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They're Back! Billions of Locusts Set To Go Biblical on Israel

By JTA

Billions of locusts are spreading throughout Israel’s south.Read More


Jewish Leaders Urge Hungary Crackdown on Anti-Semitic Jobbik Party

By Reuters

The World Jewish Congress urged Hungary on Tuesday to crack down on the far-right Jobbik party and called on governments in Europe to consider banning neo-Nazi parties threatening democracy and minority rights.Read More


Prisoner X Botched Mossad Plan to Recover Israeli Bodies: Report

By Reuters

An Australian emigrant and disgraced Mossad spy who died in an Israeli jail in 2010 was arrested after interfering in a secret Israeli intelligence operation to recover the bodies of soldiers killed in the 1982 Lebanon war, an Australian news report said on Tuesday.Read More


Confusion Reigns as Women Plan Monthly Prayer at Western Wall

By Yair Ettinger and Jonathan Lis (Haaretz)

Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky presented his proposal on the Women of the Wall to the Knesset Committee on the Status of Women on Tuesday.Read More


Benjamin Netanyahu Quietly Puts Brakes on Settlement Expansion

By Reuters

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has quietly curbed new building projects in Jewish settlements, an Israeli watchdog group and media reports said on Tuesday, in an apparent bid to help U.S. efforts to revive peace talks with the Palestinians.Read More


Jeffrey Rosen Picked To Lead Constitution Center

By Anne Cohen

Author and professor Jeffrey Rosen has been named president and chief executive officer of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.Read More


Auschwitz Guard Who Was No. 4 on 'Most Wanted' Nazi List Arrested in Germany

By Reuters

German police on Monday arrested a 93-year-old alleged former guard at Nazi death camp Auschwitz with the “strong suspicion” he was involved in murder there, prosecutors in the south-western city of Stuttgart said on Monday.Read More


Syria's Failure To Respond Signals Israel Can Strike Without Worries

By JTA

Twice in three days, Israeli warplanes entered Syrian airspace and fired on suspected weapons caches bound for Hezbollah – and nothing has happened in response.Read More


Israel Tells Syria's Assad It's Not Taking Sides in Civil War

By Reuters

Israel sought to persuade Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday that its recent air strikes around Damascus did not aim to weaken him in the face of a more than two-year-old rebellion.Read More


Fierce Dissent Erupts Over Israel Chief Rabbi Post

By Haaretz

Members of the right wing Jewish Home party are split over who to support in the race for Chief Rabbinate, with party leader Naftali Bennett strongly in favor of Rabbi David Stav, a founder of the religious Zionist organization, Tzohar.Read More


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