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Two American Tourists Kidnapped in Sinai

By JTA

Two American tourists and their Egyptian guide were kidnapped Friday in the Sinai Desert, according to Egyptian military and police officials.Read More


Maine Governor Calls IRS 'Gestapo'

By Reuters

Maine’s Republican governor ignited a fresh firestorm on Thursday when, for the second time in a week, he compared the Internal Revenue Service to the Gestapo, Nazi Germany’s murderous secret police.Read More


Condoleezza Rice Plays Down Veep Hopes

By Haaretz

The political establishment in the United States has been abuzz over a recent report which appeared on the Drudge Report which claimed that former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who served under George W. Bush, is one of the leading candidates being considered by Mitt Romney for the Republican vice presidential slot.Read More


Journalist Dies on Air After Defending Assad

By Blair Thornburgh

An Egyptian journalist reportedly died in the midst of a live television broadcast on Iraqi Al-Hadath private channel Wednesday night while discussing the crisis in Syria.Read More


Meir Soloveichik on British Chief Rabbi Short List

By JTA

Three U.S. rabbis are among those being considered to become Britain’s chief rabbi.Read More


Jack Abramoff Lands Talk Radio Gig

By JTA

Jack Abramoff, the lobbyist who served a jail term for defrauding Native American tribes, is now a radio talk-show host.Read More


Florida Candidate Apologizes to ADL

By JTA

A son of Holocaust survivors running for reelection in the Florida state house has apologized to the Anti-Defamation League after labeling the group “despicable.”Read More


Jews Won't Be Punished for Circumcisions

By JTA

Despite a controversial court ruling, Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany’s Jews and Muslims will not be punished for carrying out circumcisions on young boys.Read More


U.S. Rejoins U.N. Human Rights Council

By JTA

The Obama administration noted a recent reduction in U.N. Human Rights Council actions targeting Israel in defending its decision to rejoin the body.Read More


Rival Rallies Planned on Protest Anniversary

By Haaretz

Organizers expect tens of thousands to take part in nationwide demonstrations on Saturday night to mark the first anniversary of last summer’s social justice protests. But despite efforts to project a unified front, organizers have failed to find a way to prevent two protest marches from taking place simultaneously in Tel Aviv.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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