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Israel's Jellyfish Wars

By Haaretz

Israel’s battle for better jellyfish warnings has also developed ego-driven disputes and divisions that look ridiculous to outsiders.Read More


Anthony Weiner Plotting a Comeback: Report

By Forward Staff

Could Anthony Weiner be on the comeback trail. The disgraced ex-congressman is reportedly eying a return to politics and is thinking about giving a tell-all interview.Read More


Dozens of Righteous Gentiles Honored in Poland

By JTA

Dozens of elderly non-Jewish Poles who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust were honored in Warsaw.Read More


Outrage Spreading Over Man Who Set Self Ablaze

By Haaretz

Vandals set fire to the entrance of a branch of the Israeli Insurance Institute (Bituach Leumi) in Ramat Gan early Monday morning.Read More


Bosnia To End Anti-Semitic Discrimination

By JTA

Politicians from Bosnia and Herzegovina discussed changing the country’s constitution to end discrimination against Jews and other minorities.Read More


Clinton Hints at Splits With Israel Over Iran

By Haaretz

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who began her visit to Israel with meetings in Jerusalem on Monday morning, hinted after her meeting with President Shimon Peres that there are differences of opinion between the U.S. and Israel over how to deal with Iran.Read More


GOP Speaker Will Balance Wasserman Schultz

By JTA

A Philadelphia-area synagogue will feature a Republican speaker to balance an appearance by U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee.Read More


U.S. Wants Egypt's Morsi To Meet Bibi

By JTA

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should meet, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said, but the Obama administration will not force the issue.Read More


Obama Staffer Dies Suddenly at Chicago HQ

By JTA

A Jewish Obama campaign staffer collapsed in the Chicago campaign headquarters and died.Read More


American Jews Reject 'No Occupation' Report

By JTA

A letter to Benjamin Netanyahu signed by at least 40 American Jewish leaders expresses concern about the findings of a government committee which said that West Bank settlements are legal.Read More





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  • 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?
  • Should couples sign a pre-pregnancy contract, outlining how caring for the infant will be equally divided between the two parties involved? Just think of it as a ketubah for expectant parents:
  • Many #Israelis can't make it to bomb shelters in time. One of them is Amos Oz.
  • According to Israeli professor Mordechai Kedar, “the only thing that can deter terrorists, like those who kidnapped the children and killed them, is the knowledge that their sister or their mother will be raped."
  • Why does ultra-Orthodox group Agudath Israel of America receive its largest donation from the majority owners of Walmart? Find out here: http://jd.fo/q4XfI
  • Woody Allen on the situation in #Gaza: It's “a terrible, tragic thing. Innocent lives are lost left and right, and it’s a horrible situation that eventually has to right itself.”
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