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Next Pope Could Be African or Latino, Cardinal Who Deals With Jews Says

By Reuters

Cardinal Kurt Koch, a close aide of Pope Benedict who will cast his vote for the next leader of the Roman Catholic Church, says there is no reason why the new pontiff cannot be African or Latin American.Read More


Is Pope Frontrunner From Honduras Anti-Semitic?

By JTA

In a letter to the editor of the Miami Herald, Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz said that one of the leading candidates to replace Pope Benedict XVI is an anti-Semite.Read More


Benjamin Netanyahu Pleads for Mossad 'Quiet' Amid Israeli Prisoner X Scandal

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appealed on Sunday for the public spotlight on Israel’s Mossad spy agency to be turned off after news of the jailhouse suicide of a reported Australian recruit.Read More


Chuck Hagel Faces New Jewish Snag Over Israel 'Adjunct' Comment

By JTA

Two centrist Jewish groups called for further review of Chuck Hagel’s record in light of an account of a 2007 speech in which he allegedly said the State Department acted as an “adjunct” of Israel’s foreign ministry.Read More


Israeli Woman Barred From French Parliament

By JTA

The Constitutional Council of France has nullified the recent election of Daphna Poznanski-Benhamou, a French-Israeli citizen, to the National Assembly.Read More


Benjamin Netanyahu's Ice Cream Drama Lures Crowd to Jerusalem Gelateria

By Zvi Zrahiya (Haaretz)

Hundreds of curious customers flocked over the weekend to Glida Metudela, the Jerusalem ice-cream parlor recently outed as the beneficiary of a generous government contract.Read More


Why Didn't Pope Benedict Tweet Resignation News?

By Reuters

Pope Benedict decided not to announce his resignation on Twitter, which he joined last year in a foray into social media that has reaped uncertain spiritual returns and could be curtailed by his successor.Read More


Israel Treats 5 Syrians Wounded in Civil War

By Reuters

Israeli soldiers treated five Syrians who had been wounded in fighting between Syrian government forces and rebels near Israel’s security fence on the Golan Heights, the Israeli military said on Saturday.Read More


Star of David More Widely Recognized Than Twitter Icon

By Anne Cohen

Almost 90% of Americans recognize the Star of David as a Jewish symbol. That beat the Twitter icon, which was known to 79% of people who took a poll.Read More


Jewish Lawmaker Steve Cohen Tweeted at Model Love Child During State of Union

By Forward Staff

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) said the gorgeous Texas model he exchanged familiar Tweets with during the State of the Union address is his love child from a fling 25 years ago.Read More


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