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35,000 March in Celebrate Israel Parade in New York

By Chemi Shalev (Haaretz)

The traditional Salute to Israel Parade, now rebranded as Celebrate Israel, took place on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue on Sunday− in sweltering heat, under heightened security and with the obvious preponderance of Orthodox Jews among marchers and onlookers.Read More

South African Jewish Doctor Cyril Karabus Tells of Ordeal in Dubai Jail


Cyril Karabus got a hero’s welcome in Cape Town after a nine-month saga in which he was jailed in the United Arab Emirates on charges of manslaughter and fraud.Read More

Angelina Jolie Steps Out for First Time Since 'Jewish' Cancer Gene Surgery

By Reuters

Angelina Jolie stepped out in public for the first since undergoing breast surgery. The stunning actress feared she would get cancer because she has the BRCA-1 gene mutation.Read More

Palestinians Name College President as New Premier

By Reuters

  • Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has named a new prime minister to replace Western-favoured economist Salam Fayyad who quit in April and formally leaves office this month, a Palestinian official told Reuters on Sunday.

Israel Plans To Deport '100%' of Eritrea Immigrants

By Ilan Lior (Haaretz)

Israel has reached an agreement with an unspecified state willing to absorb illegal Eritrean migrants, and is in advanced talks with two other states seeking to reach similar agreements regarding the deportation of illegal Sudanese migrants.Read More

Dead Sea Scrolls Get New Translation Courtesy of High-Resolution Imaging

By Nir Hasson (Haaretz)

With the help of new technology, three experts in ancient Hebrew have been able to discern a different reading of the passage from a fragment of one of the Dead Sea Scrolls.Read More

Benjamin Netanyahu Blasts Amusement Park 'Apartheid' and 'Price Tag' Vandals


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned racism against Israeli Arabs, and vandalism attacks against Palestinians.Read More

Canada's Oldest Synagogue Marks 150th Birthday in British Columbia


Canada’s oldest continuously operating synagogue is celebrating its 150th anniversary.Read More

Is John Kerry Wasting Time With Quixotic Middle East Peace Push?

By Reuters

Four months into his term, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is trying, simultaneously, to end two of the world’s most intractable conflicts: the Syrian civil war and the struggle between Israel and the Palestinians.Read More

Rabbi Steven Greenberg Talks About Being Orthodox and Gay

Orthodox rabbi Steven Greenberg, 57, and actor and opera singer Steven Goldstein, wed last year in a civil ceremony in New York, while holding the toddler in their arms.Read More

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