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Romney Tours Polish Jewish Museum Site

By JTA

Mitt Romney toured the site of the future Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw.Read More


Hebrew U. Marks Decade Since Bombing

By JTA

A memorial service at Hebrew University in Jerusalem marked the 10th anniversary of a fatal bombing there that killed nine, including five Americans.Read More


Last Surviving Escapee From Auschwitz Dies

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August Kowalczyk, a Polish actor who was the last survivor of a group of Polish prisoners who escaped from Auschwitz, has died.Read More


$128M Plan To Preserve Israel's Coastal Cliffs

By Haaretz

A new government company is to be formed to cope with the erosion and possible collapse of the sandstone cliffs that line the Mediterranean shore, ministers in the “socioeconomic cabinet” decided on Tuesday.Read More


Israel's Alice Schlesinger Crashes Out

By Haaretz

Israeli judoka Alice Schlesinger lost her chance to win a gold medal at the London Games today when she lost in the quarterfinals of the women’s -63kg competition, and finished ranked seventh after a subsequent loss in the consolation bracket.Read More


Obama Imposes New Sanctions on Iran

By Reuters

President Barack Obama announced new U.S. sanctions against Iran’s energy, petrochemical and financial sectors on Tuesday that he said would further pressure the country for failing to meet international nuclear obligations.Read More


Austrians Allow Circumcisions To Continue

By JTA

An Austrian province ruled that doctors may continue to perform infant circumcisions for religious reasons without risking criminal charges.Read More


Aly Raisman Helps U.S. Gymnastics Win Gold

By Reuters

Alexandra Raisman and the United States women stormed to the Olympic women’s gymnastics team gold medal. Jordyn Wieber sparkled and Gabby Douglas also dazzled.Read More


Bibi Favorability at 34% With Americans

By JTA

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is viewed favorably by 35% of Americans, compared to 23% unfavorable, a new Gallup poll revealed.Read More


Bibi Insists He Hasn't Made Iran Decision

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday in an interview with Israel’s Channel 2 that he has yet to make a decision on whether or not to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities. Netanyahu said that “Israel cannot count on anyone else” when it comes to the Iranian threat.Read More





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