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Once-Potent Kadima Faces Israel Oblivion

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Israel’s once dominant Kadima party faces eclipse at a January election, with polls suggesting the movement created by former prime minister Ariel Sharon could be replaced by new and revived forces at the helm of centre-left opposition to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.Read More


Long Road to Normalcy for Frazzled New Yorkers

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New York authorities have made a big push for normalcy after megastorm Sandy, but for many residents dealing with water-logged homes, power outages, gasoline shortages and painfully slow commutes, things are far from that.Read More


Western Wall Rabbi Blasts Women's Protests

By JTA

The Western Wall is for all Jews, the rabbi of the Western Wall, Shmuel Rabinowitz, said even as he blasted women’s protests there as ‘provocations.’Read More


Nazi Leader's Sister Hid Jews During Holocaust

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The sister of a Belgian Nazi leader hid three Jews in her home near Brussels during the Holocaust, according to one of the survivors.Read More


Anti-Semitic Incidents Drop in U.S.: Report

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The number of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States declined by 13 percent in 2011, an annual audit of anti-Semitic incidents found.Read More


Brighton Beach Yeshiva Socked by Sandy

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When Rabbi Avremel Okonov returned to Mazel Academy in Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach after Sandy, he found ruined Torah scrolls and fetid floodwaters.Read More


Graham Spanier Charged in Penn State Cover-Up

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Ex-Penn State President Graham Spanier has been charged with trying to cover up child sex abuse by former football coach Jerry Sandusky.Read More


Mahmoud Abbas Concedes No Right of Return

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas made a rare if symbolic concession to Israel on Thursday, saying he had no permanent claim on the town from which he was driven as a child during the 1948 war of the Jewish state’s founding.Read More


Bloomberg Endorses Obama for Reelection

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New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg endorsed President Barack Obama’s reelection, citing the importance of climate change after superstorm Sandy.Read More


Greeks Hope To Blunt Rise of Golden Dawn

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The sudden rise of Greece’s neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party has prompted condemnations from around the world. It also has put the country’s 5,000 Jews on edgeRead More





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