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Shells From Syria Land in Israeli-Occupied Golan

By Reuters

A mortar shell fired on Tuesday during fighting between Syrian forces and rebels landed in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Israeli military sources said.Read More

N.Y. Mayoral Hopeful Malcolm Smith Ensnared in Complex Bribe Plot

By Reuters

A high-ranking Democratic New York State senator was arrested on Tuesday and charged with trying to buy a place on the Republican ticket in the city’s next mayoral race, an effort that prosecutors said was part of a wide-ranging bribery scandal and reflected pervasive corruption in New York politics.Read More

Jewish Women in New York Lose Virginity Later Than Others: Poll

By Anne Cohen

Apparently, New York isn’t the den of sin it’s cracked up to be. At least, not for Jewish women.Read More

Israel Battles Protests Over Palestinian's Death

By Reuters

Israeli prison guards fired tear gas to quell disturbances by Palestinian inmates on Tuesday after a prisoner serving a life sentence over an attempt to bomb an Israeli cafe died of cancer.Read More

David Miliband Quits Soccer Team Board After It Hired 'Fascist' Italian Manager

By Reuters

The former British foreign secretary has resigned from the board of a soccer team after it hired an Italian manager who boasted of his fascist sympathies — and once made a Nazi salute during a match.Read More

Toughest-in-Nation Gun Laws Passed by Lawmakers in Connecticut

By Reuters

Legislative leaders in Connecticut, where a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at an elememtary school in December, said on Monday they had agreed some of the toughest gun regulations in the nation and expected to adopt them this week.Read More

Hamas Reelects Pragmatist Khaled Meshaal as Leader

By Reuters

The Islamist Palestinian Hamas group re-elected the relatively pragmatic Khaled Meshaal as its leader on Tuesday, despite past criticism of him by hardliners in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.Read More

Belarus Plans $1M Restoration of Old Synagogue


The government of Belarus announced plans to renovate one of the country’s oldest synagogues and turn it into a Jewish museum.Read More

Henrique Capriles, Venezuelan Leader With Jewish Roots, Slams Foe for Nazi Jibe

By Reuters

Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles expressed outrage on Monday at the description of his supporters as “heirs of Hitler” by election rival and acting President Nicolas Maduro.Read More

Damage at 2,000-Year-Old Syrian Synaogogue Not as Bad as Reported

By Reuters

Theft and shelling have damaged a 2,000 year-old synagogue in Damascus, one of the oldest in the world, Syrian government and opposition activist sources said on Monday.Read More

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