IDF Carries Out Dozens Of Air, Artillery Strikes On Gaza

08/22/2016 - 10:16

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israel Defense Forces carried out dozens of air and artillery strikes on Gaza, but said it did not intend to escalate violence between Israel and Hamas.

French Jew In Stable Condition After Stabbing In Strasbourg

08/19/2016 - 10:34

(JTA) — A French Jew in his sixties was stabbed in Strasbourg in a suspected anti-Semitic attack.

French policemen controlling access to the city center of Strasbourg, eastern France. (Patrick Hertzog/AFP/Getty Images)

Jewish Fans Find Religious Way To Toast Aly Raisman’s Success

08/19/2016 - 10:25

(RNS) Dovid Green and his wife, Amy, are huge Aly Raisman fans. Orthodox Jews, they appreciate the pride the world-class gymnast takes in her Jewishness.

Aly Raisman competes on the vault during the women's individual all-around gymnastics final in Rio de Janeiro. RNS

Israel: The Canary In The Coal Mine

In the United States' drone warfare errors and frustration with Iran, echoes of Israel's bitter experience.

04/28/2015 - 20:00
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After Arab terrorists killed nearly 3,000 innocent Americans on Sept. 11, 2001, I thought the world would see Israel’s plight in dealing with terrorists in a new light: a democracy subject to the violent hatred of those seeking to destroy “Big Satan” (the U.S.) and “Little Satan” (Israel), along with Western values of human rights and freedoms.

Gary Rosenblatt

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Apple Zaps "Jew or Not Jew?" App in France

It's the age old question: Is so and so Jewish or not? I'm not talking about the controversial "Who is a Jew" question that gets into matters of lineage. Rather, the dinner party question of whether a celebrity is Jewish or not.

A Jewish man in France creates controversial app that Apple is forced to remove from French app store

NPR's gift to its enemies

I haven't blogged about NPR's clumsy firing of commentator Juan Williams for saying he gets nervous when boarding an airplane when there are Muslims in line with him, mostly because I'm not exactly sure I think about the issue.

Sure, it's scapegoating and bigotry and inappropriate. Sure, I've felt the same way sometimes. It's hard to sort out.

What is clear: NPR's leadership didn't think through the consequences of their actions in firing him, and in the process gave their conservative opponents the best possible gift.

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