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Syrian Tanks Enter Golan Amid Chaos

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Three Syrian tanks entered the demilitarised zone in the Golan Heights between Israel and Syria on Saturday, an Israeli military spokeswoman said.Read More


Rahm Emanuel Clashes With Teachers Again

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is headed for another clash in coming months with unionized teachers over whether to close dozens of schools, after a bitter teachers strike temporarily shut down the nation’s third largest public school district in September.Read More


Marathon Scrapped To Speed Sandy Recovery

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New York City has canceled its annual marathon, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said, as Sunday’s race had become a lightning rod for residents frustrated by the disastrous aftermath of megastorm Sandy.Read More


Jewish Volunteers Step Up for Sandy Victims

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After Sandy struck, Jewish groups quickly went into overdrive to help those affected. Volunteers are helping hand out food and clothing, and fixing up damaged homes.Read More


20 Million Tweets as Sandy Struck

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Twitter users flocked to the micro-messaging network this week as Hurricane Sandy swept through the eastern U.S. seaboard, sending more than 20 million tweets about the storm between Saturday and Thursday, the company said.Read More


Once-Potent Kadima Faces Israel Oblivion

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Israel’s once dominant Kadima party faces eclipse at a January election, with polls suggesting the movement created by former prime minister Ariel Sharon could be replaced by new and revived forces at the helm of centre-left opposition to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.Read More


Long Road to Normalcy for Frazzled New Yorkers

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New York authorities have made a big push for normalcy after megastorm Sandy, but for many residents dealing with water-logged homes, power outages, gasoline shortages and painfully slow commutes, things are far from that.Read More


Western Wall Rabbi Blasts Women's Protests

By JTA

The Western Wall is for all Jews, the rabbi of the Western Wall, Shmuel Rabinowitz, said even as he blasted women’s protests there as ‘provocations.’Read More


Nazi Leader's Sister Hid Jews During Holocaust

By JTA

The sister of a Belgian Nazi leader hid three Jews in her home near Brussels during the Holocaust, according to one of the survivors.Read More


Anti-Semitic Incidents Drop in U.S.: Report

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The number of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States declined by 13 percent in 2011, an annual audit of anti-Semitic incidents found.Read More





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