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Israeli Chemist Wins Nobel Prize

By Haaretz

Israeli scientist Daniel Shechtman has been named as the winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in chemistry, the award panel for the prestigious prize announced Wednesday. He was awarded the prize for his discovery of patterns in atoms called quasicrystals, a chemical structure that researchers previously thought was impossible.Read More


Jewish Scientists Win Nobel for Medicine

By JTA

The Nobel Prize for medicine reportedly was awarded to two Jewish scientists, Ralph Steinman and Bruce Beutler.Read More


Anti-Semitic Incidents Rise in U.S.

By JTA

The number of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States increased for the first time since 2004, according to the Anti-Defamation League’s annual audit.Read More


Supreme Court Won't Hear Holocaust Appeal

By JTA

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal by the descendants of Jews deported during World War II who want to sue a French railway in American courts.Read More


Assad Warns He'll Attack Israel if West Strikes

By Haaretz

Syria will strike Israel and “set fire” to the Middle East if foreign forces choose to launch a military strike on the protest-ridden country, Syrian President Bashar Assad said on Tuesday.Read More


Jewish Exile Forced to Leave Libya Synagogue

By JTA

A Libyan Jewish exile attempting to restore Tripoli’s main synagogue said he was forced to leave the site.Read More


Mediator Arrives in Cairo for Gilad Shalit Talks

By Haaretz

German mediator Gerhard Conrad landed in Cairo Monday for a clandestine visit of several days, during which he is slated to meet with several Egyptian officials in an attempt to restart talks regarding a prisoner exchange between Israel and Hamas, which would free captive IDF soldier Gilad Shalit in exchange for hundreds of Palestinian prisoners, according to a German news agency.Read More


Youths Clash With Police Over Mosque Arson

By Haaretz

Several dozen youths clashed with police overnight in a Bedouin village in northern Israel, hours after a local mosque was vandalized allegedly by Jewish extremists, officials said Tuesday.Read More


Calif. Governor Signs Bill Preventing Anti-Circumcision Laws

By JTA

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that prevents the state’s municipalities from banning male circumcision.Read More


Bibi Angry Over Mosque Arson Attack

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed fury Monday over the torching of a mosque in an Upper Galilee village the night before and instructed the Shin Bet chief to quickly locate those responsible.Read More


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