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Israel Treats 5 Syrians Wounded in Civil War

By Reuters

Israeli soldiers treated five Syrians who had been wounded in fighting between Syrian government forces and rebels near Israel’s security fence on the Golan Heights, the Israeli military said on Saturday.Read More

Star of David More Widely Recognized Than Twitter Icon

By Anne Cohen

Almost 90% of Americans recognize the Star of David as a Jewish symbol. That beat the Twitter icon, which was known to 79% of people who took a poll.Read More

Jewish Lawmaker Steve Cohen Tweeted at Model Love Child During State of Union

By Forward Staff

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) said the gorgeous Texas model he exchanged familiar Tweets with during the State of the Union address is his love child from a fling 25 years ago.Read More

NY Gay Center Will Allow Israel-Related Events

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

A New York gay community center announced February 15 that it had lifted a moratorium on events relating to Israel days after coming under heavy criticism for barring a prominent gay scholar from speaking about her new book on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Read More

Egypt Seizes Two Tons of Explosives Bound for Sinai

By Reuters

Egypt seized two tons of explosives hidden in a truck carrying a shipment of fruits and vegetables bound for Sinai on Friday, security sources said.Read More

Was Prisoner X Part of Botched Israeli Assassination of Hamas Man in Dubai?

By Reuters

The suspected Israeli double agent dubbed Prisoner X is not the same man as a suspect in the assassination of a Hamas commander in Dubai , a forensic report commissioned by Reuters determined.Read More

Photo Analysis Casts Doubt On Australian's Reported Hit Squad Link

By Reuters

A forensic report commissioned by Reuters said on Friday that a suspect in the assassination of a Hamas commander in Dubai and a deceased Australian immigrant, reported to have been an Israeli spy, were not the same man.Read More

It's Jew vs. Jew at the L.A. Hilton

By Rex Weiner

Nearly 900 high school students representing Reform congregations from around the U.S. and Canada attending the NFTY (North American Federation of Temple Youth) Convention in Los Angeles this weekend will be met by an unusual picket line of Jewish protesters. Organizers booked their bi-annual convention into the Hilton LAX Hotel, currently on the boycott list of UNITE HERE Local 11, and the Jewish Labor Committee’s Western Region chapter has called for a picket line at the hotel, beginning Friday morning. “These youth are also being served an extra portion of hypocrisy by their own leadership,” said a JLC bulletin emailed to its membership, and taking aim at the Union for Reform Judaism, which supports the NFTY program.Read More

Several Reported Wounded in Riots in Support of Jailed Palestinians


Several people were injured in West Bank protests staged in solidarity with hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners.Read More

Hundreds Rally in Protest of Iran-Argentina Pact


Some 300 people attended a protest rally against Argentine-Iranian cooperation in investigating the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center.Read More

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