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Proposed Law Cuts Aid to UN Groups That Recognize Palestine

Legislation was introduced in Congress that would cut off U.S. funds to any United Nations entity that upgrades the status of the Palestinians in response to their statehood push.Read More


ADL Demands Calif. Councilwoman Quit Over Hitler Remarks

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A councilwoman in Santa Ana, Calif., should resign after she made a “half-hearted” apology to a Jewish businessman that she had compared to Hitler, the Anti-Defamation League said.Read More


Boston Tech Worker Admits Handing Secrets to Fake Israeli Operative

A former employee of a Boston-area high-tech company pleaded guilty to handing over trade secrets to an undercover FBI agent posing as an Israeli intelligence officer.Read More


British Group Want Madam Tussauds To Change Wax Hitler Statue

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A Jewish organization in Britain has called on Madame Tussauds to make its wax replica of Hitler look more defeated.Read More


Martha Stewart Will Visit Israel To Promote Tourism

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Despite the fact that the coming month appears laden with the threat of potential diplomatic turmoil as well as social unrest, lifestyle guru Martha Stewart has confirmed she will be visiting Israel as soon as later this week.Read More


Bachmann Meets With Orthodox Leaders

By Forward Staff

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann reportedly talked about her faith and strong support for Israel during a meeting group of Orthodox Jewish leaders in New York Tuesday.Read More


Petition for Alan Gross' Freedom Gains Support

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An online petition to free the Jewish American contractor Alan Gross garnered almost 1,000 signatures in its first day.Read More


American Muslims Call for Gilad Shalit's Release

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A group of prominent American Muslims issued a letter urging Hamas to immediately release captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.Read More


Duke Hoopster Arrives To Play in Israel

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Former Duke University basketball standout Jon Scheyer arrived in Israel and immediately made aliyah.Read More





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  • "Israel should not let captives languish or corpses rot. It should do everything in its power to recover people and bodies. Jewish law places a premium on pidyon shvuyim, “the redemption of captives,” and proper burial. But not when the price will lead to more death and more kidnappings." Do you agree?
  • Slate.com's Allison Benedikt wrote that Taglit-Birthright Israel is partly to blame for the death of American IDF volunteer Max Steinberg. This is why she's wrong:
  • 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.
  • The sign reads: “Dogs are allowed in this establishment but Zionists are not under any circumstances.”
  • 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?
  • "'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.”
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