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Israel Clears Palestinians From E1 Camp

By Reuters

Israeli soldiers forcibly removed scores of Palestinians from a tent city pitched in an area of the occupied West Bank that Israel has earmarked for a new settlement.Read More

Aaron Swartz's Family Lashes Out at Prosecutors

By Reuters

Web activist Aaron Swartz’s family lashed out at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and prosecutors, suggesting their moves contributed to his suicide.Read More

Ovadia Yosef, Sephardic Leader, Suffers Minor Stroke

By Reuters

The spiritual leader of the ultra-orthodox political party Shas was hospitalized in Jerusalem on Saturday, a development that could shake his party’s fortunes and mute one of Israel’s most influential voices.Read More

Nebraska Jewish Paper Not Taking Sides on Hagel

By Forward Staff

Chuck Hagel’s home state Jewish newspaper isn’t taking sides yet on the controversial Pentagon pick, saying it hasn’t been convinced by either supporters or opponents.Read More

Lautenberg Rival Cory Booker Plans N.J. Senate Run

By Reuters

Cory Booker, the New Jersey mayor who is a rising star in the Democratic party, filed documents on Friday revealing his intention to run for the U.S. Senate in 2014, possibly setting up a primary challenge against 88-year-old Democratic incumbent Frank LautenbergRead More

Belgian Senate Recognizes Country's Role in Holocaust


A Belgian Senate committee adopted a resolution acknowledging the country’s complicity in the murder of Jews during the Holocaust.Read More

Hamas: IDF Soldiers Kill Palestinian Along Gaza Border

By Reuters

IIsraeli troops shot dead a Palestinian and seriously wounded another in the northern Gaza Strip near the border with Israel on Friday, the Islamist group Hamas and hospital officials said.Read More

Boehner Sets February 12 as Date for State of the Union

By Reuters

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Friday formally invited President Barack Obama to deliver the annual state of the union address to Congress on Feb. 12.Read More

Let the Games Begin

By Haaretz/Yossi Verter

The antiquated election-campaign commercials, from which it’s impossible to escape, started airing this week. They ran the gamut from boring, to pretentious and stereotypical - to outright racist. The latter ad came from the new Shas, which Aryeh Deri promised would serve as a bridge between all parts of the nation under his leadership. The clip that offered a stereotyped, if not repulsive, depiction of a Russian bride stirred a furor and was removed. But Shas got what it wanted: People talked about it. Yisrael Beiteinu might also be able to glean a few voters whose honor was impugned by the same ad.Read More

Justin Bieber Sued for ‘Assaulting’ Israeli Bodyguard


The Israeli former bodyguard of teen idol Justin Bieber reportedly sued the pop star for assault.Read More

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