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Strange AIPAC Link to Government Wiretap of Fox News' James Rosen

By JTA

Communications since then have evolved quite a bit. Yet the law’s most controversial statute — targeting those who receive defense information, including reporters and lobbyists — persists.Read More


Australian Jewish Man Saves Dying Stranger With Stem Cell Donation

By JTA

The stem cells of an Australian Jewish man are a perfect match for a critically ill Jew who is believed to be dying from a rare blood disorder.Read More


Oldest Torah Scroll Unearthed in Italy Library

By JTA

What is being described as the oldest Torah scroll known to exist has been discovered in the library of the University of Bologna.Read More


Radical 'Price Tag' Settlers Damage 14 Palestinian Cars

By Reuters

Fourteen Palestinian vehicles were vandalised on Wednesday in the occupied West Bank and Arab East Jerusalem in what appeared to be attacks by militant Israeli settlers following the killing of one of their own last month.Read More


Israel Reaches Deal to End Ultra-Orthodox Draft Exemption

By Reuters

Israel clinched a deal on Wednesday to abolish wholesale exemptions from military service for Jewish seminary students, ended a brief crisis that divided the ruling coalition parties.Read More


Chicago Chabad Rabbi Arrested for Sexually Assaulting 15-Year-Old Boy

By JTA

Chicago Rabbi Larry Dudovitz was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy in 2006.Read More


Germany Agrees to Pay $1B for Home Care for Holocaust Survivors

By JTA

The German government agreed to significantly expand its funding of home care for infirm Holocaust survivors and relax eligibility criteria for restitution programs to include Jews who spent time in so-called open ghettos.Read More


Medical Marijuana Debate Heats Up in Israel

By Dan Even and Ronny Linder-Ganz (Haaretz)

The debate over medical marijuana use in Israel has gained momentum in recent weeks, as evidenced by the vociferous attacks on Health Minister Yael German’s Facebook page and the protests outside her home last week, as well as the Knesset Health Committee discussion on the subject on Monday.Read More


French Students Stage 'Grossly Anti-Semitic' Play

By JTA

A French university has defended a student theater production which has been labeled “grossly anti-Semitic.Read More


Is Russian Weapons System on Way to Syria?

By Reuters

An advanced anti-aircraft system destined for Syria has not left Russia yet, but Israel will know how to act if it does, Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon said on Tuesday.Read More


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