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  • David Brooks Lands in Israel, Is Bemused

    By Rob Eshman

    April 17, 2009 | 1:18 pm

    In today’s New York Times, columnist David Brooks does a nice job capturing what so many of us civilized Jews feel when we touch down in Israel:

    “As an American Jew, I was taught to go all gooey-eyed at the thought of Israel, but I have to confess, I find the place by turns... read on

  • U.S. Seizes Demjanjuk, But Court Halts Deportation

    By Jay Firestone

    April 14, 2009 | 9:15 pm

    [UPDATE]From Reuters:

    CLEVELAND (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court halted the deportation of accused Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk on Tuesday, just hours after immigration agents carried him out of his Ohio home to send him to Germany for trial.

    Following the ruling, Demjanjuk... read on

  • US ‘Set to Detain’ Nazi suspect

    By JewishJournal

    April 14, 2009 | 3:38 pm

    From BBC News:

    An Ohio man accused by German officials of Nazi war crimes is set to be held by US authorities ahead of his deportation to Germany, his lawyer says.

    John Demjanjuk, 89, is accused being an accessory to the deaths of some 29,000 people at the Sobibor death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland in World War II.

    His family have claimed that Mr Demjanjuk, who is bed-ridden, is too unwell to be deported.

    Lawyers for Mr Demjanjuk have filed an appeal against the deportation order.  More at BBC News.

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  • Obama’s White House Passover Seder: A Users Guide

    By Rob Eshman

    April 9, 2009 | 1:35 pm

    Last night President Bacak Obama chalked up yet another historical first by holding the first President-hosted Passover seder in the White House. As Associated Press reported, other administrations have had seders in the White House, but never with the President himself in... read on

  • Lieberman: Peace Talks Have Reached ‘Dead End’

    April 7, 2009 | 5:01 pm

    From Haaretz.com

    Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Tuesday that Western-backed peace efforts with the Palestinians had reached a “dead end” and that Israel intended to present new ideas for diplomacy.

    “There is definitely a regression here and we must understand and admit that we are at a dead end,” Lieberman told members of Yisrael Beiteinu during a party meeting. “We definitely intend to present new ideas.”  Click here to read the full story on Haaretz.com

  • Big Decision for Long Beach Art Student

    By Jason Lipeles

    April 4, 2009 | 9:13 pm

    After his friends went off to college and became more religious and his parents started to abide strictly by the laws of the Torah, Michael Cohen, who was only used to observing the Jewish holidays, thought that he should at least try out a more Torah-observant way of life.  Soon... read on

  • Israel Fears Jewish Extremists Will Avenge Settlement Murder

    By Jay Firestone

    April 3, 2009 | 2:13 pm

    From Haaretz.com:
    By Anshel Pfeffer, Jonathan Lis and Nadav Shragai, Haaretz Correspondents, Haaretz Service and Agencies


    “Security sources said on Thursday that right-wing extremists are likely to attempt to avenge the terror attack in the West Bank settlement of Bat Ayin, in... read on

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