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99-Year-Old Australian Marks Bar Mitzvah

By JTA

A 99-year-old man living in Australia celebrated his bar mitzvah.Read More


Abbas to Obama: We Will Push for Statehood

By Reuters

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday that he was intent on seeking a Palestinian upgrade at the United Nations despite American objections, a Palestinian official said.Read More


Israel Fires Missile at Syria Amid Chaos

By Reuters

Israel fired a guided missile into Syria on Sunday in a potent “warning shot” after mortar fire from fighting between Syrian troops and rebels hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights for the second time in four days.Read More


Yasser Arafat Death Probe Will Include Russia

By Reuters

Russia will join an international investigation to determine whether the first Palestinian president, Yasser Arafat, was murdered, the current Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, said on Sunday.Read More


Arab Couple Claims Restaurant Shunned Them

By JTA

An Arab-Israeli couple said an Israeli restaurant refused to give them reservations because they are Arab.Read More


'Bread' Campaign Honored for Argentina Bombing

By JTA

The “Bread of Memory” campaign to commemorate the 1994 bomb attack on the AMIA Jewish Center in Buenos Aires won the Yahoo! Big Idea Chair Award.Read More


'Stumbling' Memorial Hit on Kristallnacht Date

By JTA

Police in the city of Greifswald in former East Germany believe neo-Nazis are behind the destruction of 11 “stumbling block” Holocaust memorials.Read More


500 Rabbis Join Push for Alan Gross Release

By JTA

More than 500 rabbis urged the release of Alan Gross, citing an assessment by a U.S. radiologist that the American contractor jailed in Cuba might have a cancerous growth.Read More


Volleys of Rockets From Gaza Hit Israel

By JTA

At least 50 rockets fired from Gaza have struck Israel since Saturday night, according to the military and Israeli news reports. A factory in Sderot sustained a direct hit Sunday morning and several buildings and two cars in the Sha’ar Hanegev municipality were also damaged in attacks. At least three Israelis have been wounded.Read More


Dutch Leader: Homeland for Jews in Germany

By JTA

A former Dutch prime minister reportedly said that the Jewish state should have been established in Germany.Read More


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