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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


Musical About Shoah Hero Scrapped at Treblinka

By JTA

Excerpts of a musical based on the life of Janusz Korczak to be held at Treblinka will not take place as scheduled.Read More


Dennis Ross Denies Split With Obama

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Dennis Ross emphatically denied any indication that he no longer supported President Obama.Read More


Egypt's Mohamed Morsi Sends Message to Israel

By Haaretz

Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi sent a missive to President Shimon Peres on Tuesday wishing stability and security for all of the region’s nations, including Israel.Read More


30 Suspected Pedophiles Busted in Israel

By Haaretz

About 30 individuals suspected of pedophilia were arrested overnight Tuesday, the result of a police operation in which an undercover female officer assumed the identity of a 12-year-old-girl.Read More


L.A. Hotel Owner Shut Jewish Pool Party

By JTA

The owner of the Shangri-La Hotel in Los Angeles is on trial in a civil rights suit based on claims of anti-Semitism.Read More


Germans Launch Pro-Circumcision Campaign

By JTA

Two Jews and a Muslim in Germany have started a pro-circumcision campaign to counter a Cologne district court ruling that bans the practice.Read More


White House 'Scratches Head' on Romney

By JTA

A White House spokesperson said that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s comments suggesting Israelis are superior to Palestinians has caused some in the Obama administration to “scratch their heads.”Read More


Petition to Romney Urges Pollard Clemency

By JTA

Knesset leaders have sent a letter to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney urging him to grant clemency to Jonathan Pollard if elected president.Read More





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