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Former New York Mayor Ed Koch Dies at 88

By Reuters

Former Mayor Edward Koch, who presided over New York City during the turbulent late 1970s and ’80s and came to personify the city with his wry and outspoken style, died on Friday at the age of 88, his spokesman said.Read More


'I Burn Like a Jew' Is Mexico's 6th Most Popular Hashtag on Twitter

By JTA

“I burn like a Jew” was the sixth most popular hashtag phrase among Mexican Twitter users a week after another anti-Semitic phrase trended in that country.Read More


Sarkozy Asked Jews To Pressure Israel on Palestinians

By JTA

Former French president Nicolas Sarzkozy told a Jewish crowd in Geneva that Israel should be pressured to make concessions to the Palestinians.Read More


Israeli Silence on Syria Is Strategic

By Reuters

Military secrets are not readily divulged anywhere. But in Israel the blanket silence that envelops officials after an event like Wednesday’s mysterious air strike on Syria reflects a deeper strategy involving both deterrence and outreach.Read More


Israeli Silence on Syria Is Strategic

By Reuters

Military secrets are not readily divulged anywhere. But in Israel the blanket silence that envelops officials after an event like Wednesday’s mysterious air strike on Syria reflects a deeper strategy involving both deterrence and outreach.Read More


Idaho Lawmaker Invokes Holocaust in Describing Health Insurance Exchanges

By JTA

An Idaho state senator compared insurance companies cooperating with Gov. Butch Otter’s proposed health insurance exchange to “Jews boarding trains to concentration camps.”Read More


A Decade After Ilan Ramon, Israel Is Prepared To Train a New Astronaut

By JTA

Ten years after the death of Ilan Ramon on the space shuttle Columbia, Israel is ready to train a new astronaut.Read More


Sarah Silverman Helps Israeli Company Bring Solar Power to the Galapagos

By JTA

With the help of American comedian Sarah Silverman, an Israel-based developer of solar projects is using online crowd funding to bring solar energy to the Galapagos.Read More


As Hearings Continue, Hagel Must Own Up To 'Dumb' Comment

By Nathan Guttman

As nomination hearings continued, Hagel was forced to address his comment that the “Jewish lobby” and its influence in D.C. leads to “dumb” actions regarding the Middle East.Read More


Senators Assail Obama's Pentagon Nominee

By Reuters

Republican lawmakers harshly attacked Chuck Hagel on Thursday at a contentious hearing over his nomination to become the next U.S. defense secretary, questioning his judgment on war strategy and putting him broadly on the defensive.Read More


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