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50% of Jewish Groups Have Gay-Friendly Policy

By JTA

A new survey of Jewish communal organizations found that 50 percent of them have taken significant steps to welcome gays and lesbians and their families.Read More


Israel's Next War? Could Be Gaza, Not Iran or Syria

By Reuters

If Israel goes to war with any of its neighbours before this year ends it will be with Gaza not Syria, despite appearances.Read More


Israel Scores 'Direct Hit' on Syrian Mortars

By Reuters

Israel’s army fired tank shells into Syria on Monday and scored “direct hits” in response to a Syrian mortar shell that struck the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, the Israeli military said in a statement.Read More


Etan Patz Case Remains Flimsy, Cops Say

By Forward Staff

The case against the New Jersey man who confessed to killing little Etan Patz is “flimsy,” and police reportedly say there is little or no hard evidence linking him to the notorious crime.Read More


Toulouse Killer Raised To Be Anti-Semitic: Brother

By JTA

Abdelghani Merah has written in a book that his brother, Mohamed, was raised to be an anti-Semite long before he killed four Jews in Toulouse.Read More


Neo-Nazis Behind Attack on 'Stumbling Blocks' Site

By JTA

Neo-Nazis are behind the destruction of 11 “stumbling block” Holocaust memorials, say police in the German city of Greifswald.Read More


99-Year-Old Australian Marks Bar Mitzvah

By JTA

A 99-year-old man living in Australia celebrated his bar mitzvah.Read More


Abbas to Obama: We Will Push for Statehood

By Reuters

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday that he was intent on seeking a Palestinian upgrade at the United Nations despite American objections, a Palestinian official said.Read More


Israel Fires Missile at Syria Amid Chaos

By Reuters

Israel fired a guided missile into Syria on Sunday in a potent “warning shot” after mortar fire from fighting between Syrian troops and rebels hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights for the second time in four days.Read More


Yasser Arafat Death Probe Will Include Russia

By Reuters

Russia will join an international investigation to determine whether the first Palestinian president, Yasser Arafat, was murdered, the current Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, said on Sunday.Read More


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