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Push for Israeli Centrist Coalition Gains Steam as Lapid and Netanyahu Meet

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As Benjamin Netanyahu met with Yair Lapid, a rising chorus demands Israel’s next government devote itself to bread-and-butter issues of the middle class.Read More

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Parties in Tight Spot After Poor Israeli Vote Showing

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Powerful political players for years, Israel’s ultra-Orthodox parties must now reckon with a new force ushered in by voters bent on stripping them of perks they have relied on for decades.Read More

Verbal Attack on Jew Not Deemed 'Anti-Semitic'


State prosecutors have determined that a verbal attack against a German Jewish leader was not a case of anti-Semitism.Read More

Palestinians May Drag Israel to International Court Over Settlements

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The Palestinians declared Wednesday that they will have no choice but to complain about Israel to the International Criminal Court if the Jewish state proceeds with plans to build housing on land the Palestinians want for a future state.Read More

Ruined Synagogue in Britain's Cornwall, Home to 60 Jews, Won't Be Sold


City planners in the British county of Cornwall have prevented the sale of an abandoned synagogue in the town of Penzance.Read More

Mohammed Morsi Now Says 'Certain Forces' Control American Media


Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi told U.S. senators that he gets bad U.S. press because “certain forces” control the media.Read More

Jack Lew Courts Senate GOP for Treasury Nod

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Senate Republicans on Wednesday offered encouraging words about President Barack Obama’s Treasury nominee, Jack Lew, but withheld support, saying the former White House budget director’s qualifications and views must still be scrutinized.Read More

Pro-Israel Groups Jump on Chuck Hagel Bandwagon


A number of prominent pro-Israel Jewish figures joined an ad endorsing Chuck Hagel for the U.S. defense secretary post.Read More

Get Ready for Next Round Between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu

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Will Benjamin Netanyahu’s election stumble somehow improve his relationship with President Obama, which has been strained from the start? Maybe — or maybe not.Read More

Vienna Orchestra Sets Panel To Probe Nazi Past


The Vienna Philharmonic has asked three historians to research the orchestra’s alleged Nazi past.Read More

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