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Israel Hits Syria Arms Convoy To Lebanon

By Reuters

Israeli jets bombed a convoy near Syria’s border with Lebanon early on Wednesday, sources told Reuters, apparently targeting weapons destined for Hezbollah in what some called a warning to Damascus not to arm Israel’s Lebanese enemy.Read More


Benjamin Netanyahu Set To Win Right To Form Government

By Reuters

Israeli President Shimon Peres began talks with political parties on Wednesday over who should form a new government and appears certain to ask incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to assemble it.Read More


Hamas To Teach More 'Enemy Language' Hebrew in Gaza Schools

By Reuters

Islamist Hamas authorities plan to expand Hebrew-language classes in the Gaza Strip’s high schools to help Palestinians know their enemy in times of conflict with Israel.Read More


Jewish Groups Back Obama on Immigration Reform

By JTA

Jewish organizations praised President Obama’s immigration reform proposals, as well as similar measures offered by a bipartisan group of U.S. senators.Read More


Forward's Yiddish Website Will Tap New Markets

By Reuters

The rapid revival of strict Orthodox Jewish communities that has shifted New York City’s religious demographics and transformed Israel’s political landscape has created a new market niche for a 115-year-old Yiddish newspaper.Read More


Gabby Giffords Makes Emotional Plea to Congress To Curb Gun Violence

By Reuters

Former congresswoman Gabby Giffords, grievously wounded in a 2011 mass shooting, made an emotional plea on Wednesday for Congress to take action to curb gun violence in the aftermath of last month’s Connecticut school massacre, urging lawmakers to “be bold, be courageous.”Read More


Mohammed Morsi Aide Calls Holocaust a 'Myth'

By JTA

A top Egyptian official close to President Mohamed Morsi called the Holocaust a myth.Read More


Hasidic Modesty Patrols Enforce Jewish Law in Orthodox Neighborhoods

By Rukhl Schaechter

So-called modesty patrols were little known outside the Hasidic community. Their actions have loomed larger since the explosive conviction of Nechemya Weberman.Read More


Argentina Rejects Israel Summons Over Iran-Backed Bombing Truth Panel

By Reuters

Argentina’s government rejected the Israeli government’s summons of its ambassador in order to explain the memorandum of understanding signed between Argentina and Iran advancing the investigation of 1994 AMIA bombing case.Read More


Gabby Giffords Plans Surprise Appearance in Congress for Gun Hearing

By Reuters

Former U.S. Congressman Gabby Gifffords, nearly killed in 2011 shooting attack, will make an unannounced appearance on Wednesday at the first congressional hearing on gun violence since last month’s massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, sources said.Read More





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