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Madonna's Ticket Offer Rejected by Some Activists

By Haaretz

Earlier Thursday, Madonna donated 580 tickets to her show in Tel Aviv to members of the Israeli and Palestinian peace camps, who are set to take part in a special tribunal on peace.Read More


Israeli Charities May Strike Over Funding

By JTA

Nonprofit groups that feed the needy say they may decide to go on strike for a day or two if they don’t get up to $64 million in the upcoming budget.Read More


Poll Show Jews Back Higher Taxes on Rich

By JTA

A poll showed American Jews strongly favor tax increases for the wealthy and tend to back labor in disputes with management.Read More


Minister Claims Africans Often Rape Israeli Women

By Haaretz

In further remarks on migrant workers from Africa, Interior Minister Eli Yishai said Thursday that many Israeli women have been raped by migrant workers “but do not complain out of fear of being stigmatized as having contracted AIDS.”Read More


Yad Vashem To Promote Holocaust Education

By JTA

Yad Vashem and the Council of Europe have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote Holocaust education throughout the council’s 47 member statesRead More


Gang Charged With Beating, Robbing Africans

By Haaretz

The Tel Aviv district prosecutor brought charges on Thursday against a group of minors who are accused of organizing and carrying out a series of attacks againt Sudanese and Eritrean migrants.Read More


Obama Marks Jewish American Heritage Month

By JTA

President Obama celebrated the values of communities petitioning government at a White House reception honoring Jewish American Heritage Month.Read More


Israel Hands Over Bodies of 91 Palestinians

By JTA

Israel turned over to Palestinian officials the bodies of 91 terrorists.Read More


Madonna Invited Peace Activists to Concert

Madonna has donate 600 tickets to her show on Thursday in Tel Aviv to members of the Israeli and Palestinian peace camps, who who are set to take part in a special tribunal on peace.Read More


New Signs of Activity at Iran Nuclear Site

By JTA

New satellite images show possible recent nuclear activity at the Parchin facility in Iran as well as attempts to hide evidence of past activity.Read More





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