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By Jacob Kornbluh & JI StaffSlain Israeli teens to be buried side by side this afternoon [JPost] — Hamas Terrorist Killed After Israeli Teens Found Dead [AP] — Israel Targets 34 Hamas Sites in Gaza Strip [Bloomberg] — Confrontation in cabinet over Israeli response to murder [Haaretz] — Report: Arabs Attacked IDF Ambulance Transporting Bodies of Murdered Israeli Teens [Algemeiner] — American Jewish groups react to murders with shock, grief [ToI] (more…)

Daily Kickoff: NYTimes on Cantor’s Jewish Donors; Senate Hearing on Iran Today; Pulver’s Zula Raises $3M; David Yarus’s ‘Kosher Tinder’ App – JSwipe

By Jacob Kornbluh & JI Staff

TOP TALKER: Eric Cantor announced at a press conference yesterday that he will step down as House Majority Leader and will not attempt to run as a write-in candidate in the fall. Cantor began the press conference by invoking his Judaism: “Growing up in the Jewish faith, going to Hebrew school, reading the old testament, I learned a lot about individual setbacks but I also learned that each setback is an opportunity and that there’s always optimism for the future. While I may have suffered a personal setback last night, I couldn’t be more optimistic about the future of this country.” [Video] In a closed door meeting of the House Republican Conference, Cantor said, quoting a Holocaust survivor: “Suffering is part of life, misery is a choice.”  (more…)