Dave Goldiner


Beaten Florida Cousin Called 'Fun-Loving' All-American Teen

By Dave Goldiner

Beaten Florida Cousin Called 'Fun-Loving' All-American Teen
The Arab-American teen beaten by Israeli troops is a fun-loving kid from Florida. Relatives say he earned the vacation to the Holy Land by scoring straight A’s in tenth grade.Read More


Anne Heyman, Jewish Philanthropist, Dies in Florida Horse-Riding Accident

By Dave Goldiner

Anne Heyman, Jewish Philanthropist, Dies in Florida Horse-Riding Accident
Anne Heyman, a pioneering Jewish philanthropist who founded a youth village for victims of the Rwanda genocide, has died in a Florida horse-riding accident. She was 52.Read More


Anne Heyman's Sudden Death Plunges Rwanda School Into Mourning

By Dave Goldiner

Anne Heyman's Sudden Death Plunges Rwanda School Into Mourning
A trailblazing Rwanda school for genocide orphans was plunged into intense mourning by the death of its founder Anne Heyman — revered by students as a “second mother.”Read More


South African Jews Slam Benjamin Netanyahu's Snub of Mandela Memorial

By Dave Goldiner

South African Jews Slam Benjamin Netanyahu's Snub of Mandela Memorial
South African Jews sought to distance themselves from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial decision to snub Nelson Mandela’s memorial service.Read More


Jews Pay Emotional Tribute to Nelson Mandela, 'Joseph' of South Africa

By Dave Goldiner

Jews Pay Emotional Tribute to Nelson Mandela, 'Joseph' of South Africa
Thousands of Jews packed a Johannesburg synagogue to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela — a man they dubbed South Africa’s Joseph.Read More






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  • "We will do what we must to protect our people. We have that right. We are not less deserving of life and quiet than anyone else. No more apologies."
  • "Woody Allen should have quit while he was ahead." Ezra Glinter's review of "Magic in the Moonlight": http://jd.fo/f4Q1Q
  • Jon Stewart responds to his critics: “Look, obviously there are many strong opinions on this. But just merely mentioning Israel or questioning in any way the effectiveness or humanity of Israel’s policies is not the same thing as being pro-Hamas.”
  • "My bat mitzvah party took place in our living room. There were only a few Jewish kids there, and only one from my Sunday school class. She sat in the corner, wearing the right clothes, asking her mom when they could go." The latest in our Promised Lands series — what state should we visit next?
  • Former Israeli National Security Advisor Yaakov Amidror: “A cease-fire will mean that anytime Hamas wants to fight it can. Occupation of Gaza will bring longer-term quiet, but the price will be very high.” What do you think?
  • Should couples sign a pre-pregnancy contract, outlining how caring for the infant will be equally divided between the two parties involved? Just think of it as a ketubah for expectant parents:
  • Many #Israelis can't make it to bomb shelters in time. One of them is Amos Oz.
  • According to Israeli professor Mordechai Kedar, “the only thing that can deter terrorists, like those who kidnapped the children and killed them, is the knowledge that their sister or their mother will be raped."
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  • Woody Allen on the situation in #Gaza: It's “a terrible, tragic thing. Innocent lives are lost left and right, and it’s a horrible situation that eventually has to right itself.”
  • "Mark your calendars: It was on Sunday, July 20, that the momentum turned against Israel." J.J. Goldberg's latest analysis on Israel's ground operation in Gaza:
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  • "To everyone who is reading this article and saying, “Yes, but… Hamas,” I would ask you to just stop with the “buts.” Take a single moment and allow yourself to feel this tremendous loss. Lay down your arms and grieve for the children of Gaza."
  • Professor Dan Markel, 41 years old, was found shot and killed in his Tallahassee home on Friday. Jay Michaelson can't explain the death, just grieve for it.
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