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Fla. Candidate Accused of Being Nudist

By JTA

An attack flier was mailed to voters in an Orlando-area district accusing Republican commission candidate Jeffrey Goldmacher of being a nudist and an atheist.Read More


Israeli Army Starts Drafting Ultra-Orthodox

By JTA

The Israel Defense Forces have begun drafting haredi Orthodox 18-year-olds without encountering significant protests, one week after a new law requiring haredi military service took effect.Read More


Jimmy Carter Will Speak at Democratic Convention

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Former President Jimmy Carter, who has garnered much criticism in recent years for his harsh words about Israel, will address the Democratic National Convention during prime time.Read More


Ehud Olmert Rejected Arab League Invitation

By Haaretz

During his term as prime minister, Ehud Olmert rejected an invitation by former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and other Arab leaders to address an Arab League convention and set in motion a regional process based on the Saudi peace initiative.Read More


Reviving Israel's Left Will Take Decade

By Haaretz

In a gloomy building behind a gray iron fence on Jerusalem’s Emek Refaim street, a group of intellectuals are holding court. They are dealing with the lost goblin of Israeli politics: the left.Read More


Bulgaria Blast Probe Eyes Calls From Lebanon

By JTA

Israel has evidence of many telephone calls between Lebanon and Burgas in the two months before the bombing that killed six people, the New York Times reported.Read More


Palestinians Blast West Bank Clear-Out

By Reuters

Israel’s plan to evict Palestinians from their West Bank homes to make way for army training zones aims at “evacuating the Palestinians from their land,” Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad said Wednesday.Read More


Iran Making 'Surprising' Progress to Bomb: Report

By JTA

Defense Minister Ehud Barak confirmed on Thursday Haaretz’s report that President Barack Obama recently received a new National Intelligence Estimate report on the Iranian nuclear program, which shares Israel’s view that Iran has made significant progress toward military nuclear capability, and said that the report has raised the urgency of the issue.Read More


Brazil Dedicates Star of David War Memorial

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A Star of David stylized piece of sculpture was inaugurated by Brazil’s Defense Minister Celso Amorim at the Monument to the Brazilian soldiers of World War II in Flamengo Park in Rio de Janeiro.Read More


Italians Probe Hitler Portrait on Wine Label

By JTA

A public prosecutor in Italy has opened an inquiry after a vacationing Jewish-American couple complained about wine with a picture of Adolf Hitler on the label for sale in a shop near Verona.Read More





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