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Ex-Congressman Jailed for Helping Hamas Charity

By JTA

A former Michigan congressman and deputy UN ambassador was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison on for assisting a charity accused of funding Hamas and other terrorist groups.Read More


New Jersey Rabbi Recounts Terrifying Firebomb Attack

By Forward Staff

New Jersey rabbi recounts terrifying firebomb attackRead More


Cantor Delegation Tours Middle East

By JTA

A congressional delegation led by Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) discussed Iran with U.S. allies in the region.Read More


Placido Domingo Wins Wolf Prize for Arts

By JTA

Spanish tenor Placido Domingo has been named a recipient of Israel’s 2012 Wolf Prize.Read More


Obama Warns Iran Against Closing Straits

By Haaretz

President Barack Obama used secret channels to warn Iran against closing the Strait of Hormuz, the New York Times reported on Friday, amid recent tensions over the possible closing of the strategic waterway.Read More


Egypt Scraps Pilgrimage to Rabbi's Grave

By JTA

Egypt has cancelled an annual Jewish pilgrimage to the grave of a 19th-century Moroccan rabbi.Read More


Art Spiegelman Wins Jewish Book Award

By JTA

Author and illustrator Art Spiegelman and Israeli novelist Aharon Appelfeld are among the winners of the 2011 National Jewish Book Awards.Read More


Obama and Netanyahu Talk Peace and Iran

By JTA

President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed Iran and Middle East peace in a phone conversation.Read More


Lewd Marine Video Spurs Global Outrage

By Forward Staff

A video purporting to show uniformed U.S. Marines joking as they urinate on the corpses of Taliban fighters is prompting outrage, promises of an investigation, but it wont likely derail peace talks between the the Afghan government and the militant group.Read More


Israel Demolishes Three Settler Outposts

By Haaretz

The Israeli Defense Forces demolished the illegal West Bank outpost Mitzpe Avichai near Kiryat Arba, in the early hours of Thursday morning.Read More


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