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Israel Vote Draws Yawns From Middle East Neighbors

By Reuters

A hardline Israeli government or a very hardline one. With those widely viewed as the likeliest outcomes Of Tuesday’s election in Israel, the ballot has aroused minimal interest from Middle Eastern state.Read More

Israel Clears Palestinians From Second West Bank Protest Camp

By Reuters

Israeli forces removed Palestinian protest tents from land adjoining a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank.Read More

Ed Koch Hospitalized With Fluid in Lungs

By Forward Staff

Former New York Mayor Ed Koch was reportedly hospitalized late Saturday night, and tests showed that he had fluid in his lungs, according to a spokesman.Read More

Latin Jews Meet in 'Troubled' Venezuela


The Latin American Jewish Congress is holding its plenary meeting in Venezuela “to strengthen the link with a community that has difficulties,” according to the organization’s executive director.Read More

Barbara Walters Injured in Fall

By Reuters

Veteran journalist Barbara Walters was admitted to a Washington. D.C., hospital over the weekend after she fell and cut her head at the British ambassador’s residence, a spokesman for the ABC television network said on Sunday.Read More

Right Winger Faces Israel Vote Ban Over Mosque Jibe

By Reuters

An Israeli panel weighed a request on Sunday to disqualify a candidate of a powerful far-right party from running in a Jan. 22 election for alluding in a speech to the possibility of seeing one of Islam’s holiest shrines in Jerusalem “blown up.”Read More

Snowball Attack on Jews Lands Palestinians in Jail


Nine Palestinians from eastern Jerusalem have been arrested in connection with a violent snowball attack against two haredi Orthodox men.Read More

Hungary 'Jewish List' Pol Speaks on 'Zionist Threat'


A lawmaker from Hungary’s Jobbik Party who recently called for listing Jews as a “security risk” reportedly is planning a lecture tour about the “Zionist threat.”Read More

Peter Madoff Gets Jail Break for Bat Mitzvah

By Forward Staff

Bernie Madoff’s brother Peter Madoff is headed to prison for his role in the notorious billion-dollar Ponzi scam. But not before reportedly attending his granddaughter’s super-luxe bat mitzvah.Read More

Jewish DNA Can Predict Family Name: Study

By Haaretz

A male’s DNA contains information that can help scientists guess his surname, American and Israeli researchers have discovered. The findings have serious implications for data privacy; intelligence services around the world are bound to be interested.Read More

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