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Florida University Takes Over Jewish Museum

By JTA

Florida International University has approved the school’s acquisition of the Jewish Museum of Florida.Read More


Swarms of Jellyfish Invade Israeli Beaches

By Haaretz

A seasonal swarm of jellyfish arrived on Israeli beaches over the past few days. The stinging aquatic pests are making life miserable for swimmers.Read More


6-Year-Old Girl Arrested and Faces Deportation

By Haaretz

Only two days after the school year ended, an Israel-born six-year-old girl was arrested along with her mother, a migrant worker from the Philippines, ahead of their deportation.Read More


Yitzhak Shamir Spied on Me

By Aluf Benn (Haaretz)

Haaretz editor Aluf Benn writes that he didn’t know Yitzhak Shamir. But the spymaster-turned-prime minister knew him — or at least tried to.Read More


Bibi to Morsi: Keep Peace Treaty Alive

By Haaretz

In a personal communication sent last week, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked Mohammed Morsi, who was sworn in Saturday as Egypt’s president, to honor his country’s contractual obligations to Israel.Read More


Mossad Agent Who Nabbed Eichmann Dies

By Haaretz

Former Mossad agent Yaakov Meidad, who took part in the abduction of the Nazi war criminal Adolph Eichmann, died Saturday at the age of 93. Meidad was living in Tel Aviv.Read More


Balotelli, Raised by Jews, Leads Italy in Soccer

By JTA

When Italy’s national soccer team faces Spain in the final game of the European Soccer Championship, Italian Jews will have a special reason to cheer.Read More


Homeland Security Dishes Out Non-Profit Grants

By JTA

The Department of Homeland Security has allocated $9.7 million to Jewish organizations and facilities considered vulnerable to terrorist attacks.Read More


Thousands Rally for 'Israeli New Deal'

By Haaretz

The leaders of last summer’s cost-of-living protest have joined forces with members of the business community and academia to put together a social justice covenant.Read More


Yad Vashem Softens Account of Pius XII's Role

By Haaretz

Yad Vashem is due to unveil a new wall text on Sunday describing the actions of Pope Pius XII during World War II, softening a previous message which stated that the head of the Catholic Church had not protested verbally or in writing to the murder of Jews by the Nazis.Read More





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