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And Then There Was One

The Scotman reports, The caretaker of Afghanistan’s only functioning synagogue — and the country’s second-to-last Jew — has died after years of bitter feuding with the only other survivor of a once-thriving community. Ishaq Levin, aged about 80, died, apparently…

No, This Isn't From The Onion

[Ed. — Looks like someone at the White House press corps decided to go for the jugular the other day.] Q: Scott, on the Middle East, many evangelical Christians are supporting right-wing Jews in Israel who want to rebuild the…

Gandhi’s grandson comes to Palestine

Ha’aretz reports that Arun Gandhi – the grandson of the leader of the Indian independence movement – is coming to Palestine to lead a new campaign for Palestinian independence using the Gandhian principles of non-violence. Full story at Ha’aretz. Click…

Has Zionism Hijacked Judaism?

At News From Babylon, author William Hughes speaks with Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss of Neturei Karta outside the White House where a coalition calling itself “Jews United Against Zionism” protested Ariel Sharon’s visit. Rabbi Weiss — who wore a sign…

LGF Gets Back What It Dishes Out

Recently there has been a renewed round of criticism from all across the blogosphere directed towards the immensely popular war blog Little Green Footballs (LGF). Such popular sites as Metafilter, Daily Kos, and Winds of Change have led the charge…