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Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu Set Aside Differences, Offer Smiles for Press

By Reuters

President Barack Obama pledged on Wednesday to hold Syria to account if it used chemical weapons and reassured Israel of U.S. resolve against Iran as he tried to allay the security fears of the main U.S. ally in the Middle East.Read More

Palestinian Protests Erupt Over President Obama's Visit to Occupied West Bank

By Reuters

Palestinian activists set up a protest camp on Wednesday close to where Israel wants to build a new settlement in the occupied West Bank, drawing attention to their struggle during a visit to the region by President Barack Obama.Read More

President Barack Obama's Limousine Breaks Down in Jerusalem

By Reuters

One of President Barack Obama’s protective limousines broke down in Israel on Wednesday but did not affect his ability to move around Jerusalem, a Secret Service spokesman said.Read More

Man Convicted of Killing Satmar Rabbi May Be Released This Week

By Anne Cohen

A man jailed for 21 years for the murder of a prominent Satmar rabbi might not actually be guilty, the New York Times reported Wednesday.Read More

Sparse Crowds of Israelis Greet Barack Obama on Arrival in Jerusalem

By Reuters

Making his first official visit to Israel, U.S. President Barack Obama pledged on Wednesday unwavering commitment to the security of the Jewish State where concern over a nuclear-armed Iran has clouded U.S.-Israeli relations.Read More

Philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy Barred From Libya for Being Jewish


The French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy, who supported France’s military intervention in Libya, was barred from visiting there because he is Jewish.Read More

Obama Stresses Alliance on Arrival in Israel

By Reuters

President Barack Obama said at the start of his first official visit to Israel on Wednesday that the U.S. commitment to the security of the Jewish state was rock solid and that peace must come to the Holy Land.Read More

Obama Wows 'Em With His Hebrew in Scorching Israel Sun

By Nathan Jeffay

Barack Obama showed off a few words of Hebrew as his presidential visit kicked off. Couldn’t anyone find a tent to get ‘em out of the scorching sun?Read More

French Return 7 Looted Paintings to Jewish Owners


France’s Ministry of Culture has returned seven valuable paintings looted by the Nazis during the Holocaust from two Jewish families.Read More

Jewish Congress Coming to Hungary Amid Anti-Semitic Surge


The World Jewish Congress will hold its annual assembly in Budapest to show solidarity with Hungary’s Jews who are facing “exceptionally strong” anti-Semitism, organizers said.Read More

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