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Iran Protests Olympics Logo, Saying It Spells 'Zion'

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Iran is protesting the logo for the 2012 Olympic Games, saying it spells the word “Zion.”Read More


ADL: Charlie Sheen's Rant 'Borderline Anti-Semitism'

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Actor Charlie Sheen’s rant against the executive producer of his hit TV sitcom is “borderline anti-Semitism,” the Anti-Defamation League’s Abraham Foxman said.Read More


Bibi: Israel Can't Ignore World Pressure on Settlements

By Jonathan Lis (Haaretz Service)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that Israel could not ignore growing international pressure over construction in the West Bank, but said that the government would preserve ongoing settlement activity to the best of its ability.Read More


Barak: Syria Ready To Consider Peace Deal With Israel

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Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Monday that Syrian President Bashar Assad is prepared to consider a peace agreement with Israel.Read More


Jewish Talent Shines at the 2011 Oscars

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A minyan of Jewish talent garnered coveted Oscar statuettes during the 2011 Academy Award ceremony.Read More


Cuba Sets Trial Date for American Alan Gross

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U.S. government contractor Alan Gross, whom the State Department says was in Cuba to assist Cuban Jews, will go on trial in Cuba next month on charges of acts against the state.Read More


Israeli Backpacker Among Dead in Earthquake that Rocked New Zealand

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An Israeli backpacker is believed to be among the 65 people killed in the earthquake that shook New Zealand, and the destruction in Christchurch on the country’s South Island included the city’s Chabad house.Read More


American Rabbis Protest Israel's Conversion Policy

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Dozens of North American Orthodox rabbis protested to Israel’s Interior Ministry following reports that converts under Orthodox auspices are being denied the right to immigrate.Read More


Shapiro Reportedly To be Named U.S. Envoy to Israel

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Top White House Middle East adviser Dan Shapiro is reportedly set to be tapped to serve as the U.S. ambassador to Israel.Read More


Reconstructionist Judaism Bodies To Merge

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The two organizational arms of the Reconstructionist movement are set to merge.Read More





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