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Jack Lew Faces $1M Caymans Snag on Path to Treasury Confirmation

By Reuters

Jack Lew, President Barack Obama’s pick to be U.S. treasury secretary, is expected to come under fire for the administration’s budget policies and a nearly $1 million bonus he received from bailed-out bank Citigroup when he testifies on Wednesday before a Senate panel vetting him for the job.Read More


Israel's '67 Veterans Join Western Wall Protests

By Judy Maltz (Haaretz)

Israel army paratroopers who liberated the Western Wall during the 1967 Six Day War will be joining Women of the Wall at the organization’s monthly prayer service on Monday morning, it announced Saturday.Read More


History of Jews in Quebec Explored in New Class

By Anne Cohen

Montreal’s Université de Montréal has launched a new course this semester that asks the question: “Who are the Jews of Quebec?”Read More


Benjamin Netanyahu's Israel Coalition Partner Rules Out Peace With Palestinians

By Reuters

Israel has no chance of signing a permanent peace accord with the Palestinians and should instead seek a long-term interim deal, the most powerful political partner of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday.Read More


3 Forgotten Victims of Entebbe Rescue

By Gil Izikovich (Haaretz)

Robert Maimoni watched with tears in his eyes observing the moments of national ecstasy that were generated by Operation Entebbe. His young son was killed in the rescue.Read More


Egypt Blocks YouTube Over Notorious Anti-Islam Flick

By Reuters

An Egyptian court ordered the suspension of online video service YouTube for a month on Saturday for broadcasting a film insulting the Prophet Mohammad, state media reported.Read More


New England Shuls Close Amid Blizzard

By JTA

Some synagogues have cancelled services ahead of a potentially historic blizzard.Read More


Nechemya Weberman's 103-Year Sentence Cut In Half

By Forward Staff

The 103-year prison sentence a judge slapped on convicted child molester Nechemya Weberman was reportedly slashed by more than half.Read More


Obama Says Farewell To Defense Chief As Successor Awaits Vote

By Reuters

President Barack Obama bade a fond farewell to retiring U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta at a ceremony on Friday and voiced strong support for his nominated successor, Chuck Hagel, who was attacked by Republicans at a contentious Senate confirmation hearing last week.Read More


Anti-Arab Fans Torch Jerusalem Soccer Offices

By Forward Staff

The offices of the Israeli soccer team Beitar Jerusalem was set on fire on Friday as an act of protest against the team’s two new Muslim players from Chechnya. While one player is injured, the other is slated to play his first game with the team on Sunday against the Arab-Israeli town Sakhnin.Read More





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