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Harlem Hebrew Charter School Will Open in '13

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A Hebrew-language charter school approved for the Harlem neighborhood of New York is scheduled to open in the fall of 2013.Read More


Replica of Ancient Egyptian Synagogue on Display

By Haaretz

A replica of an ancient Egyptian synagogue arrived in Tel Aviv’s Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People. The model of the magnificent Eliyahu Hanavi synagogue from Alexandria was added to the museum’s permanent collection on Monday, where it joined 20 other models of synagogues from around the world.Read More


Israeli Lawmaker Takes Aim at Lesbians

By Haaretz

Israeli lawmaker Anastassia Michaeli (Yisrael Beiteinu) continued her onslaught on homosexuals in an interview for the Israeli daily Maariv that will be published on Thursday.Read More


Senate Committee Wants More Israel Cooperation

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The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously approved legislation that would enhance security cooperation with Israel.Read More


Polish Vandals Desecrate Jewish Cemetery

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Vandals painted Nazi and racist symbols on the fence of a Jewish cemetery in southern Poland.Read More


Bethlehem's Church of Nativity Under Threat

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The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem was nominated as an endangered site on UNESCO’s World Heritage list by the Palestinian Authority.Read More


S. Israel Hit by Barrage of 20 Rockets

By Haaretz

Gaza rocket fire renewed Wednesday as more than 20 missiles were fired into southern Israel.Read More


Jordan and Gulf States Could Fall: Ex-IDF Chief

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The regimes in Jordan and Persian Gulf countries are at risk of falling, former Israeli IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi warned.Read More


Hosni Mubarak in Critical Condition

By JTA

Doctors reportedly have put former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak on life support as turmoil once again threatens to sweep the country.Read More


Britain's Chief Rabbi Opposes Gay Marriage

By Simi Lampert

Britain’s Chief Rabbi has reportedly announced his opposition to gay marriage.Read More





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