Israel en Suspects arrested during Orthodox Christmas Santa stabbing <p> &ldquo;He also killed our Christmas joy, and also killed the human and spiritual values embodied by Father Christmas &ndash; who makes children happy on Christmas Eve,&rdquo; Atallah Hanna, a Greek Orthodox cleric, said to reporters.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gabriel Cadis Israel Orthodox Christmas Orthodox Church Santa Claus Santa stabbing Tel Aviv Israel and Palestine Sat, 07 Jan 2012 20:37:00 +0000 David Trifunov 5686339 at Israeli bill outlaws use of Nazi symbols <p> Israel&#39;s parliament created the laws in response ultra-Orthodox protesters who dressed in concentration camp clothing and called police Nazis.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Israel Israel and Palestine Wed, 11 Jan 2012 17:41:00 +0000 Priyanka Boghani 5686954 at Hackers target Israel's stock market, airline A hacker network that claims to be based in Saudi Arabia paralyzed the websites of Israel's stock exchange and the nation's airline, El Al.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> cyberwar Israel Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Israel and Palestine Saudi Arabia Technology Mon, 16 Jan 2012 21:45:00 +0000 Jennifer Mattson 5687630 at Assassinate Obama editorial draws ire, Secret Service <p> Assassinating President Obama for refusing to wage war on Iran is one of three options for Israel, Atlanta Jewish Times publisher Andrew Adler says.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> andrew adler Israel jewish journalist obama obama assassination editorial Israel and Palestine United States Sun, 22 Jan 2012 21:13:00 +0000 David Trifunov 5688409 at EU's Iran oil embargo: reactions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Is the Iran oil embargo another staggering step towards war?</p> <p> The EU&#39;s <a href="">Iran oil embargo</a> had been expected but that doesn&#39;t mean it won&#39;t significantly up the temperature.</p> <p> <a href="">Julian Borger</a> at The Guardian has a lengthy essay on what this means and how the EU action might lead Iran to indulge in &quot; ... harassment of the oil trade that would drive the price of crude up and keep it up, very much to Iran&#39;s benefit, but fall short of a casus belli for war. However, exercising such options requires subtlety and fine judgment on all sides and that is by no means a given. &quot;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> EU oil sanctions Greece Home Iran Israel Italy nuclear weapons recession Regions Rick Santorum Spain war France Europe Middle East United Kingdom Europa GlobalPost Blogs Mon, 23 Jan 2012 16:49:00 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5688485 at Israel: Iran could be year away from building nuclear bomb <p> Israeli Army Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz said Israel must be &quot;willing to deploy&quot; if economic sanctions against Iran don&#39;t deter its nuclear ambitions.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Israel Military Israel and Palestine Middle East Thu, 02 Feb 2012 17:02:11 +0000 Priyanka Boghani 5690089 at Sean Stone, Oliver Stone’s son, embraces Islam in Iran <p> Sean Stone, son of the Oscar-award-winning director Oliver Stone, takes the name &quot;Ali&quot; and converts to Islam.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iran Israel World Religion Middle East Wed, 15 Feb 2012 16:29:00 +0000 Kristin Deasy 5691755 at Thailand arrests 3 Iranians over Bangkok bombings, 4th suspect wanted Two Iranian men have been charged with "causing an illegal explosion in a public area and attempting to kill police officers and members of the public," according to Thai officials.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> bangkok bombings Iran Israel Thailand Conflict Zones Asia-Pacific Israel and Palestine Thailand Wed, 15 Feb 2012 07:21:00 +0000 News Desk 5691787 at Thailand seeks extradition of Iranian bomb blast suspect from Malaysia <p> &quot;We will expediate the process,&quot; says Thailand&#39;s police chief</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> india Iran Israel Thailand Asia-Pacific Israel and Palestine Middle East India Thailand Thu, 16 Feb 2012 08:49:00 +0000 Hélène Hofman 5691990 at Obama, Netanyahu talk about Iran (VIDEO) <p> The meeting came a day after President Obama sought to reassure Israel of America&#39;s support but warned that there was &quot;too much loose talk of war.&quot;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Israel Israel and Palestine Mon, 05 Mar 2012 17:59:00 +0000 Priyanka Boghani 5694636 at Israel reacts to Obama's AIPAC speech (VIDEO) <p> Anti-war protesters were joined by the &quot;Occupy AIPAC&quot; movement while they protested outside the venue, expressing their fears that the pro-Israel lobby would push for war with Iran.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Israel Israel and Palestine United States Mon, 05 Mar 2012 20:09:06 +0000 Priyanka Boghani 5694665 at Israel’s first SlutWalk: Proud to be a sharmuta <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Next week, Israel will join Canadian women to protest the habit of blaming sexual harassment or even rape on a woman's appearance. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Iva Roze Skoch </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Sluts of the world, unite.</p> <p> Or, as they say in Israel: &quot;Be proud to be a sharmuta,&rdquo; which is a Hebrew slang term for a woman who is sexually open.</p> <p> Tel Aviv will host its first <a href="">SlutWalk</a> on March 16 and join a series of marches around the world in which women protest against male-dominated society&#39;s habit of blaming sexual harassment, or even rape, on a woman&#39;s appearance,<a href=""> Haaretz reports</a>.</p> <p> Yaara Lieberman-Kalif, an organizer of the Tel Aviv march, says that the effort in Israel started in Jerusalem.</p> <p> &quot;We hope it will be like it was abroad,&quot; she says.</p> <p> &quot;We will not ask anyone to come wearing revealing clothes, because the goal of this march is the opposite of coercion, it is to highlight the option of every woman (and man) to dress as she wishes, without social criticism.&quot;</p> <p> The goal of using the rather blunt word &quot;sharmuta&quot; is to remove its negative connotation and present in a positive light feminine sexual openness, which is no less natural and legitimate than masculine sexual openness, said Lieberman-Kalif in the <a href="">Haaretz interview</a>.</p> <p> Canadian women organized the first SlutWalks a year ago in Toronto, after a policeman said at a crime prevention safety forum that &quot;women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized.&quot;</p> <p> A march was organized to protest his wording, which reflected a commonly held view that a woman who dresses in what is considered sexy attire is basically asking for rape, harassment or any other degrading, abusive and criminal treatment.</p> <p> Since last year, SlutWalks have been organized in Canada, the US and Singapore. This month will see SlutWalks, or Mitzad Sharmutot in Hebrew, in Tel Aviv, followed by one in Haifa a week later.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Israel SlutWalk Tel Aviv Israel and Palestine Offbeat Wanderlust Tue, 06 Mar 2012 16:13:55 +0000 Iva Roze Skoch 5694765 at IDF cracks down on weekly magazine after article shows soldiers in drag Israeli military weekly "Bamahane" is in trouble after running an article about soliders who double as drag queens while off-duty.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Israel Israel and Palestine Middle East Tue, 20 Mar 2012 20:49:00 +0000 Alexander Besant 5696923 at Israel: Soccer hooligans start racist chants (VIDEO) The incident took place on Monday at the Malha shopping center, after a soccer game at the nearby Teddy stadium. The soccer fans reportedly assaulted Arab cleaning staff at the mall.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Israel Israel and Palestine Fri, 23 Mar 2012 22:52:10 +0000 Priyanka Boghani 5697484 at Israel's 'Big Brother' becomes a hotbed of political debate The hugely popular Israeli version of the reality show 'Big Brother' has turned into a hotbed of political debate since the 27-year-old Tel Aviv-based artist, Saar Szekely, arrived on the show in January.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Israel Israel and Palestine Entertainment Culture & Lifestyle Israel and Palestine Tue, 03 Apr 2012 00:55:49 +0000 Alexander Besant 5698964 at