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Turkey 'Tries' Israelis Over Flotilla Attack

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Turkey puts four former Israeli military commanders, including the head of the army, on trial in absentia this week for the 2010 killing of nine Turks on a Gaza-bound aid ship.Read More


$5.8M Looted Poster Collection Hits Block

By JTA

A collection of pre-World War II posters that were returned to the heir of a Jewish dentist who fled the Nazis is going on sale.Read More


Israeli Youth See Rabin's Killing as Lesson

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Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination is taught by Israeli youth movements and in schools as an object lesson in the dangers of ideological extremism.Read More


New York Federation Gives $10M in Sandy Aid

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UJA-Federation of Greater New York released $10 million in Hurricane Sandy emergency relief aid to its network agencies and synagogues.Read More


Palestinians Push Ahead With Bid for Statehood

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The Palestinians will press ahead with a bid to upgrade their status at the United Nations, a senior official said on Monday, brushing off a request by Israel to halt the initiative.Read More


Accused New Zealand Cemetery Vandal Is Cleared

By JTA

Police in New Zealand say charges will be dropped against one of the three men arrested in last month’s attack on an historic Jewish cemetery.Read More


101-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor Beats Sandy

By Forward Staff

A 101-year-old Holocaust survivor and author is believed to be the oldest evacuee from superstorm Sandy.Read More


Israeli Army Resisted March to Iran War

By Reuters

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defence Minister Ehud Barak ordered Israeli defence chiefs in 2010 to prepare for an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities but were rebuffed, a television report said.Read More


Israel Bolsters Iron Dome Missile Defense

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Israel announced plans on Sunday to boost its Iron Dome missile interceptor system, citing successful tests of the largely U.S.-funded system conducted in light of what it called “a variety of unprecedented threats”.Read More


Russian Lawmaker: No Free Transit for Survivors

By JTA

A local Russian lawmaker from President Vladimir Putin’s ruling party reportedly opposed making public transportation free for Holocaust survivors.Read More





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