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Fracking Must Wait for Year in New York

By Reuters

The fracking debate in New York state is hitting new heights as regulators delay a final decision on the controversial natural gas production method, but it looks increasingly clear that it will be a year - if ever - before drilling begins again.Read More


Ronald Dworkin, Legal Scholar, Dies at 81

By Reuters

American legal philosopher Ronald Dworkin, the man behind some of the most influential theories of law and morality in modern jurisprudence, died on Thursday. He was 81.Read More


Anti-Arab Vandals Hit Jerusalem Muslim Cemetery

By Reuters

Vandals spray-painted “Death to the Arabs” and anti-Muslim graffiti on graves in a Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem on Thursday, police said.Read More


Barack Obama and Democrats Plead for Action on Chuck Hagel

By Reuters

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made an impassioned appeal on Thursday for confirmation of Chuck Hagel as President Barack Obama’s new secretary of defense, as Republicans said he might not get the 60 votes needed to overcome roadblocks preventing a vote on his confirmation.Read More


Prisoner X Spy Scandal Shines Light on Jewish Immigrants in Israel

By Reuters

The jailhouse suicide of suspected Israeli double agent Prisoner X spotlights the Mossad’s recruitment of foreign-born Jews who could spy using their native passports.Read More


7 French Paintings Looted by Nazis Should Be Returned To Jewish Owners

By JTA

A French restitution committee reportedly has recommended returning seven valuable paintings looted by the Nazis during the Holocaust from two Jewish families.Read More


Swansea's Israeli Soccer Star Itay Schechter Skips Training Trip to Dubai

By JTA

An Israeli soccer player for a British team is sitting out a team visit to Dubai because of tensions between the emirate and Israel.Read More


Erika Glazer Pledges $30M for Renovation of Los Angeles' Wilshire Temple

By JTA

A Los Angeles philanthropist has pledged $30 million to support a vast restoration project for the city’s landmark Wilshire Boulevard Temple.Read More


Designer John Galliano's Outfit Wasn't Mocking Ultra-Orthodox Jews: ADL

By Forward Staff

Designer John Galliano was just getting creative and was not mocking ultra-Orthodox Jews when he stepped out in a hat, pinstripe suit and curls, the Anti-Defamation League said.Read More


Switzerland Blocked Just 3,000 Jewish Refugees Fleeing Holocaust

By JTA

Swiss authorities turned away only 3,000 Jewish refugees during the Holocaust and not 24,500 as believed, French Nazi hunter and historian Serge Klarsfeld said.Read More


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