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Bibi Certain Iran Behind Bulgaria Attack

By Haaretz

The government didn’t hesitate to point a finger on Wednesday. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, apparently supported by detailed intelligence, immediately blamed Iran for the terror attack on Israelis in Bulgaria that killed seven people.Read More


N.J. Hebrew Charter School Won't Open in Fall

By JTA

A Hebrew charter school in Bergen County, N.J., will not open as expected because the state said it failed to provide some needed documents.Read More


Tens of Thousands Mourn Rabbi Elyashiv

By Haaretz

Tens of thousands have gathered in Jerusalem on Wednesday for the funeral of renowned ultra-Orthodox leader Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, who died earlier in the day at the age of 102.Read More


Labor Party Demands New Israel Elections

By Haaretz

Opposition chairperson MK Shelley Yacimovich (Labor) called Wednesday morning for moving up elections, in the wake of Kadima’s withdrawal from the unity government.Read More


Israel Lawmakers Reject Bill on Universal Service

By JTA

Israeli lawmakers voted down a bill that would have required all Israelis to enlist in the army or perform national service at the age of 18, including the haredi Orthodox and Arabs.Read More


Netanyahu Blames Iran for Bulgaria Bombing

By Reuters

An bus explosion in the Black Sea city of Burgas killed up to seven Israelis and wounded many more. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed Iran for the deadly blast.Read More


Israelis Killed in Bulgaria Terror Attack: Report

By Haaretz

Several Israelis were killed and wounded on Wednesday in a terror attack on a tour bus in the Burgus airport in Bulgaria, local media reported.Read More


Nelson Mandela Honored by Australian Jews

A kosher community kitchen in Sydney celebrated Nelson Mandela’s 94th birthday by preparing hundreds of meals for the needy.Read More


Syria Regime Teeters as Rebels Near Palace

By Reuters

The revolt against President Bashar al-Assad came within sight of his presidential palace on as several members of his inner circle were killed in bombings.Read More


Ben-Ami Kadish, Spy for Israel, Dies at 85

By JTA

Ben-Ami Kadish, a former civilian employee of the U.S. Army who was arrested at the age of 85 for spying for Israel, has died.Read More





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