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Benjamin Netanyahu Apologizes to Turkey Over Gaza Flotilla Debacle — Ties Restored

By Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologised on Friday to Turkey for errors that might have led to the deaths of nine Turkish activists during a 2010 raid on a boat off the Gaza Strip, his office said in a statement.Read More


Barack Obama Visits Church of Nativity in Bethehem, Traditional Home of Jesus

By Reuters

President Barack Obama made a pilgrimage on Friday to the traditional birthplace of Jesus, receiving a subdued reception from Palestinians at the end of a Holy Land visit heavy on symbolism and lacking in practical steps toward peace.Read More


Madeira Jews Hold First Seder in Centuries

By JTA

Descendants of Jews forcibly converted to Catholicism centuries ago will attend the first seder in decades on the Portuguese island of Madeira off the coast of Africa.Read More


Innocent Man Freed 23 Years After Murder of Hasidic Rabbi Chaskel Werzberger

By Reuters

A New York man convicted of killing a Hasidic rabbi more than two decades ago was freed on Thursday after his conviction was vacated as a miscarriage of justice.Read More


Egypt Lifts Ban on Film About Jews

By JTA

Egyptian authorities rescinded a ban on the screening of a documentary about Egyptian Jews.Read More


Supermodel Kate Upton Says Yes to Prom Date With Los Angeles Jewish Teen

By JTA

A Los Angeles day school student landed a prom date with supermodel Kate Upton.Read More


Barack Obama Visits Holocaust Memorial and Yitzhak Rabin's Grave

By Reuters

President Barack Obama visited Israel’s most powerful national symbols on Friday, paying homage at the Holocaust memorial and the graves of the founder of modern Zionism and assassinated prime minister Yitzhak Rabin.Read More


Rabbi Herschel Schacter Dies at 95

By JTA

Rabbi Herschel Schacter, a former chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, has died.Read More


Pink Floyd Frontman Roger Waters Takes Credit for Stevie Wonder's Snub of IDF Gala

By JTA

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters took partial credit for Stevie Wonder’s decision to pull out of performing at a Friends of Israel Defense Forces event.Read More


Rabbi Plans Work With Descendants of Italy's Jews Who Were Forced to Convert

By JTA

Rabbi Pinchas Punturello will begin work in southern Italy and Sicily to reach out to the Bnei Anousim, the descendants of Jews forced to convert to Catholicism centuries ago.Read More


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