Persona non Grata: Ben-Gurion University politics department chairman Neve Gordon has been under fire from his school?s administration since calling for a boycott of Israel.

Ben-Gurion U. Debates Cost of Academic Freedom

An Israeli academic’s call for an international boycott of Israel has set off threats of donations being withheld from his university and sparked a fierce debate over academic freedom.

Grover in the Holy Land: The fuzzy, blue ?Sesame Street? character, Grover is in Israel to take part in TV shows that are attempting to get preschoolers there hooked on the message of Israeli-Arab coexistence

Hey Grover, Can You Tell Me How To Get to Rechov Sumsum?

Many a riot has erupted on the first Friday of Ramadan, and as usual, Jerusalem’s Old City was on a knife-edge this year. But there, weaving through a crowd of police officers, was a familiar, furry blue Muppet with a pink nose and his young tour guide.

Making Comparisons: A Lyndon LaRouche follower who said that President Obama?s health care plans amounted to a ?Nazi policy? was compared by Rep. Barney Frank to ?a dining room table.?

Fringe Group Pushes ‘Nazi’ Analogy

When Rep. Barney Frank was asked by a woman at a health care town hall meeting, “Why do you continue to support a Nazi policy?” the Massachusetts Democrat had a ready reply. “On what planet do you spend most of your time?” he shot back at the questioner, who was toting one of the now-infamous Obama-as-Hitler posters. Frank explained that he would not discuss the issue with her, since it would be like “trying to argue with a dining room table.”

Effi Kivelevitz

I Vant To Pump You Up

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, a former weightlifter, once said this about body fat and exercise: “It’s simple. If it jiggles, it’s fat.”

Lotsa? Lox: Thirty-six people gathered at Russ & Daughters in New York to savor the fish and other Jewish delicacies.

‘Appetizing’: Some Like It Smoked

For four generations, Russ & Daughters on the Lower East Side of Manhattan has purveyed its wares of fish-oriented, traditional Jewish food. And on August 26, 36 people came to a tasting venue on Astor Place to savor the wares of what the London’s Sunday Times once called the “Louvre of Lox.”