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MLB Player Adam Greenberg Strikes Out Again

By JTA

Adam Greenberg, a baseball player who was hit in the head by a pitch during his first major league at-bat for the Chicago Cubs in 2005, struck out in his second ever appearance in the major leagues.Read More


Human Rights Watch: Hamas Abusing Palestinians in Gaza

By Haaretz

Human Rights Watch released a report Wednesday which revealed that Hamas’ security forces in Gaza are committing severe abuses, including torture of detainees, arrests without warrants, forced confessions, unfair trials and mock executions.Read More


Museum Housing Sarajevo Haggadah To Close

By JTA

The museum where the priceless, centuries-old Sarajevo Haggadah is kept is set to close its doors due to lack of funds.Read More


Report: Iranian Fears of Israeli Attack Led to Military Mishaps

By JTA

Iranian fears of an Israeli airstrike on its nuclear facilities led its military to mistakenly fire on civilian airplanes and its own military aircraft, the New York Times reported.Read More


Albert Einstein's 'God Letter' to be Auctioned Online

By Reuters

A letter handwritten by physicist Albert Einstein a year before his death, expressing his views on religion, will be sold on eBay this month with an opening bid of $3 million, an auction agency said on Tuesday.Read More


UN Blames Israel for Effects of West Bank Movement Restrictions

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) published a special report this week, which claimed that movement restrictions in the West Bank were applied four years after the start of the second Intifada, despite significant improvements in West Bank security.Read More


No Buyers for Goebbels' Love Letters

By JTA

Love letters and other writings by Nazi propaganda head Joseph Goebbels did not sell at a much-touted auction.Read More


Israel May Hold Elections as Early as February

Coalition parties widely expect new elections to be held in February or March, due to problems in reaching agreement over the 2013 budget. Officially, elections aren’t supposed to take place until October 2013.Read More


Alan Gross, Jailed in Cuba, May Have Cancer

By Reuters

Alan Gross, the American government contractor jailed in Cuba for crimes against the state, could be suffering from an untreated cancer, according to an independent review of his medical records, his U.S. lawyer said on Tuesday.Read More


Amazon.com Drops Jigsaw Puzzle of Dachau

By JTA

The American online retailer Amazon.com has stopped selling a jigsaw puzzle featuring the Dachau Nazi concentration camp following complaints.Read More


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