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Limbaugh Praised by Jewish Groups

By JTA

Jewish groups praised Rush Limbaugh for his “outspoken support for Israel” after his controversial remarks on Jews and the banking industry.Read More


Israeli and Jewish-Themed Films Nominated for Oscars

By JTA

“Inglourious Basterds” won nominations for best picture, directing and writing, best supporting actor, and best cinematography. The two other Jewish-themed pictures that received best picture nominations – “An Education,” from Britain, and “A Serious Man” – have won high critical acclaim for their artistry, but also a few lemons for perceived gratuitous anti-Semitism.Read More


Hamas: Bibi at Fault for Failed Shalit Negotiations

By Haaretz Service

Prisoner swap negotiations over the release of abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit have collapsed due to policies set by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Hamas official Mahmoud Zahar said Tuesday in an interview with the BBC.Read More


Seven Scientists Awarded Israel-Based Wolf Prizes

By JTA

Seven renowned scientists are the winners of the prestigious Wolf Prizes.Read More


Bank of Israel Chief: Peace Could Boost Economy

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer said Sunday that the country could expect an economic growth in the range of 7 percent should a peace agreement be signed with the Palestinians.Read More


Islamic Jihad Claims Responsibility for Explosives Found on Israeli Beaches

By Yanir Yagna and Jack Khoury (Haaretz)

Two large explosive charges contained in a barrel was discovered on beaches of Ashkelon, Ashdod.Read More


Hamas Blames Israel for Commander's Death

By JTA

Hamas blamed Israel for the assassination of a top Hamas commander in a Dubai hotel room.Read More


Israel Rebuts Goldstone Report, Blasts 'Misrepresentations' of Its Inquiry

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Israel hit back Friday at claims by a United Nations report on its Gaza offensive last winter, charging in a written response submitted to the UN that the so-called Goldstone report was inaccurate, as Israel had abided by rules of war in investigating claims of war crimes.Read More


Senate Passes Comprehensive Iran Sanctions Bill

By Ron Kampeas (JTA)

The U.S. Senate passed a comprehensive Iran sanctions bill.Read More


Howard Zinn, American Jewish Historian, Dies at 87

By JTA

Howard Zinn, an American Jewish historian who wrote the “People’s History of the United States,” has died.Read More


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