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Mortar Shells From Syria Hit Golan Heights

By JTA

Mortar shells from fighting in Syria spilled over into Israel’s Golan Heights, with no injuries reported.Read More


64% of Israelis Will Fast on Yom Kippur

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Sixty-four percent of Jewish Israelis will fast and 46 percent will pray on Yom Kippur, according to a survey.Read More


Americans for Peace Now Launch Campus Group

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Americans for Peace Now is establishing a presence on college campuses aimed at reaching students and faculty.Read More


Ahmadinejad Says Israel Has No Mideast 'Roots'

By Reuters

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahamdinejad on Monday disregarded a U.N. warning to avoid incendiary rhetoric and declared ahead of the annual General Assembly session that Israel has no roots in the Middle East and would be “eliminated.”Read More


B'nai B'rith Pension Woes Hint at Bigger Issues

By JTA

The U.S. government’s recent takeover of B’nai B’rith International’s pension plan, which is more than $25 million in debt, raises serious questions about the long-term viability of the 169-year-old, once-giant Jewish organization.Read More


Philly Retiree Eyed as Nazi War Crimes Suspect

By JTA

Germany has opened a war crimes investigation against a retired toolmaker living in Philadelphia.Read More


Barak: Israel Should Pull Out of Some Settlements

By JTA

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak proposed in a newspaper interview that Israel unilaterally withdraw from outlying West Bank settlements and outposts.Read More


Ehud Olmert Avoids Prison in Corruption Case

By JTA

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced to one to three years of probation and fined about $19,000 for a breach of trust conviction.Read More


French Train Company Loses $204M Contract

By JTA

The Maryland subsidiary of a French company that Holocaust survivors accuse of not fully acknowledging its Holocaust complicity will not receive a $204 million contract with the state railway.Read More


Ed Koch Unhappy With Obama: Report

By Forward Staff

Former New York Mayor Ed Koch isn’t dumping President Obama — yet.Read More





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