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U.S. Admits War Games With Israel Downsized

By JTA

U.S. military officials admit that an upcoming joint U.S.-Israel military exercise has been downsized, but deny that it is because of mistrust of Israel.Read More


Some Illegal Settlers Start To Move From Migron

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Jewish families began evacuating the West Bank outpost of Migron.Read More


IDF Fears Hezbollah Takeover of Border

By Haaretz

Israel’s Northern Command fears the eruption of violent clashes within Lebanon and the possibility of a greater conflict between Lebanese citizens, officials said Saturday.Read More


Israel Official: Gov't Stole Palestinian Land

By Haaretz

The supervisor in charge of the Defense Ministry’s separation barrier project has blamed the Ministry of Housing and Construction as well as the police for breaking the law and invading privately-owned Palestinian lands in the West Bank.Read More


Women Dominate One Israel Council

By Haaretz

When Sigal Moran, head of the Bnei Shimon Regional Council in the northern Negev, saw the Interior Ministry directive instructing local authorities to appoint at least one woman on the panel of judges for the Outstanding Worker Award, she couldn’t help but laugh.Read More


Toronto Rabbi Accused of Abuse From '70s

By JTA

A 71-year-old rabbi in Toronto has been charged with indecent assault for allegedly sexually assaulting a student 40 years ago.Read More


Elementary School Named for Survivor Opens

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A new public elementary school named after a Holocaust survivor opened in Silver Spring, Md.Read More


Cardinal Martini, Built Ties With Jews, Dies

By JTA

Italy’s Jewish leadership mourned the death of Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, 85, who was known in part for forging closer relations between Christians and Jews.Read More


Los Angeles Shul Start Russian-Language Program

By JTA

A Conservative synagogue in the Los Angeles area is starting a Russian-language religious school program.Read More


Scottish Protests Dog Israeli Dance Troupe

By Haaretz

The opening performance of an Israeli dance troupe at the Edinburgh International Festival was disrupted four times last night, as protesters in the audience shouted “free Palestine.”Read More





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