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Israel Can't Attack Iran Alone: Peres

By JTA

Israel President Shimon Peres said that Israel cannot attack Iran on its own.Read More


Zulu King Will Visit Israel

By JTA

South Africa’s Zulu king accepted an invitation to visit Israel despite his government discouraging such visits.Read More


Canadian Church Moves To Boycott Settlements

By JTA

Canada’s largest Protestant church stands poised to approve a boycott of products made in Israeli settlements.Read More


Muslim Hotelier Guilty of Discrimination

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A Muslim hotel owner in Southern California discriminated against a group of Jewish Los Angeles young adults, a jury found.Read More


Century-Old Arab Inscriptions Unearthed

By Haaretz

The last thing the two restoration artists expected was to find inscriptions in Arabic, almost 150 years old, on the walls of the small stone house in Tel Aviv’s German colony.Read More


Majority in Israel Oppose Unilateral Iran Strike

By JTA

A majority of Israelis oppose a strike by their country on Iran’s nuclear facilities without the United States’ cooperation, a new poll found.Read More


Guide Addresses Same-Sex Weddings

By JTA

A new edition of a user-friendly guide to making a modern Jewish wedding has changed its approach to same-sex weddings.Read More


Mayim Bialik Hurt in Car Crash

By JTA

Actress Mayim Bialik seriously injured her hand in a car accident in Los Angeles.Read More


Three Israel Universities Make Top 100 List

By JTA

Three Israeli universities have ranked in the top 100 universities worldwide in a prestigious annual ranking of the world’s universities.Read More


Anne Frank Letter May Fetch $30K at Auction

By Haaretz

A letter written by Anne Frank’s father appealing for help in getting his family out of Nazi-occupied Holland will be one of hundreds of items associated with the Frank family that will be put up for auction this fall.Read More





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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?
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  • "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.”
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