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Tzipi Livni Vows Israel Will Make Dramatic Concessions for Peace

By Reuters

U.S.-brokered peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians will result in dramatic Israeli decisions, the chief Israeli negotiator predicted on Tuesday.Read More


Egyptian Jewish Leader Magda Haroun Backs Push Against Islamists

By Ben Sales

The leader of Egypt’s tiny Jewish community backs the campaign to quell the Muslim Brotherhood. Magda Haroun calls the crackdown the dawn of a ‘new era’ of secularism.Read More


Turkey Accuses Israel of Being Behind Egypt Coup

By Reuters

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday accused Israel of being responsible for the military takeover in Egypt, saying that he has “evidence” that points to Israel’s involvement.Read More


Ethiopian School Closes as Last Jews Leave Gondar

By JTA

Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky turned over the keys to the Jewish school of Gondar, Ethiopia, to the town’s mayor.Read More


Polish Jewish Cemetery Used for Topless Photo Shoot

By JTA

Polish photographer Lukasz Szczygielski has apologized for conducting a photo shoot with a half-naked model at the Jewish cemetery in the southern Polish town of Checiny.Read More


Roger Waters Releases an Open Letter to Musicians Calling for Boycott of Israel

By JTA

British rocker Roger Waters published an open letter calling on fellow musicians to join a boycott of Israel. The letter, which condemns Israel for apartheid and ethnic cleansing, has been expected for several months, according to the Electronic Intifada, which first reported on its existence.Read More


Elena Kagan Calls Jewish Identity 'No Less American'

By JTA

Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan said at the annual reading of George Washington’s letter on religious liberty that she never felt like she was “less of an American” because of her Judaism.Read More


Palestinian Hacker Posts Illegally on Zuckerberg's Facebook Page

By JTA

A Palestinian hacker posted a message on Facebook founder Marc Zuckerberg’s wall to show there is a bug in the social network’s security settings.Read More


Ryan Braun Blames Anti-Semite for Positive Drug Test

By JTA

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun during his appeal of a drug suspension in 2012 told players on opposing teams that the collector of his urine sample was an anti-Semite — and a Cubs fan.Read More


Outgoing Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks Says British Multiculturalism Is Dead

By Anshel Pfeffer (Haaretz)

The outgoing chief rabbi of Great Britain, Lord Jonathan Sacks, criticized the British government in an interview with The Times on Monday, saying that Prime Minister David Cameron and his ministers have not done enough to encourage the institution of marriage, and also saying that multiculturalism has “had its day.”Read More


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