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New York Boy's Hoops Mitzvah

By JTA

A new basketball court in Beersheba, Israel, came to life as part of a bar mitzvah project by New Yorker Daniel Klosk.Read More


Pro-Pot Campaign Hopes To Build on Success

By Reuters

After a decades-long campaign to legalize marijuana hit a high mark in 2012 with victories in Washington state and Colorado, its energized and deep-pocketed backers are mapping out a strategy for the next round of ballot-box battles.Read More


Obama Backs Chuck Hagel But Mum on Pentagon

By Reuters

President Barack Obama offered strong support for former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel as the potential next U.S. defense secretary but said in remarks aired on Sunday he has not yet decided on a nominee for the Pentagon post.Read More


Paris Police Arrest Man in Anti-Semitic Attack

By JTA

Police in Paris reportedly arrested a man on suspicion that he participated in attacking a Jewish man outside a synagogue.Read More


Avigdor Lieberman Hit With Fraud Charge

By Reuters

Israeli far-right leader Avigdor Lieberman was charged on Sunday with fraud and breach of trust, allegations that prompted his resignation as foreign minister two weeks ago, justice officials said.Read More


Arab Candidate Can Run in Election: Court

By Reuters

Israel’s Supreme Court ruled on Sunday an Arab lawmaker could stand in elections, overturning her disqualification by electoral officials over her participation in a Gaza-bound aid flotilla in 2010.Read More


Israel Denies Dermer Ambassador Reports

By Nathan Guttman

Israeli officials have denied newspaper reportes that Ron Dremer, an aide to Benjamin Netanyahu with close ties to Republicans, would be taking over as Israel’s ambassador to the U.S.Read More


Emancipation Proclamation Marks 150 Years

The star of next week’s 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation will be the document itself, which Washington’s National Archives is set to display for three days starting on Sunday in a rare showing.Read More


Arab Leaders Discuss Aid on West Bank Visit

By Reuters

Top Arab officials paid a rare visit to the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Saturday to discuss a Palestinian financial crisis that President Mahmoud Abbas hopes will be eased by Arab donations.Read More


Senators To Make Last-Ditch 'Fiscal Cliff' Effort

By Reuters

President Barack Obama and U.S. congressional leaders agreed on Friday to make a final effort to prevent the United States from going over the “fiscal cliff,” setting off intense bargaining over Americans’ tax rates as a New Year’s Eve deadline looms.Read More





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