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  • Opposed To Israel's Policies, Not Anti-Semitic

    The Sept. 19 editorial "Crossing The Line" misrepresents the Rev. Bruce Shipman's letter to The New York Times in much the same way that the critics misrepresented Jimmy Carter's 2006 book "Palestine: Peace, Not Apartheid." In both cases, the critics have...
  • Who won the war in Gaza?

    Who won the war in Gaza?
    "Hamas was seriously beaten," Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu told a group of skeptical reporters and columnists at a news conference, on the day after an open-ended ceasefire was declared last Tuesday. The IDF put figures on the "severe...
  • Israeli forces kill 2 Hamas members suspected in deaths of 3 teens

    Israeli forces kill 2 Hamas members suspected in deaths of 3 teens
    Israeli forces Tuesday killed two Palestinians considered responsible for the abduction and deaths in June of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank that helped trigger weeks of fighting in the Gaza Strip, officials said. According to the Israeli...
  • Israel travel program seeks to strengthen Jewish connection

    Israel travel program seeks to strengthen Jewish connection
    On a recent afternoon, Diana Blau, 22, was relaxing on the beach after bathing in the salty waters of the Dead Sea. Blau's mother is Jewish and her father Greek Orthodox. She has never strongly identified with Jewish culture or religion, she said, in...
  • Israel needs peace partner, security to resolve conflict

    After reading Zahi Khouri's guest column on Sept. 26, I was left aghast by the assertion that "Israel must do more..." Israel wants nothing more than for the West Bank and Gaza to function independently and without interference. The open issues of land...
  • Sweden to recognize Palestine statehood, new prime minister says

    Sweden to recognize Palestine statehood, new prime minister says
    Sweden will become the first major European nation to recognize Palestinian statehood, newly sworn-in Prime Minister Stefan Lofven announced Friday. In unveiling his Cabinet appointments and governing priorities to Parliament, Lofven said recognizing...
  • Israel arrests 6 in connection with Palestinian teen's slaying

    Israeli authorities on Sunday arrested six suspects in connection with the gruesome killing of a Palestinian teenager from Jerusalem, and police seemed to confirm Palestinian suspicions and Israeli fears that the killers were Jewish extremists seeking...
  • Israel uses search for kidnapped teens to crack down on Hamas

    Israel on Wednesday was pursuing a two-fold mission in the West Bank: Find three Israeli teenagers presumed to have been kidnapped last week and crack down on the Palestinian militant organization Hamas. The three yeshiva students -- Gilad Shaar and...
  • Baltimore native-turned-Israel Defense Forces volunteer wounded in Gaza

    Baltimore native-turned-Israel Defense Forces volunteer wounded in Gaza
    A local high school graduate who joined the Israel Defense Forces last year has been wounded in Gaza, his father said Monday. Jordan Low, a 19-year-old sharpshooter in Israel's Golani Brigade, was one of 15 soldiers investigating what they believed...
  • Hamas and Fatah reach accord on sharing power in Gaza

    Hamas and Fatah reach accord on sharing power in Gaza
    The Islamist movement Hamas has agreed to share power in the Gaza Strip with the more moderate and secular Fatah faction, representatives from the two sides said at a news conference in the Egyptian capital on Thursday. Hamas forcibly ejected its...
  • 5774 Year in review

    5774 Year in review
    September 2013: The United States and Russia reach a deal to rid Syria of its arsenal of chemical weapons, promoting Jewish groups to suspend their efforts lobbying for U.S. strikes against Damascus. Rabbi Philip Berg, founder of the Kabbalah Centre...