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Western Wall Prayer Fight Fails To Move Israelis

By JTA

Restrictions on women’s prayer at the Western Wall have sparked controversy in the Diaspora. But Israel’s secular majority isn’t particularly interested in the issue.Read More


Harry Reid: Get Ready for Cliff

The top Democrat in the Senate warned on Thursday that the United States looks to be headed over the “fiscal cliff” of tax hikes and spending cuts that will start next week if squabbling politicians do not reach a deal.Read More


Iran Fires Only Female Minister

By Reuters

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday dismissed his only female cabinet minister, Health Minister Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi, after she criticised her colleagues for failing to provide funds to import vital medicines.Read More


Accused Abuser's Son Charged in Bleach Attack

By JTA

A Brooklyn fishmonger was indicted for throwing a cup of bleach in the face of a Chasidic rabbi who advocates for victims of sexual abuse in the haredi Orthodox community.Read More


Holocaust Scholars Urge Aid for Africans in Israel

By Haaretz

A new initiative, supported by prominent Holocaust and genocide scholars, calls on the international community to share responsibility for resolving the African refugee crisis in Israel, insisting that Israel should not be expected to carry the burden alone.Read More


Santa and His Helpers Must Pay Ukraine Tax

Cash-strapped Ukraine on Wednesday reminded entertainers making money by posing as Did Moroz - the local version of Santa Claus - and his helpers to pay income tax.Read More


Right-Wingers Scuffle With Arabs Over Vote Hearing

By JTA

A violent scuffle broke out between right-wing Israeli activists and supporters of Arab-Israeli lawmaker Hanin Zoabi following a Supreme Court hearing on her disqualification from upcoming elections.Read More


George H.W. Bush in Intensive Care

By Reuters

Former President George H.W. Bush, who led a coalition that ejected Iraqi forces from Kuwait in 1991, is in intensive care at a Houston hospital in “guarded condition,” family spokesman Jim McGrath said Wednesday.Read More


Brian Schatz, Hawaii’s Jewish Lt. Gov., Named to U.S. Senate

By JTA

Hawaii’s governor named his Jewish lieutenant governor, Brian Schatz, to replace the late Daniel Inouye in the U.S. Senate.Read More


'PM: Livni Won’t Be Involved in Peace Talks in My Next Government'

By Haaretz

Not only will Tzipi Livni not get the foreign affairs portfolio in the next Likud-led government, she won’t be allowed anywhere near the diplomatic realm or be involved in talks with the Palestinians, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Likud ministers on Wednesday.Read More


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