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Russia Hopes To Lure Jews to Far East Zone

By JTA

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

By JTA

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

By JTA

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

By JTA

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'

By JTA

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

By JTA

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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