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Pinto's Wife Attempts Suicide: Report

By Forward Staff

The wife of Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto, the influential and controversial Israeli spiritual advisor who is facing bribery allegations, reportedly tried to commit suicide.Read More


Unseen Kafka Works Go Public in Israel

By Reuters

A collection of yet unseen Franz Kafka writings, stashed for four decades in a Tel Aviv apartment, will be made public and transferred to Israel’s national library, a court ruled.Read More


Jews Congratulate Europe on Nobel Peace Prize

By JTA

Israel and Jewish organizations congratulated the European Union for being awarded the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize.Read More


Obama Grabs Big Early Voter Lead: Poll

By Reuters

President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are neck and neck in opinion polls, but there is one area in which the incumbent appears to have a big advantage: those who have already cast their ballots.Read More


Jewish Family Claims 'The Scream' Is Looted Art

By Forward Staff

The great-grandson of the onetime German-Jewish owner of Edvard Munch masterpiece “The Scream” is reportedly pushing his family’s claim to the $120 million painting as the Museum of Modern Art prepares to put it on display.Read More


Trailblazing Woman Runs for Mayor of Bethlehem

By Reuters

A Palestinian woman is running for mayor of the West Bank town of Bethlehem. In a society dominated by men, women like Vera Baboun are pushing for a greater role.Read More


Bibi Could Expand Majority in Vote: Polls

By Reuters

Israel’s cabinet announced on Sunday a January 22 date for a national election, a ballot that opinion polls predict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will win.Read More


Slain Palestinians Were 'Top' Al Qaeda Men

By Reuters

Two Gaza militants killed by Israel on Saturday were the most senior al Qaeda affiliates in the Palestinian enclave, and one had links to jihadi networks in Egypt, Jordan and Iraq, sources said on Sunday.Read More


Australian Charity Accused of Aiding Gaza Radicals

By JTA

An Israeli legal group is threatening to sue an Australian charity unless it stops funding a Palestinian not-for-profit organization alleged to be “an active arm” of a terror group proscribed under Australian law.Read More


Farm Bill Failure Gives Democrats Opening

By Reuters

Democrats fighting an uphill battle to win a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives are trying to use rural angst over the failure of congressional Republicans to pass a farm bill to win some Midwestern seats in the Nov. 6 election.Read More


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