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Toulouse Killer Had Worldwide Network

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Mohammed Merah, the killer of four Jews from Toulouse,reportedly had contacted people in 20 countries including Israel before perpetrating the murders.Read More


Boys Arrested in West Bank Taxi Firebombing

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Three teens were arrested on suspicion of being involved in the firebombing of a Palestinian taxi.Read More


Rocket From Gaza Hits as Israeli Schools Reopen

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A Kassam rocket fired from Gaza struck Sderot as children returned to school after summer break.Read More


Dutch Holocaust Rescuers Get Digital Archive

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The government of the Netherlands and Yad Vashem have agreed to digitally archive documents connected to Dutch rescuers of Jews during the Holocaust.Read More


Ron Paul Slams Influence of Neoconservatives

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Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) attacked neoconservative influence in Washington and defended his foreign policy in a packed rally on the eve of the Republican National Convention.Read More


Israeli Salt Removes Woman From Package

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A package of Salit table salt typically features the familiar blue silhouette of a woman holding a pinch of salt but on this particular package, the woman was nowhere to be found.Read More


Rabbi Prays For Iran's 'Elimination'

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The spiritual leader of the Sephardi Orthodox Shas party, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, called on Jews to pray on Rosh Hashana for the destruction of Iran and Hezbollah.Read More


Illegal Migron Settlers Vow To Resist Eviction

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Residents of the West Bank outpost of Migron have said they will not leave their homes until the Supreme Court rules on a request to halt their evacuation due to their purchase of the land.Read More


Bibi Insists Migron Will Be Evacuated

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Three days before the ultimatum to evacuate 30 out of 46 families in the West Bank outpost of Migron expires, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that the evacuation would be carried out in accordance with the Supreme Court’s decision.Read More


Estonian Gas Company Uses Auschwitz Image

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An Estonian gas company used a photo of Auschwitz to advertise their products.Read More





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  • 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.”
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  • 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
  • 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?
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