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Minister Takes Aim at 'Bodies' Exhibit

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Israel’s deputy health minister has reportedly asked the Attorney General to cancel an exhibition in Tel Aviv of preserved human bodies.Read More


Soccer Boss Rebuked for Anti-Arab Insult

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Paraguay’s soccer association has suspended a Jewish team president for hurling racial slurs at a colleague of Arab descent.Read More


King Abdullah: Israel Harms Jerusalem

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Israeli policy in Jerusalem is harming the city’s holy sites, Jordan’s King Abdullah said.Read More


Rabbi Sachs Dumps Charity Over Anti-Israel Work

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Great Britain’s chief rabbi, Jonathan Sacks, has resigned as a supporter of an interfaith charity after it circulated an anti-Israel campaign.Read More


Israel Can't Attack Iran Alone: Peres

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Israel President Shimon Peres said that Israel cannot attack Iran on its own.Read More


Zulu King Will Visit Israel

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South Africa’s Zulu king accepted an invitation to visit Israel despite his government discouraging such visits.Read More


Canadian Church Moves To Boycott Settlements

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Canada’s largest Protestant church stands poised to approve a boycott of products made in Israeli settlements.Read More


Muslim Hotelier Guilty of Discrimination

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A Muslim hotel owner in Southern California discriminated against a group of Jewish Los Angeles young adults, a jury found.Read More


Century-Old Arab Inscriptions Unearthed

By Haaretz

The last thing the two restoration artists expected was to find inscriptions in Arabic, almost 150 years old, on the walls of the small stone house in Tel Aviv’s German colony.Read More


Majority in Israel Oppose Unilateral Iran Strike

By JTA

A majority of Israelis oppose a strike by their country on Iran’s nuclear facilities without the United States’ cooperation, a new poll found.Read More





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