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Israel Resumes Tax Payments to Palestinians

By Reuters

Israel said on Monday it would restart regular monthly tax transfers to the Palestinian Authority, restoring vital funding days after U.S. President Barack Obama called for confidence-building steps toward peace.Read More

Jewish Groups Push for Immigration Reform on Passover Eve


An array of Jewish groups urged President Obama and Congress to ease the path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.Read More

Greek Jews Step Up Fight Against Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn — and Win Results


For Greek Jews marking the 70th anniversary of the destruction of this city’s historic Jewish community, the Greek prime minister’s words were long awaited. So was his presence – the first time a sitting Greek premier had set foot in a synagogue in 101 years.Read More

1936 Liverpool Synagogue Gets $100K Makeover


The city of Liverpool has announced plans to spend $100,000 on saving a 77-year-old synagogue.Read More

Ellis Island Stays Closed Indefinitely From Sandy

By Seth Berkman

After an extended closure due to Hurricane Sandy, fittingly, the Statue of Liberty will re-open on July 4. However, there remains no firm projection of when Ellis Island will be open to the public.Read More

Prisoner X Bungled Hezbollah Double Agent Spy Drama: Reports

By Reuters

A reputed Israeli spy known as Prisoner X who died in a jail in Israel in 2010 had been arrested after a bungled and unauthorised bid to recruit a double agent with links to Lebanon’s Hezbollah, Australian newspapers reported on Monday.Read More

Rubashkin Case Led Jewish Witness To Take Back Testimony in Rabbi's Murder

By Forward Staff

Menachem Lieberman says the biblical prohibition against bearing false witness — and the Sholom Rubashkin case — led him to take back the testimony that sent an innocent man to prison in the slaying of a Brooklyn rabbi.Read More

'Suspended for Singing' Teen Falls in Israel TV Talent Show Finale

By Forward Staff

The Orthodox teenage girl who was suspended from school for appearing on an Israeli TV talent show lost in the finale of the contest.Read More

Prisoner X Suspected of Handing Israeli Agents to Hezbollah: Report

By Haaretz

Alleged Mossad agent Ben Zygier, known as Prisoner X before committing suicide while jailed solitary confinement, handed Hezbollah sensitive information that led to the arrest of Lebanese agents in Israel’s service, according to previews of an expose to be released by Der Spiegel on Monday.Read More

Gaza Blockade Won't End With Turkey Apology and Ties, Israel Insists

By Reuters

Israel did not commit to ending its Gaza blockade as part of reconciliation with Turkey and could clamp down even harder on the Palestinian enclave if security is threatened, a senior Israeli official said on Sunday.Read More

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