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Iran Dismisses Israeli Threats

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Iran’s defense minister is dismissing Israeli threats against his country as psychological warfare.Read More


Munich 11 Remembered in Budapest

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One minute of silence was observed in memory of the Munich 11 during the opening of an exhibit at the Hungarian Jewish Museum in Budapest.Read More


Amsterdam Names Bridge For Righteous Gentile

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The City of Amsterdam will name one of its last remaining nameless bridges for Pieter Meerburg, who saved 350 Jewish children during the Holocaust.Read More


Protecting the Home Front: Israel's New Minister

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Israeli lawmaker Avi Dichter resigned from the Kadima Party and the Knesset in order to join the government as minister of home front defense.Read More


Kiwi Sailor Dedicates Gold Medal ‘To Israel’

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Jo Aleh, the New Zealand Jewish Olympian who won gold in the sailing regatta, said part of her medal “belongs to Israel.”Read More


12 New Skyscrapers Set to Rise in Jerusalem

By Haaretz

The capital city’s skyline is going to change beyond recognition after the Jerusalem Planning and Building Committee on Monday approved a plan to build 12 skyscrapers at the city’s entrance.Read More


127 Immigrants in Israel To Join Army

By JTA

A charter aliyah flight carrying 127 young men and women who will be joining the Israel Defense Forces landed in Israel.Read More


Morsi Wants Peace Pact Changes on Sinai

By Haaretz

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi is considering calls to amending the Camp David Accords in order to ensure his country’s “full sovereignty” over the Sinai Peninsula, his legal adviser, Mohammed Gadallah told Al-Masry Al-Youm in a report published on Tuesday.Read More


Barak Wants Debate on Stalled Peace Talks

By Haaretz

Defense Minister Ehud Barak insisted on convening a special meeting over stalled negotiations with the Palestinian Authority during Sunday’s cabinet meeting.Read More


Jailed Palestinian Is Dad — Using Smuggled Sperm

By JTA

The wife of a Palestinian prisoner reportedly conceived a son with her husband’s sperm that allegedly was smuggled out of an Israeli prison.Read More





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