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Gene Experts Find Jewish Link in Colorado

By JTA

Israeli geneticists have linked a Native American population in Colorado to Jews expelled from Spain during the Inquisition.Read More


Palestinians Reject Unilateral Israeli Pullout

By Haaretz

A top Palestinian official rejected a suggestion made by Defense Minister Ehud Barak, according to which Israel should consider unilaterally withdrawing from the West Bank in case peace talks failed, saying on Wednesday that such a move would only serve to perpetuate the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.Read More


White House Sorry for 'Polish' Camp Remark

By JTA

The White House expressed its regrets about President Obama’s use of the term “Polish death camp.”Read More


Israeli Reporter Faces Charges Over Army Story

By Haaretz

Israel’s Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein announced on Wednesday his intention to indict Haaretz journalist Uri Blau for possession of classified Israel Defense Forces documents.Read More


Barak: Pulling Out of West Bank an Option

By Haaretz

Defense Minister Ehud Barak said on Wednesday that Israel should consider unilateral moves if negations with the Palestinians fail to bear fruit.Read More


Israel Will Hand Over Slain Palestinians' Bodies

By JTA

Israel will turn over to the Palestinian Authority the bodies of more than 90 terrorists, according to Israeli and Palestinian news media.Read More


Anti-African Riots Draw More Condemnation

By JTA

A number of additional U.S. Jewish organizations weighed in on Tel Aviv anti-African migrant riots.Read More


Shimon Erem, 'Patriarch' of L.A., Dies at 90

By JTA

Shimon Erem, who fought for Israel in four wars and was recognized as the “patriarch” of the Israeli community in Los Angeles, has died.Read More


Mitt Romney Meets With Mogul Sheldon Adelson

By JTA

Mitt Romney met with Sheldon Adelson, the casino magnate who took aim at Romney’s presidential campaign by substantially backing a challenger.Read More


Karski, Albright and Dylan Get Medals of Freedom

By JTA

President Obama awarded the Medal of Freedom to Jan Karski, Madeleine Albright and Bob Dylan, among other recipients.Read More





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