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Netanyahu Cheers Capture of Flotilla Boat

By JTA

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the Israeli military’s operation to seize a Swedish-owned ship attempting to break Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza.Read More


George McGovern Dies at 90

By Reuters

Former U.S. Senator George McGovern, a liberal Democrat and fierce opponent of the Vietnam War whose 1972 presidential race against Richard Nixon led to one of the worst electoral defeats in U.S. history, died on Sunday at the age of 90, his family said.Read More


Israel Welcomes Report of Direct Talks With Iran

By Reuters

Israel’s vice prime minister said on Sunday he would welcome direct talks between the United States and Iran if they were aimed at halting what Israel sees as plans by the Islamic Republic to build a nuclear weapon.Read More


Amid Attacks, 'Kippah' Rally Backs Swedish Jews

By JTA

About 300 people demonstrated in Malmo, Sweden in support of the Jewish community.Read More


Palestinian Vote Offers Small Dose of Democracy

By Reuters

Palestinians voted in local elections in the Israel-occupied West Bank on Saturday, their first vote for six years and one with little choice, out of step with democratic revolutions elsewhere in the Arab world.Read More


Narrowest House Hosts Author Etgar Keret

By JTA

The narrowest house in the world, which will host Israeli writer Etgar Keret, was officially opened in Warsaw.Read More


Federation Employee Sentenced in $2M Rip-Off

By Renee Ghert-Zand

A UJA-Federation of New York employee was sentenced in Manhattan Supreme Court to six to 18 years in prison for stealing and selling personal information of donors, the New York Post reported yesterday. Tracey Nelson, 25, who had worked as a clerk for the organization for three years, was part of a $2 million identity theft operation that targeted banks and a car dealership, in addition to the Federation.Read More


Israel Navy Seizes New Gaza Flotilla Boat

By Reuters

The Israeli navy seized an international pro-Palestinian activist ship in the Mediterranean sea on Saturday to prevent it breaching its blockade of the Gaza Strip, a military spokeswoman said.Read More


Belgium Election Triggers 'Wave' of Anti-Semitism

By JTA

Belgium’s recent local elections triggered “an unprecedented wave of manifestations of anti-Semitism,” according to the country’s organization of French-speaking Jews.Read More


Twitter Pulls Anti-Semitic 'Good Jew' Messages

By JTA

Twitter has reportedly agreed to remove French-language anti-Semitic messages from its website and to block access to an account linked to German neo-Nazis.Read More


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