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Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon May Be Voice of Moderation on Iran

By Reuters

Although Benjamin Netanyahu’s next defence minister shares his deep distrust of the Palestinians, the two could yet clash about when - and whether - Israel should go to war with Iran.Read More


Moshe Yaalon Picked as Israel Defense Minister

By Reuters

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday chose Moshe Yaalon, an ex-general and vice premier from his right-wing Likud party, to be Israel’s next defence minister, a government official said.Read More


Barack Obama's Israeli Classmates Don't Remember Him From Columbia

By Judy Maltz (Haaretz)

Among those Israelis vying for the attention of Barack Obama as he prepares for his visit here next week, one fairly large, yet little-known group can claim a special long-standing connection to the U.S. president: We were his classmates in the Columbia University undergraduate class of 1983.Read More


Is 'Sext'-Happy Anthony Weiner Plotting a Comeback?

By Forward Staff

Disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner has spent more than $100,000 on polling this month alone, raising speculation that he may be planning a return to politics.Read More


Jewish Lawmaker Who Voted Against Medical Marijuana Busted on Pot Charge

By Forward Staff

A Jewish Republican lawmaker who voted against legalizing medical marijuana in 2011 was charged with pot possession after New York state police found a bag of weed in his car.Read More


Synagogue Bomb Plotter Gets 10 Years in Prison

By Reuters

An Algerian immigrant to the United States convicted under a rarely invoked New York state terror statute of plotting to blow up synagogues and churches in Manhattan was sentenced on Friday to 10 years in prison.Read More


Jewish Child Survives Mom's Suicide Plunge

By Seth Berkman and Anne Cohen

A Jewish infant who was strapped to his mother when she jumped out of an eighth-floor window has miraculously survived the fall, only suffering bruises.Read More


Did Pope Francis Stay Silent on Argentina 'Dirty War'?

By Reuters

The Vatican on Friday strongly denied accusations by some critics in Argentina that Pope Francis stayed silent during systematic human rights abuses by the former military dictatorship.Read More


San Diego Student Group Supports Israel Boycott Motion

By JTA

A student council at the University of California-San Diego passed a nonbinding resolution calling for boycotting firms with business ties to Israel.Read More


Obama Won't Trip Over Netanyahu's Iran 'Red Line'

By Reuters

U.S. President Barack Obama visits Israel next week at the onset of spring - the “red line” previously drawn by his host, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to trigger an attack on Iran’s nuclear sites.Read More


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