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Gilad Shalit Meets Mayor Michael Bloomberg

By JTA

Gilad Shalit met New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at City Hall for a brief ceremony on the sixth anniversary of the day Shalit was captured by Hamas.Read More


Senate Calls for Olympics Munich Remembrance

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The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution urging the International Olympic Committee to observe a moment of silence at the 2012 London Olympics for the Munich 11.Read More


'Elmo' Booted From Central Park for Anti-Semitic Rant

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A man in an Elmo costume was ejected from Central Park and hospitalized after going on an anti-Semitic rant in the middle of the New York landmark.Read More


Gad Beck, Gay Holocaust Survivor, Dies

By JTA

Gad Beck, the last known gay Jewish survivor of the Holocaust, died in Berlin.Read More


Israel Deports 150 More African Immigrants

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Israel deported 150 more migrants from South Sudan.Read More


Iraq Cuts U.S. Arts Ties Over Jewish Archives

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Iraq is cutting archaeological cooperation with the United States because the U.S. has not returned Iraq’s Jewish archives.Read More


Putin Insists He's Open-Minded on Syria

By Haaretz

Russian President Vladimir Putin told senior Israeli officials on Monday that while he was not obligated to Syrian President Bashar Assad, he urged the West to think carefully before trying to remove him, a senior Israeli diplomatic sources said on Monday.Read More


Israeli Child-Killer: We Can't Show Weakness

By Haaretz

An Israeli Border Police officer charged with causing the death of a 10-year-old Palestinian boy in the West Bank four years ago claims that although he was in a bullet-proof vehicle, he felt he had to respond after stones were thrown at the car.Read More


Evacuation of Illegal Settlement Begins

By JTA

Residents and supporters of the West Bank Ulpana neighborhood held a morning prayer service as moving vans arrived to evacuate them from the disputed properties.Read More


Tel Aviv Protest Leaders Planned Chaos: Police

By Haaretz

Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino on Tuesday accused activists that participated in Saturday’s social protest that the violence and law infractions that occurred were premeditated.Read More





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