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Brooklyn Man Sentenced in Sex Abuse Case

By JTA

A Brooklyn man was sentenced to 20 years to life for sexually abusing children in his Orthodox Jewish community.Read More


Bibi Delays Vote To Sanction Outposts

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delayed a Knesset vote on a bill geared at sanctioning illegal West Bank outposts on Wednesday, with the intent of reaching an arrangement that would evade the need to demolish illegally built homes.Read More


Israeli Official Downplays IAEA's Iran Deal

By Haaretz

The announcement that International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA) head Yukiya Amano had struck a deal with Iran Tuesday to inspect its nuclear facilities was received in Jerusalem with great suspicion.Read More


Yemenite Jew Killed in Sana'a Market

By JTA

A leader of Yemen’s Jewish community was stabbed to death at a market in the capital of Sana’a.Read More


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





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