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Vladimir Putin Accuses Pussy Riot of Anti-Semitism

By JTA

Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused a member of the punk protest band Pussy Riot of having committed an anti-Semitic act.Read More


Four Kids Dead as Israel Strike Hits Gaza Apartment

By Reuters

At least 11 Palestinian civilians, including four children, were killed on Sunday in what Hamas said was an Israeli air strike on a Gaza apartment building, the highest death toll in a single incident in five days of fighting.Read More


Rupert Murdoch Slams 'Jewish Owned' Media Bias

By Forward Staff

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch slammed ‘Jewish owned’ media outlets for being too critical of Israel in its confrontation with Gaza.Read More


Gaza Death Toll Rises as Ground Attack Looms

By Reuters

Israeli warplanes struck Gaza militants for a fifth straight day on Sunday and its military prepared for a possible ground invasion, though Egypt saw “some indications” of a truce ahead.Read More


Wounded Gabby Giffords Aide Wins Seat in Squeaker

By Reuters

Democratic U.S. Representative Ron Barber, a former aide to Gabrielle Giffords who was wounded alongside her in a deadly 2011 shooting, claimed victory on Saturday after edging Republican Martha McSally to win a full term in Congress.Read More


Narrow Miss for Tel Aviv as Rocket Nailed in Air

By Reuters

Israel rushed a fifth Iron Dome air defence battery into service in the Tel Aviv area on Saturday, using it within hours to shoot down a rocket fired at the coastal metropolis from the Gaza Strip.Read More


Iron Dome Intercepts Tel Aviv Rocket

By Reuters

Palestinian militants fired a rocket at Tel Aviv on Saturday but it was intercepted in mid-air by a newly deployed Israeli anti-missile battery and caused no casualties or damage, police said.Read More


War Looms as Israel Endures More Rockets

Israeli aircraft bombed Hamas government buildings in Gaza on Saturday, including the prime minister’s office, after Israel’s cabinet authorised the mobilisation of up to 75,000 reservists, preparing for a possible ground invasion.Read More


Alan Gross Sues U.S. for $60M

By Reuters

A U.S. contractor jailed in Cuba after being convicted of crimes against the state sued the U.S. government and the company that hired him for $60 million on Friday, blaming them for his imprisonment and not warning him about the risks he faced in the communist-run island.Read More


Iran Poised To Hike Nuclear Capacity: U.N.

By Reuters

Iran is set to sharply expand its uranium enrichment in an underground site after installing all the centrifuges it was built for, a U.N. report said, a move that could increase Western alarm about Tehran’s nuclear course.Read More





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