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60 Remain in Algerian Hostage Crisis

By Reuters/Anne Cohen

Algerian forces have freed about 100 of the 132 foreigners who were taken hostage in a gas facility in the Algerian desert, a security source told Reuters.Read More


Cardinal Kurt Koch Blasts Catholic Splinter Group

By JTA

A leading Vatican official slammed breakaway traditionalist Catholics for anti-Semitic positions.Read More


Jewish Extremist Settler Convicted in Murders

By Reuters

A West Bank settler dubbed “The Jewish Terrorist” by the Israeli media was convicted on Wednesday of killing two Palestinians in 1997.Read More


Chabad Pushes for Fine Over Russian Art Grab

By JTA

The Chabad-Lubavitch movement asked a U.S. judge to fine Russia for refusing to hand over confiscated Jewish scriptures, but the U.S. Justice Department opposed the move.Read More


Israel Gets Green Light To Remove E1 Camp

By Reuters

Israel’s Supreme Court gave the government the go-ahead on Wednesday to remove tents Palestinian activists pitched on a patch of West Bank land marked for Jewish settlements.Read More


Bibi Fuels 300% Growth in Jewish Settlements

By Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has allowed a record level of settlement expansion since his 10-month construction moratorium expired two years ago, an anti-settlement watchdog said on Wednesday.Read More


Aaron Swartz's Father Blames Feds at Funeral

By Forward Staff

The heartbroken father of internet activist Aaron Swartz blamed the US government for his son’s suicide in an emotional eulogy at his funeral.Read More


Jewish Leaders Push Plans To End Gun Violence

By JTA

Jewish leaders representing the Reform, Conservative, Orthodox and Reconstructionist movements are all answering the nation’s call for ideas to end gun violence.Read More


Should Egypt Aid Be Pulled Over Morsi Remarks?

By Anne Cohen

The Simon Wiesenthal Center has called on the White House to withhold aid to Egypt over President Mohamed Morsi’s controversial comments about JewsRead More


Chuck Hagel's Chances of Confirmation Improve

By Reuters

Former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel appears increasingly likely to be confirmed as U.S. defense secretary, thanks to support from two key senators and the lack of an overt campaign against him by mainstream pro-Israel groups.Read More





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