Charges Dropped, Questions Linger

The dismissal of all charges against two former pro-Israel lobbyists who had been accused of passing along state secrets has sent the Jewish community searching for answers, both internally and externally.

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Bono and Broza Play for Peace

It’s Bono’s voice and Broza’s strings.

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Lainie Kazan’s ‘Oy Vey’ Moment

Evegny Afineevsky’s forthcoming film, “Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!” may tell the story of a mother and father’s struggle to accept that their son will never marry a nice Jewish girl, but the Israeli-born director insists that the movie is neither gay nor Jewish. “It’s about the clash of generations, and parents trying to understand their children,” Afineevsky told The Shmooze. “Sure, the parents are living and doing modern things, but at same time, they are a couple of generations back.”

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‘Cutting Film’ Takes Top Prize

A documentary exploring circumcision won the prize for best New York documentary April 30 at the Tribeca Film Festival Awards Ceremony, held at the Union Square Ballroom.

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Transformed: Kadima leader Tzipi Livni, a woman with an outstanding right-wing pedigree, has become the symbol of Israel?s political center.

Livni Is Learning To Lead Again, This Time As the Loyal Opposition

Tzipi Livni, who twice nearly became the prime minister of Israel, walked into a chic, crowded Madison Avenue café with little fanfare, save for a few security guards, and had to wait for a table. She had come to New York fresh from Washington, where her address to the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee was evidently deemed so unimportant that it wasn’t even posted on the organization’s Web site.

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