Breaking News


Vandals Strike Jewish Cemetery in Hartford

By JTA

Unknown vandals overturned about 40 gravestones at a Jewish cemetery in Hartford, Conn.Read More


Crucial Debate May Focus on Libya and Iran

By Reuters

President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney face off in front of the cameras for a third and final time in a foreign policy debate likely to focus on Middle East.Read More


Bibi to Blair: Israel Will Keep Striking Back

By JTA

Israel will continue to attack the groups that fire rockets on her citizens, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.Read More


Lebanon Unrest Marks Worst Crisis in Years

By Reuters

The Beirut car bomb that killed a top Lebanese security official will probably prove to be the most destabilising attack in Lebanon since the 2005 assassination of former prime minister Rafik al-Hariri.Read More


Bibi: I Know Nothing About Iran Talks

By Reuters

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday he didn’t know about any U.S. plans to talk bilaterally with Iran, saying tougher sanctions and a “credible military option” were the best ways to peacefully halt Tehran’s nuclear programme.Read More


Middle East May Loom Large in Final Debate

By Reuters

When President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney face off on Monday in their third and final debate, it will be the Republican challenger’s last best chance to recover from his botched “Libya moment” and exploit vulnerabilities in his opponent’s foreign policy record.Read More


Fatah Suffers Setback in Palestinian Vote

By Reuters

Gains by rebels and a low turnout have dealt a blow to Fatah, the dominant party in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, which had hoped to paper over internal squabbles and a lack of cash with a strong election showing.Read More


Israel Defend New Settlement Expansion Plan

By JTA

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended the finalizing of a plan to build nearly 800 apartments in the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo.Read More


Jewish Doctor Beaten to Death in Ukraine

By JTA

A Jewish doctor in Lviv, Ukraine, was beaten to death by an assailant identified by some local news sources as a 26-year-old Arab.Read More


Obama and Romney Clash on Birth Control Coverage

By JTA

Mitt Romney and President Obama in an American Jewish Committee questionnaire each pledged to keep Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon and to preserve and enhance the U.S.-Israel relationship.Read More





Find us on Facebook!
  • This is what the rockets over Israel and Gaza look like from space:
  • "Israel should not let captives languish or corpses rot. It should do everything in its power to recover people and bodies. Jewish law places a premium on pidyon shvuyim, “the redemption of captives,” and proper burial. But not when the price will lead to more death and more kidnappings." Do you agree?
  • Slate.com's Allison Benedikt wrote that Taglit-Birthright Israel is partly to blame for the death of American IDF volunteer Max Steinberg. This is why she's wrong:
  • Israeli soldiers want you to buy them socks. And snacks. And backpacks. And underwear. And pizza. So claim dozens of fundraising campaigns launched by American Jewish and Israeli charities since the start of the current wave of crisis and conflict in Israel and Gaza.
  • The sign reads: “Dogs are allowed in this establishment but Zionists are not under any circumstances.”
  • Is Twitter Israel's new worst enemy?
  • More than 50 former Israeli soldiers have refused to serve in the current ground operation in #Gaza.
  • "My wife and I are both half-Jewish. Both of us very much felt and feel American first and Jewish second. We are currently debating whether we should send our daughter to a Jewish pre-K and kindergarten program or to a public one. Pros? Give her a Jewish community and identity that she could build on throughout her life. Cons? Costs a lot of money; She will enter school with the idea that being Jewish makes her different somehow instead of something that you do after or in addition to regular school. Maybe a Shabbat sing-along would be enough?"
  • 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": http://jd.fo/f4Q1Q
  • 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.