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500 Rabbis Join Push for Alan Gross Release

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More than 500 rabbis urged the release of Alan Gross, citing an assessment by a U.S. radiologist that the American contractor jailed in Cuba might have a cancerous growth.Read More


Volleys of Rockets From Gaza Hit Israel

By JTA

At least 50 rockets fired from Gaza have struck Israel since Saturday night, according to the military and Israeli news reports. A factory in Sderot sustained a direct hit Sunday morning and several buildings and two cars in the Sha’ar Hanegev municipality were also damaged in attacks. At least three Israelis have been wounded.Read More


Dutch Leader: Homeland for Jews in Germany

By JTA

A former Dutch prime minister reportedly said that the Jewish state should have been established in Germany.Read More


EgyptAir Hostesses To Wear Muslim Headscarves

By Reuters

EgyptAir is allowing its stewardesses to wear Islamic headscarves if they wish on flights to Arab states and will expand the practice to the rest of the network, an official said on Sunday, ending a restriction imposed in Hosni Mubarak’s era.Read More


Israel Threatens To Withhold Palestinians' Cash

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Israel will stop collecting tax revenues for the Palestinian Authority and not hand over any money if President Mahmoud Abbas continues to seek observer state membership of the United Nations, Israel’s finance minister said on Saturday.Read More


Wife Pushes Obama for Action on Alan Gross

By Reuters

The wife of Alan Gross, the U.S. contractor jailed in Cuba for crimes against the state, said she hopes President Barack Obama’s re-election will soon help lead to her ailing husband’s release from the communist-ruled country.Read More


Israel Strikes Back Amid Gaza Flare Up

By Reuters

Israeli tank fire killed four Palestinians and wounded 25 in the Gaza Strip on Saturday after an anti-tank missile hit an Israeli army jeep wounding four soldiers, and Palestinian fighters fired rockets into southern Israel in a new flare-up of fighting.Read More


Dentists Sue for $5M Over Sandy Crane Collapse

By Reuters

Two New York City dentists have filed a $5 million lawsuit against the contractor at a nearly completed 90-story luxury apartment building, blaming it for the collapse of the top of a construction crane during superstorm Sandy.Read More


Philip Roth Announces Plans To Retire

By Reuters

Seminal American author Philip Roth, whose novels explored modern Jewish-American life, says he will write no more books because he has lost his passion for it.Read More


Lew and Sandberg Top Short List for Treasury

By Reuters

President Barack Obama, fresh from his re-election victory, will have to turn his attention quickly to naming a new Treasury Secretary, one of the most powerful positions in world finance.Read More





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