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Egyptians Want Jobs, Security and Freedom

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“Allah save Egypt,” said the banner running on the bottom of the screen of the Al Arabiya news channel.Read More


Peres: Israel Owes Obama 'Deepest Thanks'

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Israel owes its “deepest thanks” to President Obama, Israeli President Shimon Peres said, culminating a visit that included receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom.Read More


Jewish Lawmaker Silenced in Michigan

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A Michigan state lawmaker cited her Jewish faith in a floor speech on abortion law that got her silenced for a day because she used the word “vagina.”Read More


Canada Joins Campaign to Commemorate Munich Massacre

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Canada has joined an international campaign urging a moment of silence at the opening of the London Olympics to mark the 40th anniversary of the killing of Israeli athletes at the Munich Games.Read More


Bolivian Ministers to Look Into Ostreicher case

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Bolivian Cabinet ministers told the chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives human rights subcommittee that they would look into the case of a jailed Brooklyn Chasidic Jew.Read More


Kirk Douglas Set for Bar Mitzvah at 95

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At 95, Kirk Douglas has just released his tenth book and is prepping for his third bar mitzvah, which is scheduled for this coming December.Read More


Nazi Looted Art Experts Hold Conference

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Experts on Nazi-era looted art have gathered for a week of workshops aimed at improving their ability to track and restore objects to their rightful heirs.Read More


Shimon Peres Gets Send-Off in Washington

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On the final day of his visit to the U.S., President Shimon Peres took part in a lighthearted event held in his honor at the residence of the Ambassador Michael Oren in Washington, DC.Read More


More Settlers Homes on Palestinian Land: Photos

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An aerial photograph of the Ulpana neighborhood in Beit El reveals that aside from the five houses to be relocated, part of a sixth house also sits on the land belonging to a Palestinian, and it too will have to be relocated.Read More


Most Gays Commit Suicide by 40: Lawmaker

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MK Anastassia Michaeli (Yisrael Beiteinu ) has angered gay groups and MKs alike by saying “most gay people commit suicide at 40.”Read More





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