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Mayim Bialik Hurt in Car Crash

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Actress Mayim Bialik seriously injured her hand in a car accident in Los Angeles.Read More


Three Israel Universities Make Top 100 List

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Three Israeli universities have ranked in the top 100 universities worldwide in a prestigious annual ranking of the world’s universities.Read More


Anne Frank Letter May Fetch $30K at Auction

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A letter written by Anne Frank’s father appealing for help in getting his family out of Nazi-occupied Holland will be one of hundreds of items associated with the Frank family that will be put up for auction this fall.Read More


400 Israelis Petition PIlots To Spurn Iran Attack

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More than 400 Israelis, including Tel Aviv University law professors Menachem Mautner and Chaim Gans, have recently signed an online petition calling on Israel Defense Forces pilots to refuse to obey if ordered to bomb Iran.Read More


Paul Ryan Meets With Sheldon Adelson

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Paul Ryan met with Sheldon Adelson, a major giver to Republicans in the effort to defeat President Obama, just days after being tapped by presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney as his running mate.Read More


Extremists Confront Rabin's Granddaughter

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Extreme right-wing activists clashed with the granddaughter of assassinated Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin at the end of an event marking the 20th anniversary of the second Rabin government.Read More


Hungary's Far Right Complain Over Nazi Hunter

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The vice president of Hungary’s ultranationalist Jobbik Party filed a complaint with police against Nazi hunter Efraim Zuroff for making “false statements.”Read More


Demjanjuk's Estate Files New Citizenship Appeal

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The estate of convicted Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk again has asked an appeals court to help posthumously restore his U.S. citizenship.Read More


Panetta: No Israel Decision on Iran Yet

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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told a Pentagon briefing that he does not believe Israel has made a final decision on whether to attack Iran’s nuclear program.Read More


Israel Envoy Calls S. Africa Stand 'Boycott'

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Israel’s envoy to South Africa said a government minister’s statement that South Africans would be “discouraged” from visiting Israel represents a boycott of his country.Read More





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