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Cameron Says Israel Should Not Attack Iran

There is no current justification for an Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron said in an interview to NBC.Read More


Rep. Gary Ackerman Won't Run for Reelection

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Gary Ackerman, one of the veteran Jewish members of the U.S. House of Representatives, announced he would not run again.Read More


Rosenzweig Steps Down at Jewish History Museum

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Michael Rosenzweig still step down this summer as president and CEO of the National Museum of Jewish History.Read More


German Leader Backs Off 'Apartheid' Comment

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A leading German politician acknowledged that he may have gone too far when he called Israel an “apartheid regime” on Facebook.Read More


Anti-Semitic Vandals Strike in Los Angeles

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Swastikas were drawn on cars, mailboxes and homes in a heavily Jewish Los Angeles neighborhood.Read More


Jewish Groups Join '12 Get Out Vote Drive

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A collection of national Jewish organizations has joined a get-out-the-vote campaign for the 2012 election.Read More


Controversial Ad Campaign Returns on Web

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An Israeli ad aimed at expatriates living in the U.S. that had come in for criticism by the American Jewish community has reappeared online and in an Israeli magazine.Read More


Israelis Smuggle Viagra and Cell Phones: Report

By Haaretz

Israelis’ favorite goods to smuggle last year were cell phones, Viagra and fake brand-name clothes, said the customs authorities at Ben-Gurion International Airport in their annual report.Read More


Soldier Stabbed on Jerusalem Train

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A 19-year-old Israeli soldier was stabbed Thursday while riding on the lightrail in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Pisgat Ze’ev.Read More


Specialty Summer Camps Launched With Grants

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The Foundation for Jewish Camp’s new grant cycle will fund the creation of four new specialty Jewish overnight camps.Read More





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  • Israeli soldiers want you to buy them socks. And snacks. And backpacks. And underwear. And pizza. So claim dozens of fundraising campaigns launched by American Jewish and Israeli charities since the start of the current wave of crisis and conflict in Israel and Gaza.
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  • Is Twitter Israel's new worst enemy?
  • More than 50 former Israeli soldiers have refused to serve in the current ground operation in #Gaza.
  • "My wife and I are both half-Jewish. Both of us very much felt and feel American first and Jewish second. We are currently debating whether we should send our daughter to a Jewish pre-K and kindergarten program or to a public one. Pros? Give her a Jewish community and identity that she could build on throughout her life. Cons? Costs a lot of money; She will enter school with the idea that being Jewish makes her different somehow instead of something that you do after or in addition to regular school. Maybe a Shabbat sing-along would be enough?"
  • 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?
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