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Olympics Officials Warn Against Boycott of Israelis

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The International Olympic Committee warned that a refusal by any participant in next month’s Games to compete against an athlete from a particular country is against the IOC’s code of ethics.Read More


Congressman Visits Jew Jailed in Bolivia

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The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs human rights subcommittee traveled to Bolivia to visit with a jailed American Chasidic Jew.Read More


Day School Ballplayer Opts for College

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Max Ungar, the 17-year-old catcher drafted by the Washington Nationals in the Major League Baseball draft, will play college baseball instead.Read More


In Tel Aviv, Life's No Day at Beach

By Haaretz

Lifeguards are locked in a labor dispute with the city of Tel Aviv about overtime and other issues. Some beaches are closed even though summer is here.Read More


Group Wants Drones To Check on Israel's Eruv

By JTA

An organization in Israel wants to use unmanned aerial vehicles to check the national eruv in problematic spots.Read More


At Ceremony, Peres Calls for New Peace Push

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Receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama, Israeli President Shimon Peres called for a renewal of peace talks with the Palestinians.Read More


Shimon Peres Receives Medal of Freedom

By Haaretz

At 88, after 65 years in politics, it seems that the veteran statesman Shimon Peres won’t be excited about yet another award bestowed upon him - but Wednesday night at the East room of the White House the Israeli President had a shy smile on his face, looking at the faces of the U.S. and Israeli officials that gathered around the tables decorated with tall white candles, to honor him - as if hardly believing Senya Persky from Wiszniewo shtetl, really got there.Read More


Rock-Throwing Settlers Protest Demolitions

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Activists threw rocks at contractors inspecting the Ulpana neighbohood in preparation for the evacuation of five apartment buildings there.Read More


Putin To Visit Israel Despite Syria Split

By JTA

Russian President Vladimir Putin has agreed to visit Israel, Israel’s Foreign Ministry announced.Read More


White House: No Change in Stance on Pollard

By Haaretz

Following a meeting with the top Pentagon officials on Monday and a public event with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday at the Brookings Institute, President Shimon Peres’ visit to Washington will reach its peak on Wednesday with his meeting with President Barack Obama - and an official dinner and reception at the White House, during which Peres will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civic award in the US.Read More





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