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Bibi and Lieberman Unite in Hard Right Push

By Reuters

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday he was merging his Likud party with that of his ultra nationalist coalition ally Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman in a hard-right tack ahead of Israel’s Jan. 22 election.Read More


David Stern Will Step Down as Head of NBA

By Seth Berkman

David Stern, who helped remodel the NBA into a global phenomenon and oversaw the ascent of Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan and LeBron James, announced on Thursday that he will step down in 2014.Read More


Is Sudan Attack a Proxy War on Sinai Rebels?

By Reuters

If Israel bombed a Sudanese munitions factory, as Khartoum alleges, the raid was part of its widening proxy war against Islamist militants in neighbouring Egypt which the Jewish state is reluctant to confront directly.Read More


Netanyahu and Lieberman Unite for Election

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman intend to announce the unification of their Likud and Yisrael Beiteinu parties, a Channel 2 report indicated on Thursday.Read More


Day School Ends Boy Scouts Tie Over Gay Issue

By JTA

A Conservative Jewish day school will not renew its Boy Scouts charter because of the organization’s policy excluding gay and lesbian adults as leaders.Read More


Victim in Videotaped Police Beating Speaks Out

By Seth Berkman

Ehud Halevy, the Jewish man whose beating at the hands of two New York City police officers earlier this month was captured on videotape, reportedly called the cops’ actions “irresponsible and not ethical.”Read More


German Jews Demand Cancellation of Iran Trip

By JTA

Two U.S. senators and the head of Germany’s Jewish community urged German deputies from the Bundestag’s German-Iranian parliamentary group to cancel a trip to Iran.Read More


Italy's Monti Jets in to Israel for Talks

By JTA

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti and a high-level delegation of government ministers and businesspeople flew to Israel for a bilateral summit with Israeli leaders.Read More


Gaza Truce Holds for Now

By Reuters

Palestinian militants held fire overnight on Thursday and Israel refrained from air strikes as an informal truce brokered by Egypt appeared to take hold following two days of violence along the Israel-Gaza border.Read More


Sudan Blames Israel for Arms Factory Attack

By JTA

A Sudanese government minister threatened to strike Israel, and the country called on the United Nations Security Council to condemn Israel, over the bombing of a weapons factory in Khartoum.Read More


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