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Street Protests Erupt Over Israeli Coalition Deal

By Haaretz

Hundreds of people took to the streets of Tel Aviv to protest the coalition deal struck between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and former opposition leader Shaul Mofaz.Read More


Biden: Israel Can Decide Whether To Strike Iran

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Israel still has time to strike Iran and the right to decide for itself whether to do so, Vice President Joe Biden said.Read More


Toronto Muslim School Teaches Jews Are 'Crafty'

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A Toronto Islamic school being investigated following a complaint that it is teaching its students that Jews are “treacherous” and comparing them to Nazis has apologized to the Jewish community.Read More


Labor Leader Blasts 'Alliance of Cowards'

By Haaretz

Israel Labor Party leader Shelly Yacimovich slammed the maneuver as “an alliance of cowards,” and the most ridiculous zig-zag in Israel’s political history, which no one will ever forget.Read More


Bibi Deal Means Less Power for Haredi Parties

By Haaretz

Where does the deal leave the Haredi community? In a completely different place than they were used to over the last several years.Read More


Australian Sex Suspect Appears in Court

By JTA

An Orthodox Jewish man charged with sexually assaulting children at a Jewish school in Melbourne, Australia appeared in court.Read More


Greece's Jews Cautious After Neo-Nazi Triumph

By Haaretz

Greece’s Jewish community on Monday sent its members a laconic, factual e-mail. Without any interpretive adornment, the message conveyed a few dry facts. In elections staged on Sunday, the Golden Dawn neo-Nazi party won 7 percent of the country’s popular vote - a tally twice the minimum threshold level required to send representatives to parliament.Read More


P.A. Negotiator Saeb Erekat Suffers Heart Attack

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Saeb Erekat, the chief Palestinian negotiator in peace talks with Israel, suffered a heart attack.Read More


Elections Canceled, as Netanyahu Forges Coalition

By Haaretz

The newly formed unity government was created to advance the main issues facing Israel today, including a “responsible peace process,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a joint press conference with Kadima head Shaul Mofaz on Tuesday, while the leader of Israel’s Labor Party Shelly Yacimovich — thought likely to be become leader of the opposition — slammed the pair’s pronouncements in her own press conference later on Tuesday.Read More


Skolnik Named Leader of Conservative Rabbis Group

By JTA

Rabbi Gerald Skolnik was installed Monday as president of the Rabbinical Assembly of Conservative rabbis during its national convention.Read More





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