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Ukraine Premier Reassures Jews Over Far Right

By JTA

Despite recent electoral gains by Ukraine’s far right, extremists will not “highjack government priorities” on encouraging Ukrainian Jewish life, Ukraine’s premier reportedly said.Read More


Jewish School in France Hit by Two Attacks

By JTA

Students and faculty of a predominantly Jewish school near Paris have reported two attacks and one break-in in the space of 48 hours.Read More


With Truce, Netanyahu Shows Cautious Side

By Reuters

Benjamin Netanyahu has a reputation as a gung-ho hardliner. By agreeing to a truce with Hamas, he showed that he is actually a risk-averse leader.Read More


Quiet Day on Both Sides of Gaza Border

By Reuters

A ceasefire between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers took hold, although deep mistrust on both sides cast doubt on how long the Egyptian-sponsored deal can last.Read More


Iron Dome Rocket Shoot-Downs Cost $30M

By Reuters

Israel’s Iron Dome interceptions of Palestinian rockets during eight days of Gaza fighting cost $25 million to $30 million, the government said on Thursday, arguing the U.S.-backed system was well worth the money.Read More


Salesman Confesses to Jewish Merchant Killings

By Reuters

New York City police charged a local clothing salesman on Wednesday with murder in the shooting deaths this year of three shopkeepers, including two Jews, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said.Read More


Hamas Military Might Crippled, Israel Claims

By Reuters

Israel’s Operation Pillar of Defence has crippled the military power of Gaza’s ruling Islamist movement Hamas, the Israeli military said on Wednesday, as an Egyptian-brokered truce halted eight days of combat.Read More


Joy Over Gaza Ceasefire Could be Shortlived

By Reuters

Palestinians and Israelis alike were relieved that a bloody ground war was averted. But both sides know the ceasefire might not last long.Read More


Gaza Peace Deal Starts To Take Hold

By Reuters

Israel and the Islamist Hamas movement ruling the Gaza Strip agreed on Wednesday to an Egyptian-sponsored ceasefire to halt an eight-day conflict that killed 162 Palestinians and five Israelis.Read More


Rockets Hit Israel After Ceasefire Announced

By Reuters

Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip launched 12 rockets into Israel during the hour after a ceasefire was announced between Israel and Islamist militants on Wednesday, an Israeli police spokesman said.Read More





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