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Middle East Elmo

“Big Bird, Elmo and other characters from Sesame Street are heading to the Middle East to educate children in a unique joint initiative involving Jordan, Israel and Palestine. […] Sesame Stories aims to show children positive images of themselves and their neighbours and seeks to encourage the children to appreciate similarities and...

German-Jewish Population Surges

“Germany’s Jewish population, already the fastest-growing in the world, is expected to soar by a third in the next two years, the head of the country’s Jewish community said yesterday. […] Paul Spiegel, leader of the Central Council of Jews, forecast that the there would be around 130,000 Jews in Germany by...

Gaza deaths stir Israeli protest

“The killing of Palestinian bystanders in Israeli airstrikes Monday in Gaza spurred remorse and calls for reparations in Jerusalem. Israel carried out a series of airstrikes that targeted buildings where Palestinian terrorists were suspected of producing and storing weapons. The 12 dead included some civilians. Israeli President Moshe Katsav extended condolences to...

Take the Peace Process Public

“As recently as 1990, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the South African struggle and the ‘troubles’ in Northern Ireland were considered equally irresolvable. The end of the Cold War brought the softening of old antagonisms and inspired renewed efforts at peacemaking in all three cases. But while South Africa made the transition to democracy,...

“Not all American Jews back Israel”

The Pakistani Daily Times offers the following: Not all American Jews back Israeli policies, nor are all of them Zionists, as evidenced by a quarter-page advertisement placed in Washington Post Sunday by a group calling itself Jews Against Zionism. Describing itself as the “silent majority American Jewry,” the group in an open...

Easterbrook Oustered at ESPN

Gregg Easterbrook, like big mouth Rush Limbaugh before him, has been shitcanned from ESPN for recent comments on his blog which, regardless of his intentions, may easily be construed as antisemitic. Easterbrook has apologized, as have Roger Simon and Meryl Yourish for making him look bad, and possibly costing him his job....

Does Israel have a right to exist?

Following up on the dialgoue going on under the “Antisemitism: Alive and Well” thread below, here’s an op-ed from yesterday’s israelinsider: “One should not, however, fall into the trap of seeing the battle between the Israelis and the Palestinians and their allies as one of simply a war between the Jewish State...

Pressing the Right buttons

The use of national and religious symbols like the Temple Mount and the demographic threat of the right of return is no accident. Hot slogans about sticking to the rock of our existence, are more pleasing to the ear than an admission that, as you read this, dozens of illegal outposts are...

Britney Hops on the Kabbalistic Bandwagon

As if she hadn’t kissed Madonna’s ass enough (oh sorry, that was her mouth), Britney Spears seems to be appropriating another one of the pop rasha‘s habits. The Daily News, chiming in on Philip Berg’s kabbalah craze, reports that Britney Spears has been seen wearing one of “Rachel’s red strings” around her...