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Jewishly-Connected Cory Booker To Run For Frank Lautenberg's Open Senate Seat

By Seth Berkman

Newark mayor Cory Booker, who has close ties to the Jewish community, announced on Saturday that he will run for Frank Lautenberg’s senate seat.Read More

Israel Threatened To Attack Assad Troops Along Syria-Israel Border

By Haaretz/Barak Ravid

UN peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous said at a closed emergency session of the UN Security Council on Friday night that Israel threatened to attack President Bashar Assad’s troops near the border with Syria, during clashes Thursday between rebels and the Assad regime.Read More

What Was the Israeli Involvement in Collecting Communications Intel for NSA?

By Haaretz

Were Israeli companies Verint and Narus the ones that collected information from the U.S. communications network for the National Security Agency?Read More

Nelson Mandela Rushed to South Africa Hospital

By Reuters

Former South African president and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela was in a “serious but stable” condition on Saturday after being taken to hospital with a recurrence of a lung infection, the government said.Read More

Six Killed in Shooting Spree at Santa Monica College

By Reuters

A gunman dressed in black killed at least six people in a string of shootings through the seaside California town of Santa Monica on Friday before he was shot dead by police in a community college library, law authorities said.Read More

Los Angeles Rabbis Call for Civility at Western Wall Services

By Nathan Guttman

A planned service by Women of the Wall Sunday at the Kotel has spurred threats of mass protests. A cross-denominational group of LA rabbis call for civility in an open letter.Read More

Two Boston Area Federations Join Forces

By Seth Berkman

To better serve the Boston Jewish community, two leading organizations have decided to merge, beginning July 1.Read More

Many Soldiers To Receive Less Training in Israeli Army Due To Budget Cuts

By Haaretz/ Amos Harel

Just five years ago, to great fanfare, the Knesset enacted the Reserve Service Law. After the tiresome speeches about Israeli society’s great debt to the reservists, after the embarrassing distribution of goodies every year − here at last was a binding document that enshrined the perceptions of the Israel Defense Forces’ top brass concerning the value of reservists’ units. It was not by chance that the law was passed at a time when the lessons of the failure of the Second Lebanon War were still fresh in everyone’s mind.Read More

Gunfire Breaks Out at Santa Monica College, Atleast Three Injured

By Reuters

Gunshots were fired at Santa Monica College west of Los Angeles on Friday, leaving an unspecified number of people injured, and a suspect was taken into custody, police said.Read More

U.N. Says No To Russia Peacekeeping Force in Golan

By Reuters

The United Nations on Friday thanked Russia for offering to replace peacekeepers from Austria in the Golan Heights but said an agreement between Israel and Syria bars all permanent members of the Security Council from the U.N. observer mission there.Read More

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