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Report: Alleged Dubai Assassins Came to U.S.

By JTA

At least two of the alleged assassins involved in the killing of a top Hamas leader in Dubai entered the United States after the murder, The Washington Post reported.Read More


Palestinians Riot in Jerusalem

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Israeli police entered the Temple Mount compound after Palestinians began throwing stones during rioting in Jerusalem’s Old City.Read More


'Snooki' and 'Mr. Big' Unhurt After Incident at Star-Studded Purim Bash

By Haaretz Service

Shards of falling glass ruined a New York Purim party attended by some 300 guests, including Sex and the City actor Chris Noth and Jersey Shore cast members Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Vinny Guadagnino, the New York Post reported Sunday.Read More


Hamas Leader Resigns Over Handling of Shalit Talks

By Amos Harel and Avi Issacharoff (Haaretz)

Internal strife within Hamas over a deal for a prisoner swap with Israel has led to the resignation of Mahmoud A-Zahar, a senior member of the negotiating team, Haaretz learned on Friday.Read More


Jewish Author's Estate Accuses Harry Potter's Rowling of Plagiarism

By Dan Goldberg (JTA)

It could be the script for a best-selling novel or a blockbuster film. Instead it’s the real story of the estate of a bankrupt Jewish author who died in London more than a decade ago and now is now at the center of a “billion-dollar” copyright case against J.K. Rowling, the multimillionaire author of “Harry Potter” fame.Read More


Civil Marriage Bill Fails in Israel

By JTA

A bill that allows civil marriage in Israel to couples who could not be married by the rabbinate failed by a large margin in its initial reading.Read More


Haaretz: Son of Hamas Founder Worked for Shin Bet

By Avi Issacharoff (Haaretz)

The son of a leading Hamas figure, who famously converted to Christianity, served for over a decade as the Shin Bet security service’s most valuable source in the militant organization’s leadership, Haaretz has learned.Read More


Dubai Names 15 New Suspects in Hit on Hamas Chief

By Haaretz Service

Dubai has identified 15 new suspects in the assassination last month of a Hamas official at a luxury hotel, bringing the total number of people believed involved in the death to 26, officials said on Wednesday.Read More


Jewish Ice Dancer Wins Olympic Silver

By JTA

Jewish ice dancer Charlie White took a silver medal at the Winter Olympics.Read More


Al Gore Invests in Israeli Cleantech Start-Up

By JTA

U.S. Vice President Al Gore has invested in an Israeli start-up company with technology that promotes safe driving.Read More





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