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Toulouse Jewish Students Tour Israel

By JTA

The Jewish Agency brought to Israel a group of students from the school in Toulouse where an Islamist militant killed four Jews earlier this year.Read More


Palestinians Outline Israel Isolation Strategy

By JTA

The Palestinian Authority is considering a multi-pronged strategy to isolate Israel, including seeking redress in international courts and ceasing security cooperation.Read More


White House Defends Hagel as Obama Mulls Pentagon Choice

By Reuters

The White House on Thursday came to the defense of former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel against critics who have attacked his record on Israel and Iran in a bid to head off his possible nomination as President Barack Obama’s next Pentagon chief.Read More


Madoff's Younger Brother Sentenced to 10 Years

By Reuters

Peter Madoff will serve 10 years in prison for his role in his older brother’s multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme, a U.S. judge said on Thursday.Read More


Lining Up on Both Sides of Chuck Hagel Debate

By JTA

A leading pro-Israel political action committee urged its members to prevent Chuck Hagel from being nominated defense secretary, while a group of former U.S. diplomats endorsed him.Read More


JetBlue Rushes Card to Noah Pozner's Funeral

By Susan Armitage

The airline helped rush a card from Noah Pozner’s cousin in the Northwest to his funeral in Connecticut so the little Jewish boy could be buried with it.Read More


Worshipper Finds $500M in Checks at Western Wall

By JTA

A worshipper at the Western Wall found an envelope with 507 open checks worth about half a billion dollars.Read More


Man Charged With Vandalizing L.A. Synagogue

By JTA

The man arrested in connection with fake bomb threats made against a Los Angeles synagogue was also charged with vandalizing it earlier this month.Read More


Noah Pozner's Sister Survived Rampage in Closet

By Forward Staff

Noah Pozner’s older sister survived the Newtown shooting massacre when her teacher bundled her class into a closet at the school, a relative said.Read More





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