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'Egypt's Jon Stewart' Hosts the Real Thing

By Reuters

Jon Stewart took his politically engaged American satire to Cairo on Friday, appearing on a show hosted by the man known as “Egypt’s Jon Stewart”, who has faced investigation for insulting the president and Islam.Read More


Vladimir Putin Wants Truce in Super Bowl 'War of Ring' With Patriots Owner

By Reuters

Russian President Vladimir Putin is calling a truce in the War of the Ring - sort of.Read More


Hundreds March for Gay Pride in Religious City

By Haaretz

Hundreds of Israelis took to the streets on Friday to take part in the first ever official gay pride march in Ashdod in southern Israel.Read More


Security Guard Arrested in 'Allah Akbar' Killing Near Western Wall

By Haaretz

A Jewish Israeli man was shot and killed by a security guard Friday morning at the Western Wall. The security guard, a 25-year-old man from northern Israel, is being held by police on suspicion of murder.Read More


Supreme Tension as Big Cases Loom for Top Court

By Reuters

Tension is gripping the Supreme Court as an unusually large number of decisions remain to be announced. Affirmative action and gay marriage are among the marquee cases.Read More


Jewish Teacher Questioned in Dutch School Abuse

By JTA

Dutch police asked Israel for help in investigating the actions of a Tel Aviv teacher suspected of molesting pupils at an Orthodox Jewish school near Amsterdam.Read More


Chief Rabbi Placed on House Arrest for Graft

By JTA

Police placed Israel’s Ashkenazi chief rabbi, Yona Metzger, under house arrest following a 10-hour interrogation on corruption allegations.Read More


Jew Who Shouted 'Allah Akbar' Shot Dead in Bathroom on Jerusalem's Kotel Plaza

By Reuters

A security guard shot and killed a Jewish Israeli man on Friday at one of Judaism’s holiest sites in Jerusalem, the Western Wall, which was immediately shut to visitors, police said.Read More


Iran Leader Hassan Rowhani's Moderate Stance Poses Dilemma to Israel Backers

By Nathan Guttman

Iran’s new President Hassan Rowhani calls himself a moderate. For Israel and its supporters, that could spell trouble for their hard-line approach toward its nuclear program.Read More


Jersey Special Senate Vote Gets Court Green Light

By Reuters

New Jersey’s special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the death of Frank Lautenberg will go ahead this year as scheduled, after the state Supreme Court declined on Thursday to hear a legal challenge.Read More


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