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Alan Gross, Jailed in Cuba, May Have Cancer

By Reuters

Alan Gross, the American government contractor jailed in Cuba for crimes against the state, could be suffering from an untreated cancer, according to an independent review of his medical records, his U.S. lawyer said on Tuesday.Read More


Amazon.com Drops Jigsaw Puzzle of Dachau

By JTA

The American online retailer Amazon.com has stopped selling a jigsaw puzzle featuring the Dachau Nazi concentration camp following complaints.Read More


Jewish Gravestones Recovered From River in Poland

By JTA

Pieces of Jewish gravestones found at the bottom of Poland’s longest river have been returned to a Jewish cemetery.Read More


Alan Gross, Jailed in Cuba, May Have Cancer

Alan Gross, the American government contractor jailed in Cuba for crimes against the state, could be suffering from an untreated cancer, according to an independent review of his medical records, his U.S. lawyer said on Tuesday.Read More


Pro-Settler Vandals Deface Jerusalem Monastery

By Reuters

Suspected hardline Israelis scrawled pro-settler graffiti and religious insults on a monastery just outside the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City on Tuesday, police said, in the latest of a series of attacks on non-Jewish sites.Read More


Netanyahu's Coalition Already Planning for Early Elections in 2013

By Haaretz/ Jonathan Lis and Barak Ravid

Coalition parties widely expect new elections to be held in February or March, due to problems in reaching agreement over the 2013 budget. Officially, elections aren’t supposed to take place until October 2013.Read More


Jewish Prisoner Argues Texas Must Provide Kosher Food

By Reuters

Lawyers for an imprisoned Jewish man argued in court on Monday that the state of Texas is violating his religious freedom by failing to provide him with kosher meals.Read More


US Supreme Court Rejects Rubashkin Appeal

By Reuters/ Josh Nathan-Kazis

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by the former chief executive of a kosher meat packing plant in Iowa who was sentenced to 27 years in prison on charges of financial fraud.Read More


Iran Economy Under Strain from Sanctions

By Reuters

A precipitous drop in Iran’s currency, the rial, shows that sanctions are cutting “deeper and deeper” into its economy, the United States said on Monday, reiterating Iran must rein in its nuclear program.Read More


Syria Accuses US, France of Arming and Funding 'Terrorists'

By Reuters

Syria’s foreign minister on Monday accused the United States, France, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey of supporting “terrorism” by funneling arms, money and foreign fighters to rebels seeking to topple President Bashar al-Assad while the U.N. chief decried killings and rights abuses by Assad’s government.Read More


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