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Yasser Arafat's Body May Be Exhumed

By JTA

Former Palestinian Authority head Yasser Arafat may have died of radioactive poisoning, Al Jazeera is reporting.Read More


Rabin's Assassin Moved From Solitary

By Haaretz

Yigal Amir, who is serving a life sentence for the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, will serve out his prison sentence amongst the general prison population.Read More


Happy Birthday, America!

By JTA

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in an Independence Day message that he “appreciate(s) deeply all that America has done for Israel.”Read More


Argentine Jewish Village Nominated as Historic Site

By JTA

The Simon Wiesenthal Center submitted the Argentinean Jewish settlement of Moises Ville for inscription as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Read More


Jewish Republicans Go to Israel To Campaign

By JTA

The Republican Jewish Coalition is sending two of its top officials to Israel to rally for expatriate votes.Read More


Orthodox Activist Sues Over Alleged Abuse

By Simi Lampert

Orthodox gay activist Chaim Levin is reportedly suing a cousin for abusing him over a period of three years, starting when he was just six years old.Read More


Messianic Group Targets Big City Jews

By Simi Lampert

The Messianic group Israel Restoration Ministries, a California-based group devoted to proselytizing to Jews, has embarked on a summer campaign, the Baltimore Jewish Times reports.Read More


Young Judaea Makes Break From Hadassah

By JTA

Young Judaea is en route to full independence from Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America.Read More


Few Jews or Arabs Expect Palestinian State: Poll

By JTA

A large majority of Israelis and Palestinians do not expect a Palestinian state to be established in the next five years.Read More


Billionaire Gives $6M to Polish Jewish Museum

By JTA

Polish billionaire Jan Kulczyk has donated 20 million zlotys, or about $6 million, to the Museum of the History of Polish Jews.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?
  • "'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.”
  • "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:
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  • 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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