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Hamas Struggles To Stay Afloat Amid Challenges from Syria, Egypt and Iran

By Haaretz/Zvi Bar'el

Hamas’ external leadership has instructed the movement’s leaders in Gaza to refrain from public expressions of support for the Muslim Brotherhood and cease all activities by its military wing in support of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi.Read More

Kerry Exploring Russian Proposal That Assad Surrender Chemical Weapons

By Reuters

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could avoid a U.S. military strike by surrendering all his chemical weapons within a week, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday, but immediately made clear he was not making a serious offer.Read More

Judge Orders Mental Competence Exam for Norman Lamm in Y.U. Sex Abuse Suit

By Paul Berger

A federal judge has ordered an independent medical examination of the mental health of Rabbi Norman Lamm, Yeshiva University’s former president, in the opening stages of a $380 million sex abuse lawsuitRead More

Yeshiva University's Own Expert on Abuse Condemns Recent YU Abuse Report

By Anne Cohen

Yeshiva University’s resident legal expert on child sexual abuse is condemning her employer’s recent report on the alleged sexual abuse committed by YU staff against high school students under their care.Read More

Haredi Rabbis Outlaw Women-Only Zumba Classes

By Haaretz/Allison Kaplan Sommer

Rabbis in an ultra-Orthodox settlement have come out publicly against the trendy Brazilian fitness dance known as Zumba.Read More

Victim of Sexual Abuse Booed Out of Satmar Shul in Williamsburg

By Anne Cohen

The young Orthodox woman whose testimony of sexual abuse was the basis for the arrest and conviction of counselor Nechemya Weberman was booed out of synagogue on Rosh Hashana, the New York Post reported Monday.Read More

Iron Dome Missile Defense Deployed to Jerusalem Area


An Iron Dome anti-missile defense system was positioned in the Jerusalem area, reportedly for the first time.Read More

Russia Slams Israeli Military Over Secret Missile Test

By Haaretz/Barak Ravid

Russia’s defense ministry has reprimanded Israel’s military attache there over last week’s missile test in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, which was conducted as the U.S. was preparing for a possible military action against Syria.Read More

WZO Allocates 1000 Acres of Palestinian Land to Settlers in Jordan Valley

By Haaretz/Chaim Levinson

An internal Civil Administration document confirms a Haaretz report that the World Zionist Organization has allocated to settlers in the Jordan Valley more than 5,000 dunams (1,235 acres) of private Palestinian land located east of the border fence, namely, between that fence and the actual border with the Kingdom of Jordan.Read More

Ancient Treasure Discovered in Jerusalem Sheds Light on Jewish Past

By Haaretz/Nir Hasson

The recent discovery of a 1,400-year-old golden treasure trove which sheds new light on a relatively unknown period in the history of Jewish Jerusalem was announced Monday morning at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.Read More

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