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Howie Lassoff, Jewish Basketball Legend, Dies at 57

By JTA

Howie Lassoff, who helped lead Maccabi Tel Aviv to six league titles and won Maccabiah gold with the U.S. squad, has died.Read More


Buenos Aires Jewish Center Leader Blasts Iran-Backed Truth Panel

By JTA

The president of the AMIA Buenos Aires Jewish center said the truth commission agreed to by Argentina and Iran “will allow a third bombing in Argentina.”Read More


Bibi Will Meet Naftali Bennett After Apology Over Sara Netanyahu

By Jonathan Lis (Haaretz)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to meet on Monday with Habayit Hayehudi leader Naftali Bennett for the first time since the election in January.Read More


GOP Senator Vows To Filibuster Chuck Hagel

By Reuters

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham on Sunday threatened to block votes on President Barack Obama’s nominees for CIA director and defense secretary until the administration gives more information about the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.Read More


Eric Cantor, Top GOP Jew, Changes Tune on Immigration

By Reuters

A top U.S. Republican lawmaker said on Sunday he would support granting citizenship to children who are in the country illegally in a sign that conservatives who oppose immigration amnesty will be playing defense as Congress takes on immigration reform in the coming months.Read More


Yasser Arafat's Widow Says She Tried To Leave Palestinian Leader '100 Times'

By JTA

Suha Arafat, the widow of Yasser Arafat, said she tried to leave him “hundreds of times, but he wouldn’t let me.”Read More


Sheldon Adelson and Wife Give $50M to Las Vegas Jewish Day School

By JTA

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam made a $50 million donation to the Adelson Education Campus in Las Vegas.Read More


David Hartman, Rabbi and Philosopher, Dies at 81

By JTA

Rabbi David Hartman, a Jewish philosopher who founded the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, has died.Read More


Benjamin Netanyahu Will Talk Iran (Plus Syria and Palestinians) on Obama Trip

By Reuters

Iran’s nuclear ambitions, the civil war in Syria and stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts will top the agenda of U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday.Read More


Chandra Levy Murder Mystery Deepens as Judge Refuses To Open Hearing

By Forward Staff

The mystery of the Chandra Levy murder has deepened as a judge refused to open hearings into an issue with a witness that could potentially overturn the conviction in the sensational case.Read More


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