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2,000-Year-Old Jobar Syrian Synagogue in Damascus Burned and Looted

By JTA

The 2,000-year-old Jobar Synagogue in the Syrian capital of Damascus was looted and burned to the ground.Read More


Israel Natural Gas Starts Flowing on Sabbath From Mediterranean Field

By Yair Ettinger (Haaretz)

President Shimon Peres said Sunday that it was a mistake to begin the flow of natural gas from the Tamar gas field to Israel on a Saturday.Read More


Tough To Prove Hedge Fund Titan Michael Steinberg Broke Insider Trading Law

By Reuters

To win a guilty verdict against one of hedge fund titan Steven A Cohen’s most senior portfolio managers, U.S. prosecutors face a tough task: convincing a jury that a man who already admitted to breaking the law is telling the truth on the witness stand.Read More


Israel's Spy Cameras Hidden in Rocks Monitor Syria Civil War

By Haaretz

Israel used spying equipment it planted off the Syrian coast to monitor Russian naval movements in the Mediterranean, The Sunday Times reported.Read More


'Jon Stewart of Egypt' Quizzed Over Dissent From Mohammed Morsi Islamist Regime

By Reuters

Egyptian prosecutors questioned Egypt’s most prominent television satirist on Sunday over allegations he insulted the president and Islam, a case that has increased opposition fears of a crackdown on dissent.Read More


Canadian Students Back Boycott Israel Movement

By JTA

The largest student association in Canada passed a resolution endorsing the global boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israel.Read More


Natural Gas Starts Flowing From New Israel Tamar Field off Mediterranean Coast

By Reuters

Natural gas from the Tamar field off Israel’s Mediterranean shores began flowing on Saturday, the partners in the field said.Read More


Pope Francis and Rome Chief Rabbi Send Greetings for Easter and Passover

By JTA

Pope Francis and Rome’s Chief Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni exchanged greetings to mark Passover and Easter.Read More


El Al Helps Ultra-Orthodox Passengers Segregate Aircraft by Gender

By Mordechai Twersky (Haaretz)

El Al passengers are noting a recent phenomenon involving clusters of ultra-Orthodox men approaching female passengers prior to take-off and requesting to switch seats, according to El Al customers and tour operators.Read More


Palestinians Stage Protests To Mark 'Land Day'

By Reuters

Palestinians protested in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip on Saturday and a few were lightly hurt in clashes with Israeli soldiers on the 37th anniversary of a landmark event for Israel’s Arab minority.Read More


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