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Guardian Retracts Tel Aviv Capital Claim

By JTA

The Guardian newspaper retracted its claim that Tel Aviv is the capital of Israel after a watchdog group filed a lawsuit against Britain’s Press Complaints Commission.Read More


Olympic Champ Rebecca Soni Has Jewish Roots

By Hannah Rubin

Move over Michael Phelps, we have Rebecca Soni batting for our team. And by batting, I mean swimming laps.Read More


Aly Raisman Backs Moment of Silence

By JTA

Jewish-American gymnast Aly Raisman expressed her support for an Olympic moment of silence for the Israeli athletes killed at the Munich Olympics in 1972 during an interview following her gold medal win.Read More


1,300-Year-Old Olive Press Unearthed

By Haaretz

A rescue dig conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority in Hod Hasharon has uncovered a rare olive press from the Byzantine period, some 1,300 years ago.Read More


S. Africa Slams Israel for Blocking Summit

By JTA

The South African government slammed Israel’s decision not to allow delegates from countries in the Non-Aligned Movement that do not have diplomatic relations with Israel to travel to Ramallah.Read More


Egyptian Military Kill 20 in Sinai Raid

By JTA

Egyptian attack helicopters and troops reportedly struck and killed at least 20 terrorists in the Sinai.Read More


Genes Tie N. Africans and European Jews: Study

By Haaretz

A new study of genetic affinity among Jewish communities has uncovered evidence of genetic roots among Jews from North Africa that stretch back 2,000 years.Read More


Rabbi Heschel's Papers Headed for Duke

By JTA

Duke University has acquired a collection of the papers of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, including correspondence, publications, documents and photographs which have never been available to scholars.Read More


Ukraine Synagogue Damaged by Shopping Center

By JTA

The Jewish community in Lviv, Ukraine has warned that construction of a new shopping center could seriously damage a historic synagogue next to the site.Read More


Judith Crist, Times Critic, Dies at 90

By Reuters

Judith Crist, a popular American film critic whose acerbic commentary helped herald a new era of film critics at newspapers and media outlets across the United States, died on Tuesday. She was 90.Read More





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