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Serena Williams Hangs Out in Israel

By JTA

American tennis champion Serena Williams is visiting Israel for a few days.Read More


Israel Weighs Punishment for Statehood Bid

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Senior members of Israel’s cabinet on Tuesday weighed punitive steps that could be taken against the Palestinians if they pursue a campaign to upgrade their status to “observer state” at the United Nations this month.Read More


East Jerusalem Hospitals Face Cash Crisis

By Reuters

Six hospitals in East Jerusalem face a financial crisis because the aid-dependent Palestinian Authority has been unable to meet payments for their services, jeopardizing the healthcare of thousands of West Bank patients.Read More


Israel OK's Immigration of Tribe From India

By JTA

Israel’s government approved the immigration of the Bnei Menashe, an Indian tribe that claims Jewish ancestry.Read More


Finally! Voters Go to Polls as Election Day Dawns

By Reuters

Americans started to vote in a presidential election on Tuesday with polls showing President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney neck-and-neck in a race that will be decided in a handful of states.Read More


Israel Plans 1,200 New Settlement Homes

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Israel has announced plans to press ahead with construction of 1,213 homes on annexed West Bank land, defying international opposition to its settlement policies.Read More


Berlin Jews Hold Drive for Sandy-Hit Kin

By JTA

A member of Berlin’s Jewish community with family in hard-hit Staten Island, N.Y. has started a clothing drive for those affected by superstorm Sandy.Read More


Elie Wiesel and Obama Will Co-Author Book

By JTA

Elie Wiesel and President Obama are writing a book together, the Holocaust survivor and author told an Israeli newspaper.Read More


Iran's Nuclear Slowdown Puts Off War For Now

By Reuters

A slowdown in Iran’s accumulation of its most sensitive nuclear material may have helped put off the threat of a new Middle East war for now, but Tehran’s expanding uranium-enrichment capacity suggests any relief could be short-lived.Read More


Final Push To Rally Jewish Voters

By JTA

In the final days of a bitterly contested election, little that is sacred has not been put to use, especially in the crucial swing states of Florida, Ohio and Virginia.Read More





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