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Ahmadinejad Wants Games Invite, Despite Logo Issue

By JTA

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad now wants to attend the 2012 London Olympics, despite last year saying that the summer games’ jagged multi-colored lingo resembled the word Zion and was therefore “racist.”Read More


Hebrew Bible Translated Into Eskimo Language

By JTA

After a 34-year translation project, the Hebrew Bible and New Testament were published for the first time this week in an Eskimo language.Read More


Bibi: No Sign Iran Will Shelve Nuclear Plans

By Haaretz

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday he is skeptical that Iran will agree to halt its nuclear program, accusing Tehran of playing a “chess game” with the international community.Read More


House Takes Aim at Iran, But No Call for War

By JTA

An overwhelming majority in the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution rejecting containment of Iran’s suspected nuclear weapons program, but a sponsor made clear that the bill did not authorize use of force.Read More


B'nai B'rith Slams Honor for Lithuanian Quisling

By JTA

B’nai B’rith International condemned the Lithuanian government’s posthumous honor of Juozas Ambrazeviciu, the wartime prime minister who was a Nazi collaborator.Read More


Kucinich Won't Run in Washington State

By JTA

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) announced that he will not run for a House seat in Washington after losing the Democratic nomination for his seat in Ohio.Read More


Israeli Real Estate Market Bounces Back

By Haaretz

After a protracted slump in sales, buyers are returning to the Israeli housing market.Read More


Time Crowns Bibi 'King of Israel'

By Haaretz

TIME magazine has crowned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as the ‘king of Israel’ in its cover story this week, which profiles Netanyahu and marks his recent feat - brokering a 94-member coalition with the rival Kadima party.Read More


Israeli Hospital Bans Speaking of Arabic

By Haaretz

Arab teachers and students working in Kfar Sava’s Meir Medical Center have been forbidden to speak to each other in Arabic, which is an official language in Israel. Haaretz learned that three Arab families whose children were hospitalized in the center filed a complaint with the hospital management.Read More


Tel Aviv's Anger at African Immigrants

By Haaretz

A few weeks ago, in a fit of hatred, someone, or some more than one, threw Molotov cocktails at a kindergarten and apartments used by foreign workers in south Tel Aviv’s Shapira neighborhood, “causing significant property damage but no injuries or loss of life,” in journalese.Read More





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