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Hadassah Hospital Unveils 19-Story Tower

By JTA

A state-of-the-art, 19-floor tower was dedicated at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem.Read More


Michael Bloomberg Gives $10M to Moderates

By Reuters

New York City’s billionaire mayor, Michael Bloomberg, said on Tuesday he would commit at least $10 million ahead of the Nov. 6 election to support moderate candidates who share his support for gun control, same-sex marriage and education reform.Read More


Anti-Semitic Hungary Party Attack Roma

By Reuters

Blaming Roma for everything from petty crime to trash on the streets, thousands of supporters of the far-right opposition Jobbik party rallied in Hungary on Wednesday in the eastern city of Miskolc.Read More


George McGovern Near Death in Hospice

By Reuters

Former U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern is “no longer responsive” and surrounded by family at a hospice center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, his family said on Wednesday.Read More


Islamic Radicalism Flourishes in Gaza

By Reuters

A major Israeli attack on Gaza would not curb growing extremism in the Palestinian enclave, with the ruling Islamist group Hamas itself struggling to quell radicalism, a senior Israeli official said on Wednesday.Read More


Jewish Groups Pull Out of Interfaith Meeting

By JTA

Jewish groups pulled out of an upcoming meeting with Protestant colleagues over a letter from Christian leaders to congressmen calling for a possible suspension of U.S. aid to Israel.Read More


Anat Hoffman Arrested for Singing at Western Wall

By JTA

Jerusalem police arrested the leader of Women of the Wall for singing at the Western Wall.Read More


Israel Counted Calories in Gaza Blockade Study

By Reuters

Israel calculated the number of calories Palestinians would need to avoid malnutrition under its blockade of the Gaza Strip, according to a study which the Supreme Court forced the government to release.Read More


Sad Goodbye to Arlen Specter

By Reuters

More than 1,000 people bid farewell on Tuesday to former U.S. Senator Arlen Specter at a service featuring tributes by family and dignitaries and concluding with Frank Sinatra’s “My Way.”Read More


Seeking To Protect Kosher Slaughter and Circumcision

By JTA

European Jewish Congress President Moshe Kantor has unveiled a model bill designed to set “strict legal terms” on religious freedoms in order to enshrine them in Europe.Read More


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