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Stone Seal May Prove Tale of Samson

By Haaretz

A small stone seal found recently in the excavations of Tel Beit Shemesh could be the first archaeological evidence of the story of the biblical Samson.Read More


San Diego Eighth-Grader Wins Google Science Award

By JTA

An eighth-grader at the San Diego Jewish Academy won a science prize at the second annual Google Science Fair competition.Read More


Romney Caps Day With Bibi Family Dinner

By Nathan Jeffay

In the last of Mitt Romney’s engagements of the day, the presidential hopeful took his family to dinner with the Netanyahus.Read More


Romney Meets With Palestinians' Salam Fayyad

By Nathan Jeffay

Mitt Romney held a brief meeting with Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad this afternoon, but in Ramallah it is being viewed as a small gesture in an Israel-dominated trip.Read More


Pelosi: GOP Seeks To Exploit Jewish Voters

By JTA

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the minority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, said that Republicans exploit Jewish voters for political gain.Read More


Romney Preps for Charm Offensive Speech

By Nathan Jeffay

Mitt Romney is gearing up for an Israeli charm offensive in the form of his policy speech in Jerusalem, the centerpiece of his visit.Read More


Austrians Back Right to Circumcision

By JTA

Religious groups in Austria called on the government to reaffirm its commitment to religious freedom and the legality of male circumcision.Read More


Michigan Prisoner Sues for Kosher Meals

By JTA

A Michigan prison inmate has filed a federal lawsuit over the prison’s lack of kosher meals.Read More


Romney Holds Warm Meeting With Bibi

By JTA

Mitt Romney hailed the strong alliance between the U.S. and Israel during meetings with Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres.Read More


Romney Aide: Mitt Would Back Iran Strike

By Reuters

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would respect an Israeli decision to use military force to stop Iran from developing a nuclear weapon, a senior aide said on Sunday.Read More





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