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Birthright Teens Contract Swine Flu in Israel


At least 10 participants in the Birthright Israel program came down with swine flu while in Israel and were quarantined.Read More

Poll Shows Dip in American Voters’ Supporting Israel


American voters’ support for Israel has dropped 20 percent in the past nine months, a new survey found.Read More

Conservative Judaism Searches for Identity

By Alison Cies

Conservative Judaism, struggling with decades of declining membership and an abrupt, sweeping change in its senior leadership, heard a call in early June from three prominent rabbis for a rethinking of its mission.Read More

Netanyahu Backs Concept of Demilitarized Palestinian State

By Haaretz Service

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called on Palestinian leaders to restart Middle East peace negotiations without preconditions, in a highly anticipated foreign policy address at Bar-Ilan University.Read More

Museum Shooting Seen by Jewish Activists as Part of Surge in Antisemitism

By Nathan Guttman

As federal prosecutors charge James von Brunn with first degree murder, it is still unclear to what extent his attack on the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Wednesday represents a shift in antisemitic violence.Read More

Holocaust Shooter Was Known in Hate Groups

By Nathan Guttman

James von Brunn, the 89 year old white supremacist who carried out the Wednesday shooting attack at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, was a well known figure in the back alleys of American antisemitic and racist hate groups.Read More

Holocaust Museum: America at its Best

By Michael Berenbaum

From its inception, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has regarded itself — and been regarded by others — as a high-priority target, and for good reason. Though not a Jewish institution, but a government institution, it is one of the most visible institutions that reflect the prominence of American Jewry — its creators — and the most central American institution dealing with the Holocaust.Read More

Security Guard Killed in Holocaust Museum Shooting

By Eric Fingerhut (JTA)

An 88-year-old white supremacist shot and killed a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on Wednesday before being shot by two other museum security guards.Read More

Gunman Fires on Security Guards at U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C.

By Haaretz

A gunman walked into the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington on Wednesday and opened fire on security guards, police said.Read More

Two Men Shot at U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in D.C.

By Eric Fingerhut (JTA)

Two men, including a security guard, were shot Wednesday at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.Read More

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