On Election Day in the United States, Americans are choosing between two different visions for the future of their country. And some are being asked to sacrifice their rights for the sake of one of those visions. Boca Raton, FL and Los Angeles, CA - Every four years, around this time, people begin criticizing the Electoral College in the U.S., and its role in determining the next American president. The system, which sees a certain number of delegates giving their collective vote to the candidate who secures the highest percentage of votes in their respective state, results in certain states…Read More... | 4 Comments
Raz Atias was shot by police after holding a gun to his pregnant girlfriend's head. Relatives of the girl are now blaming Efrat, an anti-abortion group, for 'brainwashing teens.' The Hebrew news cycle was dominated last weekend by the death of Raz Atias following a shootout with police. Atias, an 18-year-old navy cadet from Haifa, threatened to hurt his pregnant girlfriend and then commit suicide. On Thursday evening, Atias made it known that he and his girlfriend were about to take their life together. Police forces found the couple at the Beit Shemesh forest. Atias held a gun to the girl's head,…Read More... | 15 Comments
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Israel's Gaza op costs $60 million a day, so far totaling more than $2.5 billion for 41 days of fighting (via @haaretzcom)
Netanyahu tweets Foley execution video to score points against Hamas: http://t.co/C8B1vrtuyh by @dimireider
Israel kills three top Hamas commanders in Gaza http://t.co/OArSZxvqk0