyblog/FlickrAfter stringing along area sweet-tooths for months, Mark Israel has finally settled on an opening date for the Doughnut Plant's Chelsea Hotel location. Befitting the amorous feelings his titular treats often inspire, the new shop will open on Valentine's Day. Per D ... More >>
Since the Republicans -- with the help of those Revolutionary-War reenactors in the Tea Party -- scored big in the 2010 elections, they've been bringing up the U.S. Constitution a lot. Incoming House Speaker John Boehner pushes the GOP "Pledge to America" promise "to honor the Constitution as constr ... More >>
• Israel and Palestinian will reportedly return to negotiations for the first time in almost two years. Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and the president of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, will probably be invited by President Obama to Washington in early September to ... More >>
AP10,452 kg of national pride.Israel and Lebanon have more or less been at each other's throats for more than 60 years. And during the last few they've also been arguing over what goes down each other's throats: specifically, hummus.
You choice may be slender at some supermarkets, but expect it to fatten as Passover approaches. Passover doesn't begin this year till March 30, but already some supermarkets downtown are trundling out their matzoh displays.
Forbes TravelerThe Doughnut Plant's delectables will soon be available in Chelsea.Yes, the rumors are true: the Doughnut Plant is opening its second New York location in the Chelsea Hotel.
The Festival of Lights begins tonight, bringing with it eight days of dreidels, gelt, and a celebration of all things fried. One of the sweetest ways to commemorate the miraculous supply of oil is sufganiyot, which are less formerly known as Hanukkah doughnuts. Ball-shaped and typically impregnated ... More >>
Brooklyn's Yuri (or, in english, George) Foreman, who came here from Belarus by way of Israel, defeated previous champion Daniel Santos last night to win the WBA Super Welterweight title. Foreman, who is studying to be a rabbi, is the first israeli to win a world championship title.
Exploring Israels Arab minority via film
The new square green slice at Birdbath Bakery deploys filo dough and plenty of salt. The filo peach tart is shown below (click either to consume). Increased competition among restaurants in an era of economic downturn is often the subject of essays and observations, less so the parallel com ... More >>
Israel Leal/Associated Press Mexico takes world records seriously: This year alone they have set the records for the most mariachi musicians gathered in one place, the longest catwalk, and more. But the food records are the most...impressive. The country has recently given birth to the larges ... More >>
ronnieliew/flickrThe Feed brings word that Mark Israel, owner of the Doughnut Plant, has introduced real fruit into his fruit-flavored cake doughnuts. The doughnuts previously had a vanilla base filled with fruity glaze, so for doughnut fanatics, this is a little like finding Coke sweetened with ... More >>
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