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Soaring Shekel May Force Israel Bank Action

By Reuters

Israel’s shekel is at a 15-month high against the dollar, prompting speculation in the foreign exchange market that the Bank of Israel may intervene as it has in the past to protect the economy.Read More


Nazi 'Arbeit Macht Frei' Slogan Posted at Abandoned Detroit Auto Plant

By JTA

A sign on the overpass of an automotive plant in Detroit reads in German “Work will make you Free,” evoking images of the sign on the gate of Auschwitz.Read More


Is Barack Obama's Visit to Israel a Sign He Wants Mideast Peace Progress?

By JTA

Barack Obama’s last visit to Israel came when he was a candidate in 2008. Does his long-delayed return a sign that he’s ready to take another shot at Mideast peacemaking?Read More


John Galliano Wins Hearing in $18M Suit on Firing Over Anti-Semitism

By JTA

A French labor relations court agreed to hear designer John Galliano’s case against Christian Dior, which fired him for making anti-Semitic remarks.Read More


Ex-Israeli Intelligence Chief Calls Chuck Hagel, John Kerry Picks 'Bad Signal'

By Chemi Shalev (Haaretz)

Israel’s former Military Intelligence chief, Amos Yadlin, says that the appointments of John Kerry as U.S. secretary of state and of Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense are “a bad signal for those who believe in” U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.Read More


Eric Cantor, Top Republican Jew, Hopes To Rebrand Unpopular GOP

By Reuters

Eric Cantor, the combative second-ranking Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, launched a major rebranding of his party on Tuesday, saying he hoped Republicans and President Barack Obama could “set differences aside” in the interest of helping ordinary Americans.Read More


President Obama Will Visit Palestinians in West Bank on Upcoming Visit to Israel

By Reuters

President Barack Obama plans to visit the West Bank and Jordan as part of an upcoming trip to the Middle East, White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters on Tuesday.Read More


French Jews Square Off in Gay Marriage Debate

By JTA

French President Francois Hollande is pushing legislation through parliament that would allow same-sex marriage, a move that has set off a fiery public debate in which Jews have played an outsized role.Read More


Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu: Bulgaria Bomb Probe Bares Hezbollah Terror

By Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed on Tuesday a Bulgarian report linking Hezbollah to a fatal bus bombing, saying the Lebanese militant group and its ally Iran were waging a “global terror campaign”.Read More


Jewish Writer Tuvia Tenenbom In Hot Water for Nazi Salute

By JTA

Israeli-born Jewish author Tuvia Tenenbom is in trouble in Germany for raising his arm in the Hitler salute, which is banned in the country.Read More


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