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Israel Threatens To Withhold Palestinians' Cash

By Reuters

Israel will stop collecting tax revenues for the Palestinian Authority and not hand over any money if President Mahmoud Abbas continues to seek observer state membership of the United Nations, Israel’s finance minister said on Saturday.Read More


Wife Pushes Obama for Action on Alan Gross

By Reuters

The wife of Alan Gross, the U.S. contractor jailed in Cuba for crimes against the state, said she hopes President Barack Obama’s re-election will soon help lead to her ailing husband’s release from the communist-ruled country.Read More


Israel Strikes Back Amid Gaza Flare Up

By Reuters

Israeli tank fire killed four Palestinians and wounded 25 in the Gaza Strip on Saturday after an anti-tank missile hit an Israeli army jeep wounding four soldiers, and Palestinian fighters fired rockets into southern Israel in a new flare-up of fighting.Read More


Dentists Sue for $5M Over Sandy Crane Collapse

By Reuters

Two New York City dentists have filed a $5 million lawsuit against the contractor at a nearly completed 90-story luxury apartment building, blaming it for the collapse of the top of a construction crane during superstorm Sandy.Read More


Philip Roth Announces Plans To Retire

By Reuters

Seminal American author Philip Roth, whose novels explored modern Jewish-American life, says he will write no more books because he has lost his passion for it.Read More


Lew and Sandberg Top Short List for Treasury

By Reuters

President Barack Obama, fresh from his re-election victory, will have to turn his attention quickly to naming a new Treasury Secretary, one of the most powerful positions in world finance.Read More


Charles Darwin Gets 4,000 Votes Against Anti-Evolution Rep

By Reuters

Thousands of Georgia voters wrote in evolution father Charles Darwin in a contest against a congressman who said the theory came from ‘pit of hell.’Read More


Medical Aid Fund Turns Away Holocaust Survivors

By JTA

A fund that helps Israeli Holocaust survivors pay medical expenses told recipients that it would stop receiving applications until next year, citing an overflow of requests.Read More


Ireland Backs Ban on Settlement Products

By JTA

Ireland would support a European Union ban on settlement goods, but “there is no prospect for reaching an agreement” on such a ban, the Irish foreign minister said.Read More


Spanish Jews Want Tough New Anti-Semitism Laws

By JTA

The president of Spain’s Jewish community called for changes to the country’s penal code to better combat online anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial.Read More


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