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Clinton Tells Morsi To Improve Israel Ties

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asked Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi to improve ties with Israel.Read More


Obama To Hit Iran Hard at U.N.

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President Barack Obama will warn Iran on Tuesday that the United States will “do what we must” to prevent it acquiring a nuclear weapon, and appeal to world leaders for a united front against further attacks on U.S. diplomatic missions in Muslim countries.Read More


Mortar Shells From Syria Hit Golan Heights

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Mortar shells from fighting in Syria spilled over into Israel’s Golan Heights, with no injuries reported.Read More


64% of Israelis Will Fast on Yom Kippur

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Sixty-four percent of Jewish Israelis will fast and 46 percent will pray on Yom Kippur, according to a survey.Read More


Americans for Peace Now Launch Campus Group

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Americans for Peace Now is establishing a presence on college campuses aimed at reaching students and faculty.Read More


Ahmadinejad Says Israel Has No Mideast 'Roots'

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahamdinejad on Monday disregarded a U.N. warning to avoid incendiary rhetoric and declared ahead of the annual General Assembly session that Israel has no roots in the Middle East and would be “eliminated.”Read More


B'nai B'rith Pension Woes Hint at Bigger Issues

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The U.S. government’s recent takeover of B’nai B’rith International’s pension plan, which is more than $25 million in debt, raises serious questions about the long-term viability of the 169-year-old, once-giant Jewish organization.Read More


Philly Retiree Eyed as Nazi War Crimes Suspect

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Germany has opened a war crimes investigation against a retired toolmaker living in Philadelphia.Read More


Barak: Israel Should Pull Out of Some Settlements

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Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak proposed in a newspaper interview that Israel unilaterally withdraw from outlying West Bank settlements and outposts.Read More


Ehud Olmert Avoids Prison in Corruption Case

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Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced to one to three years of probation and fined about $19,000 for a breach of trust conviction.Read More





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  • “This is a dangerous region, even for people who don’t live there and say, merely express the mildest of concern about the humanitarian tragedy of civilians who have nothing to do with the warring factions, only to catch a rash of *** (bleeped) from everyone who went to your bar mitzvah! Statute of limitations! Look, a $50 savings bond does not buy you a lifetime of criticism.”
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  • "Orwell described the cliches of politics as 'packets of aspirin ready at the elbow.' Israel's 'right to defense' is a harder narcotic."
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  • The images, which have since been deleted, were captioned: “Israel is the last frontier of the free world."
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  • The Jewish bachelorette has spoken.
  • "When it comes to Brenda Turtle, I ask you: What do you expect of a woman repressed all her life who suddenly finds herself free to explore? We can sit and pass judgment, especially when many of us just simply “got over” own sexual repression. But we are obliged to at least acknowledge that this problem is very, very real, and that complete gender segregation breeds sexual repression and unhealthy attitudes toward female sexuality."
  • "Everybody is proud of the resistance. No matter how many people, including myself, disapprove of or even hate Hamas and its ideology, every single person in Gaza is proud of the resistance." Part 2 of Walid Abuzaid's on-the-ground account of life in #Gaza:
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  • "Let’s not fall into the simplistic us/them dichotomy of 'we were just minding our business when they started firing rockets at us.' We were not just minding our business. We were building settlements, manning checkpoints, and filling jails." What do you think?
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