Breaking News


Biden Raises Possibility of Direct U.S.-Iran Talks

By Reuters

The United States is ready to hold direct talks with Iran if it is serious about negotiations, Vice President Joe Biden said on Saturday, backing bilateral contacts that many see as crucial to easing an international dispute over Tehran’s nuclear programme.Read More


Barack Obama Mourns Death of Ed Koch

By JTA

President Obama mourned the passing of New York Mayor Ed Koch, noting among Koch’s passions his love for Israel.Read More


Reform Movement Organizes Multi-Denominational Call to Congress Against Guns

By JTA

The Reform movement corralled a broad array of religious denominations to call into Congress on Monday and demand action on gun violence.Read More


Despite Weak Senate Performance, Hagel May Yet Win Pentagon Post

By Reuters

Chuck Hagel’s cautious testimony may not have won converts during his contentious nomination hearing for U.S. defense secretary, but it appeared on Friday not to have cost support he will need to be confirmed as the new Pentagon chief.Read More


Figure Skater Max Aaron Advances To World Championship

By JTA

Jewish figure skater Max Aaron will represent the United States at the men’s ice skating world championships after winning the U.S. men’s national championship in Omaha, Neb.Read More


Heeding Religious Groups, Obama Administration Tweaks Contraception Mandate

By JTA

The Obama administration simplified its definition of religious groups that would be exempt from allowing staffers contraceptive coverage.Read More


Former New York Mayor Ed Koch Dies at 88

By Reuters

Former Mayor Edward Koch, who presided over New York City during the turbulent late 1970s and ’80s and came to personify the city with his wry and outspoken style, died on Friday at the age of 88, his spokesman said.Read More


'I Burn Like a Jew' Is Mexico's 6th Most Popular Hashtag on Twitter

By JTA

“I burn like a Jew” was the sixth most popular hashtag phrase among Mexican Twitter users a week after another anti-Semitic phrase trended in that country.Read More


Sarkozy Asked Jews To Pressure Israel on Palestinians

By JTA

Former French president Nicolas Sarzkozy told a Jewish crowd in Geneva that Israel should be pressured to make concessions to the Palestinians.Read More


Israeli Silence on Syria Is Strategic

By Reuters

Military secrets are not readily divulged anywhere. But in Israel the blanket silence that envelops officials after an event like Wednesday’s mysterious air strike on Syria reflects a deeper strategy involving both deterrence and outreach.Read More





Find us on Facebook!
  • 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."
  • Why does ultra-Orthodox group Agudath Israel of America receive its largest donation from the majority owners of Walmart? Find out here: http://jd.fo/q4XfI
  • 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.”
  • "Mark your calendars: It was on Sunday, July 20, that the momentum turned against Israel." J.J. Goldberg's latest analysis on Israel's ground operation in Gaza:
  • What do you think?
  • "To everyone who is reading this article and saying, “Yes, but… Hamas,” I would ask you to just stop with the “buts.” Take a single moment and allow yourself to feel this tremendous loss. Lay down your arms and grieve for the children of Gaza."
  • Professor Dan Markel, 41 years old, was found shot and killed in his Tallahassee home on Friday. Jay Michaelson can't explain the death, just grieve for it.
  • Employees complained that the food they received to end the daily fast during the holy month of Ramadan was not enough (no non-kosher food is allowed in the plant). The next day, they were dismissed.
  • Why are peace activists getting beat up in Tel Aviv? http://jd.fo/s4YsG
  • Backstreet's...not back.
  • Before there was 'Homeland,' there was 'Prisoners of War.' And before there was Claire Danes, there was Adi Ezroni. Share this with 'Homeland' fans!
  • BREAKING: Was an Israeli soldier just kidnapped in Gaza? Hamas' military wing says yes.
  • What's a "telegenically dead" Palestinian?
  • from-cache

Would you like to receive updates about new stories?




















We will not share your e-mail address or other personal information.

Already subscribed? Manage your subscription.