The 50 most influential Jews in the world according to the Jerusalem Post:
1. Yair Lapid
2. Jack Lew
3. Binyamin Netanyahu
4. Shimon Peres
5. Anat Hoffman
6. Sergey Brin
7. Jon Stewart
8. Sheryl Sandberg
9. Moshe Ya’alon
10. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
11. Eric Cantor
12. Elena Kagan
13. Steven Spielberg
14. Jill Abramson
15. Naftali Bennett
16. Mark Zuckerberg
17. Michael Bloomb...
1. "White Christmas" - While there are more than five Christmas carols written by Jewish songwriters, I thought I'd just cover my favorites, starting with not only the most famous Christmas song written in modern times, but according to the Guinness Book of World Records, the best-selling single of all-time.
Written by: Irving Berlin in 1940
Actually written by: Israel Isidore Baline (Ir...
The field of biogerontology began in Israel, and recently world experts gathered here to compare their latest exciting findings.
What genes hold the key to longevity? Why does long life run in certain families? Could age-related diseases be conquered by slowing the aging process? Why do people lose muscle mass as they age, and why do smokers lose it faster?
These are some of the questions Is...
With cinema fans excitedly awaiting the release of Iron Man 3 - dubbed the film of the season -- one of the film's key stars Gwyneth Paltrow has been named 'World's Most Beautiful Woman of 2013' by People Magazine.
Paltrow was born in Los Angeles, California, and is the daughter of actress Blythe Danner and the late film producer/director Bruce Paltrow. Her father was Jewish and her mother ...
Since 1948, Israel has set itself a task of finding creative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems.
When 22-year-old Emmannuel Buso was pulled barely-alive from the rubble of a three-story building 10 days after an earthquake devastated the island of Haiti, the first faces he saw were those of the Israeli rescue workers who had flown across the world to save lives.
Global agencies assess Israel
During 2012, the three leading global credit rating companies, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) commended Israel’s economic performance and expressed confidence in its long-term viability.
On September 30, 2012, Standard and Poor’s (S&P) reaffirmed Israel’s A+ credit rating, at a time when it lowered the credit rating of an increasing number of Weste...
Israeli innovation in your everyday life: "Created in Israel" may not be stamped on all the Israeli innovations that pop up during your average day, but in this short clip you can see a small sample of these anonymous inventions for yourself.
Most people would be very surprised to find out just how many of the products and technologies that make their lives better were developed in tiny Isr...
Yityish (Titi) Aynaw, the first Ethiopian-born woman to be crowned Miss Israel, is attracting media attention in her homeland as well, with intense coverage by Ethiopian newspapers, websites, television and radio stations.
The Israeli Embassy in Addis Ababa issued a press release about the beauty pageant and the precedent set by its winner. The Embassy is planning to use the win as part of ...
In the last few decades the United Nations has been obsessed with one country. Is it North Korea, Zimbabwe, Iran, Syria, China or some other nation with a reprehensible human rights record? Those would all be fair guesses and they would all be wrong. Anne Bayefsky, director of the Touro Human Rights Institute, answers this riddle and explains the upside down moral universe in which the United ...
There are few excuses for the behavior of Jewish gangsters in the 1920s and 1930s. The best known Jewish gangsters – Meyer Lansky, Bugsy Siegel, Longy Zwillman, Moe Dalitz — were involved in the numbers rackets, illegal drug dealing, prostitution, gambling and loan sharking. They were not nice men. During the rise of American Nazism in the 1930s and when Israel was being founded between 1945 and 1...
JESUS (d. 30 C.E.), whom Christianity sees as its founder and object of faith, was a Jew who lived toward the end of the Second Commonwealth period. The martyrdom of his brother James is narrated by Josephus (Ant. 20:200–3), but the passage in the same work (18:63–64) speaking about the life and death of Jesus was either rewritten by a Christian or represents a Christian interpolation. The first R...
Anti-Semitism has often and rightfully been called the longest hatred, the oldest prejudice. It has plagued Europe for a very long time and has, over the centuries, brought untold suffering to the Jewish people. Its most deadly expression was the Nazi Holocaust, which caused the death of 6 million Jews and extinguished ancient civilizations in much of Europe. So terrible, so evil were those events...
Scarlett Johansson is a Jewish American actress and singer. She was born on November 22, 1984 in New York City. Her father, Karsten Johansson, is a Danish-born architect, and her paternal grandfather, Ejner Johansson, was a screenwriter and director. Her mother, Melanie Sloan, a producer, comes from an Ashkenazi Jewish family from the Bronx. Johansson began her theater training at Professional Chi...
Israeli-born Hollywood actress tops Forbes list of actors offering best return on investment, making $42.70 for every dollar studio pays her.
Hollywood is notorious for shelling out staggering sums of cash for actors, who in turn, are in box office bombs. However, through some meticulous calculating Forbes has compiled a list of “Hollywood’s Best Actors for the Buck," with Natalie Portman at t...
To celebrate his 40th anniversary in the fashion business, Ralph Lauren staged an elaborate runway show and black-tie party in New York’s Central Park Conservatory Garden. Arranged on the themes of ‘A Day at the Races,’ the event drew a gaggle of celebrities from Robert De Niro and Martha Stewart to Vera Wang and Diane Sawyer. Spectacular jackets of black-and-white stripes worn over tight-fitting ...
There is no doubt that the most beautiful, courageous, and intelligent female soldiers in the world are in Israel.
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Chava Mond (born in 1984, also Havi Mond, Hebrew: חוה מונד) is an Israeli model. She is Israel's first shomer Shabbos (observes the Jewish Sabbath) and shomer kashrut (observes Jewish dietary laws) model.
Born in Safed, Israel, she holds joint Israeli and British citizenship, as her parents were British and she currently lives in Finchley.
Mond was born in 1984 and raised in S...
Eva Green in Casino Royale
Barbara Bach in The Spy Who Loved Me
Jill St. John (Born as: Jill Oppenheim) in Diamonds are Forever
Tanya Roberts (Born as: Victoria Blum) in A View to a Kill
Jane Seymour (Born as: Joyce Frankenberg) in Live and Let Die
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Mila Kunis is a Jewish American actress best known for her role as Jackie Burkhart on That ’70s Show.
Kunis (born August 14, 1983) was born Milena Markivna Kunis to a Jewish family in Chernvtsi, Ukraine. In 1991, when Mila was seven years old, her family moved to Los Angeles, California after being selected in a lottery system that allowed them to move first to Moscow and then to the United Stat...
Since the 18th century, American founding fathers and scholars have been aware of deeply-rooted Islamic violence, terrorism, intolerance and hatred toward other Muslims, as well as non-Muslims.
Early American leaders and thinkers were endowed with deep appreciation and unique knowledge of global history, international relations, ancient cultures, ideologies and religions. They spoke and wrote c...
Linor Abargil (Hebrew: לינור אברג\יל, sometimes spelled Linor Aberjil; born February 17, 1980) is an Israeli model, who was the winner of the Miss World beauty pageant in 1998, after she had been crowned Miss Israel. Two months before being crowned Miss World, Abargil was raped in Italy by an Israeli Uri Shlomo, who was working as a travel agent in Milan. She made her case public and Shlomo was a...
Where I Go: Bar Refaeli
The native Israeli, whose work as a model and as the founder and designer of under.me underwear has taken her across the globe, returns to her childhood home when vacation calls. She shares her local favorites—from chic shops to secret beaches to home-cooked meals—below.
To get away from it all, I go to … Tel Aviv, Israel! Since I travel so much, I g...
Israel was not created in order to disappear - Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom.
John F. Kennedy
The greatest security for Israel is to create new Egypts.
I cannot conceive of Israel with...
By the Israeli humorist, Efraim Kishon:
Israel is a country surrounded on all sides by enemies,
but the people's headaches are caused by the neighbors upstairs.
Israel is the only country in the world where the coffee is already so
good that Starbucks went bankrupt trying to break into the local
Israel is one of the few places in the world where the sun sets into
One of the conundrums associated with the enduring nature of global anti-Semitism, which has soared exponentially in recent years, is why, having made such disproportionate contributions at all levels of civilization and left major imprints on science, ethics, medicine, culture and the arts, we Jews continue to act as a magnet for such virulent hatred.
Equally bizarre is the failure of formerly...
Converting to Judaism:
Conservative and Orthodox Jews require that the potential convert be instructed about how to live as a Jew, and undergo kabbalat ol mitzvot (agreement to do the commandments), mila (circumcision for men),* and tevilah (immersion in a mikvah [ritual bath]), and that the procedure be supervised by a Beit Din [court] of three people. Note that the members of the Bet Din mus...
Lincoln: And so the Children of Israel were driven from the
happy land of Canaan.
Kaskel: Yes, and that is why we have come to Father
Abraham, to ask his protection.
Lincoln: And this protection they shall have
Cesar J. Kaskel, apprising President Lincoln of General Grant's
Order Number 11
In his scholarly study of American Jewry and the Civil War
(Philadelphia, 1951), Bertra...
EPSTEIN, BRIAN SAMUEL (Shmuel; 1934–1967), British impresario, one of history's most successful show business entrepreneurs whose success in managing the Beatles changed the world of music. Epstein was born on Yom Kippur to Harry (Tzvi) and Malka ("Queenie") in Liverpool, where the family owned a furniture store and where Epstein became manager of the store's record department. When hi...
The IDF, founded in 1948, ranks among the most battletested armed forces in the world, having had to defend the country in six major wars. The IDF’s security objectives are to defend the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the State of Israel, deter all enemies, and curb all forms of terrorism that threaten daily life. Its main tasks include reinforcing the peace arrangements; ensuring ov...
The 1950 Law of Return gives every Jew the right to come to Israel as an oleh (immigrant) and become an Israel citizen. It also grants the right to make aliyah (immigrate) to any individual who has one Jewish parent or grandparent or is married to someone who is Jewish or has a Jewish parent or grandparent.
The Law of Return can best be viewed as a response to the long history of persecution of...
Israel does everything it can to protect innocent human life in Gaza and the West Bank. How does Israel compare to other countries in civilian to combatant casualty? Israel does better than any other country. See this two minute video.
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Birth Name: Shani Hazan
Birth Date: 1993
Birth Place: Kiryat Ata, Israel
Occupation: Fashion Model
Height: 1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)
Titles: Miss Israel 2012 / Israel’s Beauty Queen 2012
Shani will represent Israel in the Miss World 2012 pageant to be held in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China. She is a high school graduate who wants to s...
If you've ever been to Israel, you know that there are so many wonderful things to see and do. But when you're just walking around, there is something that becomes very apparent. Israel has some of the most beautiful and exotic women in the world. On top of that, they're very smart and confident.
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Jerusalem was selected as one of the top 25 most sought after destinations in 2011 in a survey held by the prestigious and popular website "Tripadvisor".
In 2011 the number of night stays in Jerusalem hotels amounted to 3,854,500 nights, 18% of all night stays in Israel.
80% of the tourists who visited in Israel in 2011 visited Jerusalem.
The most visited sites were the Wailing ...
While we cannot be sure and must take nothing for granted---especially when it comes to Iran's threat to wipe Israel from the map---the greatest battle Israel faces today on the world stage is not military, but rather the unrelenting attack by those who would politically delegitimize her.
Make no mistake: The effort of the Arabs and the Left to delegitimize Israel has nothing to do with Palesti...
World opinion should not deter Israel from enhancing Jewish roots and national security, expanding the Jewish presence in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and the Golan Heights, and pre-empting Palestinian and Hezbollah terrorism.
Adverse world opinion and global pressure have always been an integral part of the Jewish people and the Jewish state. The aim of this global campaign has been to eliminate ...
Population of Israel
8,000 sq miles
Note: Israel could fit into Florida 8 times
263 miles long – North to South
Width: between 9 and 71 miles wide (East to West)
Available land useful for farming 15.45%
Rest is metropolitan areas, mountains and desert.
Jews: 5,393,600 - 76%
Arab (Muslim, Druze): 1,413,500 - 20%
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Esti Ginzburg was born in Tel Aviv, Israel on March 6, 1990. She comes from a family of architects and engineers. Her grandfather was involved in the original planning and construction of Zahala Tel Aviv. Ginzburg is Jewish.
Ginzburg started modeling at the age of eight with a milk advertisement and at the age of 14 signed a ...
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There many famous Jewish actors working today and in the past. Some of the names you might know are Daniel Radcliff, Shia LaBeouf, Andrew Garfield, James Franco, Adam Sandler, James Caan, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jeremy Piven, Tony Curtis, William Shatner, Chris Pine and Jake Gyllenhaal. For convenience, the list below shows both Jewish actors and actresses.
The question is not whether the Palestinians are an "invented people," but rather why Arabs deny Jewish history and Jewish rights to a state in Israel.
The recent brouhaha about whether the Palestinians are an "invented people" misses the point. The real question we should ask is, "Why do Palestinian Arabs repudiate 3,000 years of Jewish history in Palestine and the rights of Jews to a state in...
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The Civil War divided Jews as it did all Americans. Southern Jews supported the Confederacy; Northern Jews favored the Union. Prior to the war, Jews as a group never took a public stand on slavery. Although many shared antislavery opinions, they viewed the Christian-oriented abolitionist movement with suspicion. A report to the 1853 meeting of a leading antislaver...
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The Israel Defense Forces, commonly known in Israel by the Hebrew acronym Tzahal (צה"ל), are the military forces of the State of Israel. They consist of the ground forces, air force and navy. It is the sole military wing of the Israeli security forces, and has no civilian jurisdiction within Israel. The IDF is headed by its Chief of General Staff, the Ramatkal...
Jerusalem Technology Park
Science and technology are amongst Israel's most developed sectors. The percentage of Israelis engaged in scientific and technological inquiry, and the amount spent on research and development (R&D) in relation to gross domestic product (GDP), is amongst the highest in the world. Israel ranks fourth in the world in scientific activity as measured by the nu...
The United Nations has frequently and disproportionately singled out Israel for exercising its basic right of self-defense. Like every other nation, Israel has an inherent right to defend its citizens. In responding to attacks to protect its citizens, Israel takes unprecedented precautions to limit civilian casualties.
Israel has a right to self-defense.
Like every other nation, Israel has an...
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•Paula Abdul, US singer, former LA Laker Girl, panelist on American Idol
•Charles-Valentin Alkan, French composer and virtuoso pianist
•Herb Alpert, US musician
•Vladimir Ashkenazy, Russian conductor
•Emanuel Ax, US pianist
•Babydaddy (aka Scot Hoffman), US bassist, keyboardist, composer for Scissor Sisters.
•Burt Bacharach, US musician and songwriter
The following list of Jewish Olympic medalists was compiled by Dr. George Eisen, Executive Director and Associate Vice-President at Nazareth College of Rochester, New York.
Dr. Eisen is the author of many books, studies and articles, including the award-winning Children and Play in the Holocaust, Games Among the Shadows (University of Massachusetts Press,...
Here is a list of prominent commissioners, managers/coaches, and owners.
Roman Abramovich, Russia, owner of Chelsea Football Club
Leslie Alexander, US, owner of Houston Rockets; former owner of Houston Comets
Ray Arcel, US, bo...
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Bar Refaeli (Hebrew: בר רפאלי; born 4 June 1985) is an Israeli model and occasional actress, most known for her modeling work and for her relationship with American actor Leonardo DiCaprio. She was the cover model of the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Bar Refaeli was born into an Israeli Jewish family in Hod HaSharon, Isr...
This list of Jewish athletes in sports contains athletes who are Jews and have attained outstanding achievements in sports. The criteria for inclusion in this list are:
1–3 places winners at major international tournaments;
for team sports, winning in preliminary competitions of finals at major international tournaments, or playing for several seasons for clubs of major national leagues; or
Noy Eisen is an Israel Defense Forces Emergency Situation Instructor and her job is to teach fifth graders proper procedures in emergency situations that can arise in Israel. Just as the political climate in Israel can change dramatically in a moment, so too must Israel's citizens be prepared to do the same. She is preparing the next generation.
Every day, Israeli military innovations are helping to save the lives of American troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. Because the United States has a deep strategic relationship with Israel, the U.S. military is able to learn from the Israel Defense Forces’ vast combat experience. Below are some of the life-saving Israeli military advances that the United States uses today.
Advanced Medical Trainin...
While the rest of the world was buying Iraq's story that their nuclear weapon production was solely for peaceful purposes, Israel stayed in reality and launched Operation Opera. They flew without detection to take out the nuclear reactor before it was too late. Whether they could admit it in the moment or not, when the Persian Gulf War hit, the whole world had Israel to thank for taking care o...
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This is a video of some of Israel's top fashion models. Gal Gadot, Rotem Sela, Yael Goldman,
Dana Frider, Yael Bar-Zohar, Anat Elimelech, Agam Rodberg, Adi Himelbloy, Esti Ginzburg, and Bar Refaeli.
For more pictures and information on Bar Refaeli click this link http://www.solveisraelsproblems.com/israeli-super-model-bar-refaeli/#more
"Israel is responsible for over 600 modifications in the current generation of General Dynamics' F-16 fighter aircraft, providing GD a multi-billion dollars bonus in research and development, improving GD's competitive edge in the global market, expanding the US employment and export base and enhancing US national security," said GD's plant manager in Ft. Worth, Texas. Similar benefits are enjoyed...
The state of Israel has faced seemingly insurmountable odds throughout its entire history. From its hostile neighbors to its vast desert terrain to its unique demographic make-up, the Jewish state has had to overcome countless obstacles. And yet, it has emerged as a light unto the nations. The Jewish state is now a member of the exclusive Organisation for Economic Cooperation (OECD), has hund...
Zionism is the Jewish national movement of rebirth and renewal in the land of Israel - the historical birthplace of the Jewish people. The yearning to return to Zion, the biblical term for both the Land of Israel and Jerusalem, has been the cornerstone of Jewish religious life since the Jewish exile from the land two thousand years ago, and is embedded in Jewish prayer, ritual, literature and cult...
The Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations, otherwise known as the Mossad, has been appointed by the State of Israel to collect information, analyze intelligence, and perform special covert operations beyond its borders.
Over the years, the Mossad has expanded into many fields, the most prominent of which are:
Covert intelligence gathering beyond Israel’s borders.
The biblical kingdom of David (1000 BCE), followed by Solomon, was the Jewish people’s first independent nation-state, with Jerusalem as its political and spiritual capital. Over the following three millennia, the Jewish nation of Israel was conquered by numerous foreign empires including the Persians, Greeks and Romans. Mass expulsion by imperial rulers led to the majority of Jewish people be...
Nobel Prizes are awarded by the Nobel Foundation of Sweden to men and women who have rendered the greatest service to humankind.
Between the years 1901 and 2011, around 850 laureates have been awarded Nobel Prizes.
Of these, at least 170 are Jews.
Less than half of one percent of the world's population is Jewish.
In 2011, five Jewish laureates were awarded a Nobel Prize: Daniel Schech...
These are some of the Jewish actresses from today. Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis, Gwyneth Paltrow, Alicia Silverstone, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Rachel Weisz, Amanda Peet, and Winona Ryder. For convenience, the list below shows both Jewish actors and actresses.
Actor, The Mighty Ducks
4 January 1981
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Solve Israel’s Problems
That’s what we’re doing. Why? Because Israel is a great country that does marvelous things for the world. Israel is tiny, but it is a world leader in science, techno...
By Abigail Klein Leichman: Israel21c
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Israel's large concentration of talented and innovative people makes it an ideal place for investment. Characterized by groundbreaking entrepreneurship, Israel yields pioneering technologies, profitable business opportunities and high investment returns.
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Israel is the only country in the world with a mandatory military service requirement for women. Women have taken part in Israel’s military before and since the founding of the state in 1948, with women currently comprising 34% of all IDF soldiers, fulfilling various roles within the Ground, Navy and Air Forces. The 2000 Equality amendment ...
Israel: Diverse, Creative, and Free
Israel, the 100th smallest country, with less than 1/1000th of the world's population, can make claim to the following:
Israel has the highest ratio of university degrees to the population in the world.
Israel produces more scientific papers per capita than any other nation by a large margin -109 per 10,000 people - as well as one of the highest per ...