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Lost Jewish Babies of Cyprus

By Haaretz

Yitzhak Teutsch, director of the American Joint Distribution Committee’s archives in Jerusalem, is trying to document more than 2,000 babies born to Jewish refugees interned in Cypriot camps between 1946 and 1949.Read More


Breivik Ruled Sane, Gets 21 Years for Rampage

By Forward Staff

Norweigian white supremacist Anders Behring Breivik was ruled sane and sentenced to 21 years in prison, the longest possible term, for killing 77 people in a rampage on an scenic island camp.Read More


Egypt 'Committed' to Peace Deal

By JTA

Egypt’s Defense Minister reportedly told his Israeli counterpart that Egypt is committed to its peace accord with Israel.Read More


Palestinian Tasered By Police in Front of Children

By Haaretz

A Palestinian resident of East Jerusalem complained to the Justice Ministry department that investigates police misconduct on Thursday after a police officer shocked him five times with an electric stun gun in front of his five children on Tuesday.Read More


Disabled Children's Group Wins UNESCO Status

By JTA

The UN Economic and Social Council has named an Israeli NGO as a “special consultant” on assisting disabled children.Read More


Australian State Proposes Partial Circumcision Ban

By JTA

An advisory governmental institution in an Australian state is recommending that it ban non-medical circumcision on boys “except for religious reasons.”Read More


Ex-Military Chief: Iran Threat Not Imminent

By JTA

Gabi Ashkenazi, the former Israeli military chief of staff, said that the threat to Israel from a nuclear Iran was not imminent.Read More


Conservatives Blast Rabbi on Pro-Obama List

By JTA

Two conservative groups called on the Obama campaign to sever ties with a “radical” on its newly-released list of more than 600 rabbis who support the president’s reelection.Read More


150,000 Holocaust Property Claims Submitted

By JTA

More than 150,000 applications have been submitted for restitution of Jewish owned property lost during the Holocaust.Read More


Peres To Germans: Let Jews Perform Circumcision

By Haaretz

Israel’s President Shimon Peres urged his German counterpart Joachim Guack on Thursday to allow Jews to continue circumcising their children, in a letter calling on Germany to allow Jews to practice the ancient ritual.Read More





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