Outrage erupted in Jerusalem over the weekend when a financial newspaper announced that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu allocated $2,700 per year for ice cream.
According to the report in Yediot Aharonot, Metudela, a local shop near the PM's residence, served as the official dessert parl ... 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 >>
Protests. Tons of them.It has become a common trend now in New York City news that when the sixth President of the Islamic Republic of Iran comes to town for a United Nations gathering, it can only be expected that hundreds of people will meet him half-way with angry remarks and on-the-ground disapp ... More >>
President Barack Obama will be back in the Big Apple to hobnob with celebrities, and -- per usual -- the state's Republicans are pissy about it.The "fundraiser in chief" will be in Manhattan tonight, where he will party with Jay-Z and Beyoncé at a $40,000-a-person fundraiser at the rappers 40/40 Cl ... 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 >>
The last American troops left Iraq earlier today after an eight-year war and conflict. CNN reports that this was the largest troop drawdown since the Vietnam War. "The United States will still maintain a presence in Iraq: hundreds of nonmilitary personnel, including 1,700 diplomats, law enfor ... More >>
For Time's annual "Person of the Year" issue, they've chosen "The Protester." The Awl announces, "Okay, yay, we won!" The spread features simple portraits of and interviews with protesters from around the world -- Tunisia, Egypt, Greece, Spain, and right here in the U.S.
The attached cover ... More >>
Back during the Tea Party heyday, months ago, rightbloggers would applaud the guys and gals in tricorners who gathered in public to protest the "ruling class" that, they said, was destroying America, and agitate for a new Revolution.
The Tea Party seems to be fading, and now we have Occupy Wall Str ... More >>
Hosni Mubarak, president of Egypt for three decades, "has waived the office of president," said Vice President Omar Suleiman in a speech that lasted less than a minute at 6:00 p.m. local Egypt time today, Friday February 11, 2011, eighteen days after massive protests started in Cairo. The arm ... More >>
President Obama addressed the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak at the White House this afternoon. He lauded the peaceful nature of the protests, as well as the patriotism and restraint of Egypt's military. "The people of Egypt have spoken," he said, "Egypt will never be the sam ... More >>
Despite reports that President Hosni Mubarak would step down today, the maligned Egyptian leader took to state television and announced that he would be fulfilling his term. He reiterated his February 1 speech in which he said he would not be running for reelection in September, and that it i ... More >>
Egyptian State TelevisionEgyptian President Hosni Mubarak has announced he will not to seek reelection. This follows reports that President Obama suggested the leader, who has been the subject of protests across Egypt, step down.
A woman was arrested in Yemen on Saturday in connection with the suspicious packages found on Friday, thought to be explosives sent by al Qaeda toward Newark and Philadelphia, ultimately meant for synagogues in Chicago, according to the New York Times. Yemeni officials confirmed the arrest as ... 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 >>
Following the lead of the world's greatest democracy, Iran will hold a "partial recount" of votes from their strongly disputed Presidential election. If it follows the historical precedent of Florida 2000, the recount will be rendered moot, Ahmadinejad will be certified, and Iran will invade Mexico. ... More >>