Israeli Puppets Spark Gay Pride Debate

Israeli Puppets Spark Gay Pride Debate

Two male puppets advocating clean energy in Israel have created quite a controversial debate about gay pride. Plug and Socket, called Sheka and Teka in Hebrew, have been appearing in advertisements for the Israel Electric Corp. for more than ten years. Israelis have often questioned, jokingly, if the harmless pair were meant to be gay […]

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Dies and Jerusalem Mourns

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Dies and Jerusalem Mourns

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef died yesterday in Jerusalem.  He was 93.   The former Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Israel, he became the spiritual leader of the Shas political party.  His rulings on Jewish law were masterful, learned and forthcoming.  His political views were conservative and impassioned.  Rabbi Ovadia Yosef was a constant voice and spoke for Sephardic […]

Tensions Rise as Israel Beefs up Missile Systems

Tensions Rise as Israel Beefs up Missile Systems

Tensions were raised today as Israel and the United States tested missile defense systems in the Mediterranean. The already stressed relationships in the region were further tried as a Sparrow series missile was fired and successfully tracked by the Arrow missile defense system. The unannounced test was a joint undertaking by the Israel Defense Force […]