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Eric Cantor Quits Early After Primary Loss

U.S. Representative Eric Cantor said on Friday he will resign his seat effective Aug. 18, months earlier than expected following a stunning defeat in a Republican primary election. Click here for the…

Indian Shul Wins Protection From Loan Sharks

Officials sought protection for a historic synagogue in the city of Cochin in western India and a nearby Jewish cemetery following the synagogue’s partial demolition. Click here for the rest of the…

Israel Says Soldier Captured by Hamas in Gaza

An Israeli soldier was apparently captured by Palestinian militants during a clash in the southern Gaza Strip on Friday, an Israeli military spokesman said. Click here for the rest of the article…

A People's Theatrical History of Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn sought to put a populist stamp on history. A playwright who saw a kindred spirit in him is bringing the Jewish activist author’s life to the stage. Click here for…

8,000 March in Paris To Support Israel

Thousands of people attended France’s largest pro-Israel rally since the launch of the Israel Defense Forces’ offensive in Gaza. Click here for the rest of the article…