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Gilad Shalit Marks First Birthday Since Release

By JTA

Gilad Shalit marked his first birthday since being freed from Hamas captivity.Read More


France Opens Murder Probe Into Arafat's Death

By Haaretz

French prosecutors have launched a formal murder investigation into the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in 2004, AFP news agency reported Tuesday.Read More


Hawaii's Largest Temple Beset by Infighting

By JTA

Hawaii’s largest temple, beset by synagogue politics that spurred a violent incident and allegations of “Nazi-like propaganda,” cemented the ouster of its rabbi with the election of a new board.Read More


Masked Men Attack West Bank Shepherd

By Haaretz

Two masked men attacked and wounded Ismail Adara, a 67-year-old Palestinian shepherd on Monday, in the cave village of Bir al Eid in the South Hebron hills, as he was grazing his flock near the village. He was rushed to hospital in Hebron with wounds in the neck and fingers, and with possible head fractures.Read More


Turkish Minister Slams Circumcision Ban

By JTA

Turkey’s minister for European affairs, Egemen Bagis, has called circumcision bans in Germany “a danger for liberty.”Read More


9 Jewish Teens Indicted in 'Lynching' Try

By JTA

Nine Jewish teens were indicted in the attack on three Palestinians in Jerusalem that left one of the victims seriously injured.Read More


Arlen Specter Vows To Beat Cancer

By Forward Staff

Former longtime Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania confirmed that he is fighting a new battle with cancer — and vowed to beat the deadly disease.Read More


Why Does Bibi Wants To Adjust Stock Portfolio?

By Haaretz

The news, reported Monday by TheMarker, that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had requested permission to make changes to his investment portfolio but withdrew the request when it was put on the cabinet’s agenda, has elicited exactly the kind of reaction that he was presumably trying to avoid.Read More


Michigan Jewish Student's Mouth Stapled Shut

By JTA

A Jewish student at Michigan State University was attacked in what he is calling a hate crime at an-off campus party.Read More


Corrie Family: Ruling 'Bad Day' for Humanity

By JTA

The family of American pro-Palestinian activist Rachel Corrie expressed disappointment at an Israeli court decision that cleared the state of responsibility, calling it a “bad day” for humanity.Read More





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