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Israel Rebuffs Criticism Over E-Mail Checks at Airport

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Israel’s top legal adviser on Wednesday rebuffed criticism of authorities for asking travellers entering the Jewish state to show border officers their emails, saying the checks affecting only certain foreign nationals were lawful.Read More

Richard Falk Chided for Linking Boston Bombings to U.S. Support for Israel

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U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon rejected on Wednesday remarks by a U.N. rights investigator, who suggested the Boston bombings were a response to U.S. foreign policy, and warned U.N. envoys that their public comments could undermine the world body’s credibility.Read More

Mark Rothko's Latvia Hometown Honors Modernist Artist

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Modernist painter Mark Rothko’s hometown in Latvia devoted a new centre to the late artist’s work on Wednesday.Read More

M*A*S*H Actor Allan Arbus Dies at 95

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Actor Allan Arbus, best known for his role as Army psychiatrist Sidney Freedman on the 1970s hit television series “MAS*H” and as the husband of the late photographer Diane Arbus, has died at the age of 95.Read More

Stone-Thrower Who Killed Father and Toddler Gets Two Life Sentences


A Palestinian man convicted of the murder of an Israeli man and his infant son in a rock-throwing incident was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences and another 58-year sentence.Read More

'Draft Dodger' Bar Refaeli Slammed for Ad Campaign


A member of the Knesset Finance Committee criticized an Israeli clothing chain for hiring supermodel Bar Refaeli to represent it since she dodged military service.Read More

Israel Chief Rabbinate Backs Controversial Circumcision RIte as 'Preferred'


Israel’s chief rabbinate has weighed in on the practice of a controversial circumcision rite in Germany, saying that metzitzah b’peh is preferred.Read More

Slain Boston Bomb Suspect Tried To Obtain Infamous Anti-Semitic Tract


Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the slain man suspected of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombing with his younger brother, told a relative he was seeking a copy of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.Read More

Kosher Diner Owners Play Hero on Chicago Highway


Brothers Ken and Daniel Hechtman, owners of a kosher diner, helped saved several people from a fiery wreck in suburban Chicago.Read More

John Ruskay To Leave Top Spot at UJA-Federation


John Ruskay will be leaving his position as executive vice president and CEO of UJA-Federation of New York.Read More

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