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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

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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

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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

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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

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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


Jewish Funders Behind Explosive Anti-Islam Film

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The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other American diplomats were killed, and the U.S. embassy in Cairo was attacked over an anti-Muslim movie by an American-Israeli filmmaker.Read More


Mark Zuckerberg Admits Dismay on Facebook Stock

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Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg admits to being disappointed about his company’s crumbling share price, but argued that Wall Street did not yet grasp the full long-term potential of its slow-growing mobile business.Read More


Israel Releases $65M in Palestinian Tax Money

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the transfer of some $63 million to the Palestinian Authority to help ease its economic crisis.Read More


U.S. Envoy to Libya Killed Amid Muslim Riots

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The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other embassy staff were killed in a rocket attack on their car, a Libyan official said, as they were rushed from a consular building stormed by militants denouncing a U.S.-made film insulting the Prophet Mohammad.Read More





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  • More than 50 former Israeli soldiers have refused to serve in the current ground operation in #Gaza.
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  • Undeterred by the conflict, 24 Jews participated in the first ever Jewish National Fund— JDate singles trip to Israel. Translation: Jews age 30 to 45 travelled to Israel to get it on in the sun, with a side of hummus.
  • "It pains and shocks me to say this, but here goes: My father was right all along. He always told me, as I spouted liberal talking points at the Shabbos table and challenged his hawkish views on Israel and the Palestinians to his unending chagrin, that I would one day change my tune." Have you had a similar experience?
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