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Bibi Says Israel Won't Tolerate Church Attacks

By JTA

In his yearly Christmas greeting, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would not tolerate attacks on places of Christian worship.Read More


Wily Serial Killer Raised in Anti-Semitic Church

By Reuters

A confessed serial killer from Alaska who hid in plain sight and whose crimes went undetected for more than a decade, was ultimately caught after he gave in to his compulsions and struck close to home.Read More


Adam Greenberg, Jewish Ballplayer, Signs New Deal

By JTA

Jewish player Adam Greenberg will resume his professional baseball career after signing a minor league deal with the Baltimore Orioles.Read More


Fracking Faces New Public Scrutiny With Movies

By Reuters

Not so long ago, fracking was a technical term little known beyond the energy industry. Now it’s coming to Hollywood, as the fierce battle between environmentalists and oil firms is played out in several forthcoming films.Read More


Anti-Occupation Groups Make Case at Limmud

By JTA

A group which encourages Jews to oppose the Israeli occupation has sparked a lively debate at its debut session at the 2012 Limmud Conference on Jewish life and identity.Read More


Gaza Rocket Attacks Illegal: Watchdog

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Palestinian militants violated the laws of war by launching rockets at Israeli cities from the Gaza Strip during last month’s fighting, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Monday.Read More


Israel Election Plays Out on Social Media

By JTA

Welcome to the Israeli election campaign, where candidates Tweet and post for themselves in a much more informal environment than the U.S.Read More


Gun Lobby Defends School Guard Plan

By Reuters

The leader of the U.S. gun lobby on Sunday defended his call for placing armed guards in all American schools despite withering criticism of the group’s response to the massacre of 20 first-graders in Newtown, Connecticut.Read More


Israeli Woman Dies at 124 Years Old

By JTA

An Arab-Israeli woman believed to be 124 years old has died.Read More


Aussie Tycoon Comes to Rescue of Chabad

By JTA

An Australian property tycoon has staved off a financial crisis that threatened the closure of the headquarters of Sydney’s Chabad-Lubavitch movement.Read More





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  • "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?
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