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Women of the Wall Won't Get Hanukkah Candle-Lighting at Kotel

By JTA

A request by Women of the Wall to hold a Hanukkah candle-lighting ceremony in the women’s section of the holy site was denied.Read More


Eli Yishai Leaving Shas, Launching New Party for Elections

By JTA

Eli Yishai will leave the Shas party he once headed and has registered to run in the March elections with a new party.Read More


Portugal’s Parliament Passes 'Palestine' Resolution

By JTA

Portugal’s parliament passed a non-binding resolution calling on the government to recognize an independent Palestinian state.Read More


Hamas Holds Gaza Military Parade, Vows Israel's Destruction

By Reuters

Vowing to destroy Israel, Hamas paraded some 2,000 of its armed fighters and truck-mounted rockets through Gaza, marking its 27th anniversary with its biggest show of force since the end of the Gaza war.Read More


Congressional Spending Bill OKs Israel Defense Aid

By JTA

The massive spending bill passed by Congress includes defense assistance for Israel along with tightened oversight of Palestinian funding and Iran nuclear talks.Read More


Slain Kansas City Teen’s Scout Troop Completes His Volunteer Project

By JTA

The Eagle Scout troop of the teen shot to death last year at a suburban Kansas City JCC completed his project to collect food for needy mothers and children.Read More


Israel Names Officer Accused of Killing Palestinian Teen With Live Fire

By JTA

An Israeli Border Police officer indicted for the killing of a Palestinian teen during a Nakba Day protest in the West Bank has been named.Read More


Revisions to Spain's Sephardic Law Make It 'Meaningless'

By JTA

Spain’s Sephardic citizenship law has been revised — and Israelis are not happy about it. They say the legislation now amounts to an empty gesture.Read More


Youth Who Terrorized Jewish Kids To Visit Jewish Museum as Punishment

By JTA

One of the five youths arrested for terrorizing Jewish children on a school bus earlier this year agreed to visit the Sydney Jewish Museum as part of an agreed punishment.Read More


Netanyahu: Israel Will Rebuff U.N. Moves Towards Palestinian State

By Reuters

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would tell U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that Israel will rebuff any moves at the United Nations to set a timeframe for a withdrawal from territory Palestinians seek for state.Read More


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