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Kissinger: Iran Moment of Truth Is Months Away

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Henry Kissinger, upon receiving Israel’s presidential award from Israeli President Shimon Peres, said the moment of truth on the Iran question will be in the months ahead.Read More


'Joe the Plumber' Slammed for Holocaust Remark

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U.S. House candidate Samuel “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher was criticized by the National Jewish Democratic Council for comments that blamed gun control for the Holocaust.Read More


Hebrew National Rejects Claim It's Unkosher

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Hebrew National boasts of “answering to a higher authority,” but several class-action lawyers are hoping to take one of the country’s largest kosher meat producers to an earthly court.Read More


Protests at Ahmadinejad's Presence at Rio Summit

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Some 2,000 Brazilian Jews and non-Jews protested Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s presence at Rio + 20, the United Nations summit on sustainable development.Read More


Adelsons Give $6M to Boston Jewish Groups

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Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Dr. Miriam Adelson, have given $6 million in grants to three Boston Jewish institutions.Read More


Wiesel Snubs Hungary Over Praise for Fascist

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Elie Wiesel has returned Hungary’s highest honor over the country’s honoring of a Nazi sympathizer who has been called a fascist.Read More


Hadassah Sells Headquarters for $71M

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Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, said it has sold its New York headquarters for $71.5 million.Read More


Hamas Fires Rockets Into Israel

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Hamas has claimed responsibility for firing at least three rockets into southern Israel.Read More


Settlers Close to Deal To Leave Willingly

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Government representatives and representatives of residents of the Ulpana neighborhood reportedly are close to a deal under which the families would leave voluntarily.Read More


No Gays in Army, Says Israeli Lawmaker

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An Israeli lawmaker said in an interview that the Israel Defense Forces should stop enlisting homosexuals.Read More





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