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Jewish Ice Dancer Wins Olympic Silver

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


Al Gore Invests in Israeli Cleantech Start-Up

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


More E.U. Passports Tied to Dubai Hit

By Barak Ravid and Danna Harman (Haaretz)

The United Arab Emirates has identified four more European passport-holders suspected in the Dubai killing of a Hamas commander last month, a source in the UAE familiar with the investigation said Tuesday.Read More


Mossad Head Seen as Key in Campaign Against Iran

By Leslie Susser (JTA)

Israel has not claimed responsibility for the assassination in Dubai of top Hamas arms smuggler Mahmoud Mabhouh, but the killing is raising questions about whether it will compromise Israel’s effort to stop Iran from obtaining the bomb.Read More


Israel Removes Right-Wing Activists From Jericho Shul

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Security forces evacuated right-wing activists from a synagogue in Jericho.Read More


British Newspaper: Bibi Okayed Dubai Hit

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with members of a Mossad hit squad and approved their mission to kill a top Hamas official, a British newspaper reported.Read More


Israel To Investigate Sex Abuse Allegations Against Religious-Zionist Rabbi Mordechai Elon

By Tomer Zarchin, Yair Ettinger (Haaretz) and Jonathan Lis

The attorney general yesterday instructed police to examine the sexual abuse allegations raised earlier this week against the prominent religious-Zionist Rabbi Mordechai Elon.Read More


Bil'in Protesters Dismantle Section of Security Barrier

By Anshel Pfeffer (Haaretz)

Demonstrators participating in rally protesting the Israel’s West Bank separation fence dismantled a section of the barrier on Friday, during a rally marking five years since the beginning of the Bil’in protests.Read More


After Dubai Hit, Israel Meets With Britain, Ireland Over Fake Passports

By JTA

Israel’s ambassadors to Britain and Ireland were called in to meet with Foreign Ministry officials of each county over the use of fake passports by a hit squad believed to be from the Mossad.Read More


JCPA Likely To Support Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Rule in U.S. Military

By JTA

A group of national and local Jewish leaders that will convene later in February in Dallas is likely to adopt a resolution that calls for the repeal of the U.S. military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy regarding gay and lesbian soldiers.Read More





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