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Capriles Warns of Plot in Venezuela Presidential Vote

By Reuters

Opposition leader Henrique Capriles charged there was a plot to change the result of Sunday’s presidential election in Venezuela, which will decide if a longtime loyalist continues Hugo Chavez’s self-styled socialist revolution.Read More


Chabad Rabbi Probed Over Circumcision Rite

By JTA

Berlin’s district attorney is investigating complaints about a circumcision in the German capital involving the controversial metzizah b’peh ritual.Read More


Michael Broyde, Top Modern Orthodox Rabbi, Downplays Fake Name Scandal

By Debra Nussbaum Cohen (Haaretz)

Michael Broyde, the top Modern Orthodox rabbi accused of setting up a fake persona to undermine a rival organization, downplayed the importance of the scandal in a new interview.Read More


Israel Claims Attack That Killed 12 and Wiped Out Gaza Family Was Legal

By Reuters

Israel has said it will not open a criminal investigation into the death of 12 Palestinian civilians in a November air strike on a house in the Gaza Strip during its war with Hamas.Read More


Israel Marks Yom Hazikaron Memorial Day With Air Raid Sirens

By JTA

Israel began memorializing its more than 25,000 fallen soldiers and terror victims.Read More


Justin Bieber Claims Nazi Victim Anne Frank Would've Been 'Belieber' Fan

By Reuters

Teen pop star Justin Bieber wrote in the guest book of the Anne Frank House that he thought the young Holocaust victim would have been a fan of his.Read More


Salam Fayyad's Departure Complicates U.S. Push for Israel Peace Talks

Palestinian officials voiced optimism on Sunday the resignation of U.S.-backed Prime Minister Salam Fayyad would not hinder Washington’s planned development initiative for the West Bank.Read More


Carmen Weinstein, Leader of Egyptian Jews, Dies at 82

By Forward Staff

The leader of Egypt’s dwindling Jewish community died Saturday at the age of 82.Read More


Sheldon Adelson Spotlights Dark Side of China's Tourist Paradise Macau

By Reuters

Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson’s reference to triad organised crime gangs in testimony in a lawsuit has hit a raw nerve in Macau, the Chinese boomtown that his Las Vegas Sands Corp helped transform from a gangland haven into a $38 billion gambling capital.Read More


Venezuelans Elect Hugo Chavez Successor Amid Hope and Dread

By Reuters

Venezuelans decide on Sunday whether to honor Hugo Chavez’s dying wish for a longtime loyalist to continue his hardline socialism or hand power to a young challenger vowing business-friendly changes.Read More


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