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Israeli Rabbi Steals Torah Scrolls From Shul

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Police in Israel have reportedly arrested a rabbi suspected of stealing Torah scrolls from the synagogue of his community near Be’er Sheva.Read More


London Police Probe Jewish School Attack

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Police in the London area are reportedly investigating a suspected arson attack at a Jewish primary school.Read More


French Police Bust Anti-Jewish Bomb Lab

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French police say they busted a bomb lab near Paris. They believe it is linked to members of a Jihadist cell suspected of the recent bombing of a Jewish store.Read More


Mitt Romney Says 'No Daylight' With Bibi

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Mitt Romney has said that he and Benjamin Netanyahu would employ the same “test” for Iran’s nuclear program, but that a strike was “a long way” off.Read More


Anti-Islam Filmmaker Faces Prison Time

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A California man behind an anti-Islam film that stoked violent protests in the Muslim world was due in court in Los Angeles on Wednesday for a hearing on whether he violated his probation on a bank fraud conviction and should be sent back to prison.Read More


Robert Lefkowitz Shares Nobel Chemistry Prize

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Biochemist Robert Lefkowitz was sound asleep when the Nobel Prize people called to tell him he won for chemistry. Luckily, his wife elbowed him awake.Read More


Jordan's King Abdullah Prepares for Elections

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Jordan’s King Abdullah appointed respected politician Abdullah Ensour as Prime Minister on Wednesday to prepare for the country’s first post Arab Spring parliamentary election, due by early next year, a palace statement said.Read More


Ehud Olmert May Take On Bibi in Election

By Haaretz

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will decide whether or not he intends run in the upcoming elections in the next few days, with political sources indicating on Wednesday that former IDF chief Gazi Ashkenazi was considering to align himself with the former premier.Read More


Hugo Chavez Reelection Worries Jewish Leaders

By JTA

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez won re-election, defeating Henrique Capriles Radonsky, the grandson of Holocaust survivorsRead More


Money Man Blows $65K on High-End Dating

By JTA

A New York securities trader who has spent more than $65,000 on high-end matchmaking services is calling them a “rip-off,” the New York Post reported.Read More





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