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Amsterdam Tried to Tax Concentration Camp Jews

By JTA

The City of Amsterdam fined hundreds of Jewish Holocaust survivors for failing to pay taxes while they were in hiding or in concentration camps.Read More


Israel Strikes Gaza After Rockets Hit Town

By Reuters

Israel launched an air strike on the Palestinian Gaza Strip on Tuesday, the first such attack since an eight-day war in November, Hamas, the Islamist movement that controls the territory, and Israel’s military said.Read More


Shells From Syria Land in Israeli-Occupied Golan

By Reuters

A mortar shell fired on Tuesday during fighting between Syrian forces and rebels landed in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Israeli military sources said.Read More


N.Y. Mayoral Hopeful Malcolm Smith Ensnared in Complex Bribe Plot

By Reuters

A high-ranking Democratic New York State senator was arrested on Tuesday and charged with trying to buy a place on the Republican ticket in the city’s next mayoral race, an effort that prosecutors said was part of a wide-ranging bribery scandal and reflected pervasive corruption in New York politics.Read More


Jewish Women in New York Lose Virginity Later Than Others: Poll

By Anne Cohen

Apparently, New York isn’t the den of sin it’s cracked up to be. At least, not for Jewish women.Read More


Israel Battles Protests Over Palestinian's Death

By Reuters

Israeli prison guards fired tear gas to quell disturbances by Palestinian inmates on Tuesday after a prisoner serving a life sentence over an attempt to bomb an Israeli cafe died of cancer.Read More


David Miliband Quits Soccer Team Board After It Hired 'Fascist' Italian Manager

By Reuters

The former British foreign secretary has resigned from the board of a soccer team after it hired an Italian manager who boasted of his fascist sympathies — and once made a Nazi salute during a match.Read More


Toughest-in-Nation Gun Laws Passed by Lawmakers in Connecticut

By Reuters

Legislative leaders in Connecticut, where a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at an elememtary school in December, said on Monday they had agreed some of the toughest gun regulations in the nation and expected to adopt them this week.Read More


Hamas Reelects Pragmatist Khaled Meshaal as Leader

By Reuters

The Islamist Palestinian Hamas group re-elected the relatively pragmatic Khaled Meshaal as its leader on Tuesday, despite past criticism of him by hardliners in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.Read More


Belarus Plans $1M Restoration of Old Synagogue

By JTA

The government of Belarus announced plans to renovate one of the country’s oldest synagogues and turn it into a Jewish museum.Read More


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