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Barbara Boxer Hits Out at Netanyahu

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Barbara Boxer, a top Jewish U.S. senator and the sponsor of major pro-Israel legislation, blasted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for lashing out at President Obama on Iran.Read More


YouTube Blocks Anti-Islam Movie in Egypt, Libya

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YouTube, the video website owned by Google Inc, said on Wednesday it would not remove a film clip mocking the Islamic Prophet Muhammad that has been blamed for anti-U.S. protests in Egypt and Libya, but it has blocked access to it in those countries.Read More


Plot Thickens on Anti-Islam Film

By JTA

The director of an anti-Islam film that helped sparked attacks on U.S. diplomatic faciltiies is not Israeli as he claimed, a consultant to the film said.Read More


Israel's Population Nears 8 Million

By JTA

Israel’s population is nearing 8 million, up almost 100,000 from the end of 2011, according to data released on the eve of Rosh Hashanah.Read More


Longtime Madoff Employee Will Plead Guilty

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One of Bernard Madoff’s longest-serving employees is expected to plead guilty to criminal charges in the multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme, U.S. prosecutors said, the latest among a dozen former employees to face charges.Read More


Campaign Aims To Find U.S. Heirs of Looted Assets

By JTA

A non-profit entity set up by the Israeli government is launching a campaign to find the North American heirs of Holocaust victims entitled to unclaimed assets.Read More


Obama Blasts Romney for Embassy Attack Criticism

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President Barack Obama on Wednesday accused Mitt Romney of having a tendency “to shoot first and aim later” in response to the Republican candidate’s criticism of the White House for its handling of violent attacks on U.S. diplomatic compounds in Libya and Egypt.Read More


Egypt Islamists Plan New Protest Over Film

By Reuters

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, whose political party propelled the nation’s president to power, called for a nationwide peaceful demonstration on Friday to condemn insults to Prophet Mohammad, a senior official said on Wednesday on the group’s website.Read More


Six Jewish Teens Charged in Anti-Arab Beating

By JTA

Six Jewish teens were charged with causing serious bodily harm in an attack on an Arab resident of eastern Jerusalem.Read More


Chicago White Sox Shift Game for Yom Kippur

By JTA

The start time of a Major League Baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and the Cleveland Indians has been changed due to Yom Kippur.Read More





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