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4 Israeli Soldiers Wounded in Blast Near Lebanese Border

By Reuters

Four Israeli soldiers were wounded on Wednesday in an explosion on the border with Lebanon, a military spokesman said.Read More

How Hollywood Played Nice With the Nazis

By Nirit Alderman (Haaretz)

A new book being published in the United States claims, however, that the major Hollywood studios were desperate to protect their business interests in Germany and actually collaborated with the Nazis in the 1930s prior to the outbreak of World War Two.Read More

Dustin Hoffman Treated for Cancer

By Reuters

Actor Dustin Hoffman has undergone treatment for cancer, the Oscar-winner’s publicist confirmed on Tuesday.Read More

Rabbi vs. Rabbi Feud Sinks Poland's Fight To Maintain Kosher Slaughter

By Cnaan Liphshiz

A few weeks before Poland’s parliament voted last month on whether to overturn a ban on ritual slaughter, Rabbi Menachem Margolin was scheduled to meet the Polish president in an effort to find a solution to the problem.Read More

Police Plead for Calm as Women Plan Monthly Prayer at Western Wall


Jerusalem police asked haredi Orthodox members of the Jerusalem City Council and Women of the Wall leaders to refrain from confrontation at the Western Wall Plaza this week. Women of the Wall will hold its monthly Rosh Chodesh prayer service at the Western Wall on Wednesday morning.Read More

Edward Said's Daughter Talks About Growing Up WASP-y

By Haaretz

Najla Said, daughter of the late Palestinian intellectual and leading post-Modernist Edward Said, tried to ignore the Palestinian culture and heritage handed down to her by her parents in their Manhattan home when she was young.Read More

55% of Israelis Say No Return to 1967 Borders

By Reuters

Most Israelis would oppose any peace deal with the Palestinians that involved withdrawing to pre-1967 ceasefire lines, even if landswaps were agreed to accommodate Jewish settlements, a poll showed on Tuesday.Read More

Roger Waters Slammed Anti-Semitism by Vatican Newspaper


An Op-Ed in the Vatican newspaper blasted “unrestrained anti-Semitism” at a music festival in Belgium where British rocker Roger Waters displayed an inflatable wild boar balloon with a Star of David and other symbols on it.Read More

French Lawmaker Threatened for Anti-Kosher Stand


A French senator said she will complain to police over death threats she received after proposing special labels for halal and kosher meat.Read More

Yehuda Lev, Journalist and Zionist, Dies at 86


Yehuda Lev, an iconoclastic journalist and veteran of World War II and Israel’s War of Independence who established a European underground route to smuggle Holocaust survivors to Palestine, has died.Read More

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