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Romney Ad Vows Better Ties With Israel

By Haaretz

The Romney campaign, which until now pretty much outsourced attacks against Obama’s Israel policy to the Republican Jewish Coalition, is now taking full advantage of this, with a new campaign ad titled “Cherished relationship.”Read More


Israel Hit by Dozens of Rockets From Gaza

By Haaretz

Dozens of rockets and mortar shells exploded in the Eshkol Regional Council in southern Israel on Sunday evening.Read More


Raoul Wallenberg's 100th Birthday Celebrated

By JTA

Sweden marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Nazis.Read More


Orthodox Rabbi Dies Using Sea as Mikveh

By JTA

A haredi Orthodox rabbi from London died while ritually immersing himself in the sea while on vacation in Wales.Read More


Deportation of Africans Kills School's Hoops Dream

By Haaretz

Five stars on an Israeli high school basketball team were all deported back to their homeland of South Sudan. The team’s future is now uncertain.Read More


Giffords Shooter Set To Plead Guilty

By Reuters

Jared Loughner, the man accused of killing six people and wounding then-U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords in 2011, is set to plead guilty.Read More


Estonia Plans To Change Kosher Slaughter Law

By JTA

Estonia will change its law on religious slaughter, government officials have said.Read More


Israeli Troops Open Fire on Fleeing Syrian

By JTA

Israeli soldiers shot and injured a Syrian civilian who attempted to breach the border fence into Israel on the Golan Heights.Read More


Jewish Aussie Kayaker Wins Silver Medal

A Jewish Australian kayaker won a silver medal at the Olympic Games.Read More


Palestinians 'Guaranteed' Win in U.N. Bid

By Reuters

The Palestinians’ bid to upgrade their status at the United Nations would find majority support there but would not bring them closer to statehood and peace with Israel, Israel’s UN envoy said on Sunday.Read More





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  • "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?
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  • 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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