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Wiesel Snubs Hungary Over Praise for Fascist

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Elie Wiesel has returned Hungary’s highest honor over the country’s honoring of a Nazi sympathizer who has been called a fascist.Read More


Hadassah Sells Headquarters for $71M

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Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, said it has sold its New York headquarters for $71.5 million.Read More


Hamas Fires Rockets Into Israel

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Hamas has claimed responsibility for firing at least three rockets into southern Israel.Read More


Settlers Close to Deal To Leave Willingly

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Government representatives and representatives of residents of the Ulpana neighborhood reportedly are close to a deal under which the families would leave voluntarily.Read More


No Gays in Army, Says Israeli Lawmaker

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An Israeli lawmaker said in an interview that the Israel Defense Forces should stop enlisting homosexuals.Read More


Reconsider Prosecution of Journalist: Press Group

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The International Press Institute has called on Israel’s attorney general to reconsider an indictment against an Israeli investigative reporter for acquiring classified documents.Read More


Tomb of 'Righteous' Pole Is Rededicated

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The tombstone of a Polish woman who saved a Jewish woman by hiding her in the roof of her barn for two years during the Holocaust was rededicated with a Talmudic inscription.Read More


Jewish Extremists Torch West Bank Mosque

By Haaretz

A mosque in the West Bank village of Jab’a, located south of Ramallah, was set on fire in a suspected “price tag” arson attack early Tuesday morning.Read More


Orthodox Concerns on Obama Birth-Control Plan

By JTA

The Orthodox Union in formal comments expressed its concerns on pending Obama administration regulations mandating employer-sponsored health plans for contraceptives and sterilization.Read More


Alice Walker Won't Release 'Color Purple' in Hebrew

By JTA

Alice Walker, author of “The Color Purple,” refused to authorize a Hebrew translation of her prize-winning work, citing what she called Israel’s “apartheid state.”Read More





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