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  • Arts & Culture Rappers and Hipsters Gather for Punk Jewish Event in London

    When Two Live Jews penned their hip-hop hit “Oy, It’s So Humid!” in 1990, tongues planted firmly in their cheeks, their humorous, Jewish-themed lyrics were meant as a response to the controversial — and, at the time, inescapably popular — rap songs of Two Live Crew. A decade and a half later, call them Heeb… More ▸

  • Blair Should Know That Al-qaida, London Attacks Not Linked to Israel

    Tony Blair has been a rare beacon of light in the global war on terrorism, and his clarity of thought is especially important now after the British have come under repeated terrorist attack. But the British prime minister has one flaw in his analysis of the current situation that unfortunately comes up far too often…. More ▸

  • The London Bombings British Jews Fear Intolerance in Wake of Deadly Terror Attacks

    Jewish leaders have vowed they will work to combat any rise in racial tensions following the London bombings amid fears that the attacks may lead to increased anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. “Certainly when there have been attacks in the past, we’ve seen a spike in anti-Semitism and vandalism,” said Mike Whine of the Community Security Trust,… More ▸

  • Israel Quiet on Any Parallels Between London Attacks and Palestinian Terror

    Israelis are empathizing with Britain’s first taste of Islamist terrorism, but the government of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is keeping quiet. While Israeli news media unleashed a flurry of commentary on the bombs that killed around 50 people in London’s transportation system on July 7, Jerusalem officials limited themselves to extending condolences and offers… More ▸

  • British Jews on Heightened Alert As Bombs Rip Through London Subway

    The scenes on the streets of London were more reminiscent of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem at the height of the intifada than the genteel center of the British capital at the height of tourist season. Fear, panic and distress spread through London as the scale of the horror from Thursday morning’s rush- hour bombings became… More ▸