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Syria Built Chemical Arsenal to Counter Israel

By Reuters

Syria, defeated by Israel in three wars and afraid its arch enemy had gained a nuclear arsenal, began in earnest to build a covert chemical weapons programme three decades ago, aided by its neighbours, allies and European chemical wholesalers.Read More

iPhone-Happy Brooklyn Jewish Students Booted From Southwest Plane


The senior class of a New York yeshiva high school was kicked off a flight for being “non-compliant.”Read More

Prague Jewish Museum Braces for Raging Czech Floods


The Jewish Museum in Prague has reopened its doors after closing for a short time to prepare for raging floods roaring toward the Czech capital.Read More

Talk of Sex Gets Israeli Minister Shai Piron All Giggly

By Reuters

A reference to “penetration” in a speech to parliament caused Israel’s education minister to burst into a laughing fit that went viral on Tuesday on Israeli websites.Read More

Jewish Federations Back Western Wall Compromise as Clashes Loom


The Jewish Federations of North America’s board of trustees passed a resolution supporting Natan Sharansky’s proposed compromise on egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall.Read More

Israeli Boy's Kidney Donated to Palestinian Child


The kidney of a 3-year-old Israeli boy was successfully transplanted to a 10-year-old Palestinian child.Read More

Nazi Dad Wears Third Reich Uniform to Court

By Forward Staff

A white supremacist father who named his children after his Third Reich heroes reportedly shocked a New Jersey judge by wearing a Nazi uniform to a hearing to demand visitation rights to one of the children.Read More

Police Brace for Fresh Clashes Between Women and Ultra-Orthodox at Kotel

By Yair Ettinger (Haaretz)

Jerusalem District Police are preparing for another round of confrontations at the Western Wall next Sunday, as tensions continue to escalate surrounding the Women of the Wall’s demand for equal worship at Judaism’s holiest site.Read More

35,000 Eritreans Face Deportation From Israel

By Reuters

An estimated 35,000 Eritreans are currently in Israel. Returning them to their homeland, a reclusive state accused last year by the U.N. human rights chief of torture and summary executions, is problematic under international law.Read More

Eric Rosenthal Wins Charles Bronfman Prize


Eric Rosenthal, the founder of Disability Rights International, won the $100,000 Charles Bronfman Prize.Read More

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