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Jordan Holds Vote on Day After Israel

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Jordan’s electoral commission set Jan. 23 as the date for early parliamentary elections on Tuesday after King Abdullah dissolved parliament halfway through its term, reacting to pressure to accelerate political reforms.Read More


Adelsons Give $500K to Pro-Boteach Super PAC

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Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife have given $500,000 to a Super PAC supporting Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s bid for Congress.Read More


Sweden Complains Over 'False' Iran Sanctions Report

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  • Sweden has complained to Israel over a newspaper report which said the Nordic state had tried to block EU sanctions against Iran to protect powerhouse telecoms equipment maker Ericsson, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.

Arab Dictators' $1B Secret Stash

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Switzerland has frozen $1 billion in stolen assets linked to dictators ousted by Arab spring uprisings in Egypt, Libya, Syria and Tunisia.Read More


Despite Ryan's Heritage, Ireland Sticks With Obama

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In the land of his ancestors, Paul Ryan’s Irish charm is failing him.Read More


Netanyahu Praises Europe for Iran Sanctions

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the European Union on Tuesday for ramping up sanctions against Iran, saying such measures were having a strong impact on the Iranian economy.Read More


Moshe Dayan's Grave Hit by Vandals

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The grave of former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Dayan was vandalized on the anniversary of his death.Read More


George Soros Calls on Germany To Save Euro

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The European Union could be destroyed by the “nightmare” euro crisis, and Germany needs to take the responsibility to save the common currency, billionaire fund manager George Soros said on Monday.Read More


Alvin Roth Transformed Kidney Donation System

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For Alvin Roth, joint winner of the 2012 Nobel prize for economics, studying the economy is about finding real-life solutions for real-life questions and never more so than in a revolutionary new system to match kidney donors with patients.Read More


Church Letter on Israel Strains Jewish Ties

By JTA

When 15 prominent American Protestant leaders sent a letter to Congress last week calling for an investigation and possible suspension of U.S. aid to Israel, at least one outcome was certain: The Jews wouldn’t like it.Read More





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