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Palestinian Hunger Striker Released to Gaza Exile

By Reuters

A hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner was exiled by Israel to the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Sunday, Palestinian officials said.Read More

Israeli Housing Minister Vows To Expand Settlements

By Reuters

Israel’s new housing minister said on Sunday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s incoming cabinet would keep expanding Jewish settlements to the same extent as his previous government.Read More

Jewish Sociologist Shares Hungary Award With 2 Accused of Anti-Semitism


Hungary recognized a Jewish sociologist, Andreas Kovacs, and two citizens accused of making anti-Semitic statements with prestigious national awards.Read More

Greek Soccer Star Banned for Nazi Salute

By Reuters

The AEK Athens midfielder Giorgos Katidis has been handed a life ban from all national teams by Greece’s football federation EPO after he appeared to give a Nazi salute to supporters during a match.Read More

Ancient Amsterdam Jewish Cemetery Refurbished After 70 Years of Neglect


An ancient Jewish cemetery in Amsterdam has been reopened after almost 70 years of neglect, thanks to help from Moroccan and Jewish youths who renovated it.Read More

Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon May Be Voice of Moderation on Iran

By Reuters

Although Benjamin Netanyahu’s next defence minister shares his deep distrust of the Palestinians, the two could yet clash about when - and whether - Israel should go to war with Iran.Read More

Moshe Yaalon Picked as Israel Defense Minister

By Reuters

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday chose Moshe Yaalon, an ex-general and vice premier from his right-wing Likud party, to be Israel’s next defence minister, a government official said.Read More

Barack Obama's Israeli Classmates Don't Remember Him From Columbia

By Judy Maltz (Haaretz)

Among those Israelis vying for the attention of Barack Obama as he prepares for his visit here next week, one fairly large, yet little-known group can claim a special long-standing connection to the U.S. president: We were his classmates in the Columbia University undergraduate class of 1983.Read More

Is 'Sext'-Happy Anthony Weiner Plotting a Comeback?

By Forward Staff

Disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner has spent more than $100,000 on polling this month alone, raising speculation that he may be planning a return to politics.Read More

Jewish Lawmaker Who Voted Against Medical Marijuana Busted on Pot Charge

By Forward Staff

A Jewish Republican lawmaker who voted against legalizing medical marijuana in 2011 was charged with pot possession after New York state police found a bag of weed in his car.Read More

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