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Talk Show Pioneer Joe Franklin Dies at 88

By Reuters

TV talk show pioneer Joe Franklin, who interviewed thousands of people from a dancing dentist to Academy Award winning actors in a far from glamorous New York studio, has died at the age of 88.Read More


Israeli Foreign Minister Orders Party To Distribute Charlie Hebdo for Free

By JTA

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman has told activists in his Yisrael Beiteinu party to buy up and distribute copies of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo for free.Read More


Druze Student Beaten 'for Speaking Arabic' in Jerusalem

By JTA

A Druze student in Jerusalem was beaten with glass bottles by a Jewish gang, who mocked him for speaking Arabic.Read More


Think Tank Prepares Aliyah Plan for 120,000 French Jews

By JTA

The Jewish People Policy Institute has composed a plan to facilitate immigration of 120,000 French Jews to Israel.Read More


Hezbollah Says Israel Wants To Set 'New Rules' in Conflict

By Reuters

An Israeli attack which killed several prominent members of Lebanon’s Hezbollah last week was an attempt by Israel to set “new rules” in the conflict between the two foes, Hezbollah’s deputy leader said at a gathering to commemorate those who died.Read More


Can 'Magic Kippah' Save European Jews from Anti-Semitism?

By Julie Wiener

Israeli barber Shalom Koresh has designed yarmulkes that blend in with the wearer’s hair. It’s his response to the increasing numbers of anti-Semitic attacks in Europe.Read More


World's Largest Ship, Named After Dutch SS Officer, Makes Waves Among Jews

By JTA

European Jewish groups are protesting the name of the world’s largest ship, which was named after a Dutch officer in the Nazi Waffen-SS military force.Read More


Benjamin Netanyahu Rejects Mounting Criticism of Speech to Congress

By Dan Williams

sraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended on Sunday a planned speech to the U.S. Congress about Iran, saying he had a moral obligation to take every opportunity to speak out on an issue that poses a mortal threat to his country.Read More


Palestinians Rally Against Charlie Hebdo

By Reuters

Thousands of Palestinians rallied in the occupied West Bank on Saturday to protest against the publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad in French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo.Read More


After 7 Decades, Auschwitz Survivors Still Meet Weekly at Brooklyn Synagogue

By Barbara Goldberg

In a little leather book, the kind some men use to list lovers, Holocaust survivor Hy Abrams keeps the names that still haunt him: Auschwitz, Plaszow, Mauthausen, Melk and Ebensee.Read More


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