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GOP Jewish Liaison Quits Over Anti-Zionist Ties

By JTA

The Jewish outreach official for New York Republicans quit not long after he was hired because of revelations of his ties to an anti-Zionist haredi group.Read More


Widow Set Up Miami Hotel Heir's Brutal Murder

By Forward Staff

An ex-stripper was convicted in a split verdict of setting up the murder of her Miami Beach hotel heir husband and his mother in a bid to snatch the family fortune.Read More


World's Syria 'Paralysis' Bodes Ill for Iran: Barak

By Haaretz

The international community’s “paralysis” in the face of ongoing strife and violence in Syria highlights the importance of a unified global front against Iran’s nuclear program, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said in an interview to U.S. media on Wednesday.Read More


Bolivians Vow To Consider Jailed Hasid's Case

By JTA

The chairman of the House human rights subcommittee said he was told by two Bolivian Cabinet ministers that they would look into the case of a jailed Brooklyn Chasidic Jewish man.Read More


Desperate Search for Missing Philanthropist

By JTA

Guma Aguiar, a Florida businessman and philanthropist who has given millions to Jewish nonprofit organizations, is missing.Read More


Federations Hit Back Over Non-Orthodox Rabbis

By JTA

The Jewish Federations of North America slammed Israeli Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar’s criticism of the Israeli government’s decision to pay the salaries of some non-Orthodox rabbis.Read More


Italian Holocaust Museum Shut by Quakes

By JTA

The museum, memorial and grounds of the World War II internment and transit camp at Fossoli, in northern Italy, has been closed to visitors since suffering severe damage in twin earthquakes.Read More


Escalation Continues as Israeli Planes Strike Gaza

By Haaretz

The Israeli Air Force on Wednesday evening struck two targets in the northern Gaza Strip, in response to earlier rocket fire.Read More


U.S. Upgrades Israel on Human Trafficking List

By JTA

The United States elevated its human trafficking assessment of Israel to full compliance with minimum international standards.Read More


Harlem Hebrew Charter School Will Open in '13

By JTA

A Hebrew-language charter school approved for the Harlem neighborhood of New York is scheduled to open in the fall of 2013.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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  • "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."
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