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Israel Dismisses Reports of Iran Nuclear Progress

Israel on Saturday dismissed as “irrelevant” reports that Iran had halted its most sensitive uranium enrichment activity, and said Tehran’s nuclear programme must be dismantled.Read More

5 Australian Jews Hurt in 'Anti-Semitic' Brawl

By Haaretz

Five people were hospitalized in Sydney on Saturday after a brawl was sparked by anti-Semitic insults, Australian media reported.Read More

Saudi Women Defy Ban on Driving

By Reuters

A few women filmed themselves driving in Saudi cities on Saturday, defying government warnings of arrest and prosecution to take part in a campaign against men-only road rules, activists said.Read More

Ancient Biblical Civilizations Killed by Climate Change, Study Says

By Nir Hasson (Haaretz)

Between 1250 and 1100 B.C.E., all the great civilizations of the eastern Mediterranean – pharaonic Egypt, Mycenaean Greece and Crete, Ugarit in Syria and the large Canaanite city-states – were destroyed, ushering in new peoples and kingdoms including the first Kingdom of Israel.Read More

'Jon Stewart of Egypt' Returns to Airwaves

By Reuters

Egypt’s most prominent television satirist, Bassem Youssef, known for his fierce jabs at ousted Islamist president Mohamed Mursi, returned to the airwaves on Friday following a summer break, poking equal fun at the fan frenzy surrounding Egypt’s defense minister that has gripped the nation in recent months.Read More

Rand Paul Seeks To Block Janet Yellen's Fed Nod

By Reuters

Republican Senator Rand Paul plans to put a “hold” on the nomination of Janet Yellen to be chair of the Federal Reserve, CNBC reported on Friday, a move that would force supporters to round up 60 votes in the 100 seat Senate to confirm her.Read More

Sheldon Adelson's Nuke Iran Call Sparks Anger in Spain

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Sheldon Adelson’s call for a nuclear strike on Iran is causing overseas business problems for the billionaire casino magnate.Read More

Fake Hasidic Professor Busted in Poland


A 46-year-old man who pretended to be an Israeli professor has been arrested in Poland for having defrauded three Polish colleges in 2010, the Polish media reported.Read More

Russian Orthodox Priest Chided for 'Yid' Jibe at Girl With Jewish Mother


Russian Church officials suspended a priest for using an anti-Semitic pejorative while baptizing a girl.Read More

Pope Francis Vows Action on Jewish Ties


Pope Francis continued his outreach to Jews this week, reaffirming a commitment to fighting discrimination and furthering Jewish-Catholic dialogue.Read More

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