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Israelis Form Anti-Immigrant Group

By Haaretz

Dozens of residents of south Tel Aviv and activists from other cities convened on Thursday to urge the government to deport all African migrants. But the organizers stressed that they oppose violence, deeming it both wrong and counterproductive.Read More


Iran Just Two Years From Bomb: Britain

By Haaretz

In an unusually frank briefing to senior British civil servants, Sir John Sawers, the chief of MI6, Britain’s foreign intelligence service said that British agents have been active against Iran’s nuclear program since 2008. Despite their efforts though, Sawers said that Iran would likely achieve nuclear capability by 2014.Read More


Romney Campaign: No Tisha B'Av Clash

By JTA

The Romney campaign never planned a fundraiser in Jerusalem for the fast of Tisha b’Av, a senior campaign official said.Read More


Israeli Gets Prison for Organ Trafficking

By JTA

An Israeli citizen living in New York was sentenced to prison for organ trafficking.Read More


Olmert Has No Plans for Return to Politics

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Former Israeli Prime Minister Olmert, following his acquittal on the most serious corruption charges, said he does not intend to return to politics.Read More


Rabbis Urge Jews To Defy Circumcision Ruling

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Europe’s main Orthodox rabbinical body is urging Jews in Germany to uphold the commandment to circumcise newborn sons, despite a court ruling in Germany that said circumcising young boys could be considered a criminal act.Read More


Claims Conference Sets $272M in New Spending

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The Claims Conference board approved $272 million in new allocations for the next two fiscal years.Read More


Shrinking Palestinian Land Depicted in N.Y. Ad

By JTA

Anti-Israel billboards showing a series of four maps to bolster claims that Israel has systematically confiscated land from the Palestinians have appeared at some New York train stations.Read More


African Couple Hurt in Jerusalem Arson Attack

By JTA

Two African migrants were injured after a fire was allegedly set at the entrance to their Jerusalem apartment.Read More


Democratic Council Yanks Sheldon Adelson Petition

By JTA

The National Jewish Democratic Council, citing peace among Jewish groups, has taken down a petition calling on Republicans not to accept money from Sheldon Adelson.Read More





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