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Barack Obama Says Too Many Israelis Ready To Dump Peace Bid

By Reuters

President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that too many Israelis were ready to abandon a bid for peace in the region and, in a departure from his prepared remarks, added that this was something Israelis should think about.Read More


Israel Boosts Defense Spending by 10%

By Reuters

Israel will increase its 2015 defense budget by 6 billion shekels ($1.6 billion) or more than 10 percent to 57 billion shekels, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said on Wednesday.Read More


Barack Obama All But Ignores Iran 'Threat' in United Nations Speech

By JTA

President Obama devoted the bulk of his U.N. speech to the fight violent Islamic extremism and all but ignored the subject of Iran’s nuclear program.Read More


Barack Obama Says 'Shana Tova' to Jewish World

By JTA

President Obama in Jewish New Year greetings spoke of a challenging past year and new hope.Read More


Benjamin Netanyahu Lauds Sacrifice for Israel in Rosh Hashanah Message

By JTA

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel in Rosh Hashanah greetings spoke of the painful year that passed and pledged his nation’s support to Diaspora Jews dealing with virulent anti-Semitism.Read More


Mississippi Rabbi Ordered To Leave Restaurant in 'Jew Size' Flap

By JTA

A rabbi in Jackson, Miss. said he was thrown out of a local restaurant due to his religion.Read More


Anti-Semitism Drives 28% Jump in Aliyah

By Ben Sales

Aliyah to Israel jumped 28 percent in the past Jewish year, according to the Jewish Agency for Israel, for a total of 24,800 — the highest figure in five years.Read More


Hasidic Pilgrims Fined $15K for Ukraine Tent City

By JTA

The Jewish community of Uman paid the city approximately $15,000 in fines for erecting an unlicensed tent city for holiday pilgrims.Read More


Yad Vashem Among World's Top 10 Museum

By JTA

Israel’s Holocaust museum and memorial, Yad Vashem, was ranked by the website TripAdvisor as one of the top ten museums in the world.Read More


French Jews Move Toward National Front as Right Pushes Fight on 'Islamization'

By Cnaan Liphshiz

From the window of his Paris home, Michel Ciardi can see into the waiting room of a government welfare agency where a predominantly Arab and African crowd awaits government checks.Read More


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