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Penny Pritzker, Jewish Hotel Heiress, Tapped for Commerce Job

By Reuters

President Barack Obama on Thursday will nominate Mike Froman and Penny Pritzker for the last two vacant Cabinet slots on his economic team, turning to a law school classmate who is already one of chief advisors and a billionaire businesswoman who helped put him in the White House.Read More


Israel Pushes Plan for 'Greener' Green Line

By Haaretz

The Israel Nature and Parks Authority on Wednesday proposed to the High Court of Justice that the Defense Ministry erect a simple chain-link fence backed by security systems instead of the concrete wall the ministry wants to build near the West Bank village of Batir, south of Jerusalem.Read More


Virginia Settlers Resorted to Cannibalism in Harsh 1609 Winter

By Reuters

Settlers at Virginia’s Jamestown Colony resorted to cannibalism to survive the harsh winter of 1609, dismembering and consuming a 14-year-old English girl, the U.S. Smithsonian Institution reported on Wednesday.Read More


BBC Yanks Documentary Claiming Story of Jewish Exile From Palestine Is 'Myth'

By JTA

An Israeli-born filmmaker is slamming the British Broadcasting Corp. for pulling his documentary on the Jewish exodus from Jerusalem in 70 A.D.Read More


Dzokhar Tsarnaev's College Buddies Face Backpack-Dump Charges in Bombing

By Reuters

Three additional suspects have been taken into custody in the investigation of last month’s bombings at the Boston Marathon, the Boston Police Department said in its official Twitter feed on Wednesday.Read More


Frustrated Palestinian Youth Seek New Outlets To Push Change

By Reuters

Bleak Palestinian realities mean whatever comes out of the contest to be “The President” will have only symbolic significance. The winner will be “ambassador for a day” at one of the Palestinian missions in Europe, among other prizes.Read More


Could Gorgeous Mystery Woman Shed Light on Cold War Sex Scandal?

By Reuters

She has dark eyes, full lips and short hair in one of the favourite styles of London in the “swinging 60s” but who is she?Read More


Israeli Male Execs Get 43% More Than Women

By Tali Heruti-Sover and Hila Weissberg (Haaretz)

Male executives in Israel earn on average 43% more than female executives, based on a review of the top wage-earners at companies listed on the benchmark Tel Aviv-100 index. This discrepancy works out to an average of NIS 1 million a year.Read More


Benjamin Netanyahu Says Israel Must Not Turn Into 'Binational' State

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that an agreement with the Palestinians must be reached “that will prevent Israel from becoming a binational state, but will provide stability and security.”Read More


John Kerry Calls Arab Shift on Land-for-Peace Deal 'Big Step Forward'

By Reuters

Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday the Arab League’s acknowledgment that Israelis and Palestinians may have to swap land in any peace deal was “a very big step forward.”Read More


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