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'Ai Weiwei' and 2 Israel Films Make Oscars List

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Two Israeli films are on the Academy Awards’ short list for the best documentary category, along with one by a Forward 50 selection.Read More


Ecuador Leader Compares Terror Bombing to Libya

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Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa compared the bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center which killed 85 people to “NATO bombings of Libya.”Read More


B'nai Jeshurun Cheers Push for Palestinian State

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The leaders of a prominent New York City synagogue sent out an email to congregants praising the U.N. vote that elevated the Palestinians to non-member state status.Read More


Terror Suspects Admits Synagogue Bomb Plot

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A New York man on Tuesday pleaded guilty to 10 charges connected with a plan to blow up synagogues and churches in Manhattan last year.Read More


Europe Struggles To Respond to Settlement Plan

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European Union states struggled to agree on Tuesday on a common response to Israel’s plans to expand settlements in the West Bank, highlighting the divisions within the bloc over how to tackle the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.Read More


Duke's Jewish Life Center Is Vandalized

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The sign for a Jewish center at Duke University was vandalized, the campus student newspaper reported.Read More


Israeli Hoopster Suspended for 'Nazi' Jibe

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Israel’s leading basketball team Maccabi Tel Aviv has suspended its captain for calling a rival player a Nazi.Read More


For Gays in Israel, Yes to Splitsville. Marriage, No.

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An Israeli court has awarded the country’s first divorce to a gay couple, which experts called an ironic milestone since same-sex marriages cannot be legally conducted in the Jewish state.Read More


@ShimonPeres Welcomes Pope to Twitter-Sphere

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Israel’s President Shimon Peres welcomed Pope Benedict XVI to Twitter with a tweet extolling Israel-Vatican ties.Read More


French Arrest Couple in Toulouse Rampage 'Plot'

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French authorities reportedly have arrested a man and a woman in the Toulouse area on suspicion that they helped Mohammed Merah “commit crimes” that may have included the murder of four Jews.Read More





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