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Modiano, Greek Jewish Journalist, Dies at 86

By JTA

Mario Modiano, a Jewish-Greek journalist who chronicled some of the most turbulent times of modern Greek history, died at the age of 86.Read More


Shul Donates Scroll to Sandy-Hit Congregation

By JTA

Members of a Kansas City synagogue have come to the aid of Jewish Hurricane Sandy victims in Long Island by donating a Torah scroll to a synagogue that lost four.Read More


Marvin Miller, Baseball Labor Leader, Dies at 95

By Reuters

Marvin Miller, the founding chief of the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) who changed the landscape of sports by pioneering free agency for players, died on Tuesday at the age of 95, the union said.Read More


Is Barak a Canny Survivor or Reluctant Politician?

By JTA

Is Ehud Barak a calculating political survivor or a military man who, in his words, ‘never had any special desire’ for political life?Read More


Gaza Says 'Thank You' to Iran

By Reuters

Gazans offered very public thanks to Iran on Tuesday for helping them in this month’s fight against Israel, when Iranian-made missiles were fired out of the Palestinian enclave towards Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.Read More


Chef Has Solution to 'Frankenfish' Woes

By Reuters

The northern snakehead is known as “Frankenfish” and “rattlesnakes with fins,” and some chefs say one way to stop the predatory, fast-spreading fish is obvious - with a fork.Read More


France Will Back Palestinian Statehood Bid

By Reuters

France said on Tuesday it would vote in favour of Palestinian non-member status at the United Nations.Read More


French Cemeteries Hit by New Anti-Semitic Attacks

By JTA

French police reportedly are investigating fresh acts of vandalism in two Jewish cemeteries and a municipal building.Read More


It's CSI: Ramallah as Arafat's Body Exhumed

By Reuters

Forensic experts took samples from Yasser Arafat’s buried corpse in the West Bank on Tuesday, trying to determine if he was murdered by Israeli agents using the hard-to-trace radioactive poison, Polonium.Read More


Hungary Leader Demands List of 'Risk' Jews

By Reuters

A Hungarian far-right politician urged the government to draw up lists of Jews who pose a “national security risk”, stirring outrage among Jewish leaders who saw echoes of fascist policies that led to the Holocaust.Read More





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