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Chris Christie's Controversial Special Election for Frank Lautenberg's Seat

By Reuters

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday called a special election on Oct. 16 to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the death of Sen. Frank Lautenberg.Read More


Palestinian Premier Works To Form New Government

By Reuters

Palestinian Prime Minister-designate Rami Hamdallah said on Tuesday he hoped to form his West Bank-based government this week but was committed to implementing a power-sharing deal with Gaza’s Hamas rulers.Read More


Syria Built Chemical Arsenal to Counter Israel

By Reuters

Syria, defeated by Israel in three wars and afraid its arch enemy had gained a nuclear arsenal, began in earnest to build a covert chemical weapons programme three decades ago, aided by its neighbours, allies and European chemical wholesalers.Read More


iPhone-Happy Brooklyn Jewish Students Booted From Southwest Plane

By JTA

The senior class of a New York yeshiva high school was kicked off a flight for being “non-compliant.”Read More


Prague Jewish Museum Braces for Raging Czech Floods

By JTA

The Jewish Museum in Prague has reopened its doors after closing for a short time to prepare for raging floods roaring toward the Czech capital.Read More


Talk of Sex Gets Israeli Minister Shai Piron All Giggly

By Reuters

A reference to “penetration” in a speech to parliament caused Israel’s education minister to burst into a laughing fit that went viral on Tuesday on Israeli websites.Read More


Jewish Federations Back Western Wall Compromise as Clashes Loom

By JTA

The Jewish Federations of North America’s board of trustees passed a resolution supporting Natan Sharansky’s proposed compromise on egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall.Read More


Israeli Boy's Kidney Donated to Palestinian Child

By JTA

The kidney of a 3-year-old Israeli boy was successfully transplanted to a 10-year-old Palestinian child.Read More


Nazi Dad Wears Third Reich Uniform to Court

By Forward Staff

A white supremacist father who named his children after his Third Reich heroes reportedly shocked a New Jersey judge by wearing a Nazi uniform to a hearing to demand visitation rights to one of the children.Read More


Police Brace for Fresh Clashes Between Women and Ultra-Orthodox at Kotel

By Yair Ettinger (Haaretz)

Jerusalem District Police are preparing for another round of confrontations at the Western Wall next Sunday, as tensions continue to escalate surrounding the Women of the Wall’s demand for equal worship at Judaism’s holiest site.Read More


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