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Russian Lawmaker: No Free Transit for Survivors

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A local Russian lawmaker from President Vladimir Putin’s ruling party reportedly opposed making public transportation free for Holocaust survivors.Read More


Sandy Levels Social Barrier on Jersey Shore

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Asbury Park and Bay Head are two towns on opposite ends of the Jersey Shore’s socio-economic spectrum - one with many poor people, the other with professionals in lucrative Wall Street careers. Superstorm Sandy has swept away many of the differences between the two.Read More


Limmud Holds Conference for Former Yugoslavia

Limmud opened its first-ever Jewish identity conference in Macedonia, drawing participants from other former Yugoslavian countries.Read More


Peres Praises Abbas' 'Courageous' Concession

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Israeli President Shimon Peres hailed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as a courageous partner for peace on Saturday after the Palestinian leader made clear his support for a two-state solution to the decades old conflict with Israel.Read More


French Family Attacked in Parking Spot Dispute

By JTA

French police have arrested two men accused of assaulting members of a Jewish family in the family’s home in Nice in a dispute over a parking space.Read More


Aussie Chabad Turf War Heads to Religious Court

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A rabbinical court in New York will determine the fate of a controversial Chabad rabbi in Melbourne who has been dismissed from his post amid allegations of improper conduct.Read More


Israel Virtually Stops African Immigration

By Reuters

Israel has stopped the unapproved influx of African migrants across its border with Egypt, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday after months of intensive counter-measures on the once porous desert frontier.Read More


Bibi Skeptical on 'Right of Return' Concession

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voiced scepticism on Sunday at an apparent concession from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on a major sticking point in any future peace negotiations.Read More


Syrian Tanks Enter Golan Amid Chaos

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Three Syrian tanks entered the demilitarised zone in the Golan Heights between Israel and Syria on Saturday, an Israeli military spokeswoman said.Read More


Rahm Emanuel Clashes With Teachers Again

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is headed for another clash in coming months with unionized teachers over whether to close dozens of schools, after a bitter teachers strike temporarily shut down the nation’s third largest public school district in September.Read More





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