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Hundreds Facing Axe at Israel's Ma'ariv

By Haaretz

Just before the Yom Kippur, hundreds if not thousands of workers at the Maariv daily newspaper will be out of work. Many may also not receive the severance pay or pensions they thought they had coming. Maariv’s journalists union said they would strike beginning on Monday and stop the paper from publishing on Tuesday morning.Read More


Cheryl Saban To Represent U.S. at U.N. Meeting

By JTA

Cheryl Saban, the wife of billionaire Haim Saban, was nominated as U.S. representative to the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly.Read More


Marshall Wittmann Named AIPAC Spokesman

By JTA

AIPAC named Marshall Wittmann, a veteran political player who has worked for Democrats, Republicans and Independents, as its spokesman.Read More


Bernie Madoff Victims Get Back $2.4B

By JTA

More than $2.48 billion in additional funds recovered from the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme have been sent to individuals and organizations bilked out of their investments.Read More


Calif. Court Refuses To Block Film

A California judge denied a request on Thursday to remove an anti-Islam film from YouTube that has spawned violent protests across the Muslim world.Read More


Israeli Court Won't Block Anti-Islam Film

By JTA

A Jerusalem court denied a request by Arab-Israeli politicians and religious leaders seeking to remove an anti-Muslim movie from YouTube and block all Israeli access to it.Read More


Palestinians Will Seek U.N. 'Observer State' Status

By Reuters

The Palestinians will ask the United Nations to upgrade their status in the world body by year’s end, enabling them to pursue Israel through the international courts, a senior Palestinian official said on Thursday.Read More


Danish Cartoonist Says Don't Bow to Censorship

By Reuters

The Danish cartoonist who outraged Muslims with a drawing of the Prophet Mohammad seven years ago has said the West cannot let itself be muzzled by fear of offending Islamic sensibilities.Read More


Just 18% of Israelis Favor Solo Strike: Poll

By Haaretz

Around 80 percent of both Israelis and Palestinians say that an Israeli strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities would ignite a major regional war, a joint Israeli-Palestinian survey indicated on Thursday.Read More


Polish Mall Uses Kristallnacht as Slogan

By JTA

A Polish mall used the term ‘Crystal Night’ as an advertising slogan.Read More





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