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Hal David, 'Walk on By' Songwriter, Dies at 91

By Forward Staff

Songwriter Hal David, who wrote dozens of hits with collaborator Burt Bacharach like Dionne Warwick’s ‘Walk on By,’ and ‘Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head’ from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, has died at the age of 91.Read More


Berlin Shows Solidarity — With Yarmulkes

By Haaretz

“Berlin wears a yarmulke,” the popular BZ local newspaper declared to its readers on Saturday. The reason: the front page presented a photo of five Berlin celebrities posing with skullcaps – including Mayor Klaus Wowereit, one of the best known gay politicians in Europe.Read More


U.S. Admits War Games With Israel Downsized

By JTA

U.S. military officials admit that an upcoming joint U.S.-Israel military exercise has been downsized, but deny that it is because of mistrust of Israel.Read More


Some Illegal Settlers Start To Move From Migron

By JTA

Jewish families began evacuating the West Bank outpost of Migron.Read More


IDF Fears Hezbollah Takeover of Border

By Haaretz

Israel’s Northern Command fears the eruption of violent clashes within Lebanon and the possibility of a greater conflict between Lebanese citizens, officials said Saturday.Read More


Israel Official: Gov't Stole Palestinian Land

By Haaretz

The supervisor in charge of the Defense Ministry’s separation barrier project has blamed the Ministry of Housing and Construction as well as the police for breaking the law and invading privately-owned Palestinian lands in the West Bank.Read More


Women Dominate One Israel Council

By Haaretz

When Sigal Moran, head of the Bnei Shimon Regional Council in the northern Negev, saw the Interior Ministry directive instructing local authorities to appoint at least one woman on the panel of judges for the Outstanding Worker Award, she couldn’t help but laugh.Read More


Toronto Rabbi Accused of Abuse From '70s

By JTA

A 71-year-old rabbi in Toronto has been charged with indecent assault for allegedly sexually assaulting a student 40 years ago.Read More


Elementary School Named for Survivor Opens

By JTA

A new public elementary school named after a Holocaust survivor opened in Silver Spring, Md.Read More


Cardinal Martini, Built Ties With Jews, Dies

By JTA

Italy’s Jewish leadership mourned the death of Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, 85, who was known in part for forging closer relations between Christians and Jews.Read More





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