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Ehud Barak Says Syria Strike Shows Israel Is Serious

Defence Minister Ehud Barak said on Sunday an attack on a Syrian arms complex showed Israel was serious about preventing the flow of heavy weapons into Lebanon, appearing to acknowledge for the first time that Israel carried out the strike.Read More


Hungary Jews Flee to Austria Amid Upsurge of Anti-Semitism

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Anti-Semitism in Hungary is causing an influx of Jewish immigrants to Austria, the head of Vienna’s Jewish community reportedly said.Read More


Art Modell, Late Jewish Owner of Ravens, Falls Short in Hall of Fame Vote

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Art Modell, the late owner of the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens, was eliminated in the first round of voting for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.Read More


Chuck Hagel Wins Backing After Rocky Senate Confirmation Hearing

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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, the top Senate Democrat and the top U.S. military officer rallied behind Chuck Hagel on Sunday after President Barack Obama’s choice for Pentagon chief endured a rocky confirmation hearing, with Panetta faulting critics for wielding their “political knives.”Read More


Former President Bill Clinton Leads Dignitaries at Ed Koch Funeral

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Bill Clinton will be there to tell Ed Koch one last time that he did just fine.Read More


Argentine Jews Tap Expert as Bombing Panel Advisor

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A former International Criminal Court prosecutor is the new advisor for the Argentinean Jewish community on the truth commission formed with Iran.Read More


Kosher at the Super Bowl? You're Covered!

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Jewish Super Bowl attendees will be able to find kosher food in the Superdome.Read More


Iran Threat Is Paramount For New Israeli Government, Says Netanyahu

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday took on the job of forming a new government and said its most important task would be to ensure that Iran does not gain nuclear arms.Read More


Bibi Formally Asked To Form Israel Government

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Israeli President Shimon Peres on Saturday formally asked incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form a new governing coalition following the Jan. 22 general election.Read More


Biden Raises Possibility of Direct U.S.-Iran Talks

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The United States is ready to hold direct talks with Iran if it is serious about negotiations, Vice President Joe Biden said on Saturday, backing bilateral contacts that many see as crucial to easing an international dispute over Tehran’s nuclear programme.Read More





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