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John Kerry Caught on Open Microphone Criticizing Israel's Gaza Attacks

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John Kerry was caught on an open microphone making a sarcastic remark about Israel’s insistence it is trying hard to avoid civilian casualties in Gaza.Read More

U.N. Finds Rockets in Gaza School and Returns Them — to Hamas


Rockets discovered in a United Nations agency school in Gaza were returned to Hamas, an Israeli official said.Read More

Israeli-Arab Lawmaker Hanin Zoabi Detained at Pro-Gaza Rally


Israeli-Arab lawmaker Hanin Zoabi was detained at a demonstration in Haifa against Israel’s Gaza operation.Read More

Anti-Israel Rioters Torch Cars, Throw Firebomb at Paris Synagogue


Anti-Israel protesters hurled a firebomb at a synagogue during an unauthorized demonstration in a heavily Jewish suburb of Paris.Read More

Obama Expresses 'Serious Concern' About Growing Casualties in Gaza

By Reuters

U.S. President Barack Obama raised “serious concern” to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday about the growing number of casualties in the Gaza conflict, the White House said.Read More

Netanyahu: Hamas Wants To Pile Up ‘Telegenically Dead Palestinians’

By Sigal Samuel

In a CNN interview, Netanyahu claimed that Hamas is cynically exploiting Palestinian deaths to create striking televised images that will garner international sympathy.Read More

13 Israeli Soldiers Killed by Hamas Militants in Gaza

By Reuters

Israel’s military said 13 soldiers were killed in a series of attacks in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, the heaviest Israeli death toll in a single day of battle in years.Read More

French Prime Minister Presses Anti-Semitism Fight Amid Unrest Over Gaza


French Prime Minister Manuel Valls called the fight against anti-Semitism a “national cause.”Read More

Benjamin Netanyahu Insists Israel Doesn't 'Seek' Gaza Civilian Casualties

By Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israel will take “whatever action is necessary” to halt Hamas cross-border rocket attacks from Gaza and restore calm but insisted his forces were doing their utmost to avoid civilian casualties there.Read More

Fierce Israel Attack on Gaza Neighborhood Kills 62 — Bodies Strewn in Street

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Jeffrey Heller

At least 62 Palestinians were killed on Sunday by Israeli shelling in a Gaza neighborhood, where bodies were strewn in the street and thousands fled toward a hospital packed with wounded, witnesses and health officials said.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?
  • Not a gazillionaire? Take the "poor door."
  • "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":
  • 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."
  • Why does ultra-Orthodox group Agudath Israel of America receive its largest donation from the majority owners of Walmart? Find out here:
  • 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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