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Rabbi Stanley Rabinowitz Dies on 95th Birthday

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Rabbi Stanley Rabinowitz, who for 26 years guided Washington’s largest and oldest Conservative synagogue, died on his 95th birthday.Read More


Fear Mounts Among Africans Over Deportations

By Haaretz

Many African migrants in the country are living now in a state of fear, more worried than ever about being deported.Read More


NYPD Fires Hasid Who Wouldn't Trim Beard

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A Chasidic police cadet said he was fired from the New York Police Department because he would not trim his beard.Read More


African Immigrants March in Tel Aviv

By JTA

Hundreds of African migrants protested in Tel Aviv against violence directed at them, as well as Israeli government policy toward migrants as a group.Read More


Peres Plans To Press for Pollard's Release

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Israeli President Shimon Peres, in the U.S. to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, will press President Obama and other American officials to release Jonathan Pollard.Read More


Israelis Sabotage Water Supply of Bedouins

By Haaretz

The police announced on Thursday it had arrested four Israelis on suspicion they had sabotaged the water supply to a cluster of Bedouin settlement in Khan al-Ahmar, east of Jerusalem.Read More


Israel Starts Round-Up of African Immigrants

By Haaretz

Israel’s Immigration Authority began rounding up African migrants on Sunday, with eight arrests reported in Eilat and central Israel.Read More


Euro 2012 Soccer Tourney Used to Recall Shoah

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Israeli students have launched a social media campaign which uses the Euro 2012 soccer games to commemorate the Holocaust.Read More


Israeli Monkey Farm Accepts Export Compromise

By Haaretz

Representatives from Israel’s Mazor monkey breeding farm said Sunday they will accept a High Court of Justice ruling which green-lights the sale of 40 monkeys bred in captivity for experiments in the Unites States, but bans the export of 50 monkeys born in the wild.Read More


Settlements Could Spark Protests, Bibi Warned

By Haaretz

Mideast experts warned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week that construction policies in the settlements or the burning of a major mosque by extremists could help trigger a violent uprising in the West Bank.Read More





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