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More Than a Quarter of Israeli Households Sought Welfare in 2011

By JTA

Twenty-eight percent of Israeli households said they required welfare services in 2011, according to official data.Read More


Iran Denies Involvement In Bulgaria Bomb Bombing That Killed Israeli Tourists

By Reuters

Iran played no part in the bombing of a bus last year that killed Israeli tourists, its ambassador to Bulgaria said on Friday, rejecting Israeli charges that it was involved in the attack.Read More


Fresh Questions Swirl Around Nazi 'Mascot' Case

By JTA

The case of a purported Holocaust survivor living in Australia who was adopted by the Nazis and made into their child mascot is being re-examined amid fresh allegations of a Holocaust hoax.Read More


Anti-Israel Tweeter Axed From U.N. Job

By JTA

A U.N. agency employee based in Jerusalem who tweeted an incendiary anti-Israel photo nearly a year ago was removed from her position.Read More


Jack Lew Faces Surprise GOP Obstacles

By Reuters

Republican U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions on Thursday warned that President Barack Obama’s nominee for Treasury secretary could face a tough time winning confirmation if the White House did not clear up a dispute over the Medicare health program.Read More


Benjamin Netanyahu Meets Yair Lapid in Push for Israeli Coalition

By Reuters

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Thursday with Yair Lapid, the surprise runner-up in an election last month, to try to draw him into a broad government that could bridge Israel’s religious divide.Read More


Ryan Braun, Jewish Baseball Slugger, Denies Wrongdoing in Drug Inquiry

By Anne Cohen

Former baseball MVP Ryan Braun is reportedly the latest in a series of players linked to a Miami-area clinic that allegedly [distributed performance-enhancement drugs.Read More


Anti-Semitic Incidents Rise by 5% in Britain

By JTA

Anti-Semitic incidents in Britain rose 5 percent over the previous year, making 2012 the third highest number of incidents on record.Read More


Ronald Lauder Wins France's Highest Honor

By JTA

France’s President François Hollande decorated World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder with the order of officer the Legion of Honor, the highest decoration in France.Read More


Belgian Carnival Float Lampoons Leaders as Nazis

By JTA

A float satirizing local politicians dressed as Nazis holding canisters of Zyklon B gas is to take part in a carnival parade in the Belgian city of Aalst.Read More


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