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Social Justice Protests Returning to Tel Aviv

By Haaretz

Almost two months after staging a huge end-of-summer demonstration in Tel Aviv, the social protesters will be returning to the streets Saturday night.Read More

Israeli Prof Charged Over Facebook Status

By Haaretz

Deputy State Prosecutor Shai Nitzan instructed the police to open a criminal investigation against Dr. Ayal Nir, a lecturer at Ben- Gurion University in Be’er Sheva, over a status on his Facebook page in which he called on the world to “break the necks of right-wing activists.”Read More

Obama Will Speak at URJ Event

By Forward Staff

President Barack Obama will speak at the Union for Reform Judaism’s biennial in December, the URJ announced.Read More

Oprah Winfrey Meets With Hasidim for Show


Oprah Winfrey visited Chasidic Jews and a mikvah in Brooklyn for a new television series.Read More

Grapel To Bibi: Prison Was Hard but Fair

By Haaretz

Ilan Grapel, an American-Israeli citizen jailed in Cairo on suspicion of espionage for over four months, met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel on Thursday after he was released. Grapel told the prime minister that he underwent difficult times in prison, but was treated fairly.Read More

Ilan Grapel Freed in Prisoner Swap


Dual American-Israeli citizen Ilan Grapel reportedly has been handed over to Israeli authorities in Egypt.Read More

Iranian Chess Player Refuses to Play Israeli

By Forward Staff

A top Iranian chess player was booted from an international tournament when he refused to play against an Israeli.Read More

U.S. Warns Israel on New Settlement Plan

By Haaretz

The United States urged Israel on Wednesday to halt a plan that would approve new construction in a contentious Jerusalem neighborhood, saying that such a move would harm U.S. efforts to thwart the Palestinian bid for statehood at the United Nations.Read More

Ruth Madoff Says Couple Tried Suicide

By Forward Staff

Ruth Madoff said in a new interview that she and her disgraced husband Bernie Madoff tried to commit suicide after his Ponzi scheme was uncovered.Read More

Dallas Federation Marks Century of Service


The Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas will mark its 100th anniversary with a citywide day of community service.Read More

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