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Madonna Calls Obama Muslim Remark 'Ironic'

By Reuters

Pop star Madonna said on Tuesday she was being deliberately “ironic on stage” when she erroneously referred to President Barack Obama during her concert in the nation’s capital as a “black Muslim.”Read More


Netanyahu Vows Strong Response to Ahmadinejad

By Reuters

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday promised a tough response at the United Nations to the latest verbal attacks on Israeli by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and said he was determined to stop Iran developing nuclear weapons.Read More


Rabbi: Burn Your iPhones!

By JTA

A prominent haredi Orthodox rabbi in Israel ordered his followers to burn their iPhones.Read More


Israel Shuts Down for Yom Kippur

By Haaretz

Israel came to a virtual standstill at sundown Tuesday as Jews began observing the start of the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, the 25 hours of fasting and contemplation known as Yom Kippur.Read More


Muslim Activist Proud of Defacing Subway Ad

By Forward Staff

A prominent Egyptian-born Muslim activist was unapologetic for spraying graffiti on a controversial subway ad that brand enemies of Israel as ‘savage.’Read More


Death of Gaza Boy Sparks Rare Anti-Hamas Protest

By Reuters

At least 500 protesters in the Gaza Strip have called for the overthrow of the ruling Islamist Hamas group in a rare demonstration triggered by the death of a three-year-old boy in a fire during a power outage.Read More


Ahmadinejad Rants Against 'Uncivilized Zionists'

By Reuters

Iran’a Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told the United Nations his country is under threat from ‘uncivilized Zionists’ over its nuclear program.Read More


Abbas Tells Jewish Leaders He Wants Talks

By JTA

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told Jewish leaders that his U.N. speech would address showing greater sensitivity to Jewish claims to Israel.Read More


Orthodox Join Religious School Choice Group

By JTA

The American Center for School Choice, a national group of advocates for religious private schools, has launched the Commission on Faith-Based Schools.Read More


Apple Fumbles Status of Jerusalem on New Map

By JTA

The map included in Apple’s new iOS6 operating system reportedly does not show Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.Read More





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