Author: Daphna Berman

Egyptian Satirist To Face Charges

17:28 09 January in Latest

  Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef faces criminal investigations after prosecutors in Cairo announced they were looking into allegations that the popular comedian had insulted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi on his television show.   Youssef has been called Egypt’s Jon Stewart for his sharp wit and keen political satire.   According...

Top Muslim Brother Resigns Over Israel Remarks

16:56 08 January in Latest

[caption id="attachment_10137" align="alignright" width="300"] Shutterstock / Israel flag + Egyptian flag[/caption] A senior Egyptian official considered close to President Mohamed Morsi has resigned after publicaly saying that Israel's Egyptian Jews should return to their country of origin and leave Israel to the Palestinians. In his resignation, Essam...

Israel’s First Gay Divorce

16:25 24 December in Latest

  Former Israeli MK Uzi Even has made history again after he and his former partner of more than two decades were granted what is being billed as the country’s first legally sanctioned homosexual divorce. The decision earlier this month is considered especially ironic, since same-sex marriages...

Sandy Hook: A Teenager Weighs In

16:46 20 December in Latest

  By Benji Satloff Last Sunday night, I was settled in the couch watching the “game of the year” between the Patriots and the Forty-Niners. Suddenly, the telecast was interrupted and President Obama appeared on the screen, with a ‘Live from Newtown’ sign in the upper corner.  What...