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California Boy Who Killed Neo-Nazi Dad at Age 10 To Hear Fate

By Reuters

A California boy found guilty of murdering his neo-Nazi father at age 10 is expected to learn on Friday whether he will spend the rest of his youth in a juvenile jail or be allowed to be incarcerated in a private facility or group home.Read More

Turkish PM Calls Zionism Crime Against Humanity

By Reuters

Israel’s prime minister accused his Turkish counterpart on Thursday of making a “dark and false” statement by calling Zionism a crime against humanity - a comment likely to hit efforts to repair ties between the two former allies.Read More

Israel To Probe Birth Control for Ethiopian Immigrants

By Reuters

Israel’s Health Ministry has ordered an investigation into whether Ethiopian women were prescribed a birth control drug as a means of population control.Read More

Pope Benedict Ends Pontificate, Leaving Papacy Vacant

By Reuters

Pope Benedict ended his eight-year reign on Thursday, becoming the first pontiff in six centuries to resign instead of ruling for life.Read More

Dan Ehrenkrantz, President of Reconstructionist Seminary To Step Down

By Anne Cohen/JTA

Rabbi Dan Ehrenkrantz will step down as president of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College.Read More

Croatia To Quit UN Golan Force After Reports of Arms Shipments to Syrian Rebels

By Reuters

Croatia will pull its soldiers out of the U.N. peace force in the Golan Heights as a precautionary step, the government said on Thursday, after media reports that Croatian arms were being sent to Syrian rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad.Read More

Argentina's Congress Approves Pact with Iran To Probe Bombing of Jewish Community Center

By Reuters

Argentina’s Congress approved early on Thursday a agreement with Iran to investigate the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish community center that Argentine courts have long accused Tehran of sponsoring.Read More

Oxford Student Union Rejects Boycott Israel Motion


A motion calling for blanket sanctions against Israel was rejected by the Oxford University Students’ Union.Read More

Turkish Prime Minister to U.N: Anti-Semitism Is a Crime Against Humanity


Amid rampant hate speech against Jews published in newspapers in Turkey, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said at a United Nations meeting that anti-Semitism, Zionism and Islamophobia were all “crimes against humanity.”Read More

Ethiopian-Israeli Wins Miss Israel Pageant for First Time


Yityish Aynaw, a 21-year-old former Israeli army officer and model, became the first Ethiopian-Israeli to win the Miss Israel pageant. Mazel Tov, Yityish!Read More

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