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At Least 10 Dead After Israeli Navy Boards Gaza-Bound Flotilla

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that he regretted the loss of life sustained by international activists after Israel Navy commandos stormed a flotilla bringing aid to the Gaza Strip, but said the Israeli troops who opened fire were justified for defending themselvesRead More

Comedy Central Removes Video Game That Played on Jewish Stereotypes


Comedy Central has removed a video game with anti-Semitic stereotypes from its Web site.Read More

Emanuel Heckled in Jerusalem


Activists heckled White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel as he and his family toured the Old City of Jerusalem in honor of his son’s bar mitzvah.Read More

Sirens Wail in Israel Drill

By Haaretz

A nationwide five-day Home Front defense drill, code-named “Turning Point 4,” hit a peak on May 25 when sirens wailed across Israel simulating a missile attack. Israelis were asked to head for the nearest shelters or safe rooms, as part of an extensive drill meant to test national preparedness.Read More

F.M. Lieberman's 'Loyalty' Bill Clears First Hurdle in Knesset

By Jonathan Lis (Haaretz)

The Knesset on Wednesday passed the first reading of a ‘citizenship loyalty’ bill proposed by Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s Yisrael Beitenu party.Read More

Police Hunt for Suspects in Attempted Tel Aviv Bus Attack

By Yaniv Kubovich (Haaretz)

Large police forces, aided by police helicopters, dogs and sappers, embarked on an extensive manhunt on Wednesday after a man and a woman suspected of attempting to carry out a terror attack on Tel Aviv’s Dizengoff Street.Read More

Mega Grant Creates Historic Partnership Between HUC, JTS and YU

By Jacob Berkman (JTA)

Spurred by a major grant from one of the largest Jewish foundations, the rabbinical seminaries of three major synagogue movements are forging a groundbreaking partnership to train Jewish educators.Read More

Jewish Groups Encourage Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’


A coalition of 10 major Jewish organizations is urging Congress to repeal the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” military policy.Read More

Guessing Obama's Guest List For Jewish Heritage Month Opener

By Haaretz

In politics, as elsewhere, it’s a sport that’s almost as popular as people-watching: Guest-list watching.Read More

Georgia Enacts New Kosher Labeling Law


Georgia amended its kosher labeling law to require public disclosure for unpackaged food represented as kosher.Read More

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