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American Jewish Leaders Push Benjamin Netanyahu To Trade Land for Peace

By JTA

More than one hundred U.S. Jewish leaders urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to make clear “Israel’s readiness to make painful territorial sacrifices for the sake of peace.”Read More


Will Boxer Jack Johnson Win Pardon for Jim Crow Era Crime?

By Reuters

Civil rights activists in Texas are seeking a pardon from President Barack Obama for the late boxer Jack Johnson, an African-American convicted a century ago for the crime of taking a woman across state lines.Read More


Thousands Mourn 2 Palestinian Teens Killed by Israeli Troops on West Bank

By Reuters

Thousands of mourners turned out on Thursday for the funerals of three Palestinians, including two teenagers killed by Israeli army gunfire in some of the worst violence in the occupied West Bank in years.Read More


Palestinian Shot Dead by Israeli Troops as West Bank Boils

By Reuters

Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian youth in the West Bank, a Palestinian medic said, as confrontations went into a third day after the death of a prisoner held by Israel provoked street clashes and rocket fire.Read More


Henrique Capriles Blasts Hugo Chavez Protege as 'Skin-Deep Socialist' in Venezuela

By Reuters

Venezuela’s opposition presidential candidate tore into government leaders on Wednesday as false revolutionaries lining their pockets while professing faith to the late Hugo Chavez’s radical socialism.Read More


Jewish Infant Gets Herpes From Controversial Orthodox Circumcision Rite

By Seth Berkman

A New York City infant was recently infected with herpes after undergoing a controversial circumcision rite, but survived, officials said.Read More


Feds Probe Los Angeles Kosher Meat Scandal at Doheny's Market

By JTA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investigating a Los Angeles kosher meat market for selling meat that was not properly certified as kosher.Read More


92% of Israeli Holocaust Survivors Upset at Treatment by State

By Talila Nesher (Haaretz)

Days before Israel marks its Holocaust Remembrance Day, a newly published survey reveals that 92 percent of Holocaust survivors in the country claim the state does not allocate enough funds for them.Read More


25 Illegal Jewish Settlements in Occupied West Bank Get Israel Army Protection

By Gili Cohen (Haaretz)

One quarter of all illegal West Bank outposts are regularly guarded by Israel Defense Forces soldiers.Read More


Flare-Up in Gaza Fighting Jangles Nerves in Israel

By Reuters

Israel pressed Hamas on Wednesday to rein in rocket-firing militants in the Gaza Strip after the most serious outbreak of cross-border hostilities since the ceasefire that ended an eight-day war in November.Read More


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