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Philly Retiree Eyed as Nazi War Crimes Suspect

By JTA

Germany has opened a war crimes investigation against a retired toolmaker living in Philadelphia.Read More


Barak: Israel Should Pull Out of Some Settlements

By JTA

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak proposed in a newspaper interview that Israel unilaterally withdraw from outlying West Bank settlements and outposts.Read More


Ehud Olmert Avoids Prison in Corruption Case

By JTA

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced to one to three years of probation and fined about $19,000 for a breach of trust conviction.Read More


French Train Company Loses $204M Contract

By JTA

The Maryland subsidiary of a French company that Holocaust survivors accuse of not fully acknowledging its Holocaust complicity will not receive a $204 million contract with the state railway.Read More


Ed Koch Unhappy With Obama: Report

By Forward Staff

Former New York Mayor Ed Koch isn’t dumping President Obama — yet.Read More


'Fill the Void' Will Be Israel's Oscar Entry

By JTA

Israel has selected the award-winning film “Fill the Void” as its submission to the best foreign language film category of the Oscars.Read More


Holocaust Denier Forced to Bankruptcy

By JTA

A Holocaust denier living in Australia was declared bankrupt after a claim against him by a Jewish leader.Read More


Obama Pushes Back on '60 Minutes'

By Haaretz

President Barack Obama pushed back on the notion that he feels pressure from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu regarding the contentious Iranian issue, dismissing as “noise” the Israeli leader’s calls for the U.S. to lay out a “red line” that Iran’s nuclear program must not cross to avoid American military intervention.Read More


Israel Bounced From World Baseball Classic

By JTA

Israel lost to Spain in the final game of the World Baseball Classic Qualifier.Read More


World Told To Act on Jewish Refugees

By JTA

The United Nations must act to right the “historic wrong” done to Jewish refugees expelled from Arab countries, said Israel’s U.N. ambassador to the world body, Ron Prosor.Read More





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