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Jews Older Than Members of Other Faiths

By Reuters

There are 14 million Jews worldwide, or a paltry .4% of the global population. And Jews are among the oldest major faiths with an average age of 36.Read More


Richard Falk Bounced From Rights Group

By JTA

Human Rights Watch has removed Richard Falk, United Nations special rapporteur on Palestinian human rights, from one of its local committees.Read More


Pro-Israel Groups Push Against Chuck Hagel

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Pro-Israel groups, neoconservatives and even some former colleagues on Capitol Hill are confronting President Barack Obama with a growing backlash against Chuck Hagel, the ex-Republican senator tipped as his leading candidate for defense secretary.Read More


Noah Pozner's Twin Sister Draws Smile Amid Grief

By Forward Staff

After losing her twin brother in the Newtown rampage, little Arielle Pozner drew a picture of her mother with a smile on her face and handed it to President Obama.Read More


Jewish Schools Ramp Up Security After Newtown

By JTA

From Connecticut to Florida and beyond, Jewish schools are rethinking security measures after the shooting spree that killed 20 children in Newtown.Read More


Israel Ups Ante With 6K More Settler Homes

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Israeli officials said they would press on with plans this week to build 6,000 homes for settlers on land claimed by Palestinians, defying criticism from Western powers who fear the move will damage already faint hopes for a peace accord.Read More


Pharoah Ramses III Had Throat Slit by Wife and Son

By Reuters

The Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses III, whose death has puzzled historians for centuries, had his throat slit in a succession plot concocted by his wife and son, a new analysis suggests.Read More


Newtown School Placed on Lockdown

By Reuters

An elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, was put on lockdown on Tuesday, the first day back at school for most children since the massacre at another grade school in town.Read More


'Little Man' Noah Pozner Dreamt of Being Doctor

By JTA

Veronique Pozner remembered her slain son Noah as a rambunctious, video-game loving ‘little man,’ with a perpetual smile and twinkly blue eyes.Read More


Columbia Program Head Pulls Post on IDF Soldier

By JTA

A photo and text calling an Israeli soldier a “terrorist” and “killer” were removed from the Facebook page of a Columbia University program director.Read More





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