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Strauss-Kahn Gets Lukewarm Reception in France

Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn received a mixed welcome in his return to Paris after sexual assault charges were dropped in New York.Read More


Security Breach Bares U.S. Efforts to Spy on Israel

By Haaretz

A security breach which ended over a year ago with the jailing of an Israeli FBI employee has exposed U.S. attempts to spy on Israeli officials, a New York Times report said on Thursday.Read More


Israelis in New York Stage Rally for Social Change

By Haaretz

Some 100 Israelis and supporters gathered in Washington Square Park in New York City on Saturday to hold a rally in solidarity with the hundreds of thousands demonstrating for social change across the pond in their native land.Read More


Jewish High School Football Teams Battle in 'Bagel Bowl'

By JTA

Two West Coast Jewish high school football teams squared off in a game dubbed the Bagel Bowl.Read More


Weprin Leads Race for Cash in Battle Over Weiner's Seat

By Forward Staff

Democrat David Weprin has reportedly raised nearly twice as much as Republican Bob Turner in the fight for disgraced U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner’s old seat.Read More


After Booting Israeli Envoy, Turkey Threatens More Action

By Haaretz

Turkey booted the Israeli ambassador and threatened more diplomatic action. The Turks are angry that Israel has refused to apologize for a 2010 raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla.Read More


Israelis March From South to Netanyahu's Home

By Haaretz

Israel’ socio-economic issues pose the greatest threat to the safety of its citizens, not the threat of terrorist attacks, protesters said in a rally near the Prime Minister’s residence in Jerusalem on Friday.Read More


Christian Group Launches Drive Against Statehood Bid

An organization that claims to represent 200 million Christians worldwide has launched a campaign opposing a U.N. vote for a unilateral Palestinian state.Read More


Protesters Disrupt Israel Philharmonic in London

By JTA

Anti-Israel protesters disrupted a live BBC broadcast of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra playing in London.Read More


Memorial to Jews Killed by Neighbors Is Vandalized in Poland

By JTA

Vandals have defaced the monument in the eastern Polish town of Jedwabne that commemorates the hundreds of Jews burned alive in a barn there by their Polish neighbors in July 1941.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?
  • "'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."
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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?
  • 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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  • According to Israeli professor Mordechai Kedar, “the only thing that can deter terrorists, like those who kidnapped the children and killed them, is the knowledge that their sister or their mother will be raped."
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