July 7, 2014

Jerusalem Murder Is About Soccer, Not Geopolitics

Liel Leibovitz, Tablet Magazine

The Associated Press

The root cause of a brutal murder in Israel.

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TAGGED: Israel, Soccer


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Israel Could Be Dragged into ISIS' War
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A Queer Tour of Israel
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In 2008, the tour operator Israel Experience started offering trips tailored to LGBTQ Jews, and you can understand why: Israel wants to build goodwill with American liberals, and some queer folks would prefer to have plausible... more ››
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An American Church Takes an Ugly Swipe at Israel
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Israel's Puppy, Tony Blair
Marwan Bishara, New York Times
You’ve got to admire Tony Blair’s tenacity. Despite his terrible failures in Iraq and with the Palestinian Authority, the former British prime minister continues to pontificate about the Middle East’s ills and... more ››