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Israel Files Complaint to U.N. Over Gaza Rocket Attacks

Israel has filed a complaint in the United Nations over rocket attacks from Gaza.Read More


Bibi: Violence Against Minorities Won't Be Tolerated

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has urged Israeli citizens to refrain from taking the law into their own hands against minorities and migrant workers, in a clip released Wednesday on his bureau’s YouTube channel.Read More


Federations To Give $2.4 Mil in Fire Aid to Israel

By JTA

The Jewish Federations of North America said the federation system will distribute $2.4 million to help Israel recover from the Carmel Mountain fire.Read More


Seattle Buses To Carry 'Israeli War Crimes' Ads

By JTA

Buses in downtown Seattle will carry advertisements about “Israeli war crimes” to mark the second year since the Gaza war.Read More


In Effort To Restart Talks, Senior U.S. Officials Arrive in Mideast

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Two senior Washington officials arrived in Israel on Sunday for talks in Ramallah and Jerusalem aimed at reviving the peace process.Read More


Jewish Groups Praise Senate's Move To Repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

By Ron Kampeas (JTA)

Jewish groups praised the U.S. Senate’s passage of a law allowing gays to serve openly in the military and lamented its failure to legalize undocumented migrants who arrived as minors.Read More


Picower Estate To Return $7 Billion 'Earned' in Madoff Scam

By Jacob Berkman (JTA)

The estate of one of the largest beneficiaries of Bernard Madoff’s multibillion dollar Ponzi scheme, Jeffrey Picower, has agreed to return $7 billion to Madoff’s victims.Read More


Winona Ryder: Mel Gibson Has Been Making Anti-Semitic Remarks for Years

Actor Mel Gibson made “anti-Semitic and homophobic” remarks long before he was caught on tape making those kind of comments, actress Winona Ryder said.Read More


In Knesset, Military Conversion Bill Passes Preliminary Reading

By JTA

A bill that would validate conversions to Judaism through Israel’s military rabbinate passed a preliminary reading in the Knesset.Read More


Richard Holbrooke, Veteran Diplomat With Jewish Roots, Is Dead

By JTA

Richard Holbrooke, the legendary U.S. diplomat who brokered a Balkan peace and who enjoyed talking about his Jewish roots, has died.Read More





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