Israeli Innovation Takes Center Stage

Israeli innovation was showcased throughout the three-day AIPAC Policy Conference with presentations given on the main stage and breakout sessions highlighting the successes of Israeli startups. Windward CEO Ami Daniel took to the main stage to show off his company, which seeks to “analyze and organize the world’s maritime data.” Windward analyzes hundreds of millions… Read More

Raise Hell Instead of Money

Sen. Barbara Mikulski announced Monday that she will not seek a sixth term in the U.S. Senate. There was “nothing gloomy about the announcement,” she said. “There’s no health problem,” and “I’m not frustrated with the Senate; the Senate will always be what the Senate is.” But, she said, “I had to ask myself who… Read More

Triple Chocolate Hamantaschen

CHOCOLATE DOUGH 1/2 cup butter (or margarine) 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 egg 1 tablespoon milk (or almond milk) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 11/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/8 cup cocoa powder (I prefer Hershey’s Special Dark) 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon MOCHA CREAM CHEESE FILLING 4 ounces cream cheese at… Read More

PA and PLO Found Liable

A federal jury in New York found the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Palestinian Authority (PA) liable in a civil lawsuit over terrorist attacks perpetrated in Israel during the second intifada more than a decade ago. The jury at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in Manhattan found the… Read More


Fighting Words

WASHINGTON — In a blow to Israel’s efforts to contain the controversy over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming speech to Congress, Vice President Joe Biden announced that he would not attend the address. Biden’s office informed the media on Friday that the vice president would be out of the country and would not fill his… Read More

Vegemite Australia

Australian children cry for this caramelized spread made of brewer’s yeast and vegetables as American tots do for peanut butter and jelly. Spread on buttered toast or bread as a snack or a sandwich or on biscuits as a special treat at teatime, Vegemite may not be pretty, but it is one of the world’s… Read More

Congee Asia

Like Westerners, the Chinese believe in starting the day with a hearty meal. Congee, a creamy rice porridge, is a favorite. Variations found throughout Asia are sold everywhere, from street stands to dim sum palaces. Preparation involves cooking short grain white rice until it approaches mush, then serving with a variety of toppings such as… Read More

Egg Cream United States

A New York original, egg creams contain neither eggs nor cream. A once ubiquitous street treat, this beverage is a lot harder to come by now. While traditional delis still serve them, you can make your own at home with a squirt of chocolate syrup, followed by a shot of seltzer and a quick stir,… Read More

White Asparagus Europe

Milder in flavor than the green variety, white asparagus is highly prized in Europe, while in the United States it has only recently come into favor. A harbinger of spring, asparagus is celebrated in Belgium, Holland, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, where special asparagus menus are featured in restaurants. For an Italian approach, eat it cold… Read More