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Paul Goma, Romanian Author Accused of Anti-Semitism, Gets Nobel Nod

By JTA

A writer’s association in Moldova reportedly has nominated Paul Goma, a Romanian author accused of writing anti-Semitic texts, for the Nobel Prize in Literature.Read More


Israel Parliament Plans Prisoner X Probe, Shrugging Off Netanyahu Plea for Quiet

By Reuters

Israeli lawmakers announced plans on Sunday to investigate the 2010 jailhouse death of a reported Australian immigrant recruit to the Mossad spy agency.Read More


Focus on Eritrean Refugees in Sinai and Israel at Advocacy Event in Los Angeles

By Anne Cohen

Eritrean Youth Solidarity for Change (EYSC) and RightNow: Advocacy for Asylum Seekers in Israel hosted a joint event in Los Angeles, advocating for the Jewish and Eritrean-American communities to work together to help Eritrean refugees stuck in the Sinai desert.Read More


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


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