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Qatari Emir Is First Leader To Visit Gaza

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The Emir of Qatar entered the Gaza Strip on Tuesday for a visit that broke the isolation of it Islamist rulers, Hamas, but disappointed Israel and mainstream Palestinian leaders in the West Bank.Read More


Israel Features Heavily in Presidential Debate

By JTA

The U.S.-Israel alliance and the need to keep Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon were major themes in the final presidential debate.Read More


Obama Hits Romney Hard in Foreign Policy Debate

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President Barack Obama aggressively attacked Republican challenger Mitt Romney on foreign policy on Monday in their third and final debate in an effort to blunt his opponent’s surge in the polls with two weeks left until Election Day.Read More


DA Drops All Charges in Videotaped Police Beating

By Forward Staff

All charges have reportedly been dropped against Ehud Halevy, the man beaten by Brooklyn police inside a Crown Heights youth center.Read More


Paul Kurtz, Fought for Non-Believers, Dies at 86

By Reuters

Paul Kurtz, a leading American philosopher who devoted his life to fighting prejudice against people who reject belief in a god and and promoting a non-religious stance in life, has died at the age of 86, websites reported on Monday.Read More


Jimmy Carter Bemoans Fading Hopes for Peace

By JTA

Former President Jimmy Carter said in Jerusalem that Israel and the Palestinians have reached a “crisis stage” and that a two-state solution is “vanishing.”Read More


Flash Mob Calls for Israel Religious Tolerance

By JTA

More than 2,500 people signed up to participate in a global Shema flash mob as part of a campaign to promote religious pluralism in Israel.Read More


Judge OK's Use of Albert Einstein's Image

By JTA

A lawsuit by Hebrew University challenging the right of General Motors to use the image of Albert Einstein in an advertisement was dismissed in a U.S. court.Read More


Debate Offers Opening to Romney With Jews

By Reuters

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney may see tonight’s debate as his best chance to reach Jewish voters with a message that President Obama’s policies are wrong for Israel.Read More


French Users Flood Twitter With Anti-Semitic Tweets

By JTA

Hundreds of French Twitter users wrote the phrase “a dead Jew” on Twitter after the company removed some anti-Semitic content.Read More





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