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Brad Sherman Sorry for Grabbing Berman

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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


Historic Synagogue Badly Damaged by Fire

By JTA

A historic synagogue in Connecticut was seriously damaged by a fire.Read More


'Mini-Flame' Computer Virus Hits Middle East

By Reuters

The security company that has discovered some of the most sophisticated spying software unearthed to date says it found a related program, dubbed “miniFlame,” which can carry out more precise attacks on targets in the Middle East.Read More


After First Coffee, Alvin Roth 'Delighted' by Nobel

By Reuters

U.S. economist Alvin Roth, winner of the 2012 Nobel prize for economics on Monday with colleague Lloyd Shapley, was “surprised” and “delighted” when he got the midnight call at his California home telling him he had won.Read More


French Envoy Slammed Over Israel Denial

By JTA

Israel’s foreign ministry has accused France’s consul general in Jerusalem of “denying Jewish connection to the Land of Israel.”Read More


Ashton Has High Hopes for Iran Talks

By Reuters

Negotiations with Iran over its nuclear programme could move forward very soon, the European Union’s foreign policy chief said on Monday, as EU foreign ministers met to agree another round of sanctions against Tehran.Read More


Moshe Katsav Asks for Pardon in Rape

By JTA

Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav has filed a request for a presidential pardon.Read More





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