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Death Toll Reaches 42 in Northern Israel Blaze

By Haaretz Service

“We can’t say that the fire is under control,” Police Commissioner Dudi Cohen told reporters on Friday evening as the largest wildfire in Israeli history continued to burn in the Carmel hills south of Haifa.Read More


Israel Fire Kills 40, A New Tragedy

By Marcy Oster (JTA)

In a country always on guard to prevent the next tragedy born of terrorism or war, an out-of-control forest fire was the culprit in a tragic bus incident that left some 40 people dead in northern Israel.Read More


Goldstone UN Implementation Committee Head Resigns

The head of a United Nations committee charged with implementing the Goldstone Report reportedly has resigned.Read More


Israel Brush Fire Kills 40, Still Burns

By JTA

At least 40 people have been killed in a massive brush fire in northern Israel.Read More


Jewish Dems Press AIPAC To Back START Treaty

By Ron Kampeas (JTA)

Top Jewish Democratic senators are pressing AIPAC to back the new START arms reduction treaty with Russia.Read More


Debate Over Hummus at Princeton Seen as Part of BDS Drive

By JTA

Princeton students are voting on whether to ask the university’s dining services to provide an alternative brand of hummus.Read More


Palestinian Author Defends His Widely Challenged Report on Western Wall

By Nathan Jeffay

The author of a controversial new Palestinian Authority report says his claim that the Western Wall is not a Jewish historic site does not constitute Palestinian propaganda but is rather an attempt to educate world Jewry.Read More


WikiLeaks: Bibi Supported Land Swap with Palestinians

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Obama administration just two weeks after elected to Knesset that he supported the idea of a land exchange and had no desire to govern Palestinian territories, according to a diplomatic cable released by the online whistleblower WikiLeaks on Sunday.Read More


Indiana U. Jewish Centers Are Targets of Attacks

By JTA

Rocks were thrown through the windows of two Jewish centers at Indiana University.Read More


Jewish Woman Appointed to Bahrain's Legislature

By JTA

A Jewish woman was appointed to Bahrain’s main legislative body.Read More





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