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Sandy Curtails Air Travel From Israel to U.S.

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Flights between Israel and the United States continue to be delayed as superstorm Sandy continues to batter America’s northeast coast.Read More


Israel Minister Pushes Anti-African Crackdown

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Israeli Interior Minister Eli Yishai has asked the country’s prime minister and justice minister to order the detention of migrants from Sudan.Read More


Jewish Agency Calls for Western Wall Compromise

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A Jewish Agency committee has adopted a resolution calling for a “satisfactory approach” to prayer at the Western Wall.Read More


Anti-Semitic Dutch Fans Facing Punishment

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The director of a soccer team from the Dutch city of Utrecht has vowed to punish fans who sang anti-Semitic chants during a recent match.Read More


Rome Council Wants To Block Neo-Nazi SItes

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Rome’s provincial council is calling for websites that promote racism and anti-Semitism to be blocked and such online hatred criminalized.Read More


Europe NGO's Say Trade Boosts Israel Occupation

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Twenty-two European non-governmental organizations have accused the European Union of aiding Israeli settlements by trading with them.Read More


Northeast Paralyzed by Sandy's Surge

By Reuters

Sandy swamped New York with record floods, blacked out power to millions and brought the economy to a halt through much of the region.Read More


Jewish Institutions Stay Closed in Sandy's Wake

By JTA

Jewish institutions throughout the eastern United States remained closed following the onslaught of superstorm Sandy.Read More


Sandy Roars Ashore in New Jersey

By Reuters

Sandy, one of the biggest storms ever to hit the United States, roared ashore with fierce winds and heavy rain on Monday near the gambling resort of Atlantic City, New Jersey, after forcing evacuations, shutting down transportation and interrupting the presidential campaign.Read More


Raoul Wallenberg Named Honorary Montreal Citizen

Swedish war hero Raoul Wallenberg was made an honorary citizen of Montreal.Read More





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  • "Orwell described the cliches of politics as 'packets of aspirin ready at the elbow.' Israel's 'right to defense' is a harder narcotic."
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