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Israel Donates Fitness Park in Buenos Aires

By JTA

Israel donated an outdoor fitness park to the Buenos Aires city government in a ceremony at Palermo Park, the main green space in the Argentinean capital.Read More


Turkey Seeks Life Sentences for Flotilla Raid

By JTA

A special prosecutor in Istanbul has prepared indictments against the four top Israeli commanders who led the 2010 raid on the Gaza-bound Mavi Marmara ship.Read More


U.S. Says Iran Deal Wouldn't End Pressure

By Haaretz

In a first official reaction to the forming deal between Iran and the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog, U.S. officials made it clear Tuesday that, while the reported agreement was a positive sign, it did not mean Washington intended to let up its pressure on the Islamic Republic over its continues nuclear program.Read More


U.N. Watchdog Expects To Sign Deal With Iran

By JTA

The head of the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog said his agency expects to sign a deal with Iran to allow an investigation into the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.Read More


Ancient Talmud Translated to English

By JTA

A Talmud that took Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz 45 years to translate from ancient Hebrew and Aramaic into modern Hebrew is being published in English.Read More


AJC: One State Bad for Israelis and Palestinians

By JTA

A top American Jewish Committee official decried to an Arab audience advocacy of a “one state solution” from both the pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian perspectives.Read More


Musician Tamara Brooks, Wife of Bikel, Dies

By JTA

Tamara Brooks, a noted choral conductor, and the wife and musical partner of singer and actor Theodore Bikel, has died.Read More


IAEA Chief: Deal Reached To Inspect Iran's Nukes

By Forward Staff

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Yukiya Amano, said Tuesday that he had reached a deal with Iran to allow inspectors to further investigate the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. Amano, who had been in Tehran meeting with Iranian officials, said that the agreement would be signed “quite soon,” according to wire reports.Read More


Feds Investigate Mandel Campaign Contributions

By JTA

 Federal authorities are investigating campaign contributions made by employees of an Ohio company to Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel. Read More


Austria Renounces Ministry's Lieberman Insult

By JTA

Austria’s Foreign Ministry renounced a statement by the country’s defense minister in which he called Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s participation in the government “unbearable.”Read More





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