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Tel Aviv Writers Scrap Events To Protest Arrests

By Haaretz

At least two events scheduled for Tel Aviv’s annual White Night cultural celebration have been canceled, due to participants’ anger over the police’s use of brutality during the social protests that took place over the weekend.Read More


Romney Tells Donors He Gets Israeli Briefings

By JTA

Mitt Romney told donors attending his campaign’s Utah retreat that he is briefed on the Middle East by Israeli government officials.Read More


West Africans Lose Appeal To Stay in Israel

By Haaretz

The Jerusalem District Court on Sunday denied a petition by 132 migrants from the Ivory Coast to retain the group immunity from deportation they had enjoyed until last December.Read More


Egypt's Morsi May Have Hands Tied

By Haaretz

The commotion was expected. As soon as Farouk Sultan, the chairman of Egypt’s election committee, began reading out loud on live television the number of votes received by Mohammed Morsi, the country’s first Islamist president ‏(more than 13 million‏), the crowd stopped him with their loud shouts − some of them happy and some angry.Read More


Suspected Arson Fires Set in Jerusalem

By JTA

At least 15 fires broke out in a day in Jerusalem, and most reportedly are believed to be the result of arson.Read More


Top Lawmakers Meet With Chabad Leaders

By JTA

Congressional leaders and top Obama administration officials met with representatives of Chabad-Lubavitch.Read More


Search for Florida Millionaire Called Off

By JTA

The search for Guma Aguiar, a Florida businessman and philanthropist who has given millions to Jewish nonprofit organizations, reportedly was called off.Read More


Muslim Brotherhood Wins Egypt Presidency

By JTA

Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood was declared the winner of Egypt’s presidential race in its first democratic elections.Read More


Lawmaker Warn Hungary Leaders on Anti-Semitism

Fifty U.S. congressmen urged Hungarian leaders to “use their authority to speak out against anti-Semitism.”Read More


Australia's Jewish Population Rises to 100K

By JTA

Australia’s official Jewish population has risen by about 10 percent in the last five years to almost 100,000, according to new census data.Read More





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