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Thousands of Troops Desert Syrian Army

By Haaretz

More than 10,000 soldiers have deserted the Syrian army, sources say, with as many as half the conscripts not reporting in the last three call-ups.Read More

Joint Chiefs: Iran Military Strike 'Executable'

By Haaretz

The United States is capable of carrying out a military strike on Iran, according to U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey.Read More

Brooklyn Lawmaker Quits Over Bribery Claim


A New York lawmaker who had strong Orthodox Jewish backing because he rejected a gay rights initiative quit after pleading guilty to charges that he funneled bribes through his gay lover.Read More

Bibi Brands 'Price Tag' Attacks Stain on Israel

By Haaretz

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak condemned violence by right-wing extremists on Tuesday, vowing to use all means to eradicate the phenomenon.Read More

Obama Sends 'Happy Hanukkah' Message


President Obama wished Jews a joyous Chanukah.Read More

Leader of South Sudan Visits Israel


The president of the new country of South Sudan arrived in Israel for a short working visit during which the possibility of repatriating Sudanese infiltrators to the country set to be discussed.Read More

Maynard Wishner, Former AJC President, Dies at 88


Maynard Wishner, a past national president of the American Jewish Committee who also headed other Jewish groups, has died.Read More

Ron Paul Disavows Namesake Anti-Israel Newsletter

By Forward Staff

With support for Rep. Ron Paul growing in the early caucus state of Iowa, a report is calling new attention Paul’s connection to a newsletter that called Israel an “aggressive, national socialist state,” and suggested that the Mossad was responsible for the 1993 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.Read More

British Lawmaker Fired Over Nazi-Themed Party


A British lawmaker was fired from his job working for a senior Conservative Party minister after attending a Nazi-themed party.Read More

N. Korean's Death Could Spark Iran Rift

By Haaretz

Now that North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has died, there’s no guarantee a new leadership will continue its longstanding alliance with renegade regimes in Iran or Syria.Read More

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