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Zubin Mehta's Kahsmir Concert Strikes Sour Note

By Reuters

A concert by renowned conductor Zubin Mehta in Indian-controlled Kashmir, where separatist groups are fighting New Delhi’s rule, was mired in controversy on Sunday, posing potential diplomatic embarrassment for Germany, whose ambassador organised the event.Read More

Michael Bloomberg Draws Fire After Accusing Bill de Blasio of 'Racist' Mayor Run

By Reuters

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the Democratic front-runner to succeed him as mayor is waging a “class warfare and racist” campaign, according to an interview published on New York Magazine’s website on Saturday.Read More

AIPAC Details 'Major' Lobbying Push on Syria

By Reuters

The influential pro-Israel American Israel Public Affairs Committee will deploy hundreds of activists next week to win support in Congress for military action in Syria, amid an intense White House effort to convince wavering U.S. lawmakers to vote for limited strikes.Read More

Putting Women's Images Back in Israeli Billboards

By Naomi Daron (Haaretz)

Eve Finkelstein, a Beit Shemesh doctor, and her friend Esther (an alias) first encountered the billboards as they were driving down the Beit Shemesh’s main access road.Read More

Turmoil in Mideast Nudges Mideast Peace Forward

Turmoil in Syria and Egypt is nudging Israelis and Palestinians toward peace, a U.S. official said on Friday as Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Europe for talks about that conflict and a possible U.S. strike on Syrian targets.Read More

Dutch Firm Pulls Out of West Bank Sewage Project

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Dutch infrastructure giant Royal HaskoningDHV announced Friday that it has decided to withdraw from a project it planned with the Jerusalem municipality because it will be built over the Green Line.Read More

Last Witness to Adolf Hitler's Final Days in Berlin Bunker Dies at 96

By Reuters

Rochus Misch, the last surviving witness of Adolf Hitler’s final days in the Berlin bunker who always referred to the Nazi dictator as “the Boss”, has died in his home at the age of 96, his book agent said on Friday.Read More

Israel Happy But Wary of Iran's Rosh Hashanah Greeting

By Reuters

Israelis reacted with a mixture of pleasant surprise and wary scepticism on Friday to reports that the new Iranian president and his foreign minister had both issued greetings to mark the Jewish New Year.Read More

AIPAC Plans 'All-Out' Push for Syria Vote

By Forward Staff

AIPAC is putting its bodies where its mouth is on Syria. The pro-Israel group, having backed President Obama’s push to authorize military strikes against the regime of Bashar al-Assad, plans to dispatch more than 250 leaders and activists to lobby Congress starting early next week.Read More

Staten Island Jews Struggle To Recover From Hurricane Sandy


Demidova is among the many residents of South Beach still struggling to restore the life she had before Hurricane Sandy hit the northeastern United States last October.Read More

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