Breaking News


Tony Blair Calls Shalit Deal Opening to Peace

By Haaretz

The envoy for the Middle East Quartet of peacemakers, Tony Blair, on Tuesday welcomed Gilad Shalit’s release from Hamas captivity, saying that it was a “moment of great joy” for the soldier and his family as well as for the families of the Palestinian prisoners released as part of an agreement between Israel and HamasRead More


Israel Should Rethink Hamas Blockade, Opposition Says

Israel must re-evaluate its relations with Hamas following the release of Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit, Kadima MK Nachman Shai said on Tuesday, calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet to take advantage of what he called a “small window of opportunity.”Read More


Susan Sarandon Calls Pope a 'Nazi'

By JTA

Susan Sarandon is under fire after referring to the German-born Pope Benedict XVI as a Nazi.Read More


Bibi Expected To Lead Somber Shalit Welcome

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday following the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit that he had accomplished his longtime mission by setting the abducted soldier free after five years in Hamas captivity.Read More


Bibi Says Israelis 'United in Joy and Pain'

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday following the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit that he had accomplished his longtime mission by setting the abducted soldier free after five years in Hamas captivity.Read More


Released Palestinians Welcomed as Heroes

By Haaretz

Palestinian prisoners freed Tuesday in a prisoner exchange for abducted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit crossed into the West Bank and Gaza, where huge crowds and dignitaries greeted them in ecstatic celebration.Read More


Maryland Camp Gets $1 Million for Conservation

By JTA

Habonim Dror Camp Moshava has received $1.36 million from the state of Maryland to permanently set aside 230 acres for conservation.Read More


Shalit Returned to Israel, Ending Five Years of Captiviity

By Haaretz

Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit, has officially passed into Israeli custody on Tuesday, after he had spent 1,940 days in Hamas captivity.Read More


Free at Last, Shalit Returns to Israel

By Forward Staff

Gilad Shalit is welcomed home in northern Israel after five years in captivity. He says he hopes prisoner-swap deal will help ‘lead to peace.’ Read More


Ending Gaza Blockade Part of Shalit Deal, Hamas Says

By Haaretz

Ending the blockade of the Gaza Strip is part of the agreement between Hamas, Egypt and Israel for the return of Gilad Shalit, according to Mahmoud Zahar, one of the leaders of Hamas in Gaza and a member of Hamas’ negotiating team in the Shalit deal.Read More





Find us on Facebook!
  • In WWI, Jews fought for Britain. So why were they treated as outsiders?
  • According to a new poll, 75% of Israeli Jews oppose intermarriage.
  • Will Lubavitcher Rabbi Moshe Wiener be the next Met Council CEO?
  • Angelina Jolie changed everything — but not just for the better:
  • Prime Suspect? Prime Minister.
  • Move over Dr. Ruth — there’s a (not-so) new sassy Jewish sex-therapist in town. Her name is Shirley Zussman — and just turned 100 years old.
  • From kosher wine to Ecstasy, presenting some of our best bootlegs:
  • Sara Kramer is not the first New Yorker to feel the alluring pull of the West Coast — but she might be the first heading there with Turkish Urfa pepper and za’atar in her suitcase.
  • About 1 in 40 American Jews will get pancreatic cancer (Ruth Bader Ginsberg is one of the few survivors).
  • At which grade level should classroom discussions include topics like the death of civilians kidnapping of young Israelis and sirens warning of incoming rockets?
  • Wanted: Met Council CEO.
  • “Look, on the one hand, I understand him,” says Rivka Ben-Pazi, a niece of Elchanan Hameiri, the boy that Henk Zanoli saved. “He had a family tragedy.” But on the other hand, she said, “I think he was wrong.” What do you think?
  • How about a side of Hitler with your spaghetti?
  • Why "Be fruitful and multiply" isn't as simple as it seems:
  • William Schabas may be the least of Israel's problems.
  • from-cache

Would you like to receive updates about new stories?




















We will not share your e-mail address or other personal information.

Already subscribed? Manage your subscription.