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Few Jews or Arabs Expect Palestinian State: Poll

By JTA

A large majority of Israelis and Palestinians do not expect a Palestinian state to be established in the next five years.Read More


Billionaire Gives $6M to Polish Jewish Museum

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Polish billionaire Jan Kulczyk has donated 20 million zlotys, or about $6 million, to the Museum of the History of Polish Jews.Read More


Charities Will Match Gifts to Day Schools

By JTA

A partnership of Jewish philanthropies will match $6 million of new donations to Jewish day schools with an additional $3 million.Read More


Iranians Planned Attack on U.S. Targets in Kenya

By JTA

Kenyan security forces arrested two Iranian nationals who, they say, may have planned to attack U.S. or Israeli targets in the country.Read More


Remnants of Talmudic-Era City Found

By Haaretz

Israeli archaeologists have discovered remnants of an elaborate synagogue from the Talmudic period at Khirbet Hukuk, where an ancient Jewish city once stood.Read More


Bibi Sticks to Ultra-Orthodox on Draft

By Haaretz

The political upheaval that has erupted over the committee tasked with rewriting military draft guidelines brings to mind a cliched image from old Westerns: A group of gunslingers stand around in a circle and threaten one another. Yisrael Beiteinu, the Orthodox parties, Kadima and, finally, Likud - all have in recent days issued threats relating to the dissolution of the committee, or of the governing coalition.Read More


Burglars Hit Home of Shamir's Daughter

By Haaretz

The house of Gilada Diamant Shamir, the daughter of Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, who died Saturday at the age of 96, was broken into on Monday, while the family were attending his funeral in Jerusalem.Read More


Romney Plans Visit to Israel

By Haaretz

This summer, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is planning to do exactly what candidate Barack Obama did in 2008: visit Israel. It will be, of course, inspite of what Obama did as president, visiting both Cairo and Ankara, but stopping short of visiting Jerusalem.Read More


Palestinian Authority Faces 'Worst' Fiscal Crisis

By JTA

The Palestinian Authority is facing its “worst financial crisis” yet, according to a PA official, because of a foreign aid shortfall and the rejection of a $100 million loan by the International Monetary Fund.Read More


Jews Raise Support for Colorado Fire Victims

By JTA

As residents of Colorado Springs return to their homes following widespread wild fires, U.S. Jewish communities are raising money for relief funds.Read More





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