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Soldier Dies in Jerusalem Stage Collapse

By JTA

One woman was killed and several people were injured after a stage collapsed on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem.Read More


Gilad Shalit Released From IDF

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Former captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit has been released from the Israel Defense Forces.Read More


Teen Goes To Prison for New Square Firebombing

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A Hasidic teenager who firebombed the home of a neighbor over a religious disagreement was sentenced to seven years in prison.Read More


U.S. Official: Israel Briefed on Iran Talks

By Haaretz

In their upcoming round of talks next month with Iran over its nuclear program, the six major powers will demand an Iranian commitment to suspend uranium enrichment at the relatively high level of 20 percent, a senior American official said. There has been concern in the West that enrichment at 20 percent would put the Islamic Republic closer to levels required for nuclear weapons.Read More


IDF Chief Dismisses Officer Who Hit Danish Activist

By Haaretz

IDF Lt. Col. Shaul Eisner, who was filmed over the weekend hitting a Danish protester with his rifle butt in the Jordan Valley, was dismissed from his position on Wednesday.Read More


Amnon Ben Ami Wins Painting Prize

By JTA

Amnon Ben Ami was awarded the first Ilana Elovic Bezalel Prize for Painting, which was named in memory of a self-taught Israeli-American artist.Read More


School Administrator Gets Green Light for Suit

By JTA

A Jewish assistant principal can proceed with a lawsuit against New York’s Department of Education for anti-Semitic remarks directed against him by his superior.Read More


Anti-Semitic Vandal Strikes Again in Brooklyn

By JTA

The same vandal who apparently has defaced the Avenue Z Jewish Center in Brooklyn several times may have struck again.Read More


Christie Takes Hawkish Line on Occupation

By JTA

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie cautioned against Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank, Jerusalem or the Golan Heights.Read More


Officer: Mistake To Beat Dane 'In Front of Cameras'

By Haaretz

IDF Lt. Col. Shaul Eisner, who was filmed over the weekend hitting a Danish protester with his rifle butt in the Jordan Valley, personally responded to allegations against him on Tuesday.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?
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