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UN Blames Israel for Effects of West Bank Movement Restrictions

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) published a special report this week, which claimed that movement restrictions in the West Bank were applied four years after the start of the second Intifada, despite significant improvements in West Bank security.Read More


No Buyers for Goebbels' Love Letters

By JTA

Love letters and other writings by Nazi propaganda head Joseph Goebbels did not sell at a much-touted auction.Read More


Israel May Hold Elections as Early as February

Coalition parties widely expect new elections to be held in February or March, due to problems in reaching agreement over the 2013 budget. Officially, elections aren’t supposed to take place until October 2013.Read More


Alan Gross, Jailed in Cuba, May Have Cancer

By Reuters

Alan Gross, the American government contractor jailed in Cuba for crimes against the state, could be suffering from an untreated cancer, according to an independent review of his medical records, his U.S. lawyer said on Tuesday.Read More


Amazon.com Drops Jigsaw Puzzle of Dachau

By JTA

The American online retailer Amazon.com has stopped selling a jigsaw puzzle featuring the Dachau Nazi concentration camp following complaints.Read More


Jewish Gravestones Recovered From River in Poland

By JTA

Pieces of Jewish gravestones found at the bottom of Poland’s longest river have been returned to a Jewish cemetery.Read More


Alan Gross, Jailed in Cuba, May Have Cancer

Alan Gross, the American government contractor jailed in Cuba for crimes against the state, could be suffering from an untreated cancer, according to an independent review of his medical records, his U.S. lawyer said on Tuesday.Read More


Pro-Settler Vandals Deface Jerusalem Monastery

By Reuters

Suspected hardline Israelis scrawled pro-settler graffiti and religious insults on a monastery just outside the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City on Tuesday, police said, in the latest of a series of attacks on non-Jewish sites.Read More


Netanyahu's Coalition Already Planning for Early Elections in 2013

By Haaretz/ Jonathan Lis and Barak Ravid

Coalition parties widely expect new elections to be held in February or March, due to problems in reaching agreement over the 2013 budget. Officially, elections aren’t supposed to take place until October 2013.Read More


Jewish Prisoner Argues Texas Must Provide Kosher Food

By Reuters

Lawyers for an imprisoned Jewish man argued in court on Monday that the state of Texas is violating his religious freedom by failing to provide him with kosher meals.Read More


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