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  • Rocket from Gaza strikes Tel Aviv area, Israeli military says

    3 days ago

    A rocket fired from Gaza struck as far as the Tel Aviv area on Tuesday, the Israeli military said, in the deepest rocket attack since a truce calmed fighting about 10 days ago.

    Hamas's armed wing claimed responsibility for the rocket, which Israel said landed in an open area, causing no casualties. It was fired after Israel's first lethal air strike since the breakdown of a truce earlier in the day that killed three people and wounded 40.

    Additional reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi in Gaza; Writing by Allyn Fisher-Ilan; editing by Ralph Boulton

  • Jews take up the Ice Bucket Challenge – and some choose hummus

    3 days ago

    Over the past month, a viral sensation has flooded the Internet: the ALS ice bucket challenge,  in which people post on social media videos of themselves dumping buckets of ice water over their heads to raise awareness for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the neurodegenerative...

  • Police come under gunfire, 31 arrested in Missouri racial unrest

    3 days ago

    Police came under "heavy gunfire" and 31 people were arrested, authorities said on Tuesday, during racially charged protests in Ferguson, Missouri sparked by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman 10 days ago.

    "Not a single bullet was fired by...

  • Uber picks political insider David Plouffe to wage its regulatory battles

    3 days ago

    Uber wants your vote of support. And it has hired a campaign manager to win you over.

    Uber, the fast-growing private car start-up, announced on Tuesday it had hired the political strategist David Plouffe to be its senior vice president of policy and strategy. The move further...

  • Body of missing Israeli lone soldier from U.S. found with gunshot wounds

    3 days ago

    The body of a missing Israeli lone soldier from the United States was found in central Israel with gunshot wounds.

    David Menachem Gordon, 21, was found Tuesday afternoon, hours after reports that he was missing were made public. His army-issued assault rifle was by his side,...

  • Israel to stop exporting settlement poultry, dairy to EU

    3 days ago

    Israel will stop exporting poultry and dairy from settlements to the European Union, Israeli and European officials announced.

    Effective Sept. 1, Israeli poultry and dairy exports to the EU will be restricted to products from within the Green Line, Israel’s pre-1967 borders, the...

  • More rockets fired on Israel as communities open bomb shelters

    3 days ago

    A barrage of rockets was fired from Gaza at southern Israel after a cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian groups was broken.

    The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted two of the rockets fired Tuesday evening. Earlier in the day, rockets were fired at Beersheba in...

  • Alleging U.N. bias, Israel again keeping distance from Gaza probe

    3 days ago

    The United Nations probe into the Gaza conflict hasn’t even begun, but Israel already is convinced that it won’t end well.

    In a resolution adopted by a vote of 29-1 with 17 abstentions, the U.N. Human Rights Council moved last month to establish a commission of inquiry “to...

  • German panel says Nazi-looted painting should go to Jewish heirs

    3 days ago

    Another painting from the collection of the late Cornelius Gurlitt should be returned to the descendants of its previous Jewish owner, a panel of art experts determined.

    The experts, appointed by the German government, said the painting — “Two Riders on the Beach” by Max...

  • Anti-Israel protesters target synagogue in Geneva

    3 days ago

    Anti-Israel protesters demonstrated outside Geneva’s main synagogue.

    A Swiss watchdog group said the weekend protests in front of the Beth Yaakov, or Grande, Synagogue were the first public displays of hostility in Switzerland toward Israel since the conflict with Gaza began in...

  • Holocaust survivor activist arrested in Ferguson protests

    3 days ago

    A 90-year-old Jewish Holocaust survivor was arrested in St. Louis during protests over the shooting death by police of Michael Brown.

    Hedy Epstein of St. Louis was one of nine protesters arrested Monday for blocking the entrance to the downtown state office building that houses...

  • Hamas fighters show defiance in Gaza tunnel tour

    3 days ago

    Hamas fighters, clad in black and armed with assault rifles, navigated the dimly lit tunnel with ease, saying they felt at home in their network of underground passages in the Gaza Strip.

    A rare tour that Hamas granted to a Reuters reporter, photographer and cameraman appeared to...

  • Rockets fired into Israel, violating cease-fire extension; IDF retaliates

    3 days ago

    The Israeli military struck sites in Gaza after rockets were fired from the coastal strip into southern Israel in violation of a cease-fire extension.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly also recalled Israeli negotiators from cease-fire talks in Cairo after the...

  • The masks are off: anti-Semitism across the world revealed its ugly self, and got out of hand

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    3 days ago

    Shouts of "Jews to the gas!"; An article claiming that "Israel’s military operation in Gaza showed why Jews "have been so frequently expelled."; A sign reading, "Well done Israel, Hitler would be proud,"; Use of the anti-Semitic blood libel...

    These are merely a few examples of...

  • 5 comments on the Mahmoud-Morel wedding and Israel’s intermarriage problems

    By Shmuel Rosner

    3 days ago

    Israel is suddenly in intermarriage frenzy. The reason? No more than anecdotal: a Jewish woman decided to marry an Arab (Muslim) man. They had their wedding earlier this week. A big event for them, a non-event for the public. That is, except for the fact that a radical right-wing...

  • Bringing Anne Frank to the Arab world

    By Danielle Berrin

    3 days ago

    What on earth is Anne Frank doing in Gaza?

    According to Deadline.com, Croatian director Jakov Sedlar is in the midst of production on "What Does Anne Frank Mean Today?" a film that follows eight Palestinian girls as they audition for the role of Anne Frank.

    "Part drama and part...

  • Missouri governor lifts Ferguson curfew as National Guard called in

    3 days ago

    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon lifted the curfew for the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson on Monday and began deploying National Guard troops to help quell days of rioting and looting spurred by the fatal shooting of a black unarmed teenager by a white policeman.

    Nixon, who had declared...

  • As school resumes, how to talk to children about the Gaza war

    3 days ago

    With the new school year nearly upon us, Jewish educational leaders are scrambling to prepare their teachers to discuss this summer’s Gaza War. The most pressing challenge is to design age-appropriate conversations: At which grade level might classroom discussions include...

  • Where Jews of color go to ‘feel normal’ at summer camp

    By Rebecca Spence

    3 days ago

    On a cool Sunday evening, Jewish campers with nervous smiles took to the stage one by one to perform poems they had composed on the theme of identity.

    One girl riffed on being taunted for having “fuzzy eyebrows” and “bushy hair.” Another rhymed about being told “You don’t look...

  • Interview with Pastor John Hagee, founder of ‘Christians United for Israel’

    3 days ago

    Last month Christians United for Israel (CUFI) – the largest pro-Israel organization in America with nearly 1.8 million members (and 1.2 million Facebook followers – 15 times as many as AIPAC) – held its ninth annual Washington Summit, with 4,800 delegates from all 50 states....

  • Brian Schatz survives Hawaii Senate primary

    3 days ago

    U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz of Hawaii narrowly survived a Democratic primary challenge to win the party nomination.

    The victory, which was declared on Friday following a six-day delay in the completion of the statewide vote, likely clears the way for Schatz to remain in the Senate.

  • U.S. envoy to U.N. slams Human Rights Council’s Gaza panel

    By Julie Bien

    3 days ago

    Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, criticized the world body’s panel created to investigate the recent conflict in Gaza.

    At a private meeting on Friday with American Jewish communal leaders, Power said the U.N.’s Human Rights Council “has shown itself...

  • In Ferguson, echoes of Gaza?

    3 days ago

    A summer of global turmoil has culminated in nightmarish scenes from Ferguson, Mo., a St. Louis suburb torn apart by protests after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager.

    For some, scenes of protesters attacked with tear gas and smoke bombs evoked another...

  • Israel-Gaza cease-fire extended 24 hours as progress made on long-term truce

    3 days ago

    Israeli and Palestinian officials reportedly have confirmed that the Gaza cease-fire will be extended by 24 hours.

    The extension of the current five-day cease-fire, which is set to expire at midnight Monday, will allow the sides to continue to discuss a long-term truce.


  • Darren Star on Aaron Spelling, his rift with Candace Bushnell and his message for Javier Bardem

    By Danielle Berrin

    4 days ago

    For the last year and a half, I've been moderating a salon series with Hollywood creators and executives for the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ entertainment division. By and large, the events are geared towards young Federation supporters who work in the entertainment...

  • A eulogy for our son, Max Steinberg

    4 days ago

    The parents of Max Steinberg, the IDF soldier from Woodland Hills, CA killed in action during the Gaza conflict, delivered this eulogy at a public memorial service for their son on August 12, 2014 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA.

    Stuart Steinberg:

    Evie, Paige, Jake...

  • Aided by ADL, a handful of high-profile Hollywood Jews respond to Israel-Gaza war

    By Danielle Berrin

    4 days ago

    A handful of high-profile entertainment industry leaders have affixed their names to an open-letter formulated by the Anti-Defamation League calling for "decent people everywhere" to prevent the future rearming of Hamas, the militant Islamist group that controls the Gaza Strip and...

  • Aided by ADL, a handful of high-profile Hollywood Jews call for preventing Hamas rearmament

    By Danielle Berrin

    4 days ago

    A handful of high-profile entertainment industry leaders have affixed their names to an open-letter formulated by the Anti-Defamation League calling for "decent people everywhere" to prevent the future rearming of Hamas, the militant Islamist group that controls the Gaza Strip and...

  • Train service in southern Israel suspended over security fears

    4 days ago

    Train service between Ashkelon and Sderot in southern Israel was halted due to security reasons.

    Sunday night’s halt to service on the line that runs near the border with Gaza — a day before the end of a five-day cease-fire with Hamas and other groups in Gaza — was “until further...

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