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Relationship With Obama Also on Ballot As Israelis Vote

For months, Israelis have been speculating about how warm or cool George W. Bush’s successor will prove to be toward their country. Kadima’s claim is that President Obama could work well with its candidate, Tzipi Livni, while Likud’s Benjamin Netanyahu would clash with him, as he famously clashed with Bill Clinton during his previous stint as prime minister from 1996 to 1999

A NEW READ ON HISTORY: Kate Winslet and David Kross star in the Oscar-nominated ?The Reader,? one of five Holocaust-related films now in theaters.

Why Does Hollywood Love the Holocaust?

With “The Reader” garnering five Oscar nominations, and just as many Holocaust-related films playing this winter, Hollywood’s long-simmering romance with one of the greatest tragedies in human history is reaching a fever pitch. Even a former official of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has a certain fatigue.

Israeli Cover Girl’s SI Swimsuit Debut

Next month should be a memorable one for Esti Ginzburg. The Israeli model will turn 19, join the army and make her debut appearance in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.

NAMESAKE: Rabbi Marc meets Rabbi Marc.

The Rabbi That Roared

What do you get the man who has everything for his 50th birthday? A 400-pound endangered Asian lion, of course.

Concern, Criticism Follow Venezuelan Synagogue Attack

International Jewish groups expressed concern after an attack on a Caracas synagogue, blaming President Hugo Chavez for creating an atmosphere of hate in Venezuela.