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Smoking Rate Drops Fast in Israel

By Dan Even (Haaretz)

The number of smokers in Israel is continuing to decline, according to a Health Ministry studyRead More


Israel Bill Would Put Judaism Above Democracy

By Jonathan Lis (Haaretz)

An Israeli lawmaker on Monday submitted a highly controversial proposal that would make Judaism superior to democracy in the State of Israel, amending a previous bill that was tossed by the Knesset before the last general election.Read More


Angelina Jolie's Aunt Dies of Breast Cancer — Had 'Jewish' Gene Mutation

By Forward Staff

Angelina Jolie’s aunt died of breast cancer Sunday, just two weeks after the Hollywood superstar revealed she’s had a double mastectomy to avoid the dreaded disease.Read More


Rocket Fired at Northern Israel From Lebanon

By Reuters

A rocket was fired from south Lebanon towards Israel on Sunday, Lebanese security sources said, and residents of a northern Israeli town reported hearing a blast.Read More


Kerry Pleads for Solution To End 'Perpetual War'

By Haaretz

Secretary of State John Kerry urged Israel and the Palestinians to reach a political settlement, warning that the absence of peace would result in “perpetual war.”Read More


Electric Car Company Better Place Files for Israel Bankruptcy

By JTA

The electric car company Better Place, which had pledged to erect electric car charging stations throughout Israel, has filed for bankruptcy in an Israeli court.Read More


Roger Cukierman Voted Head of French Jewish Group

By JTA

Roger Cukierman has been elected the head of the Representative Council of Jewish Institutions in France, or CRIF.Read More


Despite Repression, Hamas Survives in Shadows of Palestinian-Run West Bank

By Reuters

The ruling Fatah movement uses strongarm tactics to bar its Islamist militant rivals Hamas from public life in the West Bank.Read More


For Israel, Syria Strikes Hone Strategy for Iran

By Reuters

When Israeli jets bomb Syria to deny it or its allies “game-changer” weapons, they play according to one core rule: ensuring the Jewish state maintains the military superiority to swiftly prevail in any war.Read More


Brooklyn Mom's Nutella Ice Cream Crusade Fails by 2 Votes

By Forward Staff

A Brooklyn mother’s crusade to keep her daughter’s beloved banana and Nutella-flavored ice cream on the menu at her local parlor fell just short.Read More


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