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Venezuela Jews Dedicate New Sephardic Synagogue

By JTA

The Jewish community of Caracas officially dedicated the Venezuelan city’s new main Sephardic synagogue, Tiferet Israel Este.Read More


Scant Hope of Breakthrough as Barack Obama's Mideast Trip Looms

By Reuters

President Barack Obama is due to make his first official visit to Israel and the Palestinian Territories this week, looking to improve ties after sometimes rocky relations with both sides during his first term in office.Read More


Israeli Military Plans $7B Desert Campus

By Reuters

Israel’s military plans to vacate land worth $14 billion and move most of its headquarters from the heart of Tel Aviv in a $7 billion project intended to alleviate an acute national shortage of room for housing.Read More


Update Your Facebook Status — In Ancient Aramaic!

By Oded Yaron (Haaretz)

Facebook users are always looking for ways to make their statuses stand out on the uber-popular social network. One user has put a unique spin on the quest for original updates, tapping into the ancient Semitic language of Aramaic to create an entire page in the Canaanite tongue.Read More


Supermodel Bar Refaeli Should Be Banned From Pro-Israel Ads, Army Says

By Gill Cohen (Haaretz)

The Israeli Defense Forces criticized a public relations campaign launched by the Foreign Ministry to boost Israel’s image around the world because it starred sexy Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli, Channel 2 news reported Sunday.Read More


Americans Back Israel, Say U.S. Should Stay Out of Peace Talks

By JTA

New polls show that most Americans support Israel, but do not want the U.S. to take the lead in an Israeli-Palestinian peace process.Read More


Palestinian Hunger Striker Released to Gaza Exile

By Reuters

A hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner was exiled by Israel to the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Sunday, Palestinian officials said.Read More


Israeli Housing Minister Vows To Expand Settlements

By Reuters

Israel’s new housing minister said on Sunday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s incoming cabinet would keep expanding Jewish settlements to the same extent as his previous government.Read More


Jewish Sociologist Shares Hungary Award With 2 Accused of Anti-Semitism

By JTA

Hungary recognized a Jewish sociologist, Andreas Kovacs, and two citizens accused of making anti-Semitic statements with prestigious national awards.Read More


Greek Soccer Star Banned for Nazi Salute

By Reuters

The AEK Athens midfielder Giorgos Katidis has been handed a life ban from all national teams by Greece’s football federation EPO after he appeared to give a Nazi salute to supporters during a match.Read More


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