Jon Stewart Tries to Talk About Israel

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In a week that saw Jon Stewart of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show speak harsh words about Israel’s current operation in Gaza, many expressed opinions about Stewart that were equally harsh. Even Hillary Clinton, who appeared on the show, felt

Karolina and Boom Pam Cover Led Zeppelin’s Black Dog

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Middle East inflected covers of beloved rock standards seems to be a growing industry for the Start Up Nation. Enjoy this video featuring Karolina and Boom Pam, mainstays in Israel’s alternative music scene. If you’ve ever wondered what Led Zeppelin

“Jew, Jew, coward pig, get out and fight on your own” – Jew hatred from Berlin

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First the Berlin anti-Israel protesters yelled “Allah Hu Akbar!” And yeah, I can get behind that as God is indeed great, right? Right! But then they yelled something about Jews being coward pigs. That was not so good. Especially given

Hamas Rockets Inspire One Day Cover

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Sara Merson, a resident of the southern Israeli town of Ashdod wrote about this cover of Matisyahu’s One Day: Some things that have been going on here in the past week. I didn’t take all the video, but everything is

JDate creates 2 new cringe-worthy videos and one OK one

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Who doesn’t know JDate? That’s the “Jewish” dating for people looking to meet, date, shtup and maybe even marry Jews. You don’t have to be Jewish to use JDate (so much for that continuity thing) and thus JDate contains a

Today in Gaza: Terrorist Car Goes “Boom!”

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The IDF reported “A short while ago, the IDF targeted 3 Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorists in Gaza: Mahmoud Walud, Hazm Balusha & Alla’a Abd Al-Nabi. Al-Nabi was a senior PIJ terrorist who was responsible for launching rockets capable of reaching

Hamas Ground Offensive Ends as Quickly as it Began

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I really don’t know what Hamas was thinking when they sent 5 members of their fledgling Naval commando unit, as it were, to the beach at Kibbutz Zikim near the Gaza/Israel border. Obviously the intention was to wreak havoc, but

Lena Dunham Dances to Sia’s “Chandeliers” on Late Night With Seth Meyers

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I guess the title says it all! Lena Dunham, the star and creator of Girls did a spastic kind of dance while notoriously shy singer Sia sang her hit song “Chandeliers” on Late Night With Seth Meyers. Rolling Stone Magazine

Crystal Lake feat. Republica – Ready To Go

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Republica was formed in the 90s and is still active. Crystal Lake are an Israeli act fronted by Alex Moerman and Paul Gorbulski. This track is a remix of Republica’s 1996 hit “Ready to Go” in the duo’s signature Hard

Can one ever have too many Radiohead covers by Rotem Shefy? No.

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Rotem Shefy covers Karma Police by Radiohead at a live show in Tel Aviv. This version is punctuated by some chatter as Rotem addresses some of the ridiculous critiques engendered by the popularity of her middle-eastern, Mizrachi inflected cover. “Is

Ilana Glazer Wants to Know how You Lost your Virginity

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When Ilana Glazer of Broad City walks up to total strangers in the park and asks them how you they lost virginity, people answer! Why? Because people in New York are nice and they like sharing the most intimate details

24 Hours of Israel

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Want to see Israel but don’t have the time? Watch this video and in a few minutes you’ll be taken through the entire country – from Eilat to Haifa, courtesy of the Israel MFA and photographer Amos Rafaeli. But really?