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Moshe Dayan's Grave Hit by Vandals

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The grave of former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Dayan was vandalized on the anniversary of his death.Read More


George Soros Calls on Germany To Save Euro

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The European Union could be destroyed by the “nightmare” euro crisis, and Germany needs to take the responsibility to save the common currency, billionaire fund manager George Soros said on Monday.Read More


Alvin Roth Transformed Kidney Donation System

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For Alvin Roth, joint winner of the 2012 Nobel prize for economics, studying the economy is about finding real-life solutions for real-life questions and never more so than in a revolutionary new system to match kidney donors with patients.Read More


Church Letter on Israel Strains Jewish Ties

By JTA

When 15 prominent American Protestant leaders sent a letter to Congress last week calling for an investigation and possible suspension of U.S. aid to Israel, at least one outcome was certain: The Jews wouldn’t like it.Read More


Zubin Mehta Wins Medal of Distinction

By JTA

Conductor Zubin Mehta was awarded a Presidential Medal of Distinction by Israeli President Shimon Peres.Read More


Bibi Kicks Off Reelection Campaign

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu kicked off his re-election campaign on Monday, saying Israel had new unspecified “capabilities” to act against Iran’s nuclear threat, an issue he said he had placed at the heart of the global debate.Read More


Brad Sherman Sorry for Grabbing Berman

By JTA

Rep. Brad Sherman is expressing regret over a much-discussed incident in which he grabbed his opponent Rep. Howard Berman during a heated moment in a debate.Read More


New York Cops Caught Beating Jewish Man

By Seth Birkman

Two New York City Police Department officers were caught on videotape beating a man inside a Jewish youth center in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.Read More


New iPhone Sells Fast in Gaza

By Reuters

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are forking out $1,000 a pop for smuggled iPhone 5’s. The smart phones hit the streets of the coastal enclave before tech-mad Israelis get ‘em.Read More


Anti-Semitic French Tweets Use 'Good Jew' Hashtag

By JTA

A French nonprofit said it was considering making complaints against some Twitter users following an explosion of French-language anti-Semitic messages.Read More





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