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  • Aly Raisman gets the gold for her floor exercise

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 7, 2012 | 11:56 am

    Aly Raisman is quickly making American Jews forget about their former golden girl of gymnastics, Kerri Strug. Not only does Raisman perform her floor exercises to “Hava Nagila,” but today she took home the gold at the London Olympics.

    From CBS News:

    Perhaps energized by her...

  • Aly Raisman, after protest, wins bronze on balance beam

    August 7, 2012 | 10:10 am

    Jewish-American gymnast Aly Raisman won a bronze medal on the balance beam after the U.S. lodged a protest against the original result.

    Raisman had finished fourth behind Catalina Ponor of Romania, who fell off the beam in the finals on Tuesday.  Following the Americans’ protest,...

  • Aly Raisman loses bronze, Gabby Douglas wins gold

    August 2, 2012 | 12:51 pm

    Smiling 16-year-old Gabby Douglas took the Olympic Games by storm on Thursday when she won the all-around gold medal ahead of Russian Victoria Komova.

    Komova was reduced to tears for the second time in three days when American Douglas pipped her to the title by 0.259 of a point...

  • August 2, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 2, 2012 | 3:07 am

    In-depth

    Tehran Takedown

    Michael Ledeen of Foreign Affairs takes a look at how to spark an Iranian revolution.

    Although an Iranian revolution may seem unlikely to the casual observer, the Iranian people can be said to have revolution in their DNA, having carried out three...

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  • Son of murdered Israeli Olympian speaks out [VIDEO]

    By JewishJournal

    July 31, 2012 | 5:00 pm

    Video courtesy Simon Wiesenthal Center

    Guri Weinberg who was one month old when his father, Moshe Weinberg and ten other Israeli athletes were tortured and murdered by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympics speaks out against the IOC’s (International Olympic Committee) 40-year refusal of a 1 Minute Moment of Silence.

    Guri speaks with Rabbi Abraham Cooper, SWC Associate Dean

    Read Guri’s op-ed here: Why the IOC will never memorialize the ‘72 Munich massacre.

  • July 22, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 22, 2012 | 12:26 am

    In-depth

    Is Assad finished?

    Alex Rowell of NOW Lebanon asks what happens now that the Syrian president has lost key members of his inner circle.

    Andrew Tabler, senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, believes that the regime itself may outlive its current...

  • To London from the U.S.—via Israel’s Olympic team

    July 10, 2012 | 11:04 am

    Growing up outside of Chicago, Jillian Schwartz never expected that one day she would be an Israeli citizen. Now the hardest part of her immigrant experience is leaving Tel Aviv—- with her roughly 17-foot-long Olympic equipment.

    “Trying to get out of here with poles is very...

  • German foreign minister joins call for Olympics tribute to Munich 11

    June 28, 2012 | 10:12 am

    German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has joined the effort to urge the International Olympic Committee to hold a moment of silence at the London Olympics for the Munich 11.

    Westerwelle joins Canada’s House of Commons, 100 Australian lawmakers and the U.S. Senate in the call...

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