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Jewish Fraternity Investigated for Hazing

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Boston police launched a criminal investigation after finding five men bound together nearly naked in the basement of a Jewish fraternity house.Read More


Raymond Aubrac, 97, French Resistance Fighter, Dies

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Raymond Aubrac, a prominent figure of the French Resistance against the Nazis during World War II, has died.Read More


Mel Gibson, Joe Eszterhas Spar Over 'Maccabees' Movie

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Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas said in a letter to Mel Gibson that the actor and filmmaker “hates Jews” after Warner Bros. rejected Eszterhas’ screenplay for Gibson’s movie about Judah Maccabee.Read More


Israel Cannot Bar Fly-In Protesters: Lawyer

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Israel’s Interior Ministry has no authority to refuse entry to activists taking part in Sunday’s pro-Palestinian fly-in protest, a lawyer who represented activists detained in last year’s protest claims.Read More


Bibi Offers Abbas One-On-One Peace Talks

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will offer a Palestinian delegation to upgrade Mideast peace negotiations to direct talks, to be led by Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, a source in the Prime Minister’s Office said on Wednesday.Read More


Jewish Leaders Call for Pollard's Release

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Top U.S. Jewish organizations joined the call on President Obama to release Jonathan Pollard because of his reported illness.Read More


Mideast Quartet Slams Violent Settlers

By Haaretz

The Quartet for the Middle East is concerned over ongoing settler violence and incitement in the West Bank, a statement following ameeting of the group’s foreign ministers said on Wednesday, adding that negotiations, not settlement expansion, would solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Read More


Iran Promises New Proposals at Nuclear Talks

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Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator said his country was prepared to offer “new initiatives” at upcoming nuclear talks in Istanbul.Read More


Non-Orthodox Angry Over Hotel Discrimination

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Leaders of the Israeli Reform and Conservative movements sent a letter of complaint to the Israeli government charging that Israeli hotels discriminate against non-Orthodox Jews.Read More


Tunisia Leader Vows To Protect Country's' Jews

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On a visit to a synagogue that had been bombed 10 years ago, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki said Tunisia is committed to the security of its Jews and that they are equal citizens under the law.Read More





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