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ESPN Ends Sports Broadcasting to Israel

By Andrew Esensten (Haaretz)

American sports channel ESPN will cease broadcasting in Israel at the end of the month, the television network announced Monday. Israel’s cable and satellite providers, HOT and YES, confirmed the news.Read More

Israel Lawmakers Tear Clothes in Ultra-Orthodox Draft Protest

By Haaretz

Haredi lawmakers tore their clothes as a sign of mourning and held a special prayer service after the Knesset approved Yesh Atid’s draft-reform bill on its first reading by a vote of 64 to 21 on Tuesday morning.Read More

Hebrew Hammer Ryan Braun Suspended for Doping

By Reuters

Major League Baseball (MLB) has suspended former National League most valuable player Ryan Braun for the rest of the 2013 season for violating the league’s joint drug prevention and treatment program.Read More

Israel Wanted Convicted Spy Jonathan Pollard Freed in Peace Bargain

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Israel has requested the United States release Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard in return for freeing 103 Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails since before the Oslo Accords, Channel 2 reported Monday evening.Read More

New York Measles Outbreak Halted Among Orthodox

By Seth Berkman

A measles outbreak among New York’s Orthodox Jewish community has been curtailed, according to officials for the city’s department of health.Read More

Israel and Palestinians Downplay Peace Breakthrough

By Reuters

Israelis and Palestinians played down on Monday the prospects of their envoys meeting in Washington any time soon, and the White House said getting the two sides to agree a peace deal remained an “enormous challenge”.Read More

92Y Chief Sol Adler Fired Over Affair


The longtime executive director of New York’s 92nd Street Y, Sol Adler, was fired after revelations that he had a long-term affair with his assistant.Read More

Eilat, Tourist Paradise on Red Sea, in Crosshairs as Israel Ponders Terror Threat

By Reuters

An airliner full of carefree vacationers dips out of a cloudless sky on a final descent to Eilat and the desert around Israel’s toehold on the Red Sea sizzles with unseen military activity.Read More

Britain's Royal Baby Arrives at Jewish Hospital Wing


When Kate Middleton was rushed to the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital earlier today, anxious to avoid hundreds of paparazzi camping outside, she almost certainly missed the little plaque at the entrance. The memorial pays tribute to the anonymous donor “who was not unmindful of his neighbors’ needs” and who paid for the wing in 1937.Read More

'Big White Jew' Leads African Nation of Guinea-Bissau in Maccabiah

By Haaretz

Andrew G. Szabo gets asked a lot of questions about his delegation at the 2013 Maccabiah games − “Where is that?” being the main one.Read More

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