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Israel's Chief Rabbi Interrogated for Pocketing Donations


Israeli Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger is being interrogated on suspicion that he took hundreds of thousands of shekels meant for nongovernmental organizations.Read More

Modigliani Painting Expected To Fetch $8 Million in Israel — But the Piece Won't Be Present

By Haaretz

A masterpiece by Italian Jewish artist Amadeo Modigliani, estimated to be worth NIS 30 million, will be offered at public auction in Israel in the coming weeks. It is the most expensive painting ever to be auctioned in Israel. But the painting itself won’t be making an appearance.Read More

Palestinian Prime Minister Offers Resignation Two Weeks After Taking Post

By Reuters

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah has offered his resignation to President Mahmoud Abbas just two weeks after taking office, an official in his press office told Reuters on Thursday.Read More

Anti-Semitic Vandals Mar Warsaw Ghetto Memorial


Unknown vandals painted “Jude Raus” at the entrance of a memorial to the leader of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. The words, which mean “Jews Out,” were discovered Wednesday at the Anielewicz Mound in Warsaw.Read More

U.N. Accuses Israel of Torturing Children and Using Palestinian Human Shields

By Reuters

A United Nations human rights body accused Israeli forces on Thursday of mistreating Palestinian children, including by torturing those in custody and using others as human shields.Read More

The Jewish Side of James Gandolfini

By Nathan Abrams (Haaretz)

James Gandolfini, who died at 51, wasn’t Jewish. But ‘The Sopranos’ actor knew he was portraying a business with deep roots in the Tribe.Read More

Ku Klux Klansman Offered To Make Radiation 'Death Ray' for Jewish Groups


An alleged member of the Ku Klux Klan tried to sell a mobile device to New York Jewish groups that “could be used by Israel to defeat its enemies.”Read More

American Jewish Leaders Call Remarks Opposing Two States 'Irresponsible'

By Haaretz

American Jewish leaders Abraham Foxman, Rabbi Rick Jacobs and David Harris condemned recent statements by senior Israeli officials about the impossibility of a two-state solution, calling them irresponsible and saying they undermine the credibility of the government.Read More

Israeli Diplomat Strikes Back at Alice Walker's Over Boycott Plea

By Haaretz

Israel’s consular general in New York accused novelist Alice Walker of urging artists to scapegoat Israel, following the publication of an open letter by Walker imploring singer Alicia Keys to boycott Israel and cancel her concert there.Read More

Sharon Stone Says 'I Love Israel'


Sharon Stone says ‘I love Israel.’ The sexy actress gushed over the Jewish state during a visit to sick children at Hadassah Hospital. SEE slideshow.Read More

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