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President Barack Obama Visits Raoul Wallenberg Memorial in Sweden


President Obama examined artifacts from the life of Raoul Wallenberg and wished Jews worldwide a “shanah tovah” during a tour of Stockholm’s Great Synagogue.Read More

Women of Wall Leader Anat Hoffman Named Haaretz's Person of Year

By Haaretz

Anat Hoffman, chairwoman of Women of the Wall, is the clear winner of Haaretz’s Person of the Year poll conducted over the past week on Haaretz’s Facebook page in English.Read More

Tel Aviv Won't Fine Open-on-Sabbath Businesses


Tel Aviv told the Israeli Supreme Court that it will not fine businesses that have until now opened on Shabbat as it works to change a city bylaw that bans business from opening on the Jewish Sabbath.Read More

Ariel Sharon Undergoes Surgery for Feeding Tube


Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon had successful surgery to insert a feeding tube.Read More

Netayahu Calls Israel a Beacon for World Jewry


Benjamin Netanyahu said that Jewish communities around the world will continue to stand by Israel and said that “Israel will continue to be there for the Jewish people everywhere,” in a Rosh Hashanah message.Read More

South Africa University Hit by Anti-Israel Protest

By Geoff Sifrin (Haaretz)

A proud bastion of anti-apartheid, Wits University, found itself the target last week after the Johannesburg school hosted an Israeli jazz quartet - triggering a round of protests by anti-Israel activists.Read More

Maccabi Australia To Probe Abuse Scandal


Maccabi Australia will conduct an independent review of its handling of a child sex abuse scandal that resulted in a former basketball coach being jailed last month for eight years.Read More

Rahm Emanuel Plays Hero After Cyclist Hit By Truck

By Reuters

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday came to the aid of a bicyclist struck by a truck and stayed with her until an ambulance arrived.Read More

AIPAC and Other Jewish Groups Back Strike on Syria

By Reuters

Three influential pro-Israel groups urged U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday to authorize President Barack Obama to launch an attack on Syria, signaling a stepped-up lobbying effort for American military action.Read More

Dutch City Unveils Memorial to Helga Deen, Jewish Holocaust Victim


The Jewish community of Tilburg in the Netherlands unveiled a statue commemorating Helga Deen, a teenage Jewish diarist who died in a concentration camp 70 years ago.Read More

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