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  • Holocaust victim, artist Charlotte Salomon’s life premieres as opera

    1 hour ago

    The Berlin-born Jewish artist Charlotte Salomon left behind a body of watercolors and text she called "Life? or Theatre?" before she was killed at Auschwitz in 1943 at age 26, carrying her unborn child.

    Salomon's life, which has inspired films, plays and a musical, was turned...

  • Dermer: Attacks on Kerry ‘unwarranted’

    1 hour ago

    Israeli criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry is “unwarranted,” the Israeli ambassador to Washington said, as U.S. officials made public their unhappiness with the attacks.

    “Israel appreciates that President Obama, Secretary Kerry, and National Security Advisor Susan Rice,...

  • Cruz lifts hold on State nominees prompted by FAA ban

    1 hour ago

    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) lifted his hold on State Department nominees after the Federal Aviation Agency explained to him its reasons for a 36-hour ban on flights to Tel Aviv.

    “I appreciate the FAA’s efforts to respond to my questions, and so I have lifted my hold on State...

  • Struck by Venice lightning

    2 hours ago

    On Sunday afternoon, I was knee-deep in the ocean, right next to the Venice Fishing Pier, when the deadly lightning bolt hit the water. This rare bit of weather would kill at least one person and injure 13 others, making national news. But I didn’t know it right then.

    I had gone...

  • Hamas Gaza leader Haniyeh’s house hit by Israeli missile, no casualties

    2 hours ago

    An Israeli aircraft fired a missile at the house of Hamas Gaza leader Ismail Haniyeh early on Tuesday causing damage but no casualties, Gaza's interior ministry said.

    An Israeli military spokeswoman had no information on the report but was checking for details.

    Haniyeh's son...

  • Son of Hamas founder: ‘Hamas does not care about the lives of Palestinians’

    3 hours ago

    Mosab Hassan Yousef (son of Hamas founder) discusses how Hamas and the situation in Gaza on CNN on July 24.

  • Anti-Semitic voicemail targets far-left Israel group

    By Ryan Torok

    4 hours ago

    L.A. Jews for Peace – a far-left organization that criticizes Israel’s policies toward Palestinians – has received a voicemail in which members of the organization are referred to as, “Jew traitors, filthy Jew traitors, bastard Jew traitors.”

    L.A. Jews for Peace representative...

  • Thousands attend N.Y. pro-Israel rally

    4 hours ago

    Members of Congress and thousands of Israel supporters gathered for a solidarity rally near the United Nations.

    The Monday afternoon rally, organized by the UJA-Federation of New York and the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, was intended to show support for Israel...

  • Israeli concerns about Turkey and Qatar fuel dispute with Kerry

    4 hours ago

    Behind the feud between John Kerry and Israel over the secretary of state’s efforts to broker a Gaza cease-fire is a larger tension concerning the role of Turkey and Qatar in Palestinian affairs.

    Israeli officials rejected the proposal for a cease-fire advanced by Kerry in part...

  • Budapest synagogue site of interfaith rally supporting Israel

    5 hours ago

    Thousands filled Budapest’s Great Synagogue and the street in front of it in an interfaith rally in support of Israel.

    Sunday’s rally was organized by the Hungarian Jewish federation Mazsihisz and the Christian Faith Church and held in the downtown synagogue.


  • Judge allows $2 billion sale of NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers to proceed

    5 hours ago

    The record $2 billion sale of pro basketball's Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft Corp chief executive Steve Ballmer can proceed over the objections of co-owner Donald Sterling, a judge tentatively ruled on Monday.

    Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas said the...

  • Anti-Semitic incidents double in Britain since start of Gaza op

    5 hours ago

    Anti-Semitic incidents in Britain have risen since the start of Israel’s operation in Gaza.

    The Community Security Trust told the Jewish Chronicle that 70 anti-Semitic incidents had been reported in the period between the start of the operation on July 8 and Friday.

    The Daily...

  • Netanyahu: Israel will not end Gaza war until tunnels destroyed

    5 hours ago

    Israel will not end its operation in Gaza before destroying all the Hamas-built tunnels, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in an address to the nation.

    Neutralizing the tunnels is the first step toward demilitarization of Gaza, Netanyahu said Monday night in a...

  • One group’s proposal for Mideast peace? Build the Third Temple

    5 hours ago

    As Egypt, Qatar, the U.S. and the U.N. write proposals for Israel-Hamas cease-fires, one organization based in Jerusalem’s Old City hopes to compose a peace plan of a different kind: a detailed architectural blueprint for the Third Jewish Temple on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.


  • Hypocrisy and the war in Gaza

    By Steve Greenberg

    5 hours ago

    Why do journalists and social media commenters seem to care more about Palestinians than Syrian, Libyan and other Arab and Muslim civilian populations?  This infographic by Steve Greenberg measures the number of casualties over a limited period (ending July 24) in Gaza, Syria, Egypt, Nigeria and Yemen, and compares the media coverage apportioned to each.  As Greenberg indicates, a true representation of the disproportionate media coverage given the Gaza conflict would literally go off the chart.

  • Israel ranks ‘very high’ on U.N. human development index

    5 hours ago

    Israel ranks 19th in the world in the United Nations’ Human Development Index for 2014, according to the U.N.’s 2014 Human Development Report, released Thursday.

    Israel is among 49 nations the report ranks as having “very high human development.” The report, titled “Sustaining...

  • Has Israel become a left-right issue?

    6 hours ago

    About a decade ago, my rabbi was promoting congregational AIPAC involvement.  His argument went that AIPAC was not necessary for our local liberal Jewish Congressman, who was a member of our synagogue.  If he ever did anything anti-Israel, the rabbi always had the option of...

  • Why would North Korea help Hamas build tunnels?

    By Jared Sichel

    6 hours ago

    According to a Saturday piece in the Daily Telegraph, unnamed Western security officials say North Korea is restocking Hamas's fast-depleting supply of rockets and equipment. 

    Even more worrisome, according to the report, the North Koreans have used their own expertise in...

  • Moeen probed after sporting ‘Save Gaza’ wristbands

    7 hours ago

    England batsman Moeen Ali is being investigated by the International Cricket Council after wearing wristbands that featured the slogans 'Save Gaza' and 'Free Palestine' during the second day of the third test against India at Southampton.

    Moeen, who has raised funds for charities...

  • Could a Hamas-owned SA-11 Buk destroy Israeli air travel?

    By Jared Sichel

    7 hours ago

    At 7:30 a.m. on Nov. 28, 2002, two men in Kenya propped Russian-made SA-7 “Strela” missile launchers on their shoulders, took aim for a nearby midair Arkia Israel Airlines passenger jet and fired at its 250 passengers.

    Both shots missed.

    At about the same time, 15 miles away in...

  • One dead after lightning strikes crowd at California beach

    8 hours ago

    One man died and at least eight people were injured on Sunday in a lightning strike during a rare thunderstorm at Venice Beach in Los Angeles, officials said.

    The bolt of electricity made a loud crack that sounded like an explosion on a warm and overcast afternoon, witnesses...

  • Sole Israeli national on downed Malaysian airliner was son of evangelical Christian

    8 hours ago

    A few hours before he departed Amsterdam for Australia on July 17, Ithamar Avnon was praying for peace with his parents at their home in the Netherlands.

    That evening, pro-Russian separatists shot down Avnon’s flight, Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, over eastern Ukraine, killing all...

  • Obama nominates Saperstein to religious freedom post

    8 hours ago

    President Obama nominated Reform movement leader Rabbi David Saperstein as Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom at the State Department.

    Saperstein, a veteran civil rights activist, is director and counsel of the Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism, a...

  • New Zealand community mourns native son Israeli soldier killed in Gaza

    8 hours ago

    A small community in New Zealand is mourning the loss of a Kiwi-born Israeli soldier killed in action in Gaza.

    Staff Sgt. Guy Boyland, 21, was killed Friday trying to raze tunnels in Gaza. He was laid to rest at his home Sunday on Kibbutz Ginosar in the Galilee.

    Boyland was...

  • Most Popular Post: @WhartonMagazine! #video #marketing

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    9 hours ago

    Wharton Most Popular PostThank you to Wharton Business Magazine for publishing my story:

    Harnessing YouTube Marketing Power

    It is the MOST POPULAR POST on the site right now!

    When Junior Mapesone commented, “That’s in front of my house in Manono,” on one of my first travel videos from Samoa, my first...

  • Chicago public school principal reassigned after anti-Semitic bullying

    9 hours ago

    A Chicago public school principal has asked to be reassigned over anti-Semitic bullying at his school.

    Principal Joshua VanderJagt of the Ogden International School on Chicago’s North Side will be reassigned, Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett said in a statement...

  • Report: Hamas planned Rosh Hashanah attack through Gaza tunnels

    9 hours ago

    Hamas planned to use the tunnels it dug from Gaza to Israel to execute a massive attack on southern Israel, an Israeli newspaper reported, citing unnamed Israeli security sources.

    Under the plan detailed Friday by the Hebrew-language Maariv daily, Hamas planned to send terrorists...

  • Meshaal: We don’t fight Jews because they’re Jews

    9 hours ago

    Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal said he does not know whether his organization will ever recognize Israel’s right to exist, but cannot even think about it until there is a Palestinian state.

    “When we have a Palestinian state then the Palestinian state will decide on its policies. You...

  • Israel must prepare for protracted Gaza campaign, Netanyahu says

    9 hours ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday his country must prepare for a long conflict in the Gaza Strip, squashing any hopes of a swift end to fighting that has already cost more than 1,000 lives.

    In a televised address, a grim-faced Netanyahu said that any...

  • Turkey’s Erdogan promises to protect Jews, urges them to oppose Israeli ‘aggression’

    9 hours ago

    Turkey will keep its Jewish citizens safe, but the Jewish community should denounce Israel, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a Turkish newspaper.

    “Jews in Turkey are our citizens. We are responsible for their security of life and property,” Erdogan told the Daily Sabah.

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