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Russia Hopes To Lure Jews to Far East Zone


Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev approved a program to offer financial incentives encouraging Russian expats to move to the former Jewish autonomous region of Birobidzhan.Read More

Struck-by-Lightning Jewish Camper Marks Bar Mitzvah in Hospital

By Talia Lavin

Ethan Kadish suffered a serious brain injury when he was struck by lightning at a Jewish camp. His family will celebrate his bar mitzvah in a Cincinnati hospital this weekend.Read More

Tzipi Livni Vows Israel Will Make Dramatic Concessions for Peace

By Reuters

U.S.-brokered peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians will result in dramatic Israeli decisions, the chief Israeli negotiator predicted on Tuesday.Read More

Egyptian Jewish Leader Magda Haroun Backs Push Against Islamists

By Ben Sales

The leader of Egypt’s tiny Jewish community backs the campaign to quell the Muslim Brotherhood. Magda Haroun calls the crackdown the dawn of a ‘new era’ of secularism.Read More

Turkey Accuses Israel of Being Behind Egypt Coup

By Reuters

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday accused Israel of being responsible for the military takeover in Egypt, saying that he has “evidence” that points to Israel’s involvement.Read More

Ethiopian School Closes as Last Jews Leave Gondar


Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky turned over the keys to the Jewish school of Gondar, Ethiopia, to the town’s mayor.Read More

Polish Jewish Cemetery Used for Topless Photo Shoot


Polish photographer Lukasz Szczygielski has apologized for conducting a photo shoot with a half-naked model at the Jewish cemetery in the southern Polish town of Checiny.Read More

Roger Waters Releases an Open Letter to Musicians Calling for Boycott of Israel


British rocker Roger Waters published an open letter calling on fellow musicians to join a boycott of Israel. The letter, which condemns Israel for apartheid and ethnic cleansing, has been expected for several months, according to the Electronic Intifada, which first reported on its existence.Read More

Elena Kagan Calls Jewish Identity 'No Less American'


Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan said at the annual reading of George Washington’s letter on religious liberty that she never felt like she was “less of an American” because of her Judaism.Read More

Palestinian Hacker Posts Illegally on Zuckerberg's Facebook Page


A Palestinian hacker posted a message on Facebook founder Marc Zuckerberg’s wall to show there is a bug in the social network’s security settings.Read More

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