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Exiled Libyan Jew Forced to Leave Again

By JTA

A Libyan Jewish exile attempting to restore Tripoli’s main synagogue will leave the country following angry protests.Read More


N.J. School Receives $17 Million Gift

By JTA

The Golda Och Academy in West Orange, N.J., has received a $17.2 million donation from the estate of philanthropist Eric F. Ross.Read More


Paul McCartney Is Wed After Going to Shul

By JTA

Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney reportedly spent the night before his wedding at Yom Kippur services.Read More


Lulav Smuggling Abounds Ahead of Sukkot

By Haaretz

Thousands of palm fronds have been smuggled from Egypt and have made their way to Israel and the United States, veteran palm frond traders said Monday, despite the Egyptian ban on their export ahead of the upcoming Sukkot holiday.Read More


GOP Lawmakers to Visit Israel

By JTA

Seven Republican U.S. congressmen have accepted an invitation from World Likud chairman Danny Danon to visit Israel this month.Read More


Second Suspected Arrested in Mosque Torching

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A second suspect was arrested in connection with the burning of a mosque in a Bedouin-Arab town in northern Israel.Read More


Jaffa Calm After Anti-Arab Vandals Strike Cemetery

By Haaretz

Jaffa was quiet on Sunday following a tense weekend in which vandals spray-painted slogans such as “Death to Arabs” in two cemeteries - one Muslim and one Christian - and hurled a Molotov cocktail at a synagogue.Read More


Israeli Cabinet Approves Measures to Ease Social Woes

By JTA

The Israeli Cabinet approved the Trajtenberg report, which proposes solutions to Israel’s socioeconomic problems.Read More


Bibi Slams Desecration of Non-Jewish Cemeteries

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday decried the desecration of graves in Christian and Muslim cemeteries in Jaffa during Yom Kippur, saying that Israel is “not willing to tolerate vandalism, especially not the kind that would offend religious sensibilities.”

“Israel shows tolerance for religious sentiments and a desire for peaceful coexistence without violence, but will show no tolerance for those who oppose it”, said Netanyahu during a cabinet meeting.

Netanyahu’s words came after both a Muslim and Christian cemetery were vandalized by graffiti that said “Death to the Arabs”, and “price tag”. Headstones were smashed and racist slogans were spray-painted on graves.

The incident occurred less than a week after a mosque was torched, also by alleged Jewish extremists, in northern Israel.

About 200 Arabs and Jews gathered in Jaffa on Saturday night to protest the desecration at the cemetery and calling for an end to violence and racism. At one point during the demonstration, a Molotov cocktail was thrown at the roof of Rabbi Meir Ba’al Hanes synagogue in Jaffa. The building was empty at the time and there were no reports of casualties. Firefighters, police and medical teams were rushed to the scene.

Israel Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino said the attacks on the cemeteries were a serious matter, and pledged that the police will do all they can “in order to ensure that situations such as this one end in indictments.”Read More


Romney Vows To Build Closer Ties to Israel

By JTA

Mitt Romney said he would increase defense assistance to Israel, raise the U.S. military profile near Iran and recognize Israel as a Jewish state.Read More


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