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Israel Blocks Palestinians From Returning to E1

By Reuters

Israeli police, using stun grenades, blocked about 50 Palestinian activists who tried on Tuesday to reoccupy tents they pitched last week on a patch of West Bank land which Israel wants for Jewish settlements.Read More

Chuck Schumer Announces Support for Chuck Hagel

By Nathan Guttman

One of Chuck Hagel’s greatest potential obstacles on his path to approval as defense secretary has now been removed.Read More

Aaron Swartz Funeral Held in Chicago

By Susan Armitage

A funeral for Aaron Swartz, the 26-year-old internet pioneer who promoted open access to information, was held this morning at Central Avenue Synagogue in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park.Read More

Slain Jewish Couple Recalled at Toronto Funeral

By Forward Staff

A beloved Jewish couple murdered in their South Florida home was remembered at a Toronto funeral filled with grief and unanswered questions.Read More

Jewish Groups Brace for Debt Ceiling Cuts


if Congress can’t reach a deal to avoid the so-called sequester, Jewish-run programs could be severely scaled back, if not terminated, at home and abroad.Read More

Michael Steinhardt Set To Auction Judaica Trove


Jewish philanthropist Michael Steinhardt will auction off his 500-piece Judaica collection, Sotheby’s announced.Read More

Obama Vows To Shmooze More With GOP

By Reuters

Would more partying and backslapping between Washington’s political opponents narrow the bitter partisan divide? President Barack Obama is willing to try, but is not sure it will work.Read More

French Leader Warns of Resurgent Anti-Semitism


Anti-Semitism could destroy the history of French Jewry, the leader of France’s Jewish communities said.Read More

Orthodox Union, Kosher Certifier, In Disarray


The leadership of the world’s largest provider of kosher certification, the Orthodox Union, is in disarray.Read More

Boy Convicted in Slaying of Neo-Nazi Father

By Reuters

A California boy, now 12, was convicted of second-degree murder on Monday for shooting dead his neo-Nazi father, following a juvenile trial that centered on abuse allegations and the young defendant’s grasp of right and wrong.Read More

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