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Jewish Leader Stokes Fear of Sarkozy Opponent

By JTA

Richard Prasquier, the president of the CRIF umbrella group of French Jewry, reiterated concerns that a Francois Hollande presidency would boost the anti-Israel left.Read More


Google Sued Over 'Jewish or Not?' Searches

By JTA

A French anti-discrimination group is taking Google to court for offering to search if celebrities are Jewish.Read More


Newsman Reports Bogus Disney Abduction Story

By JTA

An Israeli reporter was suspended after reporting on an unfounded story that an Israeli girl was briefly abducted at Disney World in Orlando.Read More


Delmon Young Suspended for Week Over Brawl

By JTA

Delmon Young, the Detroit Tigers outfielder who was arrested in New York for allegedly attacking a group of men and making anti-Semitic remarks, was suspended without pay for seven daysRead More


Abbas: 'I Choose Bibi as My Partner for Peace'

By Haaretz

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told the Tunisian parliament on Monday, “I choose you [Benjamin] Netanyahu as my partner for peace. With whom else can I make peace?”Read More


Olmert: U.S., Not Israel, Should Lead Iran Strike

By Haaretz

Israel could take part in a possible military strike on Iran, but should not lead it, former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told CNN on Monday, saying that military action should take place only as if all other efforts fail.Read More


Teacher Arrested After Holocaust Lesson Goes Awry

By JTA

A South Carolina teacher has been arrested on charges of assault and battery after trying to make a point during a lesson on the Holocaust.Read More


Kadima's Livni Resigns From the Knesset

By JTA

Former opposition leader Tzipi Livni resigned from Israel’s Knesset.Read More


Israel Ridicules U.N. Putting It on Abuser List

By JTA

Israel’s Foreign Ministry criticized as “absurd” the country’s inclusion on a list of countries that restricts the activities of human rights and advocacy groups.Read More


Bahrain Appoints Jewish Woman to Top Post

By JTA

The legislature in Bahrain has appointed a Jewish female parliamentarian to serve as deputy chairwoman of the foreign affairs, defense and national security committee.Read More





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