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Israeli Astronaut's Name Dumped at Space Center

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A space center that opened in the Arab-Israeli city of Taybeh was not named for the late Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon following opposition from city residents.Read More


Terror Victims File $1B Suit Over Bank Transfers

By JTA

The families of five of the students killed in the 2008 terrorist attack on the Mercaz Harav Yeshiva in Jerusalem have filed a $1 billion lawsuit against the Bank of China for making money transfers to Hamas.Read More


Strauss-Kahn Plots Comeback After Sex Woes

By Reuters

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former IMF chief whose French presidential ambitions were shattered by a sex scandal last year, is making a comeback in business and at conferences.Read More


Jewish Schoolboy Beaten at Paris Bus Stop

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Two men hit and threatened a Jewish schoolboy at a Paris bus stop, according to the security unit of France’s Jewish community, SPCJ.Read More


Casino Boom Spotlights Adelson's Chinese Links

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The Chinese gambling boom has been a godsend for Sheldon Adelson and Las Vegas gaming houses. What influence does Asian organized crime have at casinos in Macau?Read More


Colombia's President Wins Shalom Award

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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was awarded the Shalom Prize for his commitment to seeking peace in his country and worldwide.Read More


Seeing Little Choice, Arabs Back Obama

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Many in the Middle East believe Barack Obama failed to deliver on promises of a new U.S. approach in the region but still prefer him to presidential rival Mitt Romney, who they see as too close to Israel and too keen to project U.S. military might.Read More


Jews Say Action 'Too Late' on Holocaust-Denier

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A rebel Catholic traditionalist group has expelled British-born Bishop Richard Williamson who deeply embarrassed the Vatican by denying the Holocaust shortly before he was readmitted to the Church three years ago.Read More


60 Rockets Rain Down on Southern Israel

By JTA

More than 60 rockets and mortar shells fired from Gaza have hit southern Israel in the last 24 hours, striking several homes and injuring three.Read More


Hungary Far Right Burns Israeli Flag Outside Shul

By JTA

An Israeli flag was burned in front of a Budapest synagogue.Read More





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