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Senate Committee Wants More Israel Cooperation

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The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously approved legislation that would enhance security cooperation with Israel.Read More


Polish Vandals Desecrate Jewish Cemetery

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Vandals painted Nazi and racist symbols on the fence of a Jewish cemetery in southern Poland.Read More


Bethlehem's Church of Nativity Under Threat

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The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem was nominated as an endangered site on UNESCO’s World Heritage list by the Palestinian Authority.Read More


S. Israel Hit by Barrage of 20 Rockets

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Gaza rocket fire renewed Wednesday as more than 20 missiles were fired into southern Israel.Read More


Jordan and Gulf States Could Fall: Ex-IDF Chief

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The regimes in Jordan and Persian Gulf countries are at risk of falling, former Israeli IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi warned.Read More


Hosni Mubarak in Critical Condition

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Doctors reportedly have put former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak on life support as turmoil once again threatens to sweep the country.Read More


Britain's Chief Rabbi Opposes Gay Marriage

By Simi Lampert

Britain’s Chief Rabbi has reportedly announced his opposition to gay marriage.Read More


Iran Nuclear Talks End Without Progress

By Haaretz

The European Union’s foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton grimly summed up the third round of nuclear talks with Iran, saying at a press conference in Moscow that the gaps between the Islamic Republic and the six Western powers remain significant and fundamental.Read More


Kissinger: Iran Moment of Truth Is Months Away

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Henry Kissinger, upon receiving Israel’s presidential award from Israeli President Shimon Peres, said the moment of truth on the Iran question will be in the months ahead.Read More


'Joe the Plumber' Slammed for Holocaust Remark

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U.S. House candidate Samuel “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher was criticized by the National Jewish Democratic Council for comments that blamed gun control for the Holocaust.Read More





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