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Five Years After Scandal, Eliot Spitzer Hopes To Make a Comeback

By Devra Ferst

After five years out of the political arena, former New York governor and attorney general Eliot Spitzer announced that he will run for city comptroller, the New York Times reported Sunday.Read More

Ahmadinejad Calls Holocaust Denial Major Achievement of His Presidency


Outgoing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said during a farewell ceremony that publicizing his Holocaust denial was a major achievement of his presidency.Read More

Omri Casspi To Play for Houston Rockets


Omri Casspi, the first Israeli-born player to join the NBA, reportedly has agreed to a two-year, $2 million contract with the Houston Rockets.Read More

Group Sues Chief Rabbinate Over Denying Kosher Supervisor Positions to Women


Emunah sued Israel’s Chief Rabbinate to compel the body to recognize the kosher supervision certificate offered for the first time by the women’s group.Read More

Ultra-Orthodox Rabbis Renew Call for Protests Against Women of the Wall

By Haaretz/Judy Maltz

Tensions are running high ahead of Monday morning’s Rosh Chodesh prayers at the Western Wall, as leading ultra-Orthodox rabbis have called on young seminary women to come out in large numbers to protest the monthly service held by Women of the Wall, a pluralistic prayer group.Read More

Israel Grounds War Planes After F16 Crashes Into Sea

By Reuters

An Israeli F16 warlane crashed at sea on Sunday due to an engine malfunction and Israel subsequently grounded all its F15 and F16 combat aircraft pending a review of the incident, a military spokesman said.Read More

Arab-Israelis Rally in Support of Mohammed Morsi


Rallies in support of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi were held in two Israeli-Arab towns in the Galilee.Read More

Gunmen Launch Attacks at Sinai Checkpoints Near Israel

By Reuters

Armed men attacked four security checkpoints on Sunday in the North Sinai town of Sheikh Zuweid, close to Egypt’s border with Israel and the Gaza Strip, part of an upsurge of violence there since Wednesday’s overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.Read More

Political Process in Egypt Stalls While More Protests Form

By Reuters

Egypt’s political transition after President Mohamed Mursi’s ouster by the military has stumbled at the first hurdle, as the choice of liberal politician Mohamed ElBaradei as interim prime minister was thrown into doubt by Islamist objections.Read More

Alleged Canadian Bomber Made Anti-Semitic Remarks


One of the suspects in the alleged plot to bomb the British Columbia Legislature had previously made anti-Semitic statements online.Read More

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