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Israel and Palestinians Agree To Step Up Pace of Mideast Peace Negotiations

By Reuters

Israel and the Palestinians have agreed to intensify their peace talks with greater participation by the United States, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday.Read More

Australian Police Close In on Suspects in 1982 Hakoah Club Terror Bombing

By Dan Goldberg (Haaretz)

Three decades after twin bombings rocked the Israeli Consulate and a Jewish social club in Sydney, Australian detectives believe they are closing in on the suspected perpetrators of the attacks that took place just two days before Christmas in 1982.Read More

Jewish Philanthropist Sigmund Rolat Honored by Poland


Sigmund Rolat, a Polish-Jewish philanthropist living in the United States, was awarded Poland’s highest honor for citizens who live abroad.Read More

Israeli Experts Help Kenya With Probe of Bloody Nairobi Mall Terror Siege

By Reuters

Kenya has begun a forensic investigation into the weekend attack on a Nairobi shopping mall with the help of the United States, Israel, Britain and others, the interior minister told a news briefing on Wednesday.Read More

Wall Street Frets as Michael Bloomberg Prepares To Leave Gracie Mansion

By Reuters

When Michael Bloomberg steps down as New York City mayor at the end of the year, few constituencies will miss him as much as Wall Street.Read More

French Muslim Jailed for Threats on Toulouse Jewish School


A man who made death threats against the Ohr Hatorah School in Toulouse where Mohamed Merah shot dead four people last year was ordered jailed for a year by a French court.Read More

Who Will Replace Ailing 93-Year-Old Shas Leader Ovadia Yosef?

By Yair Ettinger (Haaretz)

The seriously ailing Rabbi Ovadia Yosef has broken off ties with his former protege for the second time since the summer, bringing their brief reconciliation to an end as the question of who will replace the 93-year-old Yosef as the Shas party’s spiritual leader remains unanswered.Read More

Greeks March Against Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn After Killing of Rapper

By Reuters

Greeks took to the streets of Athens on Wednesday against the fatal stabbing of an anti-racism rapper by a supporter of the far-right Golden Dawn party, which a new poll found has lost a third of its support since the killing.Read More

Iran Leader Hassan Rouhani Questions 'Dimensions' of Holocaust Crime Against Jews


Iranian President Hassan Rouhani acknowledged the Holocaust as a crime against the Jews but refused to comment on its scope.Read More

Va. Republican Candidate E.W. Jackson Blasts Non-Christians for 'False' Faith


Jewish groups called on the Republican candidate for Virginia’s lieutenant governor to explain a sermon in which he said non-Christians are engaged in a “false religion.”Read More

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