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Philanthropists Vow To Give Wealth to Charity

By JTA

Four Jewish philanthropists, including Charles Bronfman, are among the latest individuals to sign the Giving Pledge, committing to giving the majority of their wealth to charity.Read More


French Jews Condemn Anti-Islam Cartoon

By JTA

The president of the representative body of France’s Jewish communities has condemned the new publication of caricatures of the Muslim prophet Muhammad.Read More


Israel Prepares for S. Africa in Baseball Classic

By Haaretz

Israel makes its first-ever appearance at a World Baseball Classic qualifying tournament on Wednesday, when it will take on South Africa in Jupiter, Florida.Read More


French Cartoon of Jew and Muhammed Sparks Anger

By Reuters

Riot police called out to protect offices of a French satire magazine that published insulting cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, along with a caricature of a Jew.Read More


Hungary Steps Up Fight With Claims Conference

By JTA

The Hungarian government has urged the Claims Conference to “refrain from misleading, intentionally misguiding and provoking fear.”Read More


Nevada Moves To Provide Kosher Food for Inmates

By JTA

The state of Nevada has approved a contract to provide kosher kitchens and rabbinical supervision of kosher food for prison inmates.Read More


Stewart and O'Reilly Plan Presidential 'Rumble'

By Reuters

Conservative political commentator Bill O’Reilly and late night comedian Jon Stewart will face off next month in a presidential-style debate that will be streamed live on the Web.Read More


Palestinians May Scrap Oslo Peace Accord

By Haaretz

Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said on Tuesday that the Palestinian leadership is considering canceling the Oslo Accords signed in September 1993 between the Palestinian Authority and Israel.Read More


Palestinians Hit Romney for Video Comments

By Reuters

Palestinian leaders said Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was wrong to accuse them of not seeking peace.Read More


Haim Hefer, Israel Prize Winner, Dies at 86

By Haaretz

Israel Prize laureate Haim Hefer died on Tuesday in Tel Aviv at the age of 86. Hefer, one of Israel’s most prominent writers, was best known for works such as “Yes It’s Possible,” “The Red Rock,” He Didn`t Know Her Name,” and “In Those Days.” He lived alone in Tel Aviv, and is survived by a daughter and grandchildren.Read More


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