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Palestinian Website Puts Out Details of Israel Pilots

By JTA

A pro-Palestinian website has published the names and photos of 100 Israel Air Force pilots said to be in active duty.Read More


Israel Doctors Blast Blood-Sucking Circumcision Rite

By Haaretz

The Israel Pediatric Association has declared war on metzitza b’peh, a controversial part of circumcision in which blood is sucked by the mohel.Read More


U.S. Pushes Back on Iran Nuclear Assessment

By JTA

The U.S. assessment remains that Iran is not on the verge of achieving a nuclear weapon, a U.S. official said, apparently pushing back against claims to the contrary by Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak.Read More


Neo-Nazi With Jewish Roots To VIsit Auschwitz

By JTA

A far-right Hungarian politician will reportedly visit Auschwitz after recent revelations that he has Jewish ancestors.Read More


El Al Will Honor Cheap Tickets

By JTA and Simi Lampert

El Al airlines said it will honor all tickets purchased during a glitch that had thousands of round-trip tickets selling for as low as $330.Read More


Leiby Kletzky Killer Pleads Guilty to Murder

By Reuters

A Brooklyn man pleaded guilty to abducting and murdering 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky as he walked home from summer camp in Boro Park last summer.Read More


New Internet Virus Targets Middle East

By Haaretz

The Kaspersky internet security firm announced on Thursday that it has detected of a new kind of computer virus that has been targeting computers in Lebanon, Israel, and the Palestinian Authority.Read More


Polish Jewish Museum Names New Director

By JTA

Andrew Cudak began work as the new interim director of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews.Read More


Munich Widow Leads Sunday Moment of Silence

By JTA

A moment of silence to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the massacre at the Munich Olympics will be livestreamed from a suburban New York JCC on Sunday at 8 p.m. EDT.Read More


Fla. Candidate Accused of Being Nudist

By JTA

An attack flier was mailed to voters in an Orlando-area district accusing Republican commission candidate Jeffrey Goldmacher of being a nudist and an atheist.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?
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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.”
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