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Israel Rejects Proposed $1B Arab Fund for Jerusalem

By Reuters

Qatar proposed on Tuesday the creation of a $1 billion Arab fund for East Jerusalem, which Palestinians say should be the capital of an independent state under any peace deal with Israel.Read More


Henrique Capriles, Venezuela's 'Rock Star' With Jewish Roots, Fights Uphill Campaign

By Reuters

Emerging from his bus, Venezuela’s opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles is engulfed by frenzied female supporters who push past bodyguards to hug, kiss and photograph their idol.Read More


Jewish Hedge Fund King Steven Cohen Buys Famed Picasso Painting for $155M

By Reuters

Hedge fund manager Steven A. Cohen has bought a famous Picasso painting from casino mogul Steve Wynn for a record price, according to a report in the New York Post on Tuesday.Read More


Israel To Pay Turkey Millions in Compensation for Botched Gaza Flotilla Raid

By Zvi Barel (Haaretz)

In the wake of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s apology Friday to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan over the deaths of nine Turkish activists aboard the 2010 Gaza flotilla, the two countries have set the wheels in motion to pay compensation over the deaths, with Israel set to pay out as much as tens of millions of dollars, according to sources in Turkey.Read More


New York Mulls $5.8M School Bus Bill To Drop Yeshiva Students at Door

By Forward Staff

A $5.8 million proposal being pushed by some Brooklyn lawmakers would order New York school busses to drop yeshiva students much closer to their homes, a new report said.Read More


Australia Demands Answers on Prisoner X Mossad Spy Case From Israel

By Haaretz

Australia’s Foreign Minister Bob Carr on Monday called for a full explanation from Israel on the circumstances leading up to the death of Australian-born alleged Mossad agent Ben Zygier, known as Prisoner X, in an Israeli prison in 2010.Read More


Fallen Tycoon Boris Berezovsky Died From Hanging, Coroner Says

By Reuters

Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky, whose body was found in the locked bathroom of his luxury mansion near London over the weekend, died by hanging, British police said on Monday.Read More


Obama Passover at White House Will Include Sara Netanyahu's Seder Plate

By Reuters

President Barack Obama will mark the Jewish Passover with a White House Seder on Monday, part of a personal tradition he began during his 2008 presidential campaign, a spokesman said.Read More


Helen Kutsher, Face of Famed Borscht Belt Resort, Dies at 89

By JTA

Helen Kutsher, the face of her family-owned resort in the Catskill Mountains for decades, has died.Read More


Anthony Lewis, Retired New York Times Columnist, Dies at 85

By Reuters

Anthony Lewis, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the New York Times, has reportedly died. He was 85.Read More


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