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Jewish Father of Three Among Eight Killed in Beer Warehouse Rampage

A Jewish father of three was among the victims of a shooting rampage at a Connecticut beer warehouse.Read More


Ahmadinejad Unharmed After Assassination Attempt

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was not injured in a failed assassination attempt on his convoy in western Iran.Read More


Landmarks Commission Clears the Way for Ground Zero Mosque

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A New York City commission vote has cleared the way for the construction of a mosque near the site of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center.Read More


Movie Distributor Appeals Holocaust Documentary's R Rating

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A movie distributor is appealing the R rating assigned to a Holocaust documentary.Read More


Israeli Officer Killed in Clash on Lebanon Border

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One Israeli officer was killed during clashes between Israel and the Lebanese army along the border on Tuesday. 45-year-old Lt. Col. Dov Harari, from Netanya, was a reserves battalion commander in the engineering corps.Read More


Israeli, Lebanese Troops Exchange Fire

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Israeli and Lebanese soldiers exchanged tank and artillery fire on Israel’s northern border.Read More


N.J. To Open First Hebrew Charter School

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New Jersey has given final approval to open the state’s first Hebrew-language charter school.Read More


Sociologist Glassner Named Lewis & Clark Provost

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Jewish sociologist Barry Glassner has been named president of Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore.Read More


Abbas Requests Trilateral Meeting Next Week

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

The Obama administration is attempting to win Israel’s agreement to a Palestinian effort to hold a trilateral meeting next week to set the terms of reference, agenda and timetable for direct negotiations with the Palestinians.Read More


Peres: British Establishment Is 'Anti-Israel'

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Israeli President Shimon Peres has caused a storm in England after accusing the British establishment of being “deeply pro-Arab” and “anti-Israeli.”Read More





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  • 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?
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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.”
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