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Bollywood Director Mira Nair Joins Culture Boycott of Israel

By Haaretz

Award-winning Indian director Mira Nair has turned down an invitation to be guest of honor at the Haifa Film Festival for political reasons, posting on her Twitter page that she would not visit Israel until “Apartheid is over.”Read More

Alaska Opens First-Ever Jewish Museum


Alaska opened its first Jewish museum with the dedication of the Esformes Jewish Campus of Alaska in Anchorage, the state’s largest city.Read More

Does John Kerry Want Peace Talks More Than Israel or Palestinians?

By Reuters

When U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Friday that Israel and the Palestinians had tentatively agreed to resume peace talks after three years, he did so standing alone as dusk fell over the Jordanian capital.Read More

Portugal Town Gets First Torah Scroll in 500 Years


For the first time in centuries, a Torah scroll will be installed in the northern Portuguese town of Trancoso, where many Jews lived before the 16th century.Read More

Israel Coalition Feuds as Peace Talks Loom

By Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s tentative agreement to revive U.S.-sponsored peace talks with the Palestinians met scepticism and scorn on Sunday from some members of his rightist coalition government, including within his own party.Read More

Benjamin Netanyahu Welcomes New Peace Talks With Palestinians

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed on Saturday the resumption of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, saying that they are “an essential strategic interest for Israel.”Read More

Borders Remain Sticking Point as Israel Talks Loom With Palestinians

By Reuters

Israel will not bow to the Palestinians’ demand on the borders of their future state before peace talks begin but will meet their request for the release of some prisoners, Israeli officials said on Saturday.Read More

Helen Thomas, Iconic White House Reporter Who Slammed Israel, Dies at 92

Helen Thomas, the White House reporter known for her sign-off, ‘Thank you, Mr. President,’ has died at 92. After a 49-year career, she retired after controversially slamming Israel.Read More

Geek Is Gone! Nate Silver To Dump New York Times for ESPN

By Forward Staff

Nate SIlver is taking his stats and going to ESPN.Read More

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner In Hot Water Over New Harassment Claim

By Reuters

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, who has resisted calls to resign over allegations he groped and made suggestive comments toward women, came under increasing pressure this week as fellow Democrats urged him to quit and as talk emerged of a recall campaign.Read More

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