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Top General Calls Strike on Iran 'Premature'

By JTA

The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff said in an interview that an Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities would be “destabilizing.”Read More


Lew Touts Obama Record to Jewish Leaders

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Jack Lew, President Obama’s chief of staff, met with Jewish leaders in New York and fielded questions about differences with Israel.Read More


Illegal Settlements Flout Mideast Peace Pact

By Haaretz

Settlers from West Bank outposts have taken control of land in Area B and are thus in breach of the 1995 Oslo agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, says Dror Etkes, an anti-settlement activist.Read More


U.S.: Signs Point to Israeli Attack on Iran

By Haaretz

As senior U.S. security adviser Tom Donilon arrived in Saturday night to discuss the Iranian nuclear issue with top Israeli officials, a U.S. official has told Haaretz that all the messages from Israel in recent months pointed to the likelihood of an Israeli strike on Iran.Read More


Jerusalem Dodges Rare Snowstorm

By Haaretz

The Golan Heights and Mount Meron were covered in white on Saturday as Israelis flocked to the northern part of the country to witness the heavy snowfall.Read More


Would-Be Capitol Bomber Eyed Synagogue

By JTA

A Moroccan man who allegedly wanted to conduct a suicide bombing attack on the U.S. Capitol had considered attacking a synagogue, according to authorities.Read More


Silow-Carroll Wins David Twersky Award

By JTA

Andrew Silow-Carroll of the New Jersey Jewish News won the first David Twersky Journalism Award.Read More


Presbyterians Move Closer to Israel Divestment

By JTA

The Presbyterian Church USA moved a step closer to divesting from three multinational companies that do business in Israel and the West Bank.Read More


U.S. Welcomes Iran's Decision To Accept Talks

By JTA

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton welcomed Iran’s stated willingness to restart negotiations and called it an “important step.”Read More


Israeli Wounded in Bombing Returns Home

By JTA

The Israeli diplomat’s wife wounded in a bomb attack in New Delhi returned to Israel.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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