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Desperate To Revive Talks, Kerry Returns to Israel — Again

By Reuters

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is set to return to Israel and the Palestinian territories next week for his fifth visit to the region in barely two months to extend his push for a revival of peace talks, sources on both side said.Read More

Despite 'Biased Treatment', Israel Seeks To Renew Ties with U.N. Human Rights Council


Israel has asked to resume its ties with the United Nations Human Rights Council a year after severing ties with the body, an Israeli paper reported.Read More

Israeli Army Apologizes for Book Saying Non-Jews Aren't Equal to Jews

By Haaretz/Chaim Levinson

The Israel Defense Forces has apologized for publishing a book of religious regulations that states non-Jews do not have equal rights in Israel.Read More

Lawmakers Ask Kerry To Censure Argentina Over Commission with Iran


A bipartisan group of U.S. congressmen urged Secretary of State John Kerry to act against Argentina if jointly investigates the 1994 AMIA Jewish center attack in Buenos Aires with Iran.Read More

Ryan Braun, the Hebrew Hammer, May Receive Record Suspension for Drugs

By Seth Berkman

Ryan Braun, nicknamed “The Hebrew Hammer,” could be subject to the longest suspension ever by Major League Baseball for using steroids.Read More

Claims Conference Ombudsman Will Probe Botched Fraud Investigation

By Paul Berger

An ombudsman will investigate how top officials at the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany handled an anonymous letter that could have drastically reduced a multi-million dollar fraud at the organization.Read More

Jewish Poverty Skyrockets in New York — Doubles in Size Since 1991

By Seth Berkman

Poverty in the New York area’s Jewish community is growing fast with more than 560,000 people living in nearly 200,000 poor and near-poor Jewish households.Read More

'Trekkie' IRS Official In Hot Water Over $50K Mr. Spock 'Training' Video

By Reuters

A top official at the U.S. Internal Revenue Service on Thursday acknowledged that it was “embarrassing” how much the tax agency spent on training videos, including a Star Trek spoof, and other lavish expenses during a 2010 conference in California.Read More

Austria Will Yank Peacekeepers From Golan Amid Syria Chaos

By Reuters

Austria will withdraw its peacekeepers from the U.N. monitoring force on the Golan Heights given worsening fighting between Syrian government forces and rebels, it said on Thursday.Read More

After Half-Naked Pic Scandal, Israel Army Pushes New Facebook Rules

By Gili Cohen (Haaretz)

The Israel Defense Forces is drafting an official directive defining accepted practices for its members on social networksRead More

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