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Israel's Mixed Couples Try To Maintain Family 'Bubble' During Wartime

By Nathan Jeffay

Mixed marriages between Jews and Arabs are rare in Israel. And during wartime, few want to talk openly about their relationships — much less their views about the Gaza conflict.Read More


German Paper Speaks Out Against Anti-Semitism

By Don Snyder

Bild, the largest circulation paper in Germany Friday called on Germans to raise their voices against anti-Semitism. A banner headline said: “Nie Wieder Juden-Hass (Never Again Jew Hatred).Read More


Shalom, Cooperstown! Jewish Mayor Welcomes World to Baseball Hall of Fame

By Hillel Kuttler

Cooperstown Mayor Jeff Katz and Jeff Idelson, director of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, work together to oversee induction weekend.Read More


Israeli Photo Activists Shoot Against the Grain — Win Both Respect and Hatred

By Yermi Brenner

Activestills, a group of activist Israeli photographers, documents political and social struggles. It’s not an easy role to play in an increasingly nationalistic country.Read More


Jews March in New York Rally Against Israel War in Gaza

By Hody Nemes

A vocal group of Jews joined hundreds in a rally against the war in Gaza in lower Manhattan. They denounced Israel’s occupation and the Jewish establishment they say supports it.Read More


Germany Warns Against Hate Speech After Imam Calls To 'Destroy the Zionist Jews'

By Don Snyder

Germany is vowing to clamp down on public anti-Semitic language, responding to recent demonstrations and speeches in which protesters called for death to Jews.Read More


El Al Fares Skyrocket 150% as Airlines Cancel Flights to Israel Over Gaza

By Rina Rozenberg

Within hours after most foreign airlines flying to Israel suspended flights, fares on El Al skyrocketed. Is it supply-and-demand — or wartime price gouging?Read More


Troubling Signs for Israel in New Poll of Americans

By Hody Nemes

Despite overall strong backing from Americans for Israel’s war in Gaza, Hody Nemes reports a new poll includes troubling signs for supporters of the Jewish state.Read More


Jewish Not-for-Profits Use Gaza War To Drum Up Donations

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Israeli soldiers need socks. And snacks. And pizza. So claim dozens of campaigns launched by Jewish not-for-profits who are using the Gaza war to drum up donations.Read More


American Authorities Extend Flight Ban to Israel for Another Day

By Yardain Amron

The widening conflict in Israel forced most airlines to scrap flights Tuesday to Tel Aviv — dealing a major blow to Israel’s tourism industry.Read More





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