Push To Sanction Backers of Gaza Flotilla Gains Steam in U.S.

Jewish groups, working with congressional leaders, are pressing to designate one of the main organizers of the humanitarian flotilla that sought to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza as a terrorist group.

Israel’s Sex-Segregated Buses Riding High

“Hey, lady!” yelled the bus driver. He was loud but friendly. “You forgot your Psalms booklet.”


Sderot, the Capital of Rockets and Rock

You know you’ve arrived in Sderot because you turn from the dusty highway onto a city street bordered by a thin roadside park with new decorations and beautifully manicured lawns. Three years ago this park was a dump, but donations from Jewish National Fund groups — like the one holding a ceremony in the park, under a tasteful canopy that protects participants from the blazing sun — have transformed the approach to the city. And, after mostly ignoring it for 50 years, everyone’s arriving in Sderot.

Muslim Student Group May Face Suspension at Irvine

The University of California, Irvine has taken a step toward suspending a Muslim student organization over it says was the group’s role in orchestrating the disruption of a campus speech by Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren.

Rabbi: ‘Divine Intervention’ Played a Role

An e-mail inbox flooded with hate mail and death threats might force some people to consider a career change, but Rabbi David Nesenoff sees it as an opportunity.

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