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Task Force Recommends Rebuilding Sandy Hook Elementary School on Sight of Shooting

By Reuters

A special task force of elected town officials recommended on Friday tearing down Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School, where 20 young children and six adults were shot to death in December, and rebuilding the school on the site of the massacre.Read More


Grandson of Malcolm X Beaten to Death in Mexico City

By Reuters

The grandson of murdered U.S. civil rights leader Malcolm X, Malcolm Shabazz, who was convicted as a child for a fire that killed his grandmother, has died in Mexico City after an apparent beating.Read More


The Day Women of Wall Gained Legitimacy in Jewish World

By Yair Ettinger (Haaretz)

The Women of the Wall left the site feeling elated. Two human chains of policemen opened paths on the left and on the right, surrounded by an ocean of Haredi men and women.Read More


'Hacktivists' Occupy Israeli Liquor Website

By Forward Staff

If you’re trying to buy liquor online in Israel, perhaps hold off for a bit. The website of “The Minister of Drinks,” the largest liquor distributor in Israel, has been hacked by the Sudan Electronic Army. The site now plays an Arabic song about Al-Quds, the Arabic name for Jerusalem. In it the song declares: “it is time for death” and criticizes the U.N. security council for “protecting Jews.”Read More


German Court Rejects Bias Charge in Neo-Nazi Trial

By Reuters

A German court rejected on Friday an accusation of bias from a defendant in a case involving neo-Nazi racist murders, removing a potential legal hurdle to resumption of the trial.Read More


Syria and Hezbollah Threaten To Turn Golan Heights Into 'Resistance Front'

By Reuters

Threats from Damascus and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah to turn the Golan Heights into a “resistance front” against Israel could end nearly four decades of calm across the increasingly tense ceasefire line separating Israeli and Syrian forces.Read More


Calls To Destroy Israel Heard at Muslim Brotherhood Rally in Cairo

By JTA

Calls for Israel’s destruction were heard in Cairo at the first anti-Israel rally organized by the Muslim Brotherhood since the movement’s candidate was elected president.Read More


Jewish Scouting Leaders Take Vocal Stance on Gays in Boy Scouts of America

By JTA

Jewish Scouting leaders are taking a vocal role in efforts to pass a historic resolution that would partially lift a ban on gays in the Boy Scouts of America.Read More


New Road Will Help Pave the Way to an Indivisible Jerusalem

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last Sunday joined Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat to dedicate Route 20, a highway that connects Jewish neighborhoods in northern Jerusalem and happens to have an interchange named after the prime minister’s father, historian Benzion Netanyahu.Read More


Israeli Anger Builds Over Sweetheart Deal for 'Jewish Oligarch' Nochi Dankner

By Reuters

He was once celebrated for his vast fortune and daring deals, but when Israeli tycoon Nochi Dankner was about to catch a break from the bank on his massive debts, public outrage kicked in.Read More


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