Hody Nemes


Jews March in New York Rally Against Israel War in Gaza

By Hody Nemes

Jews March in New York Rally Against Israel War in Gaza
A vocal group of Jews joined hundreds in a rally against the war in Gaza in lower Manhattan. They denounced Israel’s occupation and the Jewish establishment they say supports it.Read More


Israel Spokesman Admits Army 'Should Have' Spared Boys Playing Soccer on Gaza Beach

By Hody Nemes

Israel Spokesman Admits Army 'Should Have' Spared Boys Playing Soccer on Gaza Beach
A top Israeli spokesman conceded the Israeli military should have been able to tell that four children killed on a Gaza beach were not terrorists.Read More


Troubling Signs for Israel in New Poll of Americans

By Hody Nemes

Troubling Signs for Israel in New Poll of Americans
Despite overall strong backing from Americans for Israel’s war in Gaza, Hody Nemes reports a new poll includes troubling signs for supporters of the Jewish state.Read More


Is New York Developer's 'Poor Door' Plan Un-Jewish?

By Hody Nemes

Is New York Developer's 'Poor Door' Plan Un-Jewish?
A New York City luxury condo developer plans to create a so-called “poor door” entrance for affordable housing residents. Is the arrangement fundamentally at odds with Jewish ethics?Read More


Why Amos Oz, Israeli Author and Peace Activist, Can't Hide From Rockets of Gaza

By Hody Nemes

Why Amos Oz, Israeli Author and Peace Activist, Can't Hide From Rockets of Gaza
Amos Oz —  noted Israeli author and peace activist — is hospitalized and cannot take shelter from Gaza rockets. Fania Oz-Salzberger discusses her father’s disturbing predicament.Read More






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  • Does #Hamas have to lose for there to be peace? Read the latest analysis by J.J. Goldberg.
  • This is what the rockets over Israel and Gaza look like from space:
  • "Israel should not let captives languish or corpses rot. It should do everything in its power to recover people and bodies. Jewish law places a premium on pidyon shvuyim, “the redemption of captives,” and proper burial. But not when the price will lead to more death and more kidnappings." Do you agree?
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  • Israeli soldiers want you to buy them socks. And snacks. And backpacks. And underwear. And pizza. So claim dozens of fundraising campaigns launched by American Jewish and Israeli charities since the start of the current wave of crisis and conflict in Israel and Gaza.
  • The sign reads: “Dogs are allowed in this establishment but Zionists are not under any circumstances.”
  • Is Twitter Israel's new worst enemy?
  • More than 50 former Israeli soldiers have refused to serve in the current ground operation in #Gaza.
  • "My wife and I are both half-Jewish. Both of us very much felt and feel American first and Jewish second. We are currently debating whether we should send our daughter to a Jewish pre-K and kindergarten program or to a public one. Pros? Give her a Jewish community and identity that she could build on throughout her life. Cons? Costs a lot of money; She will enter school with the idea that being Jewish makes her different somehow instead of something that you do after or in addition to regular school. Maybe a Shabbat sing-along would be enough?"
  • Undeterred by the conflict, 24 Jews participated in the first ever Jewish National Fund— JDate singles trip to Israel. Translation: Jews age 30 to 45 travelled to Israel to get it on in the sun, with a side of hummus.
  • "It pains and shocks me to say this, but here goes: My father was right all along. He always told me, as I spouted liberal talking points at the Shabbos table and challenged his hawkish views on Israel and the Palestinians to his unending chagrin, that I would one day change my tune." Have you had a similar experience?
  • "'What’s this, mommy?' she asked, while pulling at the purple sleeve to unwrap this mysterious little gift mom keeps hidden in the inside pocket of her bag. Oh boy, how do I answer?"
  • "I fear that we are witnessing the end of politics in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I see no possibility for resolution right now. I look into the future and see only a void." What do you think?
  • Not a gazillionaire? Take the "poor door."
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