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U.N. Accuses Iran of Nuclear Cover-Up

By JTA

U.N. nuclear experts accused Iran of attempting to conceal nuclear weapons work.Read More


Israeli Flag Defaced at California College

By JTA

An Israeli flag belonging to a Jewish student group was defaced with the word “terrorists” at the University of California, Riverside.Read More


Iran's Supreme Ruler Welcomes Obama's Approach

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, welcomed President Obama’s emphasis on diplomacy to resolve tensions over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.Read More


Palestinian Shot Dead in Clash With Army

By Haaretz

The incident took place in the village of Yatta during arrests carried out by soldiers belonging to the Kfir infantry brigade. A Palestinian man stabbed one of the soldiers in the neck, moderately injuring him. The soldier managed to shot and kill his assailant.Read More


Ex-Mossad Boss Slams Romney Stance on Iran

By JTA

Former Mossad chief Efraim Halevy said Mitt Romney’s gibes at President Obama’s Iran policy were irresponsible.Read More


Most Israelis Against Solo Attack on Iran: Poll

By Haaretz

Most Israelis believe that if the United States does not attack Iran’s nuclear facilities, Israel must no try to do so alone, according to a Haaretz poll.Read More


Kadima Party Fading in Israeli Polls

By Haaretz

If elections were held today, the Kadima party under Shaul Mofaz would capture more Knesset seats than under current chief Tzipi Livni, a survey shows.Read More


Returning Home, Bibi Thanks 'Many Friends'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel has “many courageous friends.”Read More


Israel Slashes Help for Ethiopian Immigrants

By Haaretz

The Immigrant Absorption Ministry will cut NIS 5.5 million from its budget for integrating Ethiopian immigrants this year, while the funds for immigrants from other countries will be cut by only hundreds of thousands of shekels at most.Read More


Israel Aid Group Helps South Sudan

By JTA

The Israeli nongovernmental organization IsraAID opened a training program to deal with gender-based violence for social workers in the fledgling country of South Sudan.Read More





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  • "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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  • "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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  • 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?
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