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Jerusalem Candidate Vows To Quiet Mosques

By Nir Hasson (Haaretz)

Right-wing activist Aryeh King is playing the race card in his campaign for Jerusalem city council, promising to clean the capital’s parks of Arabs and lower the volume on mosques.Read More


Jewish Writer Removed From Russian TV After Defending Gay Rights

By Haaretz/Allison Kaplan Sommer

Reporter James Kirchik’s appearance on a Russian TV channel was cut short Wednesday, when instead of answering a question on Bradley Manning and Wikileaks, he spoke about Russia’s anti-gay legislation, The Washington Free Beacon website has reported.Read More


Palestinians May Turn to International Bodies To Prevent Settlement Expansion

By JTA

The Palestinians could turn to international bodies to prevent Israel from expanding settlements in the West Bank and Jerusalem, a senior Palestinian leader said.Read More


JP Morgan Isn't Really Similar to Nazis, Bloomberg News Report Finds

By Seth Berkman

A Bloomberg News article that compared a bank deal gone sour to the Nazis destruction of an Italian town during World War II went “too far,” according to a recent review of the incident.Read More


Israel Health Clinic Warn Women Wearing Slutty Religious Clothes to Stay Away

By Haaretz/Allison Kaplan Sommer

Warning signs have been posted on the building of two major health clinics in an ultra-Orthodox Beit Shemesh neighborhood, telling women who are dressed immodestly to stay away.Read More


Bar Refaeli Takes on Roger Waters in Israel Boycott Showdown

By Haaretz/Allison Kaplan Sommer

It’s not every day that a supermodel takes on a rock legend. But Bar Refaeli laid down a challenge to Roger Waters after the veteran musician published an open letter to his colleagues urging them to boycott Israel.Read More


Yemeni Family Airlifted Into Israel Last Week Gets a Taste of the Holy Land

By Haaretz/Judy Maltz

Among the few prized possessions the last remaining Jews of Yemen lugged along on their secret flight to Israel last week was a snazzy-looking tabun for baking flatbreads. This particular oven is made of metal, rather than the traditional clay, and has instructions printed in Arabic on its exterior.Read More


A New Tel Aviv Holocaust Monument Will Honor Gays Persecuted By Nazis

By JTA

A monument to gays persecuted by the Nazis will be built in Tel Aviv.Read More


Egyptian Court Orders the Release of Hosni Mubarak

By Reuters

Deposed Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak will leave jail as early as Thursday after a court ruling that jolted a divided nation already in turmoil seven weeks after the army toppled Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.Read More


Hamas Urges Egypt To Reopen Gaza Border With Sinai

By Reuters

Palestinian Islamist group Hamas urged Egypt on Wednesday to reopen the border crossing with the Gaza Strip that was closed after a suspected militant attack on Egyptian policemen near the frontier earlier this week.Read More


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