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Twitter Proves Mettle in Sandy, Despite Hoaxes

By Reuters

As Hurricane Sandy pounded the U.S. Atlantic coast on Monday night, millions of residents turned to Twitter as a part-newswire, part-911 hotline that hummed through the night even as some websites failed and swathes of Manhattan fell dark.Read More

South Africa's Ruling Party Calls for Israel Boycott


Leaders of South Africa’s ruling party declared their support for a boycott of Israel.Read More

Boy on Trial in Murder of Neo-Nazi Dad

By Reuters

A boy accused of murdering his neo-Nazi father when he was 10 years old went on trial in California on Tuesday, with prosecutors portraying the child as violent and troubled and a defense lawyer saying he acted to protect his family.Read More

Yair Lapid Calls for Return to Peace Talks

By Reuters

A TV personality-turned-politician whose centrist party could be a key player in Israel’s parliament after elections made a bid for right-wing voters on Tuesday with a call for Palestinians to accept some Israeli West Bank settlements.Read More

Jewish Pair Killed as Sandy Topples Tree

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Two Jewish 23-year-olds were killed in the midst of the hurricane on Monday night while walking their dog in Brooklyn.Read More

Sandy Strikes Heart of Jewish Community


The greater New York area, home to the largest population of Jews in North America, took a harsh hit from Hurricane Sanday as severe winds and flooding hit.Read More

Irish TV Personality Calls Israel 'Cancer'


A popular Irish broadcaster and columnist said he is not anti-Semitic, after calling Israel “the cancer in foreign affairs” during a broadcast.Read More

European Jews Worry About Ukraine Extremists


The head of the European Jewish Association has called on the Ukrainian government to ensure the safety of the country’s Jews in the wake of the election to parliament of an anti-Semitic party.Read More

Many Turned to Social Media as Sandy Struck


For many besieged by the wrath of Sandy in New York and elsewhere, social media outlets, especiallly Facebook and Twitter, became crucial lifelines.Read More

Iran Steps Back From Bomb: Ehud Barak

By Reuters

Iran has drawn back from its ambitions to build a nuclear weapon, Israel’s defence minister was quoted as saying on Tuesday, while warning that his country may still have to decide next year whether to launch a military strike against it.Read More

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