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Anti-Islam Filmmaker Faces Prison Time

By Reuters

A California man behind an anti-Islam film that stoked violent protests in the Muslim world was due in court in Los Angeles on Wednesday for a hearing on whether he violated his probation on a bank fraud conviction and should be sent back to prison.Read More


Robert Lefkowitz Shares Nobel Chemistry Prize

By Reuters

Biochemist Robert Lefkowitz was sound asleep when the Nobel Prize people called to tell him he won for chemistry. Luckily, his wife elbowed him awake.Read More


Jordan's King Abdullah Prepares for Elections

By Reuters

Jordan’s King Abdullah appointed respected politician Abdullah Ensour as Prime Minister on Wednesday to prepare for the country’s first post Arab Spring parliamentary election, due by early next year, a palace statement said.Read More


Ehud Olmert May Take On Bibi in Election

By Haaretz

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will decide whether or not he intends run in the upcoming elections in the next few days, with political sources indicating on Wednesday that former IDF chief Gazi Ashkenazi was considering to align himself with the former premier.Read More


Hugo Chavez Reelection Worries Jewish Leaders

By JTA

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez won re-election, defeating Henrique Capriles Radonsky, the grandson of Holocaust survivorsRead More


Money Man Blows $65K on High-End Dating

By JTA

A New York securities trader who has spent more than $65,000 on high-end matchmaking services is calling them a “rip-off,” the New York Post reported.Read More


Obama Led From 'Behind' on Mideast, Mitt Says

By JTA

President Obama has led “from behind” on the Middle East, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney charged in a foreign policy speech.Read More


Netanyahu Heavily Favored in Snap Election

By Reuters

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced he would seek an early Israeli election, a ballot that political commentators said would likely take place in January or February.Read More


Netanyahu Calls for Early Election

By Forward Staff

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will issue a statement on Tuesday evening, his office said, amid speculation that he would call an early national election that polls suggest he can win comfortably.Read More


Schumer: Wealthy Must Pay Share of Taxes

By Reuters

A top Senate Democrat on Tuesday called for scrapping a tax reform model of lowering tax rates for all Americans that has been the rule since Ronald Reagan was president, and instead said the rich should pay more to help pare federal deficits.Read More


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