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Sotloff Family Spokesman Challenges ISIS Leader To Koran Debate

09/04/2014 - 20:00

The spokesman for the family of murdered Jewish-American journalist Steven Sotloff challenged the leader of the ISIS jihadist group to debate the peaceful teachings of the Koran.

Swiffer Redux: Helen And Maurice Celebrate Eightieth Anniversary

09/03/2014 - 20:00
Editorial Intern

A pair of British Jewish centenarians are challenging Lee and Morty Kaufman of Swiffer commercial fame’s claim to the title of Cutest Old Jews.

British Jewish couple Helen and Maurice Kaye celebrate 80 years together. Via telegraph.co.uk

A Jew, An Israeli And A Humanist

The journalist beheaded by ISIS insurgents fasted on Yom Kippur, studied in Israel and attended synagogue as a child.

09/02/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Until yesterday, the name, religion and other biographical details about 31-year-old U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff were a secret. Now, we can say openly that he was a Jew, an Israeli citizen, a spunky kid from Miami and a resilient believer in humanity.

ISIS insurgents behead American journalist, Steven Sotloff. Reuters

Kerry Discusses Anti-Semitism With U.S., European Jewish Leaders

09/02/2014 - 20:00

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry participated in a roundtable discussion on the increase in anti-Semitism with American and European Jewish community leaders.

Hamas More Popular Among Palestinians Than Before War, Poll Reports

09/02/2014 - 20:00

Hamas’ popularity has surged in the West Bank and Gaza since its latest conflict with Israel, a new poll found.

A Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey research poll released Tuesday found that 61 percent of Palestinians would choose the Islamic terror group’s Ismail Haniyeh for president if elections were held today, the Associated Press reported.

Beheaded Journalist Steven Sotloff Held Israeli Citizenship

09/02/2014 - 20:00

Jerusalem — Journalist Steven Sotloff, who was beheaded by the Islamic State, was a dual American-Israeli citizen and studied in Israel, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said.

Pew Poll: More U.S. Sympathy For Israel Than Palestinians

09/01/2014 - 20:00

More Americans express sympathy for Israel than for the Palestinians, according to a new survey.

A poll released last week by the Pew Research Center for People & the Press found that 34 percent of Americans sympathize with Israel “a lot,” as well as 32 percent who sympathize “some,” versus 11 percent who sympathize “a lot” with the Palestinians and another 35 percent who sympathize with them “some.” Thirty-seven percent sympathize with both sides, while 18 percent sympathize with neither.

ISIS Video Purports to Show Beheading of Steven Sotloff

Son of Arthur and Shirley Sotloff, the slain journalist's family had ties to local a Miami synagogue.

09/01/2014 - 20:00

The Islamist ISIS organization has released a video that apparently shows the beheading of the American journalist Steven Sotloff.

ISIS video purports to show beheading of journalist Steven Sotloff. Reuters

Muslim Girls Arrested For Planning Attack On French Synagogue

09/01/2014 - 20:00

Two teenage Muslim girls were arrested for planning a suicide bomb attack on a synagogue in France.

Roman Vishniac Archive Chronicling Pre-Shoah Eastern Europe Goes Online

08/27/2014 - 20:00

An archive of photographs taken by Roman Vishniac documenting the life of pre-Holocaust Eastern European Jews is available online.

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