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Boy on Trial in Murder of Neo-Nazi Dad

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A boy accused of murdering his neo-Nazi father when he was 10 years old went on trial in California on Tuesday, with prosecutors portraying the child as violent and troubled and a defense lawyer saying he acted to protect his family.Read More


Yair Lapid Calls for Return to Peace Talks

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A TV personality-turned-politician whose centrist party could be a key player in Israel’s parliament after elections made a bid for right-wing voters on Tuesday with a call for Palestinians to accept some Israeli West Bank settlements.Read More


Jewish Pair Killed as Sandy Topples Tree

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Two Jewish 23-year-olds were killed in the midst of the hurricane on Monday night while walking their dog in Brooklyn.Read More


Sandy Strikes Heart of Jewish Community

By JTA

The greater New York area, home to the largest population of Jews in North America, took a harsh hit from Hurricane Sanday as severe winds and flooding hit.Read More


Irish TV Personality Calls Israel 'Cancer'

By JTA

A popular Irish broadcaster and columnist said he is not anti-Semitic, after calling Israel “the cancer in foreign affairs” during a broadcast.Read More


European Jews Worry About Ukraine Extremists

By JTA

The head of the European Jewish Association has called on the Ukrainian government to ensure the safety of the country’s Jews in the wake of the election to parliament of an anti-Semitic party.Read More


Many Turned to Social Media as Sandy Struck

By JTA

For many besieged by the wrath of Sandy in New York and elsewhere, social media outlets, especiallly Facebook and Twitter, became crucial lifelines.Read More


Iran Steps Back From Bomb: Ehud Barak

By Reuters

Iran has drawn back from its ambitions to build a nuclear weapon, Israel’s defence minister was quoted as saying on Tuesday, while warning that his country may still have to decide next year whether to launch a military strike against it.Read More


Damage and Death Toll From Sandy Rises

By Reuters

Millions of people were left reeling in the aftermath of monster storm Sandy on Tuesday as New York City and a wide swathe of the eastern United States struggled with epic flooding and massive power outages. The death toll climbed to at least 30.Read More


Sandy Curtails Air Travel From Israel to U.S.

By JTA

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





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